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The 10 Most Hilarious Epic Rap Battles of History

Monday, July 28th, 2014 - by Walter Hudson

Note: Some of the videos on this list are not safe for work.

Fresh off the conclusion of its third “season,” the ongoing YouTube production of Epic Rap Battles of History has established itself as an online phenomenon. What began as a clever collaboration between two musically inclined friends has ballooned into a prime example of how to produce viral videos. YouTubers Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd have created an interactive platform which has attracted the participation of fellow YouTube celebrities and even some mainstream stars. It’s been so successful that they were tapped to market the latest Assassin’s Creed video game and promote hit AMC television shows. They even got to meet with the president.

If you haven’t come across Epic Rap Battles of History before, here’s your chance to check them out. Personalities from pop culture, politics, and history collide in rhythmic battles to boast and belittle. The results are often hilarious. Here’s the Top 10 Epic Rap Battles of History.

#10. Moses vs Santa Claus

This had to be a big moment for Nice Peter and Epic Lloyd. Having Snoop Dogg (or Lion, or whatever he’s calling himself these days) featured in an epic rap battle lends a legitimacy which could not be acquired in any other way. He steps naturally into familiar territory. It would have been easy to let his presence overwhelm the project, but this back and forth between Moses and Santa Claus delivers enough laughs from each to succeed on its own merit.

Verdict: Moses

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VIDEO: You Won’t Believe These Hypnotic Dance Moves

Monday, June 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Viral Videos

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VIDEO: In the Presence of Greatness… We Are Oblivious

Monday, May 19th, 2014 - by Megan Fox

Is it the fluoride in the water? The GMOs? The petroleum-based dyes in all the food and body products? Is it the constant addiction to social media? What is it that we’re doing to ourselves that has zombified the world? Why are people so oblivious to things that would have made them jump for joy 40 years ago? What has happened to humanity that we can stand on a train platform and hear THIS… and ignore it?

To Henri Herbert, I’d like to apologize for the majority of humanity surrounding you when you gave them this gift who never even noticed. And thanks for trying to bring joy and happiness into this dark, strange place where beautiful music doesn’t move people anymore. (Even the ones paying attention stood there listening as if it were a lecture on economics… zzzzzzzz.) I’m terribly sorry you are giving piano lessons for pay and Britney Spears is buying another mansion. I also would like to apologize that you must live in a world where Justin Bieber would have been mobbed and you sat there, playing your heart out while some guy next to you listened to his iTunes (probably Bieber). Good Lord, what is happening? If anyone needs reeducation camps, it’s these clueless people. WAKE UP to the beauty around you, folks. It’s everywhere (not just on your iGadget).

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Shocking Baltimore Video: A Dozen Cars Devoured As Street Collapses Into Ravine

Friday, May 2nd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Viral Videos

Via Mashable:

A possible landslide swallowed nearly a dozen cars on a street in Baltimore on Thursday morning, when one side of the street suddenly slid into a ravine and onto the train tracks below.

Witnesses say the street shook shortly after 3:30 p.m. ET on Wednesday before half of the street “collapsed into the pit” across the street.

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Can Lower Tax Rates Really Create More Government Revenue?

Monday, February 3rd, 2014 - by PJ Lifestyle Daily Question

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VIDEO: I Guess I’ll Stop Complaining About Colorado Snowstorms

Tuesday, December 24th, 2013 - by Charlie Martin
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The 3 Kinds of Forgiveness

Sunday, July 21st, 2013 - by Jared Sichel
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Have you ever held a grudge against someone to the point where it caused you emotional, or even physical anguish? Do you, at this moment, find it hard to forgive or just let go of the pain that someone you trusted once caused you? In this five-minute video, with UCLA psychiatrist Dr. Stephen Marmer, you can learn the three types of forgiveness (exoneration, forbearance, and release). Rather than adopting the somewhat simplistic adage, “Forgive and forget,” learn from a professional therapist how to deal with a particularly bitter type of pain–the one that comes when a person you trust, or even love, hurts you.

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The Silly Party is in Charge

Thursday, March 21st, 2013 - by Sunny

Doesn’t it feel like we are living this Monty Python sketch? The Sensible Party has lost to the Silly Party. The normally sensible country has “gone completely nuts.” Or, what’s probably more true,  the Slightly Silly Party has lost to the Silly Party. What we need is a real Sensible Party.

