Monday, 29 December 2008

2008

I felt like compiling a list of the bestities and worstities of the past year. It was inspired by a thing I saw on the MSN home page on the laptop. Please Note that all of these are my personal opinions, and no polls or questionnaires have been used to get these results.

2008 has been a year filled with crap. I can't really think of many 'Best' things to put in, other than the opposites of what is in the 'worst' category.

Flat-Out Worst Band: Scouting For Girls.
Flat-Out Worst Song that had a place on the chart: Geraldine McQueen - Once Upon A Christmas Time.
Worst Fad/Craze: Having band names which fit into the following equation: 'The [Something]s'.
Worst Singer: Eoghuggannguegg Quigg from the X-Factor.
Most Irritating Person: Peter Kay.
Most Irritating Song: That's Not My Name - The Ting Tings.
Worst Game: Spore. (Full Stop, No Arguments.)
Most Boring Game: Spore.
Worst Invention: The Sleep Mask (Source)
Worst Newspaper: The Daily Mail.
Worst Case of Daily Mail 'Bandwagon' Complaints: The Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross "Andrew Sachs 'Scandal'".
Worst Radio Presenter: Nick Grimshaw.
Worst TV Show: Fonejacker. 1
Worst Movie: Epic Movie.
Worst Silly Thing: The Sock puppets on YouTube.

Best Band: Buckethead.
Best Song: Witches On The Heath - Buckethead.
Best Singer: Jeff Buckley. (I liked him before the X Factor happened, but thanks to that I almost overlooked JB.)
Best Album: Electric Tears - Buckethead.
Best Fad/Craze: Podcasting.
Funniest Person: Karl 'I could eat a knob at night' Pilkington. 
Best Game: Condemened 2: Bloodshot. 2
Most Cinematic Game: Gears Of War 2. 3
Best Game Story: Fable II.
Best Invention: 3D TV Broadcasting.
Best Newspaper: The Sun. 4
Funniest Radio Show: Russell Brand and Jonathan Ross with the "Andrew Sachs Scandal".
Best Radio Presenter: Scott Mills.
Best TV Show: The IT Crowd. 5
Best Movie: The Orphanage (El Orfanato). 6
Best Silly Thing: 'The Dramatic Gopher' on YouTube. 



Phrase of the Year: Shutup, Milstead.
Thing of the Year: My iMac.

1. This was a close call. It was either this or The Mighty Boosh Series 3. I chose Fonejacker because I actually went back to give TMB3 a second chance... but it still sucked.

2. This was a very close choice. It was either this, Hitman: Blood Money or GoW2. I put the most time into Hitman, and GoW2 felt almost like a movie all the way through, and gave me a feeling of 'Wow.' after I had finished it for the first time. Condemned, however, is here because I felt that it was the only good scary/horror game and I had waited for it for a good long 2 years.

3. It is hard to choose between The Orange Box and the Half Life 2 +Episodes 1 and 2, and GoW2. I'm sorry it had to come to this, but Gears 2 has better graphics, resulting in more cinematic-ness.

4. Did you hear about the Vicar who got a potato lodged up his bum? How about the guy who got anthrax off a drum skin he bought from Africa? 
Well. That's why The Sun is in here. 

5. Another close one. I also recently got into The League of Gentlemen and The Office, but TLOG is really odd, and The Office got ruined by the American version.
If Six Degrees didn't get cancelled, I would have probably chose that instead, but it did.

6. It was a hard choice between The Orphanage or The Darjeeling Limited. Both are on par with films like the extended LOTR Trilogy and The Butterfly Effect.

Well there it is. A year full of awful tripeness. I found this the other day, and it is the only thing that can describe what looking back on this year has made me do.

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1 comment:

Girl Interrupted said...

Haha ... nice Blog! The dramatic gopher gave me the best laugh I've had in ages! :P