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Friday Wrap: YouTube Special! Soweto Gospel Choir, Cumberbatch Recites R. Kelly, and More...


by: Burnt Orange Report

Fri Dec 20, 2013 at 04:00 PM CST


It's Friday! This week for the Friday Wrap we're doing a YouTube special. Get a glimpse of what we've been watching on YouTube this week that you might have missed.

First up, DJ Earworm's "United State of Pop," a mashup of 25 of the biggest songs of 2013:

Below the jump, watch a touching Google India ad, brush up on your Rebecca Black knowledge, and more...

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One of the most touching Mandela tributes I've seen yet. The Soweto Gospel Choir did a flash-mob in a popular department store.

Read more here. http://za.news.yahoo.com/watch...

Excuse me I have something in my eye.

-Katherine Haenschen

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Benedict Cumberbatch reads R. Kelly's "Genius," and its everything you wanted it to be. Promise.

-Genevieve Cato

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Because blurbs drop on Friday

And every hit deserves a sequel

You're welcome America!
drops mic

-Joseph Vogas

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Harvard Medical School students ask 'What Does the Spleen Do?'

-Katherine Haenschen

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This Google India ad won't just make you want to buy Google products, it will make you tear up and reflect on history and politics in the process. It tells the heartwarming story of two childhood friends who were separated after the Partition between India and Pakistan, and how they were eventually reunited. The ad is in Hindi, so you'll have to make sure the English subtitles are on--I promise it's worth it.

-Katie Singh

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In Alex Jones' latest video entitled, "Authoritarian Socialists Have Taken Over Christmas" joins Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal in support for Phil Robertson's "Freedom of Speech." Says CPS is taking heterosexuals' children and giving them to gay couples who are "harvesting kids right out of Travis County."

-Joe Deshotel

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FACT: property taxes will go up if we don't expand Medicaid. Check out this explanation of the Affordable Care Act from the Texas Tribune that briefly explains why.

-Chaille Jolink



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