Study break of the day: United States of Pop 2012

Have you listened through all your study playlists already? Twice? Clearly, the only thing left is to mash it all up and regurgitate it in a techno-pop hodgepodge (I mean, pop music has been doing it for years).

If you’re too impatient to wait for nostalgia to kick in, or in case you’ve already forgotten “Call Me Maybe,” T-Swift, One Direction, or “Gangnam Style” (literally parodied by everyone), you can jam out to this year’s annual pop music menagerie mashup by DJ Earworm.

Yes, it’s catchy as hell, and yes, I’ll be blasting this for End-of-the-World Parties. Try and judge.

Time-waster of the day: November 19, 2012

Good news: A karaoke version of “Gangnam Style” exists. Now you can actually learn the words by singing transcribed lyrics aloud. It’s also a great way to break the ice at awkward Thanksgiving family gatherings. Next step: learn the dance.