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John Oliver's Parody Ad Skewers GM With Bleak Phrases From an Internal Memo These cars totally aren't 'Kevorkianesque'

While it's true HBO is not an ad-supported network, Last Week Tonight's John Oliver made an exception Sunday, uttering the words rarely heard on the premium cable network: "We'll be…

May 20, 2014, 12:37 PM EDT

Korean Dramas Hook Millennial Viewers Who Speak Spanish and English DramaFever viewership jumped 440% in a year

Is Korean—even for those who need subtitles—the language of love? DramaFever, which claims to be the largest importer of prime-time soap-styled dramas from South Korea, would say so. The lion's share…

May 15, 2014, 9:20 AM EDT

Oregon Agency Responds to HBO Skit: 'Yes, John Oliver, We Are Stupid F*cking Idiots' North proudly defends its work

When John Oliver mercilessly skewers an ad because the taxpayer-funded product it promoted flopped, what's the agency that created the ad to do? One option would be to ignore it. Another…

May 2, 2014, 9:35 AM EDT

Here Is the Game of Thrones Theme Screamed by Goats Also a sheep

It's always hard to find the best goat scream for the occasion (Doritos devoted a lot of effort to the task). But sometimes, with what sounds like a little bit…

April 10, 2014, 5:00 PM EDT

Oops? Rolling Stone Has John Hancock Sign the Constitution on Julia Louis-Dreyfus Cover But a source claims it was intentional

If you've seen Rolling Stone's latest cover featuring Julia Louis-Dreyfus of Veep fame, your initial thoughts were probably along the lines of "Elaine from Seinfeld is naked!" or perhaps "JLD…

April 9, 2014, 3:22 PM EDT

Game of Thrones Becomes a 1970s Sitcom in Newest of Many Mashups Fans keep remixing, and it keeps being funny

In today's installment of making new things look old, Game of Thrones gets retrofitted into a 1970s sitcom, complete with overly long exposition and freeze-frame introductions for each actor. The idea…

April 4, 2014, 11:36 AM EDT

10 YouTube Videos Everyone Is Watching Game of Thrones' Maisie Williams, Snakes, Miley Cyrus included

With the exploding popularity of selfies (see: Ellen Degeneres at the Oscars), it's little wonder Teens React to Super Selfie was a top viral video last week. And it didn't…

March 5, 2014, 11:13 AM EST

Family Guy Pleads for an Emmy With Racy Spoof of HBO's Girls Provocative 'For Your Consideration' ad

Fox's Family Guy has a new "For Your Consideration" ad for this year's Emmy Awards, because Seth MacFarlane's unfunny Rat Pack schtick hasn't ruined enough award shows yet. The latest…

June 14, 2013, 9:25 AM EDT

Game of Thrones Soars With Dragon Ad in New York Times Watch your back, Season 3 is coming

HBO placed this wonderful ad in Monday's New York Times, with the shadow of a dragon looming over two pages of fake stories. It's a shame they couldn't advertise over…

February 27, 2013, 9:03 AM EST

HBO and Ommegang Brew Up 'Game of Thrones' Beers First is Iron Throne Blonde Ale

To capitalize on what Forbes calls the "upscale geek" market, HBO and Brewery Ommegang in Cooperstown, N.Y., are collaborating on a line of Game of Thrones beers that will hit…

December 19, 2012, 9:48 AM EST

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