Stunning YouTube Videos (5): August Edition

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Hey everyone! Jake here!

Time does really fly by. I cannot believe it is actually the end of August already. Where did the month go? Anyway it is that time once again where we explore some of the Stunning YouTube Videos that have stood out over the last month.

Right, here is the selection for August.

Video 1: ‘If Google was a Guy’ by CollegeHumor
College Humor has produced many insightful and funny videos over the last few years. One in particular which has stood out is their ‘If Google was a Guy’. It looks at the hypothetical situation of what would happen if all our search engines were delivered to just one individual. How would they react? How would they cope? What would you ask them? There have been three parts to this so far but I advise to start from the beginning. Trust me they are hilarious and very creative. Thank you for this brilliant entertainment.

Copyright © 2014- by CollegeHumor. All rights reserved. 

Video 2: ‘A Beautiful World- Stunning HD Video (Band of Horses – Funeral)’ by WorldVisionHD
A Beautiful World by World Vision HD is an incredible video showing the beauty of our planet. The photography and the video clips of the scenery are simply outstanding. They really allow admiring the magnificent and greatly diverse world we live in. The melody ‘Funeral’ by Band of Horses sets the magical atmosphere of ice, water and earth. Together this produces a video which will stay with you long after you have viewed it. My words do not do it justice.

Copyright © 2013- WorldVisionHD. All rights reserved. 

Video 3: ‘ALS ICE BUCKET CHALLENGE – UNCENSORED & Sexy?’ by Anthony Carbajal
You have probably heard of and viewed the latest craze that has swept the internet. I am talking about the talking about the Ice Bucket Challenge. It is a noble cause hoping to raise awareness and funds for charity, most notable for ALS ‘Amyotrophic Later Sclerosis’. This is often known as Motor Neurone Disease in the United Kingdom. There have been thousands of videos of people taking part, including many celebrities. Only a few have stayed with me.

Anthony Carbajal is one of those. In a word he is an inspiration. He has a running history of ALS in his family, and has recently been diagnosed himself at the age of twenty six. From the deep emotion that runs through the video, you can see how much it means to him that such a cruel condition is getting the awareness it needs. So please do donate as much as you can to the ALS charities out there. It does make a big difference to somebody’s life.

Copyright © 2014- Anthony Carbajal. All rights reserved.


Thanks to everyone who has used their creativity and courage to produce such stunning videos. Also thank you to all who have watched them, either through the writing blog or on another website. It does not take an army to change the world for the better, just one person.

See you next time. Until then, take great care. 

Hidden Treasures

Hidden Treasures

     “Look inside yourself young Isabella.”
These were the wise words delivered by the elderly gentleman as he took his seat beside the               youngster.
“Why?” Isabella asked with fear and wonder.
“You may learn something.”
“Like what?”
“Well Isabella, you won’t know until you start looking will you?”

Copyright © 2014- by Jacob Harper and Rufus Lakin. All rights reserved.

Quiz 2: Films and Movies (1)

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The quiz which the majority of you chose has been completed and now you have the chance to see how good your knowledge of films and movies is.

Remember to post your results, no matter how high or low. Also if you have any suggestions about what other quizzes you would like to see in the future just tell me below. 

Thanks everyone, the best of luck, and have a great day.

Voting System 4: Quiz Subject (The Results)

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The fourth voting poll has now come to its end and the results are now in. So what type of quiz did you want to be uploaded onto the blog this week?
Find out below:

What type of Quiz do you want to be challenged with from Friday 15th August 2014 onward?’
Films and Movies: 8
General Knowledge: 7
News of the 21st Century: 6
Jake Borrett’s Writing Blog: 5
Animation Central: 5
Reading and Writing: 4
Big Dramas: 4
The Good Times: 4

Total Votes: 43

Thanks very much to everyone who voted. Without your support this blog would not be a success, so you deserve the content you would like to read and watch.

The quiz on ‘Films and Movies’ will be published later on today. In the meantime have a great afternoon.

Voting System 4: Quiz Subject

Important: This voting poll has now closed. Thanks to everyone who voted.

Hey everyone! Jake here!

It is that time once again where you get the opportunity to vote on what future content you would like to see on the writing blog. As the first has been a success, this poll is dedicated to what type of quiz you would like to be challenged with next.

The poll officially closes on Friday 15th August 2014 (12:00pm, GMT: +00:00) and the winning quiz will be uploaded later that day. Any votes made after this will not be counted. Just remember you can select as many options as you like before then.  

So what quiz would you like to see next time? Start voting below! Thanks everyone and have a fantastic weekend.

online poll by Opinion Stage

The Beach for the Chosen One

The Beach for the Chosen One

The crowd gathered one warm summer’s day upon the aureate sand.
Some of which decided to cleanse within the shimmering azure sea,
Whilst others played, bathed, ate and drank upon its soft surface.
Prancing and dancing upon the beach, the thousand were merry.

Despite knowing that their time upon this tranquil shore was very short,
Each of them believed that variety made this place bloom and blossom.
None of whom knew who exactly would be selected from this lottery
And then would be asked to twirl and whirl away from this haven.

Suddenly the first order violently trembled across the serene seaside.
As the announcer put it, those who were ‘female’ were told to leave.
They collected their chipped high heels and sandy blankets then left.
With that only five hundred and fifty male guests remained.

With sandcastles built and balls caught, the demand was heard.
As the mature one put it, those who were ‘young’ had to go home.
They found their buckets and spades and sport games then left.
With that only four hundred and eighty grownups continued.

After a short duration the next command was barked from yonder.
As the chief put it, those who were ‘not white’ were requested to vacate.
They grouped together their designer sunglasses and watches then vanished.
With that only three hundred and forty white visitors lingered.

Time passed instantly and the third instruction was given to them.
As the commander put it, those who were ‘religious’ needed to go.
With scriptures read, charms worn and prayers cast they disappeared.
With that only three hundred lambs endured.   

With ice-creams consumed and drinks glugged another came.
Those who were ‘old and feeble, sick and diseased’ were the next to go.
Slowly they packed away their vital chairs, aids and medication.
With that only two hundred and fifty healthy patients persisted.

With the sun sweltering and sweat dripping there was a further imperative.
Those who were ‘not straight’ were summoned to depart from the area.
They collated their swimsuits, hairsprays and cravats then they were gone.
With that only two hundred conventional lovers stayed.  

With books read and games played the screeching sound came again.
As the voice declared those who were ‘working class’ must go home.
They gathered their scraps and empty wallets together then fled.
With that only sixty aristocrats sat proudly.

After debating whether they could ease, a final decree was bellowed.
As the genius argued, those who ‘do not have a 140+ IQ’ needed to exit.
Shamefully hiding their ‘what you should know’ guides they trailed away.  
With that only one person was left.

After this, the powerful influence said one word, ‘continue’, then was quiet.
The chosen one, whilst was seen as superior and now ruled the beach,
Was cold as the sun faded away and hungry as snacks could not be sold.
Mainly he was angry as the once gloriously diverse beach was now lost.