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  • The last 8 episodes of Breaking Bad
  • The return of Arrested Development
  • Inside LLewyn Davis — The next Coen Brothers film
  • The return of Mad Men
  • Bioshock Infinite
  • the new Arcade Fire album
  • Pete Holmes' comedy special
  • Kumail Nanjiani's comedy special
  • Season 3 of Game of Thrones
  • Star Trek Into Darkness
  • GTA V
  • Monsters University
  • Studio Ghibli's The Another World
  • Elysium
  • The Ocean At The End Of The Lane — Neil Gaiman's upcoming novel
  • The Councelor — A Ridley Scott film with a screenplay written by Cormac McCarthy
  • Hello Ladies — an HBO series from Stephen Merchant
jan 8 2013 ∞
sep 20 2013 +
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TV:

  • Dan and Roseanne Connor
  • Gomez and Morticia Addams
  • Cliff and Claire Huxtable (too perfect probably)

Movies:

  • The Incredibles
  • Steven and Diane Freeling from Poltergeist

Books:

  • Atticus Finch

Honorable Mention (pun intended):

  • Uncle Phil
aug 6 2012 ∞
sep 15 2012 +
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  • Avatar
  • Donnie Darko
  • Star Wars: A New Hope
  • Star Wars: Return Of The Jedi
  • Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back
  • The Planet Of The Apes (1968)
  • Blade Runner
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Aliens
  • The Man Who Fell To Earth
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still (1951)
  • The War Of The Worlds (1953)
  • The Terminator
  • The Matrix
  • Brazil
  • The Fifth Element
may 4 2012 ∞
may 4 2012 +
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  • Moon
  • E.T.: The Extra-terrestrial
  • District 9
  • Children Of Men
  • Sunshine
  • Jurassic Park
  • Wall-E
  • The Host
  • Inception
  • 12 Monkeys
  • Alien
  • (Steven Spielberg's) War Of The Worlds
  • Back To The Future II
  • Back To The Future I
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • 2046
  • 2001: A Space Odyssey
  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes
  • (John Carpenter's) The Thing
  • TimeCrimes
  • Star Trek: First Contact
may 4 2012 ∞
sep 13 2012 +
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{italics = will contain alcohol}

  • earl grey
  • white russian
  • coconut-basil
  • chai & honey
  • brandy alexander
  • peanut butter & nutella
  • turkish coffee
  • irish car bomb
  • thin mint
  • green tea
  • black tea
  • oatmeal stout
  • eggnog
  • pistachio gelato
  • cookie dough
  • peanut butter cookie dough
  • piña colada
  • pineapple sorbet
  • orange creamsicle with cointreau
  • mint chocolate chip
dec 21 2011 ∞
feb 5 2012 +
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  • Our PS3.
  • Trista's laptop's backlight.
  • My headphones.
  • My watch strap.
  • Our bookshelf.
  • My MIDI keyboard's USB port.
dec 20 2011 ∞
dec 26 2011 +
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from best to worst

  • Vincente's Gourmet Pizza
  • Pizza Schmizza
  • Hammy's Pizza
  • Escape From New York Pizza
  • Pizzicato's Pizza
  • Straight From New York Pizza
  • Pyro's Pizza
  • Oasis Cafe
  • Rovente Pizza

pizza I'd like to try:

  • DiPrima Dolci
  • Ken's Artisan Pizza
  • Wy'East Pizza
  • Escape From New York Pizza
  • Apizza Scholls
  • Dove Vivi
  • Pizza Italiana (Vancouver, WA)†
  • Lonesome's Pizza
  • Nostrana
aug 13 2011 ∞
aug 30 2011 +
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from most controversial to least controversial

  • Star Wars isn't good.
  • Casablanca is awful
  • Pulp Fiction is the most overrated film ever
  • Mel Brooks movies aren't funny
  • Temple of Doom > Raiders of the Lost Ark
  • Schindler's List is average
  • The Usual Suspects is not good
  • Snow White sucks balls
  • Field of Dreams is shitty
  • The Incredibles is the best superhero movie ever
  • David Lynch is a terrible director
  • David Cronenberg is a also terrible director
  • Every Steven Speilberg movie ends badly
  • House of D is good
  • Get Shorty is one of the worst films ever made
sep 18 2010 ∞
aug 6 2011 +
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These are films that, if you wish to be considered a serious fan of film, you fucking HAVE TO HAVE SEEN.

