Taken from Sideswipe: Tuesday http://www.nzherald.co.nz/column/sto...ectid=10485658

A warehouse in Chicago is "the world capital of fake [latex] vomit, where it's still made the old-fashioned way", reports the Chicago Tribune. It is not as popular as it was 50 years ago (7000 a year, against 60,000 then), Fun Inc president Graham Putnam said. "It's the best vomit on the market. The texture is soft and sturdy, pliable and complex, with ridges of multihued solid chunks looking like a jagged lunar landscape ... perfect for the bathroom, refrigerator, auto seat or sidewalk." (Source: News of the Weird)

Browsing through the CD specials at The Warehouse, a reader saw a sign "under $10" while selecting a CD marked $9.99. "A helpful but bemused assistant confirmed that he could not fulfil the advertised price as he would have to charge $10 for the $9.99 CD, ergo it would not be 'under $10'. Is this false advertising, overcharging, treating the customers as idiots, or perhaps just a little short of commercial nous?" he asks.