WHAT WE WATCHED: August 17-23

While we’re all staying at home, a lot of us are watching things online. With the plethora of videos available, and more being created every day, it’s an enjoyable way to pass the time and bring a little fun into our lives. Some of these may be brand new, some may be older, but here are a few of the videos I enjoyed this week.

The best thing about our current conditions is that lots of people are seeking to find the positive and highlight some of the best things out there. Newscaster Bob Herzog in Cincinnati has started a new Youtube channel dedicated to just that. In the first episode you’ll enjoy things such as a paddleboarding goat, a 2-year-old who is all about basketball, and a young girl selling lemonade to buy toys for her local children’s hospital.

I’m sure a lot of us could use a bit on encouragement nowadays, and Chris Hemsworth is here to help with that. This short video of the Australian actor tells you that you are “absolutely crushing it”, “the world is a better place because you’re in it,” and “on a scale from one to ten, you’re an eleven”. I mean who are you to argue with logic like that?

https://twitter.com/hemsbest/status/1295757561883492354

I love movies set in the past. Add to that a classic mystery, and you definitely have my attention. The trailer for the adaptation of Agatha Christie’s Death on the Nile was released this week, and it looks to be quite to production. A continuation of 2017’s Murder on the Orient Express with Kenneth Branagh starring as detective Hercule Poirot also features big names such as Annette Bening, Gal Gadot, Armie Hammer, Sophie Okonedo, Letitia Wright, Tom Bateman, Rose Leslie, and many more.

If there’s one thing you thought you might never see, it would be an ice cream graveyard. Ice cream giant Ben & Jerry’s, though, has had quite a bit of success celebrating the unusual and absurd. Began in 1997, the company has a literal graveyard for flavors that have been discontinued for one reason or another, even featuring a short and humorous poem. Even though you can’t visit it person right now, it is possible to visit virtually, and you can even vote on flavors you would like to see resurrected!

This last one is a treat for James Bond and music fans alike. This cover of the Skyfall theme song by Adele was performed remotely by the Stretchy Legs Big Band contains over two dozen musical references to other Bond films. It can make quite a hunt for those who love the British spy films, especially when you learn that one theme has been omitted. At the end of the video =, organizer Seb Skelly says the “if the answer is less than 25, I’m afraid you’ve missed a few.” So give this a listen, and happy hunting!

What have you been watching this week?