  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • Citizen Kane
  • Seven Samurai
  • It's a Wonderful Life
  • The Matrix
  • La Dolce Vita
  • The Treasure of Sierra Madre
  • Paths of Glory
  • Rashomon
  • The Green Mile
  • On The Waterfront
  • Indiana Jones 3
  • West Side Story
  • The Deer Hunter
  • Network
  • Cool Hand Luke
  • The Great Escape
  • In The Mood For Love
sep 24 2010 ∞
jul 7 2012 +
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(to qualify, it has to be a book of which I've read at least a quarter or so; therefore, there may be some major omissions, like The Godfather, which I've neither seen or read.)

  • The Princess Bride
  • A Clockwork Orange
  • Sideways
  • Big Fish
  • Forrest Gump
  • Catch Me If You Can
  • Mary Poppins
  • The Shining
  • Stand By Me
  • The Shawshank Redemption
  • Misery
  • American Psycho
  • Being There
  • Casino Royale
  • The Bourne Trilogy
  • Jaws
sep 8 2010 ∞
sep 12 2010 +
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(from most to least annoying)

  • "Could care less"
  • "Seen." incorrectly using the past perfect tense of "see" -- without the word "have" -- instead of using the simple past tense. ("I seen him yesterday")
  • "literally" instead of "virtually" or "figuratively," or as an intensifier for statements that themselves are metaphorical or figurative.
  • mixing up To/Too/Two
  • improper use of double negatives ("I don't need no help")
  • anyways, anywheres, everywheres, nowheres, and somewheres
  • using "good" instead of "well" ("I write good")
  • definately
  • using an apostrophe to pluralize a word that ends in a vowel (tomato's, potato's, et cetera)
aug 29 2010 ∞
may 19 2012 +
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in order from least to most guilt I have for wanting one, or from least to most difficult to justify

aug 26 2010 ∞
jul 23 2011 +
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  • Toy Story 3
  • Arrested Development (pushed back indefinitely)
  • Inception
  • Iron Man 2
  • The Green Hornet
  • Paul
  • Black Swan
  • Scott Pilgrim vs. The World
  • Harry Potter 7a
  • Kick-Ass
mar 9 2010 ∞
aug 5 2011 +
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Instruments

  • Celesta
  • Theremin
  • Omnichord
  • Drums
  • Banjo
  • Coronet or Trumpet
  • Violin
  • Mandolin
  • Sitar
  • Pedal steel guitar (I own one. I just have to fix it)
  • Melodica

Accessories

  • a looping pedal
  • a keyboard amplifier
  • bass distortion/fuzz pedal
  • a guitar strap painted by Trista
  • a condenser mic
  • wire brushes (for drums)
jan 21 2009 ∞
dec 25 2010 +
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These are some of the things I want Congress and our new president to accomplish in the next 4 years.

(checkmark = being worked on; strikethrough = completed)

  • a reduction in Executive power
  • end the war in Iraq
  • begin to end the war on drugs
  • end the military's "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy
  • stop trying to be the world's police force
  • lead the world by example
  • shut down Guantanamo Bay
  • repeal the USA PATRIOT Act
  • revive the Freedom of Information Act
  • preserve Roe v. Wade
  • emphasize and utilize science in the policy-making process
  • build nuclear power plants
  • take away stem cell bans
jan 20 2009 ∞
jun 20 2011 +
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  • finding neverland (the entire movie turns me into a little baby)
  • big fish
  • ray (the funeral and when he learns to use his ears)
  • american history x
  • eternal sunshine of the spotless mind (always a different part)
  • the diving bell and the butterfly
  • amélie (Bretodeau's box of memories and the blind man)
  • the pursuit of happyness
  • i am sam
  • ratatouille (Peter O'Toole's flashback made me tear up INSTANTLY)
  • la vita è bella
  • american beauty (tears of joy during the closing monologue)
  • monsters inc.
  • forrest gump
  • monty python and the holy grail (from laughter)
  • dancer in the dark
jun 28 2008 ∞
dec 16 2011 +
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  • I use Windows, not Linux. I have an Ubuntu installation CD, however...but I have too many Windows-only music applications to switch.
  • I have never played Dungeons & Dragons, though I know how.
  • I have never played and never will play Magic: The Gathering
  • I don't know Python script.
  • I am good at sports.
  • I have a girlfriend.
  • My girlfriend is hot
  • And she's not a nerd. (She is becoming one though. She can solve a Rubiks cube; has racked up like 80 hours playing Elder Scrolls IV; and reads XKCD, which she discovered on her own, and she doesn't get most of the references, which is a good thing)
  • I am a musician, which is sexy.
  • I wasn't in the chess club.
may 9 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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may 23 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Speilberg's War of the Worlds (the family reunion, specifically.)
  • AI: Artificial Intelligence
  • Signs (the rest of the movie is over-rated too, but the ending is sooooo bad. M. Night Shyamalan is a moron)
  • Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • The Day The Earth Stood Still ("stupid humans, if you don't stop blowing each other up with bombs, we are going to blow up your entire planet!")
  • Forrest Gump
  • Lord of the Rings: Return of the King (I LOVE the movies and the books, but they kind of fucked up the ending.)
  • The Breakfast Club
  • Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (the time travel thing -- which causes me physical pain -- is entirely J.K. Rowling's fault, but I am pretty sure the film ends with a freeze-frame, which is stupid.
  • Pretty In Pink
  • Close Encounters of the Third Kind
  • Schindler's List (the modern-day part)
mar 11 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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Presidents' last names that would be good first names:

