Make This Laughing Child an Internet Star

Every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the viral video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.

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We realize there's only so much time one can spend in a day watching new trailers, viral video clips, and shaky cell phone footage of people arguing on live television. This is why every afternoon The Atlantic Wire highlights the day's video clips that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention.

O'Reilly Factor SURPRISE interview specialist Jesse Watters went out into the parking lot before a New York Jets ganme to see how much people who like eating food in parking lots know about the people seeking the Republican presidential nomination. Quite a bit, it turns out. Newt Gingrich gets the video's only endorsement, which is the surest sign of any that Newtmentum is real. [Fox News]

Shame got an NC-17 rating for "explicit sexual content." The first trailer for Steve McQueen's festival favorite hinted at this with lots of clips of Michael Fassbender running. The newest trailer is more explicit, with the running and heavy breathing replaced by Carey Mulligan crooning a torch song. We get it, we get it: your movie is going to be filthy. [The Hollywood Reporter]

Why didn't The Marriage Ref become a hit for NBC? Well, hearing celebrities discuss the domestic foibles of regular, unfamous folks has a bit of chilling effect. Also, producer Jerry Seinfeld wasn't the host. As Seinfeld showed on The Late Show last night, this was a mistake, not just because Seinfeld's still a big star, but also because he also has weird, compelling stories about being married. This was on display last night, when he told David Letterman why is dog is named Jose. "[B]ecause I feel like the Mets may lose [shortstop] Jose Reyes," he explained. "It's actually my wife's idea, which is why I love my wife -- she comes up with ideas like this. That's a marriage right there, a wife that says, 'Let's name a dog after the Mets' outgoing shortstop.' That keeps the love alive." See people want to know these things. If only had a show where people could hear how Jerry Seinfeld's dog Jose got his name. [Vcartiglia]

Stunningly, documentary director Casey Neistat is the first director we're aware of, professional or otherwise, to set footage of Tuesday night's clearing of Zuccotti Park to Frank Sinatra's version of "New York, New York."  The images and editing are precise and devastating, but really, the concept is so flawless, Neistat could have smeared Vaseline on his camera and it wouldn't lessen the impact of what he shows. [Casey Neistat via The Atlantic]

Your next viral video breakout: a small girl who laughs when she throws a toy on the ground. If the Internet fails to make her a star, we'll eat our hats. We'll even eat the Star Wars kid's hat. [StarDestroyer65]

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