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Prager University Video: The United Nations Vs. Israel

Friday, March 8th, 2013 - by Anne Bayefsky
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The story of the United Nations and Israel is not only about the United Nations and Israel.  The UN was founded on the ashes of the Jewish people and, according to its Charter, on the equal rights of nations large and small. But it has turned its back on its debt and its purposes, and instead become the leading global sponsor of antisemitism today.  It is no longer possible – in good faith – to legitimize and financially underwrite the organization, and especially its “human rights” apparatus, and to care seriously about the virulent campaign conducted from its midst to destroy its Jewish member.  The 21st century cries out for an alternative multilateral forum for countries that refuse to build an edifice of equality and justice on the inequality of the Jewish people.

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Incarcerated U: Smoking Pot in Colorado May Still Pose Legal Risks for Students (Video)

Sunday, March 3rd, 2013 - by Next Generation

Click the image above to view this Next Generation video at PJTV.

Colorado was one of two states to legalize marijuana for recreational purposes last November, but that doesn’t mean residents are free from prosecution for possession of pot. John Phillips speaks with Chris Utterback, a journalism student at Metro State University in Denver, Colorado about why a large majority of students backed Amendment 64 (pot legalization). Hear why Utterback believes drug laws have been responsible for ruining the lives of young people, and why college students still have reason to fear the law.

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The Top 10 Funniest ‘Right-Sided’ Political Videos of 2012

Wednesday, January 9th, 2013 - by Sunny

I know you all want to pretend like 2012 never happened, but if you do you’ll miss out on a little fun because once again it’s time to recap the funniest videos of the year with a politically Right (and by “right” I mean correct) point of view. I thought about writing The Top 10 Ways the 2012 Election Screwed Us Over, but I think this will be more fun. Besides, we did it last year and you really liked it.

These are in order of awesomeness, ending with the most awesome, so if you get bored be sure to jump to the last page for the best. Some of these might be by leftists, but as long as it promoted a Rightist viewpoint I included it for consideration.

Once again I look forward to your blunt, rude, angry comments pointing out videos I’ve overlooked or how I have the order completely wrong, etc. Please, don’t hold yourself back on account of my fragile ego.

So here we go!

# 10. Conan Campaign Slogans

Coming in at 10 — because it’s not technically a video — is a hilarious clip from Conan on TBS. Late-show humor is usually rank with leftist philosophy, and worse, they have a lot of talent on their side. But once in a while that talent betrays the evil empire and comes to the assistance of the rebel forces. This is one of those times.

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# 9. It’s a Wonderful Life (with Capitalism)

I found this video amusing, but more importantly, very professionally done. It’s not a laugh-out-loud video, but it’s got some humor and sells the message of capitalism well. Let’s face it, most Right-sided humor is produced in somebody’s shed with a crappy webcam and bad lighting, so this is a rare treat.

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VIDEO: The Love Child of Game of Thrones And Seinfeld

Friday, November 23rd, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle Humor
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hat tip: Buzzfeed

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Related at PJ Lifestyle:

Hope and Change Meets Game of Thrones

Game of Thrones Episode 2.04: Your Money’s Worth of S&M and Torture

How HBO Resurrected the Hollywood Studio System

Is Child Sacrifice a Recurring Villain in Today’s Pop Culture?

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VIDEO: Ohio State University Marching Band Recreates Classic Video Games

Tuesday, October 9th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle Humor

Hat tip: Nat Attack

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Related on video games at PJ Lifestyle:

Why I Stopped Playing Video Games

VIDEO: Politics Should Be Just Like Mortal Kombat

Super Mario In Post-It Note Form Running Around the Room

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VIDEO: October is ‘The Month of the Flexagon’

Monday, October 1st, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle Science

Hat tip I09

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More science at PJ Lifestyle:

The Arrogant Doctor

Are Total Recall-Style Fake Memory Implants Coming Soon?

VIDEO: The Big Bagel Model of the Universe

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An Interactive Haunted House with Cameras in Every Room

Friday, August 17th, 2012 - by Andrew Klavan

My fellow ghost story addicts can feed their jones at this cool site called Bxx Haunted. It’s an interactive haunted house with cameras in every room. It’s created by Daniel Knauf, who also created the HBO cult hit Carnivale. Knauf is one of the Hollywood good guys and, entertainment value aside, giving him some eyeballs and support will help him get the funding he needs for more projects like this.

