Friday, January 6, 2012

On Not Letting Go Too Soon

I think the entire month of January should be given over to end-of-year lists from December. I never have time to enjoy all of those during Christmas. [Also, in case I haven't mentioned it lately, it's a PET PEEVE that people take down Christmas on New Year's Day, or worse, December 26. The last day of Christmas is Epiphany, which is today. So what I'm saying is, slow down people. You're missing some of the good stuff.]

Some I've been enjoying:

Washington Post's In/Out List for 2012--Couldn't care less about Ryan Gosling, but white whiskey came up three times in one week of conversations; also I love Elizabeth Warren, but I'll need a place to hide through the wide-leg pants resurgence. And holy hell am I glad to know about Gary Clark, Jr.

The AV Club's Best Non-2011 Pop Culture We Discovered This Year--But have I ever mentioned that another PET PEEVE is the phrase pop culture? I absolutely loathe those words together.

Read It Later's 'Most-Read' Authors List

Roger Ebert's Best Films of 2011-- I usually agree with Roger Ebert, but the only film on the list that I saw (Midnight in Paris) was a piece of shit.

Roger Ebert's Best Documentaries of 2012-- I've only seen one of these, but I think he's on a much better track here.

Time magazine's 50 Best Websites of 2011--Click bait of the lowest sort, but I was glad I looked through it because there were a few I hadn't heard of, and Lord knows I hate being scooped by f'ing Time.


  1. I thought the piece of shit was cute. No likey huh?

  2. Sorry, no, I just couldn't. The female lead seemed like a cunt (whee! vocabulary!) and the whole movie, it seemed to me, was about how Americans are just too gauche to understand art. I love Woody in spite of this opinion, certainly not because of it.