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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 with karaoke. According to their surveys, the top three holiday songs are: 

1. "Jingle Bell Rock"
2. "Winter Wonderland"
3. "All I Want for Christmas is You"

Share the fun with #CarolKaraoke on Twitter. Tell your friends how you'd react if you had to make a snap decision about performing in front of thousands. 

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A Very Comic Thanksgiving

The Thanksgiving holiday gives us an opportunity to step back, relax, and give thanks for all the good things in life. Things like renaissance-fair-style turkey drumsticks, mulled wine, and the unconditional love of family and friends. Not to mention obnoxious second cousins, manic holiday travel, drunk uncles and recipes gone horrible awry.

So to get you ready for the adventures ahead this Thanksgiving week, we went out and spoke with 7 of the most hilarious comedians out there about their most memorable, embarrassing and wild tales from Thanksgivings past. Many thanks to our presenting sponsor Samsung.

Get excited. Happy Thanksgiving y'all!!

Michael Somerville

Last year my girlfriend and I were supposed to spend our first Thanksgiving together with her family in Virginia. Only I booked a job doing interviews at the Thanksgiving Day parade in NYC so couldn't make the trip. She was disappointed but understood.

On Thanksgiving, I finished the job around 2pm and headed to my parent's house in N.J.— they were out of town but I figured being alone for the day would be more comfortable on their couch than in my tiny apartment. Upon arriving, I decided to Skype my girlfriend and wish her family a Happy Thanksgiving. After all, I had a nice outfit on— heck, I was even wearing TV makeup— might as well capitalize.

The call scored major points. I complimented their lovely dinner table and promised to make up for my absence the following year. My girlfriend said I looked adorable. I closed the computer, turned on football and opened a beer.

Normally I love traditional holidays but I quickly saw the benefits of a Thanksgiving with no obligation. Not making small talk or eating food just to be polite– this wasn’t bad at all. Just a man, a beer and some football. READ MORE

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Get Free Indie Comedies Instantly

The new TV season is upon us, but if you’re less than enthused at the prospect of coming home after a long day and being stuck watching Dads, check out SnagFilms.

With a slew of quirky, offbeat, and sometimes just plain weird titles, SnagFilms’ fleet of editors has devoted their lives to unearthing fun indies, docs, and shorts for your viewing pleasure. From tried-and-true cult classics like John Sayles’ The Brother from Another Planet to Martin and Orloff, which stars every great person ever (Matt Walsh, Amy Poehler, David Cross—and that’s just the tip of the iceberg), SnagFilms has you covered. And the best part? It’s 100% free.

Seriously. Sign up and start watching right now.

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'This is the End' on DVD and Blu-ray October 1


James Franco, Seth Rogen and more starred in box office hit This is the End, an end-of-days comedy about what happens to a bunch of celebrities when the apocalypse hits. You can buy it on digital now, or put in an order for the DVD and Blu-ray Combo Pack's October 1 release at Amazon.com. Watch the trailer above, then secure your copy now!

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Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, Featuring Superjail! Creator Christy Karacas



The second episode of Microsoft's Surface Pro: Behind the Scenes, a three-part series featuring an intimate look at creative inspirations behind the work of influential artists, features New York-based animator Christy Karacas and creator of Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim Superjail! Series. The episode follows Christy around his home borough of Brooklyn as he researches, creates storyboards and animates his characters all with his tablet.

For more on the Surface head over to surface.com

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Pranksters Plumb Entire House with Beer


If you enjoy catching up with your friends for a cold beer and a good laugh, check out this video where a group of friends combine both for the ultimate gag. Over the years, Russell Brown has played plenty of gags on his group of friends, so his brother Sean – with buddies in tow – decided to team up with the help of Tui Brewery to get him back. Sean and his friends decided to plumb beer through Russell's home in Auckland, New Zealand, tapping every faucet (even the shower) to pour cold beer – to the surprise of Russell and dismay of his wife.

Check out Russell's hilarious reaction in this videos and here at www.youtube.com/littlejohnnynz.

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Check Out Moto X's Sexy Touchless Controls


The new Moto X has a ton of new features, but one of the coolest is the ability to use all kinds of useful tools without having to press a single button. The intuitive touchless controls offer the ability to prepare for intimate moments without losing your smoothness or killing the vibe. Check out the video to see what we mean, then head over to YouTube.com/Motorola to learn more about this extra-smart phone's killer new features.

