The end is upon us!
One more decade down, and the first decade I really enjoyed fully, as both a teenager and an adult, I come out of this one 23 years old, having entered at the begining of my teens at the ripe age of 13. Lots of stuff happened this decade, for better or for worse. Culture changed, wars errupted, people died, people were discovered. So let us discuss our favorites in those things that often bind us as a forum, pop culture. Categories I suggest (but are not limited to) are:
Heres my picks:
1) Television Show: Dexter
Beautiful, witty and poetic, the viewer sympathizes with a troubled man who struggles with his urges to do bad things, something that a lot of people can relate to. Michael C Hall's acting is superb, and it is always an enjoyable watch.
2) Movie: Kill Bill
She roared, and she rampaged, and she got bloody satisfaction. Tarantino's cowbow, kung-fu revenge flick is the epitome of cool, and constantly impressive.
3) Album: Sam's Town (by the Killers)
From begining to end, you can detect the love and frustration that the Killers have for their home of Las Vegas. No album has captured the spirit of America for me like this, certainly in the past 20 years. Stepping beyond the trivial subject matter of their premiere album, the Killers just capture a big, wide open sound.
4) Book: John Dies at the End
Begining originally as a web serial on pointlesswasteoftime.com , JDatE has developed into one of the strongest works of sci-fi/horror/humor that I have read. It feels consistently honest, which increases the horror. The humor is generated by the characters personalities, you feel that would be how they deal with what they experience, so it doesn't feel like the comedic aspect is forced on you. Ultimately, the thing is a page turner, and David Wong deserves all the success he obtains from his book.
5) Meme: Charlie the Unicorn
There are few things as funny as "Oh, they took my freaking Kidney!" It is shallow and trite, but the magic leopluradon always brings me back.
6) Video Game: Mario Galaxy
Though it isn't my most played game, I would definately say Mario Galaxy for the Wii is the most impressive game I've played in how it constantly threw clever thing after clever thing at me. Without relying too much on gimicks of the hardware, Mario Galaxy was a joy begining to end.
So what are your guy's favorites?
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