Call of Duty: Black Ops TV Commercial: “There’s A Soldier In All Of Us” It’s no surprise that this newly released commercial for the just-released Call of Duty: Black Ops (or CODBLOPS, as many gamers have taken to calling it) game has pulled down close to 2 million views. The new game is smashing sales records, and to drive the point home this new commercial reveals that behind each avatar in the game is an actual human being with a day job and a life – you know, normal people. Normal people with guns. And grenades. Blowing things up and shooting each other. It’s all in good fun, and there are more than a few celebrity cameos in the commercial as well. With over 8 million views at YouTube since it was uploaded on the 7th of November, the kids on the Driscoll Middle School football team must be pretty proud of themselves, not just for the incredible touchdown they scored in the video by fooling the opposing team into thinking the ball hadn’t just been snapped, but also for the impromptu fame the recording of the play earned them. Admittedly it’s kind of a one-shot thing; none of their opponents will ever fall for that again, and you bet the other team won’t, either. ALERT: Mystery Missile Launch Seen off Calif. Coast 11/09/2010 The “Mystery Missile” was probably this week’s biggest buzz on the Internet. Blogs were chattering about it, and this YouTube video was embedded on countless sites, with readers everywhere begging or an explanation. Even the Pentagon had to get involved to first say that there was no missile launch in that area, and finally to reassure the public that the so-called “missile” was actually a plane in flight. AdChoices广告Granted, none of that did anything to assure conspiracy theorists, who are still buzzing over what the cloud formation really was, where the so-called “missile” went, and – yes, I’m not making this up – whether the government is secretly using the missile to spray mind-controlling chemicals over the west coast of the United States. Seriously, speculation is still running rampant in the YouTube comments as you read this. Driscoll Middle School Trick Play Andy Irons – I Surf Because Short Film I don’t follow surfing, but even I knew who Andy Irons was, and this week he passed away. Andy Irons was one of the world’s greatest surfers, with a host of championships and awards to his credit. After he passed, this old short film that includes an interview with Irons where he explains why he surfs, mixed with footage of him on his board out on the water, started trending again on YouTube. To date, it’s close to a million views. If you’ve ever wanted to know what good surfing looks like, this is the video to watch. YouTube was buzzing this week over made-up conspiracy theories, cloud formations over the California coast, the launch of Kinect for the XBox 360, and the launch of Call of Duty: Black Ops for PCs and consoles. Some of those things made for great videos, others really didn’t. Regardless, we sifted through some of the trending videos at YouTube again this week to bring you some predictably awesome Kinect-related moments, a eulogy for an incredible athlete, and some young athletes with a few tricks up their sleeves. Kinect Fail Kinect for the XBox 360 launched this week, and sure enough people everywhere started clearing out their living rooms to make way to play the new games available for it. The trouble is, when people start getting off of their couches and getting active, one thing inevitably happens: people get injured. In this video, which has already racked up over 250,000 views, two family members try out the Kinect, with interesting results.