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Bring a Travel Mug to Work Tomorrow for a Free Cup of Coffee from StarbucksLifehacker (blog)(Right?) [Starbucks via Consumerist] Send an email to Adam Pash, the author of this post, at firstname.lastname@example.org. By Adam Pash.and more »
Verizon Ad's Bold Claim: We Have Service In Places That Don't Even Count As ...Huffington Post (blog)The only problem, as Consumerist noted recently, there are only somewhere between 192 and 195 countries in the world. BuzzFeed brought the marketing mishap ...
Nassau Residents Not Drinking Up NY Soda TaxNassau News LiveThe Consumerist quoted New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as supportive of the tax. "In these tough economic times, easy fixes to our problems are hard ...
The JonesesEntertainment WeeklyThe conceit of the unsubtle anti-consumerist satire The Joneses is fun until the plot turns maudlin: With all their fancy stuff, the Joneses are the family ...and more »
The Consumerist (blog)More from Consumerist regarding fake online reviewsHuffington Post (blog)Hey, the folks at Consumerist are like the cutting edge of Consumer Reports, trustworthy and very smart, with attitude that people tell me the youngsters ...30 Ways You Can Spot Fake Online ReviewsThe Consumerist (blog)all 2 news articles »
The Consumerist (blog)Twitter Complaint Makes Maytag Step Up, Fix Problem WasherThe Consumerist (blog)Matt tells Consumerist that he was disappointed in his Maytag washing machine, which had required two ...
Sticky-note confessions: Shopkeepers tell allTime Out New YorkSatisfy your consumerist lust—with a little less guilt than usual. Drop our name for exclusive discounts. For just $19.97 a year, you'll get hundreds of ...2010 Eat Out AwardsTime Out Chicagoall 7 news articles »
GamasutraBlockbuster to offer games by mail?gamezine.co.ukIn an email to customers which was forwarded to the Consumerist, the company revealed that it is considering giving its Total Access members the ability to ...Blockbuster Adds Game Rentals to Its Mail ServiceDigitaltrends.comGoing Postal: Is Blockbuster Now Going After Gamefly? Sure Sounds It.Dallas Observer (blog)Blockbuster to be first to offer movies AND games by mail?TG DailyWired News -Geekosystem -Destructoidall 38 news articles »
The Consumerist (blog)eBay Scammers Evolve, Use Live Chat "Customer Service Reps"The Consumerist (blog)I read Consumerist often so I figured it out in time, but...wow. 1. The item, a camera lens, was listed under a verified seller's eBay account. ...and more »
Consumerist tries KFC's new Double Down "sandwich" made with chicken, bacon, cheese and no bread.
What's the worst company in America? Consumerist wants you to voteWalletPop (blog)Consumers Union's The Consumerist, whose calling card is highlighting questionable practices by companies, is in the midst of its annual Worst Company in ...
Leave comment or a video response with what you think is the worst company in America! If your video is good, we might run it on Consumerist.com. Then vote in our contest and get your hated corporation to the final countdown: tinyurl.com To promote our NCAA-March-Madness style Worst Company in America contest, I hit the streets of New York with a video camera, asking taxi drivers, youths, store owners and chicks eating donuts, "What's the worst company in America?" Most people laughed and said, "Worst company?" — and then thought real hard and gave us some answers, answers which may shock you! This video has subtitles so you can watch it at work without anyone knowing. All the companies in our contest are submitted and voted on by readers, and then they advance through the brackets until we crown the winner, or loser, rather, and then we mail them a trophy: the golden poop! Leave a video response and vote now: tinyurl.com
KFC's Double Down and Vegansaurus' Vegan Double Down square off in a debate that will only makes sense if you've seen this video: www.youtube.com (Even then, it won't make THAT much sense) Here are some articles on the sandwich(s): consumerist.com consumerist.com
How would you like to be wallowing up to your eye sockets in filthy lucre?!?! PLUNDER FUNNEL is a sure-fire money-making factory that will teach you how to cannibalize any human relationship and turn it into cold hard cash. Taylor Sternberg from Broadway's "Jersey Boys" stars in this Consumerist.com original video parody, written and directed by Ben Popken. Get more info on this video: con.st Written and Directed by Ben Popken consumerist.com Camera, Editing Brian Goldstein, Consumer Reports Video http Starring Taylor Sternberg taylorsternberg.com With Ben Popken Chris Prentice Voiceover Ernie Sprance, Consumer Reports Animation Chris Walters Sound Samples Creative Commons Sampling Plus 1.0 License http Ashassin www.freesound.org Dynamicell www.freesound.org Music Genius www.freesound.org Benboncan www.freesound.org yabeloko www.freesound.org Anton www.freesound.org Torn.Rugged.Audio.35 www.freesound.org Walter Odington www.freesound.org
The Consumerist (blog)4 Myths About Tipping From A Former Pizza Delivery GuyThe Consumerist (blog)In an effort to clear up what he sees as common misconceptions about tipping, Consumerist reader and former delivery guy Justin wrote in to take a ...
