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Best of the Week – 4412

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Hitchcock – In theatres November 23rd, 2012

Synopsis: A love story about one of the most influential filmmakers of the last century, Alfred Hitchcock and his wife and partner Alma Reville. The film takes place during the making of Hitchcock’s seminal movie Psycho. The cast includes Anthony Hopkins as the title character, Helen Mirren as Alma Reville, Jessica Biel as Vera Miles and one of my favourite sexy actresses, Scarlett Johansson as Janet Leigh

YouTube Video of the Week:

An Unexpected Briefing – Air New Zealand

Air New Zealand partnered with WETA Workshop on a brand new Hobbit inspired Safety Video. It features cameo appearances including Sir Peter Jackson. Visit http://www.airnzcode.com/hobbitmovie to Find and Unlock the Elvish Code for your chance to win one of six double passes to the World Premiere Screening of The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey in New Zealand on the 28th of November 2012

YouTube channel you should be subscribed to, of the week:

Watch The Guild – Staring Felicia Day
https://www.youtube.com/user/watchtheguild?feature=watch

The Guild is an independent sitcom web series about a group of online gamers. The show started in the late summer of 2007, and for the first season was financed solely by PayPal donations from LOYAL FANS. Since season 2, The Guild has been distributed by Xbox Live and Microsoft and sponsored by Sprint.
Episodes vary from 3-8 minutes in length, and follow the Guild members’ lives online and offline.
“The Guild” has won many awards, including the SXSW, YouTube and Yahoo Web Series Awards in 2008, and 3 Streamy Awards in 2009: Best Comedy Web Series, Best Ensemble, and Best Actress for Felicia Day.

News Article of the Week:

Disney acquires Lucasfilm for $4.05 Billion
http://www.forbes.com/sites/ericsavitz/2012/10/30/mickey-meet-yoda-disney-to-buy-lucasfilm-for-4-05-billion/
And this is how we light up the internet and spark off the Nerd Wars. Some think this will kill the franchise, especially with Disney announcing that they plan to have Star Wars : Episode VII (7) out by 2015. Personally, I think George Lucas made the right move, he’s done enough and can now enjoy his retirement.
George Lucas and Mickey Mouse, big news this week

That makes this true:
Leia, now a Disney Princess

 

As always, 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 – 4212

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Cloud Atlas – In theatres October 26th, 2012

Synopsis: Cloud Atlas explores how the actions and consequences of individual lives impact one another throughout the past, the present and the future. Action, mystery and romance weave dramatically through the story as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero and a single act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution in the distant future. Each member of the ensemble appears in multiple roles as the stories move through time. The cast includes Tom Hanks, Halle Berry, Jim Broadbent, Hugo Weaving, Susan Sarandon and Hugh Grant

YouTube Video of the Week:

Psy vs. Ghostbusters – Gangnam Busters

I’m really starting to wonder when our obsession with PSY will end… nvm, this guy is pure awesome, and mashing him up with Ray Parker Jr. and the Ghostbusters just works.

YouTube channel you should be subscribed to, of the week:

What’s Trending – Hosted by Shira Lazar
https://www.youtube.com/user/Whatstrending?feature=watch
This is probably my new favourite channel… well, maybe second favourite channel to subscribe to. Shira and the crew at What’s Trending go out and find the top 5 videos on YouTube every day, plus they get in special guest hosts to help out, and normally post interviews afterwards with some of the people featured on their show. It probably helps that Shira is easy on the eyes, at least in my opinion.

News Article of the Week:

Former McOwner sells 20 year old McJordan sauce for $10,000.
http://www.kxan.com/dpps/news/strange/nd-man-sells-mcjordan-barbecue-sauce-for-10k-nd12-jgr_4800468
First off… Really? Someone was willing to shell out $10,000 for 20 year old McDonald’s barbecue sauce? Second, who would want to save a gallon (3.785 Litres for us metric folk) of special sauce that is named after Micheal Jordan. It probably helps that MJ (not Micheal Jackson) is one of the greatest athletes of all time.

Cool software (sort of) of the Week:

https://www.google.com/about/datacenters/inside/streetview/
Google takes us for a virtual tour of one of their data center‘s. Here you can take a streetview like walk though parts of the Lenior, NC. location, and although you don’t get to see everything, there are some interesting things to look for, almost like Easter Eggs. I managed to find the Stormtrooper and R2-D2, the giant Android and got Rick Rolled. There a few more you can find listed here.

Google Android, found this week on streetview.
Google Android in a server cage, found him this week.

 

As always, 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 – 4112

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

Happy 10-11-12 to my American friends. (it’s 11-10-12 here in Canada… and most of the rest of the world.)

