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Why I'm Qualified to Write a Book About Food

Photo: Corey Melton

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What are my qualifications to write this book? None, really. So why should you read it? Here’s why: I’m a little fat. Okay, to some I might not be considered that fat, but the point is, I’m not thin. If a thin guy were to write about a love of food and eating, I’d highly recommend that you do not read his book. I’m not talking about someone who is merely in good shape. I’m talking thin. Skinny. I wouldn’t trust them skinnies with food advice. First of all, how do you know they really feel passionately about food? Well, obviously they are not [...]

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A Very Comic New Year's Eve

Everyone loves New Year's Eve. It's a time of tasty beverages, all-night shindigs and awkward midnight kisses. It's also a time of self-reflection — when we take a good hard look at ourselves and resolve to be better than we were. And of course, New Year's is that wonderful evening where we don't feel at all pressured to make up for an entire year of missed opportunities in a single night. Only we do — with hilarious consequences.

In the spirit of New Year's, Splitsider — in partnership with Samsung — brought together some of the New York City's funniest funny-people from the UCB Theatre to share their hilarious, [...]

The Cherokee Effect Comedians: Mike Lawrence on Transitioning to Comedy Full-Time

Shucking the day job and hitting the open road is a dream for many, but for aspiring comedians, it’s a mandatory step to full-time success alongside countless open mics, late gigs at half-empty clubs, and competing with loud drunks and bar televisions all to hone their craft and launch their name. For The Cherokee Effect Comedians, we interviewed four performers who made the journey from 9-5er to professional comedian to learn how they did it and how today’s aspiring comedians can too.

Our final featured comic is Mike Lawrence, a New York standup who cohosts the Nerd of Mouth podcast with Jake Young and has opened for [...]

Hey, Watch Cristela Tonight Oct 10 at 8:30|7:30c on ABC

Get excited. Tonight is the premiere of ABC's new multi-camera sit-com, Cristela. It's a family comedy following in the footsteps of The Cosby Show and Roseanne. It's a hilarious and fresh look at the life of a working class, multigenerational family working toward the New American Dream.

The show picks up when Cristela — in her sixth year of law school — is finally on the brink of landing her first big (unpaid) internship at a prestigious law firm. The only problem is that her pursuit of success is more ambitious than her traditional Mexican-American family thinks is appropriate. As star Cristela Alonzo puts it, "It's a throwback to [...]

Stephen Merchant Ponders, What If the Brits Won? 

Brought to you by Newcastle Brown Ale

America, as you prepare to fire up the grill and enjoy the fireworks this Independence Day, Newcastle invites you to celebrate Independence Eve on July 3rd, and imagine how great America could have been if Britain won. To help explain further, we've enlisted British comedian Stephen Merchant, co-creator of the original British version of The Office. And just like his landmark comedy series, he believes the American version of our country pales in comparison to the British original. In his charming British accent, Stephen makes a convincing case for what could have been the greatest country on Earth: Great Britain 2. 

Visit www.ifwewon.com to get [...]

Pepsi MAX & Jeff Gordon Fool Journalist Who Was Convinced Test Drive Was a Fake

Jalopnik's Travis Okulski was convinced that Pepsi MAX's Test Drive video featuring Jeff Gordon from last year was a fraud. So Pepsi MAX & Jeff decided they needed to prove him wrong. They staged another Test Drive, this time with Travis as the unsuspecting passenger.

Watch the video at youtube.com/pepsi, then follow the story with #TestDrive2 and check out facebook.com/pepsimax for more

Introducing the Oreo Cookie Balls Rap

Oreo cookies. Cream Cheese. Chocolate. So simple, so sublime. Your guests will be spending some quality time together by the dessert table when you lay these babies out. Watch the Oreo Balls rap, then head to Oreo's Facebook page to check out 'Twelve Days of Cookie Balls' where you can find fun ways to create and decorate these delicious holiday desserts.

Heineken's Carol Karaoke Puts Karaoke Singers in the Limelight

Imagine you're heading to the stage in a private karaoke room, surrounded by your BFFs. Then, suddenly, a curtain is whipped back to reveal a small studio. You're not performing for your friends — you're potentially performing for all of NYC. But only if you want to. What do you decide?

That's exactly the scenario that a few unsuspecting holiday revelers found themselves in. Heineken staged the event as part of its #CarolKaraoke program. A few of them balked under pressure, but a few managed to work up the courage to give it their all. 

Meanwhile, Heineken's been trying to figure out more about how people celebrate the holidays [...]

The Collected Wisdom of Cristela Alonzo

Presented by ABC's Cristela.

Comedian Cristela Alonzo has had a pretty big year. She was named to Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch,” Cosmopolitan’s “10 Female Comedians to Watch For,” and L.A. Weekly’s “10 Comedy Acts to Watch in 2014.” Alonzo is hardly an overnight success; she’s been a touring stand up for more than a decade, playing by her own estimate more 300 colleges. That lead to appearances on Conan, Live at Gotham, Last Comic Standing, The Late Late Show, and a Comedy Central Half Hour special, among others.

This fall, Alonzo is coming to series television with the [...]

Check Out OREO Snack Hacks

While still a favorite way to eat the classic cookie, OREO is going beyond twist, lick and dunk with OREO Snack Hacks, simple and unexpected new ways to enjoy the cookie everyone loves. In a new OREO Snack Hacks video series, three food innovators get clever with the cookie, creating Golden OREO-crusted chicken tenders, OREO tortilla chips with strawberry salsa, OREO bread pudding and, even an OREO shandy! Each Snack Hack stays true to food hacking culture – super-easy to make, minimal ingredients and an awesome taste only OREO can deliver.

See more OREO Snack Hacks. Got a hack of your own? Submit it here.

Get Ready for Newcastle Brown Ale's Big Game Teaser

Newcastle Brown Ale didn't want to blow their annual marketing budget on a big blowout advertisement during this year's Big Game, BUT, they had some fun putting together some zany ideas that they would have made for a big-budget extravaganza. Battle Apes? Party Sharks? Skateboarding Cats? These are just a few of the ideas they came up with. Watch the teaser, then head over to IfWeMadeIt.com to see how their big ideas were brought to life on a not-so-big budget. Fans can join in on the fun by following Newcastle Brown Ale on Facebook and Twitter.

People in China Are Beating the Smog by Sticking Cigarette Filters in Their Nostrils

This post is brought to you by Grist, your source for irreverent news about climate change and the environment — where we take the planet seriously, but ourselves, not so much.

Beijing’s smog is legendarily bad — on some days, stepping outside is kinda like trying to breathe in an ashtray. So it’s not that surprising that someone on Sina Weibo, China’s equivalent of Twitter, decided to deal with the pollution problem by shoving cigarette filters up his nose.

Rumors have spread over the Internet in China that taking cigarette filters and inserting one into each nostril can block the tiny PM2.5 particles of pollution that make breathing [...]