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  1. Entertainment

    This Video of 43 Cartoon Theme Songs has Filled Us With Great Joy

    If you have five minutes and want to watch something life-affirmingly adorable, then check out this video from Ensemble ACJW and Carnegie Hall. It's a fun mashup of 43 cartoon theme songs, with some animation thrown in to provide clues. Can you get the whole list without cheating?

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  2. Entertainment

    The Idiot’s Guide to Smart People Explains Smart People and Their Weird Musical Tastes

    Above Average's The Idiot's Guide to Smart People has taken another tongue-in-cheek, self-deprecating look at the habits of "smart people"—this time, as they relate to music. I'm beginning to get the sense that "smart person" is being used as a euphemism for "pedant" here, and I like it.

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  3. Entertainment

    The Human Tim Broke 1,000,000 Views on YouTube and Rocked “TaleSpin” to Celebrate

    Congratulations to YouTube rocker TheHumanTim on crossing the 1,000,000 view mark over the weekend. To celebrate he's released a much-requested (by us) rock cover of the theme song from the classic Disney Afternoon show TaleSpin.

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  4. Entertainment

    “Catch a Throne” — HBO’s Game of Thrones Rap Mixtape Drops Friday

    To promote Game of Thrones HBO has commissioned rap artists to write songs for a mixtape titled "Catch a Throne" that's going to be release on Friday. So just in case you were sad about living in a world without a rap album about medieval fantasy, don't worry. That world ends on Friday.

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  5. Weird

    Here’s A Song Made From Jeff Goldblum’s Weird And Beautiful Laugh In Jurassic Park

    To mitigate your devastation over the fact that Jeff Goldblum won't be in the next Jurassic Park, we suggest you play “Hahahrawrrahaha" on repeat. It's a sweet jam made by FLIPSH0T using Goldblum's hilariously weird laugh from the original flick (here's a 10-hour loop, if you're interested). If you need me, I'll be over here, Goldbluming.

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  6. Science

    Can Music Improve Athletic Performance? AsapSCIENCE Explains [Video]

    In honor of the Olympics, AsapSCIENCE has been putting out more interesting videos than usual, and we totally love them for it. Not as much as we love jamming out to some hardcore tunes while we're working out, though. Good think AsapSCIENCE is here to tell us why that is in the first place.

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  7. Entertainment

    Metal Fans Are Mad That The Simpsons Called Judas Priest “Death Metal” And Here’s Why

    It's hard for most comedy writers to admit mistakes, especially when those mistakes are incredibly pedantic in nature. But that's what last night's episode of The Simpsons did, copping to a faulty few lines of dialogue that mis-genred (that's a thing, right?) Judas Priest and upset a whole bunch of metal fans.

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  8. Science

    Tone Deaf? Don’t Worry; Science Can Probably Give You Perfect Pitch

    If you're one of the many people in this world who can't distinguish between musical notes or carry a tune to save your life, get excited - science may have found a way to make you a musical genius. With just a little bit of neural tweaking in adulthood, researchers think they can fix the part of your brain that makes understanding music so tough.

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  9. Entertainment

    Chris Hadfield Keeps Being the Best, Covers “Across the Universe” With the Wexford Gleeks

    Canadian astronaut, musician, and our collective geek crush Chris Hadfield appeared on CBC News Toronto recently, and part of his appearance was a performance of the Beatles classic "Across the Universe" with the Wexford Gleeks. The choir tries to force some Christmas music into it to fit with a "Sounds of the Season" theme, but enjoy it anyway.

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  10. Entertainment

    Let’s Talk About, and Rock Out to the Theme From Gummi Bears

    Anyone who grew up in the 80's or 90's should know full well that the theme song for Disney's Gummi Bears already rocks pretty hard, but that doesn't mean The Human Tim can't make it rock even harder. In his latest video he pounds some gummiberry juice and bounces his way through this epic tune. Enjoy! We sure did.

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  11. Entertainment

    Our Interview with Brendan “Echolevel” Ratliff about His Work on the Fist of Awesome Soundtrack

    Last month, we were busy geeking out over the incredibly fun, charmingly 8-bit iOS and Android game, Fist of Awesome. A time traveling, bear punching adventure inspired by titles like Final Fight and Golden Axe, it’s a great game that had us hooked… especially with its catchy soundtrack.

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  12. Entertainment

    “Bigger On The Inside” Is The Doctor Who Mixtape You Never Knew You Wanted

    If you love Doctor Who and amazing music, a) congratulations on being an awesome person, and b) have we got a treat for you! With "Bigger on the Inside: A Time Traveler's Mixtape," More or Les has taken the most iconic Who tunes, mixed them, and then dropped some fantastic words on top.

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  13. Entertainment

    What Makes a Music Video “Look Canadian?” Dave Shumka Breaks it Down

    We love Canada. It gave us Chris Hadfield and our wonderful weekend editor Sam Maggs. We have a lot in common, but when something's Canadian, you can just kind of tell. Comedian, blogger, and Canadian Dave Shumka set out to qualify what makes music videos "look Canadian" over on the CBC Music Blog.

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  14. Gaming

    This Chiptunes Album Was Recorded on Two Game Boys, and It’s Incredible

    You can do a lot with a Game Boy. All right, you can pretty much just play games on the thing, but it turns out you can also record a pretty impressive album if you mod it correctly. That's what musician Clay Morrow, also know as > (Greater Than), did. He recorded his entire album using two modded Game Boy Colors, and it rocks.

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  15. Entertainment

    The Human Tim Gets Creepy and Kooky in This Rocking Addams Family Cover

    Happy Halloween, Geeks! To celebrate the holiday, one of our favorite geek-rockers The Human Tim released a cover of the Addams Family theme song with his friend Paul Farrer joining in. Fair warning, you're going to want to snap your fingers, and possibly start headbanging. So get a witch's shawl on and rock out.

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