Friday, January 09, 2009

The Wrap-Up:// 2008 the best of's in the life of Brandon

I notice around this time there are a lot of best of lists for every web page. Makes sense, the party's over and time to take stock of everything the last year had. So why not I?

The following is the way I see it, regardless of critical reviews.

So here's my listing of the Top (Whatever) of 2008:

Top Movie of 2008:

The Nominees:
The Dark Knight
The Hammer
The Bank Job

The envelope please: The Dark Knight (shocker!)

Best TV Show of 2008:

The Nominees:
Sons of Anarchy (FX)
Dexter (Showtime)
True Blood (HBO)

The envelope please: True Blood

Best Book I read in 2008*

The Nominees:
Dexter in the Dark
No Country for Old Men
Schindler's List

The envelope please: No Country for Old Men

*Nominees were selected based on 2008 was the first time I read these books

Best New CD in 2008:

The Nominees:
Metallica Death Magnetic
Guns N Roses Chinese Democracy
Portishead Third

The envelope please: GNFR baby!

Best Videogame in 2008:

The Nominees:
Fable II
Fallout 3

The envelope please: Fallout 3

Best Sports Moment in 2008:

The Nominees:
Giants defeating 18-0 Patriots in Superbowl
WVU upsetting Oklahoma in Fiesta Bowl
Pat White's last game as a senior throwing for 300+ yards

The envelope please: Super Superbowl

Favorite Live Music Moment of 2008

The Nominees:
Glassjaw Reunion
Me playing the Knitting Factory
My bassline on Tricky

The envelope please: Glassjaw Reunion (I'd assumed I'd win this category)

Greatest Writing Achievement in 2008

Learning how to write and completing my first screenplay

Greatest Life Moment of 2008:

The Nominees:
New puppies Rocktobertron and Charley Charley BBQ
Moving to a new apartment
First full calender year of being married to the most wonderful woman in the world
Said beautiful woman buying me a 42" Plasma Screen

The envelope please: A tie! My wife wins everything.

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