01.12.13

Oscar Nominees, Bad Pickup Lines, Chuck Hagel, and More Viral Videos

From 2013’s Academy Award nominations to the 100 worst attempts at meeting girls, watch our countdown of this week’s buzziest videos.

10. Worst 100 Pickup Lines Ever

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Bless this brave Aussie man for showing us once and for all that absolutely none of these work. It may be time for the single dudes out there to bust out a new brand of come-ons.

9. The History of Nintendo in Two Minutes

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From Game & Watch to N64 to Wii, relive your greatest Nintendo memories while watching this funky animation.

8. A Timid Bill Cosby?

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Bill Cosby has qualms about The Roots. On a recent Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, the legendary comedian seems uneasy around the show’s house band, which also hails from his hometown of Philadelphia.

7. Crazy Basketball Buzzer-Beater

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Looking for a new cult hero? How about this awesome middle schooler who made SportsCenter highlights with one of the most impressive (and lucky) shots you’ll ever see via YouTube user gljuggler.

6. Hockey Is Back!

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Last weekend, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman and NHLPA executive director Donald Fehr announced that the league and the players’ union had reached a tentative agreement, ending a 113-day lockout and setting the stage for a shortened hockey season.

5. Piers Debates Man Who Tried to Deport Him

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Piers Morgan remained calm in the face of a verbal attack from Alex Jones, the co-creator of the official petition to the White House to deport the CNN host. “The republic will rise again when you attempt to take our guns!” Jones warned.

4. Obama Nominates Hagel and Brennan

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“Who is going to do the best job in securing America?” asked President Obama Monday. Well, he was in the process of nominating Chuck Hagel for secretary of defense and John Brennan for CIA director, so we’re guessing he asked that question rhetorically.

3. Prank: “There’s, Like, a Ghost!”

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We all enjoy poking fun at fast food now and then, but this prankster takes it to a whole new paranormal level. Watch as he camouflages himself into his car, drives up to unsuspecting McDonald’s employees, and scares the living spirits out of them, via Magic of Rahat.

2. Alex Jones: “I Am An Angry Person”

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The conspiracy theorist has a lot to say about everything. Check out some of his most intense ranting moments.

1. The Oscar Nominations (You Care About)

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Seth MacFarlane and Emma Stone announced this year’s Oscar nominations Thursday morning, and, as usual, there were a few surprises. (Sorry, Ben.)