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Lincoln – In theatres November 16th, 2012

Synopsis: As the Civil War continues to rage, America’s president struggles with continuing carnage on the battlefield and as he fights with many inside his own cabinet on the decision to emancipate the slaves. Steven Spielberg is back at the helm for what should be another amazing work, this time getting the Oscar winning trio of Daniel Day-LewisTommy Lee Jones and Sally Field. Add in James Spader and Joseph Gordon-Levitt, and you have an all-star cast to tell part of the story of one of the United States’ greatest presidents.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abraham_Lincoln

YouTube Video of the Week:
The Guild – Season 6, Episode 1

What is probably one of the best, if not the best, web series out there right now is back for Season 6. Codex has landed a new job as the assistant to the creator of The Game, a World of Warcraft like MMO which is played by Felicia Days character, along with the other members of the Knights of Good. I cannot wait to see what adventures are in store for Vork, Clara, Tink, Bladezz and Zaboo.

Felicia Day, best director of the week.
Felicia Day, one of the cutest Redheads out there.

News Article of the Week:
Tennet trying to cook a squirrel, set apartment complex on fire.
http://www.firstcoastnews.com/rss/article/277709/82/Squirrel-dinner-prep-maybe-sparked-Michigan-fire
I know I should not find this story as amusing as I do… but really, trying to cook a squirrel on your deck? This is one reason I am glad I do not live in an apartment of attached home.

Kijiji Ad of the Week:
http://edmonton.kijiji.ca/c-services-fitness-personal-trainer-PROFESSIONAL-BODYGUARD-SELF-DEFENCE-MILITARY-COMBAT-W0QQAdIdZ378508918
As my friend Micah put it… “Shut up and take my money already!!”. This guy sounds legit, and appears to have the creditably to back it up. Of course, if you have a rake like body type like me, and the metabolism of a garbage disposal (although mine is starting to falter… ), then this might be a bit beyond what you can do.

As always, 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 – 4012

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

Movie Trailer of the Week:

Universal Soldier: Day of Reckoning – In theatres November 30th, 2012, Has already been screened at the Toronto International Film Festival.

Jean-Claude Van Damme and Dolph Lundgren reprise their roles as Luc Deveraux and Andrew Scott, this time leading an army of Unisols without government oversight, weeding out the weak and constantly testing their strongest warriors in bloody, life-and-death combat. One of the most brutal entries of the series to date, it works as a sequel for long time fans, or as a stand-alone film for newcomers to the series.

YouTube Video of the Week:

Chase plane extended view of Space Shuttle Endeavour‘s flight over southern California

Endeavour was the last shuttle to be transported to it’s new permanent home, the California Science Centre in Los Angeles, CA. It was transported across the US about Shuttle Carrier Aircraft No. 905, a modified Boeing 747. This is video taken from one, if not both of the chase planes, and includes numerous famous sights in the LA area and a few fly pasts at LAX before finally touching down.

News Article of the Week:

Zidane’s famous World Cup headbutt imortalized as a statue.
http://www.cbc.ca/news/offbeat/story/2012/09/26/zidane-head-butt-statue-paris.html
What is probably the most memorable moment of the 2006 FIFA World Cup, where Frances star midfielder Zinedine Zidane headbutted Italy‘s Marco Materazzi after being insulted numerous times, now has another permanent monument… besides the countless videos and meme’s on the internet.
Zidane Headbutt Statue - This week's best news item

The Statue

Zidane Headbutt - This weeks best news item

And of course, the video:

Kijiji Ad of the Week:

http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-cars-trucks-Ariel-Atom-2-SC-street-legal-only-one-I-know-of-in-Canada-W0QQAdIdZ374533463
Want! The Ariel Atom is an amazing little car, and it’s road legal. It’s famous for being that car that distorted Jeremy Clarkson‘s face, and for the 500 model being the fastest road legal car to go around the Top Gear test track, with a time of 1:15.1.
Here’s the Top Gear review of the car:

As always, 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 – 3812

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – In theatres December 14th, 2012

A curious Hobbit, Bilbo Baggins, journeys to the Lonely Mountain with a vigorous group of Dwarves to reclaim a treasure stolen from them by the dragon Smaug. Peter Jackson is back, this time turning a single novel into another 3 part movie series, just like he did with Lord of the Rings. Ian McKellen returns in his roll as Gandalf, along with other cast from the LotR trilogy.

YouTube Video of the Week:
Gangnam Style Parody – Gandalf Style

I hope this never gets old. Gangnam style is awesome! And some of these parodies are amazing. Some guy in Chicago, The US Naval Academy cadets, Deadpool, North fricking Korea and some lifeguards in California. Unfortunately, the city of El Monte, California, was not amused, and the lifeguards were fired, but there is hope.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2012/09/gangnam-style-lifeguards-mayor-calls-for-review-of-firings.html

Honourable Mention:
Elements (Dubstep Violin) – Lindsey Stirling

Lindsey’s musical interpretations are just plain amazing. I strongly suggest watching some of her other videos.

