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Best of the Week – 1613

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

Oblivion – In theatres April 19th, 2013

Synopsis: A veteran assigned to extract Earth’s remaining resources begins to question what he knows about his mission and himself.
This has nothing to do with the Elder Scrolls series of video games, believe me. Here we are taking a look at another story about our own future, a look into a post war Earth where we are forced to re-think everything we know… kind of like the Matrix, but with no blue or red pills. Oblivion stars Tom Cruise in the main role, and he is joined by Olga Kurylenko (Quantum of Solace), Andrea Riseborough (New to me, but cute), and the man should should narrate my life, Morgan Freeman.

YouTube Video of the Week:

Psy – Gentleman

Again, we won’t understand most of the lyrics, and we get to watch the South Korean pop sensation dance around silly well being moderately dressed… though I think he has the dressier version of MC Hammer‘s parachute pants on. Let’s help pad PSY’s retirement fund, as his newest video is only a week old and hovering around 150 million hits on YouTube. Oh, and does anyone know what a mother father gentleman is?

News Article of the Week:

Airport employee pens resignation letter on a cake.
http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/sideshow/airport-employee-pens-resignation-letter-cake-213626978.html
When it comes to quitting your job, there are many ways in which you can inform your current employer that you are done. Chris Holmes, who had worked as an immigration agent for the Border Force at the Stansted Airport, the other lesser know of the London Airports, may have found the tastiest way to say piss off, I’m done. He served up his notice on a cake.
Check out Chris’s website here, looks like he makes some other delicious looking treats.

Quitting via cake, news 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 – 4712

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 

A Good Day to Die Hard – In theatres February 14th, 2013

Synopsis:John McClane travels to Russia to help out his seemingly wayward son, Jack, only to discover that Jack is a CIA operative working to prevent a nuclear-weapons heist, causing the father and son to team up against underworld forces.
Yippe Ki-Yay Mother Trucker*! Yes, Bruce Willis returns again as our favourite Cop in the wrong place at the wrong time, in this, the 5th instalment in the Die Hard franchise. This time, looks like he is travelling to the Motherland, to prevent something that is highly unlikely to happen.

* Homage to all the television stations that censor the best phrase in the film.

YouTube Video of the Week:

PSY and MC Hammer perform at the American Music Awards

Maybe, sometime in 2013, the Gangnam Style phenomena will finally be over, but until that time, we will continue to be flooded with more Gangnam Style videos, mixes and mash-ups. Now he teams up with 90’s rap star MC Hammer, and even dons the famous parachute pants. On the topic of the AMA’s, they are another waste of time and money, seriously, they gave Justin Bieber the Artist of the Year award twice.

News Article of the Week:

Deer attacks man, steals cigarettes.
http://www.wtsp.com/news/watercooler/article/283278/58/Deer-attacks-man-steals-cigarettes
Don’t get between a deer and his nicotine.  I feel for the deer, this is what I would do to get at some bacon, and may have to do soon to get Twinkies.Deer wanted his smokes this week.

Since I mentioned Twinkies, you need to know this:
Hostess declares bankruptcy, begins liquidating assets.
Meanwhile in Canada, we will continue to have the lovely little cream filled pastries.

Game of the Week:

Ingress

I’m in, are you? Invites seem almost impossible to get. This is going to be an amazing social experiment, and I’m glad it is backed by Google. The only thing about getting in so early is trying to find portals to hack, which is damn near impossible in New Brunswick.

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 – 3612

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

Movie Trailer of the Week: 
James Bond: Skyfall – In theatres November 9th, 2012

Bond’s loyalty to M is tested as her past comes back to haunt her. As MI6 comes under attack, 007 must track down and destroy the threat, no matter how personal the cost. Daniel Craig returns as 007 in the 23rd bond film to date (I’m not counting the non ‘EON’ production films), this time with a new Q, the same M and of course, a mastermind villain.

Video Mashup of the Week:
Like A Bad White Guy Party Gangnam Style – PSY, LMFAO, Dev, Offspring, Bloodhound Gang

I’m already a big fan of PSY‘s Gangnam Style video, so what makes more sense than to find an awesome mash up that throws in some LMFAO, Dev, The Offspring and The Bloodhound Gang.

News Article of the Week:
Silicon Chip enables the mass manufacture of quantum technologies
http://www.bris.ac.uk/news/2012/8755.html

This weeks best of the week image, a silicon quantum chip next to 20 pence
a Quantum Chip next to 20 Pence coin


Although it may not be that exciting for most people, this could pave the way for the biggest breakthrough in computing since the embedded circuit. Instead of using electrical currents passing through transistors, diodes and resistors; these new chips would manipulate millions of photons, in essence, Light. These new chips can be made over 1000 times smaller then existing chips, thus enabling us to make smaller devices, and connect device that were never possible before. I can’t wait for my Star Trek style communicator.

eBay Auction of the Week:
A Frickin Mystery Box!!!!
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Mystery-Box-/290770822107?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b34aa3db#ht_500wt_1414
I’m not even joking… $10,000 for a mystery box that has a hint of ‘Piece of Art’. I could draw a stick figure and call it art.

Awesome Software of the Week:
Sky Map – Android
https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.google.android.stardroid
Sky Map turns your Android-powered device into a window on the night sky.
Open sourced and donated by Google.

The video is old, but you get the idea.

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 – 3412

Here we go with with this weeks edition of Best of the Week… after a long summer break, hope you didn’t miss me to much.

Movie Trailer of the Week: 
Hit & Run – In theatres August 22nd 2012

Not the big budget Hollywood film you might have been expecting, no, this is a much smaller venture almost entirely put together by Dax Shepard, who is probably one of the luckiest guys in the world, as he is dating Kristen Bell, who I think is one of the sexiest ladies in the world (say the bit in italics like Jeremy Clarkson… do it!). The movie is also stars Shepard, Bell, Tom Arnold and Bradley Cooper.

Music Video of the Week:
PSY – Gangnam Style

I’m not even sure what the heck this is about, but apparently, Gangnam is the rich part of Seoul, and let’s be honest here, it is much better than half… no, make that three quarters of the crap that is coming out of recording studios over here now.

News Article of the Week:
Curiosity Rover goes out for its first drive.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/science-environment-19342994

Houston, we have motion. Yup, they did a quick systems check on the little rover to make sure that the wheels, and in turn, all of the locomotion system was functioning correctly. This is good news, since this is one heck of an expensive science experiment… something close to $2.5 billion US has/will be spent on this.

 

 

eBay Auction of the Week:
Oxygen Bar/Aroma Bar
http://www.ebay.com/itm/Oxygen-bar-Aroma-bar-4-Top-/221112926752?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item337b5b8220#ht_500wt_1156
I’m pretty sure this fad died out more than a decade ago, but hey, if you have $650 to burn, you can have your own 4 top (4 person) O2 bar. Oh, and this guy needs to get a real camera and stop using his iPhone to take pictures.

Awesome Software of the Week:
War Thunder
http://warthunder.com/
It’s probably not fair of me to post a game here… let alone one that is still in beta… a beta that I happen to be partaking in. The game combines some of my favourite things… it’s a Free 2 Play game (of course you can buy boosters and stuff) and it involves aerial combat with World War 2 aircraft.You can play in missions, go head to head in massive battles and they are working on what they refer to as ‘Dynamic Campaigns’, where you can change the out come of real battles.

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