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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

Best of the Week – 2412

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

Movie Trailer of the Week:
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey – In theatre December 14th 2012

I have been waiting for this film since the Lord of the Rings films finished. Peter Jackson can do no wrong, considering he kept most of the same LoTR cast, and was able to use the same filming locations.
Note: I was going to pick ‘The Host‘ this week, then I noticed that The Host was based on a Stephenie Meyer novel… and all Movies based on her books should be burned. Thanks for making vampires into sparklers, please go die in a fire.

Music Mash Up Awesomeness of the Week:
Miami Dolphin Cheerleaders – Call me maybe

This song has become an internet icon, and has spawned countless parodies. Now, it has been paired up with a boat load of beautiful women, who do a great job with the lip syncing and choreographing this video. OK, to be honest, no one has watched the clip for the music.

News Article of the Week:
Farmer blames heat ray for cows’ deaths
http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/new-brunswick/story/2012/06/12/nb-cows-werner-bock-628.html
I’m not really sure where to start with this… Maybe I really should start making and selling hats that are pre-lined with tin foil. I did manage to dig up the series of videos that the farmer made to back up his claims, but be warned, you must put on your tin foil hat prior to watching: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gIYgIvJHceM

eBay Auction of the Week:
Strange Mummified Alien thing (I am pretty sure it’s a stingray)
http://www.ebay.ca/itm/STRANGE-MUMMIFIED-ALIEN-CREATURE-SIDESHOW-GAFF-TAXIDERMY-ODD-OOAK-ROSWELL-AREA51?item=290728249654&cmd=ViewItem&_trksid=p5197.m263&_trkparms=algo%3DSI%26itu%3DUCI%252BRTU%26otn%3D8%26pmod%3D180898518779%26po%3DLVI%26ps%3D63%26clkid%3D9140936945143100976#ht_500wt_1287
I can’t even begin to comprehend that there is actually a market for this… but I guess people will believe just about anything.

Meme of the Week:
I’m from the future, and I’m your baby

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

See my above Music Video of the week, that’s all I’m going to say.

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