Consumerism

Consumerism, Contests, News

Popdose Giveaway: Win DVD Copies of “American Dad: Volume 7,” “Bob’s Burgers Season 1” and an Indoor BBQ!

Win DVD Copies of "American Dad: Volume 7," "Bob's Burgers Season 1" and an Indoor BBQ!...

Consumerism

The (Midwestern) Case For… Starbucks

Why the multinational coffee chain is actually a good thing....

Consumerism, Popdose Interviews

Popdose Q&A: A Violent, Terrifying Interview With the GEICO Gecko

A dark, unexpected experience with a nationally recognized mascot....

Consumerism, News, Television

You’re Welcome: Who’s The Singer In The Recent Hyundai Commericals?

You're Welcome returns to answer questions you probably weren't asking....

Consumerism

Steve Jobs, The Winningest Loser

At the announcement of his death, it was important to recount the "failures" of Steve Jobs....

Consumerism, Music, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Over-merchandised Artists

From chicken to coffee and Jimmy Buffett to Ryan Tedder, the Popdose staff recounts those musicians whose merchandising presences are...

Consumerism, Popdose Roundtable

Popdose Roundtable: Ticketmaster Joins Forces with Facebook

From Mashable: Ticketmaster, the event ticketing property of Live Nation, is enhancing its interactive seat maps so that ticket buyers and...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Three-Way Breakfast Cereal Battle Royale!

The Great Gross-Off is probably my oldest Web series, and also my most infrequent, so I won’t blame any of you for not remembering...

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Consumerism

Consumerism: Industrial Movies and the Ford Rouge Tour

Troy McClure made the industrial film a legend. In his brief life, Troy narrated such films as “Lead Paint: Delicious but...

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Consumerism

Consumerism: The Graceland Mansion Tour

Memphis has a lot of attractions for music fans, all of which seem to exist to help people fill up a weekend and spend lots of money. Only...

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: Shake Shack

Robin Monica Alexander takes a momentary break from pigging out at the Shake Shack to explain, in the latest "Random Play," why you should...

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Consumerism

Consumerism: The Motown Tour

Berry Gordy, Jr. served in Korea, returned to Detroit, got a job at Ford, and started writing songs for his friend Jackie Wilson. Gordy...

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Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On..., Music

Dw. Dunphy On…The Last Days of the Dual

The record companies decided to fight the scourge of free music downloads with...twice-as-expensive discs. Let us explain....

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Consumerism, Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… ICBM

Popdose takes a fictitious look into the heart of adult peer pressure, consumerism run amok, and poop jokes....

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Consumerism, Current Events, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Absolute Double-Dip — We Are Going There

In spite of what the financial pundits say, Popdose's Dw. Dunphy says double-dip recession is not only possible, but inevitable....

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Best. Iron. (For Now): Black & Decker F67E

Orgasmic over an iron? Well, Ted Asregadoo at Popdose is certainly elated by his new purchase. You probably will be too (if you buy one). ...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: NuForce Icon uDAC-2

Since the advent of recorded music, there’s been a more or less constant tension between the audiophile segment of the marketplace...

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Consumerism

Popdose Roundtable: Looking at Eleven

2011 is only hours away now. For some of us, the past year was a reevaluation of priorities, for others a positive sea change. For many, it...

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Consumerism

Ten Years: Stuff We Didn’t Have in 2001

There are events, items and personalities that become so absorbed in the culture, it is hard to believe they weren’t always there....

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Consumerism

Consumerism: Austintown and Fitch

It seems strange that the purveyors of sexy clothes for relatively upmarket teenagers would want to be associated with a relatively...

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: Vodka

Robin Monica Alexander drinks Stoli and devotes the last Random Play of 2010 to her favorite variety of booze....

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Consumerism, Random Play

Random Play: McRib

Pork, pickles, barbecue sauce and a bun: it's the McRib! And it's back! Robin Monica Alexander analyzes its mysterious appeal in the latest...

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Consumerism, Current Events

The Independent Storefront Versus the Digital Revolution

It is a muggy, overcast summer day, the kind of unsettled New Jersey weather that precludes long distance trips. Once, these were the kinds...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Random Play

Random Play: The Hostess Chocodile

Twinkie dipped in chocolate, or dessert of the gods? In her latest Random Play, Robin Monica Alexander sings the praises of the Chocodile....

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Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: Ezra B. Single Barrel

The bourbon section at my local BevMo is pretty good. They have higher end bourbons that sit locked in a case from which you can ogle to...

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Consumerism, Contests

Popdose Poken Giveaway!

What the heck is a Poken, and why do you want to win one for your very own? Read and learn....

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Blueprint Cleanse: Cleansing Made Simple

Vegetarian, vegan, Weight Watchers, Sugar Busters, Slim-Fast, cabbage soup, Mediterranean, South Beach, Atkins, raw food… name the...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Urbanears Headphones: More Fashion than Function

A few months ago my husband managed to snag a free pair of Tanto headphones from the newly launched Urbanears line which I, of course,...

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Consumerism, Current Events, Sugar Water

Sugar Water: It’s All Fun and Games Until Someone Gets Fired

Three weeks ago the New York Times reported that Mattel is producing Ken and Barbie dolls based on four characters from the hit TV series...

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Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: Short Notes on Four Bourbons

Ted Asregadoo's been drinking a lot lately, but it's okay, because it's for work....