Tuesday, December 28, 2010 | Categories: Day 6 Blog
Big thanks to Gawker for assembling this absolute must: The Top 100 Videos of 2010 in 170 seconds. Without this, we'd all be painfully out of the internet meme loop... and then what would we do?
Caution: there's some profanity and a bit of off-colour humour in there.
Bonus: They missed this spectacular video that captured the collapsing Minneapolis Metrodome roof when it caved in under the weight of too much snow:
Said The Gramophone's got a lovely list of best songs for 2010. I mean, who listens to whole albums anymore? Plus, you can stream all the songs on the site... and catch up on what you missed LINK (gold star if you find the song Day 6 made into a show I.D.)
Whoa. Largehearted Boy has compiled the master list of 2010 best-of music lists. It's completely overwhelming. LINK
And personally, I didn't want to buy into the hype, but Kanye West's My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy truly is one of the best albums of the year.
I'm having a hard time understanding why so few people know about or watch Fringe. Think "The X-Files" without the incomprehensible alien conspiracy theory. This is a J.J. Abrams shop... so Lost fans would take kindly to this adventure.
Great acting, exceptional staging, and some of the more intelligent script writing you'll see on American network television. Parallel universes, very likeable characters, nearly plausible fringe science, totally creepy monsters... I really want you to watch this.
Start with Season 1 and work your way forward... at this point in the
second third season, you'd benefit from the backstory (that whole "intelligent scripts" thing). Or head over HERE to brush up on the basics.
Finally, someone gave Steve Buscemi the spotlight he richly deserves. Boardwalk Empire's worth the watch for having the most elaborate set design on television right now, for indulging in a fascinating era of American history (Prohibition), for giving every character rich depth and texture, and for the fictional liberties it takes while hewing to actual American history. This is how historical drama can be done well. If only someone in Canada could apply this skill and imagination to some of our own wicked histories... wasn't Canada built by drunks, louts and ruffians, after all? Sort of?
As always, the list of "movies I meant to see" outranks the list I actually did make it to. But, hey, who needs 'em when some clever fool cuts and pastes them all together into a single, reasonably coherent narrative?
NERD STUFF (SAYS THE KETTLE)
It's likely that I'm too eager to chat about iPhone apps with any mildly interested ear. So, with that in mind, here's an interesting list of 2010 Apps chosen by MacWorld.