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Victoria's Secret models are famous and filthy rich for their looks, not their vocal cords. Lingerie and bikini photos? Yes please. Singing? Mmmyeah not so much.

Half of them could probably make The X Factor live shows, but still. Yikes!

Fortunately, being as gorgeous as Candice Swanepoel, Miranda Kerr, Doutzen Kroes, Alessandra Ambrosio or Erin Heatherton, actually make this kind of thing cute.

They can deck our halls any day, if you know what we mean.

THG NOTE: We have no idea what we mean there at all.

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Let's face it: The Lord of the Rings is really just an 11-hour New Zealand tourism commercial.

The blockbuster essentially features a fantasy boy band and all its (white!) members do is walk... and walk... and walk some more.

So states the hilarious new "Honest" trailer for this epic trilogy, as the folks who also explained The Hunger Games in depth have taken aim at Peter Jackson and company.

Just in time for the release of The Hobbit, watch now:

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Could this be the cutest video ever? It's gotta be up there.

In one of those ordinary, yet amazingly special moments in life, Watson the dog stands by while his toddler companion does a quick assessment of a puddle situation.

Sometimes, a boy just has to stop and play in a puddle.

If a boy's lucky, his best friend will wait patiently.

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A local California anchor was recently caught on camera doing what really needs to be mandatory during all local news commercial breaks: dancing up a storm!

Fox 40's Tia Ewing was working at 4:15 a.m. when it was time to cut to a commercial. What's a girl to do at that hour but get down to Beyonce's "Single Ladies"?

With a tablet in one hand, and her ring finger on display in the other, natch:

"I gotta get it where I can get it,” Ewing explained on air after realizing what happened. “I just didn’t know the camera was rolling. What else am I going to do at 4:30 in the morning?"

Point conceded. But add it to the list of 2012 local news fails just the same.

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You have to see this video posted by a New Zealand animal charity that teaches dogs to drive cars - for real - and more successfully than certain humans, no less.

The driving dogs program was created by the Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals in Auckland, with the goal of establishing that dogs are smart creatures.

Mission accomplished, as evidenced by Porter here:

The SPCA wants people to adopt its awesome driving dogs, who can also be trained to do many other things with proper guidance, and other pets in need of homes.

Can you say full-time designated driver?!

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File that under headlines you never thought you'd write.

Sure enough, Snoop Dogg stars as Moses in an amazing new video, depicting the Old Testament figure in a star-studded Christmas rap battle against Santa Claus.

As part of the Epic Rap Battles of History series (yes, it's a thing), the big fella touts his contributions to December 25, telling Moses to begat deez nutz, among other gems.

Snoop's response? He's got a new commandizzle for y'all ... Thou shalt not let thy children sit on a grown man's lap at the mall. And on and on it amazingly goes.

You gotta see it to appreciate it:

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Former U.S. Sen. Alan Simpson (R-WY) has a message for the Millennial generation: use social media to spread the word and sign up for The Can Kicks Back campaign.

We know what you're thinking: Huh?

The 81-year-old Simpson - of the Simpson-Bowles deficit reduction commission - wants to encourage politicians to work across party lines to fix the $16 trillion U.S. national debt.

He's even willing to dance "Gangnam Style" to get your attention:

His grassroots movement is called The Can Kicks Back, in reference to the old "kicking the can down the road" adage. With the Fiscal Cliff looming, it's even more crucial to watch.

It's also funny.

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Does it get much better than when you're watching the news and see an EPIC gaffe by an anchor or reporter, or something else go horribly and unexpectedly wrong?

Local news fails are as timeless as the Internet itself. Actually, more so, but the Internet allows us to find more of them, share them easily and re-watch them infinitely.

We've all seen a ton of them, and they never get any less funny.

Take a look at some of the best TV news bloopers of the year complied into one amazing video, then kiss your productivity goodbye for the next eight minutes ...

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In today's sports media world, words like "greatest," "legendary," "epic," or "all-time" are overused to say the least. This clip may be an appropriate cause for superlatives, however.

When Appalachian State center Brian Okam stepped to the free throw line Saturday against Western Carolina, he put worth what was easily the worst attempt in history:

Words really can't describe the greatness of that video. The free throw line is 15 feet from the plane of the backboard in NCAA play. Okam's shot made it maybe five.

Perhaps the ball slipped out of his hand? Or he was distracted by something?

Amazingly, he was not asked about it after the game, but the Western Carolina TV analyst calling the game summed it up best: "I'm not sure what that was. Good lord."

SIDE NOTE: WCU won 70-64, adding injury to insult for Brian.

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Look at this Instagram! A hilarious video parody of Nickelback's atrocious 2005 hit song "Photograph" pays homage to the 2012 photo sharing site / obsession.

In it, College Humor's amazingly auto-tuned, Chad Kroeger-knockoff protagonist documents life through the filtered lens of a guy who simply can't help himself.

Instagram's 100 million-plus users will no doubt appreciate this tribute to the near-infinite amounts of clouds, meals, pets and "selfies" posted around the clock.

If they can put down their phones down long enough to watch, that is:

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