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Yesterday’s Bonkers Internet Trend? #Arthurmemes

'90s Canadian-American kids’ animation Arthur hit the internet in a big way yesterday (July 28) after a meme-ified photo of Arthur’s fist inspired a trend. The first one wasn’t even that great, but that didn’t matter – soon it wasn’t just the fist that spread across Twitter, but most of the series’ anthropomorphised animal characters, accompanied by adult and sometimes pretty NSFW captions. Just a warning: be ready to have your childhood ruined with this round-up of the best.

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MTV’s New '90s Channel MTV Classics: A Guide To The Goldmine Of Cult Shows

Sick of your dad telling you how brilliant everything was in the '90s? Well MTV are about to expose the chuckling lie at the heart of his life by giving you the chance to relive his mis-spent youth as an unemployable stoner with the launch of MTV Classics, a channel devoted to re-runs of shows from the '90s and early '00s. From the profound to the puerile, all late-Gen-X and proto-Millennial teen life was here; just whack on Blink-182’s ‘Enema Of The State’, chuff on a promotional Tony Hawk bong and switch on the following cult MTV shows – the cream of the era that we hope to see on the channel - and be transported back to the age of pranks, pimps and idiots throwing themselves off cliffs in shopping trolleys…

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New Music Of The Day: Corbu – 'Crayon Soul' (NME Album Premiere)

Corbu just want to take you on a musical journey into space. It’s a sentiment you imagine the past clients of their debut album's mixer, Dave Fridmann, would approve of: Flaming Lips, MGMT and Tame Impala have all worked with the man. But before you embark on the journey, you’ll need to close your eyes and kickstart your imagination first, because ‘Crayon Soul’ is more of a movie than an album, they say.

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Quiz! Can You Complete These Blur Lyrics?

"What is songwriting – what is it all about?" Damon Albarn said at this year's Ivor Novello Awards. "True songwriters are the people who are able to distance themselves from something that's really affected them, by writing a song about it. Some of us see it as going to church, some of us see it as going to work, but at the end of the day, if you're not connecting to the spirit then you're not making good music."

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How Did Elvis Presley Die?

They say Elvis is still alive, probably kicking it with Tupac and Richie Edwards, but they are wrong. Elvis Presley died on August 16, 1977, the year punk broke. He was found in the bathroom of his home in Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee and his his cause of death was ruled as a heart attack. But how and why did a man of just 42 die of an illness more commonly associated with much older people? This is just one of many questions surrounding the death of The King.

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