  • Jefferson
  • Monroe
  • Jackson
  • Harrison
  • Lincoln
  • Grant
  • Arthur (its okay so long as it's not abbreviated to Art)
  • Cleveland
  • McKinley
  • Wilson
  • Truman
  • Nixon
  • Carter
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Robin Hood
  • The Rescuers
  • Pinocchio
  • Little Mermaid
  • The Emperor's New Groove
  • Dumbo
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • October
  • November
  • December
  • September
  • January
  • August
  • February
  • April
  • May
  • June
  • March
  • July
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Red Dead Redemption
  • Super Mario World
  • The Walking Dead
  • Pokemon Silver/Gold
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Half-Life 2
  • Portal 2
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Bastion
  • Super Mario 3
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Space Channel 5
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Metal Gear Solid 3
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Ape Escape
jan 19 2013 ∞
mar 27 2013 +
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  • "That really gets my goat."
  • "That smarts !"
  • "What can I do you for?"
  • "Working hard or hardly working?"
  • "Comeuppance."
  • "The exception that proves the rule."
  • "Meteoric rise."
  • "God works in mysterious ways."
  • "More or less."
aug 30 2011 ∞
jan 8 2013 +
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I am including Thrillers as well, so long as they are legitimately scary and have some at least some classic horror elements, like monsters or a murderer.

  • Rosemary's Baby
  • Rear Window
  • No Country For Old Men†
  • The Host
  • Jaws
  • The Orphanage
  • Dawn Of The Dead (2004)
  • 28 Days Later
  • The Devil's Backbone
  • Frenzy
  • Psycho
  • Let Me In‡
  • Halloween
  • The Evil Dead
  • Seven
  • Paranormal Activity
  • Alien
sep 13 2012 ∞
sep 26 2012 +
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Favorite Films of 2011:

  • 50/50
  • Submarine
  • Moneyball
  • Midnight In Paris
  • Rise Of The Planet Of The Apes

Honorable Mentions: (in alphabetical order)

  • 13 Assassins
  • 30 Minutes Or Less
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • The Arbor
  • Attack The Block
  • Cedar Rapids
  • The Descendants
  • Drive
  • Fright Night
  • Hanna
  • Hugo
  • The Interrupters
  • I Saw The Devil
jul 13 2012 ∞
jan 19 2013 +
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Awards

  • NL Cy Young : Z. Grienke
  • ALCy Young : J. Weaver
  • NL MVP : B. McCann
  • AL MVP : M. Cabrera
  • NL RotY : B. Harper
  • AL RotY : M. Moore

Playoff teams:

  • NL : Braves, Giants, Reds, Brewers (W.C.), Nationals (W.C.).
  • AL : Rays, Tigers, Rangers, Angels (W.C.), Red Sox (W.C.).
  • WORLD SERIES : Rays defeat Braves in 7.

SABR:

  • NL WAR-leader : Tulowitzky
  • AL WAR-leader : Longoria
  • Pitching WAR leaders : R. Halladay (NL), F. Hernandez (AL)
  • FIP leaders, starters : S. Strasburg (NL), J. Weaver (AL)
  • FIP leaders, bullpen : S. Romo (NL), M. Adams (AL)
mar 25 2012 ∞
sep 29 2012 +
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Currently-airing shows:

  • Dexter
  • Curb Your Enthusiasm
  • How I Met Your Mother
  • Mad Men
  • Community
  • The Office
  • Parks & Recreation

Retired shows:

  • Buffy The Vampire Slayer
  • The X-Files
  • Beetlejuice: The Animated Series
  • The Muppet Show
  • The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
  • Malcolm In The Middle
  • Star Trek: TNG

Best use of non-original, already-famous songs:

  • Freaks & Geeks
feb 15 2012 ∞
may 16 2012 +
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While compiling my 2011 list, I realized that I never published a 2010 list, mostly because it was such a weak year. 2011, however, is now looking a lot worse by comparison.

