With global temperatures rising and the most obscene U.S. presidential election in recent memory taking place, 2016 might feel like the worst year ever. But whether you're an average joe on the street or celebrity swimmer Michael Phelps, Call of Duty's new game, Infinite Warfare, is ready to help you escape. The new live-action trailer for the Activision title opens on a young man beset by dire news reports. Beside himself, he does the only reasonably thing. He hops in a spaceship and takes off from Earth altogether.
What if brand mascots weren't chipper or cheerful? What if, instead of smiling ear to ear while trying to hock Energizer or McDonald's, they were jaded, even sadistic? That's the world GQ has imagined in a new digital short featuring Danny McBride and Walton Goggins—two actors so perfect for showcasing the dark underbelly of any world that it's easy to imagine they aren't even acting here.
If anyone can help make "ShottaSoCo" a word people actually say at bars, it's Danny McBride. Or rather, a flying version of Danny McBride who repeats the word endlessly, over a pulsating beat, while circling the globe—birdlike in a custom-made wing-tux—in Wieden + Kennedy's amusingly ludicrous new music video for Southern Comfort.