zThanks to Maggie for pointing this one out.

OK, leaving aside the absolutely mind-bogglingly useless nature of the product–none of the sports represented by the containers has anything to do with Easter, and only one is even arguably a Spring sport–didn’t anybody catch the correct spelling?

Seriously, if you’re going to intentionally misspell “Sports” and “Balls”, it doesn’t make any sense to spell “Eggs” correctly.

Come on, guys. “Sportz Ballz Eggz” It’s that easy.

Oh, and while you’re at updating the packaging, would you be so kind as to either delete the word “NET” or add another line specifying the gross contents? Thank you.


I’m introducing a new feature to the blog: “Who QAed This Shit?” or WQTS for short. Today’s appearance will be a full-length post, after that it will be an occasional short, extra post.

Because my thoughts turn towards food this time of year, all of today’s examples will be food-related. Oh, who am I trying to kid? My thoughts turn towards food throughout the year. Just because all of today’s WQTSs are food-related, don’t expect them all to be. After all, the BART contract and the new Bay Bridge are both shining examples of WQTSs.

First up, we’ve got a double-header:

wqts01Tiger Tiger brand tandoori paste wishes you to know that it is “suitable for vegetarians & vegans”. I’ll keep that in mind the next time I want to cook a vegan or vegetarian. (I’m inclined to think that the statement is also redundant: I’ve yet to encounter anything that was suitable for a vegan that wasn’t also suitable for a vegetarian. I welcome your counter-examples.)

wqts02Once you open the jar, please be aware that you have a limited amount of time to use the paste before it goes bad: three months or until the “best before” end date, whichever comes first. Fortunately, it will keep until you’re ready to open it. This bottle won’t reach its “best before” date for almost a thousand years:
Careful, though. You don’t want to try it on the afternoon of 15 January 3009!

The Sizzler restaurants recently added cornbread and chili con carne to their soup and salad bar. They’re very proud of the new additions and have signs advertising them all over the restaurant. They seem to be just a little unclear on the concept of what cornbread is supposed to be, though (click for a closer view):
Why yes, it did taste remarkably like a chocolate brownie. Good thing I had it for dessert instead of dipping it in my chili.

Nation’s Great Pies invites us to “Order and prepay your holiday pie today!”
Isn’t it a little counterproductive to be paying the pie? Wouldn’t everyone involved be happier if I paid the restaurant? I’ll be happy to prepay for my pie, as long as somebody first explains what I am supposed to be ordering the pie to do…

Finally for today, I bring you these helpful instructions from Nissin’s Ramen Bowl:
Sorry, but if you’re going to provide a step-by-step procedure to do anything, you need to be very sure you haven’t left any steps out. I would have liked the noodles considerably more if I been able to open the lid before stirring and enjoying.