Army Gollum

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  1. Press Release Source: PureVideo Awards Stupidest Video of 2005 to United States Soldier Who
    Served in Iraq
    Thursday February 16, 11:00 am ET

    LOS ANGELES--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 16, bestowed its
    highest honor, the "Stupidest Video of 2005 Award" to Miguel Zavala, a
    National Guardsman who served in Iraq as a Combat Medic. Miguel received a
    $10,000 check for his winning video, titled "Army Gollum." The video is not
    only stupid, but also an impressive one-person enactment based on the Gollum
    character from The Lord of the Rings captured by a fellow soldier while they
    were serving in Iraq.

    The video's creator and prize winner, Miguel Zavala, said: "This was one of
    the biggest surprises to come after my time in Iraq. I never thought a silly
    video could go this far. I've always been a big fan of and
    my friends tell me that I do a great Gollum impersonation, so this video was
    a fun way to show that off. I guess they were right."

    Greg Morrow, President and COO of PureVideo, parent company of, added: "After searching through thousands of submissions,
    Army Gollum really stood out from the rest of the stupid, humorous,
    off-the-wall, and downright hilarious videos we received. It was an instant
    hit on We couldn't be more thrilled to award this to
    Miguel, who has quite a sense of humor, and yes, he does a great Gollum

    "Army Gollum" was viewed more than 500,000 times on and
    received over 200,000 votes for the "Stupidest Video of 2005." It also
    received a 9-10 rating (10 being the highest) from every user who rated it
    on the site. After searching through thousands of
    user-generated video submissions, the site's editors judged the 10 finalists
    on originality and quality, as well as usage and ratings given by fellow
    users on the site. To view the winning video, go to:
  2. The bloke looked & sounded like an idiot !!!!

    Regards LT.
  3. "Army Gollum" was viewed more than 500,000 times on

    Hardly surprising, I watched it 3 times to try to decipher the words - and still none the wiser. What's it about, anyway?

    (Should bump up the viewing figures by a few hundred).
  4. What a plonker
  5. Theres some brits on there aswell, hitting each other with ironing boards. Geniuses

  6. To paraphrase, "The Army hateses us, making us go to war"--"No, the Army loves us, they told us they would sends us to college, the Army is our friend!"--"The Army's full of S***!!!" :p
  7. Can anyone see the enemy?
  8. :? Two words V.