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Siri Misidentifies Poison Ivy as Poison Oak in Apple Print Ad Botanist catches error

In yet another example of how far removed humanity has become from nature, a recent print ad for the Apple iPhone, and its notorious personal assistant Siri, misidentified poison ivy…

July 27, 2012, 8:49 AM EDT

Burger King Scrambling After Feet-in-Lettuce Photo Hits Web Three employees fired from Ohio location

It only takes a few bad apples, along with some dirty lettuce, to give a fast-food company some major headaches. Much as Domino's did in 2009, Burger King is now…

July 18, 2012, 1:23 PM EDT

Newspaper's Poor Advice for Readers Blamed on Art-Director Fail What does this headline say, exactly?

Today's cover of the Pittsburgh Tribune-Review's Living section suggests that you shit yourself. This unintentional message is the result of a poor graphic effect applied to the headline "Suit Yourself,"…

May 4, 2012, 12:53 PM EDT

Ad in Target Circular Either Photoshopped or Features an Alien A dad who really wants to lend a hand

Photoshop fails can range from annoying to awesome. Here's one for the latter pile—a Target circular with a dad who appears to have one too many appendages. The best part…

April 20, 2012, 2:13 PM EDT

Belvedere Vodka Apologizes for Rapey Ad on Facebook Your social-media fail of the day

Belvedere vodka's recent tradition of whipping up cutesy little ads for its Facebook page hit a snag Friday, when it posted the image above—featuring a dude who clearly doesn't know…

March 23, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

Mother's Day Ad Fail How sensitive of you, Tesco

In-store Mother's Day promotion from England. Via @chelseagirl2.

March 14, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

H&M in Social-Media Scuffle Ahead of Its Super Bowl Spot Brand accused of stealing a design

In the worst timing imaginable for H&M, the clothing store is trying to put out a fire in social media just days before it's set to air its first Super…

January 25, 2012, 11:29 AM EST

BBQ Joint Regrets Obscenely Threatening a Customer on Facebook Most inappropriate restaurant post ever?

Alright, vultures, here's the bloody carcass of a fresh social-media meltdown for you to pick over. A barbecue restaurant in Atlanta called Boners lived up to its name this week…

January 11, 2012, 10:26 AM EST

Weird Naked Dude Bathes Behind Kiddies in French Fashion Ad Image pulled from website, but is stuck in catalog

This has been kicking around for a day or two, but it's too weird not to mention: Upscale French fashion chain La Redoute committed the most bizarre of advertising fails…

January 6, 2012, 8:42 AM EST

It's Game Over for One Insanely Abrasive Video-Game PR Guy Paul Christoforo's adventures in customer service

Anytime a PR guy finds himself emailing "Please make it stop" to one of the most influential people on the Internet, you can bet that a career-ending social-media meltdown is…

December 27, 2011, 10:51 PM EST