The credit report is free, but you’ll still pay

I’d never seen any of FreeCreditReport.com’s ads before the Onion A.V. Club started complaining about them, but I should be thankful. I can’t think of any situation or program that has benefited from the inclusion of boyish hipsters. Neither can the commenters, one of whom suggested disturbing punishments for Eric Violette (the kid in these ads). Of course, it serves them and A.V. Club writer Steve Hyden right for watching daytime television in the first place, but don’t tell them I said that. Once they’re done subjecting poor Violette to unspeakable abuse, I don’t want them looking my way.

—Posted by David Kiefaber