Tuesday, December 27

FX Brings 19th Century London to Television with the Premiere of Taboo

Tom Hardy and Ridley Scott are teaming up to produce Taboo, a new dark and gritty miniseries debuting on FX Networks in January. 

Set in 1814, Taboo follows James Keziah Delaney, a man who has been to the ends of the earth and comes back irrevocably changed. Believed to be long dead, he returns home to London from Africa to inherit what is left of his father's shipping empire and rebuild a life for himself. But his father's legacy is a poisoned chalice, and with enemies lurking in every dark corner, James must navigate increasingly complex territories to avoid his own death sentence. Encircled by conspiracy, murder and betrayal, a dark family mystery unfolds in a combustible tale of love and treachery.

As the show kicks off, FX Networks is giving away three separate secret collections of diamonds worth $3,000 apiece. And you don't have to come back from the dead or risk life and limb in order to snag them, either. Learn more and enter the giveaway here.

You can also follow along with the contest and show on social media using the hashtag #TabooFX. Winter TV shows are the perfect way to keep warm during the icy months, and the intrigue of Delaney – both his past and future – should prove to be gripping to all audience members. 

Taboo is intended for adults 21 and up. It premieres on FX Networks on January 10.

Merry Christmas: Richard Jefferson Dunks All Over Klay Thompson

Time to relive a little magic. Richard Jefferson is 36 years old. He should not be able to do things like this. Thanks, Cleveland and Golden State, for a very entertaining Christmas Day game. See you in June.

Monday, December 12

OK Go Has Done It Again With Another Crazy Music Video

At this point, it shouldn't surprise anyone that OK Go is capable of fantastic music videos. Their latest tune, "The One Moment," is right up on par with anything else they've done, but if you blink, you might miss it entirely.

That's because "The One Moment" uses the shortest amount of time ever filmed for a music video – just 4.2 seconds. 325 events happen in that timeframe, whether it's guitars exploding, water balloons being tossed, or a large flipbook being...well, flipped. The footage is then slowed down to stretch over the full length of the song, sometimes at a slowdown rate of 20,000 percent. The result is something that looks majestic and serves as the perfect backdrop for the dreamlike melodies of the song. Enjoy!

Sunday, December 11

This Commercial From Poland Is Incredibly Cute and Sweet

Well, it looks like somebody's been chopping onions again. Online auction website Allegro shows an old Polish fella learning English by himself, with only his loyal pup by his side. He's studying everywhere, reciting words on his bed, on the bus, and even while enjoying a bath. All the while, you're wondering what in the world he's practicing for.

When the ending is finally revealed, it is REAL cute. Good luck not getting a little weepy, or at least having a lump in your throat. Learning a new language is tough at any age, but when there's special meaning behind it, that makes it that much sweeter.

Saturday, December 10

A Hot Cup Of Joey Ultimate Gift Guide 2016

Well, I can officially see my breath in the air, so that must mean the holiday season is upon us. Some people are incredibly meticulous about their wish lists, down to the exact amount of stitching in the luxury handbags they've requested.

For most of us, though, we'll be happy with anything, so long as it's entertaining or provides value in some other way. If you're stumped for gift and stocking stuffer ideas this holiday season, I hope this guide makes you the real MVP when it's time to open presents.

If you've ever been to a sporting event, you know there's something magical about the atmosphere. Sharing an experience with other people who all want the same outcome as you, seeing players up close and personal, and even just enjoying the sights and sounds...it all adds up to something really cool.

Sports broadcasters, writers, and journalists get to experience this regularly. As a result, they've gotten to see some amazing games and performances. Author Eric Mirlis has compiled the stories of these broadcasters, writers, and journalists into I Was There!, which is a terrific read for anyone who even remotely likes sports. It's cool when an entry is a game I remember vividly, but just as enjoyable are the stories about a lesser known athlete or event, such as a special story from the Olympics. It hits you right in the feels. In addition, I chatted with Eric about his book and some of his favorite sports moments, so feel free to take a listen.

