What do a heart-wrenching episode of an HBO show, a singing 8-year-old in a music video, and sloths have in common? Absolutely nothing, but we are talking about them this week.
Game of Thrones Reactions
Technically, what happened in last week's episode of "Game of Thrones" was public knowledge prior to its air date, since George R. R. Martin released the third book in his series in 2000. But not all of us have read his novels and instead only watch the HBO series... SO THE EPISODE HURT. I won't say anything except: why? And why am I such a masochist? And why does George R. R. Martin hate us so much? Sigh. Thankfully, I'm in good company. Videos of "Game of Thrones" fans reacting to the episode have made their way around the internet. (NSFW language at the source.) The episode has effectively divided the entire fan base into "show watchers" — people like me, who will not speak of such a mortifying experience — and "book readers" — those who knew what was coming and thought it was toootally funny when the rest of us were horrified. TV watchers unite! ...As we cry ourselves to sleep waiting for the season finale this weekend.
Sophia and Rosie Music Video
On a much lighter note, cutie pies Sophia Grace and Rosie, the pink tutu, tiara-wearing girls who have become a staple on "The Ellen DeGeneres" show, have released a music video. It's the over-the-top adorableness that's the perfect palette cleanser from the "Game of Thrones" episode we're still not over. Sophia Grace, who's 8 years old, was originally invited on Ellen's show because of her uncanny ability to rap Nicki Minaj's "Superbass" alongside her dancing sidekick, 5-year-old Rosie. Now she regularly interviews celebrities on the red carpet and is famous in her own right, or at the very least, enough so that she was able to release a music video. Sure, an 8-year-old having a recorded song and accompanying video might seem like a bit much, but it's pretty harmless considering the entire video takes place at a pizza party.
So we've already established the internet is a weird, strange place, and I think that's what influenced the creation of this video. It started innocently enough, as just a funny look at a sloth sloooowly trying to cross a road in Costa Rica. You might have thought it would have spawned a few "Why did the sloth cross the road?" jokes and then ended there. Nope! It morphed into a (hilarious) video re-cut to explain how the sloth probably felt as he crossed the street. And you thought you'd never get a chance to hear "I Believe I Can Fly" again!
What were you talking about this week?