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PROVEN: The Entire World Knows The Fresh Prince Theme Song

Will Smith Fresh Prince Theme England

Here’s Will Smith appearing on the Graham Norton Show in England to discuss still being recognized to this day primarily from Fresh Prince, then proving this theory by organizing a giant group singalong to the Fresh Prince theme, and everyone in the audience ( / world) knows every single word.

I recall once having an argument with friends about what song the most people in the world know all the words to, and I lobbied hard that amongst our general age group, the Fresh Prince theme had to be right up there, if not #1. I’m glad this video seems to have finally proven that, so take note, whoever I was arguing with that night (college friends and/or a Yorkie I was dogsitting one weekend in ’03 while watching Fresh Prince reruns):

(via Viral Viral Videos)

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Game Of Thrones Recap: Two Princes

Game Of Thrones Mud Gate

It’s Game Of Thrones Season 2, Episode 8 entitled “The Prince Of Winterfell,” a reference to the possibly-burnt ‘Prince’ Bran (aka “The Even Younger Wolf”) and his brother Rickon (aka “The Wolf Who’s Constantly Eating Wolfnuts”), who’ve yielded Winterfell to its current ‘Prince’ Theon (aka “Dick Wolf”).

Theon’s sister Yara arrives in Winterfell to ridicule Theon and confidently sit in chairs:

Yara tries to convince Theon to leave Winterfell before Northern forces instantly slaughter him, but when Theon stubbornly refuses, Yara tells him the touching story, “When you were a baby, you used to scream all the time. Also, you couldn’t walk, speak, or understand things, and now, you’re four times larger and can speak and walk upright and are an adult. My point is, if you’re gonna get obviously killed because you have no idea what you’re doing, at least do it closer to the sea so we can have a traditional Pyke Funeral with squid pallbearers in tuxedos.”

Over at Camp Robb, Jaime Lannister has escaped in the custody of Brienne, making for the show’s first official Tally-Smally couple, not unlike a reverse Chris & Adrienne Bosh. Needless to say, Jaime is slightly confused when his blindfold is removed:

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The 15 Lamest Bands With Really Intense Names

We haven’t done a random ‘music argument’ list in a while, so here’s a topic for discussion: Really lame bands with really intense band names. As in, bands whose actual music doesn’t live up to the aggressiveness, violence, or intensity implied by their band name, often to hilarious degrees.

A CRUCIAL DISTINCTION: “Lame” does not necessarily mean “Bad”. I enjoy many of the bands on this list – I enjoy Billy Joel too, for example, but Billy Joel is overwhelmingly lame, and these things are not mutually exclusive.

Here are The 15 Lamest Bands With Intense Names, ordered by increasing discrepancy between “Name Intensity” and “Music Lameness”, using official science:

15. Five For Fighting

The band name connotes “Five Minutes” for a fighting penalty in ice hockey, or just five people who are “for” fighting, two concepts that are both slightly incongruous with the ever-so-whinily delivered lyric “Only a man in a funny red sheet / Looking for special things inside of me.” THEM’S FIVETIN’ WORDS! (That means starting five fights)

14. Savage Garden

savĀ·age – adjective

1. fierce, ferocious, or cruel; untamed: savage beasts.
2. uncivilized; barbarous: savage tribes.
3. desiring to stand with you on a mountain, bathe with you in the sea, live like this forever until the sky falls down on me.

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Man Opens Beer With Chainsaw, Is Officially Now A College

Man Opens Beer With Chainsaw

Here’s a video of a man opening a beer with a chainsaw.

AWWWWWW SHEEEEETTTTT this takes me BAYKE to my COLLEGE YEARS, AM I RIGHT BOYZ???? Because I drank a beer in college once. Not because I used a chainsaw or did anything remotely intense ever. But the beer is HALF the video, really, so I’m allowed to have it remind me of my college years. GET OFF MY BACK you SQUARE HAND-BEER-OPENER!

Take it away, Saw 7:

(via The Daily What)

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Conan O’Brien Appears On Letterman For The First Time In 13 Years

Conan On Letterman

Here’s Conan O’Brien appearing on Letterman last night for the first time in 13 years. The subject of Leno is broached, which is a tad dead-horse-ish, but it’s still enjoyable to see them just embrace the awkward, not to mention just the nerdy thrill of seeing one talk show legend on another’s show.

