The Best Videos of the Week

Have you heard that video is a big thing over at Gawker Media? It's true, we watch and post a lot of videos each week. Here are some of the best videos of week, culled from an array of Gawker Media sites.

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Think Twice Before Donating to Kony 2012, the Charitable Meme du Jour

I admit that I instinctively hated the Kony 2012 Campaign as soon as I watched 15 seconds of the effort's new viral video, produced by non-profit Invisible Children, which pledges to make extremely evil Ugandan warlord Joseph Kony famous, "not to celebrate him, but to raise support for his arrest and set a precedent for international justice." View »


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Jon Stewart Smacks Down Rush Limbaugh Over His Sandra Fluke Comments

On tonight's Daily Show, Jon Stewart addressed the comments Rush Limbaugh made about Sandra Fluke. Stewart attempts to decode Rush's insane logic and finds it a pretty difficult task. View»


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Yes, There Are Two Penguins in First Class on This Airplane

Here's a video of two penguins - Pete and Penny - chilling in first class on a flight from Atlanta to New York, where they were guests at the premiere of Discovery Channel's documentary Frozen Planet. I'm thinking there are two joke possibilities here: something about "flightless birds" and something about how of course penguins would be in first class; they're always wearing tuxedos. Mostly, though, I think all planes should have penguins. View »


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Watch the Simpsons' Amazing Game of Thrones Intro

Tonight's episode of The Simpsons opens with a couch gag that warms our fantasy-loving hearts. Watch as Springfield is transformed into Westeros, with King Burns overlooking his nuclear-powered domain - and eying the Iron Couch. It's not the real thing, but it will have to hold us until April. View »


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The Ferrari F12 Berlinetta Launch Video Is Epic Car Porn

Here's the video for the fastest production Ferrari ever - the F12 Berlinetta - straight from its launch today at the Geneva Motor Show. And like every Ferrari launch video, it's absolutely epic. View »


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Lionel Messi Is The First To Ever Score Five Goals In A Champions League Match

Barcelona made easy work of Leverkusen in the return leg of their UEFA Champions League round of 16 series, winning 7-1 (10-2 aggregate)-but it was another night to celebrate Lionel Messi, who became the first player to ever score five goals in one Champions League match and the 11th in the history of top-level European cup tournament competition. View »


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Newt Gingrich Falls Asleep Onscreen, Wakes Up to Take Questions on Nonexistent Panel

Newt Gingrich was scheduled to speak in front of the American Israel Public Affairs Committee (AIPAC) yesterday, but Newt Gingrich was sleepy, because Newt Gingrich is running a very serious and totally earnest presidential campaign here. View »


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Neymar Basically Dribbled A Ball Into The Goal From 70 Yards Yesterday

Santos star and Brazilian international Neymar has been linked time and again, often prematurely, to transfers to big European clubs. But Neymar is still in Brazil, perhaps because he can do things there like dribble the entire length of the field without someone giving him a tumble, which is what he did yesterday against Internacional in the group stage of the Copa Libertadores tournament. View »


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Mesmerizing Britney Spears Face Morph Video: Where Did It All Go Wrong?

It looks like the beginning of the end coincides with the unfortunate onset of the fedora. View »


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Here Is Modern Warfare 3's Definitive "Chuck Norris" Kill

When some terrorist asshole's got everyone pinned down, there's only one way to solve the problem-up close and personal. Put another way, you can't kill Chuck Norris at close distance; close distance to Chuck Norris always kills you. View »


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The American University Swim Team Went To Miami And Got Their LMFAO On

We've been inundated with links to this little video that the American University men's swim team made during a training trip to Miami Beach. That means one of two things: either this is on its way to being the next D1 viral video, or all the people sending links are on AU's swim team, and they really, really want you to see them prancing around in speedos. View »


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First ever Hunger Games clip with Lenny Kravitz and Katniss!

One of the biggest surprises out of the Hunger Games movie adaptation was the casting of Lenny Kravitz as Katniss' supremely talented stylist (and close friend) Cinna. Even though he can pull off the stylist's signature gold eyeliner, that doesn't mean he can pull off acting, or can he? Decide for yourself with the first ever Cinna-centric clip from The Hunger Games. View »


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The Fastest Fiat You've Ever Seen

The Fiat X1/9 was never a very fast car, but that's nothing that can't be solved by tearing out the old, smog-hamstrung Italian four and cramming a Suzuki GSX-R 1000 engine in there instead. View »


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In The 1985 NBA Finals, A Respectful Boston Garden Applauded An Injured Laker. Not Young Bill Simmons.

Game six, the deciding game of the Lakers' 1985 championship, saw Los Angeles's Michael Cooper carried to the dressing room with an injury. Despite the rivalry, most of the Boston fans gave Cooper a nice hand. But 15-year-old Bill Simmons, sitting in the fourth row from the court, merely waved-the most tentative taunt ever taunted. View »


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Blackface Happened on MTV

Yes, we know that the big-muscled/big-titted cast of The Real World/Road Rules Challenge isn't populated with the most socially conscious-or even particularly intelligent-people. They're basically a bunch of moderately attractive horny drunk people who agree to spend their 20s, 30s, and even their 40s making a living on the MTV competition reality show. View »


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Amazing Pizza Goat Mystery Solved

Yesterday we marveled at a photograph of a goat with a red fanny pack around its neck, standing on its hind legs at a Midtown pizzeria, dining with two humans. We decided to call it The Amazing Pizza Goat of New York, but we knew nothing more. View »


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When Pigs Fly, It's Actually Very Cute

A mother's love is a powerful thing, but a mother's love of food is even more powerful. This big mama was not afraid to teach her little babe that pigs are called pigs for a reason. View »


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Sarah Palin Defends Rush Limbaugh, Says Apology Was Unnecessary

On Tuesday, CNN caught up with Sarah Palin as she was leaving her polling site in Wasilla, Alaska and managed to wrangle in the Fox News commentator for a brief interview. When asked to weigh in on the Rush Limbaugh debacle"I think the definition of hypocrisy is for Rush Limbaugh to have been called out, forced to apologize and retract what it is that he said in exercising his First Amendment rights and never is that the same applied to the leftist radicals who say such horrible things about the handicapped, about women, about the defenseless." So two wrongs make a right? View »


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Please Let This Be The Thing That Gives Us Great Video Game Clothing And Hair

Clothes often look horrible in video games. People look like they have their suits and dresses painted on their bodies. Or their capes clip right through their arms. View »


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