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Old Navy Denim Will Make You Ridiculously Good Looking

Fall fashion season is upon us and that means it's time to upgrade the ol' wardrobe (cost efficiently, of course). So while we thought about giving you a list of the 37 people who wore denim best throughout history as inspiration, we instead decided to take a note from The Awl and present without commentary, not a list of outdated denim, but instead the finest and most interesting lower half options that Old Navy has to offer this Fall. Well, fine, presented with limited commentary. We couldn't help ourselves.

Ladies

The Rockstar Printed Skinny Jeans – Denim Star
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Free Movies…Whaat? Sign Me Up!


Admit it: there are some truly fundamental comedies that you need to see in order to…talk to people. But they might be a little hard to unearth. That’s why you need SnagFilms. It’s a free video-streaming site with an extensive library of full-length, must-see films.

Featuring indie comedy classics like Slacker and The Puffy Chair to behind the scenes documentaries like an inside look at the Japanese comedy scene with Tokyo Comedy Store, SnagFilms covers all the bases. Backed by a team of talented, quirky editors who have literally dedicated their lives to giving you a handpicked selection of indie gems, acclaimed documentaries, critics’ picks and so much more, you'll definitely find something to love on SnagFilms.

And did we mention it’s totally free? Sign up now at SnagFilms to start discovering movies.

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SnagFilms: A Treasure Trove of Comedies


Way before Seth Rogen, Will Ferrell and Melissa McCarthy were in every comedy movie, classic comedians paved the way. Queue up the movie 100 Years of Comedy on SnagFilms and prepare for an amazing journey through some of the funniest moments in entertainment history, from the slapstick of the silent era to the classic screwball comedies of the 1930s and '40s on through to the modern hilarity of Hollywood's most recent comedies. This incredible documentary features extensive footage of comedy legends, including Laurel and Hardy, the Three Stooges, Charlie Chaplin, Buster Keaton, Lucille Ball, Jerry Lewis, Richard Pryor, and many more.

See it for yourself on SnagFilms — and did we mention it’s free?

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Your Source for Indie Comedies


The same-old comedies have taken over! We’re talking about the same comedians working with the usual director and a predictable plotline. At SnagFilms, there is none of that. It’s a free video-streaming site where you won’t find the same run-of-the-mill comedies — quite the opposite, in fact. With a large library that plays host to everything from critics’ picks to film festival favorites, there’s bound to be an unheard-of indie comedy or obscure, classic slapstick unwatched even by the biggest cinephile.

SnagFilms has made it its mission to serve viewers who are looking to discover something new and exciting in their movie selection. As a 2013 Webby Award honoree and Red Herring Top Technology Company of 2013, SnagFilms has been wildly successful in curating a diverse collection of free movies that are actually good.

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Watch the First Episode of Pivot TV's 'Please Like Me' Before It Airs


Pivot TV's original comedy series Please Like Me explores the humor, awkwardness, courage and sweetness of being a twentysomething-year-old in an image-conscious world. This Australian show from comedian Josh Thomas reads like an embarrassing story section from your favorite lifestyle magazine and reminds us that we are not alone in experiencing life's less-than-elegant moments.

Please Like Me is based on Thomas's own real life experiences and airs exclusively on pivot on August 1 with six full episodes in a row. Watch the trailer here for a sneak peek and go to pivot.tv to enjoy the first full episode before the series officially launches. Join the conversation by visiting the website to share your own Please Like Me story.

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Celebrate Your Independence This Weekend With a CoronaRita

With Fourth of July coming in hot, it's time to exercise your hard earned rights. Why not exercise your right to choose by sticking a Corona in a margarita, just because? Check out this easy recipe for a refreshing, cold CoronaRita below:

CoronaRita
6 parts Corona Light
1 part Tequila
2 parts Margarita Mix
1 part Triple Sec
1 Lime Wedge

Method: In a cocktail shaker, pour the first three ingredients (please do not pour beer in the shaker). Shake vigorously until ice cold. Strain into tall glass with 1/3 ice. Top with Corona beer.

You can also exercise your right to enjoy a few laughs while you're at it with these videos below, courtesy of Corona.

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Your 'Fancy' Wine Collection Isn't Impressing Anyone


You should know that you're not impressing anyone just because you've strategically left those expensive price tags on your overpriced bottles of wine. Fortunately, Naked Wines can set you straight.