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JetBlue Offering Joy Of Check-In With No Flight

Do you crave the experience of checking in at your airport — running the security gauntlet, having your luggage evaluated, waiting in long lines? But that whole “traveling” thing is sort of a downer?

Well, you’re in luck: JetBlue is offering “Flights To Nowhere” to test out their new terminal at JFK airport.

The airline is seeking 1,000 of its frequent fliers to test the new system. They would check their luggage, go through security, and then wait at the gate for an imaginary flight.

The rewards: food, freebies, and other perks to-be-determined.

The “Flight To Nowhere” is scheduled for September.


David Lynch Brand Coffee

…because I’m not weird enough first thing in the morning hopped up on caffeine and lack of sleep.

Comes in creamy cocoa and hazelnut flavors.

Orders yours today.


(via Topless Robot)

Devo Sues McDonalds Over Happy Meal Hat

Devo is suing McDonalds over a Happy Meal toy that they claim infringes on their trademark hat.

At issue? One “New Wave Nigel,” a toy offered in the fast food chain’s American Idol promotion. New Wave Nigel sports a hat that Devo said infringes on their “Energy Dome” hat.

Devo bass player Gerard Casale was quoted as saying,

“This New Wave Nigel doll that they’ve created is just a complete Devo rip-off and the red hat is exactly the red hat that I designed, and it’s copyrighted and trademarked. They didn’t ask us anything. Plus, we don’t like McDonald’s, and we don’t like American Idol, so we’re doubly offended.”

Save Your Soda For Later With The Soda Seal

tabs: they’re for punks and lameasses

The Soda Seal. It’s such a f**king simple concept you’d wonder why it’s taken this long to happen.

Imagine being able to close your soda can and save its contents for later. I’m not sure why you would want to keep that 1/3 of Mountain Dew, if you think there might be occasion at the dinner table later that evening to whip the can out and do the dew, but you never know.

So Johan DeBroyer and Robert Davis are looking for investors, in case anybody is interested.

Employee Laid Off, Hired To Blog About It By Former Boss

Copy editor Brayden Simms is blogging about being laid off — for his former employer!

It takes a brass pair to sack a person and then ask him or her to write about it — but the Miami Herald did just that. But, it gets better — they hired Mr. Simms to blog about having no money since he was let go. I thought that sort of thing was illegal under the Geneva Convention.

From Simms’ blog:

“You may like the club life and spend a hefty percentage of your paycheck entertaining yourself. You may at least admit to coveting the iPhone or Nintendo’s Wii.

But that doesn’t mean you aren’t interested in an economic tune-up. After all, if you save and don’t fritter away your pay, then you’ll have money for the things that really matter.”

And he learned that valuable lesson when he got laid off from the company he is now blogging for. His misfortune is the Herald’s gain.

Music Industry Now Calls Radio “Piracy”

Wow, you’d think these guys — after having a big chunk of their empire stolen by a legion of teens and slumming corporate workers snagging some tunes on their lunch break — would try to make some friends. But now representatives of the recording industry have pointed their fingers at radio as a form of piracy. Only took them how long to do it: what, over seventy-five years?


Choke On Those Bricks With Lego Fun Snacks

Because little kids don’t need enough inspiration for Very Bad Ideas, Kellogg’s has helpfully come out with Lego Fun Snacks: gummy candy in the shape and size of actual tiny Lego bricks.

Was this a very smart idea on the part of Kellogg’s? Aren’t children being rushed to emergency rooms for swallowing various little toy parts, and sticking more in ears and noses, enough of a staple of American culture?

Next up: Kellogg’s Grandma’s Medicine, gummy candy in the shape of various multi-colored pills that come in their own replica Duane Reade pharmacy bottle.