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Vegans are beefing with Hyundai over a Super Bowl ad that made fun of vegan dinner parties

Hyundai: ‘The Elevator’ The 2019 Hyundai Super Bowl ad features an elevator in a building full of life’s best and worst experiences. (Hyundai) The metaphor at the center of Hyundai’s Super Bowl commercial was simple: An oversize elevator operated by a wisecracking Jason Bateman took passengers up to pleasurable experiences and down to life events everyone wants to avoid. “Okay, six-hour flight, middle seat,” Bateman says as the car opens onto a cramped plane full of obnoxious passengers guffawing at video screens or sneezing loudly into tissues. “Who’s got vitamin C?” At another point, the doors open onto a courtroom scene as a grizzled defendant stands up, glares at the man ushered off the elevator and growls. “This stop: jury...

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The statistics I just made up don’t lie: More people will die this summer from fighting each other over gas grilling versus charcoal grilling than all other causes combined. Americans, you see, have themselves some assertive opinions about their grilling. Let us and our friends at ChefSteps settle this debate once and for all. The charcoal crowd swears that their method imparts some sort of magical flavor to their food, and they’re right. But they’re wrong about where that flavor comes from: It’s not actually from the briquettes themselves. Shock. Awe. The great thing about charcoal is that it burns crazy hot, way hotter than a gas grill can manage. Why? Because charcoal is pretty much pure carbon, and that...

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