The Pasta Crapresse At This Restaurant Is Surprisingly Tasty

The Pasta Crapresse At This Restaurant Is Surprisingly Tasty

Don’t let the menu at this New York state restaurant fool you — the pasta crapresse does not live up to its name. [More]

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Because Of A Typo And A Parking Scofflaw, I Can’t Go To Washington D.C. Anymore

Reader Cliff doesn’t have $17,000 worth of erroneous toll violations like the motorist whose story we shared yesterday, but he does have a lot of parking tickets, and they aren’t his. [More]

Verizon Math Returns, Songs Shrink In Size When Uploaded – Or Do They?

Verizon Math Returns, Songs Shrink In Size When Uploaded – Or Do They?

Reader Rod noticed something interesting as he shopped around to compare Internet service providers. Verizon provided a helpful chart that explains to customers how long they could expect an upload or download to take for many mundane things: movies, songs, and photos. He points out that the problem is, the songs magically become half as large when they’re uploaded. Or do they? [More]

My Dad's Neighbor Ate His Delicious Birthday Steaks, Omaha Steaks Fixes My Error

My Dad's Neighbor Ate His Delicious Birthday Steaks, Omaha Steaks Fixes My Error

Kara is a totally great daughter, which is why she sent her dad a box of Omaha Steaks for his last birthday. She isn’t as great at typing in his address, though, and the box had been delivered to a neighbor’s house. This neighbor quietly signed for and ate $70 worth of gift meats. While the good news is that Omaha Steaks went above and beyond, correcting Kara’s error and sending replacements, this still means that her dad has to live next to some jerk who ate his birthday present. Maybe this neighbor will invite him over for an incredibly awkward barbecue. [More]

Vicks Accidentally Says It's Been Around For 1,000 Years

Vicks Accidentally Says It's Been Around For 1,000 Years

A typo on the Vicks website makes it look as if Vicks is saying it’s been around for 1,000+ years. Yes, indeed, perhaps what really ended the Dark Ages was the discovery of Vaporub. With it, William the Conqueror’s congestion and coughing from hanging out in musty castles could be relieved and he could get on with the business of invading England and establishing a more unified and stable feudal system of governance. [More]

Phone Number On Chad Ochocinco's Cereal Box Is Actually Sex Line

Phone Number On Chad Ochocinco's Cereal Box Is Actually Sex Line

We love football player/reality star/social media whore Chad Ochocinco (nee Johnson), even if he plays for he Bengals. In fact, we’d buy his Ochocinco’s cereal if it were available here in NYC. Alas, it’s not… And now it’s being taken off shelves at grocery stores in Ohio because a phone number intended to push people to a kids charity actually belongs to a phone sex line. [More]

VIDEO: Unusual Selloff 30 Min Ahead Of Crash?

VIDEO: Unusual Selloff 30 Min Ahead Of Crash?

Might there be more to last week’s crash than a “fat fingered” trade, or someone mistakenly entering a “billion” instead of a “million?” An online stock trader has a video showing an unusual spike in trading volume, followed by a very quick sell-off, by funds at large investment firms BlackRock and Vanguard and some other funds 30 to 15 minutes before the big crash. Prescience? Watch the video, check the logs, and decide for yourself. [More]

Stock Market Typo/Robot Apocalypse Still Being Investigated

Stock Market Typo/Robot Apocalypse Still Being Investigated

Treasury Secretary Tim Geithner will meet with federal regulators and top officials from the NYSE and other exchanges to dicuss whatever the hell happened last Thursday that caused the stock market to completely freak out. [More]

Hoover Can't Decide What Information It Wants From Customers

Hoover Can't Decide What Information It Wants From Customers

Billy sent us this excerpt from the registration card for his new Hoover vacuum cleaner. Pick a side, Hoover. [More]

Should Rob Complain About His Bad Kroger Pharmacy Experience?

Should Rob Complain About His Bad Kroger Pharmacy Experience?

Rob’s local Kroger pharmacy screwed up the prescription on his kid’s TamiFlu. Rob caught the error before any harm was done, and he’s not the confrontational type. In fact, he’s wondering whether he should just drop the whole matter. Here’s your chance to convince him otherwise. [More]

Quick, Grab This $10 HDTV Before It's— Oh Never Mind

Quick, Grab This $10 HDTV Before It's— Oh Never Mind

It looks like Best Buy‘s servers decided to call in sick this morning—Casey writes, “This was on their site this morning for about 45 minutes before they corrected the ad.” We have a feeling Best Buy isn’t going to pull a neat “just keep it, our bad” maneuver like ThinkGeek, however.

Dell Offers You $310,000 – What Credit Crunch?

Travis is well aware that there’s a credit crunch on. That’s why he was surprised when, according to a mailing he received, Dell decided to increase his credit line. Not by a little, either. They increased it from $2,500 to $310,000. Wha? How does that happen? He’s just a regular consumer. Does anyone who isn’t an IT professional need a $310,000 Dell credit line?

Capital One $5,000 Credit Card Customer Bailout Is Just A Typo

Capital One $5,000 Credit Card Customer Bailout Is Just A Typo

What’s in Lori’s wallet? Not $5,000. She received a letter from Capital One, telling her that since it was her anniversary date with the card company, she had earned a $5,000 bonus, to be credited to her account. Really? It must be true. Capital One wouldn’t send a letter like that out by mistake, now would they?

Bealls Florida Says Amazon Confused Listings On 12 Piece Dinnerware Mini-Fiasco

Bealls Florida Says Amazon Confused Listings On 12 Piece Dinnerware Mini-Fiasco

It took a while, but Bealls Florida has sent us their official explanation for why people who thought they were buying 12 plates through an Amazon sale received just 1 earlier this month.

Amazon 12 Plate Set Looks A Lot Like 1 Plate

Amazon 12 Plate Set Looks A Lot Like 1 Plate

Here’s an update from Bealls Florida.

Breaking Out In Song Is Now An Acceptable Way To Authorize Visa Purchases

Breaking Out In Song Is Now An Acceptable Way To Authorize Visa Purchases

Visa has revealed a darling new feature that will let consumers authorize debit transactions via song. It’s all part of Visa’s revised but always-exciting operating regulation 6.2.A.7.b, which now lets you “choose to sing to authorize a debit transaction.” Don’t worry if the merchant gives you an awkward look, they’re just sheepish about their cruddy singing skills. Sing louder to encourage them to join in the transaction-approving fun! (Thanks to Barbara!)

Gold Medal Travel Demands $200 To Correct Typo, Won't Issue Ticket Otherwise

Gold Medal Travel Demands $200 To Correct Typo, Won't Issue Ticket Otherwise

Gold Medal Travel, a UK-based travel agency, is holding a woman’s ticket hostage. Even though Northwest airlines says the ticket will be fine and they have no policy like what Gold Medal claims, Gold Medal says the ticket will be forfeited if the woman doesn’t give them an extra $200 to correct a…

Spelling Bee Champ Lands Lucrative Walmart Sign Making Job

Spelling Bee Champ Lands Lucrative Walmart Sign Making Job

Besides the obvious misspelling, it seems now that Walmart considers a measuring cup a “gadget.” Ooh, look at these fancy graduated lines! Futuristic. Someone send Gizmodo a press release.