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What would you do if this was headed towards you via a 150+ mph wind? SyFy made it the best B-movie this century. (Source: SyFy/Twitter) What would you do if this was headed towards you via a 150+ mph wind? SyFy made it the best B-movie this century. (Source: SyFy/Twitter)
Roddy White is one of many athletes who open mouth, insert foot online. (Source: Atlanta Falcons/MGN Online) Roddy White is one of many athletes who open mouth, insert foot online. (Source: Atlanta Falcons/MGN Online)
Head bangers and flannel wearing alt-rockers rejoice: Pearl Jam has new jams. (Source: OfficialPearlJam/YouTube) Head bangers and flannel wearing alt-rockers rejoice: Pearl Jam has new jams. (Source: OfficialPearlJam/YouTube)

(RNN) – Sharknado is the B-movie of the 21st century.

Its synopsis: When a freak hurricane swamps Los Angeles, nature's deadliest killer rules sea, land and air as thousands of sharks terrorize the waterlogged populace.

Sounds scary and made for basic cable.

The movie pulled actors like Tara Reid out of bad breast implant obscurity, it drew a whirlwind fanfare on Twitter last week, and SyFy quickly announced that a sequel could be a "possibility."

SyFy may have made bad movie lovers' year Wednesday when they announced that viewers who tweet their best original titles for the sequel will be picked as the name of the second round of vicious, man-eating storms.

"Sharknado 2 is coming – and you can name it! Tweet titles to @SyfyMovies using #Sharknado. SyFy will select the best and use it!" they boast on their website.

Some of the gems that fans have tweeted Wednesday include Sharknado 2: Fins of Fury, Sharknado 2: Panic On The Atlantic, Sharknado 2: Sharkfall, Sharknado: Sharks of Liberty, and YWIPC's personal favorite – Sharknado 2: The Wrath of Sharka Khan.

YWIPC would like to throw in a few suggestions: Sharknado 2: Sharks on a Plane, Sharknado 2: Sharkapolypse Now, Sharknado 2: Beasts of the South Pacific, Sharknado 2: Sharks of Madison County.

For those who missed it the first time, SyFy will re-air Sharknado 7 p.m. EST Thursday. Sharknado 2 will be released in 2014.

Twitter trolling: It's supposed to be that kids say the darndest things

Now it's athletes who say the stupidest things on Twitter, the latest platform where idiots come to built digital soapboxes and voice their immediate opinions all over social media.

The Zimmerman verdict proved to be the breaking point for many athletes, primarily Atlanta Falcons star wide receiver Roddy White. White, in his ninth year in the NFL out of the University of Alabama-Birmingham, voiced a harsh opinion for the jurors of the Zimmerman trial late Saturday.

After subsequent backlash, White deleted the tweet and followed it with a pouty rebuttal.

White finally gave in Sunday, saying in an apologetic tweet, "I understand my tweet last nite was extreme. I never meant for the people to do that. I was shocked and upset about the verdict. I am sorry."

People on social media don't seem to get it, and this goes for non-celebrities, too: people are going to react to the things you say. Prepare for it. Own your words - they are powerful. To NFLers: know the supreme ruler of the NFL NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is going to ground you cares about how his players reflect the league.

White wasn't the only one – other athletes like New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz, Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Torrey Smith and Miami Heat star Dwyane Wade all reacted to the not guilty verdict online in varying forms of shock and disbelief.

At least they didn't wear "Free Hernandez" hats in the club. Or openly admit to being abducted by aliens and expect people to believe you.

Adam Levine is officially off the market

Bad news, ladies - Adam Levine is engaged. All of those hot, pop song-singing tattoos are engaged to a hot model. Figures, right? Add him to the list with Channing Tatum, there is no use in fantasizing about him anymore. Here is YWIPC's single Hollywood guy you can replace him with.

Chris Pine – the news James. T. Kirk is single, ladies. I mean, come on - he's so good looking, it should almost be a crime. And who knows? Henry Cavill may or may not be single again. If single, girls around the world will continue begin to drool over the Man of Steel.

If it's an older guy you fancy, perpetual bachelor George Clooney just dumped former WWE wrestler and arm candy Stacy Keibler.

Friend to YWIPC Morgan Johnson put it best, saying "No need to go out tonight, fellas. All the single ladies will be in bed mourning Adam Levine's engagement. My suggestion- bring her some Ben & Jerry's and be a shoulder to cry on. Eventually she'll come to her senses and remember polygamy is still an option. Good luck!"

