The Smashing Pumpkins and Smash Mouth are beefing over (deep, melancholy sigh) Shrek

When Billy Corgan isn’t cavorting with supernatural entities and fighting the influence of youthful, globalist, social justice warriors, The Smashing Pumpkins’ frontman finds time for his other great hobby: starting beefs with just about anyone he can think of. Unfortunately, he may have just engaged an opponent…

Smash Mouth and dictionary.com unite in support of cunnilingus, dunking on DJ Khaled

Human Rorschach test DJ Khaled—who seems to exist largely to provide the world with stupid things for other, less ridiculous human beings to angrily react to—fulfilled his purpose yet again yesterday, when a years-old video of him talking about his sexual inclinations came to light. Specifically—and as reported by our…

John Oliver proposes a new national anthem to fix America's Trump-damaged rep as Last Week Tonight returns

Our long national nightmare is over! No, not that one. But at least John Oliver’s Last Week Tonight takedowns of that other racist, sexist, dangerously unstable, far-less-funny national horror returned on Sunday. So how does a political comic who’s got three months of Donald Trump-related nightmare fuel to catch up on…

The Smash Mouth/Car Seat Headrest team-up we've all been dreaming of has finally arrived

You can say a lot of things about the members of Smash Mouth—and we have, at length, as our archives will attest—but they do seem to be endlessly enthusiastic dudes, content with their status as memes, and happy to play along with jokes or help a buddy eat a ridiculous amount of eggs for charity. So when a…

The worst things on the internet in 2017

There were many things on the internet in 2017, some of which were very good! Dril is here, for example. Tom Hanks still signs all of his tweets “Hanx.” The internet turned the Babadook into a gay icon, and there was that time Kurt Eichenwald tweeted out some tentacle porn. These were all good things, worth…

Twitter rediscovers William Carlos Williams, plum and icebox remixes ensue

Though it’s unquestionably a great place to learn what new abhorrent racial epithets are trending, Twitter isn’t often thought of as a place to learn about early 20th-century poetry. But recently, a number of users have rediscovered the seminal work “This Is Just To Say” by American poet William Carlos Williams and…

Most brands sat out 9/11 this year, but VeggieTales and Smash Mouth never forget

One of the core tenets of social media marketing is that your #brand should be relevant, responding to the events of the day in a manner that will feel authentic and relatable. After all, as Citizens United proved, a corporation isn’t a soulless organization engineered exclusively to acquire capital for its…

Did 1997 contain the worst two weeks in music history?

Sean O’Neal: In the topic of “Worst Music Year,” 1997 is a frequent contender. Some of this can be attributed to distaste for a single genre—boy bands and the Spice Girls, mostly, whose dominance was complete anathema to anyone who’d spend the earlier part of the decade convinced the alt-rock “revolution” was anything…

Please god let this song be the theme to Bill O’Reilly’s new podcast

Extremely rich blowhard Bill O’Reilly is out of a goddamn job, booted to the curb after alleged decades of covert sexual harassment as well as confirmed decades of many more overt, televised crimes, such as race-baiting, jingoism, picking a fight with Cam’ron, and being a general asshole on TV every night. Over the…

Shark jumps shark in this Smash Mouth-Santana monstrosity

The temptation with any new Smash Mouth or “Smooth”-related mashup is to say, “Ha, ha, all right gang, we’ve had some fun, but let’s call it a day.” The joke was never funny, which was why it was funny, but that quality also makes it impossible to say when it stopped being funny. An intentionally unfunny joke can only…

Idea Channel explains Bee Movie memes via exasperating Bee Movie meme

Clear a path, people, because there’s a new meme in town. The Verge calls them “technical memes,” while Know Your Meme dubs the new phenomenon a “word replacement remix.” Basically, you take a piece of existing art (Bee Movie, for example), then alter it somehow based off a particular word or trigger. There’s YouTube…

Smash Mouth is happy to be a meme, sorry about that Carrie Fisher tweet

The Smash Mouth meme-production mill does not rest. With each day comes a new iteration, a new version of “All Star,” a new official tweet plumbing the depths of tastelessness. Why, was it just two weeks ago when the band commemorated the deaths of Carrie Fisher and George Michael by slapping its logo on top of…

Hey now: Smash Mouth got in a late-night Twitter fight with the Oakland A’s

Twitter is an amazing piece of technology: facilitating communication, circumventing government control of the media, and frequently bringing people closer together. More importantly, though, it’s also the perfect vector for ostensibly professional organizations to let their hair down and get really, really dumb, as…

These classic movies might as well be “Walkin’ On The Sun”

It ain’t no joke. We have the success of the breezy 1997 single “Walkin’ On The Sun” to thank (or curse) for bringing Smash Mouth to prominence. And now the YouTube channel DoctorTchock is giving the song an even more auspicious legacy, this time in classic films. The channel—which seems to have been created for this…