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You Could Be The Person Who Builds Sarcasm Detection Software For The Secret Service… No, Really

You might want to sit down because we’ve come across a bit of shocking news: It seems the United States Secret Service needs help understanding sarcasm in social media. I know, we’re all shocked as well. But as laid out in a request for proposal from the agency, it’s looking for someone to build sarcasm detection software. Or as I shall call it, SSSS (Secret Service Sarcasm Software). [More]

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Police: RadioShack Worker Punched Customer For Being Sarcastic

We get it — sarcasm flows from your lips like it’s your mother tongue. But not everyone is appreciative of such a tone — crazy, I know. See, that was sarcasm, used in the right setting. The wrong setting was apparently a RadioShack for one customer, who told police a worker walloped him for being sarcastic. [More]

Chevron Calls Out Pranksters Who Put Up Fake Site (Update:
It Was All A Hoax)

Chevron Calls Out Pranksters Who Put Up Fake Site (Update: It Was All A Hoax)

UPDATE: This post was based on a hoax perpetrated by the corporate pranksters/filmmakers the Yes Men, who put out a fake press release under the Chevron name. The quote attributed to Chevron in the post came from the fake release. Thanks to Sara for pointing this out. [More]

8 Ways To Make Sure Your Complaint Letter Will Be Ignored

8 Ways To Make Sure Your Complaint Letter Will Be Ignored

You’re mad, you’re annoyed, or you’ve been ripped off. So you decide to take action, and open up your word processor or e-mail client to write a complaint letter. But that doesn’t mean you actually want anyone to take you seriously, or to help you. Follow these tips to make sure your complaint goes nowhere near anyone in power. [More]

Lawsuit: Comcast Leaked Customer's Banking Info After She Sent Check For "My Right Arm"

Lawsuit: Comcast Leaked Customer's Banking Info After She Sent Check For "My Right Arm"

A woman who sent a sarcastic payment to the “Comcast Vampires” for “My Right Arm” is suing because she says Comcast employees posted a copy of her unredacted check on the internet. She says she was alerted to the security breach by a stranger from Colorado who received the check in an email that said: “This is too funny not to pass on. This is an actual payment we received via yesterdays mail.”