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  1. jigwashere

    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Someone dropped the ball: Kohl's shirts exclaim 'Skol Vickings'
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    By PAUL WALSH , STAR TRIBUNE
    January 08, 2018 - 7:50 PM

    Leave it to a Wisconsin-based retailer to slip up on a piece of Minnesota Vikings merchandise.

    The new owner of a woman’s T-shirt from a Kohl’s department store in Lino Lakes couldn’t be more proud of the inscription:

    “Skol Vickings.”


    Mary Struwve was happy to spend the $27.20 (marked down from $34) on Sunday for the typographically challenged item with a Majestic manufacturer’s label.

    “I wanted to buy it because it was misspelled,” Struwve said.
     
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    lelisa13p Your Super Moderator Super Moderator

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    Somebody should tell that woman that not all screw-ups are going to be valuable collector items. :vbrolleyes:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Ikea Wants Women to Pee on Its Ad, and Then Bring It Into the Store

    Ikea’s latest magazine ad in Sweden has a bizarre twist: it has a built-in pregnancy test.

    Swedish agency Åkestam Holst’s first 2018 ad for the retailer is an advertisement for cribs. If you happen to be in the market for a crib (i.e. you’re pregnant), then you can score a discount on your purchase by peeing on the ad to reveal a coupon.

    The bottom of the ad uses a similar technology to your standard pregnancy test, except rather than seeing a simple “yes” message when it detects your pregnancy, the page will give you deals, AdWeek reports.


    Link: http://fortune.com/2018/01/09/ikea-wants-women-to-pee-on-its-ad-and-then-bring-it-into-the-store/
     
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    Those Swedes are devilishly creative, aren't they? :vbgrin:
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    Car Flies About 60 Feet Into Upper Floor of a Building in California


    By MATTHEW HAAGJAN. 14, 2018

    The crash, which happened at about 5:25 a.m., rattled guests in a motel next door but the dental practice was closed at the time.

    The Los Angeles County Fire Department used a specialized forklift and wrecker to remove the car, the police said. One of the two people inside the vehicle was able to exit on his own, but emergency workers had to remove the other person, a police spokesman said.

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    Firefighters used specialized equipment to remove the car from the building. The driver and a passenger sustained minor injuries.CreditOrange County Fire Authority PIO
    The driver told officers he had used drugs before the crash and was taken to a hospital for treatment of minor injuries, the police said. The spokesman said that the authorities had filed a charge of driving under the influence but that the driver had not yet been arraigned because he was in the hospital.

    The passenger also sustained minor injuries.

    On Sunday afternoon, the car was gone from the building but a giant hole remained on the second floor of the dental office. The owner of the practice could not be reached for comment.

    A woman who works at the motel next door said it was fortunate the motel was unscathed. “Inside, it’s a major loss,” the woman, who declined to provide her name, said. “It’s a big hole.”
     
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    jigwashere Life is a circus!

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    That news article reminds me of this scene from 'The World According to Garp.'
     
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    My local News said yesterday only that officials suspected that "drugs were involved."

    What I want to know is what kind of drugs can make you fly? :vbgrin:
     
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    Must have been hump day. :vbwink: :vbrolleyes:
     
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    RickAgresta Peanut, leader of the Peanutty Forces

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    Figuratively, any number; literally, not so many -- they all involve transmogrification into birds…or insects
     
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