Here’s A Video For Anyone Who’s Dared To Wonder What’s Inside A Slim Jim

Here’s A Video For Anyone Who’s Dared To Wonder What’s Inside A Slim Jim

I still remember eating my first Slim Jim, at the age of 5, purchased from the concession stand at my neighbor Mitch Mitchell’s softball game. In the three decades since, I’ve probably consumed enough of the salty meat-like sticks to feed a small island nation for a few weeks, but I’ve never once wanted to know what goes into making one of them. [More]

Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

Coke And Mentos Geyser Tests The Limits Of A Condom

It probably isn’t necessary for us consumers to test the structural integrity of our condoms, but this video published last week features a bold Italian experimenter doing just that. [More]

Home Depot Worker Swoops In To Save Falling Baby

Home Depot Worker Swoops In To Save Falling Baby

So imagine you’re working at the store one day when out of the corner of your eye you see a baby about to fall to the floor from atop a shopping cart. Would you be fast enough to save the day? [More]

This Video Will Forever Change The Way I Sleep

This Video Will Forever Change The Way I Sleep

In spite of a college education and decades of legally being a responsible adult, paying my bills, not getting arrested, keeping a job, occasionally shaving, I have yet to figure out how to properly insert a duvet into a duvet cover and then keep it from quickly turning into mangled mess. And judging by the response to this video, I’m not the only one who has been losing the battle of the bedcovers. [More]

This 1976 Commercial Shows How People Never Used To Feel About Kmart

This 1976 Commercial Shows How People Never Used To Feel About Kmart

In the company’s early history about a hundred years ago, a now-familiar brand was called Kresge. That doesn’t roll off the tongue very easily, so in the ’60s they changed their name to Kmart. You know, that store where other kids in school made fun of you for buying your clothes there. It’s still around, of course, but people just aren’t as enthusiastic about it as they apparently were in this 1976 commercial. [More]

This Video Comparison Of Broadband Vs. Google Fiber Isn’t Quite Accurate, But It Is Funny

This Video Comparison Of Broadband Vs. Google Fiber Isn’t Quite Accurate, But It Is Funny

Residents of Provo, UT, will soon be getting access to Google Fiber Internet service, so to illustrate the difference between Gigabit fiberoptic service and typical broadband, the mayor’s office cooked up a funny — if not entirely accurate — video. [More]

In The ’80s And ’90s, Heisenberg Hawked Legal, Over-The-Counter Drugs

In The ’80s And ’90s, Heisenberg Hawked Legal, Over-The-Counter Drugs

Before he entered our homes and hearts by portraying a vaguely anti-Semitic dentist, a bumbling dad, and an unlikely meth kingpin, Bryan Cranston of “Breaking Bad” was a guy trying to make a full-time living as an actor. As fun as it is to see now-famous actors rhapsodizing about hemorrhoids, maybe watching these spots will help you clear the events from Sunday from your head. [More]

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Humor Website Offers To Buy Giant Stuffed Carnival Banana For $2600

Earlier this week, we shared with you the sad story of a dad who lost his life’s savings playing a carnival game trying to win an Xbox Kinect for his kids (okay, probably for himself too.) He lost $2,600 when going “double or nothing” got terribly out of hand, and has nothing to show for it but a human-sized stuffed banana with dreadlocks. We shared this story as a cautionary tale about gambling, carnival games, and making sound investment choices. Over at CollegeHumor.com, they have a different take. They want the banana. [More]

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Here’s The Most Honest Cable Commercial You Will Ever See

If you’ve ever felt like cable company ads are leaving something out––so, if you have a functioning brain––this parody ad is for you. At least we assume it’s a parody ad. [More]

The pain of spoons.

Dramatic Readings Drastically Improve All Yelp Reviews

Used carefully, Yelp can be a great resource to learn about the best local dining establishments and other businesses and keep up-to-date on new places that open. One thing has been lacking on the site for a long time, though: a sense of drama. Fortunately, the YouTube channel Real Actors Read Yelp is here to fix that gross oversight on Yelp’s part, hiring talented stage actors to get across the true agony of an improperly prepared sandwich. [More]

Nuggets.

How Many Poop-Like Objects Does This Toilet Commercial Need To Flush Before We Get The Idea Already?

How many different things can you flush down a toilet that sort of act and behave like feces in water, but are not, in fact, poop? That seemed to be the challenge set before the people in charge of creating this video to promote American Standard’s H2Option Siphonic Dual Flush Toilet. [More]

"I talked to...Carol?"

What Happens If You Try To Hold A Board Meeting In The Office Chair Department Of Staples?

Have you ever looked at the furniture set up in an office-supply store and asked yourself, “I wonder what would happen if I brought a group of people and tried to hold a business meeting here?” To be honest, neither had we, but that’s why we don’t run Improv Everywhere. The NYC-based group has staged events like the No-Pants Subway Ride and flooding a Best Buy store with ordinary shoppers wearing plain blue polo shirts to see what would happen. For their latest mission, they rounded up 24 middle-aged actors, put them in suits, and held a board meeting right in the furniture section. [More]

Write A Black Friday Parody Of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

Write A Black Friday Parody Of Rebecca Black's "Friday"

Longtime commenter, and honorary Consumer Reports labcoat owner, GitEmSteveDave needs help. He wants to sing a parody version of Rebecca Black’s “Friday,” except about “Black Friday.” He’s a gifted an enthusiastic singer… the one thing he’s missing are the lyrics. [More]

NYC Pet Stores Linked To Midwest Puppy Mills

NYC Pet Stores Linked To Midwest Puppy Mills

An undercover video investigation shows that many New York area pet stores are getting their pets stocked by so-called “puppy mills” with a history of USDA violations. [More]

Theft Victim Catches Guy Returning Her Stuff To Macy's

Theft Victim Catches Guy Returning Her Stuff To Macy's

Rachel thought she would never see her stuff again. Someone had stolen the Christmas gifts she left on the backseat of her car parked in front of her house overnight, along with her iPod. It was $460 out the window. But when she went back to Macy’s to replace some of the gifts, her Spidey-sense started tingling. [More]

Illegal Urban Vegetable Gardener Gets Away With It

Illegal Urban Vegetable Gardener Gets Away With It

The city needn’t be a blighted blacktop jungle where the only thing that grows is broken dreams. Under the cover of night, Todd Bieber planted an urban vegetable garden in Brooklyn in an abandoned patch of ground next to a parking lot. The harvest he reaped was more than just the tomatos and squash: anonymous passers by added water to it on a regular basis, and neighborhood folks spontaneously donated seeds and tomato stands. Here’s his story of how his garden grew, flourished, became salsa that he donated to the Armenian church that owned the patch, and then compost. [More]

How To Pick The Best Gadgets When Holiday Shopping

How To Pick The Best Gadgets When Holiday Shopping

As we gear up for holiday shopping season, shoppers are faced with some tough tech choices. Should I get the 3D TV, or a regular TV? E-book reader vs. tablet, what’s better? And if I have a cellphone with a decent camera, is it worth it to pack another gizmo in my pocket too? It all depends on what your needs are. Ben Popken from Consumerist.com and Theresa Panetta from Consumer Reports CRTV tossed on the boxing gloves to take the gadgets to the mat in a series of “Tough Tech Choices” videos. [More]

Artists Adds $0 Tags To Her Clothes, Reshelves Them

Artists Adds $0 Tags To Her Clothes, Reshelves Them

Artist Jess Dobkin takes her clothes, attaches realistic-looking tags that say “free” on them, and puts them back on the shelves at the original stores she bought them from. She calls the project, “Restored,” and made a cheery video about it. [More]