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The 10 Lowest-Rated Super Bowl Commercials of the Decade

It's Super Bowl weekend, which means every site even tangentially connected to sports, television or marketing will be doing their "Top 1,000 Super Bowl Ads." It's fun, but there are only so many times you can watch Joe Greene throw a jersey to some kid who snuck by security to give him a soda. I'm more interested in the losers, the ads that cost millions of dollars and countless collective...

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Listen to Chet Haze's Diss Track to Dad Tom Hanks (A Parody)

Last week, we introduced you to Northwestern student Chet Haze, aka Chet Hanks, aka son of Tom Hanks, after he released the rap song 'White and Purple,' his flip of Wiz Khalifa's 'Black and Yellow' that went on every hip-hop, film and video site. But it got us wondering: what if Chet got into a fight with his pops? Would he scream or throw punches? I'm guessing he'd throw out his "Turner &...

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BBC America Makes Fun of Itself, 'Law and Order: UK' in New Spot

You may remember Whirled Creative as the group behind the Google Instant/Instant Elements video and the hijacking of Will.I.Am's Twitter account. Now, ahead of this week's debut of season two of "Law and Order: UK," BBC America commissioned the group to create this hilarious promotional spot to illustrate the differences between American and British law....

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What Kanye West Was Thinking During Impromptu Airplane Performance

Last week, on a flight from Minneapolis to New York, Kanye West must have realized it'd been 15 minutes since someone said anything about him. The new, modest Kanye displayed his humility by hopping on the PA system and rhyming for the presumably perplexed forced audience. I love Kanye, but I love peace and quiet on an airplane more. Here's the response I think Yeezy was expecting in his head....

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Jimmy 'Rent Is Too Damn High' McMillan's Debut Musical Performance and Interview (VIDEO)

"I'm glad people have a new hero," Jimmy McMillan tells Urlesque during our interview with the former gubernatorial candidate and founder of the Rent Is Too Damn High Party. "Once it was The Beatles. Once it was Michael Jackson. Now it's my time to shine. Let the Christmas ornament at the very top be my head. Every child is my child and Daddy is here." Ever since his appearance at the 2010 New...

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'One Clap' by DJ Steve Porter Remixes NFL Wide Receiver Randy Moss

Vikings Raiders Patriots Vikings Tennessee Titans wide receiver Randy Moss has never been shy about yapping his mouth to anyone willing to listen. This has resulted in a National Archives-worth trove of sound bites, proclamations and exuberant boasts. DJ Steve Porter has turned those quotes into one long song -- call it Auto-Tune the News without the Auto-Tune -- and the result is a hysterical,...

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The Weather Channel Tries to Warn You About the Apocalypse

Earlier this week, an astute Redditor noticed a disturbing message on Weather.com, the Web site of The Weather Channel. While we're guessing the channel that no one watches (but everyone has bookmarked) was giving some friendly advice, we had to agree with Reddit at the ominous, ambiguous nature of the message. Inspired by the pic, we wondered what else The Weather Channel knows that we mere...

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We Ran Tiger Woods' Sex Texts Through Apple's New Anti-Sexting Technology

After two years, Apple finally received a patent that blocks the sending and receiving of "objectionable" words from iPhones and other devices. How, and to what degree, the company will utilize this patent remains to be seen. But if we know one thing about technology, it's that our nation's sexting-obsessed celebrities will need to go to new levels to type out their raunchiest desires. Apple...

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'True Grit' Trailer (With Exclusive Hand-drawn Picture!) - World Without Internet

Hey guys, Jason here, calling in my report! Sorry to hear that the internet never existed! Whatever it was, it sounds pretty cool! So I just saw the trailer for the new "True Grit" movie. Yeah, it's crazy. I have to describe it to you. I wish you could have seen it with me last night. It's cool. I'm sure it'll still be playing the next time you go to the movies....

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'Check it Out #NewTwitter' - Will.I.Am's Twitter Gets Hacked in New Video

You may remember Whirled Interactive as the twisted geniuses behind the Google Instant/Instant Elements song that floated around the web recently (and inspired our own Billy Joel video). But that was a lifetime (month) ago and the group has returned to put their own unique spin on the new Twitter interface. With Will.I.Am and Nicki Minaj's "Check it Out" as their inspiration, the group...

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