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Define the word wimp. As a noun, it is “a weak and cowardly or unadventurous person.” I guess that’s how some people may describe Greg Heffley, known to fans as “the Wimpy Kid” of Jeff Kinney’s national bestselling saga, Diary of a Wimpy Kid. It first got its start on Funbrain as an original story that was read over twenty million times when it released in 2004. From thence, Kinney decided to make the jump from online to on paper, and he has been a cult for kids since. Plus, he’s doing so good, he’s released 5 other titles, and even a few movies. Now, let’s repeat that: “even a few movies”. The most recent wimpy kid flick came out around St. Patty’s 2011 (the sequel, Rodrick Rules), and from the success of that movie comes the series’ threequel due this summer, and from the looks of it, this is gonna be the best entry yet.

Yep, this trailer just uploaded in April, and it’s already got…not even 20,000 hits. Don’t be fooled by the fact that the new movie’s called Dog Days. No, we didn’t all “skip a movie”. This will interpret features from both The Last Straw and Dog Days. This movie shares most of its storyline with the fourth book: school’s out and Greg’s starting to plan for the summer, when all his plans go awry, leaving him with one question: What on earth is he gonna do for three months? Up the antes in unintended gut-busting humor, that’s what. And yes, Sweetie the dog is going to be in it. This looks like a movie I’d undoubtedly want to see this summer, and hopefully my excitement won’t go up in steam once this movie hits the cinemas. If there were a few differences I spotted in this, it’d be 1) Greg’s voice changed!!!, and 2) Sweetie’s gonna be back. Cool story, bro. And for possibly the first time, Heather Hills, Holly’s older sister, is gonna be in the movie. She will be portrayed by Melissa Roxburgh, whom you probably don’t know. The movie’s filming was in Vancouver (much like the two previous films), from August to October 2011, and it will officially be PG according to Box Office Mojo, citing “some rude humor”. And hopefully it will sell well and continue the series’ multi-million-selling streak, with a combination of $116 million of lifetime gross revenue. Oh, did I forget to show you the teaser poster?

Make sure to mark your calendars for August 3, 2012, because on that very day, something wimpy is going down. Well, that’s all for this week, but make sure to subscribe, like, rate, comment, and reblog often! Same thing @ 2Sam2Mwak!

– Sam

p.s. Can you feel the love? Greg can in this year’s untitled & upcoming seventh Wimpy Kid title. As the tagline of the announcement poster is “Love is in the air”, we can assume that this ranges around Valentine’s Day. Despite this, the book’s due to come this Thanksgiving, so mark your calendars for that too.

p.p.s. Would You Rather o’ the Week: Would you rather be shot by an arrow from Cupid, or be shot by an arrow from an underwear-wearing Greg with fake wings plastered on his back, so it’s more like he’s trying to kill you than get you lovestruck?

p.p.s.s. Random Video o’ the Week: Some people are very intimate with the kinds of musical YouTube videos they watch, and they usually tire quickly of the usual. But luckily through remixing tech, they can shut their pieholes with the amount of enjoyment they’ll receive. But they can only admire the highest levels of remixes. And on this note, that level belongs to Fagottron, more famously known as Pogo. This video just came out this January, and it’s already past 3 million hits due to how good it is. This is so darn good, I’ll have to bury a YouTube treasure to dig up in the future for this! (Check out this guy’s channel for more sweet remixes, and please do like this post for a very worthy suggestion. C’mon, you know you want to, do it for ARNOLD SCHWARZENEGGA!)

Hey guys it’s Sam once again (now 11!), and it’s time to flashback for a bit. There was a time back around before 2010, so about 2007-2009-ish, where the iPhone was hitting its dawn of fame and iPhone apps were 99 cents on a regular basis. Ah, the good ole days. But there’s probably one game from that era that we’ve loved from here to now that’s skyrocketed into levels of fame no other app has been even close to reaching. One game created from a developer that doesn’t even come from our country. That game is Angry Birds. Along with its three sequels, Angry Birds RioSeasons, and the less-known Magic, the game has been dubbed “one of the most mainstream games out right now”, “one of the great runaway hits of 2010”, and “the largest mobile app success the world has seen so far”. And that’s definitely saying something. So are you ready for the fourth chapter in everyone’s favorite bird-flinging franchise? Because it’s closer than you think (in March, to be exact). If you think it can’t get any better, wait until you see their upcoming adventures in space.

One small fling for a bird? One quantum leap for birdkind? This only means one thing: Angry Birds is going to outer space. This assault of aviary has conquered smartphones and social networks alike, and their next great big adventure is only the final frontier. A greatly anticipated game that I only found out about a while ago, Space will indeed feature new birds, and due to launching in gaming, animation, retail, and publishing, Rovio Mobile themselves thinks of this as “the biggest game launch since the original Angry Birds“, which has put up some staggering numbers over the years. Angry Birds is legitimately one of the most lucrative game properties at over 700 million times downloaded across all devices. And if wasn’t for this game, Google Plus wouldn’t have had just as much help launching their official gaming channel, and the game has also reached Facebook as well. And in the end—yes, all that Angry Birds merch was only the beginning. Moonbase, anyone?

