Monday, January 3, 2011

Listology: 2010

Where have I been? Between the holidays, work, and losing 1/3 of my documents in a laptop mishap, I haven't been able to get on here and update it. But holidays are over, time to get in the swing of things with a recap of 2010 and a look at 2011. 

Top 5 Movies of 2010:
You know, I used to watch enough movies to do a top 20, but doesn't seem to be the case anymore.
5) Despicable Me: The best animated movie I've ever seen from Dreamworks. Cute, funny, and great voice acting from Steve Carell.
4)Iron Man 2: Not as good as the first, but kept the true-to-the-comics feel, and RDJ's Stark continues to be outstanding.
3)The Social Network: I swore, as soon as I left the theater after watching this, that this would be the movie of the year. It may have dropped in ranking because I haven't rewatched it, but utterly gripping, perfectly sums up the the last decade.
2)The Town: Ben Affleck may be on of the best director's going today. Fo' Realsy. Between this, and Gone Baby Gone, Affleck is redefining the adult crime genre. Not flashy at all, built from the ground up with its characters. Jeremy Renner stole the show, and the late Pete Postlethwaite was scary calm as the Florist crime lord. Perhaps the best ensemble cast of the year, if not for...
1)Inception: They don't make movies like Inception anymore. Big budget, original ideas with adult themes? You can view the movie in many ways, try to decipher its meaning, try and figure out if it's all a dream or not, at the end of the day, this feels like the movie Christopher Nolan dreamed of making when he decided he was going to be a filmmaker. 

Top 5 Non-Baltimore Athletes of the Year:
Because otherwise my homerism would kick in and it'd be nothing but Ravens players(Joe Flacco, Ray Rice, Ray Lewis, Leron McClain, and Derrick Mason, in that order.)
5)Landon Donovan: He needs to come back to Everton.
4)Peyton Hillis: Let's see, Josh McDaniels trades a bruising yards running back for a number 3 qb in Brady Quinn, then trades for the shitty Lawrence Maroney because his run game sucks? And you say McDaniels got fired? Shock. Hillis was the sole Cleveland Browns offense, and gave all big white cornhuskers hope that they could be more than just a fullback.
3)Kevin Durant: He isn't just the future of the NBA, he's their present. Lebron who?
2)Dimitar Berbatov: Where were you when Berbatov scored 5 goals in one match? I know exactly where I was: No Idea bar in Fed Hill, drinking a mimosa and freaking out.
1) Danny Woodhead: My favorite kind of player. Woodhead is 5'7", 200 pounds, went to a small school, and broke NCAA records left and right, and possibly front and back. He isn't even invited to the draft combine, even though he ran a 4.3 forty, which would have been the fastest in that combine. He goes undrafted to the Jets, where he gets injured and spends the year on IR. Next preseason comes around, and Woodhead does everything in his power to earn a roster spot, including rushing for 158 yards in one game. He is waived, and signed to the practice squad. Undeterred, Woodhead busts his ass, and again, fights for a roster spot the next preseason. Anyone that watched Hard Knocks, grew to love the guy. He became a Jets favorite, as people watched him bust his ass in practice. But what happens? The Jets waive Danny Woodhead. See, Darelle Revis was holding out for a bigger contract, so they needed a spot to keep an additional cornerback. The Jets waive Woodhead, he is claimed b y the Patriots, and goes on to have a stellar year. 547 yards rushing, 379 yards recieving, and 6 total touchdowns. And for a small guy, he became one of the best blitz pick-ups in the game. Passed up, unwanted, and he may just be a key reason the Patriots win the Super Bowl this year.

Top 5 Douchebag Athletes of the Year:
5)Darrelle Revis: Revis Island became a vacation resort this year. Guess he decided to take the year off after holding out of training camp. Still made the Pro Bowl. Fucking travesty. 
4)Ben Roethlisberger: What, exactly, is a multi-millionaire star quarterback doing drinking with college kids anyway? Big Ben finds new ways to be a dumb fuck.
3)Brett Favre: Go Away.
2) Michael Jordan: "I think he is always going to be within the conversations of some of the greatest players who've played by the time he is finished," Jordan said. "Where does he(Kobe Bryant) rank among those, if you are talking about positions? If you are talking about guards, I would say he has got to be in the top 10." Fuck off you egocentric dick.  Scottie Pippen carried your Black Hitler ass.
1)Lebron James: Let's see, he made a mockery of free agency( a televised special?), pussied out and went to Dwanye Wade's team, and suggested that the NBA should reduce the number of teams, while the league is dealing with a possible lockout. Oh, and his favorite teams growing up? The Dallas Cowboys, Chicago Bulls, and Yankees. Fucking doucheapotamus. 

Top 5 Movies from 2010 I want to Watch in 2011:
4)Exit Through The Gift Shop
1)True Grit

Coolest White Guy in the NBA:

Top 5 Books I want to (FINALLY!) Read in 2011:
5)Decision Points
4)Hunger Games
3)Blood Meridian 
2) Infinite Jest
1) Gravity's Rainbow

Perhaps more tomorrow. Buy my stuff ---->


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