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  • National Burrito Day Means Free Food

    National Burrito Day Means Free Food

    Today, apparently, is National Burrito Day. That means above all that you should go out and eat a burrito, even if none of the promotions I’m going to list here are available to you. It also means free content for content peddlers like myself, but that’s more of an inside-baseball observation than something relevant to […]

  • McDonald’s Signature Garlic White Cheddar Sandwich

    McDonald’s Signature Garlic White Cheddar Sandwich

    We all know the fast food industry is going through a rough patch right now. People are looking for more from their food than just empty calories, and the big chains have resorted to all manner of promotional stunts in order to get some free viral publicity. But every once in a while they come […]

  • ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’: Aliens vs Punks (Trailer)

    ‘How to Talk to Girls at Parties’: Aliens vs Punks (Trailer)

    Don’t be fooled by the intentionally misleading title: How to Talk to Girls at Parties fits right into the modern film industry’s frenzy for scifi stories. It’s based on just such a story by Neil Gaiman, and as the official plot synopsis makes clear this is not an instructional guide on how to find love, although maybe […]

  • “A Very Special Message from Deadpool” Reveals Bright Pink Suit (Video)

    “A Very Special Message from Deadpool” Reveals Bright Pink Suit (Video)

    Even hyperverbal mercenaries have to give back to their communities every once in a while. “A Very Special Message from Deadpool” from Ryan Reynolds and the fundraising masters at Omaze reveals Mr. Wilson doing just that for the cause of cancer research. And, if you donate, you’ll have a chance to win his special, one of […]

  • Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager Aged on Jim Beam Barrel Staves

    Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager Aged on Jim Beam Barrel Staves

    Beer and whiskey is mighty risky, but now there’s a way to bring the two somewhat spiritually together without having to employ any kind of spurious bourbon loophole. And anyway it’s moot, because no amount of folksy rhyming sayings can compete with the drawing power of a collaboration between Jim Beam and Budweiser: Budweiser Reserve […]

  • ‘The DAMN. Chronic’ Mixtape: Kendrick Lamar Meets Dr. Dre

    ‘The DAMN. Chronic’ Mixtape: Kendrick Lamar Meets Dr. Dre

    I recently revisited the classic 1993 album Doggystyle, and was struck by how brilliant it feels even after 25 years, and how much of that brilliance is owed to the studio expertise of Dr. Dre. I bring it up because DJ Critical Hype has come up with a new way to appreciate that expertise, and that of […]

  • ‘Hilarity for Charity’ Netflix Comedy Special from Seth Rogen (Trailer)

    ‘Hilarity for Charity’ Netflix Comedy Special from Seth Rogen (Trailer)

    Everybody loves a good charity comedy special, especially when it’s spearheaded by someone with the clout to secure the participation of an all-star cast and Jon Lovitz. Someone like Seth Rogen, whose upcoming Netflix special Hilarity for Charity has a new trailer out today. Here’s the official skinny: “Join Seth Rogen and his famous friends for an […]

  • “Framed”: New Eminem Music Video/Horror Movie (Video)

    “Framed”: New Eminem Music Video/Horror Movie (Video)

    Eminem’s latest album Revival seems to have come and gone without making too much of a splash, but the newly released video for its standout single “Framed” will probably get some extra attention. That’s because the video is basically a horror movie in miniature, starring Em as a psychotic killer who blacks out and goes into murderous […]

  • ‘Shazam!’ April Fool’s Day Fake Trailer (Video)

    ‘Shazam!’ April Fool’s Day Fake Trailer (Video)

    Yesterday was April Fool’s Day, and Easter, and Lon Chaney’s birthday, among other things. But it wouldn’t really be April Fool’s Day if I didn’t share at least one promotional tidbit from the most important day for free publicity of the year, and I’ve selected a fake trailer for the upcoming superhero movie Shazam! for the honor. […]