Show Of Hands

So, uh, did anyone ever finish the application for their free Chinese Democracy-commemorating Dr Pepper yesterday? Well, don’t worry if you didn’t and you still want your damn soda: Due to “consumer demand” (read: “our IT department neglecting to tell us that we’d probably need more servers to handle the kind of out-of-control response this half-in-jest offer received”), the promotion has been extended to 6 p.m. ET today and branched out to a phone number (1-888-DRPEPPER). Extending it to a day when those Americans who are still employed are at work: Probably a smart idea, given that people are always looking for new ways to slack off during holiday-shortened weeks. [Marketwatch]