Archive for the ‘business’ Category

LIKE YOU COULDN’T SEE THIS COMING…

May 18, 2008

 

 

 

 

 

 

Remember those commercials for LifeLock that were constantly airing on tv and radio recently? The ones where the CEO of the company brazenly gave out his social security number on the air.

Well, guess what? Not only has the guy on the LifeLock commercials (Richard Todd Davis) repeatedly had his identity stolen, but the product is so worthless the company is now the object of a class action lawsuit.

The lawsuit contends LifeLock’s identity theft protection services are so inept that Davis’ personal information was stolen. Repeatedly. More than 20 driver’s licenses have reportedly been fraudulently obtained using his personal information.

The lawsuit maintains that LifeLock, which claims on its Web site to be “the industry leader in the rapidly growing field of Identity Theft Protection,” made false and misleading claims in its multimillion-dollar ad campaign about the level of protection it provides.

SLUTBUCKS? NEW LOGO HAS CHRISTIAN GROUP OUTRAGED

May 10, 2008

 

 

 

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The new logo on Starbucks coffee cups has drawn outrage from a Christian group called “The Resistance.”

The group is calling for a nationwide boycott of Starbucks by all Christians.

In a press release, the group claims:

Starbucks has recently introduced a new version of their logo which features a topless mermaid with her legs spread, which has caused outrage from a nation wide Christian media watchdog organization. The Resistance, with has over 3000 members nationwide, is boycotting Starbucks across the country saying their new logo is inappropriate.

The Starbucks logo has a naked woman on it with her legs spread like a prostitute, explains Mark Dice, founder of the group. Need I say more? It’s extremely poor taste, and the company might as well call themselves, Slutbucks.

Dice and his group had previously criticized Duke basketball for their use of the term “Blue Devils” implying the name meant they were in league with Satan.

Actually, he may have a point on that one.

Dice says Starbucks is leading our nation to its demise:

The woman is actually a siren, not a mermaid, which in Greek mythology lures people to them with their beautiful songs, and then kills them, explains Dice.

Starbucks had no OFFICIAL response to the group’s proposed boycott.

DE LA HOYA SAVES $400,000 BY DROPPING BUDDIES FROM PAYROLL

April 12, 2008

 

There’s an interesting piece in the Friday edition of the Wall Street Journal. It’s about athletes and the members of their entourage.

The article notes that boxer Oscar De La Hoya saved over $ 400,000 a year by firing ten of his friends from his entourage. De La Hoya still employs 50 people.

Ron Artest was also mentioned in the article. Artest once had about 30 hanger-ons pose for an entourage photo for ESPN The Magazine.

LOUISVILLE SLUGGER OUTSOURCES TO CHINA

April 9, 2008

 

 

Although they say they will continue to manufacture their traditional wooden baseball bats in Kentucky, Louisville Slugger announced the closing of their Ontario, CA plant.

 

 

That closure put 42 Americans out of work. The plant was responsible for manufacturing aluminum softball bats. Those jobs are now being outsourced to China.

BUSINESS GENIUS

April 2, 2008

Former baseball player, Lenny Dykstra, continues to receive lots of media attention for his business picks. An article today says Dykstra has earned over $60 million as a businessman.

From this:

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To this:

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CRAZY-ASS PUBLISHER TELLS INTERVIEWER ABOUT THE TIME HE KILLED A GUY…

April 2, 2008

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It’s not often you get a chance to interview a Billionaire publisher. It’s even more rare that the guy is drunk and confesses to killing someone during the interview.

 The Times of London recently sent a reporter to interview Maxim publisher, Felix Dennis, for its online womens edition. To the the reporter’s surprise, Dennis REALLY opened up to her (probably because he was drunk.)

First, Dennis told her about his fondness for prostitutes. Then he went into his previous crack addiction. Then there was this time he killed a guy…

http://women.timesonline.co.uk/tol/life_and_style/women/celebrity/article3660995.ece

STARBUCKS REFUSES TO PAY BARISTAS

March 29, 2008

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Via The Huffington Post:

Starbucks Chief Executive Howard Schultz says the coffee chain will not pay its California baristas back for tips they shared with shift supervisors, defying a San Diego Superior Court ruling last week.

Schultz, in a voicemail message to employees Wednesday night, called the ruling unfair and said,

“I want to personally let you know that we would never condone any type of behavior that would lead anyone to conclude that we would take money from our people,” the Seattle Post-Intelligencer reported Friday.

KURT COBAIN IS ROLLING IN HIS GRAVE

March 18, 2008

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It’s hard to believe, but Kurt Cobain of Nirvana has been dead for almost 14 years.

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And, (as comedian/professional roaster, Jeffrey Ross, has said) it’s also hard to believe “He still looks better than Courtney Love.”

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Love, of course, is Cobain’s drug addict ex-wife. This week she proved what a Hole she really is.

Love sold the rights to Cobain’s name to Converse. They, in turn, just debuted the KURT COBAIN SNEAKER.

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Great! That’s what Nirvana was all about, COMMERCIALISM.

Last year, Cobain was # 1 on the Forbes magazine list of “top earning dead celebrities.” His estate brought in $50 million. That’s more than Elvis made. Just how bad does Love’s dealer Courtney need the money?

In retrospect, maybe Yoko Ono wasn’t such a bitch after all.

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But hey, there’s an anti-corporate slogan on the inside of the corporation’s shoe, so I’m sure Cobain would’ve been ok with this.

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It’s a good thing Cobain isn’t alive to see THIS. I mean, he’d just have to shoot himself in the head AGAIN!

It beats being married to Courtney Love.

FROM BROAD STREET TO WALL STREET

March 13, 2008

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Personally, I’d be a little reluctant to hire a financial advisor named “Nails.” 

Nevertheless, the Philadelphia Inquirer has an article that touts colorful former Mets and Phillies outfielder, Lenny Dykstra, as “a big player in the financial world.”

The paper further describes Dykstra as a “stock market guru” who lives in Wayne Gretzky’s old mansion, owns a private jet and operates a string of car washes.

HBO and Real Sports even featured Dykstra this month, leading to this unintentionally hilarious exchange with reporter, Bernard Goldberg:

Goldberg: “Is it true you once said you don’t read books because they might hurt your batting eye?”

Lenny Dykstra: “Yeah. You got to rest your eyes, man, plus it makes you think too much.”

Goldberg: “Reading?”

Dykstra: “Too confusing.”

Goldberg: “Reading?”

Dykstra: “Yeah, I still don’t like to read.”

Goldberg: “And I’m supposed to follow your investing advice?”

Dykstra: “Only if you like money.”

Dykstra has been accused of steroid use by a former business partner. His past excesses with drinking and gambling have been well documented.

Dykstra once suffered broken ribs, a broken collarbone and a broken facial bone when he crashed his Mercedes into a tree on the way home from John Kruk’s bachelor party. He was determined to be legally drunk at the time.