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Bernie Sanders' Stirring New Campaign Ad Is Set Solely to the Tune of Paul Simon's 'America'

Often, the worst part of political ads is having to listen to them. Between the ominous muckraking about an opponent's past and the stilted rhetoric of sound bites from the…

Netflix's Content Chief Just Perfectly Summarized How the TV Industry's Been Broken Since Birth

Netflix execs had a lot to say at the streaming giant's CES keynote today, but amid all the flashy trailers and big global news, one compelling tidbit was largely overlooked. CEO…

Get a Crappy Present? Zappos Will Trade You a $100 Gift Card and Give the Gift to Charity

Regardless of where it was bought

Face it, we all end up with the occasional unwanted gift, and returning them can often be more trouble than it's worth. But Zappos is trying to fix that. For the…

Was Steve Harvey's Miss Universe Flub Staged? If Not, It Should Have Been

Steve Harvey and Miss Universe—two people you likely weren't thinking about Sunday afternoon—abruptly became the Internet's top topics Sunday evening. Harvey spectacularly botched the announcement of the winner, accidentally giving Miss…

The Story Behind 'Instagram Husband,' the Year's Most Out-of-Nowhere Viral Hit

'It felt universal, so I knew we had something'

A week ago, Jeff Houghton was a local late-night TV personality in Springfield, Missouri. Today he's a viral video star. What happened in between was "Instagram Husband," a low-budget but perfectly presented…

That Uncomfortable Brother-Sister Ad for Folgers Gets Even Creepier in Parody Extended Version

When Folgers created its 2009 ad about a brother and sister's touching reunion, the brand certainly didn't mean for it to become an anthem for incest. But something about the meaningful…

Do These 'Instagram Husbands' Remind You of Any Poor Bastards in Your Life?

The life of an Instagram star might seem stylish and elegant, but what about the poor sidekick left holding the camera like some off-screen putz? A new video called "Instagram Husband"…

Ad of the Day: Tracy Morgan Is Back to His Shouty, Ridiculous Best for Beats by Dre

In this Christmas ad, he's got good evidence he hasn't been naughty

Equal parts oblivious and opinionated, Tracy Morgan's loud-mouthed comic persona has always managed to make light of just about anything. And his own near-death experience is no exception.  In a Christmas…

Chinese Version of The Force Awakens Poster Noticeably Downplays the Only Black Actor

Sure, there are a lot of different ways to splice together a Star Wars poster, but minimizing the movie's only black star seems an odd choice. Twitter user and producer Guy…

Twitter Erupts in Mockery Over Selection of Sleepy Coldplay for Super Bowl Halftime

Super Bowl fans, are you ready to rock? Hope not, because you're getting Coldplay. The mellow crooners were announced today as the 2016 Super Bowl's halftime headliners, which was music to…

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