BANTER WITH BEN AND LISA #78: How Beyoncé Changed The Universe; Also, Gaga, GTA V, and German Lessons

This week on “Banter with Ben and Lisa,” Ben Mandelker ( and Lisa Timmons ( bow down to Beyoncé. Pretty hurts, but this podcast doesn’t. We discuss Queen B’s amazing album stunt and contrast it with similar efforts by the likes of Lady Gaga. We also talk about Gaga’s recent duet with Christina Aguilera on […]

VIDEO: Guess What This Commercial Is Selling

Unless you’re familiar with the brand Humanic and unless you can understand the German title of this YouTube video, you might have a difficult time figuring out what this circa 1970 German commercial is about. One thing is for certain: it clearly provided some of the inspiration for Sprockets. Take your guesses as to what […]

‘Dirty Dancing’ in Sixty Seconds, As Portrayed By Germans

Yesterday I posted a brilliant sixty-second version of Inception that was part of a competition to recreate movies in exactly one minute. Here is another submission to the contest, and it’s just as amusing in a totally different way.