For some reason that has never fully been explained, Arby’s has long been the favorite punching brisket of The Daily Show with Jon Stewart, appearing as the fake sponsor of many segments. They didn’t pay for these on-air segments, and some brands might have tried to pay the network not to mention their name on-air. Arby’s, however, has learned the publicity value of playing along. [More]
Getting your money back when something doesn’t work isn’t an unfamiliar concept. But what if the money you paid was for a charity? Many viewers who shelled out $4.95 to watch Bill O’Reilly vs. Jon Stewart live online during their Saturday night debate were frustrated when there were streaming problems that didn’t allow them to actually watch the event. Half of the proceeds from said event were meant to go to charity, so is asking for a refund the thing to do? [More]
The couple who “foreclosed” on Bank of America got The Daily Show treatment last night. John Oliver caught up with the homeowners to find out how they showed up with repo men and sheriff’s deputies at a Bank of America branch office and got the bank to pay them money they were owed. It all began when the bank tried to foreclose on them, even though they had no mortgage at all, and owned their home free and clear. [More]
It’s the final countdown… Oh, sorry. Jim Cramer appeared on The Daily Show last night to settle the war of words between The Daily Show and CNBC that had been going on since Rick “You Are All Losers” Santelli canceled. Did it get nasty? You bet your ass it did, though we were looking forward to a bout of Jello wrestling that never quite materialized.
“The point is that with net neutrality all internet packets – whether they come from a big company or a single citizen – are treated in the exact same way.”
We’re sure you’re as fascinated by the trucker bomb phenomenon as we are. Honestly, we are seriously considering making our next Consumerist photo contest dedicated to them, or perhaps merely a contest to see who can send the most trucker bombs to Poppy Z. Brite’s house in payback for the many literary trucker bombs she’s forced us all to endure over the years. Note to Poppy’s attorneys over at CyberTrialLawyer.com: just kidding!