Consumerist Friday Flickr Finds

Here are ten of the best photos that readers added to The Consumerist Flickr Pool this week, picked for usability in a Consumerist post or just plain neatness.

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(#2 – dmented_kitteh)

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(#3 – AriLakatos)

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(#4 – stevens camera)

Dragonfly
(#5 – thoth1618)

Technicolor Weaving
(#6 – HofmanPhotos)

Garage Sales
(#7 – Ecstatic Mark)

It's Maddie...again.
(#8 – Jason M. Childs)

Clasico corned beef
(#9 – БРАТСТВО)

Summertime Blues
(#10 – SCHMEGGA)

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  1. SkokieGuy says:

    So Consumerist – no explanation of what happened yesterday? Based on Facebook page postings, it seems that the site might have been hacked?

    What’s going on?

    • webwbr says:

      The Consumerist is attempting to pioneer a 3-day work week… I for one fully support that endeavour.

    • Back to waiting, but I did get a cute dragon ear cuff says:

      If you read the last post from Tuesday, it says they will be back in 2 days.

      • Misha says:

        That’s not what he’s talking about. He’s referring to the fact that some people have been getting malware alerts when they visit Consumerist lately.

        • Back to waiting, but I did get a cute dragon ear cuff says:

          OK, I looked at the facebook page with reports of the warnings. I never got any of those since I have adblock on constantly running Firefox.

          It is strange since the warnings are referring to an ad network that may place ads with malware, but I did not think there were any ads on the Consumerist.

          • MaxH42 thinks RecordStoreToughGuy got a raw deal says:

            I use AdBlock and NotScripts, and I still got the warning yesterday. This is what I got:

            Warning: Something’s Not Right Here!

            consumerist.com contains content from ad2.fourtytwo.proadvertise.net, a site known to distribute malware. Your computer might catch a virus if you visit this site.

            Google has found malicious software may be installed onto your computer if you proceed. If you’ve visited this site in the past or you trust this site, it’s possible that it has just recently been compromised by a hacker. You should not proceed, and perhaps try again tomorrow or go somewhere else.
            We have already notified ad2.fourtytwo.proadvertise.net that we found malware on the site. For more about the problems found on ad2.fourtytwo.proadvertise.net, visit the Google Safe Browsing diagnostic pageM.

    • Gnuwave says:

      I’m with you, SkokieGuy. I’d like an explanation or at the very least an admission. I sent them an email Wednesday morning (when I got notification that the Exploit Blackhole Kit malware had been blocked by AVG when I went to the Consumerist site) and they’ve apparently chosen to ignore it.

    • There's room to move as a fry cook says:

      Consumerist gets hacked, putting thousands of visitor’s computers at risk, and makes no public acknowledgement that it happened… thus putting them in the running for their own Golden Poo Award.

  2. Foot_Note says:

    Tax cat unhappy, no kitties!

  3. Back to waiting, but I did get a cute dragon ear cuff says:

    #3 REN FEST!!! WooHoo!!

    Missed the Va Ren Fest this year, Mother-in-law broke her hip and my wife and sister had to take care of her.

    But MD opens in 7 weeks, I can almost taste the cider now. As a matter of fact, that’s what I’ll take to a belated 4th of July celebration (curse you derecho!!) tomorrow.

  4. mauispiderweb says:

    Great dragonfly shot.

  5. IraAntelope says:

    #7 at least someone took down the signs. I hate the ones that are left on utility poles and trees for months…no dates, sometimes no address. Come on!