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“Get what’s yours!” Demented, explosion-filled ad for injury lawyer

Pittsburgh is home to Berger and Green, a law firm specializing in injury cases. Its recent television advertisements are tasteful, white-backgrounded affairs. As you can see here, this was not always the case. Larry Green is angry because you have not received all the money the law allows.

Craig Cunningham Has a Simple Solution for Getting Bill Collectors Off His Back. He Sues Them.

Craig Cunningham Has a Simple Solution for Getting Bill Collectors Off His Back. He Sues Them.

Craig Cunningham has made $20,000 from 18 lawsuits he's filed against debt collectors for violating the Fair Debt Collection Practices Act (FDCPA). In fact, it's something a part-time job/hobby for him. To ensnare his first FDCPA-violating collector, with voice recorder running, he called back the number they left on his answering machine, and [...]

Pennsylvania State Troopers with a drawn assault rifle, bracket a terrified driver during a roadblock set up near Pittsburgh

Pennsylvania State Troopers with a drawn assault rifle, bracket a terrified driver during a roadblock set up near Pittsburgh

We will not recognize as it rises. It will wear no black shirts here. It will probably have no marching songs. It will rise out of a congealing of a group of elements that exist here and that are the essential components of Fascism.... It will be at first decorous, humane, glowing with homely American sentiment. But a dictatorship cannot [...]

Guatemalan lawyer hires hitman to kill himself and frame president

"If you are watching this message it is because I have been murdered by (Guatemalan president) Alvaro Colom..," says Rodrigo Rosenberg, a Guatemala City lawyer, in the video above. But now, in an incredibly twist, there is apparently evidence that Rosenberg wasn't actually murdered by Colom. Rather, he was allegedly killed by a hitman that he [...]

Carrying condoms could get you arrested

Carrying condoms could get you arrested

Jaclyn Friedman has a good post up at Amplify about an initiative in D.C. that could literally get you arrested for prostitution charges if you're caught carrying three or more condoms with you. In short, D.C. police are using their "Prostitution Free Zone" law to go as far as arresting women for carrying condoms in their purse. This is happening [...]

NYC offers a guidebook for heroin users

NYC offers a guidebook for heroin users

A New York City-funded guidebook for heroin users (.PDF) is offering information on how to prepare drugs carefully and how to care for veins to avoid infection. But the state's top official with the Drug Enforcement Administration called it a "step-by-step instruction on how to inject a poison." DEA Special Agent-In-Charge John Gilbride says [...]

James Cameron’s Pocohontas… errrr… Avatar

James Cameron’s Pocohontas… errrr… Avatar

I loved the movie just purely for the IMAX 3D experience, but seriously, "unobtainium?" I mean, come on.

Chart compares price of inkjet ink to other liquids

Chart compares price of inkjet ink to other liquids

ReflectionOf.Me posted a graph that shows how much HP printer ink costs compared to human blood, vodka, crude oil and other precious liquids. Lets skip the obvious intentions and instead curry the most outlandish counterarguments possible. As a FORMER inkjet user, I CLEARLY understood the point of this graph: Print 40-80 pages, spend $45 on a [...]

Hamburger, or $115 seafood platter? How restaurants use marketing psychology to make the sale.

Hamburger, or $115 seafood platter? How restaurants use marketing psychology to make the sale.

New York magazine breaks down the menu at Balthazar, with help from author William Poundstone, to show you how tricks of typography make a difference in what you choose to eat (and pay for). Columns Are Killers According to Brandon O'Dell, one of the consultants Poundstone quotes in Priceless, it's a big mistake to list prices in a straight [...]

Prisoner excapes prison, creates Facebook account

Prisoner excapes prison, creates Facebook account

Craig "Lazie" Lynch vanished from Hollesley Bay Prison in Suffolk in September this year close to the end of a seven-year sentence for aggravated burglary. Instead of hiding away from police Lynch has set up a Facebook account complete with a photograph sticking his middle finger up and boasts about eating 12lb steaks and his home being so warm it [...]

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Spite Houses

Spite Houses

I somehow ended up reading about spite houses (homes built specifically to piss off a neighbor) this evening, which I had never heard of before. Flickr has several when you search the tags, including the sad story behind this house in Connecticut. (more…)

Man loses bet, allows rednecks to shoot up his TV

Wayne bet his friends that the Redskins would beat the Saints. Clearly unfamiliar with football, he lost. The result is this video, which is basically how Northeasterners and Europeans imagine the rest of America to be. Who dat, indeed. (more…)

Rockit Fuel

Rockit Fuel

It is just guarana, glucose, and orange flavor. I guess it's big in the UK and recently some guys bought US distribution rights. Although, I do have a feeling the FDA will get their panties in a bundle when they catch wind of this; And I would love to see a commercial for this stuff. Parent reactions would be epic. (more…)

Florida State Offensive Lineman sits still while play goes on

Looks like a real-life Madden glitch!

Prostitutes on Google Street View

Prostitutes on Google Street View

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American Airlines Fires Designer Who Reached Out To Disgruntled Customer

American Airlines Fires Designer Who Reached Out To Disgruntled Customer

A few years back, I remember seeing a fascinating study that showed that how a company responds to a problem or a mistake is more important to customer loyalty than not making any mistakes at all. That is, customers felt more loyal to companies that screwed up, but handled it well, than companies that never screw up at all. If you think about [...]

How big is Antarctica?

How big is Antarctica?

Do you have a mental picture? No? Well, here it is, courtesy NASA. (more…)

“Happy Splasher” could face charges for driving through puddle to drench kids

“Happy Splasher” could face charges for driving through puddle to drench kids

A followup from yesterday's post... A 29-year-old British woman may face charges for driving into a puddle and splashing kids waiting for a bus. She says the kids asked her to splash them. Callard has claimed the children asked to be splashed and would not have done it otherwise.She told the Daily Mail: "The fun factor is mostly gone from life [...]

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