OK this is more of an unusual choice for the type of video i select as my 'Youtube video of the week' since its a movie trailer.
However, there's no denying that this summers 'Hangover 2' sequel is probably one of the most anticipated sequels in a long long time. So much so that the studio has been skimpy on releasing any sort of information or trailers of those movie, until now.
Maybe my reasoning for making such a big deal about this trailer FINALLY being out is because im such a huge huge fan of the first one. Ive literally seen it now over 100 times and im such a dork that i quote lines from the movie almost all the time. I need to get a life i know, theres other movies out there. But it was such a timeless classic i cant help myself lol.
I have some info regarding what the premise of the 'The Hangover 2' is about along with rumours or some interesting cameos in the movie as well.
But until then...enjoy the FIRST official trailer released by Warner Bros.
The movie will be out Memorial Day weekend (5/26)
THE HANGOVER 2 TRAILER
So even though they didnt really show or reveal/show much of anything in it...it was still a good enuff teaser for me to get excited about the movie.
The storyline of the Hangover 2 is as follows 'The gang travel to exotic Thailand for Stu's wedding. After the unforgettable bachelor party in Las Vegas, Stu is taking no chances and has opted for a safe, subdued pre-wedding brunch. However, things don't always go as planned. What happens in Vegas may stay in Vegas, but what happens in Bangkok can't even be imagined.'
After more investigating ive learned some more of the following 'secrets' regarding the Hangover sequel...
- Stu (who is the one getting married in this movie) is NOT marrying Melissa (his bitchy gf from the 1st movie) NOR is he marrying JADE (the stripper from Las Vegas). He is marrying newcomer Jamie Chung (Sucekrpunch, Sorority Row)
- Mike Tyson has been confirmed to return in the 2nd sequel, along with the infamous 'Mr. Chow' and what is regarded to be one of the greatest celebrity cameos in Movie History...former president Bill Clinton will be playing himself in a bit part
- Liam Neeson will co-star in this movie as the role of a 'tattoo artist'.
- While most of the plot is still in speculation at this point it appears from the trailer and a few movie stills i was able to discover that the gang again wakes up without Doug and travels throughout Thailand as an effort to find him/get him back/etc. Alan (who has a full head of hair in a shot of all 4 of them at the airport before embarking to Thailand) somehow has his head shaved, while Stu appears all bloody as if he had recently been in a fight.
Regardless the movie premieres less than 3 months from now and it will be just as revered as the first movie. Or at least i hope. I hate sequels that suck. But something tells me this one wont.
Im a big hoops fan, so naturally i watched the NBA All-Star Game last night.
Although im not a big Kobe fan, i do respect what he has done in his career and i do agree he probably is the most talented player in the league (Sorry Lebron, you just havent won any titles yet).
Last night marked the 4th time in his career that Kobe won the NBA All-Star Game MVP Award. He is now tied with Bob Petit (player from the 50's-60's) for winning the award the most times with 4.
So as of now everybody has Kobe fever. And the guy has accomplished ALOT in his career! He's a 5-Time NBA Champion, He's won the NBA MVP award, an Olympic Gold medal, and countless of other awards and accomplishments.
So whats next?
Well why not acting??
It seems as if he tested the waters in that dept he could do just as well as he does on the court.
So...as an effort to promote his new 'Black Mamba' sneakers from NIKE. Famed Director Robert Rodriguez (Sin City, Desperado, From Dusk Til Dawn) to 'direct' a new movie starring Kobe as his sneaker namesake 'The Black Mamba'. Its an action film filled with clever cameos. Enjoy!
KOBE BRYANT STARS IN 'THE BLACK MAMBA'
Could this be something you would go see in the theatres if it was a full-length action film? Maybe. Maybe not.
But one things for sure. Kobe is on top of the world right now and it seems theres literally nothing left he hasnt already accomplished.
Well cept maybe a Nobel Peace Prize.
And when he finally does that, ill make sure to find the Youtube footage of him accepting the award and use it as my Youtube Video Of The Week.
Yea i do too a little. Apparantly people still go to his shows though. He had a sold-out concert at Madison Square Garden last week on the 7th and everyone actually showed up too!
