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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:

We can't tell who's more uncomfortable: George Takei reading words like "inexorable" or "clitoris," or us having to listen to him read them? 

So we found out that naming all the dwarves in The Hobbit as fast as you can makes you sound like a six-year-old. And there's nothing wrong with that: 

So here is Videogum's montage of the most viral videos of 2012. Is the video more than the sum of its parts? Well, we're not sure. But we do know that the beloved slinky-treadmill makes an appearance. 

And finally, to get you in the holiday spirit here is President Obama "singing" "Deck the Halls" just like he "sang" "Call Me Maybe."

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