The Best:

  • Louis C.K.: Hilarious
  • Shutter Island
  • True Grit
  • Toy Story 3
  • Mother
  • The Social Network
  • The Fighter
  • Inception
  • Let Me In
  • Kick-Ass
  • Black Swan
  • A Prophet
  • The Town
  • Exit Through The Gift Shop
  • How To Train Your Dragon
dec 8 2011 ∞
dec 8 2011 +
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To qualify, the ENTIRE song must be in that meter, which excludes a lot of classical music and prog-rock.

  • 5/8: Mars, The Bringer of War – Gustav Holst
  • 6/8: I Only Have Eyes For You – The Flamingos
  • 7/8: What Would I Want? Sky – Animal Collective
  • 11/4: Hey Ya – Outkast
  • 13/8: All You Need Is Love – The Beatles†
  • 21/8: Sail To The Moon – Radiohead
  • 3:4 polyrhythm: I'll Believe In Anything – Wolf Parade

†I'm cheating on this one. The chorus switches meter to something slightly less weird.

nov 10 2011 ∞
dec 8 2011 +
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  • Annie Clark
  • Anna Karina
  • Shannyn Sossamon
  • Salma Hayek
  • Jennifer Connelly (circa The Rocketeer)
  • Scarlett Johansson
  • Olga Kurylenko
  • Zooey Deschanel
  • Shakira (pale and w/ black dreadlocks)
  • Monica Bellucci
  • Freida Pinto (with bangs)
  • Beyonce
  • January Jones
  • Marion Cotillard (would move up if she had bangs)
  • Penelope Cruz
  • Rosario Dawson

Good Bodies But Absolutely Talentless and/or Gross:

  • Jessica Alba
jul 30 2011 ∞
aug 6 2011 +
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(based on data that I've collected over the last couple years)

  • Cameron Diaz
  • Katherine Heigl
  • Sandra Bullock
  • Angelina Jolie
  • Jennifer Aniston
  • Julia Roberts
  • Anne Hathaway
  • Gwyneth Paltrow
  • Kate Beckinsale
  • Kate Winslet
  • Kate Hudson
  • Kate Middleton
  • Taylor Swift
  • Zoe Saldana
  • Alicia Keys
  • Lady Gaga
  • Rihanna
  • Jessica Simpson
  • Hilary Swank
aug 5 2011 ∞
aug 6 2011 +
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  • 3:13 because, when tilted sideways, it looks like a fucking KING
  • 11:11, because it is palindromic and symmetrical. The wish thing is kind of cute too, I guess.
  • 10:01, 12:51 because they are symmetrical.
dec 16 2010 ∞
jun 22 2011 +
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aug 28 2010 ∞
sep 27 2011 +
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  • Baba Yaga
  • Waldo
  • Cassidy (from Preacher)
  • Woody (from Toy Story)
  • a robot (with dryer duct arms)
  • something involving stilts
  • Peter Pan
  • The Man in the Yellow Hat
  • a mummy (I have the costume about 95% complete)
  • Dream (from The Sandman. Trista will be Death)
  • a cowboy
  • Data (from _Star Trek: TGN_)
  • Spike (from Buffy . Trista will be Drusilla)
aug 27 2010 ∞
oct 3 2015 +
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(italics = in progress)

  • Eating the Dinosaur - Chuck Klosterman
  • The Road - Cormac McCarthy
  • Moby-Dick - Herman Melville
  • Ender's Game - Orson Scott Card
  • A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius - Dave Eggers
  • Dracula - Bram Stroker
  • Wuthering Heights - Emily Brontë
  • Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? - Philip K. Dick
  • The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
  • Raise High The Roof Beam, Carpenters & Seymour: An Introduction - J.D. Salinger
  • They Will Know Us By Our Velocity - Dave Eggers
aug 26 2010 ∞
dec 8 2010 +
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(I still have a handful of movies to see, so I'll have to update this)

  • Moon
  • Where The Wild Things Are
  • The Fantastic Mr. Fox
  • Coraline
  • Ponyo
  • Up
  • In The Loop
  • The Brothers Bloom
  • 500 Days of Summer
  • Away We Go
  • District 9
  • Inglourious Basterds
  • A Serious Man
  • Up In The Air
  • Observe and Report
mar 9 2010 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Band: Radiohead
  • Musician: Spencer Krug
  • Song : In The Back Seat by The Arcade Fire
  • Album : Funeral by The Arcade Fire
  • Film Score Composer: Michael Giacchino
  • Movie: Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
  • Sci-fi Movie: Moon
  • Comedy : Sideways
  • Horror movie : 28 Days Later
  • Action movie : Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  • Superhero movie: The Incredibles
  • Documentary : The King of Kong
  • Chick Flick : Enchanted
  • Sports Movie : The Wrestler
  • Director: Christopher Nolan
  • Writer: Charlie Kaufmann
  • Actor: Leonardo DiCaprio
  • Actress: Kate Winslett
  • Acting performance: Heath Ledger in Brokeback Mountain
  • Cinematographer: Roger Deakins
  • TV Show: Curb Your Enthusiasm
dec 26 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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because I am afraid they will suck and retroactively ruin my childhood

