Editor’s note: Each Friday, our internet-savvy friends over at BuzzFeed curate a post for us that’s filled with links to some of the most talked-about items on the web that week. Enjoy!
Super Bowl 2011
1. AOL has announced that it plans to buy the Huffington Post for $315 million. Arianna Huffington will become editor in chief of all of AOL’s content sites, including TechCrunch and Engadget. According to Arianna’s memo to site contributors, nothing will be different except “more people reading what you wrote.” [via The Atlantic]… Read More
Nobody likes the Super Bowl. We all know that the only thing keeping us remotely interested during football’s main event on Sunday are those ridiculous commercials. But why should the jocks who are actually watching the game get to have all the fun? We at Flavorpill are looking to rectify this grave injustice against the world’s athletically apathetic. After the jump, check out the Official Flavorpill Super Bowl Commercial Bingo Board. Print it out and play along — there’s really no better way to pass the time while those guys in helmets are passing skin and touching downs or whatever. … Read More
1. Ben Affleck is in early negotiations to direct Argo, an adaptation of Joshuah Bearman’s April 2007 Wired magazine article about the Tehran hostage crisis. George Clooney is co-producing the political thriller. [via
Every year when Super Bowl Sunday rolls around, you can count on a few things: roughly seven out of every ten people you talk to will have buffalo-wing breath, the likelihood of knowing someone with their face painted in team colors will spike dramatically, and one advertisement campaign or another will have provoked the collective ire and fascination of the room. Some people watch the game, some people watch the commercials, and we all watch the controversies swirling around the commercials. It makes sense: companies that have plopped down $3 million for 30 seconds of airtime want to smack you out of your nacho-induced stupor fast — so what better way than through something potentially divisive? And what tells us more about ourselves as a society than the things we find offensive? In that spirit, we’ve broken down the most controversial Super Bowl spots of the past few years to see what they say about American culture. … Read More
The crazy dudes from EpicMealTime decided to celebrate Super Bowl Sunday a little early by breaking the 100,000 calorie barrier with the The Sloppy Roethlisberger — aka, the biggest burger that you’ve ever seen. Just to put it into perspective, this meaty monster is the caloric equivalent of over 149 Whoppers. Click through to check out the insane preparation process, but be warned: we fear that just looking at this super-sized sandwich could provoke a heart attack. … Read More
Here at Flavorpill, we tend to be more interested in Super Bowl commercial than the actual dudes-running-around-with-a-ball aspect of the year’s biggest TV event. And this year, we’ve been kind of disappointed at how little banned-ad controversy there has been. So we’re thanking our lucky stars for AshleyMadison.com, the skeezy dating service for cheaters. For the second year in a row, those folks have gotten a Super Bowl ad banned — and we’re sure they’re enjoying the free publicity to be gained from doing so. In any case, we certainly have to hand it to them: they’ve really gone all out in the rejected clip below, which packs a business meeting, car-shaking sex, furry creatures, and an explosion into a mere 30 seconds. … Read More