The new Mary J. Blige for Burger King commercial is currently blowing the Internet's mind, putting the Queen of Hip-Hop Soul on top of a table and having her rattle off ingredients including "fresh lettuce" and "ranch dressing." If she can be there, she can be truly anywhere--so where will she show up next? (Add yours! Use the image editor tool in the comments near the huge blinking arrow!)
Like a refined animated GIF, a Cinemagraph is an image in which a small and repeated animation occurs. The Internet has taken a particular liking to these beautiful images--which straddle the line between a still and a video--and here are some of the best. Inspired by their uniqueness, GE took to one of their jet engine facilities to create a series of their own. See them here.
Are you kidding, Gavon? How dare you attempt to damper the flawless light that is Lana Del Rey. She's already infecting the globe with her perfect pop and is poised to be 2012's breakout act. Don't believe me? Here are 13 nice quotes from reviews of "Born to Die" and if you argue that this post has LESS nice than the mean of Gavon's: we only used each review once. Kiss, kiss!
Jay-Z and Beyoncé's newest addition, Blue Ivy Carter, made her melodic debut today in Jay's "Glory." In honor of already-notorious B.I.C., here are other babies adding a dash of CUTE to your airwaves. (Thanks to the encyclopedic @speriod for his help!)
Every year, I'm guessing, I lose about 10-30 seconds of internet video attention span. Ever since I got started, I've lost precious time paying attention to online videos, so this collection of what I deem to be 2011's best should truly be held in high regard by those who understand my plight. Here's to more viral videos in 2012 that are even shorter (or to more friends willing to share timestamps that note where to start watching!)
Senator Al Franken is not only a strong support of Net Neutrality, but he's also an awesome user of email. Franken's email subjects are that of legend, and the former SNL star definitely ads a bit of whimsey to every piece of electronic mail he sends to his supporters.
While dining at the same restaurant in LA, Drake noticed a girl about to sing his hit down "What's My Name?" in karaoke. So like any other self-respecting gentleman, he joined her on stage." Artists doing the underground karaoke circuit? Not a bad idea.
Justin (and Timbaland!) drop in on a new song from FreeSol, artists on Justin's record label, Tennman. The sound feels FutureSex/LoveSounds-ish and when it comes to Justin Timberlake singing, we'll take what we can get.
DJ Earworm has just dropped his mashup of all that was POP in 2011, entitled "World Go Boom." It sounds a lot like Katy Perry.
Jewish iPhone users rejoice. While there is an emoji Christmas Tree, there is no proper way to wish friends a Happy Hanukkah. That is why I've created the Emoji Menorah.