Nobody Hates Street Drummers More Than Helen Mirren

Today in viral videos: evidence from the streets of London that the Dame can do no wrong, a dog that will never give up, and the seven-month-old water skier who reminds us that the world is in good hands. 

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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 cellphone 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:

A gentle reminder: In a battle against Dame Helen Mirren, you will never, ever win. Mirren, in London to play Queen Elizabeth II for the play The Audience, proved she will do absolutely anything to make sure your theatre-going experience is unsullied. And we mean anything: 

Let's hear it for stop-motion artists. The cool part about this stop-motion animation is that you can't actually stop it to examine how cool each frame is ... if you're nerdy like that. Otherwise, watch on — and prepare to feel good about spending the next 1 minute and 53 seconds of your life:

This is a seven-month-old baby going water skiing. We're only privy to this video because he has parents who think filming this thing is a great idea, which — judge as you will, but it's pretty cute:

And finally, never give up. This pitbull would not want you to:

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