Is It Too Soon For A Novelty Titanic Tea Infuser?

Is It Too Soon For A Novelty Titanic Tea Infuser?

As we learned when Spaghetti-Os sent a tweet commemorating the anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor with a flag-waving noodle, some people take offense to the commercialization of tragedies that maybe their grandparents might remember. How soon is too soon to commercialize a tragedy? Does that extend to the tragedies of our great-grandparents’ time, too? [More]

Nope, It’s Still Too Soon To Use Pearl Harbor To Sell Booze And SpaghettiOs

Nope, It’s Still Too Soon To Use Pearl Harbor To Sell Booze And SpaghettiOs

When has enough time passed to turn a tragedy into just another day on the calendar to sell drink specials? Some marketers thought that the 72 years that have elapsed since December 7, 1941 was enough time that it’s OK to mention the anniversary in their marketing. One mention was pretty innocuous, the other…not as much. [More]

Verizon CFO Probably Wasn't Supposed To Say That Thing About Killing Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

Verizon CFO Probably Wasn't Supposed To Say That Thing About Killing Grandfathered Unlimited Plans

Yesterday, the CFO of Verizon Wireless kicked the hornet’s nest that is the Internet by unofficially announcing that VZW would be killing off currently grandfathered unlimited data plans as customers made the shift from 3G to 4G LTE. Judging by the company’s response since then, he probably wasn’t supposed to let that particular cat out of the bag just yet. [More]

Gettysburg Gift Shop Decides Against John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads

Gettysburg Gift Shop Decides Against John Wilkes Booth Bobbleheads

Doesn’t matter if it’s a silly bobblehead doll, it seems some might find it odd to buy a figurine of the man who assassinated President Abraham Lincoln. The Gettysburg National Military Park visitors’ center removed the John Wilkes Booth bobblehead from its shelves recently, after a reporter asked about them. [More]

Credit Union Decides To Clear Out Foreclosed Home Five Days Early

Credit Union Decides To Clear Out Foreclosed Home Five Days Early

An Oregon woman who had recently moved out of her foreclosed home had been told by her credit union that she had until this Friday to clear her remaining property out of the home. But that didn’t stop the lender from sending out a moving company this past weekend to take her stuff away anyway. [More]

Appeals Court: Feds Rushed To Roll Out Controversial TSA Scanners

Appeals Court: Feds Rushed To Roll Out Controversial TSA Scanners

An appeals court panel in Washington, D.C., ruled today that the government jumped the gun by not seeking public feedback before rolling out airport scanners that see through travelers’ clothes. Unfortunately for those opposed to these devices, the scanners are not going anywhere. [More]

Gilbert Gottfried Loses Aflac Duck Gig Because He Thinks The Japan Tsunami Is Hilarious

Gilbert Gottfried Loses Aflac Duck Gig Because He Thinks The Japan Tsunami Is Hilarious

After several years of squawking about supplemental insurance in TV commercials, loud actor Gilbert Gottfried is without his cushy job as the Aflac duck. Why, you ask? Because he decided that it was time to crack wise on Twitter about the ongoing earthquake/tsunami catastrophe in Japan. [More]

David Spade Justifies His Creepy Chris Farley DirecTV Ad

David Spade Justifies His Creepy Chris Farley DirecTV Ad

It was never in question whether David Spade or Chris Farley’s family approved of this disturbing, Tommy Boy-based DirecTV ad, but just to put a fine point on things, Spade has come out to defend his choice in making the ill-advised tribute to his departed pal.

DirecTV Resurrects Chris Farley In Questionable Ad

DirecTV Resurrects Chris Farley In Questionable Ad

Is anyone else skeeved out over the DirecTV ad? Based on the movie Tommy Boy, in which Chris Farley — who died in 1997 due to a drug overdose and heart complications — the spot shows Farley doing his famed Fat Guy in a Little Coat Dance as co-star David Spade re-dubs his character’s dialogue.