That's going to make a mess... 
(Karen_Chappell)

Life’s Messy: Tips For Cleaning Wine, Chocolate And Other Sticky Situations

Messes come in all shapes, sizes, and levels of stickiness. They can put a damper on a good dinner party when someone spills on your heirloom tablecloth. They can up the level of frustration you’re experiencing while potty-training your new puppy. Messes are, well, messy, but they don’t have to be permanent. [More]

J. Crew Replaces Dress Stained In Kindergarten Marker Mishap

J. Crew Replaces Dress Stained In Kindergarten Marker Mishap

Some of the stories of good customer service that we post are simply tales of good customer service executed by competent employees. These deserve praise, but don’t compare to true “Above and Beyond” consumer experiences. That’s what Jeremy’s family experienced from J. Crew after a terrible fate befell their daughter’s new dress (not pictured.) They called the store to see whether the dress was in stock so they could buy a replacement. Instead, J. Crew stunned the family by exchanging the damaged dress for a new one at no charge. [More]

Suspicious Stain Removal Advice Sought From Home Depot

Suspicious Stain Removal Advice Sought From Home Depot

Sure, there’s probably a perfectly innocuous explanation why a woman called the Home Depot in Jacksonville, Illinois and asked how to remove a large quantity of blood from her carpets. But that doesn’t stop people’s imaginations from running wild, and didn’t stop the employee who took the call from alerting the police.

Aunt Millie's Searing Sword Of Schmutz Is Really Just "Food Grade Oil"

Aunt Millie's Searing Sword Of Schmutz Is Really Just "Food Grade Oil"

Christina sent us an update on her schmutzy bread loaf. According to Aunt Millie’s, the mystery gunk adorning the Seeded Italian Bread is “food grade oil.” Mmmmm!

Searing Sword Of Schmutz Taints Aunt Millie's Bread Loaf

Searing Sword Of Schmutz Taints Aunt Millie's Bread Loaf

UPDATE: Aunt Millie’s Searing Sword Of Schmutz Is Really Just “Food Grade Oil”

Tide: Good For Removing Feces Stains

Tide: Good For Removing Feces Stains

One of the many uses for Tide is feces stains, so the company decided to open up the discussion by starting a whole thread devoted to their removal. Sprinkled in and amongst the legitimate feces stain removal company area a few suspect comments, like “im david michler. i had feces all over myslef the other day and this tide works great! i dont know how i got it on me but when i woke up 3 guys ran out my room. and it was all over my shirt and pants. i used tide about 3 days after the incident and it got it out with very little stains left over. thank you tide. i love you.” Then there’s “Josie” who says that until Tide came along, she used to take his soiled underwear back to Walmart for a refund, and “tammy ampersand” who warns against using Mountain Fresh for douching, “as it attracts birds.” No doubt sociologists will some day come up with a technical term for this juvenile online behavior, which has been seen in the past in the Amazon product reviews for the “Oozinator” toy gun, and milk. My only disappointment is that the related thread, “Big Game Stains and Solutions” had nothing in there about getting elk blood out. The sure-to-be-soon deleted message board posts, inside…

How To Remove Watermarks From Wood

How To Remove Watermarks From Wood

Place a cotton cloth directly over the stain and with a dry iron (NO STEAM!) press down for several seconds on the cloth. Remove and check the stain. Keep doing until the watermarks are completely gone. It could take a minute or two to get the stain out completely.

Yes! We are going to try this. Wish us luck.—MEGHANN MARCO

Greasy MacBooks Have Venereal Disease

Greasy MacBooks Have Venereal Disease

What do these things have in common? The thighs of a cheap harlot. The armpit stains saturating a large Italian man’s undershirt. The Cheetos-dusted palms of a role-playing gamer. A used piece of toilet paper. A three-week old Macbook.