Showvengers Assemble!

(via Videogum)

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A Graphical Measure Of GOP Candidate Popularity In The Form Of Butt Plugs

GOP Butt PlugsBecause the internet will not rest until every thing has been represented by every other thing, here’s a graphical analysis of voter approval ratings for each of the 2012 Republican presidential candidates in the form of – obviously – butt plugs.

And before you write this off as some dumb extraneous joke, watch the video’s graphical explanation; the statistics were all adapted into precise 3-D models, then butt-plug-molds were cast and each individual plug produced from there.

So it’s a dumb extremely elaborate joke. And it’s great:

(Thanks, @seanmintus!)

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Real World Cast Member Loses Entourage Lawsuit, Ending History’s Douchiest Litigation

Johnny Bananas Lawsuit Ends

Former Real World cast member John Devenanzio, aka “Johnny Bananas” apparently, has failed in his attempted lawsuit against the show Entourage, claiming that the show’s “Johnny’s Bananas” animated character – a dumb cartoon monkey voiced by Kevin Dillon’s Johnny Drama – was stolen from his own existence.

The sexy details, Via THR:

In the lawsuit, Devenanzio charged HBO, parent Time Warner and Entourage creator Doug Ellin with featuring an “unwarranted, unauthorized and unfavorable mention of plaintiff’s name and personality and allusions to plaintiff’s physical and mental character.”

…But New York Superior Court Judge Lucy Billings has ruled that Devenanzio filed his claims too late.

Hahaha, perfect. Looks like THE MOVIE’S BACK ON! (YEEEAHHH! OH YEAAAHHHH!!!)

This closes the case of Real World v Entourage, a veritable “Alien vs. Predator” of societal greatness. Still Pending: My lawsuit against Doug Ellin for me defending Entourage way after it got stupid, then being repaid with the worst series finale in tv history.

(via The AV Club)

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Donna Summer’s Greatest Simpsons Moment

Simpsons Work Hard For The Money

Disco icon Donna Summer passed away today from cancer at the age of 63.

To be honest, we feel slightly inadequate attempting to properly eulogize someone whose career largely predated our upbringing (save for the occasional “Last Dance” karaoke butchering in our adult lifetime), so instead, here’s our personal favorite Donna Summer-related moment.

Here’s Homer Simpson singing “She Works Hard For The Money” using a tape-recorder-robot to successfully get out of a day of work. Apologies for the poor video quality, but I was ecstatic this was on the internet at all:

RIP, Donna Summer – thanks for the hits, and Homer thanks you for the flawlessly-executed day off.

You can watch a higher-quality (and WAAAAY stranger) Spanish version after the jump:

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One Kid’s Epic Tribute To Flo Rida And Captain Crunch

Capn Crunch VideoHere’s a kid singing about wanting to punch Captain Crunch in the face, set very loosely to the tune of Flo Rida’s “Wild Ones” (which, coincidentally, is already a song about punching Frankenberry in the face.) It is equal parts inexplicable, amazing, absurd, and really not-blown-out mics.

This video is like, internet stem cells. I realize it’s controversial but I’m sure science could learn untold amounts about the origin of the internet by studying pieces of this video in a lab:

(Thanks, @lindseyweber!)

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LOL FOREVER At This 90s Punk CD Commercial

Punk CD Compilation

Yo man, you like Punk music? Nah, not that wussy Stooges / Clash BS, I mean like, REAL Punk. I’m talking Huey Lewis And The News, Men At Work, Crowded House, Tommy Tutone – you know, PUNK Punk. Bands that are so punk, you almost need a punkier term to refer to them. Let’s call it “Punkpunkpunk” cause they’re like triple the Punk.

This early-90s ad for a CD compilation called “Punk” has all your favorite Punk tunes and more! It’s like stepping into CBGB’s in mid-1979 just in time to catch the Thompson Twins launch into a heroin-feuled rage and drop their instruments right in the middle of their generational punk anthem “Hold Me Now”. TUNES, MAN:

(via Uproxx)