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A publication wanted a site photo from our press kit and we’re like, uhh, we don’t have a photo. So we went out and Gawker’s resident photog Nikola Tamindzic [nsfw] snapped this one of us yesterday. Full version inside.

The%20Consumerist%20-%20Carey%20Greenberg-Berger%2C%20Ben%20Popken%2C%20Meghann%20Marco.jpgLeft to right, Carey Greenberg-Berger, Ben Popken, Meghann Marco.

So that’s what we look like. Rar!, I mean, hello.


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  1. chipslave says:

    You guys look like some edgy emo band! (c:

  2. gondaba says:


    just kidding. what a pretty bunch of photoshopped, flash-filled folks.

  3. cde says:

    Meghann looks hawt :D

  4. The Big O says:

    Here come the “Meghann’s a hottie” comments.

  5. JKinNYC says:

    @chipslave: That’s what i was thinking. They even have the requisite brick/cement wall.

  6. doormat says:

    Ben looks like he is staring into the camera really hard.

  7. BloggyMcBlogBlog says:

    I always thought Carey was a girl.

  8. theWolf says:

    @The Big O:

    Meghann’s a hottie.

  9. boandmichele says:

    lol normally, i’m the one going “you idiots think any girl is hot that doesnt look like a horse”

    …but she really is very pretty.

  10. mrjimbo19 says:

    Ben, you should run a caption this photo contest!

  11. Amy Alkon says:

    Ben looks like a constipated superhero — which doesn’t mean he isn’t cute.

  12. kakashisan says:

    More pics of Meghann, less sausage!

  13. timmus says:

    Very gritty… definitely very NYC.

  14. gorckat says:

    Its like the moment before the guy gets jumped in an Axe commercial :P

  15. timmus says:

    But where’s our girlfriend??

  16. Yep says:

    Looks like a print ad for Dick Wolf show, actually.

    This Fall from NBC – Law & Order: Consumer Complaint Unit

  17. Emrikol says:

    Blah blah blah, Blah Blah-Blah, Blah Blah, Meghann Marco.

    Blah blah blah blah blah blah. Rar!, blah blah, blah.

  18. TedSez says:

    Who knew this site was being put together at 21 Jump Street?

  19. bambino says:

    carey looks familiar
    ben looks like he’s on roids
    meghann looks possessed

  20. stubblyhead says:

    you guys look like correspondents for America’s Most Wanted.

    I also thought Carey was a woman.

  21. gibsonic says:

    i thought only women had hyphenated late names.

    speaking of women, Meghann is a solid 6.54173/10 based on this pic. would require more “research” to know for sure.

  22. Toof_75_75 says:

    You guys look pretty tough! :-p

  23. Black Bellamy says:

    Nice cameltoe, Ben!

  24. No_Pants says:

    No, No, hell yes!

  25. Black Bellamy says:

    Ha! made you look.

  26. veterandem says:

    The dedicated professionals of the Consumer Complaint Unit tacle especially heinous customer service and rip-offs of everyday John and Jane Does. These are their stories:


  27. ncboxer says:
  28. homerjay says:

    Carey has sort-of a Keanu thing going for him– young Keanu, not recent. Meghann looks like she’s diggin’ him, too. :)

  29. homerjay says:

    oh and I believe Ben is trying to use the force. :)

  30. dmolavi says:

    i’m going to start up the “Meghann’s a hottie” fan club.

  31. liquisoft says:

    Looks very contemporary.

  32. chas7926 says:

    obligatory: Meghann is hot.

  33. MeOhMy says:

    STRONG BAD: What?! You’re not allowed to have a band with only three people in it!

  34. Streyeder says:

    Helloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo Nurse! I mean… Meghann…! :)

  35. davebg5 says:

    So, Meghan, what are your weekend plans? I’m gonna get my drink on, party, get crunk and rock out!!! CHICKA, chicka yeeeea!!!

  36. acambras says:

    Ben looks like he’s ready to open a can of whoop-ass on some shady corporate weasels.

  37. Fujikopez says:

    Ben, it looks like your shirt is trying to bite your arms.

  38. Atlien says:

    Meg kind of looks like Aly Landry..

  39. TheDude06 says:

    When does your next album come out? hehehe!

    excellent pic. Bloggers are a lot better looking than they get credit for

  40. chas7926 says:

    Carey has a secret; Meghann knows it. Ben is better than you.

  41. faust1200 says:

    Carey stop undressing me with your eyes.

  42. madmathias says:

    that Carey dude is getting “the look” =)

  43. gruffydd says:

    Carey looks the the “Mac” guy in the Apple commercials.

  44. I think they were shooting for edgy christian rock band, not emo.

  45. ckilgore says:

    Ben looks like he wants to punch me … and I’d like it.

