She's Baaack: 'Call Me Maybe' as Performed by Every Person on YouTube

Here's a version of Call Me Maybe, a song conceived in hell and born in strife, performed by every viral video sensation since the beginning of time. Well, kind of performed. It's almost unlistenable and unwatchable but around 2:16 there's a dose of Antoine Dodson that brought back every wonderful and sweet emotion… » 10/05/12 10:00am 10/05/12 10:00am

Sheryl Crow Thinks She Got a Brain Tumor From Her Cell Phone, and Other Tales of Terror

I always knew that Stephen King books were based in reality: Sheryl Crow struck fear into the hearts of all by suggesting that her benign brain tumor was caused by cell phone use, although "there are no doctors that will confirm that," she told Katie Couric. "I do have the theory that it's possible that it's related… » 9/11/12 9:00am 9/11/12 9:00am

Justin Bieber Harnesses The Hysterical Power of Tweens to Create a Thirteen-Year-Old Pop Star

It's such a tragedy. You were only just purging the final remnants of that monstrous earworm "Call Me Maybe" from your system and already Justin Bieber — that devious little vanilla wafer — is back with a whole new pixie-faced brunette for us to lose our Silly Bandz over. (Carly Rae Jepson, according to the Bieber… » 7/18/12 11:50am 7/18/12 11:50am

How to Kill a Meme: The 'Call Me Maybe' Dance-Off

Carly Rae Jepson's "Call Me Maybe" has managed to stay popular on the Internet for months now, claiming the hearts of your most bro-iest brogrammers and feminist-y pop culture bloggers alike. Every couple of days, a new viral tribute seems to pop up, but few have managed to garner the popularity of the Harvard… » 5/17/12 11:10am 5/17/12 11:10am

The Pop Song That Will Eat Your Brain Was on TV Today

One day last week some jerk in the office, I won't say whom, but he works at a site that rhymes with Wizbodo, played this terrible, terrible Carly Rae Jepsen song, "Call Me Maybe," over and over again, maybe 13 or 14 times. And it felt like the track was going to go on forever, like I'd fallen into a hole in the… » 3/23/12 7:50pm 3/23/12 7:50pm