O Autumn, laden with fruit, and stain’d with the blood of the grape, pass not, but sit beneath my shady roof; there thou may’st rest, and tune thy jolly voice to my fresh pipe, and all the daughters of the year shall take the Consumerist Quiz!
The first full week after the end of summer and we’re already packing away the cargo shorts, swimsuits, squirt guns, and our dreams of ever recapturing the joy of youth (Is that just me? Sorry). While we may not all be able to vividly recall a time when we were guileless babes, quietly pondering the future while looking up through the tall grasses, we should all be able to remember the things that have happened since Monday morning, right? [More]
The kids are back at school. You don’t have any vacation days left until next calendar year. Existence is an abysmal chasm from which nothing escapes, the self is a meaningless fictional construct, and the Panthers lost last night. But you can still take the Consumerist Quiz! [More]
To quote James Douglas Morrison, “summer’s almost gone,” though not really, depending on how you define the term summer. For fans of all things equinox-based, there are three weeks to go. For many school kids and college students, summer has been dead for days. For Consumerist readers south of the Equator, it’s months away from even beginning. So what the heck was Jim Morrison on about? Lizard King, my butt. [More]
Maybe the rest of the world thinks you’re smart — always coming to you for help setting the clock on their VCR or for recommendations on which wine cooler they should pair with their rice cakes — but inside you harbor doubts. “I can’t possibly know everything” you tell yourself while helpfully directing a stranger toward the nearest Fashion Cafe. “If only there was a way for me to think back over the past few days to see if I do indeed have perfect recall — wait, am I not wearing shoes??” [More]
This summer and its Olympic games might feel like they will never end, but this week certainly will. That can mean only one thing… Actually, it means an awful lot more than one thing, but there’s just one item that we currently care about: Testing your memory to see how well you’ve been paying attention. [More]
It’s not your fault that the folks in Rio scheduled handball in the middle of the workday. We understand that you won’t be denied your chance to watch Durdina Jaukovic and her teammates from Montenegro go up against the favored Norwegians, led by Emilie Hegh Arntzen. Don’t worry — we’re not asking you to do your job. Just take a few minutes to see if you can recall anything else from this week other than that sweet 25-25 draw between Tunisia and Qatar. [More]
We write stories. You read them. It’s a purely transactional arrangement; no strings attached. Question is: How well do you remember what you’ve read? Take the Consumerist Quiz and find out. [More]
That’s right: It’s time to once again put on the mental SCUBA gear and dive deep into your memory, to see if you can recall all the things you’ve read this week. [More]
Monday there was news. Then Tuesday there was also news, some of it new. Wednesday had news too, if we remember it correctly. News definitely happened yesterday (we read about it online), and we have the punched time-cards to show that news newsed earlier today. But have you been keeping up? [More]
We went easy on you last week — the holiday-shortened week and residual high spirits resulted in fewer questions and easily eliminated wrong answers — and it showed, with the median score on the Consumerist Quiz soaring to 75% (up from the typical weekly result of around 60%). Think you can continue with your high-scoring ways, or are you due for a post all-star break slump? [More]
We know that a lot of you only worked a few days this week, so we’re giving you a break with this installment of the Consumerist Quiz — now with 47% less quizziness!
Look, we know you probably don’t want to be here. Everyone else in the office is already gone, but you’re stuck holding down the fort, pretending to be reading emails when you’re really just seeing how many pages of “Brexit” Google results you need to go through before finding some really good Brexit-themed erotic fiction. Okay, maybe that’s just us. Don’t judge. [More]
If there are two fun, creative groups of folks in this country who just can’t turn away from a good pun, it’s small-time beer brewers and roller derby girls. But can you tell which is which? [More]
We’ve already told you about the origins of the names for companies like GEICO, Sprint, IKEA, and Nabisco, but we can’t just give you all the answers all the time. So to kill some time this weekend, we’re seeing how well our readers know the histories of some of the biggest names in food, retail, and air travel. [More]
While lists like the Fortune 500 are chock-full of companies and brands that are familiar to just about everyone — Walmart, Exxon, Apple, Coca-Cola, IBM — there are plenty of businesses that don’t have that same level of name recognition, even if they have thousands of employees and bring in billions of dollars. [More]