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People are Awesome, the 2013 Supercut: VIDEO

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Remember the "art of FAIL" clip we posted the other day? This one is the opposite, and it's full of insane, winning moments.

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The Art of FAIL, a Supercut: VIDEO

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Write the makers of this massive compilation of nine full minutes of FAILS:

We spend our lives avoiding social anxiety, embarrassment and humiliation. This is unhealthy; we are human and therefore we make mistakes, fall over and every now and again, despite our best efforts, something hits us in the scrotum. We should not repress these moments but celebrate them. One of the greatest traits of having unlimited and global communicative powers is that we can share these golden nuggets of hilarity with the world.

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Two Cool Dads: VIDEO

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In viral video news, two funny and heartwarming clips featuring dads are making the rounds today.

If you need a smile at the end of this Monday one of these two should do the trick — the first features a (rather hot) 40-something dad lip-dubbing to his kid's tantrum, and the second is how every dad should react when his kid gets a good grade in class.

Enjoy (because if you're not a parent you've certainly had one), AFTER THE JUMP...

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Straight Man Shares Emotional Story of Being 'Defriended' Over Gay Brother's Wedding: VIDEO

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David Stevens recently celebrated the wedding of his younger brother and his partner, proudly sharing pictures of the two happy husbands on his Facebook page.  A few days later, he received this message from a 'friend' of his on the social media site:

Hey David, I am removing you from my friends list. Sorry man, that latest post is way over the top. Homosexuals joining in holy matrimony? I don't think so. The holy bible speaks out against homosexuality and speaks highly of holy matrimony between a man and a woman. It's nothing more than a slap in the face to those who choose God's word for homosexual s to join in a holy marriage. I'm only defriending you so I don't have to look at your anti-God stuff anymore -- nothing personal.

It was a wake-up moment for Stevens, who says he went from supporting his brother to truly understanding what gay and lesbian people go through every day when they face rejection and intolerance simply because of the way they were born.  "I love him," Stevens says of his brother at the end of an emotional video about the experience he posted to YouTube.  "And love wins.  Period."

Check out David Stevens's full video about his brother's wedding and the Facebook message he received, AFTER THE JUMP...

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Towleroad Interview: 'Bob's Burgers' Star and YouTube Sensation John Roberts

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If you only know comedian John Roberts for his YouTube holiday homage to his mother (“Make it nice around the tree! Come on, make it even! Make it nice!”), you’re missing out on some of the gifted character actor’s best work. His performance as Belcher-clan matriarch Linda is one of the best things about FOX’s brilliant series Bob’s Burgers, a show already miles ahead of its animated contemporaries.

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Created by Loren Bouchard (Dr. Katz, Professional Therapist), Bob’s follows a working-class family comprised of Linda, the titular Bob (played by venerable voice actor, H. Jon Benjamin) and their three children (voiced by comedians Kristen Schaal, Eugene Mirman and Dan Mintz). Its IMDB page reads like a who’s-who of today’s comedy, including appearances from Bill Hader, Sarah Silverman and Megan Mullally. The show manages to blend quirky character comedy and warm-and-fuzzy family sweetness without becoming overly cloying -- or devolving into the kind of dude-humor that dominates contemporary animation. Even when Bob’s does potty humor, it’s with style. (For example, the episode “O.T.: The Outside Toilet,” is a salute to Spielberg and the toilet is voiced by Jon Hamm.)

The show is gearing up for its fourth season, kicking off Sunday at 8:30 p.m. Eastern on FOX, and a fifth season was announced yesterday. We spoke with Roberts about coming out, what his mom is really like and what makes Bob’s Burgers feel a little bit gay.

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(Inset Photo: Kate Butler)

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Mary Lambert's 'She Keeps Me Warm' Gets a Music Video: WATCH

Mary Lambert, the Seattle-based singer-songwriter whose 'she keeps me warm' refrain grounds Macklemore & Ryan Lewis's hugely successful song "Same Love," couldn't really believe she was about to perform at the Video Music Awards. " I still feel like I'm going to be at mom's to turn on the VMAs and watch whatever Kanye does," she told Billboard in an interview.

Mary-lambert-2013-650-430But this weekend, she did just that, joining her collaborators onstage and sharing an award for best music video with a social message.  Before her work on "Same Love," Lambert worked three day jobs, but these days she's touring with Macklemore & Ryan Lewis and keeping herself busy writing new songs.  With the duo's blessing, she expanded her "Same Love" hook into a full song, which was released as a single last month.

Now, "She Keeps Me Warm" has its own music video, which you can check out below.  Here are a few great excerpts from Lambert's interview with Billboard:

  • On writing "Same Love" with Macklemore and his writing partner Ryan Lewis: "For me, writing the song was a very personal endeavor. It's talking about my sexuality and my religion. To have that resonate with people -- and not just on a wide scale, with the pushing of gay marriage -- but on a very personal, real level, with people talking to me about their experience in church and their sexuality, that's where it really hits home to me. You're hearing these stories, and you know exactly what that person's gone through."
  • On her feelings about "Same Love" being chosen as the third radio single from "The Heist": "I was really apprehensive to hear it on the radio and see how people would respond.  This wasn't Washington state radio -- this was national radio. It's such a wide audience that you don't know who's going to be listening to it. You don't know what people's belief systems are… I'm just kind of shocked that it's taken this entirely new life of its own."
  • On her inspiration for filming the "She Keeps Me Warm" video: "Two years ago, I did an extensive YouTube search for a mainstream music video that depicted a lesbian relationship. I was disappointed, shocked and a little hurt that I couldn't find a single one. Sure, there were hot girls rolling around in lingerie, girls briefly holding hands, or something involving a man. Lesbians were used as shock value. This video came to fruition with an all-queer female crew who shared my vision. It was an incredible experience."

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(photo courtesty of Deborah Spencer for Billboard)

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