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The Late Movies: Christmas Lights Set to “Call Me Maybe”

Whether or not you celebrate Christmas or enjoy the acoustical stylings of Carly Rae Jepsen, I think we can all agree on one thing: Thank goodness we don’t live across the street from any of these people. Kurtz House Chesapeake, VA And the award for most lawn inflatables goes to the Holt family. Orange County, CA Truthfully, this one scares [...]

Where Are These 12 Boy Bands Now?

Groups like One Direction, The Wanted, and Big Time Rush are keeping the legacy of boy bands alive, but lest we forget the previous generation of singing boys who captured our hearts. Here’s a look at what the boy bands of yesteryear are up to these days. (In keeping with this spirit, this piece was [...]

The Man Who Made Justin Bieber

"Wherever there’s talent, there’s talent manager," wrote Lizzie Widdicombe in this New Yorker article. Mozard had his father Leopold, Elvis had Colonel Tom Parker. The Backstreet Boys [...]

Chatroulette Call Me Maybe

Steve Kardynal knows exactly how to improve Carly Rae Jepsen’s Call Me Maybe. Just add a little Chatroulette. Yes. That Chatroulette. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] – via Slate (Warning: guy in a [...]

The Cast of Star Trek Sings “Call Me Maybe”

(Video Link) Thanks to YouTube user Zyphorg, the cast of Star Trek: The Next Generation can collectively sing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” Lots of Worf and Beverly Crusher clips. Not enough Ferengi scenes, even though the Ferengi have a refined sense of romance and irrestible allure. -via Nerd Bastards

Batman Maybe

There have been many, many covers and parodies of Call Me Maybe, but this one takes the cake. Maybe. Behold, a Batman and Carly Rae Jepsen mash-up called "Batman Maybe" by Wesley Freitas. Hit play or go to Link [YouTube] [...]

The Missing Links: A Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks

Thank you so much to Julia Davis for filling in last week while I was out of town! * What’s a Papier-Mâché Statue of Tom Hanks Cost to Build These Days? About $10,000 if you believe this Kickstarter project. The creators of the project weren’t actually serious about the statue. They are, however, trying to make a serious [...]

The Cast of Star Wars Sings “Call Me Maybe”

(Video Link) James Covenant clipped lines from all six Star Wars movies so that the characters sing Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.” I gotta tell you, I had no idea Jabba the Hutt had such a good singing voice. -via Kotaku Previously on Neatorama: Sesame Street’s “Share It Maybe”

“Ball’s in your court, Harvard Baseball”

Remember the Harvard men’s baseball team that danced to Carly Rae Jepsen’s "Call Me Maybe" while on a road trip? Well, the Southern Methodist University Women’s rowing team did one better. They wrote on [...]

Harvard Baseball Team Dances to “Call Me Maybe” in a Van

Well, it’s no Bohemian Rhapsody, but it looks like just as much fun. Here’s how the Harvard baseball team killed some time on the road with a little Carly Rae Jepsen: "That song we had been crushing as a team," said Larrow, [...]