One of the highlights of the night was a cameo from Cee-Lo Green who showed up and performed 'Crazy' (his song from his old group Gnarls Barkley) during Princes set.
Then again his amazing performance was overshadowed that night by ANOTHER celebrity who...well didnt perform at all. Matter of fact she didnt do ANYTHING at all.
Were talking of course about KIM KARDASHIAN (who if you think about it is kinda famous for not really doing anything anyways. Oh yea she "models". My bad.)
So during Princes show there comes a time where he invites ladies on stage to 'dance' with him. This was that moment.
If you watch you will notice the first girl he brings up on-stage. Who does pretty well, then followed by the next girl he brings up on stage: KIM. Who doesnt do anything at all. Not even Dance.
And what happens next? Well watch to find out...
PRINCE KICKS KIM KARDASHIAN OFF THE STAGE
Hopefully by the time you got to this page Youtube hasnt taken the video down. The original video that was posted a few days ago was taken down due to 'violation restrictions blah blah' etc.
And some of the duplicate videos have also been taken down. So this one may eventually no longer see the light of day and if thats the case ill try and find a NEW copy of this video to post.
I think this would have gone alot better had Kim gone with the flow and actually 'danced'. It coulda been a milestone for her to be honored to dance on stage with the legendary PRINCE.
But instead...because of her 'im too cool to do this' attitude, she is being laughed at for being kicked off the stage by him.
LOL 'Get Off The Stage' he says.
Yes i know thats the same line he used on the first girl...but his reply after that was 'she's too sexy'.
When he kicked Kim off the stage, there was no comment following similar to the girl before.
So next time Kim goes to a show and 'unexpectadly' gets thrown into the spotlight like that. Maybe she should take better advantage of it rather then blow it off and try and act cool. Cause then we wouldnt be laughing at her like we are now.
Just kidding...we'd still be laughing at her.
Sure for most of us we think it would be cool to someday be on a reality show. Whether were the actual person theyre filming of in the background there's no denying the cool rush you get from seeing yourself on TV.
With the hundreds of different reality shows out there that are currently filming where, if youre in the right place at the right time, you may have a shot of appearing on...theres others also filming that you may NOT want to be on.
Shows like: Cops, To Catch a Predator, Dog the Bounty Hunter, The First 48 and a few others are examples of those 'reality shows' where if anything, you hope to never 'accidently' find your way on.
Same goes for the show 'County Law'. For those unfamiliar with that show, picture the show 'Cops' but with rednecks (the show is only aired in the Southern States i believe)
So of course the premise is the same, but the urban environment is different as they tend to focus more on smaller rural towns (or counties) of the South.
Being on that show if you ask me (like any of the shows mentioned above) could carry a large embarrasment factor to it as well. You dont want to be known as THAT GUY who was on 'To Catch a Predator' or THAT GIRL who got busted on 'Cops'.
Or in this case...THAT GIRL who was all too excited about being on 'County Law'. So excited as a matter of fact, that she could barely contain herself.
The story goes like this, the 'County Law' cops got a tip about someone selling drugs at their trailer in the trailer park (like i said, the show is big in the south). And while she's being handcuffed the girls sister gets a little too overjoyed about being on reality tv.
Here check out the madness for yourself...
REDNECK PSYCHED ABOUT BEING ON 'COUNTY LAW'
So there ya have it. Not quite sure what to make of all this. I mean i love how at first the girl asks 'whos that? pizza man?' as if some random pizza guy just shows up at the houses unannounced in the south.
At first i felt bad for the girl cause i thought maybe she was handicapped but the more i watch it ive come to the conclusion that she's not. Shes just weird.
Maybe i also dont get it cause this show doesnt air here in Buffalo. Maybe its all the rage down in Alabama or Mississippi or wherever the hell they show it. Maybe ones social status is based on how many 'county law' appearances they have racked up on TV.
But my guess is thats not the case, and thats why the video is fun to watch and viral. Cause its awkward.
Hope that girls sister ended up beating her drug rap and could watch this and laugh rather than hang her head in shame. Who knows.
Well there's really only one word that could sum up this past weekend: COLD!!!
Yes even though we live in Western New York where we are used to weather and brisk cold like this, pretty much EVERYONE was annoyed at how uncomfortably cold it was the last couple days making it harder to do things and giving us less motivation to wanna leave the house.
