Real Life Top Ten…

May 18, 2005 at 3:50 am (Uncategorized)

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10. The Incredibles. Somehow I missed this in the theaters, which is my bad in a big way. What a fun flick! Elastigirl is teh hawt!

9. Kim Crawford Sauvignon Blanc. This wine just says “summer” to me, and is the perfect wine for the month of May. Even if you don’t know a Viognier from a Semillon, give this sucker a try.

8. “She’s A Girl And I’m A Man” I was cleaning out a closet and found my copy of Don’t Get Weird On Me Babe, Lloyd Cole’s wonderful 1991 solo disc. This song was about as close as Cole ever got to a US hit, and I think it a shame that it seems utterly forgotten now. The chorus is brilliant with the funny “She’s gotta be the stupidest girl I’ve ever seen” line. What’s even better than that is the way Cole pays off that debt in the bridge, with a brilliant climax: “She says ‘you’re not cool/You’re just like me/You’re a stupid man/Get over here/ Hold my stupid hand.’/She’s all right, yeah…” That’s just bloody brilliant.

7. The Outlaw Josey Wales. For some reason, I just got a hankering to watch a good western the other night, and this one might be one of the best ever. “Buzzards gotta eat, boy, same as the worms.”

6. The Decemberists, Picaresque.

5. Vanilla Coke.

4. Cribbage. One of the best things ever taught to me by my stepfather was this incredible card game. He always insisted it was the best two-player card game on the planet, and I think he’s right. It’s a very deep strategic game, and even works well for playing four-handed with partners. I’ve been whuppin’ ass consistently on Yahoo! games. This week Microsoft, Sony, and Nintendo are unveiling incredible technological leaps in video games for the NextGen, and I’m addicted to an online card game with a pegboard.

3. Flaming Carrot Comics. Been re-reading a few back issues. If all comics were like this, the world would be such a better place! Ut!

2. The Family Dynamic Mix. I’m sure you all have this, but if not, grab it, huh? Nice work Rob Morton.

1. (Cop out and a tie) Gimme Fiction and Separation Sunday. See long-winded dribbly review elsewhere on this site!

As always, apologies to Greil Marcus!

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