Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• Looking for a watch for the big wristed. [Link]

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• Can bedbugs survive an airplane flight if they hitch a ride in your (checked) luggage? [Link]

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• I was cited for CVC 21651(A)(1) in Aliso Viejo, CA. Please help me determine if I can beat this ticket. [Link]

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

• My landlord says my cats urinate near the front door. I have a zany alternate theory. Is it plausible? [Link]

Consumerist Ask Metafilter Round-Up

Stealing a cue from our darling, darling sister site, Lifehacker, we’re going to experiment with an Ask Metafilter round-up aimed squarely at Consumerists.

Tax Return Refund Goes To Stranger

Tax Return Refund Goes To Stranger

The Taxman Cometh, to lop off twenty to forty percent of your hide with their tax code machetes. So what better time than now for The Consumerist to focus on the various tax nightmares you might soon be facing!

WalMart *Does* Sell Purple Ribbon

WalMart *Does* Sell Purple Ribbon

We’ve been covering this Wal-Mart in Missouri accused of refusing to sell “immoral” purple Mardi Gras ribbon. Eagle-eyed reader Beth took a close look at some of the pictures the NoCoast blog posted to support their claim.

Photos: WalMart Won’t Sell Sinful Mardi Gras Ribbon

Photos: WalMart Won’t Sell Sinful Mardi Gras Ribbon

We earlier reported that a Missouri Wal-Mart might be refusing to stock ribbons useable for Mardi Gras decorations. Jon asserts that when he tried to buy purple ribbon, he was told Mardi Gras was immoral, un-Christian, caused rape, and he was escorted from the store by Wal-Mart employees.

UPDATE: Wal-Mart’s ‘Sinful’ Purple Ribbon, a Hoax?

UPDATE: Wal-Mart’s ‘Sinful’ Purple Ribbon, a Hoax?

As we reported earlier, a Missouri Wal-Mart was accused of refusing to sell purple ribbon, stating it could be used for immoral Mardis Gras celebrations.

World’s Largest Collection of Cigs

World’s Largest Collection of Cigs

We’ve never quite gotten the knack of smoking cigarettes. While friends of ours twirl a zippo across their knuckles like a small blue steel ball spouting flame, then clamp down upon a smoke with the effortless, anti-authoritative sneer of James Dean, the best we can manage is a fag prissily inserted between our pursed lips. When we inhale, we inevitably start coughing, the cigarette goes tumbling out of our mouths and burns its way through our pants. Next thing we know, we’re applying salve to our groins for the next 72 hours.