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    Mark 2013 as the year that Robbie Burns, the hallowed Bard of Ayrshire for more than two centuries and muse of Guy Lombardo and the Royal Canadians and a multitude of tipsy warblers, lost his mojo to Psy, the suddenly ubiquitous South Korean whose "Gangnam Style" video has racked up more than 1.1 billion views on YouTube since its debut on July 15.
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