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New line of “Avengers” cologne lets you smell like Hulk. (Yes, this exists.)

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Of all the movie tie-ins we expected to see for “The Avengers,” this is certainly one of the more surprising… and a little weird, to be honest.

Fragrance-makers JADS International have unveiled their new line of cologne based on “The Avengers,” which includes six different scents based on the heroes and villains from Marvel’s upcoming team-up film. Among the fragrances are scents based on Captain America, Iron Man, Hulk, Thor, Nick Fury, and — because bad guys like to smell nice, too — the god of mischief himself, Loki.

You can read up on the descriptions of each fragrance over at the JADS website, but here are some of the highlights (depending on how you look at it, I guess):

The Mark VII cologne based on Iron Man is is described as a “resolutely sophisticated” scent that combines “mandarin, neroli, nasturtium and jasmine layered with light patchouli.” Yes, you read that correctly — the Iron Man cologne contains the scent of mandarin. This is clearly a warning from… someone.

(For those who might not be as comics-savvy, the villain called Mandarin is actually Iron Man’s arch-enemy in the comics world. It’s cool, we won’t tell anyone that you didn’t know that.)

Meanwhile, the Hulk-flavored fragrance leaves us a bit puzzled, as it’s said to be a mixture of “yuzu, bergamot and tarragon [to] create clean, clear top notes along with unexpected accords of water lily and nutmeg.” Nowhere in the description is the scent of demolished urban infrastructure and torn purple pants even mentioned. We would’ve expected a little chili powder — or better yet, something resembling the smell of napalm in the morning.

Curiously, there’s no description of the scents contained within the “Mischief” and “Infinity Formula” colognes tied to Loki and Nick Fury, respectively. If Nick Fury’s cologne doesn’t smell like an old cigar, though, someone is clearly going at this the wrong way.

Oh, and while there aren’t any pictures or descriptions listed, the JADS website also lists tie-in fragrances for Spider-Man and Deadpool. Yes, Deadpool — a character who once created an entire suit of armor made out of raw meat, because it seemed like a good idea at the time. Wrap your heads around that for a second, okay?

Here’s hoping the lack of Ghost Rider cologne is just an oversight, because we’re pretty sure there are a lot of people who’d pay to smell like a burning, leather-clad Nicolas Cage. (Okay, not really.)

Which scents do you think they’re missing? Chime in below or on Facebook or Twitter.

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G.I. Jeez

Stomach Bugs and Prom Dates

E.Coli High is in your gut and on IFC's Comedy Crib.

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Brothers-in-law Kevin Barker and Ben Miller have just made the mother of all Comedy Crib series, in the sense that their Comedy Crib series is a big deal and features a hot mom. Animated, funny, and full of horrible bacteria, the series juxtaposes timeless teen dilemmas and gut-busting GI infections to create a bite-sized narrative that’s both sketchy and captivating. The two sat down, possibly in the same house, to answer some questions for us about the series. Let’s dig in….

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IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a fancy network executive you just met in an elevator?

BEN: Hi ummm uhh hi ok well its like umm (gets really nervous and blows it)…

KB: It’s like the Super Bowl meets the Oscars.

IFC: How would you describe E.Coli High to a drunk friend of a friend you met in a bar?

BEN: Oh wow, she’s really cute isn’t she? I’d definitely blow that too.

KB: It’s a cartoon that is happening inside your stomach RIGHT NOW, that’s why you feel like you need to throw up.

IFC: What was the genesis of E.Coli High?

KB: I had the idea for years, and when Ben (my brother-in-law, who is a special needs teacher in Philly) began drawing hilarious comics, I recruited him to design characters, animate the series, and do some writing. I’m glad I did, because Ben rules!

BEN: Kevin told me about it in a park and I was like yeah that’s a pretty good idea, but I was just being nice. I thought it was dumb at the time.

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IFC: What makes going to proms and dating moms such timeless and oddly-relatable subject matter?

BEN: Since the dawn of time everyone has had at least one friend with a hot mom. It is physically impossible to not at least make a comment about that hot mom.

KB: Who among us hasn’t dated their friend’s mom and levitated tables at a prom?

IFC: Why do you think the world is ready for this series?

BEN: There’s a lot of content now. I don’t think anyone will even notice, but it’d be cool if they did.

KB: A show about talking food poisoning bacteria is basically the same as just watching the news these days TBH.

Watch E.Coli High below and discover more NYTVF selections from years past on IFC’s Comedy Crib.

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Hacked In

Funny or Die Is Taking Over

FOD TV comes to IFC every Saturday night.

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We’ve been fans of Funny or Die since we first met The Landlord. That enduring love makes it more than logical, then, that IFC is totally cool with FOD hijacking the airwaves every Saturday night. Yes, that’s happening.

The appropriately titled FOD TV looks like something pulled from public access television in the nineties. Like lo-fi broken-antenna reception and warped VHS tapes. Equal parts WTF and UHF.

Get ready for characters including The Shirtless Painter, Long-Haired Businessmen, and Pigeon Man. They’re aptly named, but for a better sense of what’s in store, here’s a taste of ASMR with Kelly Whispers:

Watch FOD TV every Saturday night during IFC’s regularly scheduled movies.

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Wicked Good

See More Evil

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is on Hulu.

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Okay, so you missed the entire first season of Stan Against Evil. There’s no shame in that, per se. But here’s the thing: Season 2 is just around the corner and you don’t want to lag behind. After all, Season 1 had some critical character development, not to mention countless plot twists, and a breathless finale cliffhanger that’s been begging for resolution since last fall. It also had this:

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The good news is that you can catch up right now on Hulu. Phew. But if you aren’t streaming yet, here’s a basic primer…

Willards Mill Is Evil

Stan spent his whole career as sheriff oblivious to the fact that his town has a nasty curse. Mostly because his recently-deceased wife was secretly killing demons and keeping Stan alive.

Demons Really Want To Kill Stan

The curse on Willards Mill stipulates that damned souls must hunt and kill each and every town sheriff, or “constable.” Oh, and these demons are shockingly creative.

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They Also Want To Kill Evie

Why? Because Evie’s a sheriff too, and the curse on Willard’s Mill doesn’t have a “one at a time” clause. Bummer, Evie.

Stan and Evie Must Work Together

Beating the curse will take two, baby, but that’s easier said than done because Stan doesn’t always seem to give a damn. Damn!

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Beware of Goats

It goes without saying for anyone who’s seen the show: If you know that ancient evil wants to kill you, be wary of anything that has cloven feet.

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Season 2 Is Lurking

Scary new things are slouching towards Willards Mill. An impending darkness descending on Stan, Evie and their cohort – eviler evil, more demony demons, and whatnot. And if Stan wants to survive, he’ll have to get even Stanlier.

Stan Against Evil Season 1 is now streaming right now on Hulu.

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