Terrible Knucklehead

December 28, 2008

Best of 2008

Filed under: Uncategorized — Marcus Ramsey @ 3:23 pm

This is a list of the best stuff from 2008 with the criteria selection done by me.

Best Movie: Dark Knight – Maybe it was seeing it in theaters, because when I bought the Blu-ray and watched at home it felt about 20 minutes too long.  In a packed theater it felt just right.  Runners up: Kung Fu Panda, Wall-E

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Best Album: Keane – “Perfect Symmetry” – There was not a lot of good stuff.  Runners up: Foals, GZA

Best TV Show: “PTI” on ESPN – It’s been #1 since 2001.  I guess if you are talking about non-fiction then I’ll say Mad Men because everyone who I consider bright has been raving about it.  Runners up: Countdown with Keith Olbermann, 24, House

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Best Sporting Event: Super Bowl XLII – To see the Patriots get shell-shocked by the New York Giants was a perfect ending to an almost perfect season.  Runners up: Dallas Stars vs. San Jose Sharks Conference Semi-final Game 6, Josh Hamilton’s Home Run Derby show

Best Best: November 4th, America won.

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Best Notebook: Sony’s FW series of notebooks – They were one of the first out with the new 16:9 wide(r)screens.  It also has HDMI out, wireless N, 3 usb ports, 1 firewire, VGA out, memory card reader, and express card slot.  All of those features are not found on the new Macbook.  Plus it is available with Blu-Ray.  Sure you have to use Vista, but if you are going to use Vista, use it on a machine that even the most Mac faithful will notice the style.

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Best Desktop: iMac – I shoot myself every day for getting a Macbook instead of an iMac.  Anyone want to trade?  Runners up: Sony’s LT series, and Gateway’s new line that has a hot-swappable SATA drive bay built into the front of the unit.  It’s brilliant.

Best Gadget: 2nd Gen iPod Touch – I stopped paying for internet on my phone and now just use the iPod’s WiFi because it works better.

Best New Design/Logo: Pepsi –

Turns out the internet hates the design, but here’s why I like it.  When it’s pictured this way, the logo with the Pepsi type looks like a large “P.”  The new logo is put in an area on the can where when you drink it the logo appears to be flowing out of the can and toward your mouth.  It doesn’t have useless crap all over it, I’ve yet to see that Diet Pepsi can up close, but in that picture it looks great.  Also, note the “e” in Pepsi is a nod to the old wave logo.  Everything is perfect about this.

Best New Sports Jersey/Uni: 

Philadelphia Flyers 3rd/alternate jersey.  Fantastic throwback design.

Best New Bookmark: Reddit.com – Once you customize your own Reddit you will rarely need CNN, or MSNBC, or Digg, or Fark, or anything.

Best Webcomic of the year: Dinosaur Comics

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Worsts coming eventually.

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