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I’ve more than once posted funny police business.  Here is a story from here in Northern Colorado where a woman called 911 because she thought someone stole her TV remote control.  From the article:

It happened on July 27, when the woman – who doesn’t want to be identified – told police she thought she’d been burglarized. The missing item? Just one: her remote control.

Read the article.

Nice news content

Posted in Funnyon Jun 12, 2011

Either the FBI redacted this article, or someone didn’t write it well.

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Bean sprouts

Posted in Funnyon May 31, 2011

The other day we were making some stir fry, and I really wanted some bean sprouts in it.  I went to the store, and I bought this (notice the “Quality Guaranteed” notice under the Kroger logo):

When I got home and opened up the can, I found this (repackaged into a zip lock bag for photography):

I think what happened is they packaged their canned stir fry mix with a bean sprouts label.

So today I called the customer hotline 800 number on the back of the can.  I pressed ‘4’ or whatever it was to talk with a Kroger representative about quality problems, and I waited on hold for nearly 20 minutes.  Being on hold for 20 minutes while representatives help other customers was a little alarming–how many product quality problems does Kroger have? Finally after talking with a representative who offered the only apology of: “Thats a shame,” I was offered a $2 refund, which was hardly compensation considering that I made a special trip to the store to buy the buck-fifty can in the first place.

With or without the bean sprouts, the stir fry was indeed awesome,  thanks to the awesome sauce.

Subaru heres you

Posted in Funnyon Jan 20, 2011

Posting yet another big-company spelling error, I got a customer survey request from Subaru the other day. They need to check the difference between “here” and “hear” as evident in the email subject, “Subaru wants to here from you”. Here is a screenshot:

Boost Mobile is comming

Posted in Funnyon Jan 20, 2011

I’ve decided to post examples of big companies misspelling things. My first example comes from Boost Mobile, a pre-paid cell phone company that I’ve blogged about before. I found this on one of their customer feedback sites. Check the spelling of “comming.”

Nephi’s Merit Badges

Posted in Funny, Religionon Dec 2, 2010

I recently looked through 1 Nephi and 2 Nephi in the Book of Mormon and found many references to many of the Boy Scout Merit Badges. Here is a quick list:

  • American Heritage, 2 Nephi 1:5 : Having arrived in ancient America, Nephi created American Heritage
  • American Labor, 2 Nephi 5:17 : The Nephites worked and labored upon arriving in America
  • Animal Science, 1 Nephi 18:25 : Discovery of many beasts in America
  • Archery, 1 Nephi 16:23 – Nephi makes a bow
  • Architecture, 2 Nephi 5:15 : Building of buildings
  • Backpacking, 1 Nephi 16:13 : Travel through wilderness
  • Camping, 1 Nephi 2:15 : Tent dwelling
  • Citizenship in the World, 1 Nephi 5:18 : Gathered brass plates that they may go forth to all nations
  • Coin collecting, 1 Nephi 3:15 : Nephi gathered his families precious items, presumably including a collection of coins, to trade for the brass plates
  • Communications, 1 Nephi 4:23 : Negotiations for the brass plates
  • Crime Prevention, 1 Nephi 7:16-17 : Nephi’s brothers were going to kill him, but he prevented their crime by praying
  • Family Life, 1 Nephi 16:7 : Nephi gets married
  • Fire Safety, 1 Nephi 17:13 : The Lord made their meat sweet, so they did not need to create fire while traveling across the wilderness.  Safest fire is no fire.
  • Gardening, 2 Nephi 5:11 : Nephites sowed seed
  • Genealogy, 1 Nephi 3:3 : The brass plates contained Nephi’s genealogy.
  • Geology, 1 Nephi 12:4 : Nephi heard earthquakes and saw mountains tumbling in a dream.
  • Journalism, 1 Nephi 1:2 : Nephi keeps a record
  • Metalwork, 1 Nephi 12:16 : Nephi made tools from metal to build a boat
  • Oceanography, 1 Nephi 17:5 : Nephi beholds and names a sea.
  • Orienteering, 1 Nephi 16:16 : Nephi follows the directions on the Liahona
  • Personal Fitness, 1 Nephi 4:31 : Nephi was large in stature.
  • Plant Science, 1 Nephi 8:1 : Nephi and his family gathered all manner of seeds.
  • Reading, 1 Nephi 19:23 : Read the words of Isaiah
  • Scholarship, 1 Nephi 1:1 : Nephi was taught the learnings of his father.
  • Weather, 1 Nephi 18:13 : Identified a great storm.
  • Whitewater, 1 Nephi 18:15 : Almost was swallowed up by the depths of the sea.
  • Wilderness Survival, 1 Nephi 17:1 : Took a journey in the wilderness
  • Woodwork, 1 Nephi 18:1 : Used timbers to make a boat.

The other night I was watching some TV where an infomercial came on for a kitchen gadget called the Slap Chop. Except that it didn’t start like a typical infomercial, it started with a 3 minute rap remix of the infomercial. I had never seen anything like it. It was so weird, that it kind of had me a little freaked out. Anyway, here is a You Tube video of the commercial, just as it appeared on TV.

I was completely freaked out by the large dancing bunny, but I thought that the old lady giggle was hilarious.


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