Christian went on a trip to IKEA with his buddies and began to imagine, as many have upon seeing the different “sets” around the store recreating rooms in a house fully furnished by IKEA furniture, what would it be like if you actually lived inside the IKEA store? Since he’s a really good photographer, he and his pals then staged a series of delightful photos bringing this concept to life. Very fun way of bringing IKEA’s marketing metaphor to its literal conclusion. It also reminds me of this short sitcom about a family that lives in IKEA that came out last year.
Mr. Tom Hanks, voice of Woody in Toy Story 3 just posted this picture of himself in a Kmart, dressed up like he works there, holding a Woody doll. He’s apparently filming a movie called Larry Crowne in which he plays someone who works retail. We can’t help but be a little saddened that this isn’t real. Why can’t Tom Hanks work at Kmart? Why? Why? Why?
We expected this to be a lawsuit story, but its more like a marketing story. The Dallas, TX based sandwich chain “Which Wich” is naming a sandwich after Mr. Chad Ettmueller, a customer who experienced lockjaw after trying to take a bite of a really big sandwich called a “Wicked.”
A mouse snuck into an ATM at a gas station in eastern Oregon and made what had to have been an adorable little home out of sixteen $20 bills. Nobody knows how Scrooge McMouse got into the ATM, but after giving the station attendant a good scare, he was fished out of his money pit and set free.
Congratulations! Your dog is rich! Oh wait, no. It’s a scam. Meet Bruce Gadansky of the Louisville BBB. He got an email from some internet scammers and decided to reply — as his dog. The email was from a “company” looking for help cashing a check.
Bad Consumer Smith finally paid off her American Express Optima card after 14 years, but couldn’t believe that Amex tacked on a $0.19 finance charge to her last bill. Smith summoned her lesser angels to work out a fitting response. Here’s what she came up with:
I sent AmEx two checks for a penny each, one for two cents, two for three cents, one for four cents, and one for a nickel.
Reader B writes:My friend, a massage therapist, had this forwarded to him by a client. The kid in the video is her great-nephew. According to my friend, “it’s hilarious that the only thing you can clearly make out is him saying “bullshit””.
Conventional wisdom dictates that a tightwad wouldn’t buy a piggy bank in the first place, but never mind that. The style hive blog has put together a collection of the top 5 most popular chic piggy banks and we just love them. They’re so cute! Who says saving your pennies can’t be fashionable? Or fun?—MEGHANN MARCO