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“Weird Al” Yankovic Parodies Lorde With His New Song & Video For “Foil”

Weird Al Yankovic's Video For "Foil"
Like Lorde's "Royals," Only Much More Useful!

“Weird Al” Yankovic! Still a thing! And he has a new album of relatively funny parody songs called Mandatory Fun. Every day for eight days leading up to the album’s release, Weird Al has been releasing a new music video, and today’s is admittedly not to be missed. “Foil” is a parody of Lorde’s “Royals” and yes, it’s about the highly useful household product. Frankly, I think foil is more worthy of tribute song than those “royals” Lorde was singing about. I mean, you can use it to make a DIY robot costume for Halloween and to cover up your leftovers. [Daily Dot]

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”

Move Over NYC/Atlanta/New Jersey/Beverly Hills, Because Here Come “The Hotwives Of Orlando”
"Get your finga outta my face.”

From the same people who brought us such ah-mah-zing mockumentary series as “Burning Love” and “Newsreaders,” comes a new show about female empowerment and the betterment of mankind.

SIKE!

It’s about completely vapid Florida-based housewives who wear tacky dresses, drink too many mojitos, and prefer their men like their chocolate—rich. It’s called “The Hotwives Of Orlando” and, judging by the trailer, it’s going to be our next dose of Hulu-prescribed Prozac. Keep reading »

“The Slap” Is The Perfect Cheeky Response To That “First Kiss” Video

"The Slap" Is The Perfect Cheeky Response To That "First Kiss" Video
With An Appearance By ... Haley Joel Osment?

Remember that “First Kiss” video that came out a few months ago, that purported to feature 20 strangers kissing for the first time? It was cute, but our awws were cut short when it was revealed the whole thing, while not quite a hoax, featured models and actors and was really an ad for the clothing company Wren. Well, this parody video, called “The Slap,” didn’t make me pick up where my awws left off, but it did crack me the hell up. Look, I obviously don’t condone violence, blah blah blah blah blah, HOWEVER, I do think there’s something to be said for having the experience of slapping and/or being slapped at least once in one’s life (with consent). Just to see what it feels like. Who wants to slap me? [TIME]

Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch “Cosmos” On Weed

Roll Yourself A Joint And Watch "Cosmos" On Weed
"Everything is star stuff. This, this, this pizza."
"Cosmos" Is Amazing
16 Mind-Blowing Quotes From "Cosmos: A Spacetime Odyssey" (So Far)
Just 16 mind-blowing quotes from "Cosmos" so far... Read More »

Sunday nights I have a ritual. I cook a kick ass dinner, I smoke some weed and I watch “Cosmos” high. The show is incredible all on its own, but man, it is mind-blowing when you’re stoned. The visuals are even more wondrous and the expansiveness of the universe is, like, extra, extra expansive and crazy and WHOA. But what if host Neil deGrasse Tyson took a few bong rips before jetting of in his Spaceship of the Imagination” to show us how ”fucking rad space is”? It might look something like this. [TIME]

Funny Or Die Imagines What Sofia Coppola’s Live-Action “The Little Mermaid” Might Look Like

Funny Or Die Imagines What Sofia Coppola's Live-Action "The Little Mermaid" Might Look Like
Why So Sad, Ariel?

First of all, Sofia Coppola really is directing a live-action film version of “The Little Mermaid.” Secondly, I don’t think it’s going to be that far off from what this Funny or Die spoof — starring AnnaSofia Robb and Evan Peters — presents. A melancholy hipster romance, set to great music with lots of late-afternoon sun glare? Yep, looks and sounds like a Sofia Coppola film! (That’s not a diss — I’ll be first in line to see the real thing.) [i09]

Watch This: An Infomercial For The Useless Sports Bra Every Big-Boobed Woman Has Already Tried

2 Sports Bras Infomercial
2 Times The Support + 3 Times The Armpit Cleavage!
Found: My New Fave Sports Bra
Moving Comfort Fiona Bra
A cute, comfortable sports bra for DD cups?? Yes, it exists! Read More »

Most women with big boobs have tried it at one point or another: you get fed up with the complete uselessness of your sports bra, so you just put on another one. And sometimes a third. I remember commiserating with the other big-busted girls in the junior high locker room as we all squeezed our boobs into layers and layers of stretchy sports bras. One girl routinely wore FOUR at a time, with a fifth deployed on mile days. My neck and shoulders ache just thinking about it. But hey, desperate times call for desperate measures! This hilarious infomercial imagines the desperate double-bra method as a feasible product, and the women modeling it are understandably unimpressed. [College Humor]

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion’s Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Coming Soon: Clickhole, The Onion's Buzzfeed/Upworthy Parody Website

Get ready to bookmark! Yesterday, in a presentation to advertisers, The Onion’s “Jim Haggerty” (an Onion News Network host played by Brad Holbrook) announced that the company was launching a new site called Clickhole, which will put “content and sponsored posts side by side, with barely any distinction between them.” Clearly a parody of click-baiting, time-sucking websites like Buzzfeed and Upworthy, Haggerty promised, ”People will climb into this click hole and find content so interesting they won’t be able to keep it to themselves. Every post is engineered to be as shareable as possible, so it spreads like a deadly wildfire on social media.” Some examples of Clickhole’s content include: Keep reading »

Watch This: A Dove Parody Ad That Asks Men To See The “Real Beauty” Of Their Ballsacks

Dove Parody Ad: The Real Beauty Of Ballsacks
"Tell me about ... your sack."

The internet is bursting with parodies of Dove’s Real Beauty ads, and if you ask me, there can never be too many. This one actually came out a year ago, but I just stumbled upon it, and it’s too good not to share. The idea behind it is simple: what if the forensic artist in Dove’s famous “Sketches” ad was enlisted to help men see the real beauty of … their ballsacks? Just watch. [YouTube]

Watch This: A Hilarious (And Painfully Accurate) Parody Of Dove’s “Real Beauty” Ads

Dove Real Beauty Parody Ad
"Wow, You Must Hate What You See In The Mirror."

Dove has had a few moments of brilliance over the course of its decade-long Real Beauty campaigns — I genuinely enjoyed the “sketches” ad last year, for example — but the entire premise of a company that sells anti-cellulite cream trying to teach women to love themselves exactly as they are has always been problematic. Whether you think Dove’s Real Beauty messages are malicious, annoying, or inspiring, I think we can all agree the over-the-top ads are ripe for satire. Enter this hilarious parody of a Real Beauty ad, that asks a group of women to confront their reflection in the mirror … in the form of a man in a gorilla suit. It’s pretty absurd, but is it any more ridiculous than the cringe-worthy “beauty patch” ad Dove released 4 realz earlier this month? [Feministing]

“Let It Go(T)” Is The “Frozen”/”Game Of Thrones” Mashup You Didn’t Know You Needed

"Game Of Thrones! Games Of Thrones!"

I have yet to see “Frozen,” but that damn “Let It Go” song is inescapable. I was on the verge of totally hating it, but then I saw this “Game of Thrones”/”Frozen” mashup, with lyrics like ”Who’s the hero on this show? / Tyrion? That new guy? Even book readers don’t know,” and I had a new appreciation. I wonder if the same approach would work with another song I’m sick of like, say, a “Happy”/”Hannibal” mashup? Hmm. [Rolling Stone]

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