OH MY NOSTALGIA. Remember owning an N64 console?
At that point, there were only two Pokémon titles available: Pokémon Stadium, and Pokémon Snap. Yes, I know these weren’t the best of the Pokemon games in it’s series, but hey, we were willing to work with what we got. Anyways, YouTube channel Gritty Reboots, takes all the things we know and love, and turns them into movie trailers. This time, they decided to make Pokémon Snap actually epic in this re-imagining.
You might be wondering – how do you even make a trailer about the worst Pokémon game? Well, they did it, and it’s actually really awesome! The animation of the Pokemon, the effects, and an actual plot line seriously makes me want to start a Kickstarter project to get this movie made in real life. Seriously. Take my money. Make it happen.
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We’ve all grown up watching this cuddly bunch. Sesame Street has taught us how to spell, how to share and how to be a good friend. But now the gang is teaching us what a billion looks like. After reaching 1 billion views on YouTube, SesameStreet released this video of The Count singing the catchy tune, ”You”s in YouTube.”
Last month, Sesame Street put out a call to get fans to help them reach one billion views on their channel. Fans worldwide came to the rescue and helped them hit their target!
According to USA Today, this is the first non-profit organization and children’s media company to reach this milestone. Since launching their YouTube channel more than four years ago, they average almost a million hits a day. Amazing!
Seriously, how did this woman not get fired? AND what do these kids tell their parents what they did that day?
We all had them or pined for them… and I’m sure some of us STILL play with them secretly. Below is a list of the top 10 toys from the 90s that ever existed. AKA If you didn’t have these toys growing up, your childhood probably sucked.
Nano’s, Giga Pets, digital aliens/babies/pets
When I was a kid, my mom called ALL the toy stores to reserve a Nano Puppy when they got a new shipment. They were only around $15, and everyone wanted one. And once you had one, you had to have more. The pets had to be fed, put to bed, and you even got to clean up their barf and poop! It sounds really boring, but they were highly addictive. Admit it, you tried to see how many poops and barfs you could ignore until your pet died. We ll did it. When Furbys came along later, it was like “ah sh*t!!”
Pogs were so simple, Just little pieces of cardboard or metal with colors and images on them. Yet, we loved them and battled with our friends to collect more. It’s such a pointless game, I don’t even know why I liked them so much. I can’t recall the official rules of Pogs, but I remember every person flipped over cardboard pogs with a metal “slammer.”
Yak Bak’s or Talkboys, as seen in the movie Home Alone, were essentially the same thing. They’re sick little devices, used to record sound with a built-in microphone. They were so popular, they even sold yak bak pens. I cleverly hid mine in my sleeve to record people saying things they shouldn’t. If you had one of these, you definitely spent hours recording yourself or others saying swear words.
Game Boys really go without saying, but I’m going to mention it anyway. The first one that came out weighed about 10 lbs, and looked like a bad MS-DOS operating system. They were all black and white, or should I say black and grey, with weird distorted graphics that were incredibly awesome. I’m not going to lie, I still use my non-color screen Game Boy whenever I’m on a plane or train and need to pass the time. Even though they don’t say it, I know everyone around me is jealous.
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I don’t recall ever playing with Lego as a child, but if I did, I can only imagine that it involved shoving the pieces up my nose. Talapz just put my childhood to shame. In his latest video, Talapz takes Lego creation to a whole new level — the pop up kind. At first, he presents us with a mysterious black and white box looking thing. Then with one swift move he reveals that the box is actually a square rainbow. Then he opens the box up and minds are blown when he reveals that in side the box is a legitimate house. How on earth he managed to pull this off, I’ll never know.
I have many questions for Talapz, but my main concern is how much time that must have gone into his lovely creation. And even more important, how does he plan to preserve his creation? With one quick smack, this whole piece could become Lego carnage.
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Thomas the Tank Engine is putting the HOOD in childhood. Looks like the famous locomotive got a whole lot gangster in this remix, mashing up Biggie Small’s “Machine Gun Funk.” It’s hilarious because who would ever think to mix the two together? This has got to be the best childhood win ever!