We agree, Morgan. We agree.

Movies: The summer of sequels dominates the box office

Pacific Rim may prove to be a bomb – it cost $190 million to make and has only made $98 million worldwide in its opening weekend. Adding insult to injury, it debuted at the third spot in the U.S. Animated films are dominating this summer – Despicable Me 2 was No. 1 for a second straight week, along with Grown Ups 2 making a fair showing debuting at No. 2.

Here is the top five, according to Box Office Mojo (listed next to last week's ranking and weekend gross):

1. Despicable Me 2 (1) - $43,892,895

2. Grown Ups 2 (NR) - $41,508,572

3. Pacific Rim (NR) - $37,285,325

4. The Heat (3) - $14,002,080

5. The Lone Ranger (2) - $11,506,100

Here is what's coming up this weekend:

July 19

Red 2 - In another sequel of a 2010 summer film, a former highly-trained assassin (Bruce Willis) is pulled from his retirement life to find a nuclear warhead in the wrong hands. Also stars Mary-Louise Parker, Morgan Freeman, Helen "I hope I look that good when I am her age" Mirren, Anthony Hopkins, John Malcovich and Catherine Zeta-Jones.

Turbo - An average garden snail (voiced by Ryan Reynolds) is literally taken from zero-to-60 and lives his dream of racing against automobiles in the Indianapolis 500. Other stars voicing critters are Paul Giamatti, Luis Guzman, Ken Jeong, Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg (Lion). A total kids movie that parents will enjoy because you get to see Samuel L. Jackson and Snoop Dogg (Lion) as snails.

R.I.P.D. - Ryan Reynolds, who plays a cop killed in the line of duty, is taken to the police precinct in the sky, joining an angel squad of cops who chase demons making their way back to Earth. The movie also stars Jeff Bridges, Mary-Louise Parker and is based on the Dark Horse series of comic books of the same name.

Only God ForgivesCOOL INDIE FLICK ALERT – This film finds Ryan Gosling on the run for 10 years as a ringleader of an underground criminal ring in Bangkok. When his brother is killed after being an accused murderer himself, his organized crime boss mother (Kristin Scott Thomas) orders him to avenge his brother's death.

Music: Pearl Jam is 'Alive' and back

Oh, Pearl Jam. We're glad you're back. Since you're back, can you bring Yo! MTV Raps, Daria, Lisa Frank stationary and The Fugees back with you, and our version of the '90s will be complete.

Our friends who write an awesome music column go into greater detail, but here is their first track, Mind Your Manners, from their upcoming album, Lightning Bolt.

Jam of the week: Ciara, Body Party – This must be the summer of music samples. This first track from Ciara's July 9 self-entitled album features a sample of the 1996 summer jam My Boo by the group Ghost Town DJs. Throwback!

YWIPC also feels the Ciara and rapper Future are the cutest couple in hip-hop, as seen in the video.

'90s Jam of the Week

Since Pearl Jam is back, we will give the top spot to them this week.

1. Pearl Jam, Alive (1991)

2. Ghost Town DJs, My Boo (1996)

3. The Fugees, Fu-gee-la (1996)

4. Red Hot Chili Peppers, Suck My Kiss (1992)

5. Spice Girls, Wannabe (1996)

6. Faith Hill, This Kiss (1998)

A little something from YouTube – know your fruits and veggies

A reminder for you YWIPC readers: always make sure you can tell extremely hot peppers from other fruits.

Especially when the camera is running as you try to provide an informational video.

The video came out in June 2012 and has more than 11 million views, but user Glozell1 confuses a habanero pepper as a "cute" cherry.

YWIPC assumes she did not know that habanero peppers have a Scoville Scale rating of 100,000 - 350,000 Scoville units.

Her reaction is priceless.

Honorable mention

Comic-con is this weekend!!

Internet struck by ‘Sharknado'

Baron Davis: ‘I was actually abducted by aliens, like, two weeks ago' (Audio)

(Dis)honorable mention

Put some clothes on, Miley!

Maurkice Pouncey apologizes for hat

NTSB intern confirms wrong names of Asiana pilots

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  • Do you think athletes and celebrities should be allowed to post their opinions on social media?

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    No - they should only exist to entertain me, not voice their opinion.
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  • Which sequel have you seen (or you will see) in theaters this summer?

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    Despicable Me 2
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