I never quite thought that these Birds could get crazier than they’ve been in the past couple of months, but I was wrong. Angry Birds Space is a departure in more ways than one. The hook? You’ll be flinging birds on new planets while dealing with zero gravity, leading to new gameplay elements like slow-mo puzzles and “lightspeed” demolition. And just like with other games, hope that those intergalactic physics are dead-on. Though the specifics of the game are under wraps as of now, Rovio has announced that the game will debut new birds as well as ole feathered favorites, now having new super powers, it being outer space that they’re in. The game’s classic 3-star performance rating system will return as well.

Who--or what---is this?

Angry Birds has also been an influence in real life, besides its great success in the App Store. Once on Google+ back in January, they held a “National Bird Day” to “get angry” about extinction and assist to endangered birds. And Space is now apparently associated with NASA as well, all for game promotion, as announced from the “pleasantly ridiculous” NASA trailer. To me, it seems like Angry Birds Space seems more like Apollo 18: Aviary Edition, but I may be wrong. Very wrong. Rovio plans to announce partnerships and more detail soon, including possible platforms it’ll appear on, but for now these teasers are all we can get:

If you want to stay closest as possible to the Angry Birds makers, go on and (if you have a YouTube/email account) subscribe to Rovio Mobile’s channel, and then sit back and stay tuned as more game details hopefully come flowing in! And also make sure to stay tuned to our domain as well as more awesomely awesome awesomeness comes flowing in! (“Awesomely” is too a word.) Like, rate, comment, and make like an Angry Bird and launch yourself at that subscribe button so hard it explodes!

– Sam 😉

p.s. If you’re excited for Angry Birds Space, then put “I’m excited for Angry Birds Space!” in your comment in the comment section below, alright?

Hey guys it’s Sam. And it’s that time of year again. The year reminiscing the day when the thirteen colonies declared independence. The day of our country, when we all share a hotdog under the fireworks, go on a celebratory trip, have a special breakfast–who am I kidding, it’s Independence Day, the 4th of July!

See, these guys have hearts. And to celebrate this celebratory day, I’m giving you a Sammwak collectible to save and boast about to your friends: a hotdog from the bottom of my heart (it’s digitally delicious)!This hotdog is representative of this awesome day, something you’d share under the fireworks, of course! To celebrate, people almost blow themselves up with awesome fireworks shows, nom every nom they can nom at picnics, ROFL as you dunk a victim at a fair, meet long-lost cousins at a family reunion, the list goes on. This federal holiday has ranked as the national day of the U.S. (take that, Flag Day) And check out some cool feats from this day in history!

1810 – The French occupy Amsterdam.

1959 – With the declaring of Alaska as the forty-ninth state earlier in the year, the 49-star U.S. flag debuts in Philadelphia.

1960 – From the post-4th of July declaration of Hawaii as the fiftieth state, our 50-star U.S. flag debuts in Philadelphia almost 10 1/2 months afterward.

1987 – In France, former Gestapo chief Klaus Barbie (funniest last name ever (^o^) is convicted of crimes against humanity and is sentenced to life in prison. 😦 Sad punishment for the funny-last-name man…

1997 – NASA’s Pathfinder space probe lands on Mars’s surface.

1997 (this one might not the 4th of July, but hey–it’s a 4th) – Jeanne Calment from France dies in August at 122 years and 164 days old, ranking as the oldest supercentenarian to live. Now, that’s an old grandma!

1961 – Walt Disney is one of the two major speakers in the Rebuild Hills at Denmark.

1968 – Jack Frost is born and has a menacing duel against Santa Claus–JK, he founds a heavy metal band called Seven Witches and also becomes a part of the Bronx Casket Company. Sorry, but if you wanna see duels, go watch The Santa Clause 3.

2009 – The Statue of Liberty’s crown is reopened to the public after eight years due to security reasons!! 😀

So this world has a lot more behind it than you thought. And check out this cool video from FlippyCat building and collapsing an American flag out of what seems to be dominoes?

I guess this guy lives for dominoes, he got this video up to almost 1 million views since July 2009. I know, another big surprise. But for more mind-blowing domino awesomeness, FlippyCat is definitely your man. And just before the launch of his blog (sorry for the hiatus of writer’s block), Fick sent out this message on Facebrook, a site for everyone at his town in Brookfield Grove: “Happy birthday, America. What kind of cake will you eat today? My guess is that it’ll be revolutionary!” Oh, Fick. 😉

So you heard it from Sammwak: happy 4th of July to all, and to all a revolutionary week! 😀

– Sam

p.s. Want another cool FlippyCat domino video? Furious feathers will fly in FlippyCat’s real-life Angry Birds walkthrough! (It’s almost at half a million views as we speak, with over 4,000 likes and 40 dislikes.)

More? This video has passed the one-million-view milestone, with over 5,000 likes and 100 dislikes. :/ Have you done your searching on Google Chrome….inos?

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