Instead of a “Best of 2012” list of pop culture things, I thought I’d share this enormous list of a few friends’ “Best of All Time” movies, albums, TV shows and internet videos gleaned from a game we played a couple weeks ago.
Basically, imagine you can only watch five movies for the rest of your life (or TV shows, listen to albums, etc). When you want to watch a movie, you have to watch one of those five, or watch nothing at all. Go around the group, and each person goes through their list one movie at a time. Once someone says a movie, that movie is no longer an option for anyone else (for example, I said Die Hard first, and therefore no one else could pick Die Hard for their list).
What this creates is not necessarily “I Think These are the Best” list, but instead a list of movies you could watch over and over again for the end of time. Seven Samurai is a great movie, but I’m not giving it a spot on my lifetime list. You also don’t have a ton of time to think about it. Like, in hindsight, I’d probably switch out some items on my lists with other great movies/albums/shows/videos I’m thinking of now. But that’s not the game.
Anyway, I played this with agroupofpeoplewho have very diverse tastes, and it yielded some awesome results. I like going through lists (like the AFI Top 100), and it’s even better with this list because it’s curated by friends whose opinions I respect. I’m going to try and get through all of the movies and albums in 2013, shouldn’t be too difficult.
This was incredibly fun to do at a bar. And thanks to Jon for making a KILLER .pdf out of it.
I’ve been playing with the ‘random’ button on XKCDa lot the past few days. It has taken all the restraint I can muster to not post all of them. After seeing people at halloween parties this weekend and completely blanking on high percentage of names I had to post this.
Chances of this happening to me are very high. I’m really terrible with names.
Saturday was an awesome day all-around. During the day I went over to Jordan’s to have some of Brad’s excellent grilling, which included mussels, shrimp, lobster, and steak — Then later was Creighton and Mallory’s birthday party.
The picture of Creighton above is when he’s yelling people’s names from across the party and then forcing them to have cake. It’s my favorite.
Yes, I was calling on people and forcing them to eat cake at my birthday. Someone had to do it. Everyone was wearing a name tag so I could yell at people I didn’t even know!