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:
You don't have to be a New York City resident to appreciate the 32 years which anchor Sue Simmons dedicated to WNBC (her last show was on Friday). For New Yorkers, she and Chuck Scarborough were the couple bringing you the evening news. (Others might remember her for her now-famous and very viral, "What the f--k are you doing?" cutaway) Sure, this tribute runs a little longer than our ordinary set, but 32 long years is hard to pack into five short minutes:
We can't tell which is better in this next video: the magic trick YouTube magician Magic of Rahat performs in levitating his cup into the air or the awe of the drive-thru attendants watching the feat. You decide:
Remember "Overly Attached Girlfriend"? May you never forget:
And this next video was clearly Photoshopped. Seriously. It took Photoshop guru Alexander Kolshekov four hours, seventeen minutes, and 244 layers to produce an apocalyptic, "Luftbanza" plane crash out of thin air. Thankfully he condensed the whole thing into this seven-minute video:
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