  • The Brave Little Toaster
  • The Pokey Little Puppy
  • An American Tail
  • An American Tail 2: Fievel Goes West
  • Homeward Bound
  • Darkwing Duck
  • TaleSpin
  • DuckTales
  • Chip 'n Dale Rescue Rangers
  • Alvin and the Chipmunks
  • tether ball
  • four square
  • The Goonies
  • Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles (the movie)
  • Home Alone
  • Earthworm Jim
  • Oregon Trail
  • Star Trek Voyager and TNG
  • Married With Children
feb 2 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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I'm around 75%

[the bold ones are the ones I want to see the most]

  • The Shawshank Redemption (1994)
  • The Godfather (1972)
  • The Godfather: Part II (1974)
  • Il buono, il brutto, il cattivo. (1966)
  • Pulp Fiction (1994)
  • Schindler's List (1993)
  • 12 Angry Men (1957)
  • One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest (1975)
  • The Dark Knight (2008) 419,910
  • Star Wars: Episode V - The Empire Strikes Back (1980)
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King (2003)
  • Star Wars (1977)
  • Casablanca (1942)
  • Goodfellas (1990)
  • Shichinin no samurai (1954)
  • Cidade de Deus (2002)
jan 20 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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My Top 10:

  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button
  • In Bruges
  • The Wrestler
  • Wall-E
  • Pineapple Express
  • The Dark Knight
  • The Fall
  • Son of Rambow
  • Milk
  • Slumdog Millionaire

Honorable Mentions:

  • Iron Man
  • Man On Wire
  • Let The Right One In
  • Vicky Christina Barcelona
  • Timecrimes
  • Forgetting Sarah Marshall
  • Burn After Reading
  • Quantum of Solace
nov 24 2008 ∞
jul 30 2011 +
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  • Legos
  • watching the following movies on repeat: The Princess Bride (which I had no idea was a comedy), The Secret of NIHM, E.T., The Temple of Doom, Return of the Jedi
  • having imaginary sword fights, during which I would reveal, to my opponents surprise, that I wasn't left handed.
  • climbing all the trees in town
  • picking flowers in the back yard to obtain fireballs
  • picking mushrooms to grow large
  • finding feathers so that I could fly
  • playing videogames, namely Mario : )
  • baseball
  • playing frisbee golf with my dad (but not real frisbee golf. we made our own courses in the local parks, and the holes/targets, were trees and lamp-posts and things)
  • swinging on swings
  • jumping off the swings
jun 28 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • The Curious Case of Benjamin Button - David Fincher + Brad Pitt. This will be the best film of the year.
  • Synecdoche, New York - Charlie Kaufman's directorial debut starring Philip Seymour Hoffman.
  • Let The Right One In - a Swedish coming-of-age vampire movie that is supposed to be really really really good.
  • Happy-Go-Lucky - this looks really cute, and I've heard really good things.
  • Blindness - director of City of God + great cast. This one could actually suck though.
  • Tropic Thunder - Robert Downey Jr. is the funniest man alive.
  • The Dark Knight Christopher Nolan + amazing cast. It will be better than the first, which was very good.
  • Burn After Reading - a comedy from the Coen Brothers, who are maybe the best film-makers alive.
  • The Brothers Bloom - great cast and a promising director
  • Where the Wild Things Are - it is my favorite kids book, Spike Jonze is directing, and apparently kids ran away from a test screening crying because...
may 23 2008 ∞
jan 12 2012 +
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Novels

  • Choke by Chuck Palahniuk
  • Youth In Revolt by C.D. Payne
  • The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger
  • Blindness by Jose Saramago
  • The Toy Collector by James Gunn
  • The Maltese Falcon by Dashiell Hammett
  • Sock by Penn Jillette
  • Arthur & George by Julian Barnes
  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-time by Mark Haddon
  • A Spot of Bother by Mark Haddon
  • Up In The Air by Walter Kirn

Short Story Collections

  • His Last Bow by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The Casebook of Sherlock Holmes
  • No One Belongs Here More Than You by Miranda July

