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Jurassic Park - The Musical

"Millions of years ago dinosaurs walked the Earth...and about 16 years ago Steven Spielberg made a movie based on them." So says Aaron Holmes, writer/lyricist/director of Jurassic Park: The Musical in a short documentary about the making of the musical. Yes, there's a short documentary about the making of Jurassic Park: The Musical. The full musical, performed someone's backyard in Lincoln,...

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How Reddit Controls the Internet (News Cycle) [Geekosystem]

This quick post was probably on Reddit (our coverage here) yesterday. Why? Because most everything on the web these days was and that's why the site controls the internet news cycle. Robert Quigley and the brilliant minds over at Geekosystem have put together a comprehensive overview of why Reddit essentially supplies the rest of the web (occasionally us included!) with all the things we so dearly...

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'The Social Network' Facebook Movie Poster Meme

Columbia Pictures The minute we saw the poster for the new "Facebook film," now officially called The Social Network, we thought: memebait. Urlbot Nick put it perfectly when he described the poster as, "Beautiful...a ready-made Tumblr meme." While we love the Tumblr-flavored Photoshops created by Community Editor Topherchris and the forthcoming BuzzFeed biopic, this "meme" has broader...

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How Do You Laugh Online (A Video and an Update!)

I may "LOL," while you happen to "haha" and your mom has taken on the "ROFL." We all laugh to ourselves while browsing the web, but it's all about how we show others our amusement. Last week, we asked you all to share with us how you laugh online and our poll results were overwhelmingly "LOL." After "LOL," you said you also "haha," "hehe" and, with 1.3% of the vote, "bwahahahaha." We also took...

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No, Obama Was Not in Tag Team's 'Whoomp! (There It Is)'

Remember that day on the internet when everyone thought that President Barack Obama might've been briefly featured in Tag Team's 1993 video, 'Whoomp! (There It Is)'? Yep, this pesky rumor floated all the way from Gawker to CNN and essentially Rickrolled everyone to re-watch the one hit wonder, searching for the Obama-lookalike at approximately 1:01. Just as you suspected, our current President did...

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'Death To All Juice' Sign-Waver Might Be an Actual Terrorist

Turns out this unintentionally hilarious political sign was actually created by someone who might be intentionally dangerous to the United States. Gawker's got the details, but it has been revealed that this image (which previously made the rounds on meme sites) is back. Why? Because the holder happens to be Carlos Almonte, "the wannabe New Jersey Jihadist." There's also a picture of...

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?uestlove Remixes Viral Videos on Jimmy Fallon

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon Staff: Just Like Us!™ Seriously, they send around hilarious internet videos and that's exactly the way it is at Urlesque HQ. But they also happen to employ (re)mixmaster genius The Roots' ?uestlove, who took some of the staff's favorite videos and put an awesome spin on them. Can we get our own resident ?uestlove? See the clip at TV Squad. ...

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"Please Don't Jump" - PostSecret Inspires Facebook Group

This past Sunday, an anonymous postcard was featured on PostSecret that read: I have lived in San Francisco since I was young. I am illegal. I am not wanted here. I don't belong anywhere. This summer I plan to jump off the Golden Gate. After reading the heartbreaking note, the community created a collective Facebook group called "Please Don't Jump," which has now reached over 30,000 members, all...

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11 Memes of the Ocean [Listicles]

Apparently it was World Oceans Day yesterday, so Listicles decided to create a listicle that might as well have come from the minds of the Urlbots. That's why we love it so much! From FAILboat to sharks (yep, just SHARKS), enjoy. link:// 11 Memes of the Ocean ...

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The 'Return' of 'Star Wars' Kid [Motherboard]

One of the most elusive internet celebrities and (in our opinion) star of the #1 Most Iconic Web Video, Ghyslain Raza, AKA the Star Wars Kid, has been spotted by Motherboard: But after eight years of laughs at his expense – and a few campaigns in his defense – Ghyslain is back. Now in his early 20s, he's reemerged as the president of the Patrimoine Trois-Rivières, a...

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