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The Muppets Take On The Beastie Boys’ “So What’cha Want”

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Animal, Beeker and the Swedish Chef lace up their shell toes as Ad Rock, Mike D and the late MCA in this randomly perfect Muppets tribute to the Beastie Boys. (Side note: Up until this very moment, I thought the last line was an awesome cunnilingus reference, i.e.: “I got news for your cooch, I’ll be suckin’ like a leech.” It’s crews not cooch?! Bummer.) [Daily Dot]

Beastie Boys & GoldieBlox Go To Battle Over “Girls” [UPDATED]

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Last week, we showed you this new advertisement from the girls toy company GoldieBlox, spoofing the Beastie Boys’ song “Girls.” Well, the company’s use of the song has sparked a legal battle over copyright infringement — but before you assume that it’s the Beastie Boys suing GoldieBlox, think again. According to The Hollywood Reporter, while the band claims that the inclusion of “Girls” in the video doesn’t fall under fair use and is a “big problem” that has a “very significant impact,” it’s GoldieBlox that’s preemptively suing the Beastie Boys, seeking declaratory and injunctive relief to “vindicate the rights” of the toy company. Their argument is that the lyrics to “Girls” are sexist and therefore their use of that song in an ad related to little girls’ empowerment qualifies as “parody.”

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School Librarians Create A Pitch Perfect Remake Of The Beastie Boys’ “Sabotage”

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Who can say what inspired the librarians at the Francis W. Parker School in Chicago to produce this homage to the Beastie Boys 1994 video “Sabotage.” Whatever it is, we are so thrilled they did. Directed by Chicago’s “Mike and Duane Show,” the video is a pitch perfect remake. And that’s not all! Teachers and administrators at the Francis W. Parker school also made these amazing vids… [Vimeo]

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Beastie Boy Adam “MCA” Yauch Honored With Brooklyn Park

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MCA from the Beastie Boys has passed away at the age of 47. Read More »
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There are hundreds of parks spread across the five boroughs of New York City, but we can safely say there’s only one dedicated to a “beastie.” Today, Palmetto Playground park in Brooklyn Heights, Brooklyn, was officially renamed in honor of late Beastie Boy Adam Yauch. At the naming ceremony, fellow Beastie Adam “Ad-Rock” Horowitz helped commemorate the occasion, noting “how cool it is to have an Adam Yauch Park for other crazy New York kids.” Michael “Mike D” Diamond and Yauch’s mother were also in attendance, as was Brooklyn borough president Marty Markowitz, who rapped a few Beasties lyrics. Markowitz is in his ’60s, so it was pretty amusing.

Yauch died last year at the age of 47, from cancer.

The park renaming precludes this weekend’s MCA Day, a daylong, free celebration of Yauch and the Beastie Boys, in Brooklyn. [Complex]

Coolest Parents Ever Recreate Beastie Boys “Sabotage” Video

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As much as it pains my Brooklyn heart to say this, this little video from a couple of cool Portland parents might just score extra points in the Portland vs. Brooklyn battle. These guys made a shot-for-shot remake of the Beastie Boys’ iconic Spike Jonze-directed video “Sabotage,” starring their own children. Brooklyn, I believe you’ve been one-upped.  [Portland Mercury]

For MCA: Our 10 Favorite Beastie Boys References

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The Beastie Boys lost founding member Adam “MCA” Yauch today, but his memory will live on through the band’s nine amazing albums. The Beasties are known for making boastful, but often brilliant raps, laden with smart and sardonic references. Last year, the folks oer at the A.V. Club went through and explained more than 170 Beasties references. We’ve picked out our ten favorite, after the jump. Keep reading »

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