Greetings Manic Fans. Les here to bring the Outstanding Blog of the Week for February 25-March 3. As we gain new and talented members, this task is getting harder to do, my friends. Several really great text and video blogs were posted this week, so here’s some honorable mentions:
pbmiranda posted a great new series, First Impressions, in which she gives an informed opinion on an upcoming show. This week, she looked at the new Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles TV show coming soon. First Impressions: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (2012 TV show) February 29
SOJA*SOJA*88 posted another open expression of herself(in this case, an aspect of her sexuality). It was honest and courageous. I’m rather proud the community gave her the positive support she was looking for: Pansexuality......Uhhh... Is this weird? February 29
New member, Brekclub85 and Dark Jak posted a fun list of the top 10 fictional Mice/Rats. The Top 10 Fictional Mice/Rats (Brekclub85 and Dark Jak) March 1
Moviefan12 posted an interesting review of 3 Disney Podcasts. A Look at Disney: 3 Disney Podcasts I Enjoy February 28
The FanFic Critic posted a frank talk about reviewer motives and goals for doing their shows. It sparked a great conversation. A Message to Fellow Internet Reviewers February 25
Jockerlee77 posted an interesting look at what can happen when racists post on Youtube and the consequences they face. EXPRESS YOURSELF 02 : MY THOUGHTS AS WELL AS THE AFTERMATH OF TWO TEENAGE GIRLS WHO MADE A RACIST VIDEO ON YOUTUBE AND PAYED THE PRICE FOR IT March 1
Ratin8tor posted a great “what if” scenario to explain a time paradox in the Simpson’s Universe. In Too Deep: Why Won’t The Simpsons Just Grow Up? March 1
Mr. Smooth posted a shocking, horribly sexist, and outrageously funny article about breaking up with women. Mr. Smooth’s Guide To Women Part 6: The Break Up February 27
Lindgren, Jason on the House and Fusionater posted a great look at the Phineas and Ferb Wiki. Like the show, itself, their review had a great spontaneous adventure fraught with danger and daring escapes. A Talk About Wikia is captured by fusionater!: Phineas and Ferb Wiki March 3
For Videos we had:
ComicBookCast posted one of the funniest parodies of the modern moviegoing audience and their views about the Oscars. A-Dawg Walks OSCARS! February 26
BigBlackHatMan posted a new series with a special about the time old country myth of Cow Tipping with some creative re-enactments. Titles and Cow Tipping February 28
Shibby brought another really interesting obscure tradition in Ice Hockey involving flinging an octopus onto the ice.....trust me, folks, this one is great. Let’s Talk About Hockey (Octopi On the Ice) February 28
New member, Lotus Prince hit the ground running this week posting his new Let’s Play game: Asura’s Wrath. Although they get steadily better and better, I’m putting up part one here so you can experience it from the start. Lotus Prince Let’s Play: Asura’s Wrath - Part 1 February 29
Jashykins posted an amusing review of the Academy Awards with an unscheduled special guest who takes over the show at a propitious moment. Oscars (2012) February 29
CBC Riff Theater posted one of the best video rants I’ve ever seen about an ignorant commenter who laid down trash talk with racist remarks and added a “No Offense, so don’t talk back,” on the end of it.....CBC Riff Theater’s reply was brutal and totally justified. I reply to an ignorant comment March 2
There were a lot more great blogs I could mention here.....like my collaboration with BigBlackHatMan to review the True Grit (1969) film.....or the really AWESOME tribute blog Manic_Expression and Moviefan12 wrote for me: STOP THE HATE 133: Les The Positive Troll.....but they both got enough comments that I’m sure you’ve seen them.
No, I’ve got to select the Outstanding Blog of the Week now. I’m going with
Imagination Land by James Daniel Walsh February 27, 2012
A highly creative and visually beautiful poem about a boy who fears a shadowy monster, having a dream that’s wonderful, yet scary, joyful, but sad. Like the classic bedtime stories we heard as kids and some of us read to our own children, the rhymes are witty and the imagery is phenomenal. All that it needs are some illustrations from the guy responsible for the pictures in the Maurice Sendak classic, “Where the Wild Things Are,” and you could put this story/poem on the bookshelf in the children’s section of the Barnes and Noble. It’s that good.
The Outstanding Blog of the Week is selected from Saturday to Saturday posts, considers both Text and Video blogs and is posted on Sunday Mornings. If you have a blog or see one you’d like to recommend for this weekly award, let me know in my profile wall or message me with your nominations, my friends. Peace.