Under Armour Pulls “Band Of Ballers” Shirt Amid Criticism That It Echoes Iwo Jima Imagery

Under Armour Pulls “Band Of Ballers” Shirt Amid Criticism That It Echoes Iwo Jima Imagery

Under Armour is apologizing and promising to stop selling a T-shirt dubbed “Band of Ballers” after complaints that its image of basketball players raising a hoop closely mirrored the style of the Marine Corps War Memorial. That memorial is based on a famous photograph taken of soldiers raising a U.S. flag on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima during World War II. [More]

The Year That Shouldn’t Have Been: The 50 Most Embarrassing Stories From 2014

Ron G

In the days leading up to a new year, most people take time out to reflect on the good and the bad of the previous 12 months. While there were some really great things – and not so great thing (Comcast/Time Warner Cable Merger, anyone?) that happened in 2014, there was also a seemingly endless supply of stories that left us wondering just who has control of companies’ social media platforms and why CEO’s just can’t keep their mouths shut. So without further adieu, here is Consumerist’s list of stories that make us go “What, The What?” [More]

Papa John's Founder Says Don't Eat Too Much Of His Pizza

Papa John's Founder Says Don't Eat Too Much Of His Pizza

Marketing and PR folks probably dread stories like this one: John Schnatter, the founder of Papa John’s, said on a BBC radio interview yesterday that you shouldn’t eat too much of their pizza.

United Airlines' Stock Temporarily Wiped Out By Old Bankruptcy Story

United Airlines' Stock Temporarily Wiped Out By Old Bankruptcy Story

UPDATE: Google Placed Wrong Date On UAL Story, Stock Yo-Yo Ensues

Microsoft Releases Dirty Santa Chatbot On Unsuspecting Children!

Microsoft Releases Dirty Santa Chatbot On Unsuspecting Children!

Oh noes! The children! Microsoft released a Santa bot on its Windows Messenger network that had a surprising predilection for swinging the conversation to oral sex.

Top 10 Worst Marketing Gaffes, Flops, and Disasters

Top 10 Worst Marketing Gaffes, Flops, and Disasters

The Consumerist’s guide to the top 10 worst gaffes, flops, and disasters in the history of American marketing and advertising.

CompUSA Sells Computer Dripping With Porn To 13-Year-Old Boy

CompUSA Sells Computer Dripping With Porn To 13-Year-Old Boy

The Donaldsons bought their 13 year-old son a new computer from CompUSA for Christmas and were shocked to find it bedecked with racist child porn.

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Top 10 Biggest Business Debacles 2006

Welcome, New York Times readers. Here’s a bit of an intro to The Consumerist, if you’re curious and want to learn more.

E in “Verizon” Found Upside Down

E in “Verizon” Found Upside Down

Verizon is so busy never stopping working for you they forgot to hire a proofreader.

Life Takes Copyediting

Life Takes Copyediting

This ad is an ad for this ad.

No Juice For Target Franklin Doll

No Juice For Target Franklin Doll

After reporting on our famous blog that Target was selling Franklin Delano Roosevelt dressed up like Ben Franklin, the offending page was removed from the Target website. In its place is this page, offering 3 of the most popular “Gift Humor Toy President Political” dolls.

Target Misses With Talking Action Roosevelt Figure

Target Misses With Talking Action Roosevelt Figure

At left, the Franklin Roosevelt doll from Target. Seated at right, our 32nd president.

Best Buy Encourages Shopppers To Buy CyberPoopy

Over the weekend, an error on the Best Buy website returned very curious results. Searching for “Cybershot 7.2″ returned not only no direct results, but what they suggested instead was quite, shall we say, unbecoming.