Post ChronicleBan Texting While Driving? New Apps HelpPost ChronicleThe app "DriveSafe.ly" is still in beta form, apparently, but will read your text messages to you and allow you to respond hands-free, reports The Consumerist.and more »
Better Business BureauRadioShack Puts Itself On The Auction BlockBetter Business BureauNow, the small electronics store is putting itself up for auction, according to The Consumerist. That may be a good thing especially if one of the biggest ...and more »
Worst Company in America tournament features BofA, AIG, Toyota, Wal-MartBizjournals.com1 seed in the Worst Company in America bracket, published by Consumerist.com, a consumer advice Web site owned by the parent company of Consumer Reports ...and more »
Triple PunditHP and Best Buy on Best, Worst Company Lists at the Same TimeTriple PunditThe Consumerist deals more with day-to-day behavior of companies in dealing with their customers. It cited HP for selling (along with Compaq) laptop ...Who's Really Guarding the Hen House?Huffington Post (blog)all 2 news articles »
Antidote to consumerismManila BulletinIn the encyclical Centesimus Annus, Venerable John Paul II refers to the phenomenon of consumerism, a lifestyle which "maintains a ...
Comcast helps subscribers, holds itself back with Fancast Xfinity TV siteWashington Post (blog)There's the silly "Xfinity" brand, which initially reminded me of Dunder Mifflin Infinity and led Consumerist to mock it as the kind of name a porn movie ...HBO Looking For 'TV Everywhere' DealsMediaPost PublicationsReport: HBO in Talks to Expand 'TV Everywhere' Web AccessDigital Media Wireall 4 news articles »
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The Consumerist (blog)Consumerist Launches 5th Annual 'Worst Company In America' ContestHuffington Post (blog)Consumerist, full of March Madness, has returned for a fifth year of letting its readers vote for the Worst Company In America. Last year, AIG won the honor ...Support Consumerist In FiLife's Personal Finance March Money Madness BracketThe Consumerist (blog)Worst Company In America?Atlanta Journal Constitution (blog)all 5 news articles »
Consumerist.com Allows Consumers to Bite Back in Fifth Annual Search for the ...PR Newswire (press release)NEW YORK, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Cable providers, cell phone companies, and bank giants round out the contenders in Consumerist.com's fifth ...Behold The 2010 Worst Company In America Bracket!The Consumerist (blog)all 8 news articles »
Submit Your Nominations For 2010 Worst Company In America ContestThe Consumerist (blog)Please help us out by emailing your nominations to WCIA@consumerist.com. Please behave yourselves and nominate one company per email address. ...
The Consumerist (blog)Angry Man Stays Calm, Receives Shiny New Laptop From DellThe Consumerist (blog)I just wanted to write big thank you to the Consumerist for helping me find the error in my ways. Usually I'm pretty hotheaded and foul mouthed when things ...
Globe and MailWhat Does Your Stuff Really Say About You?New WestThe video is a refreshing and illuminating observation on the human and ecological costs of consumerism and Americans' addiction to material goods. ...The Story of Stuff: The BookGlobalShiftAnnie Leonard's got the right stuffGlobe and MailThe Story of StuffNewsweekall 5 news articles »
Rex van Schalkwyk: Waltzing back to sense after consumerist dance of deathBusiness DayVIENNA, famous for its waltzes, is famous also for its economics, or more accurately, for its economists, whose common characteristic is that they take the ...
The Consumerist (blog)Humana Won't Let You Cancel Your Insurance Because Your Signature Doesn't ...The Consumerist (blog)I thought after several emails with a Humana communications person and a story on Consumerist, the insurance company would surely relent and let Dean's ...
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerBye bye Bajaj: Sun sets on India's beloved scooterFresno BeeLater this month, Bajaj's last scooter will roll out from its factory, ending an era in India's transition from dreary socialist economy into a consumerist ...Bye bye Bajaj: Sun sets on India's beloved scooterThe Associated PressBye Bye Bajaj: Sun Sets on India's Beloved ScooterABC Newsall 168 news articles »
The Consumerist (blog)Microsoft EECB Saves The Day When Zune Leaks Battery AcidThe Consumerist (blog)Tristan tells Consumerist that his Zune was about two years old and out of warranty when it began ...
Columbus Ledger-EnquirerBye bye Bajaj: Sun sets on India's beloved scooterThe Associated PressIts 1980s sales campaign, an ode to patriotism and nascent consumerism, became iconic on its own, with TV ads showing young boys clutching Indian flags and ...Bye Bye Bajaj: Sun Sets on India's Beloved ScooterABC Newsall 156 news articles »
consumerist.com We try not to be too paranoid about the cleanliness of things we purchase. We'll purchase used books, buy vintage clothing, drive pre-owned cars. But the "Ick Factor," as it's known in the world of science, jumps off the charts when it comes to used undies. But that's exactly what NBC claims to have discovered at several retail stores. The reporters headed to New Jersey where they purchased dainties and unmentionables at Nordstrom, The Gap, Macy's, Victoria's Secret, Express, Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomingdales and J. Crew. They took their purchases home, removed all the tags so they would appear used and made a small identifying mark on each undergarment with a marker. They also stained some of the product with baby oil to see if those would be restocked by the stores. A week later, it was back to the stores to try returning their purchases. Despite the removed tags, all 8 stores accepted the returns and offered full refunds. Even better, most of them retagged the underwear and placed it back on sale almost immediately. And as for those baby oil stained items? NBC says the found them on sale again at The Gap, Victoria's Secret, Bloomingdale's and Macy's. It should be noted that the reporters found no evidence of this at J. Crew or Saks during their investigation.
