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Video: 'Leaked' Mary J. Blige Burger King Commercials by The Second City

As part of a major rebranding effort involving celebrity spokespeople like soccer star David Beckham and actress Salma Hayek, Burger King unveiled singer Mary J. Blige's commercial for Burger King's new crispy chicken snack wraps* at the beginning of this month—and then quickly pulled them down due to, in Burger King's words, music licensing issues, not at all mentioning the criticism the commercial received for promoting racial stereotypes (or just being lame). Last week, members of the comedy troupe The Second City made a series of increasingly over-the-top commercials spoofing the original and the controversy surrounding it. More

'Pizza Slice,' Sung to the Tune of Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face'

An email from a BRILLIANT Slice'r: "Singing along to Lady Gaga's 'Poker Face' one evening while making pizza I absentmindedly changed the chorus to 'Pizza Face.' The image brought me up short with disgust, as you can imagine, but there seemed potential in the idea of a pizza parody of the song.... Here it is; I hope you like it. —drbubbles" More

Video: eHarmony Bio, 'I Love Cheeseburgers'

Looking for that special someone? Maybe Jon is your man. He loves cheeseburgers. Really loves cheeseburgers. He wants to eat every cheeseburger. Just thinking about the impossibility of the task makes him break down in tears. You may never find another man who loves cheeseburgers as much as he does. This is a once-in-a-lifetime match. More

Video: Baklavacalypse

"You'll never watch a reality television competition elimination show about pastries or desserts the same way again." Prepare yourself for...Baklavacalypse. More

Video: 3D Burrito

"Man, this one bite, like halfway through the burrito, beans just like, jumped out at me. It was so cool." Thus is the magic of the 3D Burrito, developed by a former NASA engineer who wanted to make his burrito more interactive. It's a scientific breakthrough that'll have people talking for decades to come. Or days. More

Video: 'The Peeps'

"We thought they were harmless. We thought wrong." And thus begins The Peeps, the chilling tale of how Peeps took over a small village off the northern coast of California....or was that in The Birds? Bird-shaped marshmallows, real birds—close enough. More

Video: All-Prizes Cereal

There's no need for kids to reach their grubby hands down this cereal box for the prize. All-Prizes Cereal contains 0% cereal and 100% of the four major groups of prizes. Find out more in this commercial from College Humor after the jump.... More

Video: The Freshman 15

"For the life of me I cannot remember / What made me think that Easy Mac was a healthy midnight snack." This lamentation over typical college junk food and more in The Freshman 15, College Humor's spoof of the Verve Pipe's The Freshmen. If you gained the Freshman 15, relive the magic with this music video. If you're just starting college, beware. Watch the video after the jump.... More

Video: The Butterfield Diet Plan on 'The Peter Serafinowicz Show'

Brian Butterfield has a diet for you: The Butterfield Diet! You may be starving yourself during the week, but on Saturday, or "Treat Day," you get 24 hours to eat whatever you want. Whatever. You. Want. Pints o' cream, sandwich casserole, chocolate quail's eggs, discount foie gas, egg 'n' ham slabs—you name it! You just have to eat it all within 24 hours, which technically means you could eat for 24 hours straight. Hell, why not—you deserve it.... More

In Videos: Food Safety Music, 'Stomachache Tonight'

Food Safety Music is the creation of Dr. Carl Winter of the University of California at Davis. By listening to Winter's songs and watching his music videos, you can learn about bacterial contamination, irradiation, pesticides, and more! His parodies may be silly, but they're more fun than taking a typical food safety class (I should know; I've taken a few of those classes). Watch his video for Stomachache Tonight about the dangers of undercooked chicken, after the jump.... More

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