No, relax. It’s not 2012…yet. I’m just here to take a good break from my creation of my profit-pioneering parody Harry Daughter and the Half-Blood Unicorn, and celebrate yet another holiday of the year…the new year! Who knew that 365 days (or 366 in a leap year) could be the home of such legendary creations? Mortal Kombat finally came back early this year, two Assassin’s Creed adventures came out in one year (Brotherhood and Revelations), Ubisoft desperately tried to make another Experience title (The Black Eyed Peas Experience) after the crumbling of their Michael Jackson title, among other video game publications. But I’m here to talk turkey about 2012, not 2011! Well, we all know it’s been a truly great year. I’ve turned 10, we’ve reached 50,000 hits, Sammwak has celebrated its solid 1st birthday anniversary (now currently at 1 year and 8 months; what an old blog!), and lots more. And I hope that Sammwak will keep on doing its good deeds into the new year. Now let’s talk about our first topic: TV!
We all know the last time we saw the “dude and his dog” duo of Adventure Time: secretly watching Ice King’s tapes of embarrassments like video diaries, personifications of PB (Ice King) falling for the Ice King (Gunter), and Ice King’s terrible cover of Marceline’s “Fry Song”. This was just some of the bacon bits that made the long strip we know as the 2-part “Holly Jolly Secrets”. But what are Finn and Jake’s plans for 2012? Starting next month, Adventure Time is now moving from 8:00 pm on Mondays to 7:30 pm on Mondays! Why do I think that’s a bad decision? I usually eat dinner around 7:30! In the dining room! Thanks a bunch, Pendleton, my man; now I’ll be catching up to your adventures on demand.
And how is the cast of Ooo celebrating the new year? Well, all I have to say is…it’s MiXiT time! That’s right, not only is Ooo going to celebrate 2 days from now (New Year’s Eve) on 1:00 sharp, but I’m giving you an extra day to work on your new MiXiT creations extra hard, and with just enough luck, your creation might be shown during the marathon! How cool is that? Oh, and speaking of MiXiT, be sure to expect tons of titles coming your way, including (but not limited to) Gumball, The Looney Tunes Show, Scooby Doo Mystery Inc., Johnny Test, and—finally—Regular Show! The craze that is now known as MiXiT actually started 2 years ago, with titles like Chowder and Flapjack dominating the software. Man, did I miss out.
And speaking of which, remember how Disney Channel butchered (did I say butchered, I meant revamped) the holidays by turning them into “Fa-La-La-Lidays”, the exact same way they turned October into “Monstober”? Well they’re turning next month into “JaNEWary”. Apparently all the DC shows you can think of are churning out all new episodes, which I thought they’ve been doing all this time. Do you want to see Jessie (Jessie) realize how it’s like to be high above moving traffic? In the upcoming episode “Star Wars”, your wish becomes granted. Do you want to see Ravi (Jessie) finally become a coolio like Luke? In the episode “Are You Cooler Than A 5th Grader?”, your wish also comes true. Do you want to see Zendaya and Bella Thorne (Shake It Up‘s Rocky and CeCe) together in their first-ever DCOM? With the new movie Frenemies, you’re going to see plenty more.
This half-movie half-anthology is a threesome of stories. The first one, starring Zendaya and Bella, features the hardcore friendship of Avalon (Bella) and Halley (Zendaya), BFFs who are overjoyed when their Geekly Chic fashion blog is going to be turned into a magazine, but only one person can stay on board as senior editor, which means that only one person can live their dreams. This turns their frisky friendship into red-hot rivalry, and will these “Best Friends Forever” become “Best Friends For Never“? Well, I can’t give away too much, so let’s go onto the next story.
Science-whiz Jake is about to show his dog Murray to his project partner/crush Julianne (A.N.T. Farm‘s Stefanie Scott), but Julianne has something about her that Murray doesn’t enjoy—and the feeling is mutual.
The third and final story goes off to the tomboyish Savannah who comes from a nice and energetic family, and she then meets the uptown-styled Emma, who looks almost like a twin to her. Like a storyline off the bars of Garfield: A Tail of Two Kittens or Monte Carlo, the two switch lives and realize that it isn’t all it’s cracked up to be.
Well, I’ve considered that I’ve talked enough about games, so let’s look at 3 games I always see on every top-1o list I look at.