  46. Trai_Dep says:

    Okay, my guess. Counter-guesses welcome:

    Carey: bass (& synth for the dance remixes)

    Ben: drums

    Meghann: vocals and guitar

  47. edjusted says:

    Nice pic. I wasn’t really paying attention to the title, so I thought this was some ad for the next season of Heroes or something. So what kind of powers you guys got?

  48. gibsonic says:

    recipe to make any internet blogging nerds look cool.

    – dark denim pants.
    – black shirts (bonus points for some trendy print)
    – low camera angle
    – good photographer and lighting
    – various tough/cool poses with various eye directions
    – airbrushing

  49. cindel says:


  50. Evil-doers beware, it’s Consumerist!
    With powers far beyond those of normal mortals Carey Greenberg-Berger, Ben Popken, and Meghann Marco battle corporate greed & dishonesty on behalf of good consumers in the United States of America!

    *cue theme song*

    Seriously, cool photo.

  51. donnie5 says:

    So that is what Megan “I cannot spell or use correct grammar to save my life” Marco looks like!

  52. dmolavi says:

    @donnie5: dude, at least spell her name right…unless it was intentional…

  53. DjDynasty says:

    Carey is SUPER HOT! Ben I’ve seen before on the video fee’d of him on TV shows. Megan I thought was from Chicago, not NYC.

  54. Zgeg says:


    Not even close..

    Meghann- Bass
    Ben- Vocals and Guitar
    Carey- Drums

    The girl is always the bass player…

  55. Elviswasntmyhero says:

    “I wanna be great like Elvis without the tassels
    Hire eight body guards that love to beat up assholes
    Sign a couple autographs
    So I can eat my meals for free”

    — Rockstar (Nickelback)

  56. Critcol says:

    Can you folks stopping being so funny? You’re making it wicked hard to be angry with the AT&T rep who has had me on hold for over 20 minutes…

  57. nardo218 says:

    Hey, Meghann –

    How *you* doin?

  58. scoobydoo says:

    @donnie5: If you are going to complain about her spelling, at least spell her damn name right.

    It’s right there in the introduction.

    Good looking group of people, and yes; I too thought that Carey was a chick.

  59. killavanilla says:

    Sweet pic.
    You guys look like an alt-rock band, complete with attitude….

  60. Tallanvor says:

    @faust1200: Oh, come on. With that picture, he can undress me however he’d like.

  61. RandomHookup says:

    So who will play them in the movie “Consumerist Strikes Back”?

  62. Schalicto says:

    Holy Crap Ben! You look like you could punch Chuck Norris in the chin fist and live to tell about it!

    Great pic gang!

  63. davebg5 says:

    @RandomHookup: Darth Marco?

  64. @kakashisan: I second that vote!

  65. wring says:

    aw is Carey ghey?

  66. gibsonic says:

    Meg looks like a slightly prettier version of this psychotic chick i dated in college. hopefully for Meg and company, beauty and psychotic behavior are inversely related.

  67. lowlight69 says:

    i know, its trendy but, Meghann is a hottie.

    if only i was single… and we lived on the same side of the US, and she thought self loathing geeks were hot, and into triathlons, then…. you know….. we could ah…. well, its all a “moo point” anyway (anyone remember where that one is from?)

    “a moo point, a cow’s opinion, it doesn’t mean anything” :):):):)

  68. vonskippy says:

    Is that her real ear, or sometype of NORAD/BORG modification?

  69. PsychicPsycho3 says:


    More sausage, less pics of girls!

  70. jkaufman101 says:

    Is Carey single? I wanna know! Hottie!

  71. Kos says:

    Was this shot in Nolita? Looks like Nolita.

    ben looks like a dorky version of Eric Murphy from Entourage.

  72. badhatharry says:

    Hey, listen, while I have all three of you together, you think you guys could get Meghann to stop calling me and coming by my place and hiding in the bushes and stuff?

  73. muddgirl says:

    I’d hit it… (and I DON’T mean meghann)

    …(well, I DO mean meghann, but only if it was some weird comedic situation, so we could both pretend we were still straight).

  74. GothamGal says:

    I would like to add that Carey is hot.

  75. Antediluvian says:

    Is Ben wearing a forbidden Wal-Mart Nazi t-shirt?

  76. Trai_Dep says:

    Okay, second vote: boxers, briefs or commando (and who, d’accord)

  77. Benny Gesserit says:

    Consumerist: Save the shopper, save the world.

    Congrats on the photo – it’s a triumph over the bland offerings most press kits hold.

  78. Uriel says:

    Ben, check your email, I thought you guys needed sme bad-ass staches.

  79. kidnextdoor says:

    Ben: boxerbriefs
    Carey: boxers, until it’s laundry time…then old tighty-whiteys
    Meghann: definitely commando. all the time.

  80. bkaid says:

    I am outraged that Ben is not wearing a ConEd uniform!

  81. mk says:

    I guess I know too many guys named Carey – becuase I always knew he was a guy.

