12.22.12

NRA’s Awkward Moment, 38 End of the World Movies & More Viral Videos

From President Obama’s Newtown memorial speech and the protester disrupting Wayne LaPierre to the golden eagle baby-snatching hoax, watch our countdown of the Web’s buzziest clips.

Samuel L. Jackson: Did He Drop the F-Bomb?

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It sure sounds like it. During his skit on Saturday Night Live, Jackson left many wondering, including SNL regular Kenan Thompson: ‘Did that really just happen?’ 

Bloomberg: Stop the Carnage!

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In a press conference, the New York City mayor proposed initiatives for Congress to take to reduce gun violence, including an assault-weapons ban. ‘The president and Congress can and should take these measures at the same time they’re reaching an agreement on avoiding the fiscal cliff… If Congress and the president can’t focus on two things at once, who on earth did we elect?’ 

Madonna’s Cigarette Tantrum

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The Queen of Pop took her role a little too seriously when she refused to sing after seeing some of her fans smoking before a big show. “If you’re gonna smoke cigarettes, I am not doing a show!” Madonna exclaimed during her sound check.  

Obama: ‘They’re All Our Children'

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President Obama delivered a moving speech at Connecticut’s Newtown High School, over audible sobs in the audience, acknowledging that the community will be remembered for “stories of strength, resolve, and sacrifice.” The president promised that he would use his position to prevent “more tragedies like this.” He read the names of all 20 children who were killed and implored America to “make our country worthy of their memory.” 

2012 YouTube Cheat Sheet

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In case you were off your YouTube game this year, this 2012 YouTube Cheat Sheet combines “Gangnam Style,” “S*** Girls Say?” and the other most-memorable YouTube videos of the year. 

NRA Gets Interrupted

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Well, this is awkward. During the NRA’s first public statement in the week since the Newtown school shooting, a protester rushed the stage with a sign proclaiming, “NRA KILLING OUR KIDS.”  

The Voice Sings for Newtown

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The Voice’s 20 contestants, along with its four celebrity judges and hosts, opened its third season finale with a touching musical tribute to the 20 children and six adults killed at Sandy Hook Elementary School. Each holding a sign bearing the name of each life lost, they gathered on stage to sing a rendition of “Hallelujah.” 

Miss Venezuela’s Baffling Response

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During the question-and-answer round of Wednesday night’s Miss Universe competition, Miss Venezuela blew everyone away with her perplexing answer to the question, “If you could make a new law, what would it be and why?” Even though her surfing analogy baffled many, the Venezuelan beauty still managed to take second runner-up! 

38 End-of-the-World Movies

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For those of us who weren’t prepared for the end of the world on Dec. 21, 2012, three minutes worth of 38 apocalyptic movies might be helpful. It could also be a spoiler for what’s to come. 

Golden Eagle Grabs Small Child

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In this viral home video, a golden eagle appears to swoop down from the sky and almost kidnap a toddler for its dinner. Any doubts about the video’s authenticity were apparently warranted, when it was revealed that university students from Montreal-based Centre NAD had created the hoax.