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Rumor Roundup: Beyoncé Embedded a ‘Big Lebowski’ Reference in Her Digital Album

Also, advice against social media brags and a BuzzFeed visit from Richard Simmons.
Voulez‐vous Beyoncé avec moi? (Screengrab: iTunes)

Voulez‐vous Beyoncé avec moi? (Screengrab: iTunes)

You mean coitus? Like all humans, we’ve been learning every single track on the surprise digital album (#tech) recently released by one Beyoncé Knowles‐Carter.

Knowing Beyoncé and Jay‐Z are big fans of hanging out in Paris, we weren’t surprised to hear some French on our favorite track, “Partition.”

Upon closer inspection, we were ecstatic to find that the francophone phrases were actually a reference to The Big Lebowski.

“Est‐ce que tu aimes le sexe?” a French female asks in the song’s breakdown. “Le sexe. Je veux dire, l’activité physique. Le coït. Tu aimes ça? Tu ne t’interesses pas au sexe? Les hommes pensent que les féministes détestent le sexe, mais c’est une activité très stimulante et naturelle que les femmes adorent.”

This is lifted from the scene where Maude Lebowski meets the Dude for the first time in her apartment/art studio, asking him, “Do you like sex?” and asserting that feminists enjoy the physical act of coitus.

We’re hoping this means we can expect more Coen brothers Easter eggs in Beyoncé’s future work, like a Steve Buscemi music video love interest or a twerking Frances McDormand among the backup dancers at the Grammys.

One thing’s for sure: this sample really ties the song together.

The good fight. Social media guru Gary Vaynerchuk offered a public service announcement that’s sorely needed in our me‐me‐me society:

We appreciate the panicked tone.

Feeling the burn. BuzzFeed’s LA office got a special surprise from one of Santa’s helpers today:

“He came. He sang. He sexually harassed. And he left,” BuzzFeeder Ashley Perez tweeted. And then there’s this Vine:

It’s either the reason looping video was invented or the reason it should be put out of its misery.

Phone a friend? Your grandpa finally turned on this newfangled computer and joined Twitter.com. He’s calling on his tech task force to help him figure it out:

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