But whenever things are bad theres always somewhere else that has it worse...
Take the city of Yellowknife for example, up in the Northwest Territories in Canada, where not too long ago the temperature dropped down to -30C (thats -22F). Yea thats REALLY cold! So cold that if you took boiling water and threw it into the brisk cold air...it would EVAPORATE! Thats right it wouldnt even make it to the ground its that cold.
Here's an example of exactly that, the marvels of science...water evaporating into the cold air...
EVAPORATING WATER IN -30c
That kind of coldness is common in the Yellowknife region. Actually, the city was already the backdrop of the reality show 'Ice Road Truckers' which showcases the lives of several truckers who end up driving over the frozen lakes in Canada during the Winter Months to ship heavy cargo to Diamond Mines far north that has no other way of receiving these shipments during the other months of the year.
So yea, even though it was extremely cold here in Buffalo the past couple of days...its NOTHING compared to the coldness thats experienced further further north closer to the Arctic Circle.
So keep in mind...no matter how bad you think you have it, theres always somebody who has it worse.
Ok theres no denying by now that texting has almost completely taken over our lives.
Many of us have embarrasing things that has happened due to the lack of concentration on our surroundings while in the middle of typing. Some has bumped in to other people, others would forget for a moment where they even are, and then theres a handful who even end up in ridiculous situations (like this next girl in the video im about to show) that was brought on my not paying attention while texting.
This is video footage taken from the Berkshire Mall in Reading, PA.
You will also hear voices in the background as well while the footage is playing which i believe belong to the friends of possibly one of the security guards at the mall or someone there who has access to the video. Their reactions, along with what yours will probably be, are priceless...
GIRL FALLS INTO FOUNTAIN WHILE TEXTING
It makes you think too...at what point have we just simply gone too far with how much control over our lives texting has. I mean no longer do we look around, see the scenery, people watch, etc.
It seems any free moment we have where we arent doing anything is spent staring at our phones. Im just as guilty as all of you too when it comes to it.
I think that commercial for the new Windows Phone had the best idea of how BAD things have gotten with texting, surfing the web, etc. on our celluars. You know, the one where theyre all bumping into each other and ignoring their surroundings cause theyre too busy texting. Here's the commercial: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EHlN21ebeak
Maybe in a weird way this here video could have been staged. As another ploy to get us to not pay as much attention to our phones when out but to the things around us. Otherwise embarrasing things could happen...like to this poor girl.
But until thats proven, we'll just continue to laugh at her expense cause DAMN that was funny!
I have a strong feeling this video will turn out to be one of the most watched 'viral' videos of 2011 by years end.
I literally got goosebumps after watching it, and the last time i think i remember ANY video on Youtube or anywhere else give me the same feeling was back when the Susan Boyle video was floating around.
This is a video of Jorge Navarez, a single dad from San Diego, and his daughter Alexa doing a cover of "Home" by Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.
On top of the fact Jorge has an absolutely amazing voice (as does his daughter), he also plays the guitar left-handed and he can sure whistle better than the average.
Aside from all the setup i just gave you, nothing more needs to be said at this time other than...watch the video...
AMAZING DUET FROM FATHER & DAUGHTER
This was apparantly the 10th time that specific night they tried making this here video. Story is...the 9 other times the microphones werent on or working properly and it was late at night and if you can tell, Alexa was very tired and is ready for bed. She even yawns in one part.
According to this Youtube page "I'm just a father of two working my way through college. However, I work very closely as a team with the mother of my children. We're not together, but she has worked equally as hard as i have, probably harder. She is an amazing, nurturing woman that contributes just like I do to the positive welfare of both our children.
Yet In this space of Youtube-ness, it's just me and my two daughters Alexa and Eliana. Good times, just plain good times."