Music history in general is pretty interesting, but rock and roll is absolutely fascinating. Ed Ward has a way of painting vivid, beautiful pictures, and he combines artists we all know and love with ones that you may never have heard of. And that's a great thing – as Ward says, "I envy the person hearing this music for the first time." This is an excellent dive into a part of history that helped shape most modern music today. And it's only Volume I! Hey, there's a lot to cover, after all.

Jocelyn & Chris Arndt: Edges

Sometimes you hear a voice singing and it's so good that it just sends chills down your spine. You'll certainly get a few shivers listening to Jocelyn Arndt, who's complemented perfectly by her brother Chris's retro-rocking guitars. The siblings have been playing music together since they were children, and it definitely shows in their tight melodies and comfort with each other. You'll get to see a little bit of Jocelyn's sass in opener "Shame," but by the time you hit the closing track "Here to Stay," you'll have a hard time not getting up and pretending you're a band conductor as horns and a strong percussion session drive the track. The duo also just released a Christmas album, which is also worth checking out.

Laundry detergent as a gift is a lot like socks – you'd be real disappointed as a kid, but as an adult, it's wonderful. I'm also a big fan of companies that are working to do good in the world. Molly's Suds came about in a very unexpected way. Founder Monica Leonard’s daughter, Molly, was born in 2005, but she never took a breath. As a pediatric nurse and mother to three other healthy children, this was a tragedy and shock. Seeking a cause, Leonard uncovered disturbing facts about chemicals approved for use yet untested for safety by the U.S. government. The decision was made to create Laundry Powder and other household products that are safe for people and the environment. Molly’s little footprints are on the company’s website and packaging to remind customers that Molly’s Suds products are safe for even the tiniest family member. 

At the same time, you're reducing your carbon footprint and saving on money and water. Oh, and it works great, too. I don't know when laundry detergents decided this monstrosity was a good idea, but fortunately, Molly's Suds comes in an easy-push spout and cap. I didn't spill anything using it, which is pretty dang rare for detergent. You can find Molly's Suds on their website or online at big box retailers like Amazon.com, Target.com and BedBathandBeyond.com.

EcoVessel Vine Bottle

Get outta here, ice bucket! EcoVessel makes a ton of insulated products, from regular water bottles to ones that'll keep chilled wine cool and on the table hours long for entertaining. The company's Vine bottle is a premium stainless steel bottle that holds up to 750 ml. of your favorite indulgence. Certain wines are okay without being chilled, but if you've ever had a tepid sip of something that should be a bit more frosty, you know how disappointing it is. Fill the EcoVessel Vine with your best red, sparkling white, or hey, live it up and go with a little rosé. It'll all stay nice and chilled.

B&G Martin Dog Beds

For the pup in your life, these eco-friendly, built-to-last dog beds are not only comfy, they also go to help dogs in need. Every time a dog bed is purchased, a canine will be spayed or neutered with the proceeds in an effort to reduce pet overpopulation worldwide. Each time an accessory, such as a fitted linen, is purchased, a dog will receive a potentially life-saving vaccine that prevents diseases like rabies and parvo. When my dog lays down in her bed it's basically the cutest thing in the world, so if yours doesn't have a place to snuggle, I'd recommend checking one of these out. As a bonus, until December 31, enter the code HOLIDAYDOG20 when you check out and receive 20% off your order.

Ibotta App

Okay, this one isn't really a gift, but whoever you share it with will be glad you did. And making people happy is what the holidays is really about, right? Whenever you go shopping, whether it's for groceries, at a department store, or a big box retailer, you're eligible to get cash back for things you'd buy anyway, like milk, eggs, fruits, vegetables, deodorant, and so on. It's simple to use, too: you just scan the barcode of the product, and then take a picture of your receipt. Within 24 hours (though in my experience it's typically within just a couple of hours, tops) you'll have money redeemed into your account. You can cash out once you hit the $20 threshold, which really doesn't take that long, particularly if you take advantage of this bonus: Use referral code ckfmphr and you'll get $10 when you sign up and redeem a reward.