But at the end of it all, she still keeps her chin up.
Taking on one of two W Magazine covers this month, the 30-year-old songstress opened up about a series of unfortunate events she has suffered over the last year, the childhood pain she still carries and how she keeps stays strong through it all.
Not surprisingly, the singer copes through music.
“I felt caged by my childhood. And unsafe: Bad things happened in my home; there was violence,” she confessed to the magazine.
“‘The Sound of Music’ looked like a form of release. I would open my bedroom window to sing out like Maria. In my own way, I’d be in those hills.”
One of the things she also opened up about, was her film debut Burlesque, which didn’t do well in the box office.
While sad that it failed, she has no regrets about the role.
“During production, I was going through a lot of self-discovery. As a quote-unquote pop star, you have your entourage with you at all times. When you enter and leave a place, backstage, even at home—you always have your team. On the movie set, I didn’t have anyone around me. And it felt good. When I first met my husband, I needed that helping hand to take the reins and look after me. After the movie, I grew out of being that little girl: I became more of an adult.”
But now that she is one of four judges on “The Voice”, Aguilera seems to be experiencing success again.
Having just released a new song with fellow “The Voice” judge Cee Lo Green titled “Nasty”, the singer has also launched her new perfume, Royal Desire, on Wednesday.
Aguilera seems to be back on track to happiness. Hopefully, better things will come her way in the near future.
A flashy, sexually-charged pop star in her public persona, Katy Perry’s serious side comes out when interviews turn to her religious upbringing.
Raised by Christian missionary parents, Perry lived within an evangelical world that she now realizes was close-minded and limited.
“I didn’t have a childhood,” Perry said during an interview with Vanity Fair magazine.
“”I was always scared I was going to get bombed when I was there… I didn’t know it was more than that, that it was for women and their needs. I didn’t have insurance, so I went there and I learned about birth control.”
Perry also told the magazine that she wasn’t allowed to use words such as “Devil Dog” or “Dirt Devil”, and that her family was “very non-accepting.”
Now married to comedian Russell Brand, Perry is now a practicing Buddhist and doesn’t shy away from flaunting her sex appeal.
Meanwhile, Perry’s mother is now shopping a book about raising the star in which she says that she thinks her daughter could become a great televangelist.
“I recognized the psalmist gift in her performance. Yet she sang out, ‘I kissed a girl, and I liked it,’ while thousands joined her. One part of my heart soared… the other part broke for the thousands of hungry souls being fed something that didn’t nourish their spirit, but fed their flesh,” she said.
Well, at least her mother has become more accepting of Perry’s lifestyle!
In an interview with CNN, Berry opens up about her past in the hope that it will bring the issue of domestic violence into the spotlight. Berry spent the beginning of her life watching her father physically and mentally abuse her mother before blossoming into the on-screen siren we know today.
“I’ve spent my adult life dealing with the sense of low self-esteem that sort of implanted in me. Somehow I felt not worthy,” Berry, now a mother herself, explains. “Before I’m ‘Halle Berry,’ I’m little Halle…a little girl growing in this environment that damaged me…I’ve spent my adult life trying to really heal from that.”
Berry dedicates an enormous amount of her time to the Jenesse Center, a shelter in Los Angeles that takes in abused women. She also renovates low-cost apartments to provide a new home to victims and their children as they get back on their feet.
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“Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull” star Shia LaBeouf has opened up about his traumatic childhood.
The 21-year-old actor grew up in a part of Los Angeles full of gang crime and even witnessed violence first-hand during the race riots in 1992.
“I saw people get stabbed across the street in the park on a daily basis,” said LaBeouf, who also admits his father was a drug dealer and addict.
“I didn’t get a lot of time with my father. I didn’t really know him until I started working on my Disney show ‘Even Stevens’, and that was because I was paying him to be my parent on set.”
The two have never had a close father-son relationship.