Wednesday, December 31, 2008

Mike's Best of 2008 List

Here's my list of rad things of 2008. I don't really get out much and I don't really pay attention to a lot of things, so this might kind of suck:

Best Movie:

The Wrestler-

I just saw this movie last night. It snuck in at the last minute and oh man was it rad. I'm not one to get all talkie about movies, but this movie brings it. Mickey Rourke is totally amazing. And Darren Aronofsky finally decided to not do all that flashy stuff. No super fast cuts and eXXXtreme camera angles. Just a washed up wrestler trying to live.
Honorable Mention: The Batman Movie & Wanted (he curves the bullets!!!).

Best Album:

Saves The Day - Through Being Cool-

Can this album be any better? This came out nine years ago and I still think it's the best album this year. All about hatin on girlfriends and missin your bros. I love it. "could you tell me, the next that your choking? I'll rush right over to shove some dirt right down your throa-oa-oat." Yeah man. Fuck you.
Honorable Mention: What I've heard of The '59 Sound by The Gaslight Anthem


Best Song:

Titus Andronicus - Titus Andronicus-

Pretty much all I can ask for in a song. Super loud. Fast. Lots of yelling. And your like awesome, and then BAM! Hand-clap, gang vocal breakdown. My absolute favorite thing that can happen in a song, just like in angel is the centerfold. which is my favorite song ever. actually fuck it. that's my best song of the year. Oh yeah. And naming a song the same thing as your band is pretty funny.
Honorable Mention: Beyonce - Single Ladies (that shit is funky as hell)

Best Blog:

Kanye West's -

Until Kanye West stops bloggin, he will always have the best blog. I don't know if he really does all this bloggin himself, but it's funny anyways. Kanye West is the originator and innovator of the cool lookin toilet blog post. Want to know what a footstool designed by porshe looks like? Read Kayne's blog. Also, he rants are amazing. His new thing is writing it in the title of the blog post and not in the post itself, which i find hilarious. Here's one I found while looking at his blog for 30 seconds:
OK NOW THIS IS JUST STUPID! DUDE, DID YOU READ MY BOOK?? DO I SEEM LIKE A CHANTER??!! DO I EVEN HAVE TIME TO BE SITTING AROUND DOING THAT??? WHY YOU GOTTA MESS UP MY VACATION WITH STUPID SHIT??? YOU COULD'VE WAITED TWO MORE DAYS... HAAHAAAAA SIDEBAR: IF THERE'S ANY PARTIES ON NEW YEARS WITH MY NAME ON IT, DOOOON'T YOUUUU BELIEEEEEVE IT! I'M STAYING AT HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME IN FIVE YEARS. WE DID 98 SHOWS THIS PAST YEAR!!! I JUST WANT TO CHILL, HOOP AND WATCH SOME MOVIES! ... AND AS ALWAYS... I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS CAUSE I'M LAZY NOT ANGRY!!! OH, AND EXCLAMATION POINTS ARE FUN! HAHAHAAA!!! (IF I HAD BBM, I WOULD MAKE IT SAY I'M TYPING IN ALL CAPS CAUSE I'M LAZY!!!)


Best Streetwear Trend:

Not Giving A Shit About Streetwear-
Now I know people having been fucking this donkey for a while now, but it wasn't until 2008 that I really saw people not giving a flying fuck about streetwear. The sheer apathy that everyone felt in 2008 towards t-shirts with old rappers on them was amazing. "You make t-shirts? I don't fucking care." That was 2008 for me.
Honorable Mention: All-over prints.

Best T-Shirt:

Antilogy - Welcome To Hell - Tour T-Shirt-


Man is that shit tight.

Best Drinking Spot:

With your bros-

Who doesn't like having a couple pops with the bros? It could be 4 A.M. on a Sunday or it could be 3 P.M. on a Wednesday, nothing beats cutting a little loose with your bros. Have some laughs. Talk about stupid stuff. Maybe get a little serious. Who knows? Your with your bros drinkin beers. It's awesome.

Best Boner:

Barack Obama winning the election-

How rough has it been the last few years, huh? All sorts of wars and bad shit. It was such a bummer. And then on Nov. 4th Barack Obama won. I was like, holy shit. It happened. Boner.

Best Anti-Boner:

Crippling Economic Depression:

Holy fuck. Can we get any more recessed around here? Everyday, shit is gettin worse. We got to give people bail outs and crap. Where's my bailout? I'm a chai latte drinkin New Yorker. And now it's costing mad money to do everything. C'mon!

I'm over this. Happy New Year!

1 comment:

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