Category: consumer

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shopping: just a few things

Wednesdays are telework days for me and they are often super-productive. I can get a lot more work done without interference from co-workers and clients and I can get the odd chore done at home without much time lost to...

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#firstürbproblems: Skim, not Skinny!

Making sure to specify a “vanilla nonfat latte” instead of a “vanilla skim latte” at Starbucks for fear of being served a Skinny Vanilla latte. Yes… that’s a thing. Really. Well it is for me, anyway. The other odd thing...

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color: sins of the crayola…

Embed from Getty Images Saw this on Facebook this morning. Near as I can tell from a Google Images search, it’s been going around the net since January of this year. I wasn’t able to find the original creator of...

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video: O… M… M?

It seems that our nation is constantly giving me reason to whip out one of my favorite scenes from The Simpsons. One Million Moms has decided to rally their members against J. C. Penney… again.

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accessories: “Man Candles”

I love my Yankee Candles, but this latest limited-time collection from them is causing more than a few eyerolls around the web. At first I thought they just released 4 new scents and that others were nicknaming them as such,...

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ads: target…ed

Peeking over a co-worker’s shoulder as we were discussing the comeback of colored denim this year, I noticed that the “Top Picks” in Target’s Women’s jeans section had a fairly appropriate sponsor. 🙄

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free: The 7th Guest for iOS

For my old-school gamers out there or just those that appreciate the earlier generations of computer puzzle games, The 7th Guest from Trilobyte Games is free for iPhone and iPad today only (5/1/2012). “Welcome to my … house!” Old Man...

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comics: Saving the Day

Nothing quite like free comic books, right? Not just on Free Comic Book Day–coming up this Saturday, in fact–but the comics you could get by sending in UPC labels, or packaged in breakfast cereal, or handed out at school or...

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beer: Guinness’ ad and Coors’ fad?

Ah, the things you see while watching live television. I’d sort of forgotten about St. Patrick’s Day this weekend since I’m not really a bar crawler and while there may be some Irish blood in me, it’s fairly well diluted....

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ads: Liquid-Plumr Double Impact

I haven’t seen this on TV yet, but it’s on their official YouTube channel so this at least appears to be a real ad that they’re hoping goes viral. Sadly I’ve only ever had to use Liquid-Plumr once in my...