I Wonder Why This Ornament Didn't Sell

I Wonder Why This Ornament Didn't Sell

Josh sent us this photo of an ornament he found on the post-Christmas discount racks a few days ago. He notes, “Just goes to show you that typographic layout matters.”

Urban Expressions Craft Store Calls Customer A Whore

Urban Expressions Craft Store Calls Customer A Whore

The only thing crazier than people involved with wedding planning are people in the scrapbooking supply industry, it seems. Weddingbee reports that an online craft supply store called Urban Expressions (not to be confused with the handbag company) completely lost it when an angry customer wrote in asking why they had neither shipped the item she’d bought nor specified otherwise as promised. Their response makes us understand why they chose the name “Urban Expressions” for their store.

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

NY Governor and Former AG Apparently Quite Fond Of Whores

“I have acted in a way that violates my obligation to my family and violates my or any sense of right or wrong,” said Mr. Spitzer, who appeared with his wife Silda at his Manhattan office. “I apologize first and most importantly to my family. I apologize to the public to whom I promised better.”

ReviewMe Responds To Fraudulent Listing of Lifehacker, BoingBoing, MAKE…

Patrick Gavin of ReviewMe, the site caught selling reviews on Consumerist’s sister-site Lifehacker, as well as BoingBoing and MAKE, has responded via IM. In short, he claims that there was a loophole in the site that allowed people to submit sites that weren’t theirs…

ReviewMe.com Caught Selling "Product Reviews" On Lifehacker, BoingBoing

ReviewMe.com Caught Selling "Product Reviews" On Lifehacker, BoingBoing

UPDATE: ReviewMe Responds To Fraudulent Listing of Lifehacker, BoingBoing, MAKE…

Maxim Film Critic Changes Quote for CBS and Miramax

Maxim Film Critic Changes Quote for CBS and Miramax

Non-whore Arizona Daily Star film critic and friend of the blog, Phil Villarreal, points us to a Variety article exposing Maxim film critic Pete Hammond for allowing CBS to alter the content of his blurb for the Miramax film Hannibal in the name of “family” entertainment. From Philmguy:

Maxim’s Pete Hammond embarrassed himself and all other film critics by playing along with the Weinstein Company’s finagling over a TV commercial quote blurb. According to a story in the Daily Variety, the studio planned on using Hammond’s quote “the most terrifying thriller of the new year.”