The New York Times reports how our victory in the Spanish American War will save you $60 on this year’s taxes. Last year Congress realized that Cuba was no longer occupied by the Spanish Empire. The war, funded by a 3% tax on all long distance calls, is over. No more measly one or two dollar “Federal Excise Tax” on your monthly phone bill. With the empire unlikely to strike back, Congress decided to drop the tax and refund the excise taxes collected over the last three years.
The Consumerist appeared on the front page of this Saturday’s New York Times Business section, in an article entitled, “Consumers Have Allies On The Web.”
John called asking about the ads Verizon is poised to put ads on the internet services accessed by its cellphone users.
We all know AOL is crap, but now that it’s free crap, Mr. Pogue of the NYT has penned the requisite rundown of what’s good/bad/pointless about new FreeAOL.
The New York Times has a left-wing anti-Domino’s Pizza analysis up today. Far be it from the Consumerist to tell you what sort of pizza to eat, we have to admit the Domino’s “Brooklyn-style” pizza fills us with ire. And we don’t even really give a shit about Brooklyn pizza.
If you’ve been fretting over your favorite newspaper’s inevitible demise (thanks, Internet!)… never fear! Google is set to begin offering print ads in 50 newspapers as a test to see how far it can extend itself into offline media.
Dealing with 9/11 is a matter of reframing it within a certain contextual advertising.
After we uploaded an AOL retention manual, AOL says “No Comment” to its authenticity in an article in today’s New York Times “What’s Online” section:
• Mr. Hooters is dead at 69, huh huh. [NYT] “Robert H. Brooks, 69, Owner of Hooters Restaurant Chain, Is Dead”
• It’s like that children’s game, would you rather have your hip disintegrate, or your jaw? [CT] “Lawyers gear up to attack Fosamax”
The New York Times might be a left-wing propaganda machine hell-bent on sowing villainy and communism amongst the American populace, but treasonous? Well, that’s what the chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee says, and he wants to see The Old Gray Lady hang for its crimes against The State.
As part of the growing awareness of The Consumerist that there are these things called cars and people put pricey gas in them, we were pleased as a plum in a pie to spy this choice pic in the New York Times this morning.
You might remember Airbus passionately denying that they intend on introducing standing room only human steerage cattle cars into their airplanes.
7-Eleven is set to implement a new, testosterone-boosted ATM this year, providing even more banking solutions to the great unwashed The all-embracing milk of corporate hegemony continues to…
On the bottom of the electrical bill they’re there like uninvited guests finishing all the spirits: State taxes. Local taxes. Federal taxes. Incontinental Transfer taxes. Candle taxes. Watching too much Taxi reruns taxes. But a new report by the New York Times reveals that in many cases those taxes earmarked for corporate income tax are staying in the companies treasury, to the tune of billions and billions of dollars.