With a throaty "UGGGHH," we greet the birth of another week filled with things like responsibilities, adult stuff, and the like. Rather boring stuff, good sir.
So allow us to distract you from that Excel file you're working on right now, with our roll-call of the best bits we clicked on during the weekend. This is FHM's Best Of The Weekend!
1) TOP GEAR'S VIRAL VIDEO STAR OF THE WEEKEND: RR Enriquez and Jeck Maeirhofer's "Horn Prank"
A few weeks ago, we were introduced to Mr. Beast Mode. This weekend, Top Gear Philippines' biggest viral hit starred two girls, former FHM cover girl RR Enriquez and PBA WAG Jeck Maeirhofer...who decided it was a good idea to wake people up in a public vehicle:
The response from the public was swift: stop terrorizing innocent commuters with nasty pranks. If you'd like to see more real comments, Top Gear has collected a bunch of them here.
Every weekend we receive a handful of bits and kibbles regarding the Mayweather-Pacquiao fight. This weekend, it came in the form of a video of the mythical Pacquiao-Mayweather hotel meeting from a few weeks back. The clip was posted yesterday on Floyd Mayweather Jr.'s Instagram account.
The caption for the brief video once again treads "Oh yes, it's happening" territory.
3) COOLEST CLIP WE SAW ALL WEEKEND: The Simpsons opening recreated in pixels
4) THERE'S MONEY IN DOTA: Filipino DOTA players defeat the Russians, secure P5 million in DOTA Tournament
While most of us pay Internet cafes to play DOTA, there are a gifted few that get paid just for playing the darned game so well.
Image via Inquirer
As Inquirer.net reports, the Filipino gaming team, "Rave Dota," did just that last February 6 at the DOTA Asian Championship held in Shanghai, China. The team, led by Michael "nb" Ross defeated a game Russian team to knock them out of the tourney and grab an 8th place finish.
The finish translated to a P5 million payday. Hell yes. Darn it! If only our moms hadn't forced us to stay in school and not play Counter Strike all day long, a decade ago.
5) NO UNAUTHORIZED LEAKS THIS TIME: Jennifer Lawrence poses nude
The last time some of you saw the Hunger Games star naked, the primary cause was a leak.
It caused great consternation in the actress and caused her to kind of take a step back from the public eye. Until three days ago, that is.
U.S. magazine Vanity Fair, published on Friday, February 6, a photo of the Hollywood stunner wearing nothing but a live snake. The photo, published on Instagram, will be appearing in the March issue of the said magazine.
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6) INVOKING THE RIGHT AGAINST SELF-INCRIMINATION YET AGAIN: Napoles' Kalokalike appears!
Man, where do all these look-alikes come from? We've seen Rene Requiestas reincarnated, and a version of Kathryn Bernardo. On Saturday, a 32-year-old college girl by the name of Marilyn Maranan came out of hiding and went to the show floor as Pork Barrel Queen, Janet Napoles.
See her here:
7) BASKETBALL SUPERSTARS HAVE A HEART, TOO: Michael Jordan's touching words on the passing of his college coach, Dean Smith.
In 1980, the basketball coach at the University of North Carolina, Dean Smith, wrote this letter to one of the players he was recruiting:
As many of you sports historians know, Michael Jordan accepted the proposal and went to NC from 1981 to 1984. On February 8 (Philippine time), the 83-year-old Smith passed away. To this, Jordan released this touching statement:
“Other than my parents, no one had a bigger influence on my life than Coach Smith. He was more than a coach—he was my mentor, my teacher, my second father. Coach was always there for me whenever I needed him and I love him for it. In teaching me the game of basketball, he taught me about life. My heart goes out to Linnea and their kids. We’ve lost a great man who had an incredible impact on players, his staff and the entire UNC family.”
8) THE SHOT YOU TALKED THE MOST ABOUT THIS WEEKEND: Anthony Davis hits buzzer-beating three-pointer
While Jordan showed some heart, another basketball guy was completely heartless this weekend. His name is superstar-in-the-making Anthony Davis, who went for 41 points and 10 rebounds, including the game-winning, buzzer-beating double pump three below.
Even better: He hit it in the face of reigning MVP Kevin Durant.
Video via NBA
9) GEEK OUT TIME: Live Action Legend Of Zelda in the pipeline!
Online streaming network NetFlix is reportedly partnering with Nintendo to produce a live action Legend Of Zelda series.
According to a report on Rollingstone.com, an adaptation of the critically acclaimed fantasy RPG is being developed allegedly to be sort of like a Game Of Thrones-lite. The two properties share similar fantasy elements, except Zelda can be geared more towards a younger crowd that can't yet take executions-by-decapitations and White Walkers.