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:
Tony Nicklinson has locked-in syndrome--he had a stroke that left his body paralyzed but his mind unharmed. Yes, something along the lines from Diving Bell and The Butterfly. And thanks to technology that follows his eye movements, he now tweets. We can't tell what's more amazing: Nicklinson's will and patience to communicate or the technology that allows him to do it:
American Apparel ads. You love to hate them. Or love them. Or something. Here's a parody from YouTubers Whitney Rice and Annie Burgestede that totally would make us laugh ... if it weren't so close to the real thing:
We are just about halfway done with the year. Whew, that's weird to say, right? And who would have thought six months would give us enough news broadcast bloopers for a reel? Well, thankfully someone did:
And in wedding introductions you wish were yours, may we present the Jacquette & Perkins wedding. The two employed Ray Clay, who was the PA for the Chicago Bulls during the years of their invincibility, for their wedding introductions ("...a 6-foot grrrrrrroooomsman...") and the rest is history. Eat that Chris Brown wedding procession:
And finally, we're calling a two-minute and twenty-three second truce to our war against corgis to let you enjoy this: a corgi re-enacting "Call Me Maybe." Yes, we fully understand the absurdity of that last sentence. No this does not mean we take anything back against corgis:
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