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NYC's 'Moustache Man' Subway Ad Vandal Finally Captured

In case you hadn't heard, an infamous criminal was captured last week following a lengthy manhunt. And I don't mean Whitey Bulger. NYC subway patrons can ride the trains without…

June 27, 2011, 8:46 AM EDT

Unpleasant Man Humiliates Woman With Anti-Abortion Billboard

Greg Fultz, a resident of Alamogordo, N.M., spent $1,300 on an anti-abortion billboard that specifically targets his ex-girlfriend. Fultz, who probably won't be attending any Mensa cocktail receptions anytime soon,…

June 8, 2011, 8:04 AM EDT

'Jobless Paddy' Spends Life Savings on Billboard Plea in Dublin

Will the luck of the Irish favor a 26-year-old unemployed marketing grad who's branded himself "Jobless Paddy" and reward him with a proverbial pot o' gold? Or with gainful employment,…

June 3, 2011, 12:55 PM EDT

Comedian Rips Time Warner Cable in Hilarious Newspaper Ads

Flight of the Conchords regular Eugene Mirman put his sense of humor, and a couple of thousand dollars, into some newspaper ads lashing out at Time Warner Cable's incompetence and…

June 1, 2011, 2:58 PM EDT

Reminder: Selling Babies on eBay Isn't Cool

Well, no one ascended to heaven this weekend, and no one ever will if we keep putting up contraband on eBay as a goof. This time, an Allendale, Mich., woman…

May 23, 2011, 12:37 PM EDT

Probably the Best Ad Ever for a Used Wetsuit Dan Morgan jumps right in

A used wetsuit doesn't sound like a great thing to buy. But Dan Morgan does his best to flog his pre-owned Xcel suit in this hilarious eBay listing from the…

March 21, 2011, 2:36 PM EDT

'Delightful woman' places ad for new kidney

The Internet may have mostly killed off the newspaper's classifieds section, but newspapers are fighting back by allowing you to place ads soliciting internal organs. That's what's happening in Louisville,…

March 11, 2011, 9:51 AM EST

Woman buys ad seeking man from her flight

Many fliers want to escape as quickly as possible from the people they're forced to travel with. This is especially true of my seatmates, who never join my impromptu Justin…

March 11, 2011, 8:06 AM EST

Movie-style save-the-date trailer: the sequel

Being a masochist, I was just sitting here thinking, "Wouldn't it be great to see another movie-trailer-style save-the-date wedding video?" Fade in on Chicago's Mike Wolozak and Christen Ford, whose…

February 16, 2011, 9:45 AM EST

Disregard that ad: Baby not actually for sale

If you're looking to play a prank on people, don't put their 7-month-old baby up for sale online. I shouldn't have to say things like this, but someone recently pulled…

January 26, 2011, 9:08 AM EST