“Brexit”-Inspired Puns Join “-gate,” “-gasm” & “-pocalypse” In Baker’s Dozen Of Abused Suffixes

“Brexit”-Inspired Puns Join “-gate,” “-gasm” & “-pocalypse” In Baker’s Dozen Of Abused Suffixes

Before every scandal became a “gate,” there was Watergate. Before every event that lasts longer than it should was labeled a “thon,” there was Marathon. Now the headlines about Britain’s decision to leave the European Union have resulted in a spate of “Brexit”-inspired puns. [More]

Nintendo Announces $60 “Mini NES” That Includes 30 Classic Games

Nintendo Announces $60 “Mini NES” That Includes 30 Classic Games

In a move that will please countless 30- and 40-something gamers who remember the days of pounding out not-so-secret cheat codes on their controllers, Nintendo has announced plans to release a downsized version of its classic NES gaming console — complete with 30 games to warm the cockles of your (possibly aging) nostalgic heart. [More]

Think Back On The Short Week That Was With This Abbreviated Consumerist Quiz!

Jason Cook

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!

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How Well Do You Know Your Fast Food Calorie Counts? Take Our Quiz To Find Out

Ron

Fast food chains have long made their nutrition info available online, and in a number of markets around the country, this info has been posted in restaurants on menu boards for several years — but have you been paying attention? [More]

James LeVeque

Burn Through Those Last Few Minutes Before The Holiday Weekend With The Consumerist Quiz

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]

Great Beyond

How Well Do You Know Companies’ Former Names?

Maybe you know that David Bowie was born David Jones, or that the St. Louis Cardinals were previously the St. Louis Browns, Brown Stockings, and Perfectos, but did you know that PayPal was originally called Confinity, or that Yahoo was briefly named “Jerry and David’s Guide to the World Wide Web”? [More]

Can You Remember What Happened This Week? Prove It!

James LeVeque

Another week has passed, and more events have occurred, some of which we’ll eventually forget about entirely or mangle into vague, hazily remembered recollections. But let’s focus on the here and now, and see what we can recall about the last few days, shall we? [More]

For-Profit College Or Fictional School: Can You Tell Them Apart?

For-Profit College Or Fictional School: Can You Tell Them Apart?

When coming up with the name for a institution of higher learning, you often want to find that sweet spot where academia, history, and marketability meet; and you also have to make sure no one else is already using that name. [More]

Go Full MacGyver With This 5-Step Process For Getting Gum Off Your Jeans

Go Full MacGyver With This 5-Step Process For Getting Gum Off Your Jeans

So you’ve gone and sat in a wad of gum. Sucks, huh? Don’t despair. You might still be able to salvage your favorite pair of blue jeans with the help of some unexpected gum-removing tools that might already be sitting around your house. [More]

How Well Do You Remember The Last Few Days? Take The Consumerist Quiz

Sean Tubridy

Think you’re a smart one, eh? Well, you obviously have impeccable taste in websites, but how well did you absorb all the news of the last few days? It’s time to test that memory of yours one more time with the Consumerist Quiz! [More]

Quiz: Craft Beer Or Roller Derby Girl?

inajeep & Mike Matney

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]

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

Punch Up Your Real Estate Listing By Posing In A Panda Costume In Every Photo

If you’ve ever spent hours online looking for a home — especially in a region where most of the properties have similar layouts and designs — your eyes might glaze over as you skim through countless nearly identical photos. Then, wait — was that a woman in a panda suit? [More]

Test Your Memory Of The Week That Was With The Consumerist Quiz

Brad Clinesmith

A lot happens in a week; not all of it sticks in your brain the way it should. How much can you recall from what you’ve read in the last few days? It’s time to test your memory once again with the Consumerist Quiz. [More]

Test Your Memory Of The Week That Was With The Consumerist Quiz

Joel Zimmer

A lot happens in a week; even one shortened by a holiday Monday. How much can you recall from what you’ve read in the last few days? Test your memory with the Consumerist Quiz. [More]

Will DIY Air Conditioners Really Keep You Cool This Summer?

Will DIY Air Conditioners Really Keep You Cool This Summer?

Don’t feel like plunking down upwards of a few hundred bucks for a window unit air conditioner? No, of course you don’t; that was a silly question. At the same time, you probably don’t want to spend the next few months baking in the summer heat. You could McGyver one using ice and some stuff that’s sitting in your garage gathering dust, but will it make your life any more tolerable? [More]

John Oliver Reveals Illicit Global Cadbury Creme Egg Conspiracy

John Oliver Reveals Illicit Global Cadbury Creme Egg Conspiracy

Did you know that Cadbury Creme Eggs aren’t just a sickeningly sweet, vaguely holiday-themed treat? No, according to truth-telling TV personality John Oliver, they are also the epicenter of a global conspiracy involving classic Christmas movies, Bono, gold, and affordable airfare. [More]

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

John Oliver Rewrites Apple Ads To Make Them More Honest About Encryption

On Sunday’s Last Week Tonight, host John Oliver looked at length at the ongoing, complicated legal battle between Apple and the FBI, which has asked a court to compel the tech company to rewrite its software to allow authorities to search crime suspects’ locked iPhones. And while Oliver ultimately came down in defense of Apple’s position in the matter, he also believes the company could be more direct about presenting the reality of the situation. [More]

Lawyer Bombarded With Errant Texts Demanding Free Chipotle Burritos

Lawyer Bombarded With Errant Texts Demanding Free Chipotle Burritos

On one end of the wrong-number spectrum is the lawyer who still gets calls and texts intended for Sir Mix-A-Lot, on the other end is the D.C.-area attorney who received some 300 text messages yesterday from people seeking free burritos from Chipotle. [More]