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Submission + - Music Video Revenge: United Breaks Guitars (youtube.com)

Philip K Dickhead writes: "I almost don't hate country music, after seeing this!
"The Sons of Maxwell" were traveling to Nebraska for a one-week tour and my Taylor guitar was witnessed being thrown by United Airlines baggage handlers in Chicago. I discovered later that the $3500 guitar was severely damaged. They didn't deny the experience occurred but for nine months the various people I communicated with put the responsibility for dealing with the damage on everyone other than themselves and finally said they would do nothing to compensate me for my loss. So I promised the last person to finally say no to compensation (Ms. Irlweg) that I would write and produce three songs about my experience with United Airlines and make videos for each to be viewed online by anyone in the world." Spot the Sarah Palin lookalike, for extra credit."


Submission + - Top 10 Reasons Never to Shop Online Alone (bunnybot.com)

bunnybot writes: "1. Because it's actually fun to go holiday shopping with your friends when you're in your pajamas, propped up in bed with cushy pillows. 2. Because while shopping for your girlfriend's gift late on December 21, you need your best buddy to IM you and say, "Dude, she'll kill you if you get her that." 3. Because your tech-obsessed Uncle Bob is the only one who can help you decide which GPS system is right for dad. 4. Because after a couple of hours of online holiday shopping, your vision can start to go and you need a friend to IM you, "Those really aren't cross-country skis at a great discount, they're a pair of silver latex leggings!" 5. Because when picking out a cell phone for your Christmas list, you need your best friend Emily to remind you that, "Everyone has that in pink, you should go for the purple." 6. Because when picking out an engagement ring, who knows her taste better than her best friend from high school who now lives in Budapest? 7. Because purchases made after 1:00am should never be made alone. 8. Because despite an average 4.5-star rating for that new bestseller, only your brother can IM you to say, "That book is only a page turner if you're snowed in at the airport." 9. Because your friends know what you look good in, especially when you don't. 10. Because a second (real-time) opinion never hurt anyone."
Social Networks

Your Ex-CoWorkers Will Kill Facebook 267

Random BedHead Ed writes "Cory Doctorow writes about the downside of social networking on the Information Week site, with a focus on Facebook. While he starts with some minor but insightful quibbles, he quickly moves to a critique of the core of social networking: 'Imagine how creepy it would be to wander into a co-worker's cubicle and discover the wall covered with tiny photos of everyone in the office, ranked by 'friend' and 'foe,' with the top eight friends elevated to a small shrine decorated with Post-It roses and hearts.' Do you really want to add your boss and coworkers to your friends list? (And more to the point, do you really have a choice?)"

Journal SPAM: Supertoilet That Saves Rocky Marriages and The Planet 8

The TwoDaLoo is billed as the world's first toilet two people can use ... at the exact same time. It brings couples closer together and conserves our water supply all with one flush. The TwoDaLoo features two side-by-side toilet seats with a modest privacy wall in between. An upgraded version includes a seven inch LCD television and iPod docking station.

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