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.
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.
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:
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
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.
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