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Seattle's Best Coffee really goes down easy

What is it about Seattle's Best Coffee showing up in strange, frequently awkward situations? First, it turned baristas into stalkers in that cross-promotion with Burger King. Now, in new spots…

January 11, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

Listen to Ted Williams' Mac & Cheese debut

Ted Williams, the homeless man with the golden voice, merits sincere kudos for escaping life on the streets and attaining a measure of media stardom. As we mentioned last week,…

January 10, 2011, 9:00 AM EST

KFC seeks other uses for leftover wet wipes

Did someone at KFC win the lottery or something? Seems like they're giving away money every week these days. The fast-food chain's latest contest offers $10,000 to the person who…

January 6, 2011, 2:23 PM EST

London billboard is made entirely of cheese

Somehow we missed this when it happened in October, but it's worth a mention: Virgin Media, with help from food artist Prudence Staite, created a 15-by-12-foot billboard in London made…

January 6, 2011, 9:46 AM EST

Frito-Lay food becomes a bit less unhealthy

Just because fast food items and salty snacks are unnatural doesn't necessarily mean I'm going to turn them down. But now that Frito-Lay says it is reformulating about half its…

January 5, 2011, 2:26 PM EST

Lipton Brisk does a very abridged 'Machete'

Funny, but I don't remember nearly as much hand washing in Machete as happens in this one-minute recap, brought to us by Lipton Brisk. The Claymation clip, which hit YouTube…

January 4, 2011, 1:31 PM EST

Brussels-sprouts Whopper grosses out U.K.

Led by KFC and its pile of greasy hen flesh, the Double Down, fast-food chains have been making headlines lately mostly with their unhealthy food offerings. So, naturally, Burger King…

December 30, 2010, 9:41 AM EST

Duncan Hines cupcakes spot is called racist

This innocent-seeming spot for Duncan Hines cupcakes is being decried by some as racist—for supposedly showing cupcakes in blackface. A blogger at The Source was the first to be offended,…

December 13, 2010, 10:48 AM EST

Do not make the Panda Cheese mascot mad

These Panda Cheese spots from Advantage Marketing in Egypt are a few months old, but there's no sell-by date on the glorious stupidity and mayhem on display. In each vignette,…

December 3, 2010, 9:35 AM EST

Julia Roberts paid $1.5m just to smile for ad

Nice work if you can get it. Julia Roberts was reportedly paid 1.2 million euros (more than $1.5 million) to shoot this 45-second Italian coffee ad—and she doesn't even speak…

December 2, 2010, 10:08 AM EST