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This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek - http://www.adweek.com/adfreak...
This Restaurant Wants to Be the Worst Rated on Yelp, and the Reviews Are Indeed Hilarious | Adweek
"Owner David Cerretini, who tells SFGate that the promotion is "the best business move I have made in years," says the whole thing started when Yelp blackmailed him. Cerretini claims Yelp called him 20 times a week asking him to advertise. He did, to the tune of $270 for six months. But when he stopped advertising, he claims his reviews turned negative and one of his best reviews even vanished. That, according to Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, is something Yelp is legally entitled to do. So, Cerretini hatched his 1-star plan. Next to a sassy sign explaining how much it charges for extra marinara sauce ($3 for just a splash, $4 if you want some to smell), Botto Bistro lists its various offenses—from charging for bread to lacking ranch dressing—and suggests patrons give it a 1-star Yelp review in return for 25 percent off a pizza." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"Beyond press, it has generated some of the best Amazon-esque reviews on Yelp. The site sent Botto Bistro a threatening little letter, but Cerretini refuses to back down, claiming he's attracting higher-paying customers who are quite loyal. Not to mention, damn funny." - Jessie
LOL the reviews: "My experience at this restaurant lasted for about two seconds. I went in, asked them if they have meatballs, and the waiter smirked at me, yelled "you can meet these balls!" and proceeded to flipping the table in front of him. 1 star because I never got to meet those balls...this place doesn't deliver on what they offer." - Jessie
""We don't have ice" "We don't have butter" You know what else they failed to add to that list? Walked in today only to find that they don't carry the iPhone 6 Plus. WTF." - Jessie
Yelp is such a quivering trashheap of a company anymore. I'm glad to see businesses fighting back. They've made it an awful forum for both customers and honest business owners. My stylist gets harassed constantly by Yelp, and one rep actually told her that if she doesn't pay for some service they offer, her business will likely never see any of its positive reviews. How awful. - Hookuh Tinypants
Yeah, Yelp constantly promotes to its users that businesses can't pay for positive reviews, but that weaselly language hides how they actually shake down businesses. - Andrew C (✔)
Is UrbanSpoon better? Who should I use for reviews? - Eric - Poppa Large
^People? *shudders* - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Eric, only eat at Pine State Biscuits in Portland. Ever. - SAM
Victor Ganata
Keanu Reeves through the ages (via slaymie) http://instagram.com/p...
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just like me. - yedi
Benimkiiii - Sevinç from iPhone
Cok bozdu. - Claire from Android
Her türlü yerim - Sevinç from iPhone
<obligatory>Whoa!</obligatory> - Zulema ❧ spicy cocoa tart from Android
Bluesun 2600
Utah Swordsman Defends Home from Polygamist Female Ninjas!! http://www.theguardian.com/world... http://t.co/Nd7mQVlcsQ
Utah Swordsman Defends Home from Polygamist Female Ninjas!!   http://bit.ly/1qUxS0V http://t.co/Nd7mQVlcsQ
DB, Lil LB's Dad
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
I got a job! And now we do the Snoopy Dance!
Desktop Engineering position at a national health insurance provider. I'm so pumped! - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congratulations! - John (bird whisperer)
I have to say I'm very impressed with the Nashville IT job market. We've been here just under 2 months. I started a temporary contract position less than 3 weeks after moving here and have a permanent (well temp to perm but I'm already claiming the perm position) within 7 weeks. I feel very blessed. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
If you work in IT and need a new job/change of scenery you should strongly consider the Nashville area. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
congrats! - imabonehead
Congratulations! - Anika
Should we interpret the "Snoopy Dance" as a clue as to who the national health insurance provider is, or is that just a red herring? - COMPLICATED MR. NOODLE
Congratulations! - Betsy
Definitely a red herring (unintentional) in this instance. Hadn't even made the connection until now to be honest. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
I think I find this so gratifying because it provides a much needed confidence boost career-wise for me. It's nice to have someone look at your education/experience/body of work/potential for growth and be willing to give you an opportunity to show what you've got. I feel like I was pigeon holed for years first in dead end call center/help desk jobs and more recently in desktop support... more... - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Congrats! - LB: Unable to Can from Android
Lol. Thanks Laura. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
Now I have a week and a half off to finish getting the remnants of our move erased from this house. - DB, Lil LB's Dad
CONGRATS, DB! - MoTO: Team Marina
Well done - Steve C Team Marina
that's great news! - GRANDMAFORSCARLETT
Michael W. May
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb. http://fb.me/2ay3UMQQO
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb. http://fb.me/2ay3UMQQO
Michael W. May
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb. http://fb.me/1jagnMj4V
Rated this 10/10 stars on IMDb. http://fb.me/1jagnMj4V
Nausicaa is David's joint favourite, along with Mononoke :-) - Marina's Godmother :-)
:) I was pretty fascinated by it. - Michael W. May
Kristin
Derek Jeter delivers emotional farewell to fans in amazing Gatorade commercial | MLB.com - http://wapc.mlb.com/cutfour...
