Tuesday, December 14, 2004

"Ten best" lists

The end of the year is a time for everyone to trot out their ten-best-this and top-ten-thats.
As one example, here is Newsweek film critic David Ansen's list of the 10 Best Movies of 2004:

1. Sideways
2. Before Sunset
3. Osama
4. Million Dollar Baby
5. Bad Education
6. The Aviator
7. Friday Night Lights
8. The Manchurian Candidate
9. Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban
10. Kinsey

But it got me thinking, so I am presenting to you here a list of the ten best things that I read of the web this year. I admit that I wasn't thinking about this all year long, so don't be surprised if much of this list is weighted to the last few months.

But, these ARE things that stick in my mind as being memorable, well-written, clever, funny, imaginative.

And they are NOT ranked from best to 10th best, they are just ten that are memorable to me, in the order that I typed them. Enjoy and maybe I'll start bookmarking for my 2005 list in January!

1. p.s. I'll find my frog (click on the opening image and behold the joys and laughter within)
2. It was a tie between this
3. and this.
4. Scroll down to Friday, November 12, 2004.
5. Omar G. brought the gay back with a vengence in this Smallville recap.
6. Spongmonkeys . . . nuff said.
7. The moth is a metaphor!!! OK, we got it. (Also, kicking heroin is easy, man.)
8. I read the Sports Guy's columns a lot. Unfortunately, ESPN in their evil wisdom has archived his Boston, post-World Series win reflection column. But this is a good representation of his writing . . . even if it is on TV rather than sports.
9. I had to link to one of these presidential debate reviews . . . it was my blogs finest hour during its infancy.
10. And, of course, this. Which led to this, this, this and even this.

Stuff I read all the time. Thanks to all those working hard in 2004 and lets have even more fun in 2005.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

I am sadly forgotten.

Burb said...

Dear anonymous . . . if that is your REAL name.

I didn't forget others who have blogged recently and I do read you all (I think).

But some of my friends were blogging before me, so I didn't list them. And if I didn't list you, then I am sorry.

But everyone knows that end-of-year lists are created to be disagreed with, so feel free to disagree away!

lulu said...

Gosh--I am honored! TWO entries! Out of an entire year of incessant Internetting!

The pressure is on...

Jack Thunder said...

I never knew David Ansen was such a sellout. His top 10 list is appalling.
I know it can be annoying to Newsweek readers when a top 10 list is filled with art house -type movies that "nobody" has seen, but there are plenty of mass-released movies that are MUCH more deserving (Eternal Sunshine, Finding Neverland, Garden State, to scratch the surface...) than such fodder as ..."Friday Night Lights"!!! What??!!!!




Sideways
2. Before Sunset
3. Osama
4. Million Dollar Baby
5. Bad Education
6. The Aviator
7. Friday Night Lights
8. The Manchurian Candidate
9. Harry Potter and the Prizoner of Azkaban
10. Kinsey