Graphic Novels/Comics

may 21 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • NASCAR -- Cars racing around an oval track for basically an entire day. Great. The fans say that the more you watch it, the more subtleties you will pick up, but the same can be said about staring at a pile of poo.
  • Football -- They play for 5 seconds, then stop for 30. For 3 hours! Also, when anything exciting happens, there is about a 50% chance that it will be called back (and erased) because of a penalty.
  • Golf -- It's not even a sport. Never mind
  • Soccer -- The field is too big and nothing happens.
  • Tennis -- Fun to play (for a little while), but not fun to watch.
  • Bowling not quite a sport, but its pretty fun to play, if you and the people you are with are not very good.
  • Basketball -- It's too slow paced (in the NBA), and there are too many fouls. It's fun to pl...
mar 17 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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(updated 03.09.10)

  • Shadow of the Colossus
  • Final Fantasy VII
  • Super Mario World
  • Pokemon Blue/Red
  • Mass Effect 2
  • Half-Life 2
  • Portal
  • Chrono Trigger
  • Final Fantasy VI
  • Metal Gear Solid
  • Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion
  • Grand Theft Auto: Vice City
  • Space Channel 5
  • Yoshi's Island
  • Final Fantasy VIII
  • Final Fantasy IX
  • Call of Duty 4
  • Fallout 3
  • Skies of Arcadia
  • Legend of Dragoon
mar 4 2008 ∞
sep 18 2010 +
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  • The Diving Bell And The Butterfly
  • No Country For Old Men
  • Zodiac
  • There Will Be Blood
  • Sunshine
  • The Darjeeling Limited
  • The King of Kong: A Fistful of Quarters
  • Sweeney Todd
  • Once
  • Ratatouille
  • Juno
  • The Orphanage
  • The Host
  • Knocked Up
  • Superbad
  • Eagle vs. Shark
  • The Assassination of Jesse James by the Coward Robert Ford
  • Persepolis
  • The Lookout
  • Enchanted
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
  • The Wolf of Wall Street
  • Short Term 12
  • Inside Llewyn Davis
  • Her
  • This Is The End
  • Kings of Summer
  • Iron Man 3
  • The World's End
  • All Is Lost
dec 31 2014 ∞
jan 1 2015 +
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  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • Safety Not Guaranteed
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • The Avengers
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • 21 Jump Street

Honorable Mentions, in rough order from best to worst:

  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Looper
  • Django Unchained
  • The Master
  • The Hobbit
  • Your Sister's Sister
  • Silver Linings Playbook
  • Argo
  • The Raid: Redemption
  • Life of Pi

Biggest Disappointments:

dec 31 2012 ∞
jan 23 2013 +
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  • Eyes Without A Face (1960)
  • An American Werewolf In London (1981)
  • Sinister (2012)
  • V/H/S (2012)
  • REC (2007)
  • Pulse (2001)
  • Session 9 (2001)
  • Martyrs (2008)
  • Don’t Be Afraid Of The Dark (2010)
  • Inside (2007)
  • Ju-on (2002)
  • Paranormal Activity 2 (2010)
  • Paranormal Activity 3 (2011)
sep 26 2012 ∞
nov 27 2012 +
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  • GoodFellas
  • The Departed
  • The Prestige
  • Resevoir Dogs
  • The Bourne Identity
  • The Bourne Supremacy
  • The Bourne Ultimatum
  • Blade
  • The Legend Of Drunken Master
  • Hero
  • Miller's Crossing
  • Memories Of Murder
  • The Chaser
jul 29 2012 ∞
aug 6 2012 +
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  • The Master
  • Brave
  • Seven Psychopaths
  • Sleepwalk With Me
  • Looper
  • Moonrise Kingdom
  • Argo
  • The Hobbit
  • The Dark Knight Rises
  • The Avengers
  • The Secret World of Arrietty
  • Beasts of the Southern Wild
  • ParaNorman
  • Shut Up And Play The Hits
  • Holy Motors
  • This Is Forty
  • Life Of Pi
  • Django Unchained
  • Prometheus
  • Blancanieves
  • Gravity (delayed until 2013)
jan 12 2012 ∞
dec 8 2012 +
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{ italics = it's alright but very overrated ; bold = it's legitimately awful ; everything else is somewhere in between}

  • araabMUZIK
  • A$AP Rocky
  • Azealia Banks
  • Bon Iver
  • Cut Copy
  • Drake
  • EMA
  • Gang Gang Dance
  • Iceage
  • James Blake
  • Julianna Barwick
  • Kanye West + Jay-Z
  • Korallreven
  • Kurt Vile
  • Oneohtrix Point Never
  • Peaking Lights
  • P.J. Harvey
  • Sepalcure
dec 24 2011 ∞
dec 24 2011 +
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I usually publish a list like this at the beginning of the year, but there wasn't enough this year to warrant publishing it. Several films for which I wasn't excited, however, are supposed to be good, so I've added those (in italics).

