Microsoft has resisted the urge to get upset over smart people playing with their new toy in a way they hadn’t intended, says the NYT.
Hannah tells Consumerist received an unexpected present over the holidays: a brown plastic shard inside the Godiva chocolate she was eating. She contacted Godiva, and after the company checked out the incident, she received a box in the mail that contained four times as much chocolate as she had originally purchased. It’s paying it forward, but with more calories. Lots and lots of calories.
Remember Nathanial? Microsoft’s repair center senseless erased the valuable signatures and cool artwork he had painstakingly collected on his XBox 360. When Bungie, the maker of Halo, saw what happened, they wanted to help—even though they had nothing to do with the calamity. They decided to ship Nathanial an awesome swag bag stuffed with signature-adorned freebies.
Hey, what do you know. It turns out that some people do actually like fruitcake. No, we’re serious. Anyway, a reader sent us a link to her friend’s fruitcake blog. Yes, someone has been tasting and writing about fruitcakes since the summer. Why would anyone do this? I’m sure she has her reasons, and I’m sure you can read about them on her blog. Personally, we hate even the smell of fruitcakes, but to each her own.—MEGHANN MARCO (Thanks, Nancy!)