Great Moments In Targeted Advertising

Great Moments In Targeted Advertising

Theoretically, the coupons that print out for you at the grocery checkout are carefully targeted to you based on your buying habits over time, or on the products in your cart on that particular day. Which is why one reader of Passive-Aggressive Notes was just a bit insulted when she purchased a single pint of Ben & Jerry’s and some chocolate chips (for a baking project, she swears) and the machine spat out this Slim-Fast coupon. [More]

Consumerist Videodrome #2: The "New Moon" Felons

Consumerist Videodrome #2: The "New Moon" Felons

Is loving New Moon a crime? It is, if you accidentally tape it during your sister’s surprise birthday party at the movie theater. Plus, how you will end up paying for Hulu after the Comcast/NBC merger, Oscar Meyer shaved meat, subprime loan gangstas, and a pacifier you might choke on. Now that we have a video show, what should my signoff be? Leave your thoughts in the comments. [More]

Recall Roundup: Slim Faster Edition

Recall Roundup: Slim Faster Edition

Here’s a fresh batch of recalls for you! Manufacturers have seemingly forgotten that drawstrings on children’s clothing are bad, and bacterial contamination in Slim-Fast cans could give you far more weight loss than you ever intended. [More]

Slim-Fast Drinker Says She Finds Disgusting Black Stuff In Can

Slim-Fast Drinker Says She Finds Disgusting Black Stuff In Can

A devoted Slim-Fast partaker, Onca swears she found some off-putting black gunk at the bottom of one of her cans. She sent in this picture and wrote: