First World Problem of the Day

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First World Problem of the Day: A widespread shortage of popular toast spread Marmite has sent New Zealanders scurrying to find the last remaining containers in a bout of frenzy nicknamed by the press "Marmageddon."

Sanitarium, the snack's manufacturer, was forced to shut down Marmite production last year after its factory in Christchurch was damaged in the earthquake and deemed unsafe.

Since then, supplies have dwindled, and are expected to officially run out next week. Kiwis are reportedly panic-buying the stuff by the crate-load, and exploiters are turning to online auction sites to sell jars at prices hundreds of times the MSRP.

New Zealand prime minister John Key, concerned over the prospect of emptying out his private stash, angered some when he said the shortage may force him to turn to Vegemite, considered by many to be an "inferior" Australian alternative.

Sanitarium, meanwhile, hopes to have production up and running against by July.

[metro / photo: reuters via itv.]

Not The Onion of the Day

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Not The Onion of the Day: A Minnesota man recently filed a lawsuit against his uncle for uploading an unflattering Christmas photo to Facebook.

In his harassment suit, Aaron Olson says his uncle posted childhood photos of him on Facebook, and proceeded to add "mean comments" underneath. Among the offending photos: "[Olson] posing in front of

First World Problem of the Day

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First World Problem of the Day: One of several new additions to Viktor Hertz's ongoing art series, "Honest Logos."

[copyranter.]

Leave Norway's Butter Crisis Alone of the Day

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Leave Norway's Butter Crisis Alone of the Day: Tommy, a singer and a celebrities and a famerss famous bloggers from Norway, takes Americans to task for making fun of The Great Norwegian Butter Crisis Of 2011.

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First World Problem of the Day

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First World Problem of the Day: Just when you thought things couldn't possibly get worse for the Motor City, it was confirmed today that Nickelback will indeed perform during halftime at the Lions-Green Bay game on Thanksgiving Day.

This, despite a petition with over 50,000 signatories asking the halftime show's producers to reconsider for