Derek Jeter delivers emotional farewell to fans in amazing Gatorade commercial | MLB.com
"Black-and-white New York City. Frank Sinatra's "My Way" trembling along in the background. The Captain surprising (seriously surprising) local Bronx kids and bar owners around Yankee Stadium. Please let us know if you don't have goosebumps after watching Derek Jeter's new Gatorade commercial above. You might not be human. According to AdWeek, the spot was filmed before a game in July and Jeter was more or less left to do as he pleased -- giving it that utter spontaniety." - Kristin from Bookmarklet
Well done. - Steve C Team Marina
Andy Bakun
imabonehead
Chinese Tea Eggs (Tea Leaf Eggs) Recipe - Rasa Malaysia - http://rasamalaysia.com/chinese...
Chinese Tea Eggs (Tea Leaf Eggs) Recipe - Rasa Malaysia
Chinese Tea Eggs (Tea Leaf Eggs) Recipe - Rasa Malaysia
"Chinese tea leaf eggs are eggs steeped in a tea-infused liquid. Tea leaf eggs are marbled in appearance and flavorful. Easy Chinese tea leaf eggs recipe." - imabonehead from Bookmarklet
So yummy and kids love making these. - Anika
don't know how they taste but to me they look scary and unappetizing...like organs just removed from the body, with veins and all. - grizabella
Micah
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Thanks for contributing to my lesson plan for tomorrow, Micah. - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
It's been a pleasure. - Micah from FFHound(roid)!
Your welcome - WoH: Professor MOTHRA
Jessie
Here's Why Longsword Fighting Is Now A Popular Sport - http://io9.com/heres-w...
Here's Why Longsword Fighting Is Now A Popular Sport
"If you love sword battles in your fantasy films, then this emerging sport may be perfect for you. Called longsword fighting, it's a revival of a once-forgotten ancient skill. There's been a renewed interest in what enthusiasts call historical European martial arts, or HEMA. It includes such things as grappling and several types of swordfighting. But it's the longsword that's getting much of the attention." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
I found your activity to replace reading! - Jessie
I'm still holding out for jousting for Soup - Steve C Team Marina
I've wanted so badly to learn how to sword fight! - Jenny H. from Android
Dude, I'd rock at jousting. - Soup in a TARDIS
Mark H
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales - http://www.bbc.co.uk/news...
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales
BBC News - The freedivers who swim with whales
"I'm floating in the Indian Ocean, six miles off the north-east coast of Sri Lanka. A sperm whale and her calf are facing me, 150ft (45m) away. I can see them swimming towards me, hissing, blowing steam and clicking loudly like a pneumatic drill. "Don't swim, don't move. They're watching us," whispers my guide Hanli Prinsloo. She grabs my hand and pulls me beneath the surface where we watch a hazy black mass materialise. Details gradually emerge: a fin, a gaping mouth, a patch of white. An eye, sunk low on a knotted head, peers in our direction." - Mark H from Bookmarklet
"The clicks are so powerful they can penetrate flesh and allow whales to see not only where objects are, but what they look from the inside out. In essence, sperm whales have X-ray vision. Getting "scanned" in this way is not only incredibly loud, it can also be incredibly painful. One Dare Win researcher told me how he was diving with sperm whales a year ago and attempted to push a... more... - Mark H
It never occurred to me that there were physical aspects to the clicks. I mean, not *that* physical. - Betsy
Melly - #TeamMarina
RT @stayathomemum: Parenting Tip of the Day: http://t.co/ssUd0icK5y
RT @stayathomemum: Parenting Tip of the Day: http://t.co/ssUd0icK5y
The kid likes it, too. - Joe
Mahdi
A ride across the river is a bear necessity when you're a cub! Young grizzlies hitch a lift across water on their mother's back | Mail Online - http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news...
