Considering the number of times we’ve busted out in song in Target, we’re a little ashamed we didn’t think of this first. So, touché, Tommee Profitt, for producing the wondrous shopping soundtrack to our lives that is “The Target Song.”
Not all consumers are as pleased as punch with big-box retailers. Just ask any African-American woman who’s ever scoured the shelves in her local stores’ segregated “ethnic” sections
Situations like that might figure into The Consumerist
’s annual “Worst Company in America
” battle. First bout: Target takes on Best Buy. It’s fair to assume we already know which store Tommee Profitt is rooting for.
Across the pond, Ben & Jerry’s has joined the fight for marriage equality. Coming out in support of proposed U.K. legislature that favors gay rights, the company has rebranded its “Oh My! Apple Pie” flavor to “Apple-y Ever After.”
The company renamed its popular “Chubby Hubby” ice cream “Hubby Hubby” in the U.S. when Vermont passed its gay marriage law. Ben & Jerry’s has also launched a Facebook app and Twitter hashtag to accompany its advocacy.
Meanwhile, one of Donald Trump’s sons has taken to Twitter
to defend the recent African hunting safari he and his brother took.
A little league team in California defended its decision to refuse $1,200
in community support from a local strip club.
And the Oregonian
newspaper refused to let an error slide. The newspaper posted a correction
to a story on the death of one of its longtime editors, Bob Caldwell, who didn’t pass away in his car, but rather while engaged in sexual activity at a 23-year-old’s apartment in exchange for cash. Talk about media relations.