http://consumerist.com/2008/07/01/pixars-new-movie-wall-e-is/

Pixar’s new movie Wall-E is about (SPOILER ALERT) a crass consumer culture that eventually ruins the planet by completely covering it with pointless garbage. Humanity, unable to consume itself out of an environmental crisis, moves to space, where it endlessly vacations on giant cruise-ship like habitats. The planet is governed by a huge Walmart-esque mega-store called “Buy ‘N Large.” In order to celebrate this anti-consumption message, Disney has apparently been giving out cheap plastic watches, and has launched a “Buy ‘N Large” website where you can buy movie merchandise. [Slog]

Why Is Crunch Gym Forcing Spiderman 3 "Marketing Experiences" On Their Spinning Classes?

Why Is Crunch Gym Forcing Spiderman 3 "Marketing Experiences" On Their Spinning Classes?

Yesterday we followed up on reader’s bad experience at Crunch Gym by calling 2 of their locations, the corporate office and interviewing Angie, our reader.

Hapless Crunch Gym Aerobics Class Trapped In Spiderman 3 Marketing Web

Hapless Crunch Gym Aerobics Class Trapped In Spiderman 3 Marketing Web

…I had a sickening experience at Crunch Gym yesterday.

"Girls Gone Wild" Tax Indictment Teaches Us Not To Deduct Funny-Looking Numbers

"Girls Gone Wild" Tax Indictment Teaches Us Not To Deduct Funny-Looking Numbers

Joe Francis, the quivering chumbucket behind the “Girls Gone Wild” franchise, got indicted Wednesday for tax evasion, as noted by commenter LAGirl. His story holds a lesson for all taxpayers: when claiming deductions, don’t use funny-looking numbers.

Netflix Recommends Moses Movie For Lovers Of Death Wish 3

Netflix Recommends Moses Movie For Lovers Of Death Wish 3

Speaking of God and marketing, here’s a movie recommendation Netflix made to Sam. Because he enjoyed Death Wish 3, Netflix thought he would enjoy The Bible Collection: Moses.

Jessica Simpson, Pizza Hut Spokesperson, Is Allergic To Pizza

Jessica Simpson, Pizza Hut Spokesperson, Is Allergic To Pizza

There was that internal bleeding discovered last year around the time she was filming Employee of the Month; doctors found the presence of the little bugger thought to cause ulcers. Recently, Simpson tells me, after she was still feeling not quite right, an allergist delivered news that would chill the heart of anyone reared on Texan cuisine: She’s allergic to cheese. And wheat. Oh, and tomatoes…

Cheese and tomatoes and wheat? Yes, Jessica Simpson has ulcers, and pizza gives her internal bleeding. —MEGHANN MARCO