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Best of the Week – 2712

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 
Total Recall – In theatre August 3rd 2012

Oh no, I did it again, selected a remake of a film from the 90’s, but this time, it is a retake on one of the best films from that decade. 1990’s Total Recall which starred Arnold Schwarzenegger was an amazing bit of science fiction, and did okay with the special effects that were available at the time. I hope the remake can do it justice.

Video of the Week:
Meet the Pyro

The latest video in the ‘Meet the’ series of videos, used as promotional material for the Team Fortress 2 game, they finally give us the Pyro… and I lol’d.

News Article of the Week:
CERN Discovers ‘God Particle’, Internet scuffs at use of Comic Sans
http://www.cbc.ca/news/yourcommunity/2012/07/do-you-use-the-comic-sans-font.html
CernWhat is probably the greatest discovery of our life times, CERN has confirmed (99.9% sure) that they have discovered the Higgs-Boson particle, they decided to use what is considered the worst font ever to use in the presentation that they used to explain to the press on site. Oh Comic Sans, the internet has absolutely no love for you.

eBay Auction of the Week:
Plastination(?) Mummified Cow Brain
http://www.ebay.com/itm/PLASTINATION-100-REAL-BRAIN-PRESERVED-TAXIDERMY-OOAK-ANATOMY-SPECIMEN-MUMMIFIED-/180917147165?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item2a1f80961d#ht_888wt_1270
Just what every collector needs, and it’s definitely cheaper than this guy, who is selling his baby teeth.

Awesome Software of the Week:
Scratch
http://scratch.mit.edu/
Wow, this is a wonderful little project I stumbled upon recently. It is a project put together by the MIT Media Lab and the Lifelong Kindergarten Group, and it is a programming language that makes it easy to create your own interactive stories, animations, games, music, and art — and share your creations on the web. This is so easy, I had a cat dancing across the work area within 5 minutes, and some of the projects online are amazing.

I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 2612

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week:
Dredd – In theatre September 21st 2012

I don’t always get excited about a reboot/remake, but when I do, I expect awesomesauce. Yes, they are doing a reboot of the 1995 Judge Dredd which starred Sylvester Stallone. Now, the 1995 film wasn’t the best received, or well liked film… but this reboot does look good… and at least they waited 17 years to remake, unlike Spider Man.

Music Mash Up Awesomeness of the Week:
Sarah Donner and The OatmealThe Motherf*cking Pterodactyl

Warning: Language!
Matthew Inman runs The Oatmeal, a fricking awesome site with web comics, odd quizzes and more… and it’s all pure internet genius. Sarah Donner is an indie musician with her own record label, oh, and she loves cats. Together, they created one of the best videos ever.
Currently, Matthew and The Oatmeal are in a bit of a sticky wicket, as another website is trying to sue them for slander… but Matthew decided to leverage this and try and do some good, to the tune of raising $200,000+ to split between the National Wildlife Federation and the American Cancer Society. Here’s a recent article on the shenanigans that are going on.

News Article of the Week:
Google Nexus 7
http://www.engadget.com/2012/06/28/nexus-7-review/
Shut up and Take my moneyShut up and take my money! Google teamed up with Asus to make the Kindle Fire killer. The specs are amazing, a quad core cpu, 8 or 16gb or storage, 1280×800 display, and all for $199 ($209 in Canada), and add $50 to jump to 16gb. All it is really missing is HDMI out and expandable memory, though the second thing is negated by cloud storage.

eBay Auction of the Week:
4″ Kangaroo Scrotum Leather Pouch
http://www.ebay.com/itm/EL900-1-4-KANGAROO-SCROTUM-Leather-POUCH-coin-purse-WEIRD-ball-bag-hide-roo-/300728029561?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item4604c99179#ht_945wt_1037
Umm, well at least they got the ‘Pouch’ part. I was going to link to some collector popcorn, but the auction ends too soon.

I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Best of the Week – 2512

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week.

Movie Trailer of the Week:
Ted – In theatre June 29th 2012

This looks like it is going to be a good comedy to get the summer season started. It’s Seth MacFarlanes first full length feature film, and we all know him from Family Guy and American Dad!. Oh, and you might want to check out the more adult version of the trailer too.

Music Mash Up of the Week:
Gorillaz vs Genesis – Stylo Can’t Dance

OMG, the first reader submitted content! (Thanks Melissa)
I was surprised how well the songs meshed together, not to mention the video itself. Gorillaz is famous for their animated videos, and has made some of my favourite songs in the past, and the video for Stylo was no exception… of course, it does help having Bruce Willis in it too. Now we mash in the other awesome that it Genesis, home to the great Phil Collins, and bring in their video and vocals from I can’t Dance, straight out of 1991.

News Article of the Week:
NeverSeconds photo ban lifted
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-18454800
Student write blog about sad state of food in school cafeteria, all while raising money to send food to less fortunate children. School bans student from taking pictures of food to post on blog. Student shuts down blog (no really, but posts message stating she is done). Internet finds out. Internet unleashes upon the school board an epic display of the Streisand Effect. School board council chairman over turns decision, supports freedom of speech and expression.
Martha PayneSeriously, how could you say “No, you cannot take pictures of your food and write a blog about is” to this girl.

 

 

 

 

 

 

eBay Auction of the Week:
Haunted Demon Power Ring!! (warning, seller embedded a youtube video… it’s sad)
http://www.ebay.com/itm/HAUNTED-DEMON-POWER-RING-MONEY-POWER-100-REAL-/261047088340?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3cc79e74d4#ht_28780wt_1396
I have just one thing to say about this… Lord of The Rings!

Meme of the Week:
Samuel L. Jackson and Siri
Samuel L Jackson Siri

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

And you can even make your own!!! There are some really awesome ones on this site.

I’m still open to suggestions for other categories, and for nominations to get included on the list. You can let me know at: oftheweekATleighcDOTcom

Epic Meal Time makes a Bacon Christmas Tree… yummy!

Bacon strips & Bacon strips & Bacon strips & Bacon strips…

Yeah, did I mention how much I like bacon?