Enraged At Wrong Sauce, Customers Attacked Dip-Hurling Pretzel Stand Worker

Enraged At Wrong Sauce, Customers Attacked Dip-Hurling Pretzel Stand Worker

It’s every snack lover’s nightmare: you get your pretzel, dip it in the provided dipping sauce, and discover that the idiot behind the counter at Auntie Anne’s pretzels gave you the wrong sauce. Only they wouldn’t replace it for free because the snackers had already used the offending sauce. [More]

Do Not Throw Unwanted Water Refills On Your Red Lobster Waitress

Do Not Throw Unwanted Water Refills On Your Red Lobster Waitress

There are many ways to tell the restaurant employee who is currently serving your table that you are satisfied with your present quantity of ice water and would not care for a refill. “I don’t need any water, thanks,” you could say when they approach with pitcher in hand. You could shake your head “no” at them if your mouth is crammed full of breaded shrimp. In an informal establishment, you could put a paper napkin on top of your glass. We do not recommend that you follow the lead of three Illinois women, who were charged with attacking their Red Lobster waitress. A witness told the media that the trio expressed their displeasure at too-frequent refills by tossing their ice water on their waitress, then striking her with their hands. And their menus. [More]

Drink Wilkins Coffee Or These Muppets Will Hurt You

Drink Wilkins Coffee Or These Muppets Will Hurt You

In 1957, Starbuck was a literary character, and instant and percolator coffee reigned supreme. Television advertising was then a new medium and sort of uncharted territory. One regional coffee company, Wilkins, hired a promising young puppeteer named Jim Henson to produce more than 150 short ads to air in the Washington, D.C. market. How do you get a marketing message across in eight seconds? The threat of violence. [More]

Game-Hating Group Says 19 Percent Of Kids Can Buy M-Rated Titles

Game-Hating Group Says 19 Percent Of Kids Can Buy M-Rated Titles

Striking a blow against the validity of the self-regulatory practices of the video game industry, the Parents Television Council conducted a survey that found 19 percent of kids could buy Mature-rated games at retailers. [More]

10 Times Movie Violence Wasn't Restricted To The Screen

10 Times Movie Violence Wasn't Restricted To The Screen

Movie theaters aren’t always the safest of places. People bump into one another, sit a little too close, kick seats, check cell phones too often and folks tend to get irritable. On the heels of a stabbing at Comic-Con International in San Diego last week, Ranker put together a list of the 10 most violent movie theater attacks. [More]

Don't Buy Your Crack With Monopoly Money

Don't Buy Your Crack With Monopoly Money

If there’s one thing every crack dealer hates, it’s being paid in Monopoly money. A 33-year-old man in Wichita, KS, was pulled over by officers last week and found bleeding from the head. He told police he’d just been tricked by his angry crack dealer into coming over to his house, whereupon the dealer pistol whipped his face. According to the police report, the victim told them that “a couple of weeks ago he bought several hundred dollars of crack-cocaine with Monopoly money and now the dealer was ready for pay back.” [More]

Man Complains About Cellphone Talker At Movie Theater, Gets
Stabbed In Neck With Meat Thermometer

Man Complains About Cellphone Talker At Movie Theater, Gets Stabbed In Neck With Meat Thermometer

This might make you think twice about asking someone to shush the next time you’re at the movies. According to police, a man in Lancaster, CA, recently made such a request to some fellow moviegoers, who retaliated by stabbing him in the neck… With a meat thermometer. [More]

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

Pre-Schooler Mistakes Gun For Game Controller, Kills Self

The Tennesseean reports a 3-year-old girl accidentally shot herself to death using a gun that resembled a video game controller after playing the Wii. From the newspaper’s story: [More]

Rent-A-Center Settles With Washington Attorney General Over
Customer Abuse Claims

Rent-A-Center Settles With Washington Attorney General Over Customer Abuse Claims

Rent-A-Center, the furniture/appliance rent-to-own company (“For When You Want to Piss Away Your Paycheck!”), has settled with the Washington Attorney General’s Office over charges that its employees harassed customers who were late on payments. Last year, the company’s employees in Washington were accused of trying to kick in one customer’s door and threatening another one with jail, among other things. [More]

Your iPhone Comes From A Towering Fortress Of Secrecy And Paranoia

Your iPhone Comes From A Towering Fortress Of Secrecy And Paranoia

You know that your iPhone was made in China, but do you really know where it came from? Reuters recently looked inside the mainland China factories of Taiwanese electronics giant Foxconn–manufacturer of many of Apple’s best-known devices, including the iPhone. Or just parts of them, since Apple is known for having different parts of a device made in by different companies entirely in order to protect proprietary information. [More]

Just The Violence From The Super Bowl Commercials

Just The Violence From The Super Bowl Commercials

A very smart person has cut out everything except the violence from the Super Bowl commercials. This way you can see Tim Tebow tackle his mom without worrying about boring controversy. [More]

More Footage Of The McDonald's Water Thrower

More Footage Of The McDonald's Water Thrower

Last week I posted a clip of an angry McDonald’s customer throwing water at the cashiers. Here’s a new clip of her tirade–sort of a greatest hits compilation. It turns out it wasn’t mop water, so that’s a plus, but she did manage to push all three registers off the counter.
 
“Caught on Tape: Women Goes Apeshit at McDonald’s Over Bad Hamburger” [True Crime Report]

Here's A Walmart Perp Walk In Action

Here's A Walmart Perp Walk In Action

Maybe attacking, restraining, and physically marching off suspected shoplifters is the new “Stop, thief!” for Walmart employees. Here’s video footage of an actual event that happened in a New Jersey Walmart last Friday, shot by our own GitEmSteveDave. [More]

Customer Punches Elderly Walmart Greeter In The Face

Customer Punches Elderly Walmart Greeter In The Face

It seems that a Pennsylvania man really, really didn’t want to show his receipt at Walmart. So, allegedly, he punched the 72-year-old greeter in the face. Now, the greeter is severely injured and hospitalized, with half of the bones in his face broken. [More]

Black Friday Shopping Mayhem Roundup

Black Friday Shopping Mayhem Roundup

For some reason, Walmart and Toys R Us stores were the focal points of this year’s Black Friday mayhem nationwide. Perhaps because the chains offer both toys for children and toys for adults–electronic ones, at least. Fights and other oddities broke out here and there nationwide. However, shoppers and store employees survived the day with no deaths, major injuries, or significant property damage. [More]

Reader Says He Was Tackled At Walmart For Not Showing Receipt

Reader Says He Was Tackled At Walmart For Not Showing Receipt

Robby didn’t feel like showing his receipt to the Walmart receipt checker, and when the guy came after him, Robby ignored him. That’s when other shoppers started closing in on him, and why he started running.

Play Doh Ads Make Crying Out For Help Fun

Play Doh Ads Make Crying Out For Help Fun

These Play Doh ads from Singapore don’t seem to be aimed at kids. Then again, the message “safe no matter what you make” seems to be aimed directly at parents of kids who play with Play Doh, which leads us back to our initial thought, which is wtf kind of kid requiring parental supervision is shaping eerily realistic looking bottles of pills and razor blades for fun? Play Doh, the fun sad toy that tastes like tears!

Verizon Sued After Tech Punches Customer In The Face

Verizon Sued After Tech Punches Customer In The Face

According to a lawsuit filed by a Verizon customer in Queens, NY — the tech the company sent out wasn’t quite as affable as the ones in the commercials. Instead of fixing the customer’s problem — the tech allegedly punched him in the face.