  82. bkaid says:

    And Ben looks just like the PC guy from that commercial. Seriously.

  83. INTPLibrarian says:

    /whistles/ Woo-hoo, hot!

    Everyone will just have to wonder which one I’m whistling at…

  84. Yozzie says:

    @TedSez: Yes!

    I think the look on Meg’s face says “Smolder now, boys, but I will own the comments thread…”

  85. ElizabethD says:

    Cool lighting. Nice job by the fotog. You all look great!

  86. MoogleLally says:

    You guys all look so trendy!

  87. reykjavik says:

    Wow! Meghann’s a hottie :)

  88. Trai_Dep says:

    @kidnextdoor: yeah, pretty similar guesses on my part, too. Tho think Meghann might wear low-cut bikini w/ unicorn prints, for the irony value.

    Carey: judging by the picture, either he’s hung like a stallion (neighh!) or wears briefs (his bulge sets TSA officials scrambling to make sure it’s not ticking). Tighty-whities so as to lull his dates into a false sense of security, then he prounces: ¡carumba!

    Ben, yup. Boxer briefs. He owns some boxers though. The kind that glow in the dark. So after Lights Out, he can find his way back to bed after flossing, his honey cooing, “Marco… Polo… Marco… POLO!” seductively in the dark.

  89. says:


  90. Obviously a Pixies cover band…

    and since someone from Deadspin (besides me!) might be reading…Dude, dude, yes.

  91. crimsonwhat says:

    Meghann is gorgeous!

  92. zolielo says:

    Carey not a girl?

  93. BeastMasterJ says:


    …Well, SOMEONE has to make a comment like this for these stories, and since none of you took the intiative, I thought I’d do that sacred duty.

  94. omgyouresexy says:

    Thats a really cool picture actually. Kudos to the photo tweaker and photographer.

  95. phripley says:

    Am I the only one who wishes that the shot had been more like the other work in the photographer’s portfolio? More tatoos less clothing.

    Also, what’s the deal with the Wall Street backdrop. I thought we were keeping it real in Crooklyn!?!

    Hmm on closer inspection that could be dumbo.

  96. Roundonbothends says:

    Great shot. Don’t worry about it!

  97. synergy says:

    @edjusted: Damn! You beat me to it. I also thought it looked like a “Heroes” promo:

  98. yvette says:

    Woah, you guys are spunky! And possibly superheroes.

  99. odoketa says:

    Did you all check out Nikola’s page? I have a camera, but it doesn’t do that! And she made y’all look rockin’! Wow!

  100. rbb says:

    Ben looks almost exactly like his father did over 20 years ago.

  101. valkin says:

    Awesome photo. You guys look like Heroes. I am sooo jealous!

  102. Three Word Chant says:

    Although I have a newfound appreciation for the site (thanks Meg), I feel like this picture would be much better if the building behind them was a Bank of America

  103. spinachdip says:

    Are any Gawker Media glamor shots ever taken beyond a one-block radius of the Gawker office?

    see: []

  104. Wormfather says:

    Now Wal*Mart knows where to send the assasins.

  105. Trai_Dep says:

    Yeah, but they’ll be easy to spot since they’ll be the only people in NYC not wearing black.

    (hey, Ben, Meg, Carey: any way to bump this back on top? Just this once? This posting way too much fun to let it slip into the Next Page ghetto…)

  106. Flynn says:

    See, Meghann knows…you don’t look at the camera or smile in cool pictures.

  107. cde says:

    It just needs to be said again, Meg is very hot :D

  108. @spinachdip: Who needs to go on a field trip to a fancy location when the photos come out like that?

  109. King of the Wild Frontier says:

    Carey can fade into the background; he’s not invisible, but you don’t know he’s there… until it’s too, too late.

    Ben can compel you to tell the truth, the truth that even you don’t know until it leaves your lips.

    Meghann can fly, hurl lightning bolts from her fingertips, and has a pet owl that she commands telepathically.

  110. mandarin says:

    Yeah it does look like a Heroes poster or something…
    Doesnt Meghan look like an elf?

  111. TheBigLewinski says:

    Hi Meghann, wanna join me while I smoke some cigars?

  112. mandarin says:

    I meant kind of like the Lord of the Rings elf, not the keebler elves…

  113. left to right: too-cool-for-school, emilio’s character in breakfast club, ‘i can’t look straight ahead’ myspace face.

  114. factotum says:

    I’m not gay. I never have been gay. But I would love to be in a stall next to Carey.

  115. gibsonic says:


    are you from Idaho?

  116. groupie says:

    Carey is so hot! And I say that as the president of the Carey Greenberg-Berger fan club.

  117. Ray Wert says:

    Meghann’s a hottie! Rowr!

  118. ConsumptionJunkie says:

    Meghann: sooo…cute!

  119. duncanblackthorne says:

    Meghann, you’re smokin’ hot!