It’s official: ‘Call Me Maybe’ parodies are dead

Remember all those ‘Sh** people say’ videos? Exactly—take a hint. Plus, an epic ‘Simpsons’ stamp #FAIL; why a word-limit could cost half a billion dollars; make any coffee a Starbucks; Dos Equis food trucks hit the streets; and more.

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What do the Pittsburgh Steelers, Chicago Young Republicans, and a World War II battleship all have in common? Aside from their refusal to ever throw in the towel, they’ve all spoofed Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe”—leading to the prolonged death of parodies of the song. While the NFL franchise uses the song to showcase the team’s arrival at training camp, the GOP organization hopes that the tune will help its cause come November. As for the sea vessel, it joins the worn-out list of parodies in hopes of bolstering tourism for the USS North Carolina. Unlike the ship, however, these tired takeoffs are officially sunk.

Meanwhile, the United States Postal Service sunk $1.2 million into the production of 1 billion “Simpsons” stamps, vastly overestimating their appeal, of which only 318 million were sold. D’oh!

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