A ride across the river is a bear necessity when you're a cub! Young grizzlies hitch a lift across water on their mother's back | Mail Online
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Cristo
How would FriendFeed be different if it was designed and built today?
For one, it wouldn't support iGoogle. - Cristo
Flatter design? - Jennifer Dittrich
It would probably be run over SSL. - Cristo
Jennifer, FriendFeed is already pretty flat, isn't it? - Cristo
Interesting question. From my perspective, it is still more advanced than Twitter, Facebook and Google+ regarding user interface and features. - Sean McBride
It is, but you do see a lot of rounded corners, etc., and some shading. I'm guessing you'd see something a bit more boxy. - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe, but it's still possible the designer would have taste. ;) - Cristo
Very true. I'd expect it to be less vertical - or at the least, use width a bit more broadly. - Jennifer Dittrich
Every third post in your feed would be an advertisement. - Stephan #TeamMarina from iPhone
It would be possible to like individual comments. - Joe
There would be ads on the side advertising whatever stuff was mentioned by people on that page. Apple Watch, coors, food, etc. - Joe
Joe, it would be challenging to allow liking of comments and have it not be busy looking. I do wish they would add the advertising feature though. I feel disconnected from Madison Avenue when I'm on FriendFeed. - Cristo
It'll have a screensaver :P - imabonehead from Android
It would be mobile first. - Louis Gray
I question the mobile first mantra. Mobile is usually a much more constrained experience. Without a website it's hard to know what your mobile app should focus on. - Cristo
Photos would be much larger. - Louis Gray
Meh. I don't have an issue with photo size. - Cristo
I actually know the answers. I'm just not telling. ;) - Cristo
In other words, it would be more like Facebook? - Joe
Why would it be like Facebook? Would you design a new web app that behaved like Facebook? - Cristo
Heck, no. - Jennifer Dittrich
Maybe you would be forced to read comments. :) - Cristo
Maybe you would be forced to delete comments. :) - Louis Gray
It would only have you, instead of Scoble, Arrington, and MG Siegler. - Cristo
Would be nice. But then, that wouldn't be too different than now. - Louis Gray
True. ;) - Cristo
It would support clustering by topic, would make it much easier to engage non-FriendFeed users in FF content, Q&A like Quora and group conversation and task management like Asana. - Kevin Fox from iPhone
Jessie
Christ Arrested for Assaulting Muhammed in San Rafael | Crime Voice - http://www.crimevoice.com/christ-...
"On Wednesday, September 3, San Rafael Police Department received a report of a fight between a man and a woman in the 300 block of Fourth Street in San Rafael. On arrival, officers found Fatimah Muhammed and Jesus Christ located at a nearby CVS store. The officers learned that the couple were in a dating relationship and currently live together. Earlier Christ had become upset with Muhammed because she had been driving too slow. According to Muhammed, Christ then spit on her and then they proceeded to punch each other." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"The man who calls himself Jesus Christ has made the news before, and for similar circumstances. Christ, who had his name legally changed to match that of the “Prince of Peace”, has been arrested three previous times since 2005 on domestic violence charges, or for disobeying a court order related to domestic violence. It is not clear from records whether his victim has been the same woman who was involved in this incident." - Jessie
Halil
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food - http://www.natureworldnews.com/article...
Eagle-Eyed Birds of Prey Help Vultures Find Food
But the vultures don't just follow the eagles to their next meal. They also use the sharp-beaked eagles as a way to better access food, letting them tear open tough carcasses - a talent that vultures lack - before swooping in and taking it all for themselves. - Halil from Bookmarklet
"Vultures were once the most abundant birds of prey in the world, but their numbers have been hammered in recent decades by habitat loss, inadvertent poisoning, and hunting," said Andrew Jackson, who supervised the research. "Our study shows, as is often the case in the tangled web of ecology, that it is important to consider other species when trying to conserve vultures. In this case, conserving early rising raptors may help to boost the chance that vultures find enough food to survive." - Halil
Sometimes we have a dozen vultures circling the ridge in front of our house, surfing the warm air as it rises up and away. Gorgeous to watch. - Todd Hoff
Victor Ganata
Man dies at sperm bank after 4th donation in 10 days - NY Post http://nypost.com/2014... - Jeez, I guess masturbation *can* kill you.
