Press Release Source: PureVideo StupidVideos.com 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, 2006--StupidVideos.com 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. ADVERTISEMENT 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 StupidVideos.com 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 StupidVideos.com, 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 StupidVideos.com. 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 impression." "Army Gollum" was viewed more than 500,000 times on StupidVideos.com 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 StupidVideos.com 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: www.stupidvideos.com/contest/2005.