Going to the Mattresses 

Thursday, October 19th, 2017

The world of affiliate marketing can be a murky one, but the world of affiliate marketing for internet-based mattress companies is astonishingly weird.

One Postcard Stamp, Please

Wednesday, October 18th, 2017

I received an email today letting me know I’d received a credit from Amazon, related to a settlement in a class-action case regarding eBook pricing:


Woo-hoo! I’m rich!

Reading the email quickly quashed any dreams I had of a shopping spree, however:


Oh.

Amusingly, the credit is only good for six months. Because fuck you, that’s why. Fortunately, if I somehow manage to forget about this credit and fail to use it, Amazon will remind me.


Gosh, that’s helpful.

Of course, I shouldn’t complain about this seemingly paltry sum. After all, if you add the $0.73 cents I previously received, I’m well over a dollar now.

Previously in Asinine Refunds From Amazon: Two Penny Candies, Please

One Day Only 

Tuesday, October 17th, 2017

If you’ve been dying to see if Arby’s can do for venison what they’ve done for roast beef, be sure to stop by on October 21st.

Million-Dollar Views 

Monday, October 16th, 2017

If you’re a rich voyeur, boy do I have the apartment building for you.

Face Puncher 2049 

Friday, October 13th, 2017

While filming Blade Runner 2049, Harrison Ford accidentally punched Ryan Gosling for real, right in the kisser. I’m sure there’s footage of this, but the still image obtained by “The Graham Norton Show” captures everything beautifully.

Harrison Ford punches Ryan Gosling
I’m not sure if Ford is concerned, or if he just hurt his hand.

Branded in Memory 

Thursday, October 12th, 2017

The way in which the logos for famous brands are seared into our brains is more than a little disturbing. This study is rather fascinating, though, and some of the rebrands based on sketches from memory are actually pretty great.

Lottery Cheats 

Wednesday, October 11th, 2017

PennLive recently published a three-part series investigating lottery winners in many states in the US. Fairly basic statistical analysis makes it patently obvious that there are shenanigans afoot.

Duck, Duck, What? 

Tuesday, October 10th, 2017

As soon as I heard the name Minnesotans use for the game “Duck, Duck, Goose”, I scoffed. However, given the wordplay possible, Alex Pareene has me convinced that “Duck, Duck, Gray Duck” really is a better game.

McShark Is a Weird Name for a Store 

Monday, October 9th, 2017

Wearing a burqa is apparently now illegal in Austria, as is wearing a shark costume.

They’ve Currently Got a 50% Success Rate 

Friday, October 6th, 2017

Recently, two Canadian prisoners managed to escape from prison, only to be apprehended in a most amusing place.