I can get that done by lunch. - Eric - Poppa Large
"…masturbatory frenzy." At least he died doing what he loved? - Victor Ganata
I wonder how much volume they require. - Victor Ganata
Lightweight. - Steven Perez
Not that I've done an extensive search or anything, but I can't seem to find the answer for how much volume a donation is. If the average ejaculate is 2 ml and you have to fill a 100 ml cup per donation, well, I could see how it could be a problem. - Victor Ganata
"Oh God, I think I feel them moving" — Peter Griffin - Victor Ganata
Wouldn't his death kind of kick him out of donating? I mean...they'd have to put that in his file, right? - Anika
Well, it might've been a fluke, though. Nothing genetic. Maybe he got too excited. If they let him donate four times, I'm assuming that the initial sample evaluation and genetic screening was all OK :D - Victor Ganata
Eternal Fappiness. - Brent Schaus
At least he'll go to Valhalla, as he died with his sword in his hand. - Eivind from Android
He came, and went. - Pete : Team Marina from FFHound(roid)!
He was exsperminated. - Spidra Webster
Uncool of the Post to use the photo of him throwing up a gang sign, tho. - Steele Lawman
Giving till it hurt.. alot. - Me
Andrew C (✔)
RT @sunghu: Grandmothers are accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook. http://www.independent.co.uk/news... http://t.co/Qix4LyAfMw
RT @sunghu: Grandmothers are accidentally tagging themselves as Grandmaster Flash on Facebook. http://www.independent.co.uk/news/weird-news/lists/grandmas-keep-accidentally-tagging-themselves-as-grandmaster-flash-on-facebook-9728582.html http://t.co/Qix4LyAfMw
This made my day. - joey
t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
Hey kids! Cost of pre-cancerous skin treatment Rx = about $700. Cost of sunblock = much less than that. Use sunblock! #beachbumremorse
:( I hope you're speaking about this entirely academically. - Spidra Webster
alas, not quite. from what I understand, the dermatologist prescribed this cream for my chest area since she nitro-ed two spots there this morning. apparently it treats any other trouble spots before they appear. they said it was expensive, but I didn't realize how much till I looked it up. I'll see what happens. they said it wasn't urgent and that I could do it when the weather cools down b/c it also produces gnarly skin reactions in the process (saw pics-- yikes.). - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra
interesting I had skin cancer this year and all I got besides surgery was a $2 tube of cream to put on the healing incision. - Steve C Team Marina
I hope it goes well. I had 2 bits frozen off the area above my lip a couple years ago and things are fine so far. I hope it's no more problematic than that to you. - Spidra Webster
Thanks! I'm trying not to worry until there's something to worry about. I got plenty on my plate at the moment. And yes, my bum is less burny now. - t-ra supports #LOLSpidra from Android
holly #ravingfangirl
Ain't No Party Like A D&D Party | HUMAN | T-Shirts, Tanks, Sweatshirts and Hoodies - http://www.lookhuman.com/design...
Ain't No Party Like A D&D Party | HUMAN | T-Shirts, Tanks, Sweatshirts and Hoodies
That's my favorite website. - Lola Bean (Penguin) from iPhone
Shevonne
The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Returns to Visit the Ground Zero Memorial http://feedly.com/e/UdkcMSN5
The Last Surviving 9/11 Rescue Dog Returns to Visit the Ground Zero Memorial http://feedly.com/e/UdkcMSN5
Steven Perez
Apparently, my coworkers think I've had too much sugar and caffeine today. I DON'T KNOW WHERE THEY GET THAT CRAZY IDEAOMG DIRE CTHULHU IS ATTACKING SAN ANTONIO QUICK TO THE MECHA DEFEND YOUR WORLD HOO-MANS!