  • 50/50
  • Midnight In Paris
  • Tree of Life
  • 30 Minutes or Less
  • Moneyball
  • Harry Potter 7b
  • Tinker Tailor Soldier Spy
  • The Descendants
  • Attack The Block
  • Drive
  • Super 8
  • Rise of the Planet of the Apes
  • Hugo
  • The Adventures of Tintin
  • Mission Impossible 4
sep 7 2011 ∞
dec 21 2011 +
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  • The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe
  • Comedy Bang Bang
  • The SlashFilmcast
  • Judge John Hodgman
  • The Nerdist
  • *You Made It Weird w/ Pete Holmes
  • WTF w/ Marc Maron
  • The Indoor Kids
  • This American Life
  • NPR: Live Concerts from All Songs Considered
  • Jon Reads The Paper
  • Memory Palace
  • Stop Podcasting Yourself
  • Bullseye (formerly The Sound of Young America)
  • Tobolowsky Files
  • Stuff You Missed In History Class
  • The Moth
  • Radiolab
  • Filmspotting
aug 5 2011 ∞
may 19 2012 +
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  • skinny knit necktie
  • navy blazer
  • tweed, herringbone blazer with elbow patches
  • 2-3 tailored flannel shirts
  • a denim shirt
  • dark brown braided belt
  • skinny charcoal trousers
  • linen blazer
  • a skinny corduroy tie
jul 23 2011 ∞
feb 4 2012 +
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Playoffs:

AL:

  • Boston
  • Minnesota
  • Oakland
  • New York (wild card)

NL:

  • Philadelphia
  • Milwaukee
  • Colorado
  • Atlanta (wild card)

Cy Young Winners:

  • Jon Lester
  • Clayton Kershaw

MVPs:

  • Adrian Gonzalez
  • Troy Tulowitsky

Rookies of the Year:

apr 2 2011 ∞
apr 2 2011 +
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For me to take someone's taste in movies seriously, they must:

  • hate Crash (2004)
  • dislike David Lynch
  • dislike David Cronenberg
  • LOVE Pixar
  • hate 3-D
  • love Eyes Wide Shut
  • hate Mulholland Drive
  • like Where The Wild Things Are
  • like Observe & Report
  • think Casablanca is overrated
  • hate Nick & Norah's Infinite Playlist
  • dislike Avatar or at least find it overrated
  • and think James Cameron is overrated in general
sep 17 2010 ∞
nov 23 2010 +
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It's insane how much I love jack-o-lanterns. They are my favorite ritual of any kind.

Ideas for this year:

  • Spike (from Buffy)
  • a Wild Thing
  • Disney Villains:
    • Maleficent, Chernabog, Ursula, The Horned King, Jafar, Scar

Jack-o-lanterns I've done recently:

  • Other Mother from Coraline (with actual button eyes)
  • Spock
  • Anton Chigurh
  • Batman (specifically Michael Keaton)
  • Beetlejuice (Michael Keaton again)
  • Gollum
  • Voldemort
  • E.T. (with cool glowy finger)
sep 16 2010 ∞
sep 17 2010 +
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(estimated number of followers in parenthesis, in millions)

  • Wicca (1)
  • Scientology (.03)
  • Islam (1,600)
  • Mormonism (13.8)
  • Christianity (2,200)
  • Bahá'í (5.5)
  • Judaism (16)
  • Buddhism (1,100)
  • Hinduism (1,300)
  • Shinto (120)
aug 26 2010 ∞
aug 27 2010 +
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  • Coolio - "Gangsta's Paradise"
  • Weird Al Yankovich - "The TV Album"
  • System of a Down - "System of a Down"
  • System of a Down - "Toxicity"
  • Rob Zombie - "Hellbilly Deluxe"
  • Korn - "Korn"
aug 26 2010 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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I decided to finally read/watch a bunch of giant, important works of art that I have avoided. Everything I consume this year will be epic.

(parenthesis means maybe)

  • Moby Dick
  • Atlas Shrugged
  • Ulysses
  • (War & Peace)
  • (Crime & Punishment)
  • The Road
  • (One Hundred Years of Solitude)
  • Citizen Kane
  • The Godfather Trilogy
  • Seven Samurai (and several other Kurosawa films)
  • Aguirre: The Wrath of God
  • Lawrence of Arabia
  • Once Upon A Time In America
  • The Deer Hunter
  • A Prophet
feb 8 2010 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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its not the end of the year yet, so this is subject to change, but here's how it stands so far.

