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My Top Ten Movies of 2016

April 8, 2017

Sorry, I’m quite late to the party on this one.  First, let’s face facts: 2016 was a disappointing year.  There are probably 5 or 6 films from 2015 I would put over any of the movies this year.  But nonetheless there were still some solid movies to entertain us.  Lets take a look. 10. Star […]

The Best and Worst Episodes of The X-Files

October 11, 2016

Earlier this year I rewatched the entire series of The X-Files on Blu-ray.  This was my favourite show in high school(my fandom was embarrassing to look back on) and viewing it again many years later was an interesting experience.  And as we went through the whole X-Files story, my categorical mind wasn’t able to rest […]

My Top Ten Movies of 2014

February 1, 2015

10. Boyhood Richard Linklater’s 12-year opus was met with a lot of acclaim this year.  I appreciated what they set out to do quite a bit.  Its a subtly bold feat to attempt and the cast and crew here did it well.  Its not overly exciting, but it didn’t want to be.  I kind of […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 5: #10 – #1

July 7, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 4: #20 – #11

July 6, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 3: #30-#21

July 5, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 2: #40-#31

July 4, 2014

About the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I have […]

My Top 50 Board Games – Part 1: #50-#41

July 3, 2014

Introduction to the list These are my favourite 50 board games at the present moment.  However, I will readily admit that some games here are fairly new (especially in the 40s and 30s) and may lose polish over time, or rise up to be higher up over time.  There are also many more games I […]

The Ten Best Songs of the 60’s

April 4, 2013

10. Sunshine of Your Love Cream The 1960’s was a time of great change in the world, and this was reflected most clearly among pop culture on music. The rock and roll era really began defining itself, and with it came new sounds like the psychedelic songs of bands like Jefferson Airplane, the Grateful Dead, […]

The Ten Most Influential People of the Early Millennium (1001-1400)

January 5, 2013

10. Su Song (1020-1101) Innovation Su Song appears to be an early “Renaissance man” from historical China. He made many advances in areas such as biology and astronomy, but his greatest influence was in the area of engineering. His surprisingly complex mechanical clock was a wonder of his time. Among many advancements this clock were […]

The Ten Most Notorious Fast Food Items

August 25, 2012

10. Original Sliders White Castle We start off the list small… really small. The White Castle sliders are known for their miniscule size. Its that one quality which sets it apart and makes the restaurant unique. And with the publicity from the hit comedy Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle, these tiny burgers have […]

The Ten Best Song of Ice and Fire Characters

August 8, 2012

A caution on this list. It will be including spoilers for both the TV and book series from books 1-5. So if you have yet to read the books or see the show, read at your own risk. There will be nothing beyond Dance, since, well, I don’t know anything. Anything I mention from beyond […]

The Ten Best Game Expansions

July 27, 2012

10. Innovation: Echoes of the Past A rather new entry to start the list off, since the game innovation was only released a year or so ago. But expansions don’t take long to be released anymore, and Innovations first expansion was no exception. Now, they could have gone the easy route of simply adding new […]

The Ten Greatest Movie Openings

July 15, 2012

10. The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring (2001) Peter Jackson and company were putting together an adaptation of arguably the most popular book series of the 20th century in what was destined to be a monumental movie trilogy. So how in the world do you get across to the audience all […]

The Ten Best Saturday Night Live Skits

May 22, 2012

Its been a while, I know, but I finally have another list complied. This has been a tough one to put together, since the show spans some 30 odd years. As a result, a lot of favourites have been left off the list. This is definitely one of those lists which could easily be expanded. […]