Saturday, December 29, 2012

Best of 2012

Best of 2012

Fav Helene Friendly Movie: Wreck-It Ralph - Loved all the video game references plus loved how H got into the story.

Fav Film (that I found on Netflix at 2am): Pontypool...a quasi-zombie flick where language is the virus that in an odd way adheres, for the most part, to Aristotelian principles of unity... what's not to love..

Fav. Actor: Steve Buscemi on Boardwalk Empire- Buscemi's portrayal of Nucky Thompson was boss...in all kinds of way. Bobby Cannavale's performance as Gyp Rosetti was a close second.

Fav. Director: Wes Anderson for Moonrise Kingdom...for giving me a whimsical escape for a few hours.
Fav TV Show (Cable): Game of Thrones - loved what they did for season two (even with the changes from the source material). The final sequence is really what good television is all about.

Fav TV Show (Network-kind of): None...liked Walking Dead, but caught myself on Netflix more often than not.

Fav Late to the Party TV moment: discovering how amazing Arrested Development is...seriously, how could a show that good get cancelled?

Fav Series from across the pond:
Doctor Who - Bow ties are still cool (again). Really liked how the Amy and Rory story lines were wrapped up...the "Last Page" monologue being a really moving touch (Note to Universe: if anyone ever feels the need to tell me goodbye, that's how you do it.)

Fav thing to watch at 5AM: Black Books...nothing says good morning like "sod off"

Fav. Helene Quote: "Are you kidding me, Dad?" Maybe...maybe not.

Fav. Martha Quote: "Did you leave work yet?" Nope.

Fav. Quick Meal when I'm too lazy to really cook: Kraft Mac n Cheese...H loved the Phineas and Ferb macaroni shapes

Fav Book: Sense of an Ending by Barnes...because our scattered perceptions/memories can only ever lead us to a shattered truth/truce.

Fav. Late Night Snack: chamomile tea with honey and milk

Fav. On-Going Comic Series: The Walking Dead - again...by default...not really reading anything else.

Fav. Comic Graphic Novel: Building Stories by Chris Ware - the fragments of the characters' lives come together in such a monumentally meaning manner. 

Fav Song: Pushing the Function Key by Oliver the Penguin - Love this song for reminding me that it is good to run away from the things we have come to care for.

Fav. Artist whose station holds the lion's share on my attention on Pandora: Explosions in the Sky...for putting the fight back in post rock.

Fav. Music Performance: Metric at the Fillmore, South Beach...second time seeing them live, and second time I was blown away by how great they performed.

Fav PS3 Game: Mass Effect 3...for helping me finish the fight...and countless hours on the multiplayer.

Fav DS Game: Alien Infestation...feels like an 8 bit game directed by James Cameron...and the score is spot on.

Fav PC Game: Home- so simple yet so terrifying

Fav Ipod Touch App: Hatchi...my virtual pet cemetery would make Stephen King cringe

Fav IPad App: Pencil...so simple and elegant...H and I love doodling.
Fav Family Event: Disneyworld marathon!  3 Parks × 1 day = infinite fun

Fav. Work Trip:
Tie between Tendai's Megacon Trip and Capture's Photo Expedition. Highlights: zombie walk. Robot Chicken panel, key lime pie on a stick, first sunset 

Favorite Moment when my mind was blown wide open: Ware/Kidd/Burns panel lecture at the Miami International Bookfair. Panels abouts panels about panels...like an Inception for us geeks 

Fav Podcast: We're Alive. Zombie podcast that got through the Walking Dead breaks...the writers were really using their braaaiiiiinnnnnsssss.

Fav Tea: Earl Grey with German sugar rocks and a splash of milk...add some biscuits, and I'm in heaven.

Fav. Coffee: Colada from Subs and Rock...I keep this up, and I'm just asking for another kidney stone.