Friday, March 29, 2013

My Favourite Things: March 2013

NOTE: This article was originally published by me on ASiteCalledFRED.com

Three. It's a magic number, so I'm told. This is also the number of months that we've all survived in 2013. And man, let me tell you, March has also felt three times longer than the average month. Maybe that's just me but I'm glad we're finally at the end of it. Phew! Despite my own personal misgivings it has still been a great month for cool stuff online. Here are my favourite ones:

1) Sweded Iron Man 3

For anyone who doesn't know what "Sweded" means (and obviously, you've never seen the Michel Gondry movie Be Kind Rewind) here is the urban dictionary definition:

The summarized recreation of popular pop-culture films using limited budgets and a camcorder. The process is called sweding. Upon completion the film has been Sweded.

The fine folks of Cinefix have done a shot-for-shot remake of the Iron Man 3 trailer using not much more than some flashlights and cardboard. It's immensely satisfying.





2) The Venture Bros. Preview

As is well documented, we're big admirers on this site of the dynamic duo Doc Hammer and Jackson Publik. So you can well imagine just how excited we are to get our grubby mitts on Season 5 of The Venture Bros. We're not there quite yet but [adult swim] have released a 5 minute preview and that will have to do for now.



3) Good Parenting

In another example of parents doing it right, I'll let YouTuber Mike Mika speak for himself:

My three year old daughter and I play a lot of old games together. Her favorite is Donkey Kong. Two days ago, she asked me if she could play as the girl and save Mario. She's played as Princess Toadstool in Super Mario Bros. 2 and naturally just assumed she could do the same in Donkey Kong. I told her we couldn't in that particular Mario game, she seemed really bummed out by that. So what else am I supposed to do? Now I'm up at midnight hacking the ROM, replacing Mario with Pauline.

*Stands up and applauds*



4) The Making of Mormon

The Book of Mormon has won endless awards and is seemingly a hit with both audiences and critics. So considering everyone loves it, then everyone should also love this hour long documentary on how the show was made featuring interviews from the cast and creators. Enjoy!



5) Le Sexoflex

I played Le Sexoflex's first album "Le MiXXXtape: Invagine the Pussibilities" an inordinate amount of times. It's my go-to party starter. It's been a long time coming (huh) but their second album "The Naughty Contest" is now available to download. CLICK HERE to do so. For a taster (so to speak) check out the video for "Suck Dick, Eat Cheetos".

Oh, and if everything in the above paragraph didn't give it away already, it's NSFW.



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And that's it! My favourite things of the last month.