Tuesday, December 6

Bouchard Chocolate - For the Chocolate Lover In Your Life

There are few things better than chocolate. Of course, there's always one or two people who will do the whole "oh, I'm not a big fan of chocolate" dance, but rest assured they are crazy. Fortunately, for the rest of us, there's Bouchard Chocolate.

Bouchard has been perfecting the art of chocolate making from the historical city Ghent, Belgium since 1931. That's nearly as long as it had been since the Cubs last won a World Series, and that's a LONG time. They know their stuff in their chocolate world. The company was kind enough to send me a sample of their chocolate, and suffice to say, any recipient should be pleased.

While Bouchard offers a wide variety of chocolates, they're most known for their Bouchard ballotin. These are the ultimate chocolate boxes packed with original praline flavors from Creamy Coconut to Crème Brulee. The packaging is quite nice on these, but more importantly, the chocolates contained within are delightful. While I did have a few favorites from the bunch, none of them were bad, which is hard to find in a variety box.

So, if you're looking for a gift this holiday season, or just want to say thanks to someone for a job well done, or – and let's be honest, this is probably the most likely – want a lot of chocolate for yourself, give Bouchard a try. You won't regret it. (Available at Target and online)

Monday, December 5

This Skincare Ad Is The Most Ridiculous Of Ads

Perhaps this title is slight hyperbole, but not by much. Nerd Skincare, a San Francisco startup founded by biomedical engineer Evelyn Chen is going all out for their first ever ad. Chen tracks adult acne around the clock for nine solid days via a head-mounted camera.

The young CEO isn't the only star of this five-minute video though big props to her for infecting her own face with bacteria as an on-air product demo. Actress and comedian Laura Clery takes the role often played by celebrities in zit-cream testimonials and runs with it, showing the dramatic fallout of pimple breakouts. It's delightful and hey, if you throw everything at the wall, something's gotta stick, right?

Wednesday, November 30

Heathrow Airport Releases Incredible "Coming Home for Christmas" Commercial

Well, we're officially in the Christmas season, now that Thanksgiving is behind us. And that means it's time to lay on the sentimental feelings. Many commercials can be overtly cheesy, but this one from Heathrow Airport is really sweet. Watch as these teddy bears make a special visit home for the holidays.

Monday, November 28

Poverty Line Prices Video Tries To Start Conversation About Poverty in the U.S.

Tipping Point Community adjusted the prices in a grocery store to simulate life on the poverty line. In the video above, shoppers find out what it feels like when their routine trip to the grocery store suddenly becomes quite pricey. Hint: it ain't fun. One in ten Bay Area families live on $24,300 or less. Help break their cycle of poverty at TippingPoint.org.

Thursday, November 24

Happy Thanksgiving From A Hot Cup of Joey

Happy Thanksgiving from A Hot Cup of Joey – wherever you are in the world, I hope you have a wonderful celebration!

Friday, November 18

Give Cider a Twist with Hot Ruby

I'm a huge fan of ciders – there's just something about them that hits the tongue just right. From going to the Farmer's Market as a kid and picking up some refreshing cool cider to a warm mug on a crisp winter night (or like a "chilly" 65 degree night here in Texas), it's all good.

That's why I was excited when Hot Ruby sent me some of their cider to sample. Made from a special family recipe, this isn't your typical cider, this drink is made out of cranberry, pineapple and citrus juices along with an exquisite blend of spices. I'm not even particularly a fan of cranberry juice and I was digging it, so if your Thanksgiving meal NEEDS cranberry sauce, this will definitely be right up your alley. There aren't any dyes or preservatives in here, either, which is a big plus.

For your more adult drinkers, this is a really good mix with spirits, too. And of course, the aroma of hot cider can't be topped. So this holiday season, give Hot Ruby cider a try and put a twist on an old fall classic. 

