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.

Best Movies
No Country for Old Men
Sweeney Todd
The King of Kong

Best Demonic Possession
Marlena's on Days of Our Lives from the 90s (recently rerun on SoapNet)

Best Books
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
Battlestar Galactica
South Park
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
Arrested Development
The Simpsons (seasons 2-9)
South Park
Freaks and Geeks
Battlestar Galactica

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.

Best Songs
Regina Spektor, "Us" and "Samson"
Feist, "1 2 3 4"
John Cale, most of blackAcetate

Best Skinemax-style science fiction softcore porn

Best Fritter
The lobster fritters at Prime Catch in Boynton Beach

Best Soap Opera
General Hospital from 1982

Best Blog
Incertus (naturally)

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