Saturday, December 26, 2009

Top 5 of 2009

My Top 5 Movies of 2009:

5. Inglorious Basterds

4. The Hurt Locker

3. Up

2. (500) Days of Summer

1. Up in the Air

My Bottom 4 Movies of 2009 (I only saw 4 movies that I hated this year)

4. Terminator: Salvation

3. Ghosts of Girlfriends Past

2. X-Men Origins: Wolverine

1. Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen

Top 5 Nonfiction Books:

5. The Unlikely Disciple, by Kevin Roose

4. Columbine, by Dave Cullen

3. Flickering Pixels, by Shane Hipps

2. Drops Like Stars, by Rob Bell

1. A Million Miles in a Thousand Years, by Donald Miller

Top 5 Fiction Books I Read in 2009 (not necessarily released in 2009):

5. American Gods, by Neil Gaiman (Released in 2001)

4. Juliet, Naked, by Nick Hornby (Released in 2009)

3. Lamb: The Gospel According to Biff, Christ's Childhood Pal, by Christopher Moore (Released in 2002)

2. Life of Pi, by Yann Martel (Released in 2001)

1. Wonder Boys, by Michael Chabon (Released in 1995)

Top 5 New Albums of 2009:

5. Monsters of Folk (by Monsters of Folk)

4. Draw the Line (by David Gray)

3. A Sucker's Dream (by The Alternate Routes)

2. The Hazards of Love (by The Decemberists)

1. Working On A Dream (by Bruce Springsteen)

(Honorable mention: "Wilco: The Album" by Wilco)

Does anybody want to share their top five lists from 2009?

Thursday, December 17, 2009

Better Know a Stephen

Here is a really funny interview between Stephen Colbert and Stephen King.

The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c
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Thursday, December 10, 2009

My Subconscious is Tuned to a Very Specific Radio Station

On Monday, I posted this on my Facebook status:

I had a dream last night that I was invited to dinner at the White House. I was given the opportunity to ask the president one question. So, I asked, "Do you think Bruce Springsteen might show up?" I woke up before he could answer.

What I did not know is that very same night, Bruce was actually being honored by the President at the Kennedy Center. I had no idea that there was an event at the Kennedy Center or that Springsteen would be among the honorees at any upcoming event. However, given the chance to answer my question, the president obviously would have said, "As a matter of fact, yes. He will be here." How about that?

Here is the video of President Obama honoring Bruce:

First of all, I love what he said. It's all true.

Second, I am obviously psychic regarding all things Springsteen-related. This is a gift that I plan to use with wisdom and responsibility.

Now excuse me as I embark on a last-chance power drive down Highway 9...