Spurious Awards Of The Week

PIROUETTE OF THE WEEK

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The USA should have entered Teen Wolf’ s Derek for the Olympic gymnastics if this graceful tumble is anything to go by; his pirouette is so fast, the camera couldn’t even catch it. (The officials don’t do blood tests for lycanthropy do they?)

CAREER CHANGE OF THE WEEK

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The body-hugging blue lycra. The visor. The aerodynamic head gear. The white gloves. The thighs bigger than the waist. We reckon Frozone has changed nationality and joined the French Men’s Cycling Sprint team at the Olympics. That’s the real reason Philip Hindes fell off his bike. Nothing to do with loophole-friendly cheating; he slipped on some ice.

UNLUCKIEST WINNER OF THE WEEK

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Why Cybermen should avoid being too competitive at the Olympics, drawn and tweeted to us by @NobbyNobody.

MOST SURPRISING GEEK OF THE WEEK

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Mexican gymnastics Olympian Elsa Garcia Rodriguez Blancas performed her qualifying routine for the Olympic gymnastics floor exercise to a medley of Zelda songs. Not that it impressed the judges. Sadly she came 35th.

GUEST STAR OF THE WEEK

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We were surprised to see Little Shop Of Horrors ’ Audrey 2 turn up in this week’s Warehouse 13 , especially as the beasties were supposed to spring from the imagination of HP Lovecraft, not Jim Henson. The mean green mother from outer space clearly has ambitions.

MASH-UP OF THE WEEK

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Skyfall trailer meets Dark Knight Rises trailer. Genius, especially whenever Silva (Javier Bardem) speaks in Bane’s voice.

PUN OF THE WEEK

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It’s Han Solo in… wait for it… guitarbonite! [via Travis Stevens Nerd Crafts ]

The New Spitting Image Of The Week

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Community performed by… paper bags. A whole series, please. (Wonder if Dan Harmon was secretly behind it?)

BEFORE THEY WERE FAMOUS PHOTOS OF THE WEEK

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Well, we’ve had Muppet Babies , so why not Star Wars Babies ? (Actually, don’t say that too loudly anywhere near George Lucas.) They’re available to buy via Etsy (opens in new tab) .

More Spurious Awards on the next page…

QUALITY COMMEMORATIVE ITEM OF THE WEEK

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Well it’s less tasteless than those Danbury Mint plates…

THE OBLIGATORY PORTAL AWARD OF THE WEEK

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COMPARE AND CONTRAST OF THE WEEK

One video documentary. Two choices of commentary. It’s William Shatner versus Wil Wheaton in the NASA Curiosity Smackdown… Play them simultaneously and pretend they’re having an argument.

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SKULL OF THE WEEK

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Well, that’s your gran’s Christmas present sorted. A Warhammer Servo Skull sculpture was created by Deviant Artist Spooky777. [via neatorama ]

SELF-DEFEATING COVER VERSION OF THE WEEK

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This is clever. It’s kinda funny. It looks pretty expensive. But it’s still A BLOODY JUSTIN BIEBER SONG, and it sets your teeth on edge. C-3PO in a Bieber wig is amusing, though. Probably best to watch, not listen.

CELLPHONE RINGTONE OF THE WEEK

Right, this one’s a bit long, and only sporadically funny, but we’ve included it purely for the bit when Batman’s cellphone goes off.

FASHION ITEM OF THE WEEK

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Batman motorbike leathers. Go on, admit it – you want them even if you don’t own a motorbike. Expect them to turn up in a zillion YouTube videos soon… [via GeeksAreSexy ]

SUPERHERO SQUIRRELS OF THE WEEK

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[via csbsk.com ]

MEMOS OF THE WEEK

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These are going up daily on Memos From Fury . Well worth checking out.

IMPRESSIVE MECCANO PROJECT OF THE DAY

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Mike Senna, your two years of work were well worth it. We salute you. So, Eve next? We’re pretty sure you’re up to inventing anti-gravity hover motors.

Dave Golder
Freelance Writer

Dave is a TV and film journalist who specializes in the science fiction and fantasy genres. He's written books about film posters and post-apocalypses, alongside writing for SFX Magazine for many years.