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  • I owned a Super Nintendo as a kid, and one of the games that I would always play with my friends was Super Mario Kart. The racing game stuck out because multiplayer was a lot of fun. Each track had its own quirks, there were a number of power-ups and -downs to mess with opponents, and of course the characters were Nintendo icons.

    The franchise resonated with a lot of gamers, thus the reason that the eighth installment of Mario Kart will be released next year on Wii U. But four Montreal residents decided to reincarnate the game in a whole new way. Using stop-motion animation, 3D artists Olivier Bolduc and Simon Lachapelle re-created Mario Kart in real life. The co-workers recruited Étienne Desbois and Louka Boutin to play the roles of Mario and Luigi, respectively.

    Sure, there's no Rainbow Road — but there are plenty of banana peels, power-ups, and red Koopa shells to have you reminiscing. The soundtrack and sound effects are also authentic. Bolduc and Lachapelle took a few creative

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  • Elaborate Christmas light displays are no stranger to YouTube. Videos showing residential setups with soundtracks have received millions of views. The house with lights dancing to "Sexy and I Know It" went viral in 2011. Last year, video of a home with a display synced to "Gangnam Style" captivated nearly 4 million viewers.

    This year, the attention is heading south of Fayetteville, Ga. Robert Burton usually sets his display to holiday classics such as "All I Want for Christmas," "Jingle Bells," and "O Holy Night." This year, the Auburn University fan created a light display that illuminates to the Auburn radio call of the Tigers' improbable last-second win over Alabama. The lights then kick in to overdrive as they dance along to "War Eagle," Auburn's fight song.

    The rivalry game known as the Iron Bowl took place on Nov. 30. The top-ranked Crimson Tide team entered the fourth quarter tied with the fourth-ranked Tigers at 28. As time expired, kicker Adam Griffith attempted a 57-yard field

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  • The YouTube channel responsible for viral lip dubs of President Barack Obama singing hit songs left viewers a gift this holiday season. “Barackdubs” uploaded its last piece of 2013, and it’s President Obama singing “Jingle Bells.”

    From a production standpoint, the videos can be appreciated regardless of your political preferences. The mastermind behind the channel is 20 year-old Fadi Saleh. He finds parts of the President’s speeches where he says a lyric of a track, pieces all of the small clips together, and sets them to the instrumental of the song.

    By far the most popular video is the lip dub of President Obama singing “Call Me Maybe.” This isn’t too surprising considering the original song became an infectious hit after Justin Bieber, Selena Gomez, and other teen stars joined forces to lip-sync the song on YouTube. The “Barackdubs” version has racked up over 40 million views.

    Other popular “Barackdubs” include renditions of LMFAO’s “Sexy and I Know It,” Bieber’s “Boyfriend,” and Daft

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  • Usually, posting a picture of your significant other on the Internet with the caption "My wife looked like a 60 year old woman as a child" would get you in a ton of trouble. Instead, it has the couple — along with the rest of Reddit — laughing at the photo and the meme that it inspired.

    The original '60 Year Old Girl'

    The whole thing started Monday night, when redditor "Beerdrummer," a.k.a Clayton Prater, posted a photo to the site of his wife Lindsay with the aforementioned caption. The Internet collectively loved it and created "The 60-Year-Old Girl" meme. The text on the photos matches young and senior characteristics. For example: "Loses Baby Teeth — Gets Dentures" or "Gets a Dollhouse for Her Birthday — Covers All the Furniture in Plastic."

    There are a bunch, and here are a few more for your viewing pleasure.

    Prater took his Reddit account off of the post, but eventually started responding to comments again.

    "Good news, no divorce!" he wrote, also adding that his wife thinks the memes are "hilarious": "She is

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  • Long before we saw Rhode Island native DJ Pauly D dancing and fist-pumping on "Jersey Shore", another Ocean State resident was showcasing his moves in the media. Meet Tony Lepore, a Providence traffic cop who is a R.I. celebrity because he dances while on the job. In the middle of the street.

    The legend of "The Providence Dancing Cop" dates back to the '60s. Lepore served in the Vietnam War. After returning to the United States, he joined the Providence Police Department. Fast forward to 1981, when the department moved Lepore from night duty to the day shift. The officer would take turns with two other cops directing traffic on the corner of Westminster and Dorrance Streets in downtown Providence. Lepore carried out the task in a traditional fashion, until 1984.

    Tony Lepore in action

    "I was watching 'Candid Camera' back in the '80s and I got an idea to do some dancing the next day," Lepore recalled to the Boston Globe. "But I had to watch out for my bosses; I didn't know if they were going to like it."


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