Last post I promised to write about stuff I ENJOY rather than seem like a ranting, complaint-filled ass all the time.
But it turns out two of the things I like are complaining and procrastinating.
Ergo, expect more of the same in the future.
But tis the season of love, and I can feel it biting at my nose in the chill winter air.
I love science fiction more than any man should.
My top ten films of all time as chosen in 2006 in ascending order are:
10- Spider-Man II. It's the simply the best, and I got to kiss my date afterwards.
9- The Incredibles. See FF that should have been.
8- Enemy Mine. This is beautiful SF at its most impressive.
7- The Princess Bride. It's hard to love a movie more than this one...
6- The Fellowship of the Ring. Unless you waited your whole life to see it
5- The Fifth Element. That's right. Suck it, Mr. Shadow.
4- The Dark Crystal. That's right. Suck it, pure good and pure evil.
3- The Empire Stirkes Back. It has 'The" in the title as well. Coincidence?
2- A New Hope. I mean Star Wars IV. The first one.
1- Return of the Jedi. That's right. Suck it, Ewok haters.
There's probably nothing I love more than a happy ending. And I believe everything "Jedi" had to say, even the teddy bears beating the evil empire.
I should mention I also loved Jar Jar Binks.
I know he's a retarded man-frog. But I'm man enough to admit that when I was younger so was I. I think most of us were and I think that's what most of us were afraid to admit. Don't be ashamed of your past, people. Gangly orange fuck-up is as gangly orange fuck-up does.
My favorite television last year was sparse. But let's face facts Doctor Who was the best . My favorite episode was 'School Reunion' which featured my favorite ex-Buffy Brit Mr. Anthony Head (who MUST return as the Master. Admit it must be so!) and also my favorite new Christmas friend K-9: robot dog from the year 5000, don'cha know.
My favorite movie was probably X-Men 3. I'm a nerd, what can I say.
My favorite new comic book discovery was The Legion of Super-Heroes. Mark Waid is the creme de la crop, folks. But seriously, HOW have I been reading comics for over 6 years and not found the one with dozens of young, alien super main characters from the future with over 50 years worth of back issues? I guess it was just my prejudice against DC comics. When I opened my Marvel Zombie eyes a little bit and rubbed the Moon Knight dust out of them I noticed Green FRAKKIN Lantern, too!
My fav is Kyle Rayner, the sarcastic artist with the cute green girlfriend. (She's tragically just died but I can hope and pray it doesn't last.)
My favorite DC comic is '52'. It's a great introduction to a new world.
My favorite Marvel comic was 'The Thing', but is now 'She-Hulk' by the same author. God bless you and your word-processor, Mr. Slott.
Yes, I can't get enough of the green chicks. Sue me. And send Jennifer Walters with the summons.
My favorite indy comic is BONE, although it's probably by some company I could name if I wanted to get up and look at the darn thing. Anyway, it's very fun so far.
My fifty favorite songs include:
The Saga Begins- WEIRD AL
She Is Beautiful- ANDREW W.K.
Storybook Love- MARK KNOPFLER
Schadenfreude- AVENUE Q musical
Everything- ALANIS MORRISETTE
Defying Gravity- WICKED musical
Don't Stop Me Now- QUEEN
You Will Go To the Moon- MOXY FRUVOUS
Scatterlings of Africa- JOHNNY CLEGG
Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick (live)- IAN DURY & THE BLOCKHEADS
The Waiting- TOM PETTY & THE HEARTBREAKERS
Your Body is a Wonderland- JOHN MAYER
I Drove All Night- CYNDI LAUPER
Give up the Grudge- GOB
Synthesizer- ELECTRIC SIX
Shining Light- ASH
I Couldn't Believe- DR. HOOK
The Majesty of Rock- SPINAL TAP
Happiness Hotel- THE MUPPETS
The Mayor of Simpleton- XTC
Little Light of Love- ERIC SERRA
Sex, Drugs, and RRSPs- ARROGANT WORMS
Walk Through the Fire- JOSS WHEDON
What Would Brian Boitano Do?- DVDA
Girl U Want- DEVO
I Think I Need a New Heart- MAGNETIC FIELDS
Dance the Night Away- VAN HALEN
Can't Help Falling in Love- LICK THE TINS
Take on Me- ME FIRST AND THE GIMME GIMMES
Rush Hour- JANE WIEDLIN
Breathless- THE CORRS
Kathy's Song- SIMON & GARFUNKEL
Sunshine Lady- DION
Make Me Smile- STEVE HARLEY & COCKNEY REBEL
Don't Stop Believin'- JOURNEY
Dancing in Heaven- Q-FEEL
Weep Day- THEY MIGHT BE GIANTS
Accidentally in Love- COUNTING CROWS
Bad Blood- BONZO DOG BAND
And my top ten favorite songs today are:
10-Fett's Vette- MC CHRIS
9-Martian Hop- THE RAN-DELLS
8-Overkill- COLIN HAY
7-Your Wildest Dreams- MOODY BLUES
6-All I Wanna Know- MAGNETIC FIELDS
5-This Time Tomorrow- THE KINKS
4-Better Things- FOUNTAINS OF WAYNE
3-In Your Eyes- PETER GABRIEL
2-Bleed to Love Her- FLEETWOOD MAC
1-Lovers in a Dangerous Time- BARENAKED LADIES
Let's face it, kids, that's enough favorite things to put raindrops on kittens and whiskers on roses! But let's not forget that there are better things than THINGS. I can't name better things than years of friendships, getting the lead in a musical, getting a story published, and getting a fiance who likes to do what we did in the privacy of our bedroom last night from 9:30 to 10:00.