ProFlowers Delivers Sparse-Ass Bouquets Instead of Lush Pictured Flowers

There are some angry people out there this Valentine's Day, thanks to ProFlowers delivering some jankity bouquets. Unless there's a beautiful arrangement hidden inside an ugly-ass facade — kinda like the old man on Scooby Doo? — ProFlowers has some explaining to do. Of course, these might just be anomalies on the… » 2/15/13 12:00am 2/15/13 12:00am

Rhode Island Flower Shops Sued for Refusing to Deliver Flowers to…

After Jessica Ahlquist, unabashed teenage atheist and crusader against bullshit, successfully sued her Rhode Island high school to take its prayer mural taken down last January, we hoped that she'd be able to take her $40,000 scholarship and ride off triumphantly into college sunset, confident that she'd be equipped… » 2/03/13 3:30pm 2/03/13 3:30pm

Founder of Mother's Day Wishes You Would Stop With All the Flowers and…

Anna Jarvis founded Mother's Day in 1914 as an effort to honor her mother, who'd founded a Mother's Friendship Day during the Civil War as a way to foster peace. Jarvis had included white carnations in the first unofficial celebration of Mother's Day she'd organized in 1908, and florists, seeing an opportunity for… » 5/13/12 11:15pm 5/13/12 11:15pm

Philadelphia Flower Show Marred by Appearance of the Dreaded Man-Cave

Over the past week, Philadelphia, the city of steaks and the cheeses who love them, hosted the most venerable indoor flower show in all the land. That is, it had been the most venerable flower show in all the land until this year when somebody decided that what would really propel the event into the 21st century was a… » 3/11/12 8:00pm 3/11/12 8:00pm

Florists Deliver A Total Shitshow Instead of Pretty Bouquets

If you didn't get any flowers this year for Valentine's Day, don't take it personally just yet. Turns out there's some serious chaos happening at all the major flower retailers, and it's already ruined a lot of people's Valentine's Days. It's probably a wasteland out there of scolded spouses, awkward evenings, and… » 2/14/12 11:55pm 2/14/12 11:55pm

See The World's First (Nearly) Blue Rose

This fall the first blue roses will go on sale in the U.S. and Canada. Roses can't produce blue pigments, so every blue rose you've ever seen was actually a dyed white rose. But after 20 years of research, a Japanese company has developed a genetically modified that's the closest true blue rose yet. They're great if… » 9/16/11 10:20am 9/16/11 10:20am

Anthony Weiner's Latest Sorry Stunt

Yesterday was Anthony Weiner's first day of unemployment, and the former congressman was back in the spotlight as he stepped out in his Queens, NY neighborhood and was snapped by a photographer. The pictures, which are so obviously staged and posed, show Weiner in jeans and a dress shirt — sleeves rolled up — buying… » 6/23/11 12:30pm 6/23/11 12:30pm