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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 day The Atlantic Wire highlights the videos that truly earn your five minutes (or less) of attention. Today:

"If you're having bank problems, I feel bad for you son, I got 99 problems ..." President Obama "raps" in this "99 Problems: Explicit Political Remix." Whew, there are so many quotations there, and it's because obviously Obama didn't actually rap out a Jay-Z song (who knows, maybe he does it in private) but this masterful cut and splice job of making the president say funny things is fun...we think so anyway.

Now, in a sharp departure from the first video, there is no editing and splicing here: Ellen DeGeneres really did make one of her writers interact with Costco shoppers through song lyrics. 

Zac Efron and his magical triceps made a visit to Sesame Street. And yes, in case you were wondering, these 103 seconds of Efron are better than about 98 percent of The Lucky One.

And finally, here's a very significant video of 300 or so dachshunds parading in costume in Poland. Yes folks, the weekend is here. 

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