  • Album: Merriweather Post Pavillion - Animal Collective
  • Song: Two Weeks - Grizzly Bear
  • Music Video: Not sure yet. I need to do more research.
  • Instrument: tie between Banjo and Omnichord
  • Musician : Spencer Krug. A fantastic LP w/ Sunset Rubdown, a good LP with Swan Lake, and two good EPs as Moonface
  • Movie: Moon
  • Actor: Sam Rockwell
  • Director: Spike Jonze
  • Movie Trailer: Where The Wild Things Are
  • Movie Poster: Where The Wild Things Are
  • Movie Scene: The life montage in Up
  • Villain: Hans Landa, played by Christoph Waltz in Inglourious Basterds
  • Opening title sequence : Watchmen. then Zombieland
nov 29 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • dogs
  • Star Wars
  • "organic" things
  • Derek Jeter
  • sliced bread (sorry. all lists of overrated things must include this)
  • Led Zeppelin
  • Nirvana
  • Mozart
  • pornograhy
  • coffee
  • sunny, cloudless days (the kind that prompt people to say "what a beautiful day")
  • champagne
  • soda
  • Family Guy
  • sports (especially football)
  • peace signs
  • Twitter & Facebook (I use both)
  • Gone With The Wind
  • Candy Land
jan 27 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
  • form a band and make an album with Trista
  • help Trista finish her stop-motion film
  • be quicker to admit when I'm wrong.
  • save up lots of money for CSU Monterey Bay
  • learn a new musical instrument
  • get better at the cello
  • finally get my driver's license
  • go on a road trip to Canada with Trista!

i can't think of anything else

dec 31 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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2008 sucked compared to 2007, so in order to decide whether 2007 was unusually good or if 2008 just sucked, I decided to go back in time to 2006:

  • Little Miss Sunshine
  • Children of Men
  • Pan's Labyrinth
  • Volver
  • Stranger Than Fiction
  • The Prestige
  • The Illusionist
  • The Departed
  • The Pursuit of Happyness
  • Tideland
  • Little Children
  • The Descent
  • Borat: Cultural Learnings of America for Make Benefit Glorious Nation of Kazakhstan
  • Casino Royale
  • The Fountain
jan 6 2009 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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I can't believe I am the featured person on Listography! What does that mean? How did it happen? How long does it last?

I can't handle the pressure.

Okay. To make this post not a total waste, here are some good videos I found recently:

jun 28 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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I saw list like this earlier, but they had it all wrong. It included The Polar Express, which is actually a horror movie, and Finding Nemo at #1

Here are the real top 10 CGI films.

  • Wall-E
  • Toy Story 2
  • Monsters Inc.
  • The Incredibles
  • Toy Story 1
  • Ratatouille
  • Monster House
  • A Bug's Life
  • Shrek 1
  • Finding Nemo

(Ice Age was on here, but it just got bumped off because I saw Wall-E)

jun 11 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Ico
  • Okami
  • Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time
  • Mario 64
  • Final Fantasy Tactics
  • Vagrant Story
  • Valkyrie Profile
  • Earthbound
  • Xenogears
may 25 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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(I am copying this idea from trista)

  • Get a job and make lots and lots of money!!
  • Go to beach with Trista, a lot.
  • Take Trista on lots of dates with my money from item #1
  • Get better at the cello
  • Finally take (and pass) English 1A so I get my AA degree.
  • Not kill myself while Trista is on her big road trip to Atlanta
  • Make paper mache masks with Trista!
  • And attempt to make plaster masks
  • Swim in the ocean
  • See The Dark Knight
  • Don't read as much as I usually do in the summer
  • Enjoy the lovely summer nights
may 16 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • Where The Wild Things Are
  • The Poky Little Puppy
  • The Stinky Cheese Man
  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar
  • The Sleepy Book
  • the Where's Waldo series
  • James And The Giant Peach
  • The Lorax
  • The Little Engine That Could
  • Corduroy

I can't think of any more.

may 21 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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Presidents' last names that would NOT be good first names:

  • Washington
  • Adams (it's plural, which is strange)
  • Van Buren (it's almost awesome, but not)
  • Tyler (it is already a first name, but it sucks)
  • Polk
  • Taylor (i've never liked this name either. It's pretty mediocre.)
  • Fillmore
  • Pierce (ONLY Pierce Brosnan can pull it off)
  • Buchanan (its badass, but if you say it over and over, it starts to sound gross. Like "puke-cannon")
  • Johnson
  • Hayes
  • Garfield
  • Roosevelt
  • Taft
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +
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  • a pilot
  • a children's book writer
  • a paleontologist
  • a stunt double
  • an android from the future
  • a pirate
  • a ninja
  • a ninja-pirate
  • a journalist
  • a massage therapist
  • a film-scorer
  • an owner of a video store
  • a librarian
  • just a happy person
mar 4 2008 ∞
aug 26 2010 +