The world is a little dimmer today. The bright soul that was Zach Sobiech passed away yesterday, May 20th. He turned 18 on May 3rd. Zach, who was diagnosed with osteosarcoma when he was in 8th grade, is 2 days older than my oldest son.
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Yesterday we had reason to celebrate. Son #1 got a big envelope from the college of his choice. He was accepted, and received a sizeable scholarship.
Me: “What should we do to celebrate?!?!”
Kids: “Go out to dinner!!”
Me: “No! We’re poor – we have to save for tuition!!”
My 10 year old daughter: “Let’s make a cake – just like Nerdy Nummies!”
My 10 year old daughter: “YouTube, Mom, come on…” *commence rolling of the eyes*
Unbeknownst to me, my girl has been watching hours of Nerdy Nummies on YouTube. And, she put it to good use – she made a chocolate cake, frosted it, put frosting in a plastic baggie and decorated it all fancy – all by herself.
My kids told me about this video when I asked what they would like for their morning wake-up song. I said, “But, it only has 2 million views!”. They said, “Yeah, Mom, it’s new – like, it’s been up for like, 2 days.”
Oooooohhhh, sexy piggies…
What’s Hot: Revenge – Creepers Tryin’ to Steal All Our Stuff (Minecraft parody of DJ Got Us Fallin’ in Love)
P.S. I use all the Minecraft parodies and songs to wake up my kids in the morning. They make a great get-up-and-go alarm clock! I play them on my Droid, and just leave the phone in their room until they all get out of bed. #evilmom #mwahaha
One of the great things about Minecraft is the way it spawns creativity, mashups and parodies. We all have that creative streak inside of us, and Minecraft encourages us to imagine, create, build, program, play, draw, write, and in some cases, sing.
Form This Way is an amazing parody of Lady Gaga’s hit Born This Way. The YouTube video above was created by fans of Minecraft: ”the Yogscast organised and paid for a remixed version of Martyn’s original song to be made without copyrighted karaoke background music”.
Be sure to check out the comments on YouTube – they’re hilarious:
God: I created the earth.
Notch:I created minecraft.
God: So what?
Notch: Mine’s bigger.
P.S. This is a great song to wake up to in the morning. Gets the kids out of bed and moooving.
Half Pop Tart, half kitty, it’s Pop Tart Cat! My kids are hysterically in love with this Internet phenomenom. They watch, and just laugh and laugh and laugh. Kids. It’s cute, and a bit addicting. It’s funny, and a bit irritating. There’s also an extended version here for 15 full minutes of Pop Tart Cat fun, and a new smooth jazz cover extended version here. And if you still can’t get enough, there’s a 10 hour version here.
Just go with it. You know you want to.
Yesterday I read in the news about My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic, a new show that was becoming an internet meme and gaining a following of grown men – also known as “bronies” – even though the show’s target audience is 7 year old girls.
Honestly, my daughter is 8, and she packed up all her My Little Ponies last year, put them in a bag and gave them to me, saying “Here, I am SO done with these”.
I was actually doing some research, getting ready to list them on eBay, when I realized MLP was a hot item and selling for good money. I wondered what was up – why was MLP so hot now?
Yesterday my kids and their friends set off a massive TNT explosion in Minecraft that caused all 8 computers in our house to lag, and 2 of them to reboot. You never heard such hysterical shrieking and gut-busting laughter. Who doesn’t love blowing things up?
Today on the commute in to school, the kids showed me this Minecraft video – called “TNT”, a parody of Taio Cruz’s popular Dynamite song. It’s Sweet.
You see, my new Toyota Sienna has a spot on the dashboard where there’s an indent for the back-up camera LCD – so when I’m in reverse I can see what’s behind me. Turns out my Android smartphone fits perfectly in that spot, and we launch videos on YouTube, set the phone on the dash, and watch videos to wake us up in the morning while driving to school. Gotta love technology.
Another Minecraft song they like is Minecraft Everyday.
Here’s the Minecraft creeper tee shirt we just bought from Jinx. It’s so soft…
You can check out Notch’s YouTube channel here.
Here’s a couple more fun wake-up-in-the-morning songs for ya:
This video was brought to you by my 6th grader’s Social Studies teacher, Mrs. S., who seriously thinks kids need to take a break and have mini-dance-parties during the school day; a get-the-energy-out break, then back to focus on learning. My kids think she is Best. Teacher. Ever.