31 December 2007

The Hits & Misses of 2007

2007; wow, what a year it was. Here i've put together the good, the bad, and the ugly of everything we went through this year, enjoy!

Most watched Youtube video of 2007:

When Miss South Carolina was asked a very simple: "Why are one-fifth of Americans not able to locate the United States on a map?" her answer came out so appaulingly bad that she was the the butt of jokes for days and days, and helped this video to rocket up the YouTube charts for 2007.

The Quotes of 2007:

The Good: (After driving a car off the roof into a helicopter)
Matt Farrell: "You just killed a helicopter with a car!"
John McClane: "I was out of bullets"
- Die Hard 4.0

The Bad: "Dumbledore is gay" J.K. ROWLING, responding to a Harry Potter fan's question about whether the Hogwarts headmaster ever finds true love

The Ugly: "In Iran, we don't have homosexuals, like in your country." MAHMOUD AHMADINEJAD, president of Iran

Most Hyped Product of 2007:

If you haven't figured this one out, you've probably been living in a hole. People have been talking about this for the past 2 years; yes, its the Apple iPhone. This gadget, however, is totally amazing for the first two hours, and then starts getting annoying with a not-so-great camera, limited ability to transfer files and messages, the obvious network locks, and so on. Can't beat the touch screen for browsing the internet though.

Biggest Letdown of 2007:

When Apple released the iPod Touch, offering every single feature the iPhone offers (minus phone and crappy camera) with a better screen and twice the memory at half the price, severly bumming out every single person who shelled out their hard-earned cash for an iPhone.

Fastest Spreading Epidemic:

Nope, it wasn't the Bird Flu. It seems everyone on the planet got the Facebook fever, and you can pretty much find anyone you were ever in touch with during your life on there.

Top Gadget of 2007:

Nope, it's not the iPhone, it's actually the Nokia N95 8GB. Same memory, more functions, better camera, no bloody network-locks (and therefore can be used with any operator), WiFi, video, GPS and Navigation and much, much more.

Astonishing Celebrity News:

- Paris Hilton going to jail and then released after spending just three days; but after a media uproar, a judge quickly ordered her back into the slammer, which prompted Hilton to cry in court, "It's not right! Mom!"

- After an appaulting twirl down to the lowest point of her career (including a shaved head incident) Britney Spears made the worst possible comeback at the MTV Video Music Awards; bad performance, bad outfit, bad lip-sync, bad dancing, and every entertainment magazine was on her for weeks!

Biggest Breakups of 2007:

The Good: Justin Timberlake and Cameron Diaz; after a nearly four-year relationship, the couple finally called it quits and broke up with very little drama

The Bad: Kate Hudson and Owen Wilson; After dating quietly for several months, the couple broke up in May. Hudson quickly moved on, but Wilson on the other hand, was hospitalized in an apparent suicide attempt.

The Ugly: Britney and Lynne Spears; Along with her hair and her dignity, Britney said bye bye to mommy this year.

Biggest News of 2007:

- The Mortgage Crisis: the bubble finally burst, causing billions of dollars worth of defaults on home loans, bringing many of the biggest mortgage lenders in the US to file for bankruptcy, and affecting the world-wide supply of US Dollars.

- The Saffron Protests: The largest protests in Burma, also known as Myanmar, happened in August as thousands of monks took to the streets to protest against the government. After days of peaceful protesting, the government clamped down violently.

- Pakistan: Dominating much of the news in 2007, Pakistan has seen Musharraf pushed to remove his military uniform, an imposition of emergency rule, the return of exiled Nawaz Sharif and Benazir Bhutto, and numerous suicide attempts on the later, which finally succeeded in killing her.

- Israel/Palestine: Amid mounting tension between the Fatah and Hamas who movements, the Hamas militias seized control of Gaza from security forces loyal to Abbas, and now the Palestinian territories are split between a Fatah-run West Bank and a Hamas-run Gaza. The Annapolis Peace Conference in November was the first formal peace summit between Palestine and Israel in seven years, and was attended by most of the important Arab countries such as Saudi Arabia and Syria.

Top Music Singles of the Year:

by Amy Winehouse

by Rihanna

Hey There Delilah
by Plain White T's

Top Games/Toys:

FlyTech Dragonfly: An electronic dragonfly that soars, hovers and glides. The kids will love it, if you can actually bear to give it to them for a while.

Halo 3: Hyped like no other video-game, Halo 3 delivers; The perfect hardcore first-person combat simulator. The game has been refined to give the perfect gaming harmony, with an epic story line and an amazing soundrack.

Top Website of the Year:

www.ammaro.com (ha, ha, ha...)

That's all for this year! See you in 2008 everyone, and HAPPY NEW YEAR TO YOU ALL! :D

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Shale bin Agnon said...

Why do the Miss Teen competitors all look nearly thirty? Hmmm.

Entertaining. Feel free to add a bit about Chavez... He was fun too.

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Woozie said...

Miss Teen South Carolina was #1 for a reason. It's still hilarious today.

Call of Duty 4 and Bioshock are both infinitely better than Halo 3. I like all three, but CoD and Bioshock just slaughter Halo in terms of sheer awesomeness.

Oreo Madness said...

Every year keeps getting worse and worse!

The 90's were the BEST!!!!!

'Grey' said...

Happy New Year Ammar , God Bless you and keep you safe ,

taqo said...

...they tried make me go to rehab, but I said no, no, no...


Britney's mommy is a bad, bad woman.

Happy New Years! ;D

KJ said...

hahaha, nice compilation man!

I'm on Mass Effect - stunning game. Dunno if I should pick up Halo, I didn't play the previous two games

icon said...

happy new year to you ..
peacfull life too

Zhu said...

Good summary of 2007... may this post be history! ;)

SomeGuyFromPlanet said...

Top Website of the Year:
www.ammaro.com (ha, ha, ha...)

I agree. Happy new year :D

Seroo said...

Wishing you a prosperous 2008.

I'm back in London. That trip to Bahrain was quick.

Shoush said...

Interesting summary of the year. Thanks for that! Happy new year! :)

Anonymous said...

spot on !

N. said...

"and numerous suicide attempts"

shouldn't that be assassination attempts?

Thanks for that!

Anonymous said...

I like the N95 over the iphone, but iphone is a lot slimmer than N95!

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