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MTV isn't going to play the new Gnarls Barkley video. Right about now you're asking yourself two questions: (1) MTV still plays videos?; and (2) Why? The answer to (1) is "yes, they do, but not often." The answer to (2) is that the video might cause seizures! And not just the usual "I watched five straight hours of MTV reality shows, and now I hate humanity!" seizures, but actual, real live, epileptic seizures. That's because the video includes strobe effects, which caused the clip to fail the Harding Test — guidelines established to prevent TV images from triggering epileptic seizures. The video is available on various online outlets, and Gnarls Barkley member Danger Mouse was hopeful the situation could be resolved shortly. "I don't know exactly what's going on, but we're having issues. I think (the video) is cool. It works for me. But I'm not necessarily that easily seasick," he told Billboard.com. "We can't predict how people are going to interpret it." See for yourself whether the video is wig-out-worthy … if you dare!

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