Wow, this is really good coffee. - Steven Perez
I think someone switched out the sugar for cocaine. - Slippy
He never has a second cup at home? - Steve C Team Marina
MY COFFEE AT HOME IS BREWED WITH THE TEARS OF THE ELDER GODS. - Steven Perez from Android
@Slippy: my vote is for PCP in this instance. - Big Joe Silence
BAH ON YOUR PHARMACEUTICALS. BLACK BLOOD OF THE EARTH IS MY TONIC. - Steven Perez from Android
Simply Caroline
RT @discoverycanada: A solar flare classified as "extreme" is blasting its way towards Earth and could hit today. http://discvry.ca/a3l1Tp http://t.co/flRrBX8kIv
RT @discoverycanada: A solar flare classified as "extreme" is blasting its way towards Earth and could hit today. http://discvry.ca/a3l1Tp http://t.co/flRrBX8kIv
holly #ravingfangirl
RT @thinkgeekspam: D20 Critical Hit Mini Cake Pan - Better than iron rations http://thinkgeek.com/1cd7
RT @thinkgeekspam: D20 Critical Hit Mini Cake Pan - Better than iron rations http://thinkgeek.com/1cd7
So tempted. - Jennifer Dittrich
Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories - http://www.hodinkee.com/blog...
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
A Watch Guy's Thoughts On The Apple Watch After Seeing It In The Metal (Tons Of Live Photos) — HODINKEE - Wristwatch News, Reviews, & Original Stories
"Apple got more details right on their watch than the vast majority of Swiss and Asian brands do with similarly priced watches, and those details add up to a really impressive piece of design." - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla) from Bookmarklet
This: "... The Apple Watch is absolutely the best smart watch on the planet. That much I'm sure of. But are we sure that wearable technology is something we really want? In the same way those who publicly wore blue-tooth headsets five years ago and those who wore Google Glass one year ago, will smart watches ever become a thing that people genuinely want? If anyone can make it happen, it's Apple. It's going to take a lot of time, and a lot of test cases when this thing launches next year ..." - WarLord
I think the secret sauce here isn't the watch itself, but the (as yet unproven) ability of the watch to reduce friction in things like payments and IoT integration. - Kevin (aka ThreadKilla)
Jessie
Nude photo club strikes in Taipei MRT, report says - Taipei Times - http://www.taipeitimes.com/News...
"A group that gets its thrills by taking nude photographs in public places and posting them online struck again on Monday at a Taipei MRT station and on an MRT train, a Chinese-language daily reported yesterday. The photographs of a naked woman were purportedly taken at the Xianse Temple Station on the Xinzhuang Line and posted on the nude photo fans’ online forum BeautyCLUB, which was set up three years ago and now has 4,000 registered members, the Apple Daily reported. The paper, which estimated that there are 100,000 aficionados in the nation, cited the group as saying its next targets for naked snapshots include the high-speed railway, airliners and classrooms where classes are actually in session." - Jessie from Bookmarklet
"A fan of the Web site interviewed by the paper said that shooting nude photos in public places was difficult because one has to repeatedly check the venue, avoid numerous surveillance cameras and police patrols and ensure the safety of the models. Active classrooms have been rated as the most challenging venues for shooting nude photos, and no member has succeeded in taking one yet." - Jessie
Chinese man jailed after broadcasting PORN on stadium big-screen display The man accidentally projected X-rated smut onto a huge screen at Maryland Stadium, in central China. He was sentenced to 16 days in jail and now must pay a $485 fine. http://www.nydailynews.com/news... - Halil
Hahaha I remember that case! At least it happened in Lanzhou, where the air pollution is so bad most people probably didn't get a good view. http://david-gourhan.photoshelter.com/gallery... - Jessie
Melly - #TeamMarina
Emily is belting out "Oh Sherri" and I'm bursting with pride. #fb
Ken Morley
Video: Golfers at Fairmont Hot Springs catch a baby bear having fun on the putting green - http://www.cbc.ca/news...
Video: Golfers at Fairmont Hot Springs catch a baby bear having fun on the putting green
How do you score that? - Ken Morley from Bookmarklet
I don't know - I just know that the 'roaming bear hazard' isn't likely to be the most successful one they've installed. - Jennifer Dittrich
"Put it in the hole Buddy!" :D - Ken Morley
Wheeeeeeeee! - LB: Unable to Can from Android
"What an incredible Cinderella story! This unknown, comes from out of nowhere..." - Brent Schaus
"IT'S IN THE HOLE" - Bren
Andrew C (✔)
RT @dickmandrake: "Please explain how you spent all 3.3 million in just 1 act of a videogame" "Sure." http://t.co/8v1w4c41KJ (via @pyratejack)
RT @dickmandrake: "Please explain how you spent all 3.3 million in just 1 act of a videogame" "Sure." http://t.co/8v1w4c41KJ (via @pyratejack)
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