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The True Bane of Suburbia: Teenage Wannabe Gangstas

Jenny Isenman | Posted 12.10.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Beware their 8 Mile lingo, t-shirts with moderately offensive sayings and fro-yo addiction. They're hoodlums alright. Well, they wear hoodies and they live in the hood, well, the suburban gated neighbor'hood.

The Right Wing and the School Food Calorie Kerfuffle

Bettina Elias Siegel | Posted 11.28.2012 | Education
Bettina Elias Siegel

The school lunch calorie issue is getting particular traction in right-wing media outlets and I've already told you about Republican congressmen seeking to repeal the calorie caps, calling the new regulations "the nanny state personified."

'Shit Girls Say' Creators on Viral Success and New Book (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.28.2012 | Books
Shira Lazar

Learn about the beginnings of the "Shit Girls Say" phenomenon from the fake girls behind it!

Obama (Alphacat) Takes on Gangnam Style (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.21.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

Smooth-E and President Obama (Alphacat) take on Psy's viral, K-Pop hit Gangnam Style (강남스타일) in the music video parody "Obama Style."

VIDEO: Jimmy Fallon Has Seen Romney And He's Seen Bain

Posted 10.09.2012 | MarloThomas

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Going Viral?

Jan Herman | Posted 11.12.2012 | Comedy
Jan Herman

Here's a change of pace. It's a parody music video. Guy who made it calls it 'Casual Pimpin.' I call it catchy. Guy's name is Tim Ellis. He's something of a one-man band.

The Sad Clown: The Real Adam Sandler

Stereo IQ | Posted 11.11.2012 | Entertainment
Stereo IQ

What's most endearing about Sandler, both as a comedian and musician, is his ability to encapsulate what it's like to be a child again. Incidentally, this also is what a lot of people hate about him.

9 Ways Of Looking At Naomi Wolf's 'Vagina'

The Huffington Post | Nina Bahadur | Posted 09.11.2012 | Women

This week author Naomi Wolf has accomplished a remarkable feat: She has many of the most prominent news outlets in the U.S. and the U.K. talking about...

"The Whistles Go Whoo Whoo" Grindhouse Parody Trailer (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.07.2012 | Comedy
Shira Lazar

Movies and TV shows all get trailers and sneak previews. So, why not YouTube videos? What's Trending is here to fix that, with some vocal help from ...

A History of Barack Obama on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 11.05.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

The chronological mashup stretches all the way from 2008 to present, covering the top viral moments of Obama's time in the media spotlight.

Clint Eastwood Isn't The Only One Who Can Talk To A Chair! Exclusive Interview With Invisible Mitt Romney

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 10.31.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Using the same technology as Clint Eastwood at the RNC, we have secured an exclusive interview with invisible Mitt Romney.

A History of Mitt Romney on YouTube (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 10.28.2012 | Politics
Shira Lazar

With the RNC kicking off this week and election mode launching into full gear, What's Trending is taking the opportunity to serve up a YouTube history of Republican Presidential nominee, Mitt Romney.

WATCH: Senior Citizens for Medicare Cuts!

Matthew Filipowicz | Posted 10.24.2012 | Comedy
Matthew Filipowicz

Ever wonder why a senior citizen would support Mitt Romney and Paul Ryan after they've promised to end Medicare as we know it and replace it with a voucher system?

Exclusive: MAD Magazine's Election Hell

Bryan Young | Posted 10.09.2012 | Politics
Bryan Young

The usual gang of idiots over at MAD Magazine decided to throw their hat in the ring of politics once more and for reasons still beyond me they asked ...

A Man Called Swoop

Steven Nereo | Posted 10.06.2012 | Comedy
Steven Nereo

It just occurred to me as I heard the Snoop Lion news that if he wasn't going to be using Snoop Dogg anymore, it was freed up for some other person's use, so I jumped quick.

Bryan Singer Reacts to YouTube Parodies of Bryan Singer Films (VIDEO)

Shira Lazar | Posted 08.03.2012 | Entertainment
Shira Lazar

I caught up with director, writer, and producer, Bryan Singer, who is well-established in the film world, having hatched such projects as The Usual Suspects, the X-Men films, and Superman Returns.

WATCH: Star Wars vs. Justin Bieber Mashup

Greg Voakes | Posted 10.01.2012 | Home
Greg Voakes

The new Star Wars parody called "Droidfriend" is actually better than the original, Justin Bieber's hit song "Boyfriend." There's something genuinely pleasing about watching C3P0 prancing around in a Justin Bieber wig.

The Body Part Most Women Wouldn't Recognize In A Lineup

Jenny Isenman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Women
Jenny Isenman

I mean, I could probably narrow it down, like they taught you to do in SAT prep, but anything with the same grooming, coloring and general size could be mine. How sad is that?

'The Onion' Introduces Chick-Fil-A's 'New Homophobic Sandwich'

The Onion | Posted 07.24.2012 | Food

As part of its recent efforts to publicly align itself with fundamentalist Christian values, the Chick-fil-A restaurant chain announced today the debu...

Electoral Emissions: What If Presidents Treated Our Cars Like Our Country?

Brian Crewe | Posted 09.15.2012 | Politics
Brian Crewe

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Lupe Fiasco's "Bitch Bad" and the Art of Parody

Rap Genius | Posted 07.02.2012 | Entertainment
Rap Genius

"Bitch Bad" is a complicated grappling with misogyny in popular music and culture, and its effect on children of both genders. But what is not complicated is how Lupe feels about songs he hears on the radio.

Teacher-Made Khan Academy Parody Video Inspires Contest

Posted 06.29.2012 | Education

A Mystery Science Theater 3000-inspired parody of a Khan Academy video made by two teachers has prompted a group of education bloggers to launch a com...

Why is Sending Kids to Sleepaway Camp so Freakin' Stressful?

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.26.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

Sending the kids to camp is supposed to be this delightfully awesome time of freedom and reprieve, but it's not for me.

How to Scar Children for Life or When Bedazzling Goes TOO Far

Jenny Isenman | Posted 08.21.2012 | Parents
Jenny Isenman

At a baseball game recently, a mom friend and I were having a bout of witty banter that went terribly, horribly, irrefutably awry.

Stage Door: Potted Potter

Fern Siegel | Posted 08.13.2012 | Arts
Fern Siegel

The "Harry Potter" books were a cultural phenomenon, spawning fanatic loyalty. They are also ripe for parody -- as Potted Potter at The Little Shubert on Theater Row makes clear.