Consumerism

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Blue Microphones USB Snowball

I’ve always owned PCs, and have never had much of an interest in home recording, so when Dave, Jason and I started recording the...

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Consumerism, Contests

Popdose Contest: DKNY Delicious Candy Apples Collection

Back in August, we here at Popdose were happy to run a contest sponsored by DKNY, featuring their DKNY Be Delicious fragrance. As I said...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Cupcake Pebbles

If you know anything about dessert, you know cupcakes are the hottest thing around, and have been for years. Wherever you look, cupcakes...

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Consumerism, Junk Food, Product Tests

Product Review: Heritage Dr. Pepper

In his solo hit “Heart of the Matter,” Don Henley famously sang that “if you keep carryin’ that anger, it’ll...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Plump it Up: LipFusion XL

I love Sephora. It smells good, the staff is friendly and they sell almost everything you could wish for in the world of store-bought...

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Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: Corner Creek Reserve

I used to frequent a seedy bar on Market Street called The Top Hat. I don’t think it’s there anymore, but I would get $2...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Obagi Nu-Derm System

We have an auntie in the family who is a true style icon, legendary for her ability to pair high-quality accessories with bargain clothing....

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Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Playworld!

In his latest column, Dw. Dunphy wonders why some memories last longer than others -- and wonders which ones he'll eventually be left with....

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Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: Eagle Rare

“This is the most popular bourbon we sell,” said the clerk at my local BevMo. I guess I had “sucker” written on my...

Bourbon Street, Consumerism

Bourbon Street: (rī)

Like my dear, esteemed colleague Ted Asregadoo, I’m fond of liquor, particularly the hard stuff. Unlike Ted, I tend to approach my...

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Bourbon Street, Consumerism, Product Tests

Bourbon Street: “Evan Williams Single Barrel Vintage 1998”

Welcome to a new feature here on Popdose! Each month I’ll review a bourbon that, more often than not, is from a small batch and...

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Consumerism, Contests

Popdose Contest: DKNY Be Delicious Fragrance

Tired of smelling like a sweaty gorilla's ass? Well, now you can Be Delicious -- for free! -- thanks to a new Popdose Contest sponsored by...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Taco Bell’s Bacon Cheesy Potato Burrito

Ever looked at a burrito and thought, "That could use some potatoes"? Taco Bell is one step ahead of you -- and Matt Wardlaw has braved its...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Restaurant Review: Chrissie Hynde’s VegiTerranean

Chrissie Hynde: rock star, activist ... restaurateur? Ann Logue broke bread at Hynde's Akron, Ohio, eatery, VegiTerranean, and is back to...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Review: Rosangel Tequila

It’s hard to say no to a free bottle of tequila.  It’s even harder to write a review of that free tequila where you...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Test: By Lauren Luke Makeup

Lauren Luke is the other British YouTube sensation. And unlike Susan Boyle, she hasn’t been hospitalized for exhaustion. Instead,...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Boston Cream Pie Toaster Strudels Edition

It’s long been claimed as the official dessert of Boston, but it was created by a French chef — so even if you’ve never...

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Consumerism, Product Tests

Product Test: Coosh Earbuds

Just over a month ago, I received an out-of-the-blue e-mail from friendly fellow named Ryan, who works for a word-of-mouth marketing site...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: M&M’s Premiums Edition

Dear Everyone Who Ever Said I’d Never Amount to Anything: Suck it. Do you see what I have here? You do? Let me spell it out for you...

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

Dw. Dunphy On… Your Friend, the Gas Guzzler

It was quite a thing to hear. The big U.S. auto manufacturers, finding their sales affiliates smarting over the loss of business for the...

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Consumerism, Current Events, Lists You Didn't Ask For

Lists You Didn’t Ask For: Consumer Safety Edition

Earlier this month New York attorney general Andrew Cuomo reported that he had sent his staff to 1,000 pharmacies across the state in...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Chocolate Mix Skittles Edition

Ah, Skittles. Remember that good old-fashioned rainbow of fruit flavors? Remember when it just came in that friendly red package, and you...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Java Pop (Hazelnut) Edition

When I saw that our beloved leader, Mr. Giles, had revived this feature, my heart leapt with joy. “At last!” I thought....

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Consumerism, Junk Food

The Great Gross-Off: Snickers Adventure Bar Edition

Welcome back to the Great Gross-Off! Those of you who weren’t loyal Jefitoblog readers may not remember this series — Lord...

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Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… Cell Phones

I remember it pretty clearly. I came home to find the red light on the answering machine ominously blinking away, and checked to see how...

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Consumerism, Dw. Dunphy On...

Dw. Dunphy On… The 7-Eleven Breakfast Burrito

I’m all for fusion cuisine, folks, but this is ridiculous. First off, there cannot be a more awkward combination of terms than...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: cap’n crunch polar crunch edition

I think I must be late to the party on this particular Great Gross-Off subject, because it was at least April when I saw it in the grocery...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: kellogg’s go-tarts edition

I am not a cranky 100-year-old man who constantly complains that things aren’t the way they were in the good old days. Really,...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: eggo cereal edition

So. Let’s say it’s time for breakfast, the most important meal of the day, and you’re seriously jonesing for some...

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Consumerism, Junk Food

the great gross-off: habanero doritos edition

It was the spring of 2001 — May, to be exact — but I remember it like it was yesterday: My good buddy Rahul and I were spending...