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Rebecca Black Pulls "Friday" Vid, Heralds The Apocalypse

Mason Lankford said, "There will come a day when we forget the Rapture ever even happened," but Rocks Off is keeping an eye out for signs of our impending Armageddon. We were wrong last time, but we're totally right this time!

Rebecca Black shot into... fame? Notoriety? Is there even a word for her particular brand of celebrity? Whatever else you can say about the young singer millions of people know her for the video of her song 'Friday"... a song that is rapidly overtaking Drowning Pool's "Bodies" when we ask musicians what the worst song in the world is in our 30 Seconds With... column.

Well, the song has been removed from YouTube after over 160 million views, one view for more than half of the population of the United States. To put it another way, if every person who watched that video had voted for John McCain, he would be president now.

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Jef Rouner (not cis, he/him) is a contributing writer who covers politics, pop culture, social justice, video games, and online behavior. He is often a professional annoyance to the ignorant and hurtful.
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