'Somebody That Used to Call Me Maybe' and Some 'Oregon Trail' Nostalgia

Alexander Abad-Santos
'Somebody That Used to Call Me Maybe' and Some 'Oregon Trail' Nostalgia

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:

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What happens when you combine the two biggest songs of the year with the twee arrangement from indie band Pomplamoose?  Well, we're sort of surprised the Internet hasn't broken and that we're still standing. (Or sitting ... and you're still here right?)

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Taking the Tuesday award for "this will blow your mind", is this video from the creative agency Reverse Enginears (yes, our spell-check is going crazy) which tells the evolution of computer games through song. There's a little nostalgia in it for the gamers who grew up playing the likes of Oregon Trail (pace: grueling), but mostly we were in awe of just how much work (editing, gaming, etc.) went into this: 

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Just to be clear, life wouldn't be so daunting if we had a pack of drunk German soccer fans cheering our every move--like this woman did while trying to parallel park during the last World Cup:

And for no good reason, here's a three-minute supercut of Richard Dreyfuss laughing: