Friday, December 31, 2010
All the best and worst to you and yours from '10!
Happy New Year from the underrated band/best concert of the year!
Exit Through the Gift Shop
Toy Story 3
Greatest invention in a film
Inception: we all have a little safe in our subconscious that has a trinket in it. Guard it, baby.
Best explanation of Inception
The last line of Row, Row, Row Your Boat.
Best new Winnipeg restaurant
Best old Winnipeg restaurant
Best new bar
The Grove - within staggering distance of Mission Control.
Innis & Gunn
Flat Roof Manor in the summertime, on the patio at Civita
Overused word that makes people laugh but isn't funny
Underused word that is actually funny
- "Thank you for the criticism!" - Richard Baschak
- "Yay, science!" - Richard Baschak
Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell (left)
Best book about what's happening to media - but why is it a book?
Futuretainment by Mike Walsh
Best book about what's happening to journalism
What is Happening to News by Jack Fuller
Most promising development in journalism
Worst PR - ever
Most shameful businesses
Oil, airlines, cell-phone "service providers"
Best PR campaign
Adopt a Dot - Art Institute of Chicago
Best real invention
Best class invention
BriteBites - candles that melt chocolate!
Flipboard for iPad
Winnipeg Free Press for iPad
Best digital magazine
WIRED - iPad edition
Best digital newspaper
New York Times
Best paper magazine
Q - the British music magazine
Star Wars protester sign: for its message, reproduction of the original logo, and timeliness
Best TV show
Best new TV show
Best TV show to play catchup on DVD/download
Best TV shrink
Dr. Paul Weston (Gabriel Byrne) - In Treatment
Best video game app
Angry Birds Halloween/Seasons
Best console video game
Adam Carolla Show
The Unthanks - The Testimony of Patience Kershaw
Mumford & Sons - Sigh No More
Most-heralded band plays its worst concert
Arcade Fire at Lollapalooza
Least-heralded band plays its best concert
Kissaway Trail at Lollapalooza
Best new band
Best band comeback
Best stand-up comic
Norm MacDonald, Walker Theatre
Best stand-up comedy show
CreCommedy Nights at the King's Head
Class most likely to get a noise complaint
Comedy Writing - six years in a row!
Worst bank machine
Best class "arguments"
- Orange Crush is a brand?!
- Reverse type is crappy (informed opinion) versus it's awesome (drunk opinion)
Best learning curve
Most beloved late actor
Tony Curtis - Sidney Falco in the Sweet Smell of Success - the greatest PR movie of all time - and da singa of sawngs from Brooklyn in Spartacus.
The one reading this right now
Best ad campaign
Never say no to Panda
The one who wrote this:
Out of date, but happy they're still here
Music stores - Into the Music, Music Trader
Out of date, get out of here
- TV weather forecasts
- Hour-long local TV newscasts
The ones that are regularly at the top of the student blog rolls, because frequent updates almost always indicate passion.
Anonymous blog comments
Best blogging inroad
The ability to identify "anonymous" comments
Best and most prolific tweeter
Best photo NOT in need of a caption
Least useful accessory
Most useful accessory
Best brush with celebrity
Juliette Lewis speaks directly to me at the Pyramid Cabaret. And I'll never reveal what she said!
Best viral video
New York snow removal:
Now let's drink champagne from plastic cups, shall we?