Jorge is currently a student at UCSD where he majors in Ethnic Studies. Since the video came out a few days ago theyve been featured on FoxNews, Billboard.com & various radio stations across the country. There's even been rumours of record labels offering deals to both Jorge AND his daughter. To learn more about them, and to see more videos, they have a facebook page you can check out here: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Jorge-Alexa-and-Eliana-Narvaez-Fan-Page/142284429163445?v=wall
I dont have kids, but after seeing this video it actually makes me wish i did. There is nothing more precious than a father and his daughter participating together in the beauty of song. I think the reason this video has already touched so many people is not just because of how pleasant it is to the ear but the cuteness of his daughter Alexa who even asks 'One Day im gonna whistle?' mid-song. It gets no cuter than that.
For the first video of the year i get to share with you guys i would like for it to be a recollection of what was the year 2010.
You know kind of like a 'best of' video.
Well leave it to DJ Earworm (he's the guy who did the awesome video mashup of all the top Billboard hits of 2009 around this time last year) to do it again...with his 'United States of Pop 2010 (Don't Stop the pop)
While last years vid consisted of alot of similarities in lyrics from different songs from 2009 and similarities in the videos as well...this year Earworm took his work in a different direction where he pretty much 'creates' a brand new track/melodies from the pre-existing ones of the songs he used & sampled.
And its rather catchy...check it out...
DON'T STOP THE POP (MASHUP OF HITS FROM 2010)
Another killer job done by a very talented DJ.
As much as i enjoyed this mashup however i think the best and most creative of it all comes at around the 3:12 mark where he does what he does best and meshes the lyrics of all the other songs together (usually lyrics similar in style or what theyre saying)
Either way these songs defined the year 2010 and most of them bring back a memory or two of something that went on this year.
Hope you all have a wonderful new year and i wish you nothing but the best in 2011!
Introducing a cute girl by the name of Julia Dales.
She's a 17 year old from Canada who may also be the best beat boxer you have ever heard?
Yea i know i know youve heard some pretty darn good beatboxers before im sure, But you havent heard Julia.
In this video (which is actually over a year old but i just discovered it now) Julia proclaims at the beginning that she hopes to win the 'BeatBox Battle WildCard' which refers to a specific match in the 'BeatBox Battle World Championship' that took place back in 2009.
And guess what...with the help of this submission...she won!
Now, on to see the skills this young girl has...
AMAZING FEMALE BEAT BOXER
On top of winning said BeatBox competition, this video (along with her awesome skills) has also caught the attention of celebrities like Ashton Kutcher (who tweeted a link to this video) and Justin Timberlake (who is also good in the beat box category) who featured the video on his website.
She also cut a seperate video which was featured on the closing credits of an iCarly episode awhile back. You can view that video here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0mFPAOAP1E&feature=player_profilepage
Even though she won the round of competition she made the video for she is now trying to breakthrough again performing a different style of music. She also has an amazing voice and Guitar skills and is fusing that with her beatbox skills as well. On her YouTube Channel: http://www.youtube.com/user/JD5squeak theres a wide variety of different videos of her for you enjoy ranging from performances in talent shows to original music done in the style i just mentioned.
Something tells me in the coming years we will be seeing (or hearing) alot more of Julia.
Christmas is almost here and lately alot of videos have gone viral relating to the holidays.
Few weeks ago i shared with you that 'flash mob' video in the mall in Welland, Ontatio where the mall patrons all join in singing 'Messiah Hallelujah'. You can revisit that video here: http://blogs.kiss985.com/shyguy/2010/12/06/flash-mob-at-seaway-mall-in-welland/
And...there's been a pretty clever Chanukah/Jewish related video thats been going around the last couple weeks where a bunch of students at Yeshiva University's vocal group 'The Maccabeats' did a clever remake of Taio Cruz's 'Dynamite': http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qSJCSR4MuhU
But now my favorite one i have stumbled upon is the one i waited to share with you this week. The premise is simple. Its the story of the Nativity. The very REASON we celebrate Christmas. But what makes the video interesting is that the story is retold through the use of todays technology and gadgets. It brings a whole new perspective on a story over 2-thousand years old.
THE DIGITAL STORY OF THE NATIVITY
The video was done by a company called Excentric, based out of Portugal, where the president of the company told CNN last week that they created the video more or less to illustrate how todays social media tools can work.
The best part of the video i feel is the very end with the statement: 'Times change, the feeling remains the same'.
Isnt that the truth.
Merry Christmas to all of you (or whatever holiday you celebrate around this time of year). I hope its the greatest one yet!