Category: consumer

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Snail mail still has its benefits

In today’s mail I got my lease renewal and a letter from my bank advising that my secured account is being converted to an unsecured one. I have to admit that both of those things could have been sent in...

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What a f**king liberty!

Y’know, it’s been a while since I’ve had a really bad customer service experience so I suppose I was way overdue. Thankfully it didn’t exactly happen to me, though considering where we were, we should have already learned our lessons....

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Please Be Quiet Now

Hm, I think Rat really needs to hook up with John Hodgman, author of the book “Are You On TV? (No?) Then Shut Up.”, for spin-off merchandising ideas. The idea behind that book and this strip go hand in hand....

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One More Sleeve…

I really can’t believe it’s taken them this long to produce one, but Timbuk2, the manufacturer that I naturally associate with Mac owners has finally released their, kinda over-branded, version of the manila envelope MacBook Air case. Don’t let this...

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Advanced booze stealth technology

I’m sure many would totally take me to task on this, but I can’t help but think these might be a very hot seller in certain parts of my neighborhood. When I first moved to Mount Pleasant, my housemates and...

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We’re S.H.O.P.P.I.N.G…

Gods bless tax refunds, huh? It’s been a good few days of shopping for me. I finally broke down and bought a new television set, 37″ LCD HDTV. I really couldn’t justify anything larger in my living space and that...

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It’s still dark…

Considering that I’m in the office and it’s just barely light outside, I’d say that my new alarm clock is clearly doing its job. I managed to get it at an open box price, so it was $50 reduced, plus...

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My Baking Dish Overfloweth

I think I’ve found my new easy-bake potluck dish. I’ve never used Orzo in anything, a while back I saw Ina Garten prepare a shrimp and orzo dish so I bought it planning for that. More recently I found a...