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim – Dubbed as one of the best games of 2011, this game finally jumped into retailers’ hands around Thanksgiving, and Bethesda Softworks/Game Studios has never been the same since after the downfalls of Brink, and the already made success of Rage. Skyrim has been the head of the pack for things like an immense world, amazing dragon brawls, lovely art design, atmospheric touches, enjoyable battles, the list goes on. This adventure is obviously the fifth adventure of the Elder Scrolls pentalogy started in 1994 by Bethesda Softworks and Game Studios. Think of your usual Viking quest. Full of dragons, horned headgear, and lots more. Skyrim gives you that and more. Just ask the number of critical gaming sites that have given this game such high, near-perfect/perfect praise:
GameSpot – 9.0/10
1Up – A-
IGN – 9.5/10
GameStop – 9.6/10
Toys R Us (no lie) – 5 stars out of 5
Amazon – 4.6/5
Portal 2 – The original Portal was a test against speed, skill, and strategy, and that’s what made it such a hit in puzzle gaming. It spiked a countless amount of memes from “The cake is a lie” to “Still Alive”, so you’d think that the sequel to it would be even better. And that’s just what it was. Supporting clever writing, delightful puzzles, intriguing co-op situations, and hugely entertaining newcomers to the Portal roster, this may be the only puzzle game created in such science-fictional fields to be considered “hilarious.” “Uproarious.” “A hoot”, if you may. GLaDOs from the original Portal may have been outdone by the new robots in town: Atlas (the short one) and P-Body (the tall one). Just look at what the people across the interactive planet had to say:
GameSpot – 9.0/10
GameStop – 9.3/10
IGN – 9.5/10
Amazon – 4.7/5 stars
Toys R Us – 5 out of 5 stars
Batman: Arkham City – If you thought Arkham Asylum was all the Batman amazement you’d get in a year or two, think again. Arkham City has proved itself as one of the most dynamic games of 2011, getting acclaim and praise from everywhere you could think of (aka the interactive world). One of the highest rated of 2011 alone, this born legend was scripted out by pro comic book author Paul Dini, who also provided the scripts to Arkham Asylum, Freakazoid (Candlejack, anyo-), Krypto the Superdog, and lots more. Stealth and tactics are the two most vital thirds of the game, amongst the beat-em-up third of the game. Already out for the PC, the Xbox, the PS3, and even (coming soon) the Wii U, the game has already impressed critics worldwide and has never received a score that left the boundaries of 9.0 or higher. It also became one of the fastest-selling games with 4.6 units shipped in one week! Let’s do our own research, shall we?
GameSpot – 9.0/10
1Up – A
IGN – 9.5/10
Amazon – 4.4 stars out of 5
Toys R Us – 5 stars out of 5 (Is any game bad to them?)
Did you know that sometime next year, also take notice and expect a Sonic 4: Episode 2 coming out? There’s gonna be a new playable sidekick (Tails, Sonic 2), a new enemy (Metal Sonic, Sonic CD), and a brand new adventure. If you’re not convinced enough, check out this pic and vid!
What do you usually do on a New Year’s dawn?
Now, let us celebrate with a couple decent firework videos! If you want to fall asleep from beauteous light, watch these and you’ll be snoring in a jiffy. Or if you just want to see beautiful fireworks, your quest is over.
Well anyway, tell me what you’re planning for the New Year (your New Year’s resolution); I’m going back to my 2011 resolution and become a better person both to myself and others! What’s yours? Comment below, and leave a little New Year’s gift for me and subscribe, will ya? 10 subscribers. That’s all I need to be happy and fulfilled! TEN! Well, I gotta make like a hockey game and get the puck out of here! And apparently, everyone’s making use of that phrase “Haters gonna hate”. I know I’ll never use it!…
p.s. The best New Year’s gift I could ever receive is 50,000 hits this year. So the only way to give thanks is to do it through song.
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! 😀
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?
Like the videos? Like the post! And if you can, subscribe, rate, comment, and favorite FlippyCat for more crazy domino videos!
Hey guys it’s Sam and I’m wishing you a happy New Year here from Sammwak! As you know, lots of people are abuzz about the ending of 2010 and the beginning of 2011! I’ll kind of look back on 2010. That year shone. It truly shone. But there’s a very special day for this blog in 2011…its first anniversary! Only the biggest brains would remember this, but my first-ever post (in fact, my first handful of posts) was released April 11, 2010! So the anniversary will take place April 11, 2011! My birthstone is an amethyst, since I was born in February. But my BLOG’S birthstone is apparently a diamond. LUCKY!!! 😡 But my blog is like a child to me. It must be treated as such. I can’t stop thinking about it. I can’t turn my back to Sammwak. Hey, that rhymes! I bet you can’t turn your back on anything. Except for what you dislike. But Sammwak wishes you a Happy New Year, and so do I. I care for you. I can’t turn you down. I can’t stop thinking about my viewers. And now, as my post is almost at 2,500 hits or such, I really want to thank you for the appreciation you’ve given me for almost half this year. Without you, Sammwak would’ve never been created in the first place. And before this turns into a mind-numbing emotional speech that could take you a day to finish (or, the MNESTCTYADTF as an acronym), I shall close this post.
