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The Oscars have been singing this song for far too long. So she's calling them out.

I'm pretty sure no one will be performing this number during the Oscars, but someone should.

The Oscars have been singing this song for far too long. So she's calling them out.

On Feb. 22, 2015, the 87th annual Academy Awards will be televised in homes across America. Little boys and girls who will grow up to win may be watching. If one of those kids happens to be not white, well ... maybe they, like me, love Best Actress nominee Patricia Arquette as much as I do and want her every happiness to be fulfilled.

But the reality is that the kind of people with nominations this year are totally white for acting and mostly men for every major category. The fact that most nominations this year went to white men irked many.


How I feel about it, pretty much.

You Tuber Franziska Beck performed a parody song for the Oscars:

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Its based on the song "Everyone's a Little Bit Racist" from the musical "Avenue Q."

And on Twitter, the hashtag #OscarsSoWhite inspired a lot of true and hilarious commentary:

If one of the 20 white acting nominees motivates a kid of color to live their dreams, that's awesome. Still, some children watching may start thinking that only a certain kind of person is successful. That's a pretty infuriating idea to me now, but when I was a kid, I thought that was the truth, too.

Albert Einstein

One of the strangest things about being human is that people of lesser intelligence tend to overestimate how smart they are and people who are highly intelligent tend to underestimate how smart they are.

This is called the Dunning-Kruger effect and it’s proven every time you log onto Facebook and see someone from high school who thinks they know more about vaccines than a doctor.

The interesting thing is that even though people are poor judges of their own smarts, we’ve evolved to be pretty good at judging the intelligence of others.

“Such findings imply that, in order to be adaptive, first impressions of personality or social characteristics should be accurate,” a study published in the journal Intelligence says. “There is accumulating evidence that this is indeed the case—at least to some extent—for traits such as intelligence extraversion, conscientiousness, openness, and narcissism, and even for characteristics such as sexual orientation, political ideology, or antigay prejudice.”

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'Merry Christmas' on YouTube.

The world must have been—mostly—good this year. Because Elton John and Ed Sheeran have teamed up to gift us all with a brand new Christmas single.

The song, aptly named “Merry Christmas,” is a perfect blend of silly and sweet that’s cheery, bright and just a touch bizarre.

Created with the holiday spirit in every way, it has whimsical snowball fights, snow angels (basically all the snow things), festive sweaters, iconic throwbacks and twinkling lights galore. Plus all profits from the tune are dedicated to two charities: the Ed Sheeran Suffolk Music Foundation and the Elton John AIDS Foundation.

I personally don’t know which is more of a highlight: Ed Sheeran channeling his inner-Mariah, performing a faux sexy dance in a leg revealing Santa outfit, or him flying through the air with a giant Frosty the Snowman … who seems to be sporting glasses similar to Elton’s. Are we meant to believe that Elton is the Snowman? This music video even has mystery.
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