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:
"Call Me Maybe" will never die. Your weapons are useless against this behemoth of pop music. And we completely enjoy it that way, and we also enjoy "Call Me Maybe" this way: when Carly Rae Jepsen gets an assist from Jimmy Fallon, The Roots and a smattering of classroom instruments:
In keeping with the music theme, this one goes out to Blink 182 fans. We don't have any other explanation than it's a Michael Cera-ish guy who tries to pick up girls using Blink 182 lyrics. And the results vary from cringe-inducing to a sturdy chortle. Hint: If you are going to try this at home start with "All The Small Things":
We're still a couple of hours away from the weekend. But if you're reading this, you may have already started (or are are whittling down the minutes till you can leave the office). In that spirit, we give you the most extreme zipline called The Zipflyer Nepal, which is sort of the "living vicariously through other people having a wonderful time while I'm stuck at the office" thing you might be asking for:
And finally, our high school graduation was boring. There, we said it. Absolutely boring. And though we might have slept through some of it, we wouldn't trade its mundaneness for what happened in Galloway Township, New Jersey, where a supercell almost touched down:
And there you have it. Happy Friday and enjoy the weekend.
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