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Food Commercials from Old-Timey Times

A Chowhound post on Old Food or Product Commercials that You Miss? made me want to do some digging on YouTube. Waste some time in the way-back machine and sit

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Pumpkin + Beer = Clever … For a Minute

Salon featured a video yesterday on brewing beer in a pumpkin, and both the topic (cask-o’-lantern) and the franchise (Working Class Foodies) struck me as clever. (The video is actually

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SF Coffee Wars in Ken Burns Fashion

The SF-based sketch comedy group Killing My Lobster spoofs hipsters, the coffee craze, and those grainy, old-timey History Channel documentaries in this short film. I especially like the crotchety guy

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Snickers Satisfies and Terrifies

A new ad for Snickers succeeds where virtually all other ads fail: It's really kind of scary.

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Hamburgers Are Heroin

A new anti-child obesity commercial says "just say no" to junk food in pretty stark terms.

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How to Make an Illegal Harlem Street Beverage

Nutcracker, a dangerous underground fruit punch alcohol from Harlem, is getting some mainstream media love.

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A Gummy Bear Dies With Style

How one gummy bear met a spectacular and explosive end.

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Fast Food Kills!

So says the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a nonprofit that operates much in the mold of the Center for Science in the Public Interest. In this commercial, set to

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Surreal Japanese Cough Drop Commercial

Japanese commercial concept: Sometimes a really great cough drop is all it takes to unlock the total psychosis within.

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Sing It, Sugar Junkies

English rapper Mc Burberry mocks the fat and the sugar-addicted with this song, “Eatin Sweeties,” that’s both offensive and amusing. Not safe for work unless you have on headphones. Paradoxically

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Early Jolly Green Giant or Satanic Imp in a Toga?

This spot was made for the Minnesota Valley Canning Company, which later re-named itself Green Giant after the great success of the mascot created by Leo Burnett (the Don Draper

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Wendy’s Drink Training or DeBarge Video?

A couple of musical Wendy's training videos that will leave you speechless.

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The Anatomy of a Burger Lover

Josh Ozersky, burger lover extraordinaire, takes a moment on tape to analyze himself and his fellow burger lovers.

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Junk Food Is a Secret Government Eugenics Program!

Like any other person, I enjoy a good conspiracy rant, and Alex Jones’ “Food: The Ultimate Secret Exposed” is better than most, simply because there’s a good amount of truth

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When Lovin’ It Goes Overboard

People sure do enjoy their McDonald’s Chicken McNuggets. This video—number-one story on BBC News as of Tuesday, 6 p.m. Central time—shows what can happen when you, as a McDonald’s worker,

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An Irrational Fear of Peaches

“I understand if you don’t like peaches. But you’re scared of peaches,” says Maury Povich, unhelpfully. Stay tuned at least for the gratuitous squishing of the terrifying peaches. Maury’s really

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The Biggest Restaurant Rooftop Garden Ever?

A New York restaurant builds an ambitious hydroponic garden on the roof.

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My Name Is Mariah and I Hate Pickles

Speechless. Is she faking it? And how can Maury live with himself after taunting her like that with trays of pickles? It’s brutal.

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Underground Sandwich-Dealing Jumps the Shark

A covert Today Show appearance doesn't make it look so cool anymore.

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Cut Your Way to a Better Hot Dog

Serious Eats finally addresses the always pressing “how can we make hot dogs fun to eat?” question with a knife skills tutorial that’ll teach you to crank out octopi and

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Blockheads Trash Blockheads

Restaurants are generally civil places, free of bare-knuckled melees; not so this New York burrito-den.

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