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Fake Soylent Infomercial Ensures You Never Have to Eat Solid Food Again [VIDEO]

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Between work, socializing and everything else we do, it can be pretty tough to squeeze in a decent meal most days. Eating food also wastes precious time that could be spent more productively, which is why Soylent could be an ideal first world problem solver, at least according to this Mashable spoof:

Even though the commercial is fake, Soylent is real! No joke folks — it’s a flavorless nutritional drink that supposedly has all the vitamins and minerals the body needs to properly function. Basically, the liquid replaces all solid food in your diet. Yumz. It’s extra easy to prep, too; all you have to do is mix the powder with water, add the “mystery oil” and voila! You’ve got yourself lunch.

Sound enticing? Enough to bid that Doritos bread a sad farewell? Eh, didn’t think so.

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The LGBT Empire Strikes Back: ‘Best Gay Bar in the World’ Releases the ‘Chick-For-Gay’ Sandwich

That’s it. The gloves are comin’ off.

Adding to the already massive pro-vs.-anti-gay outcry inspired by Chick-fil-A COO Dan Cathy’s controversial Baptist Press interview, West Hollywood California’s Abbey Food & Bar has just released its new chicken sandwich, cutely dubbed the “Chick-for-Gay”.

Named the “Best Gay Bar in the World” by MTV two years running, The Abbey promises that 100% of the proceeds made from the sandwich’s sales will go to the American Foundation for Equal Rights, according to the press release.

The $5, eight ounce sandwich features a breaded boneless chicken breast, served with pickles on a toasted buttered bun, and is set to be available through presidential elections this November.

The Abbey’s founder David Cooley explains:

With the upcoming election, even our lunch choices are a political statement. If corporations have the right to spend unlimited amounts of money on an agenda of hate, we as an LGBT business community have to spend money supporting Marriage Equality,” he said. “If corporations have the same free speech rights as people, the people have to exercise their First Amendment right at the cash register by patronizing businesses that support our agenda and stop giving money to those that oppose equality.

On the event page for today’s Chick-fil-A Appreciation Day, former Arkansas governor Mike Huckabee made a similar point by asking attendees to come out to their local franchise to “support free speech.”

The Chick-fil-A Company thus far hasn’t thrown itself for or against either side of the most recent flame wars, except to say that it is not responsible for their promotions. In fact, it has been suggested that since the beginning of the PR firestorm, the company has been trying to save face and lie low, but it seems like not everyone is so willing to let them off the hook.

Since the infamous interview was released about two weeks ago, consumer approval for the chicken chain has gone down, according to information released by polling site YouGov.

The business world has seen what happens when an organization supports the LGBT community — which is that the LGBT community and its allies will support it,” Director of News and Field Media at GLAAD Aaron McQuade said. “Now we have empirical proof of what happens when a company rejects the LGBT community. The LGBT community and its allies will reject it.

Looking back to two weeks ago, it seems a bit hard now to swallow the fact that so much political outrage and gravity can be attributed to eating a measly chicken sandwich, but as long as this whole affair is still going strong, might as well enjoy the show.

A recent video parody by Funny or Die features actor John Goodman dressed as KFC’s Colonel Sanders jumping at the chance to promote his own chicken chain as gay-friendly—or at the very least, purely and unapologetically capitalistic:

“Hell I don’t actually give a shit,” Goodman/Sanders slyly admits near the clip’s end, “Gay or not, you’re just a bunch of big old money mounds…” As we rightly should be.

God Bless America.

[Thanks Huffington Post, US News, Gawker]

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Cookie Monster Sings a ‘Call Me Maybe’ Spoof About Sharing

“Hey me just met you, and this is crazy, but you got cookies, so share it maybe?”

Sesame Street has long been a hub of low-key awesome videos, so it isn’t surprising that this new clip (called “Share it Maybe”), featuring Cookie Monster singing about cookies to the tune of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe,” has itself some pretty good writing, arguably even better than the original:

“You took your time with the bite, me trying to stay polite, me start to really freak out, please someone call the girl scouts!”

See the entire video in all its (grammatically-troubled) glory here:

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Saturday Night Live Takes a Shot at ‘High Fructose Corn Syrup’

Saturday Night Live sets up a spoof commercial on the hazy facts surrounding High Fructose Corn Syrup. Who should we believe? The mother with the facts, or the scientists? HFCS creates fat-producing empty calories that your body stores away, to later be used in the growth of your beer belly, or muffin tops. I guess either way you look at it, good or bad, most things with HFCS taste great, so grab some Sunny D and have a laugh. (Thx Hulu.com/SNL)

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Conan O’Brien spoofs Paris Hilton’s Carl’s Jr. commercial

For the upcoming season of his show Conan O’Brien has remade his own version of Paris Hilton’s Carl’s Jr car wash commercial. Conan’s is sexier, no homo. Check the video after the jump, it’s awesome! (Thx FFM)