Best of the Rest for 2005

Other random thoughts on 2005
Movie I fell asleep the fastest to: Transporter 2
Movie I thought I would love but ended up hating: In Her Shoes
Movie I thought I would hate but ended up loving: Sin City
Biggest disappointment of the year [tie]: Elektra and War of the Worlds
Movie I am most ambivalent about this year: Sarah Silverman: Jesus Is Magic
Best place to see a movie: Tivoli Theatre
Best place to sit in line for two hours while waiting for a movie: Chesterfield Galaxy 14 Theatre
Best popcorn: Hi-Pointe Theatre
Theater with the least annoying pre-movie slide show: Great Escapes O’Fallon 14
Theater with the most annoying teenagers: Ronnie’s 20 Ciné
| Jim Campbell

Top 10 episodes of seasons 1 and 2 of Arrested Development (which came into my life on DVD this year)
1. Best Man for the Gob (Season 1)
2. Staff Infection (Season 1)
3. Marta Complex (Season 1)
4. Good Grief (Season 2)
5. My Mother the Car (Season 1)
6. Burning Love (Season 2)
7. In Gob We Trust (Season 1)
8. Amigos (Season 2)
9. My Hand to Gob (Season 2)
10. Afternoon Delight (Season 2)
| Sean Moeller

More Stupid Things George W. Bush Said in 2005
1.    “Those who enter the country illegally violate the law.” (Tucson, Ariz., Nov. 28, 2005)
2.    “You work three jobs? …Uniquely American, isn’t it? I mean, that is fantastic that you’re doing that.” (Omaha, Nebraska, Feb. 4, 2005)
3.    “Brownie, you’re doing a heck of a job.” (Mobile, Ala., Sept. 2, 2005—FEMA director Michael Brown resigned 10 days later)
4.    “I want to appreciate those of you who wear our nation’s uniform for your sacrifice.” (Jacksonville, Fla., Jan. 14, 2005)
5.    “See, in my line of work you got to keep repeating things over and over and over again for the truth to sink in, to kind of catapult the propaganda.” (Greece, N.Y., May 24, 2005)
6.    “I can only speak to myself.” (Washington, D.C., April 28, 2005)
7.    “This notion that the United States is getting ready to attack Iran is simply ridiculous. And having said that, all options are on the table.” (Brussels, Belgium, Feb. 22, 2005)
8.    “Part of the facts is understanding we have a problem, and part of the facts is what you’re going to do about it.”  (Kirtland, Ohio, April 15, 2005)
9.    “Wow! Brazil is big.” (Brasilia, Brazil, Nov. 6, 2005—Being shown a map of the country by president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva)
10.    “[I’m] occasionally reading, I want you to know, in the second term.” (Washington, D.C., March 16, 2005)
| Shandy Casteel

Funniest Television Shows
1.    Arrested Development (Fox)
2.    Curb Your Enthusiasm (HBO)
3.    The Daily Show (Comedy Central)
4.    The Simpsons (Fox)
5.    South Park (Comedy Central)
6.    My Name Is Earl (NBC)
7.    The Office (NBC)
8.    The Colbert Report (Comedy Central)
9.    Real Time With Bill Maher (HBO)
10.    Fox & Friends, and anything with Brit Hume (Fox News)
| Shandy Casteel

Top ten intersections screwing up traffic in St. Louis
1.    40 east to I-170 north
2.    Page & 270 (all of it)
3.    40 west to I-170 north (also)
4.    Fifth St. exit from 70 west
5.    Lindbergh south at Clayton
6.    40 west at Broadway
7.    270 north to 70 west
8.    Forest Park Parkway (gone)
9.    I-170 & 44 (where is it?)
10.    141 & Page Ave. Extension (I can dream, can’t I?)
| Derek Lauer

Things that I can’t live without
1.    Managing Editor
2.    Hillary, Lily, Timothy, Toby, Scooby, Mia, Ernie, and Buddha
3.    Coffee
4.    The New York Times
5.    Real Rhapsody
6.    Harper’s Monthly
7.    Google
8.    Cicero’s pizza and beer on a Tuesday night
10.    Bush and Cheney behind bars
| Jim Dunn

Top 10 Web sites for discovering new music
| Preston Jones

About Jim Dunn 126 Articles
Jim Dunn grew up in NY in the 70s and 80s. Even though that time in music really shapes his appreciation it does not define it. Music, like his beloved history is a long intermingled path that grows, builds and steals from its past. He lives in Colorado with his lovely wife and a wild bunch of animals.

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