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 day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today: Paul Ryan reveals he can read minds, Regina Spektor goes for a run, and China goes wild for urine-soaked hardboiled eggs.
The last Regina Spektor album, 2009's Far, was bad. Soaringly, achingly bad. Worst album of the decade bad. But we adore "All the Rowboats," the single from her new album What We Saw From the Cheap Seats. We also enjoyed the accompanying video, though it has a bit too much running for our taste. What does she think this is, the trailer for Shame? As for the album, it has to be better than Far. Has to. This is the person who performed "Samson," for Pete's sake. [ReginaSpektor]
From the news cycle that brought you January Jones downing her placenta in capsule form and Alicia Silverstone prechewing her child's food comes a Reuters piece investigating the appeal of urine-soaked hardboiled eggs in eastern China, where it's a spring tradition that dates back centuries, with egg vendors going from school to school to collect urine "from boys preferably under the age of ten." Oh, China. [Reuters]