Honey Boo Boo Needs More Cowbell

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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:

Last week brought us the gem that was Christopher Walken reading lines spoken by the cast members of  TLC's Here Comes Honey Boo Boo. Well, Alana and Mama June have retaliated, now starring in their own viral video in which they read some of Walken's lines. Yes, they even do the Pulp Fiction speech and the Saturday Night Live cowbell sketch

Claire Danes' sobs are a thing of beauty. Her chin quivers. Her mouth opens wide. She's cried as iconic characters: the dying Beth in Little Women, the angst-ridden Angela Chase in My So-Called Life, the bipolar Carrie Mathison in Homeland. The Internet loves her tears. Now there's a supercut. Behold: 

Here's a curiosity to come out of last night's debate not related to binders: Columbia University students make a pitch to moderator Candy Crowley to speak at their school. They eat candy, they dance, they lip-sync "I Want Candy." 

Also related to last night's events: Jimmy Kimmel finds people who developed opinions about the outcome of the debate before it even happened.

And finally, we leave you with Zoolander


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