Sunday, November 13

Dave Chappelle Delivers One of the Best Opening Monologues in SNL History

Having Dave Chappelle handle the opening monologue for Saturday Night Live seems like a bit of a gamble, particularly when the episode he's hosting is the first one in a world where we know Donald Trump is going to be our next President. But while you never know what Chappelle is going to say, you know it's going to be poignant. That was certainly the case on Saturday night, and his monologue is well worth watching. Let's get more monologues like this, please, SNL.

Monday, November 7

This SNL Sketch Is Just Too Funny

Benedict Cumberbatch hosted Saturday Night Live this past weekend, and while many of the sketches were uneven, this one cracked me up. Cumberbatch plays a college professor who gets a little too enamored with Chad, the delightfully ignorant character Pete Davidson plays. Chad has made an appearance in SNL once before, as Julia Louis-Dreyfus' pool boy, but he's even better here, despite having an even more limited vocabulary. The juxtaposition of the two characters is wonderful, and makes for a delightfully entertaining few minutes. Enjoy!

Saturday, November 5

Budweiser Commercial Has Harry Caray Calling Final Out of the World Series

In case you missed it, the CHICAGO CUBS WON THE WORLD SERIES. That hadn't happened since 1908, which is crazy to think about even though everyone from Chicago (and probably the baseball world as a whole) has known about it forever. 

One of the biggest Cub fans out there was Harry Caray, the team's longtime play-by-play announcer. Caray died in 1998, so he never got to see the Cubs take home the title. But thanks to the magic of editing, Budweiser has given us a taste of what it might have been like if Caray was calling the final out of this year's Series. And it's magical. Enjoy.

Thursday, November 3

Louis C.K. is All In on Hillary

Election Day is just a few short days off, and while many Americans have early voted (and you still can through tomorrow), there are still plenty who haven't yet made it to the polls. Louis C.K. has some advice for you: "If you vote for Hillary you're a grownup; if you vote for Trump you're a sucker; if you don't vote for anyone, you're an asshole."

Regardless of who you vote for, please go out and do it. Exercise your right to try and make your country better.

Monday, October 31

Irish People Try American Candy

In Ireland, folks don't get all of the same ridiculous candy that we have here in America. But not to fear, the good folks from Facts. are giving Irish people our uniquely American Halloween/fall treats, like candy corn, popcorn balls, and warm apple cider and seeing their reactions. It's delightful, even though the Irish find most of the treats to be some form of "shite." Enjoy!

Sunday, October 30

This Dog Reacting to Her Owner Dressed As Her Favorite Toy Is Amazing

This video really doesn't need an explanation, but here goes: Jolene, this real cute dog, is playing with her Gumby toy. All of a sudden, a man (presumably her owner) comes in, fully dressed as the Gumb'd cartoon. The reaction is DELIGHTFUL. Meanwhile my dog is just nuzzled next to me as I type this. Some pups are more energetic, I suppose.

Wednesday, October 26

President Obama Has More Mean Tweets to Read

Being President is hard work. Not only do you have to worry about the country you preside over, whether it's the economy, social tension, or natural disasters, you also have to maintain diplomatic foreign relations.

On top of all of that, you also have people criticizing your every move. Barack Obama knows that all too well. Fortunately, he's a good sport about it, and he's back on Jimmy Kimmel Live for another installment of Mean Tweets. The country thanks him for it.

Thursday, October 20

Blink-182's New Music Video Looks Awfully Familiar...

Blink-182 has released a new music video for their track "She's Out of Her Mind" as part of Spotify's new Flash Frame series that spotlights various artists' careers.

Adept fans of the band may recognize this video as a near shot-for-shot remake of the song that really catapulted them to fame, "What's My Age Again?" Though instead of the Blink guys running around, we're treated to three Vine celebrities that I've never heard of but I'm sure are big in the Vine scene: Lele Pons, Hannah Stocking, and Vale Genta. Adam DeVine also makes an appearance as the sexy nurse.