The Consumerist (blog)Consumerist Friday Flickr FindsThe Consumerist (blog)Here are nine of the subjectively best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this ...
The Consumerist (blog)Consumer Reports Tests 3D Televisions, Goofy GlassesThe Consumerist (blog)We might have all of the cat pictures here at Consumerist, but our sibling publication, ...and more »
Annie Leonard On Colbert (VIDEO): The Life-Cycle Of Our StuffHuffington Post (blog)Environmental activist/consumerist critic Annie Leonard appeared on The Colbert Report Tuesday to discuss her new book, "The Story of Stuff," which was ...and more »
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Complete video at: fora.tv Screenwriter Stephen Sewell rails against the social effects of consumerism, stating that modern pop culture serves to "enslave" people in a endless cycle of insatiable desire. "Popular culture isn't culture at all," argues Sewell. "It's commerce." ----- The first of the 2010 season of the ever-popular IQ2 debates took the crowd-pleasing topic: "Popular Culture: We've seen the future, and it's junk." Some big-name thinkers and writers lined up to do battle. Is popular culture an annoyance that keeps the masses in a state of stupor? Or does it shape our society in an important and entertaining way? - Australian Broadcasting Corporation Stephen Sewell is an award-winning playwright and screenwriter, whose works include "The Boys," "The Secret Death of Salvador Dali" and "Myth, Propaganda and Disaster in Nazi Germany and Contemporary America - A Drama in 30 Scenes."
A lampoon of the Tonight Show with Jay Leno's return to 11:35pm, and a response to the original promo's choice of the Beatles' "Get Back (To Where You Once Belonged)".
...of such information? I bet there are some laws out there that do require disclosure. Second, what do you think of this? As the Consumerist put it, "would you buy a house if you knew a murder or suicide had taken place there?" Please weigh in. P.S. -- I'm...
www.anywhereman.com Do we tend to take a consumerist, "throw-away" mentality into relationships with friends, co-workers, clients, or even our spouse? I challenge you to take a "fix it" approach to relationships, and maybe even to your stuff.
Kelly's Interview with Rick Morris of Strategic Tax Solutions, Inc. of Fargo, ND. Made as a vblog as part of a resume package for The Consumerist. Topics discussed are the "Making Work Pay" tax credit and finding a reputable tax preparer.
Background on Classical Conditioning psychology.about.com www.nobelprize.org/educational_games/medicine/pavlov/readmore.html www.brembs.net/classical/classical.html Use of Subliminal Messaging and Flashing Lights as Stimulus (FCC Rules and Guidlines) www.progressiveawareness.com www.epilepsy.com answers.yahoo.com
If you have kids, you're probably biting your nails down to the quick worrying how you're going to find--much less pay for--this year's super hot fad toy, Zhu Zhu the Robot Hamster. But don't be so stupid! The thing about fad toys like Zhu Zhu is that they're about 30% fun, 30% marketing, and 40% media hype. You can bypass all that nonsense and make your own in less than 20 minutes, and for a fraction of the cost.
An Urban Sprawl Thinking Piece is a visual collage commenting on the growth and devastation of urban living that is dependent on an increasingly limited natural resource - oil. Beginning with footage proclaiming the miracle of science in developing a successful economy through exploration and discovery, Carlson tracks the gradual deterioration and disillusionment of the American dream in the 50s, the decline of social civility within cities, and the waste of farmland, air and water. Footage used is recycled from the Prelinger Archives, an "ephemeral" collection of films free to use under the copy-left creative commons agreement. Music in the short is from independent artists or older pieces also designated as creative commons. The result is an eclectic montage of fast-paced images, providing a mockery on the consumerist fads of the 1950 and 60s and demonstrating the harsh reality of an oil-based economy and western way of living. The main pace of the film is reinforced by music, a rabic techno score supplied by independent artists and collected pieces from the public domain. The rapid fire images and sound reinforce the pervading theme of the film which condemns consumerist fads while demonstrating the challenges inherent in an oil-based economy. However, the short does end on a happy note: displaying alternative energy resources, more efficient ways of city planning and evoking a feeling that positive change can be effected. An Urban Sprawl Thinking Piece has screened at ...
Electro acid jazzy bass...The global corporate entity continues to provide the consumerist economy that is the medium for the flow of wealth from poor to rich