Happy new year,
Hey guys it’s Sam. And realize how I’ve dilly-dallied up my blog? With the candy cane background and the snowing header? Christmas is near, silly! It’s 10 days until Christmas Eve, and only 3 days until the beginning of Christmas break. I’ve already been working on my Christmas wish-list, and this is what I have so far:
1. Kinect for Xbox 360 w/ Kinect Adventures! ($149.99, ToysRUs)
2. Sonic Free Riders for Kinect for Xbox 360 ($49.99, GameStop)
2. The Adventures of Ook and Gluk by Dav Pilkey ($8.99, Barnes & Noble)
3. Big Nate Strikes Again by Lincoln Peirce ($9.35, Barnes & Noble)
4. Big Nate From the Top by Lincoln Peirce ($8.99, Barnes & Noble)
5. Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Boxset, volumes 1-6 by Bryan Lee O’Malley ($42.12, Barnes & Noble)
6. The All-New Captain Underpants Extra-Crunchy Book O’ Fun 2 by Dav Pilkey ($4.49, Barnes & Noble)
I don’t know what else to slap on my list. Any suggestions? Comment/email me em!
I also made this song called, “Sammwak the Red-Nosed Blogger.” If you know “Rudolph”, this Christmas carol will be a great addition the next time you go caroling!
In the tune of “Rudolph”:
Sammwak the red-nosed blogger, had a very funny blog.
And if you ever saw it, you’d probably ro-ofl.
But all of Sammwak’s family used to use him as a servant.
And poor Sammwak never got, just one precious candy mint.
But one sunny, bliss-ful day, Sammwak came to say,
“Viewers, with yourselves so bright, can I get 1,000 hits tonight?”
And when he saw the blog stats, Sammy shouted out with glee, “Yippee!”
Mr. Sam Mwakasisi, you’ll go down in history!
Comment/email me if you enjoyed this song. If it did please give me a thumbs-up. If not, a thumbs-down. If you’re in the middle, a thumbs to the side, perhaps? I really want you to have a good Christmas, because I care for you. Yeah, I’ve never admitted it before, but I do. If I didn’t, Sammwak would’ve never been made. I would’ve been slacking back in April! But now since I’ve decided to start this blog, I’ve really had a lot of history. Rants, reviews, et cetera, et cetera. But I do have a blog that really has a shiny appearance. If you ever saw it, you’d say it glowed. It really went down in history.
Please subscribe and like my posts for some BPs! Because Christmas is coming. Heck, even 2011 is coming. It’s a big, big year of big, big events. New movies, new video games, everything. Especially movies. I need as much subscriptions as salvageable, because I haven’t yet managed my subscriptions, and I want to see you on my list…PLZ?
Merry Christmas to all, to all a good Christmas.
Hey guys it’s Sam. Sorry I haven’t been putting up new posts lately, ugh, my computer does not have Internet 😡 So I have to borrow my sister’s MacBook Pro to make this post for you!
As you can see of the title, I’m wishing you all a happy Black Friday here from Sammwak. Even I didn’t know what Black Friday was at first. But Wikipedia had them answers 😀
Turns out Black Friday is the day right after Thanksgiving in which apparently people shop…HARD. The “Black” comes from the period when retailers turn profits, aka “in the black.” :DDDD
Anyways, my sisters (Tumpale and Eneke) already hit Forever 21. Me? What, you think I shop?
But anyways, when this day ends, like, tell me how your Black Friday was! I don’t rly care if u shopped or not. All that matters is that it’s Black Friday. Gots it?
Okay, I gots to go. But happy Black Friday errbody 😀
That’s right everybody. Hey it’s Sam and guess what today is? October 31! And that means it’s HALLOWEEN! Carve your pumpkins, throw on your costumes, and tell some good ghost stories, because that’s what Halloween’s all about. And wikiHow has a good explanation on how to celebrate Halloween: http://www.wikihow.com/Celebrate-Halloween
And also, here are some freaky facts:
Not only is Halloween, celebrated in the U.S. and Canada, but it is also celebrated in the U.K. and Ireland.
A common Halloween culture is trick-or-treating, the process of traveling house to house asking for candy. In case none of you know, the “trick” of trick-or-treating is a mischievous threat on the homeowner of their property, usually idle.
Apple bobbing, in Scotland, is called “dooking”.
Candy corn was created in the 1880s by the Wunderlee Candy Company.
Halloween and its common traditions derive from the Old English era.
HAPPY HALLOWEEN FROM SAMMWAK