I LOVE "What's My Age Again?" and think it's a fantastic video. Much like their newest album California as a whole, this one seems pretty forced. The abundance of iPhones and iPads just looks like product placement, and even the extras don't appear to be very engaged. But hey, it's still a good dose of nostalgia. Enjoy.

Monday, October 10

Poo~Pourri Choose Your Own Adventure Commercial is Fun and Smells Nice

Let's face it: we all poop. It's a natural occurrence, yet it can be embarrassing in quiet, intimate settings. And doubly so if your commode leaves an unpleasant odor lingering in the air.

Fortunately, there's a solution. Poo~Pourri's spray, which requires a quick spritz in the bowl before you go. Suddenly, you'll be on the top of the world, and you'll "poop pies" with the best of them.

Check out the delightfully weird ad above – and hopefully you can guide our damsel in distress to success.

Friday, October 7

Tom Hanks Crashed New York Wedding in the Park, and it's Delightful

Tom Hanks is a terrific movie star, and after stints in Carly Rae Jepsen music videos as well as real life, he seems like a good guy, too.

Case in point: recently, he was jogging in Central Park and stumbled upon a wedding reception that was going on. He said hello to the bride and groom, snapped a selfie with them, and wished them well before continuing on his run. Photographer Meg Miller captured the fun on video, which included Hanks saying that he's an ordained minister, so if theirs didn't show up, he could fill in. Good stuff all around.

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Thursday, October 6

Man Plays Willie Nelson Song For His Mom That She Wrote

So this is what it looks and sounds like when you play your 92 year old mom Willie Nelson's cut of a song she wrote.
Posted by Buddy Cannon on Saturday, October 1, 2016

Well, this is just the cutest thing ever. Buddy Cannon is a music producer who's worked with the likes of Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, and Texas's favorite son, Willie Nelson. His relationship with the last one got him a very special moment for his mother.

You see, Cannon's mom, Lyndel Rhodes, is a big fan of music herself. And a few years ago, she showed her son some songs she had written. Cannon was particularly drawn to one, called "Little House on the Hill," and brought it to Willie's attention. The 83-year-old musician said he loved it and wanted to cut it – so they did.

And then, at the very little house on the hill the song is based on, Cannon played the song for his mother. The first time, she got very emotional, and understandably so. The second time, Cannon recorded it so the world could share in her joy. And it is a delight. Way to go, Buddy and Lyndel. And great singing as always, Willie.

Monday, October 3

Ryder Cup Fan Heckles, Gets Challenged to Make a Putt, Sinks It

The U.S. just knocked off the Europeans in a rowdy Ryder Cup, but the true highlight came days earlier during the practice rounds.

Henrik Stenson and Rory McIlroy were working on a 12-foot putt but just could not sink it. The duo each missed six times, according to USA Today. 

A fan from North Dakota, David Johnson, said that even he could make the putt. That's when the pair of golfers turned to the crowd and told Johnson to come on out and prove it. To make things even more interesting, Justin Rose slapped down a $100 bill right next to the ball. So what did Johnson do? He NAILED it. Watch the video from McIlroy above. It's truly spectacular.

Wednesday, September 28

10th Edition of Mean Tweets...It's Still Funny

Mean tweets is back, and would you believe it's the 10th edition of celebrities reading 'em? That makes it like the 18th overall, but hey, who's counting? And believe it or not, this is still a fantastic gag. Some really clever tweets in this own, as well. Good job, Twitter!

Monday, September 26

Dee Gordon Hits Home Run In Emotional First At-Bat After His Teammate's Passing

The Miami Marlins and the baseball world as a whole received terrible news yesterday morning when the team's ace Jose Fernandez died at the age of 24 from a boating accident. Fernandez just exuded happiness – you couldn't help but smile watching him play. He tried four times to defect from Cuba to the United States, getting caught and put in jail after the first three. He was on his way to becoming a Hall of Famer. The world lost a great player and an even better human being.

