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Missed MTV’s Movie Awards? The Web Has Collected All the F-Bombs You Want.

Big live events are supposed to be the one thing that pulls you away from your computer and toward your TV. But if you’re so inclined, the Web works as a very good substitute for things like last night’s MTV Movie Awards: Twitter tells you what you’re missing, and you can find the relevant clips later, on your own time.

In my case, I didn’t even have the option of watching last night’s show, due to a conked-out set-top box that Time Warner Cable (TWC) isn’t scheduled to fix for another four days (See! Cord cutting is real! You just have your cable guys do it for you.)

Good news is I’m not sure I missed much. As is increasingly common for this sort of thing, very little of the show made it to Google’s (GOOG) YouTube. If you want to see clips, you need to go to the Viacom-owned (VIA) channel’s own site. There, you’ll find a bunch of swearing, much of which was planned and bleeped. Like this bit, which features Aziz Ansari’s R. Kelly-style ode to “Avatar” and BP:

But! There were also some freelance f-bombs, as well. This clip, featuring the “Twilight” cast, won’t be safe for work if your co-workers don’t like cursing:

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