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Why is the average pop song only 3 minutes long?

11 minutes agoTechnology / Social Media : Mashable

There's a famous Billy Joel song called "The Entertainer." In it, the piano man warbles about the perils of the music industry, and having to limit himself to writing radio-friendly tracks. "It was a beautiful song/But it ran too long/If...Show More Summary

'SNL' cold open spoofs immigration reform with 'Schoolhouse Rock!'

Saturday Night Live's Capitol Hill cold open saw the return of an old childhood favorite: Schoolhouse Rock! But halfway through Kenan Thompson's rousing rendition of "I'm Just a Bill," Jay Pharoah as U.S. President Barack Obama shows...Show More Summary

Thank 'SNL' for your new Thanksgiving anthem: 'Back Home Baller'

For those making travel playlists for Thanksgiving week, the ladies of Saturday Night Live have your new home-for-the-holidays anthem: "Back Home Baller." Host Cameron Diaz joins "Yr Girls" to rap about heading home to mom and dad, only...Show More Summary

Listen to Jennifer Lawrence sing a haunting tune from 'Mockingjay'

Add singing to Jennifer Lawrence's extensive list of talents (see: shooting a bow and arrow, goofy red carpet faces, Oscar-worthy acting) The Hunger Games released audio of Lawrence singing "The Hanging Tree" from Mockingjay - Part 1,...Show More Summary

Dad Tied Motorcycle To Rope Swing, Video Goes Viral [Watch]

Obviously this kind of video goes viral. It is people like this dad who should be running the country. Pure innovation mixed with boredom brought a great new ride. Motorcycle Rope Swing, not the official name, but there aren’t many options. In a YouTube video titled “I come home and my dad is doing this […]

One Direction's 'Night Changes' video will make you swear off dating

Self-proclaimed "Directioners" have dreamed of one day finally embarking on a romantic date with one (or all) of the One Direction bandmates With the group's new music video for "Night Changes," Harry, Zayn, Liam, Louis and Niall make those dreams a virtual reality. Show More Summary

Watch Kim Kardashian blow snow out of her butt

Here, ladies and gentlemen, is one of the only good things that Jimmy Kimmel has contributed to the Internet: Kim Kardashian blowing snow out of her butt Since Los Angeles doesn't have snow (they have celebrities instead), Kimmel decided to turn Kim K.'s bootylicious Paper Magazine cover into a snowblower. Show More Summary

Not all drones are created equal

This post follows "An Illustrated History of the Drone," Mashable's first animated mini-documentary about the history of drone technology. On Nov. 20, we hosted a Google Hangout with Peter W. Singer, top-notch strategist and senior fellow...Show More Summary

Obama literally runs back into the White House because he forgot his BlackBerry

President Barack Obama left the White House on Friday morning, bound for Las Vegas, and nearly left behind the thing he cares about most — Kevin! No, the president nearly forgot his BlackBerry. The president boarded Marine One on the South Lawn around 10:30 a.m. Show More Summary

New Jimmy Kimmel ‘Mean Tweets’ Features Lisa Kudrow, Britney Spears And John Stamos

Twitter is a great place to spread ideas and connect with friends. It’s also the number one location for snarky comments and mean tweets about celebrities. Jimmy Kimmel aired another segment of “Mean Tweets” on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night. This time, the talk show host got Gwyneth Paltrow, Britney Spears, Gerald Butler, John Stamos […]

'Key and Peele' imagine the dark underbelly of competitive aerobics

Key and Peele spoofed everyone's favorite aerobics-themed viral video in a way that only they can — they turned the video into a melodrama that imagines the dark undercurrent of athletic dance. The clip has it all: heartbreak; backstabbing; the viral video's beloved original music. Show More Summary

Grandmas Get High For The First Time, Hilarity Ensues [Watch]

Better late than never? Cut Video, “the internet’s happy place,” found three grandmas who have never gotten high and decided, well, have them smoke pot for the first time. There isnt much else to say because you just have to watch their adorable and hilarious reactions. There are two videos: the extended version and the condensed […]

Husband’s Reaction To Wife Being Pregnant Is Priceless [Watch]

“Whaaaaaaaaaaat?!” Pregnancy Announcments. We have all seen them. The good, the bad, the over used, and the ones that are hilariously special. Dale finding out his wife is pregnant is definitely the special kind. Especially in the category of husbands. The YouTube video titled “Telling Dale I’m Pregnant” has been viewed over half a million […]

SpiderDad’s Got a Surprise for His Son Battling Cancer

Michael Wilson is a well-known parkour athlete and free runner and a part of team 3Run — “a world leading professional performance team specializing in the Arts Of Movement – Parkour / Free Running, Martial Arts & Urban Acrobatics.” As his bio on the 3RUN site states: Mike is a Former British Gymnast & Professional […]

The owner of crappy 1999 Barina creates second slick ad

This Barina is no ordinary Barina. This is the most famous Barina in the world. In July, David Johns made an epic car ad to sell his beat-up Holden shitbox. There were flames, and long stretches of highway and torque, so much torque. It appeared Johns would stop at nothing to get the best buyer for his beloved hatchback. Show More Summary

Dope grandmas smoke weed for the first time

Most of us have not had the distinct pleasure of taking bong rips with our grandmas. Thanks to a new video from, you can finally imagine what that might be like The videographers rounded up three grandmas who've never smoked weed before, and set them up with a bong, vaporizer and plenty of water. Show More Summary

Publishers Without Comments Sections Are Losing Out on Revenue

Today, Spot.IM, SimilarWeb and AdClarity released data showing that digital publishers are leaving around $30 million “on the table” by not optimizing social interaction on their website. The report is spearheaded by Spot.IM, a company...Show More Summary

Jimmy Fallon Tries his Hand at his Best Bono During this Tonight Show Performance

When Bono injured his shoulder in a cycling accident just before his scheduled week long residency with U2 on the Tonight Show, Jimmy Fallon stepped up to the plate in a big way: The Tonight Show host showed off his musical chops by jumping in and performing U2’s song “Desire” with his house band, The Roots. What was […]

This is Your Life. This is Your Life as Seen Through the Lens of a Thermal Camera.

BuzzFeed Blue has just released this pretty cool video demonstrating what your life looks like through the lens of a heat-detecting thermal camera. (WARNING– The following video is slightly NSFW:) Kind of rad. Buzzfeed Blue certainly weren’t the first ones on the thermal camera bandwagon. Check out this very NSFW video from Route 94 featuring […]

5 fabulous game show facts you probably didn't know

You're not really sick. You just want to stay home from school and watch game shows in bed. The Price Is Right, Jeopardy!, Wheel of Fortune, Tic-Tac-Dough, Let's Make a Deal — all spectacle and fabulous prizes. But what went on behind...Show More Summary

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