This Awesome Week: February 16-22,2014


Welcome to the inaugural This Awesome Week, a look back at the week that was.

Kate Upton blows up Instagram 

Being a hot chick helps getting followers:[Guyism.com]

Speaking of hot chicks, the SI Swimsuit cover was revealed: [Swimdaily.si.com]

This week in history

February 20, 1967-Kurt Cobain’s birthday

His hometown is remembering his birthday this year: [Independent.co.uk] [Contactmusic.com] Nirvana will also be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on April 10, just a few days after the 20th anniversary of Cobain’s death: [WRRV.com]

February 20, 2005-Hunter S. Thompson commits suicide

Check out Marcello’s post about Thompson here: [Untiedmag.com] If you haven’t seen this movie, or at least parts of it, shame on you: [Youtube-Fear and Loathing]

February 21, 1965-Malcolm X is assassinated

February 22, 1980-Miracle on Ice, Lake Placid,NY

A group of college hockey players beat the best hockey team in the world on their way to a gold medal. Watch and see if you still don’t get chills: [Youtube-USA vs USSR full game]

In the news

The Ukraine is a crazy place right now, as Kiev is a mess of rioting and destruction, but peace seems to have been reached:[Washington Post] [ Telegraph.co.uk] [NYTimes.com]

The U.S. Women’s Hockey team lost a heartbreaker to Canada:[NBCOlympics.com] The men’s team is out for revenge today at noon, streaming live on NBCOlympics.com and on the Live Extra app. It will be broadcast on NBCSN as well.

Venezuela is having it’s own share of political unrest: [Bloomberg.com]

Music, apps and fun

The Presidents of the United States of America have a new album out: [Amazon.com]

Beck is also available for pre-order, due out next Tuesday

Check out the latest in gadgets at the MWC: [Informationweek.com]

That’s all for this week, check us out next Friday to see what you missed.

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