A Few of My Favorite Things, 2007 Edition
It seems kind of obligatory to create a list of great things from 2007. So here's mine. To be clear, though, this is my 2007 list-- stuff I encountered in 2007. Some of this stuff might not exactly be of this year, but these things were all experienced by me this year.
No Country for Old Men
The King of Kong
Best Demonic Possession
Marlena's on Days of Our Lives from the 90s (recently rerun on SoapNet)
A Good War is Hard to Find by David Griffith
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City by Nick Flynn
Enough About You: Adventures in Autobiography by David Shields
Persepolis by Marjane Satrapi
Bridge of Sighs by Richard Russo
The Sun Also Rises by Ernest Hemingway
Beer of the Year
Best Television Shows
Metal Mania (you know, on VH-1 Classic from midnight to four a.m. on Saturday nights/ Sunday mornings?)
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Best Television Shows on DVD to Watch to Unwind
The Simpsons (seasons 2-9)
Freaks and Geeks
Best Online Columns
My Year of Flops by Nathan Rabin
Savage Love by Dan Savage
Permanent Damage by Steven Grant
Best newly-minted PhD/ Vegetarian/ Lutheran/ Thumb Wrestling Opponent
Best Way to Prepare Eggs
Scrambled, with just a little bit of the shredded 2% Milk Kraft Mexican Cheese blend and some tabasco sauce.
Regina Spektor, "Us" and "Samson"
Feist, "1 2 3 4"
John Cale, most of blackAcetate
Best Skinemax-style science fiction softcore porn
The lobster fritters at Prime Catch in Boynton Beach
Best Soap Opera
General Hospital from 1982