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Wednesday, January 02, 2008 :::



Do you think the beads and the hat and the neck garland and the over sized plastic rape whistle and the mouthful of Baileys are overkill?

I used to make elaborate year-end lists of my favorites things, but for the last couple years I just can't imagine that anyone would care what I liked and didn't like. Plus, I just didn't see nearly enough movies or read nearly enough books. Plus I'm super lazy. So I'll be quick about it:

Favorite Books of 2007:
I never read books the year they come out, but the best book I read in 2007 regardless of release date was undoubtedly Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. I also really enjoyed Under the Banner of Heaven by Krakauer, because Mormons are, like, crazy and stuff.

Favorite Movies of 2007:
This really isn't fair because I didn't see half the movies I wanted to.
3. Superbad
2. Juno
1. No Country for Old Men

Best movie not from 2007 that I finally saw:
Hard Candy

Worst Movie I saw all year:
The Holiday

Favorite CDs of 2007:
I seem to have lost my edge. If I were trying to be hip, I'd put Of Montreal on here too, but honestly that CD's charm faded on me after just a couple listens.
5. Feist - The Reminder
4. Suzanne Vega - Beauty & Crime
3. Emily Haines & The Soft Skeleton - What is Free to a Good Home?
2. The Owls - Suns and Daughters
1. Radiohead - In Rainbows

Favorite Songs of 2007:
In no particular order.
Cleanse Song by Bright Eyes
The Bank by Emily Haines
Reckoner by Radiohead
My Moon My Man by Feist
What We Had by Handsome Furs
Almost Over by Elliott Smith
Happy Alone by Earlimart
For Those in Favor by the Owls
Big Wheel by Tori Amos
Luscious Life by Patrick Watson
Lake Michigan by Rogue Wave
Zephyr & I by Suzanne Vega

Favorite People I Don't Know of 2007:
Tina Fey - For saying that the word Lovers "really bums me out unless it's between the words Meat and Pizza".
Stewey on the Family Guy - Because I like the pitter patter of this little footsteps.
Ellen Paige - For making Hard Candy believable.
Sarah Silverman - For the episode where she becomes a lesbian.
Kathy Griffin (Shut up, I like her) - For hating Ann Coulter.
Nigel Godrich - For getting Radiohead out of their funk.
Miranda July - Because she's just plain awesome.
Michael Cera - Because he was funny once or twice.

My new mortal enemy:
Liev Schrieber, for ruining one of my favorite books of all time.

Favorite TV Show of 2007:
Now that Gilmore Girls is long gone, I guess I have to say 30 Rock. Or all day back-to-back Law & Order reruns.

Resolutions for 2008:
3. Spend Less Money
2. See Radiohead Live in Concert
1. Lose The Gut

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5 previous comments:

I'm so glad you agree that the Holiday was the worst movie ev-er. Its one of the few movies I've ever turned off half way through. Ugh. And Kathy Griffin is funny. She is. (And how disappointing was Art School Confidential after Ghost World? I saw your review.)

By Blogger Biglug, at 7:48 AM  

Damn, you have done a lot in just 4 days!

Only 4 days old, and you've already dimissed 2007, I guess.

By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:46 AM  

Happy New Year Dan, I look forward to a year of you making me laugh some more. and evil squirrel watch.

By Anonymous Noelle, at 9:09 AM  

Oh damn! I forgot about The Closer. I love The Closer, too. That Brenda Lee really got under my skin in '07.

By Blogger dan, at 4:28 PM  

I am four discs into the final season of the Gilmore Girls. Much as I loved seasons 1-5, I have to say, Season 7 is a bit of a disappointment....

By Blogger Dennis!, at 4:37 PM  

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