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YouTube reveals top 10 viral clips of 2012 -- VIDEO

The main takeaway from this list of 2012’s most viral YouTube clips? The days of “Charlie Bit My Finger” and “David After Dentist” are over.

Only one of these 10 videos — “Facebook Parenting” — was made by an average Joe; the other nine were all professionally produced. “There are more and more people who know how to build an audience, how to use YouTube,” YouTube trends manager Kevin Allocca explained to the Wall Street Journal. “There are companies who spend millions and millions of dollars trying to do create these videos.”

So yeah, that’s kind of horribly depressing. But watching these videos might cheer you up — even if many of the entries won’t surprise you at all. (Spoiler alert: Yes, Virginia, “Gangnam Style” made No. 1.)


Tops on Facebook in 2012: 'Hunger Games,' fun., Channing Tatum, and (no joke) 'Duck Dynasty'

This morning, Facebook announced its “2012 Year in Review,” a series of lists of the top trends of the year. And befitting a website that boasts hundreds of millions of users, popular, youth-skewing taste ruled the day — with one very hairy exception.


Backwash: What pop culture chews up and spits back out -- 'Gangnam Style'

Perhaps you’ve heard of a song called “Gangnam Style.” It’s by some Korean dude who calls himself PSY and it’s got, like, a trillion views on YouTube. No? Well, take my word for it, it’s popular. And as with most things that are popular – Snuggies, pretty girls, singing competition reality shows – it’s inspired all sorts of imitators. Now before you rush to the nearest tablet or mobile device and hunt these down for yourself, be warned: not all of the imitations are good. In fact some of them are quite bad. So, with that in mind, we noble souls at EW.com have combed the teeming thicket of the internet and selected the mashups and reenactments that may actually be worth watching. I can’t promise that they measure up to the original K-Pop hit – because, honestly, what can? But I can promise that someone, somewhere, found them amusing. And in this short life of ours, PopWatchers, that’s all we can really ask for.


Gotye parody video: 'The Star Wars That I Used To Know'

First question: Are you having trouble getting Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know” out of your head? Second question: Do you find it difficult to forgive George Lucas for most of his creative output in the last 13 years? Then fellow traveler, the new parody video “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” is for you. The lyrics are a litany of oft-overheard argument, accusing Lucas of “an overuse of graphics” and offering some free advice: “Have your friends direct your movies and they’ll make them better.” But by spoofing Gotye’s DIY video, “The Star Wars That I Used To Know” actually achieves a bit of poignance. But, you know, funny poignance. Watch here now: READ FULL STORY

Lakers fans ding Kobe Bryant with Gotye parody

There was no joy in Los Angeles on Monday night, after mighty Kobe and the Lakers were eliminated from the playoffs by Oklahoma City, and two creative fans aimed their frustration at the team’s polarizing star. Parodying Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” the duo of Dan Rib and Ken Belcher knocked Kobe Bryant for not being “The Kobe That We Used to Know.”

Points to any songwriter who can squeeze in references to the triangle offense, but the song’s thrust that Bryant is a ball hog — he scored 42 points in Game 5 but dished out zero assists — is hardly news. It never stopped the Lakers from winning multiple NBA titles… but I digress.

I’m just glad Rib wore his Lakers jersey and steered clear of body paint. Watch it below. READ FULL STORY

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