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Badass.  I agree with all the other sweet comments, and I'd like to add that your face at the end of this video is the cutest thing ever.
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There's a reason this cover is so catchy.  It's a very well-done interpretation of an amazing song, and impressively faithful for how original (and goofy) its approach is.  Unlike all those other covers of this song, like the 8-bit version that just plays two voices from the original song over a drum machine loop (and still comes out fairly groovy), this honk sample arranging wizard really manages to pay homage to all the original song's funky riffs that you might not have even noticed have you by the ear-balls.

An ok cover brings you the same arrangement with new instruments.  A good cover culls parts of the arrangement to make room for a new take on things.  But a great cover reimagines the original arrangement and reminds you of it constantly even while doing things its own way.  It's truly a beautiful thing when someone really goes the distance to do an amazing job, even on some ridiculous shit like this.
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nice, you've inspired me to try this
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I want to give you a big thanks for this video.  Your advice is convenient and easy, and you also took the time to explain in detail and not just tell us what to do.  I went out in search of advice when I was really starting to despair due to my finger and hand pain getting in the way of my life.  I think the biggest help was seeing from a few sources tell me that I shouldn't rest my wrists while I type (I've been messing that up for years and that's why it has gotten this far!).  But on top of that, a worthwhile exercise short enough that I'll actually do it is a huge boon.
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this isn't what a mashup is.  you should call it a music video :P
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I'm gonna be the only one to come in to defend Eurythmics instead of the White Stripes, but with all due respect Benny, get your 80s synth loops right.  The background in Sweet Dreams sounds a fair bit cooler than that.  Sweet mashup in any case!

Just to pull even more hate, the best thing the White Stripes ever did was write a song for this guy to cover better: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UDNG4ewIkXk
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I'm going to ignore all the comments about people biking on sidewalks since Adam pulled that completely out of his asshole and it was not mentioned in the original video.  It's much more likely this guy was ticketed riding in a car lane.

The guy in the original video tried to explain to the cop why he's not always safest in the bike lane.  To non-cyclists out there such as Adam and Cenk, let me explain why he's right.

The most important thing for a bicyclist to be in order to not die is PREDICTABLE.  People in cars are not watching out for obstacles, road defects, or parked cars, off to the side blocking the bike lane.  That is psychologically not their problem.  If I am in a bike lane and there are occasional parked cars blocking it, every time I go around one, I have to check that either I have a good lead on the nearest car, or signal and make sure they see that I'm going to go around.  If I'm on a road with many parked cars blocking the bike lane, I'm not going to keep swerving in and out.  It is far safer for me to ride in the car lane, on a consistent course, so that cars see me and know to take the left lane to go around me.  Car pilots are typically bad at seeing bicycles in the first place and often clueless about predicting how they will navigate obstacles, so the safest thing for everyone is if the bicycles can take a mostly straight line and not swerve constantly.  If that happens to be possible in the bike lane, great.

Another common reason to get out of the bike lane is if I have a left turn coming soon.  It's not a particularly great idea to stay in the bike lane until the last moment and then try to cross multiple lanes of traffic right then and there, so I make the lane change when I can.  It means some time spent in the turn lane potentially with traffic behind me, but I'm in the middle of the lane, going straight and easy to see, which beats arriving at the intersection and then playing frogger.

Adam and Cenk, I sincerely hope you two are just trolling Ana for laughs, but go actually buy a bike and use it, and open your mouths only after.
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The one in the front takes a blast of pepper spray right to the face at 0:22, and she just keeps singing and dancing while clutching her face until the police start beating them.  It's because of amazing people like this that there is hope for Russia.
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