Last Week Tonight
It’s been two weeks since police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed Michael Brown, an unarmed 18-year-old, in Ferguson, Missouri. Demonstrators are still demanding answers and protesting on the streets. Comedian John Oliver’s searing satirical skit on the issue during his Last Week Tonight show has had nearly 2.8 million views since it was first telecast on August 17 . “This whole story is depressingly familiar,” Oliver said. The comedian criticised officials at every level — from the police chief to the governor, calling them tone-deaf and hostile.“What is absolutely clear is that the police have handled everything since then (the shooting) terribly,” he says.
A Michael Bay Pixar film
The 2009 film Up had audiences both crying and laughing as a grumpy old widower and a excited young ‘Wilderness Explorer’ travelled in a house that floated through the sky using colourful balloons. But if Michael Bay, known for his literally explosive action sequences in movies such as the Transformers series, Armageddon and Bad Boys, had directed this Pixar film, it would have looked different. Very different. Two things are for sure: it would contain a lot more explosions and lots of Linkin Park. A new video by YouTube user MrStratman7 hilariously reimagines the family film rife with explosions, anamorphic lens flares and, of course, more explosions. Released on August 15, the video has been viewed over 9 million times.
Nicki Minaj’s Anaconda
Nicki Minaj‘s new video for her song Anaconda, out at midnight on August 20, has taken social media by storm. Facebook and Twitter users have weighed in from across the world. The song is basically the singer-rapper’s rendition of Sir Mix-A-Lot’s 1992 hit, Baby Got Back, but with a twist.The release, as expected, raised a few eyebrows, as it essentially features Minaj’s famous behind in a range of scenarios — the rainforest, the gym and the kitchen. Aside from an abundance of twerking, Minaj includes a controversial scene with Drake. The clips closing moments also feature shots of Minaj posing provocatively in a steamy spring pool. Though the video has had over 20 million views, no one seems to be sure why.