And yet, as sports can sometimes cruelly remind us, life goes on. Just a day after getting this news, the Marlins, who are still technically not out of the playoffs, took on the New York Mets, who are also technically not out of the playoffs. The entire Marlins roster is donning #16 jerseys in Fernandez's honor, and the organization has said it will retire the number. 

Mourning his fallen teammate, Miami's Dee Gordon wore Fernandez's batting helmet and batted right-handed for the first pitch of the team's first at-bat since Fernandez's death. He then put on his own batting helmet and moved to the left side of the plate...and promptly hit a home run to right field. The tears started streaming as he rounded the bases, and pointed towards the sky after crossing home plate.

It's a spectacular moment, and even more incredible when you consider that prior to this, Gordon had hit a home run once every 269 at-bats. They're not common for him, but sometimes you're playing with the wings of a teammate on your back.

Saturday, September 24

Between Two Ferns Returns with Hillary Clinton

It's been a hot minute since we've seen a new installment of "Between Two Ferns." But that's all changed as Zach Galifianakis returns with special guest Hillary Clinton. The awkwardness is still there, and boy, is it brilliant. And Zach's button has been updated with a new sound effect. Check it out!

Thursday, September 15

Green Day Debuts "Bang Bang" Music Video

I don't know how Billie Joe Armstrong doesn't age, but he looks just as youthful here as he did in the "Basket Case" video 22 years ago. Well done, Green Day. Well done.

Monday, September 12

This New Antonio Brown SportsCenter Commercial is Wonderful

Antonio Brown did it all on the field Monday night. In the Steelers' 38-16 win over the Redskins, the receiver had eight catches for 126 yards, and even got a flag for twerking.

But perhaps his best performance came off the field. His new "This is SportsCenter" commercial appeared after the game ended, and it's delightful. He sits behind the reception desk and shows some great comedic timing with anchor Neil Everett. Good work all around, crew.

Friday, September 2

Green Day Performing in Toronto for World Cup of Hockey

Fresh off dropping a single that sounds like a return to the good ol' days, Green Day just announced they're playing in Toronto on September 23 for the World Cup of Hockey. Tickets for the event go on sale September 8 at 10 a.m. local time for $25.

It's a busy time for Green Day, whose album Revolution Radio comes out October 7. It'll be their 12th(!) studio album, and if "Bang Bang" is any indication, it's gonna be great. Frontman Billie Joe Armstrong is also set to appear in the film Ordinary World, which is set for an October 14 release. He plays an aging rocker whose modern-day family collides with his punk rock past. I'm sure that was a stretch for him as an actor. The film also stars Fred Armisen, Judy Greer and Selma Blair.

For now, let's just enjoy "Bang Bang" over a long weekend. We've certainly earned it.

Friday, August 26

The Best Viral Video You've Ever Seen, Probably

Birbiglia, Keegan-Michael Key">The Viral Video: The Most Popular Short Film Ever (By Mike Birbiglia) from Funny Or Die

Mike Birbiglia's film Don't Think Twice just saw a nationwide release, and, predictably, the studio has asked him to make a viral video to help promote the movie. Unfortunately, the cast all have different thoughts on what will stick...can anyone come up with a winning idea? 

Tuesday, August 23

Let's Just Relive The 2016 Olympics Closing Ceremony

The 2016 Olympics in Rio were marred by all kinds of controversy, from pools that allegedly had dangerous levels of toxicity to Ryan Lochte's fictional account of being robbed at gunpoint. But the closing ceremonies were a good reminder of why the Olympics are so cool. And one of the highlights was the "passing of the torch" from Rio to Tokyo, the host of the 2020 Olympics.

