Geek Alabama Rewind: Week of 8-10-13

Geek Alabama Rewind

Here is the latest weekly recap for Geek Alabama!  Some of the most popular posts from last week included the YouTube Geek Week POW! effect, my top 5 YouTube Geek Week videos, coverage of the 2013 Woodstock 5K, coverage of the 2013 UCP Telethon, a review of The Shed on Food Network, and a review of System Mechanic.

The YouTube Geek Week POW! Effect


This post has been viewed by many of you!  YouTube Geek Week introduced a POW! button on some videos that is comic book magic!

Good News Fridays: My Top 5 YouTube Geek Week Videos

Geek Alabama Good News Fridays

I watched many YouTube Geek Week videos.  In this Good News Fridays post, I highlighted my top 5!

Woodstock 5K In Anniston 2013


Over 1,000 runners ran in the 33rd annual Woodstock 5K in Anniston.  Enjoy the video and photos in this post!

UCP Telethon In Anniston 2013


Another major event in Anniston last weekend was the 2013 UCP Telethon.  So far, over $250,000 has been raised!

TV Review: The Shed on Food Network

Geek Alabama TV Reviews

This new show on Food Network is about a family run BBQ restaurant in Ocean Springs, MS called The Shed.  Click the link to read my thoughts about the show.

Product Review: System Mechanic

Geek Alabama Product Reviews

This latest Geek Alabama Product Review is about a product called System Mechanic that cleans and speeds up your computer.


The YouTube Geek Week POW! Effect


If you are watching any YouTube Geek Week videos, you might have seen this special button on the bottom of the video.  It’s called the POW! button, and if you are a fan of comic books, you will like this feature!


When you click on the POW! button, your video will be instantly turned into a comic book! Clicking the POW! button on a Geek Week video will “comic-ify” the video.  For example, here is a video called What if Batman Drove a Nissan done regular style and POW! style!

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Cool right?  So how does the POW! effect work for animated videos?  Take this video called COPS: Skyrim – Season 3 – Episode 1 for example.  The POW! effect makes this video cooler!

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And if you want the ultimate POW! effect experience.  Turn on captions and the words will be exactly like what you see in a comic book!  This video called OUTLANDS – We Come to Destroy You is cool with the POW! effect!

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Try the POW! effect on many YouTube Geek Week videos.  I am not sure how long the POW! effect will last, but it’s proving very popular already!