News Article of the Week:
Stephen A. Smith fooled by The Onion.
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/09/17/stephen-a-smith-onion-satire-twitter-espn_n_1891816.html?utm_hp_ref=sports
And I was sure everyone had heard of The Onion by now, but not Stephen Smith of ESPN, who went into a legendary rant on twitter, only to find out that he had in fact been had. Queue ‘We won’t get fooled again‘ by The Who.

Kijiji Ad of the Week:
http://toronto.kijiji.ca/c-community-activities-groups-Group-of-ladies-looking-for-a-cabana-boy-for-Cottage-Weekend-W0QQAdIdZ410719260
If only I lived closer to Toronto! Over 17,000 views and apparently numerous applicants have applied to be the Cabana Boy for these 4 ladies on their 4 day holiday. I don’t think men could get away with this… but I’m willing to try next time I go away with the guys.

Awesome Software of the Week:
Humble Bundle 6 – Cross platform
https://www.humblebundle.com/
Humble Bundle is back! You pick what you pay for 5 awesome ‘Indie‘ game, including the award winning Torchlight. You will unlock a 6th title if you donate more than the current average, which is just under $6 right now, and for an additional $1 you get keys to add them to Steam. Think of it this way, you decide how much goes to the vendor, the developers and a charity! What could be better, in fact I’ve bought 3 Humble Bundles so far. Oh, did I mention it is cross platform compatible, so you can play on your Windows PC, Mac and even Linux.
Humble Bundle, this week's best software

 

 

 

 

 

 

As always, 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

Introducing my ‘Of the Week’ postings

Whoa, you’re probably thinking that there is already enough ‘Of the Week’ out there on the Internet… you are wrong, there can never be enough silliness on the internet. So, I am going to do my own and add it into my blog and -try- to keep it going every week.

So, let me start off with a few items to get me going, and I will expand categories and area’s covered later (and with some suggestions… if anyone actually reads this page)

Music Mash up of the Week:
Avicii vs. Adele – Rolling in the Levels.

Why I choose this: I am a fan of trance/techno/house music, of which Avicii is probably the hottest name out there right now, so take his song ‘Levels‘ and combine it with Adele‘s ‘Rolling in the Deep‘ and you get a mash up masterpiece.

eBay auction of the Week:
Fossilized Dinosaur Poop
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Utah-Dinosaur-Coprolite-Dino-Poop-whole-nodule-1-pound-13-oz-Specimen-/230795223830?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item35bc77a316#ht_702wt_1396

Dino Poop
Photo: Lynne Hand

 

 

 


Why I choose this: Seriously? Someone actually wants to own fossilized dino poop? Maybe I should start saving Tinker’s daily deposits and find a way to fossilize them fast and sell them…. there might just be a market for it.

Kijiji Ad of the week:
And I quote “Desperate need of a fuel pump for my Chicken Plucker”
http://newbrunswick.kijiji.ca/c-cars-vehicles-other-Desperate-need-of-a-fuel-pump-for-my-chicken-plucker-W0QQAdIdZ381018205
Plucked Chicken
Why I choose this: I was intrigued to see a chicken plucker… then I read the description and it was pure gold.

News Article of the Week:
Miami police shoot naked man chewing on other mans face.
http://www.ctv.ca/CTVNews/TopStories/20120528/naked-attacker-chewing-victims-face-120528/

Face ZombieWhy I choose this: Do I even need to explain? Let me narrow it down to 2 words, that are clearly visible in the above image… ‘Zombie Apocalypse’… if this is the case, then try and memorize the rules for survival below.

  1. Cardio
  2. The Double Tap
  3. Beware of Bathrooms
  4. Wear Seat Belts
  5. No Attachments
  6. The “Skillet”
  7. Travel Light
  8. Get a Kick Ass Partner
  9. With your Bare Hands
  10. Don’t Swing Low
  11. Use Your Foot
  12. Bounty Paper Towels
  13. Shake it Off
  14. Always carry a change of underwear
  15. Bowling Ball
  16. Opportunity Knocks
  17. Don’t be a hero (later crossed out to be a hero)
  18. Limber Up
  19. Break it Up
  20. It’s a marathon, not a sprint, unless it’s a sprint, then sprint
  21. Avoid Strip Clubs
  22. When in doubt Know your way out
  23. Zipplock
  24. Use your thumbs
  25. Shoot First
  26. A little sun screen never hurt anybody
  27. Incoming!
  28. Double-Knot your Shoes
  29. The Buddy System
  30. Pack your stain stick
  31. Check the back seat
  32. Enjoy the little things
  33. Swiss army Knife