[image-1]Fortune Magazine has released it’s list of the 101 Dumbest Moments in Business of 2007. Some of my favorites:
Oh, Manny, you’re soooooo handy
Young Comcast customers in New Jersey are surprised when a scheduled showing of Disney Channel’s Handy Manny – featuring bilingual handyman Manny Garcia and his talking tools – is replaced by hard-core pornography. A parent says she will cancel her Comcast subscription just as soon as the NHL playoffs are over.
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To test Google’s ability to block harmful advertising, Belgian IT security consultant Didier Stevens posts an ad that reads “Is your PC virus-free? Get it infected here!” It is accepted by Google and displayed 259,723 times; 409 web surfers actually click on the ad.
33. Oral B
And we just thought our wives were really into oral hygiene
Lawyers representing Procter & Gamble send a 66-page cease-and-desist letter to British sex-toy company Love Honey, demanding that it stop using images of its Oral B electric toothbrushes to promote a product called the Brush Bunny – a rabbit-shaped piece of plastic that slips over the top of an Oral B to turn it into a vibrator.
14. Naked Sunday
The Fitworld gym in Heteren, the Netherlands, introduces Naked Sunday.
7. High-tech toilets
Too bad nobody gave one of these to Chuck Prince
Japanese manufacturer Toto apologizes to customers and offers free repairs for 180,000 high-tech toilets – thrones that feature heated seats, air purifiers, blow dryers, and water sprayers – after at least three catch fire. “Fortunately nobody was using the toilets when the fire broke out,” says a company spokesman. “The fire would have been just under your buttocks.”