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My lawyer advised me to never read the contracts

Turns out that could have long term consequences. Link:

A computer game retailer revealed that it legally owns the souls of thousands of online shoppers, thanks to a clause in the terms and conditions agreed to by online shoppers.

The retailer, British firm GameStation, added the "immortal soul clause" to the contract signed before making any online purchases earlier this month. It states that customers grant the company the right to claim their soul.

"By placing an order via this Web site on the first day of the fourth month of the year 2010 Anno Domini, you agree to grant
Us a non transferable option to claim, for now and for ever more, your immortal soul. Should We wish to exercise this option, you agree to surrender your immortal soul, and any claim you may have on it, within 5 (five) working days of receiving written notification from gamesation.co.uk or one of its duly authorised minions."

GameStation's form also points out that "we reserve the right to serve such notice in 6 (six) foot high letters of fire, however we can accept no liability for any loss or damage caused by such an act. If you a) do not believe you have an immortal soul, b) have already given it to another party, or c) do not wish to grant Us such a license, please click the link below to nullify this sub-clause and proceed with your transaction."

The terms of service were updated on April Fool's Day as a gag, but the retailer did so to make a very real point: No one reads the online terms and conditions of shopping, and companies are free to insert whatever language they want into the documents.


By fnord12 | April 16, 2010, 4:13 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (6)| Link



I think i see where this is going...

One of the odder Harris Poll lines of questioning that i've seen.


By fnord12 | April 14, 2010, 3:12 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



I just wanted to write "Diiiiiiiiplomatic imuuuuuuuunity!"

TPM:

If nothing else, in the spirit of DWB, I think this incident may give rise to a new slang acronym EIATSAPBWA -- Extremely Ill-Advisedly Trying to Smoke in an Airplane Bathroom While Arab.

'Diplo Immunity Ain't Kryptonite, Buddy' Update: This is really turning into quite a tale. This graph from the Times ...

A federal official said that the passenger went to the bathroom to smoke a cigarette,and was confronted by air marshals on board the plane. He understood he had diplomatic immunity, and made sarcastic comments that they took as a threat, said the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity.

I mean, are we really to believe that this guy took his having diplomatic immunity as free rein to crack a joke about need to light his shoe bomb? I'm curious whether under international law a diplomat can be expelled from a host country simply for being a raging c@#k.


By fnord12 | April 8, 2010, 8:59 AM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



Scar My Tattered Body No More With Your Punishing Dildo Mallet

Hutaree video.


By fnord12 | April 1, 2010, 8:40 PM | Ummm... Other? | Comments (0)| Link



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