If you prefer, you can also watch Haunted in narrative fashion on YouTube in several segments. Here’s the first. The rest are easy to find, searching Bxx Haunted.

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The whole thing is a major ghostly blast. Worth going here.

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Cross-posted from Klavan on the Culture

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Video: Taking the Velociraptor Out for a Walk.

Sunday, August 12th, 2012 - by Charlie Martin

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Super Mario In Post-It Note Form Running Around the Room

Sunday, July 29th, 2012 - by PJ Lifestyle Humor
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Hat tip: The Mary Sue

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More on Video Games at PJ Lifestyle:

Bryan Preston: On Atari’s 40th Birthday: The 10 Greatest Atari 2600 Games

Walter Hudson: Will the Xbox 360 Be Banned in America?

Andrew Klavan: With Uncharted 3: Drake’s Deception, Video Games Edge Closer to Movie Territory

Jeremac: 5 Video Games You Loved as a Kid But Will Hate If You’re Dumb Enough to Play As an Adult

Dave Swindle: Why I Stopped Playing Video Games

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A Test of Fire for Catholics in 2012

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 - by Myra Adams

A powerful video launched by a group called Catholics Called 2 Witness has launched, in the name of freedom, an all out assault on the social policies put forth by President Obama.

When a non-Catholic, churchgoing friend sent me this video the message said: You don’t have to be Catholic to appreciate this ad, peaking my interest.

As a person of faith here is my interpretation of the “ad” and its underlying message.

The use of fire — a biblical symbol of God’s awesome power – is a demonstration by the Almighty of His intent to destroy or conversely to show His approval of man’s behavior.

In this video God’s people, i.e. the Catholic Church (but really all believers), must triumph over the anti-biblical social policies of the Obama administration (that are ultimately more important to fix than our nation’s economic problems in the eyes of God). But this important victory will only occur if HIS people rise up and vote Obama out of office. Otherwise our nation will be consumed by the fires of hell.

The video with over 1.3 million views is starting to go viral which means its strong message and imaging will be up for much political, social and religious interpretation.

As usual, I expect the comments of PJ Media readers to be among the most insightful.

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Your Saturday Nightcap

Saturday, January 21st, 2012 - by Stephen Green
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The late, great Etta James singing “I’d Rather Go Blind” with B.B. King & Friends, live in 1987 at the Ebony Showcase Theatre in Los Angeles. That’s Dr. John on keys and then joining in the singing at the halfway mark. What a performance.

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Video of the Day

Thursday, December 22nd, 2011 - by PJ Lifestyle

It’s been a while since we’ve done a video of the day, but this was one was too much fun to pass up. A 1973 clip of David Bowie performing — not miming “Jean Genie” on the BBC’s Top of the Pops series, that was thought lost, until a copy of the videotape showed up recently in a BBC cameraman’s archives. He apparently took it home after the shoot and forgot about it, as did everybody else. Today, it’s a great look back at Bowie at the tail-end of his Ziggy Stardust persona:

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Video of the Day

Saturday, October 22nd, 2011 - by PJ Lifestyle

Long before it became the theme song of the Blues Brothers, Booker T and the MGs remind us (and I think Creedence Clearwater Revival, who look to be in the audience) that “Time is Tight” — and with a rhythm section like that, what else could it be?

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Video of the Day

Wednesday, October 19th, 2011 - by Ed Driscoll

Wanna a whole lotta…well, something?

Stop what you’re doing this instant and check out the above video of comedian and actor Michael Winslow from Police Academy fame doing an amazing rendition of Led Zeppelin’s “Whole Lotta Love” using his unique vocal sound effects.

I remember all the amusing and amazing noises he was able to create back in the 80′s, but this musical rendition is simply unreal! We here at The Feed would like to take a moment to give a triple-rainbow salute to your talent, Mr. Winslow.

I saw Jimmy Page live three times in the 1980s (twice with the Firm, once on his solo “Outrider” tour). Winslow — huffing through a Shure microphone — has a better lead guitar tone than Page did back then.

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Video of the Day

Thursday, October 13th, 2011 - by PJ Lifestyle

“I Can’t Wait,” by  Nu Shooz, the finest video ever made on the intricacies of repairing an intergalactic coffee pot:

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Shana Tova Y’all, Parts Two and Three

Wednesday, September 28th, 2011 - by Nina Yablok

I’ll see Roger’s video and raise him two more.

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May the next year be the sweetest yet.

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