After a montage of Japanese athletes flipping, kicking and jumping over the architecture of downtown Tokyo, Japan Prime Minister Shinzo Abe made quite the grand entrance: through a giant green warp pipe dressed as Mario. Might the mustachioed plumber make an appearance in the next summer games?

Monday, August 22

NBA 2K Releases Trailer For NBA 2K17

For basketball enthusiasts, the NBA 2K series is THE place to be. I'm still partial to the earlier gems in the series – NBA 2K11 set the standard for greatness, and I've spent the most time with NBA 2K12 – but, at least the last few titles on the new generation have made efforts to advance the game as a whole. 

It doesn't always work, as last year's "My Player" mode with Spike Lee's cinematic direction felt clunky and forced, and even the gameplay wasn't on par with previous years (wayyyy too many blocks and missed layups), but it is always beautiful. 

NBA 2K17 is keeping that trend going, as this #FRICTION trailer released today shows. Players celebrate, rock their signature moves and looks, and, as always, the atmosphere looks fantastic. We'll see if it translates to the gameplay, but for now, this'll keep us bball fans plenty satisfied until the season starts.

Little Mermaid's "Kiss the Girl" Sounds Radically Different in a Minor Key

Music is wonderful in how it can stir up emotions deep inside of us. It's similarly terrific in the way that you can slightly change it and it sounds completely different, for better or worse. I personally think this version of "Kiss the Girl" by Chase Holfelder, who moved The Little Mermaid into a minor key, is quite the jam. 

Instead of a catchy pop song that has everyone throwing their hands up and singing "sha la la" till the cows come home, we get something that sounds like an R&B track you'd hear at the club. It's pretty delightful. Enjoy! 

Saturday, August 20

Red Hot Chili Peppers' Flea Plays Bass With Koko the Gorilla

Sometimes things happen for a reason, and other times you get a video of Flea, the bassist for the Red Hot Chili Peppers, playing a bass guitar with Koko the Gorilla. Flea was visiting the Gorilla Foundation in Woodside, Calif. and realized this gorilla can jam with the best of them. Pretty fantastic.

Oh, and fun fact: Flea is 53 and Koko is 45. Less than a decade apart – who knew?!

Thursday, August 18

Von Miller Chanels His Inner Justin Bieber For Madden Commercial

Fresh off a Super Bowl MVP award and appearance on Dancing with the Stars, Denver Broncos linebacker Von Miller is eager to show us his moves. It just so happens Madden '17 is about to come out, so Miller has a terrific platform in the form of a commercial for the game.

Miller takes it one step further, though: instead of just dancing for a bit, he does his best Justin Bieber impersonation, with a parody of the Beebs' "Sorry." This one's called "Start Me," and it features a heavily autotuned Miller suggesting you, the GM of your fictional roster, should make Miller your cornerstone, because, after all, he's got a 99 rating. That's the best you can do, so why not start him?

Sunday, August 14

Seth Rogen Pranks Shoppers to Promote "Sausage Party"

Seth Rogen's new movie Sausage Party hit theaters this weekend, and to help celebrate, he went into a Los Angeles grocery store and set up animatronic produce. If you ever wanted your melons to talk, or your sausage to swear at you, well, you're in luck. Especially if you're a hipster. Turns out talking food doesn't like them very much.

Friday, August 12

Philadelphia Eagles Tight End Brent Celek Goes Undercover at a Wawa, Fits Right In

With NFL preseason games getting underway, it's time for athletes to take a break from whatever they were doing over the summer and get back to football. In the case of Philadelphia Eagles tight end Brent Celek, that meant retiring from his job at Wawa, a chain of convenience store/gas stations.

Okay, maybe Celek didn't actually work at a Wawa this summer, but he did film some scenes with customers as he mulled around in a prank video from Whistle Sports. And very few people recognize him, despite a number of references to the fact that he plays professional football, some more obvious than others. 

To be fair to the citizens of Philadelphia, Celek kind of just looks like a nondescript in-shape man. I hope he makes more of these, though, because his wit and improv skills are pretty solid.