The end of the year means it’s time for us media types to start cranking out end-of-year lists as lazy filler since, between December 24 and January 2, everyone is too damn drunk or too deep in a food coma to do anything newsworthy.
And so, here are a bunch of quickie lists that should kill a few minutes, some serious, some less so.
BEST MOVIES I SAW THIS YEAR
1 ) The Avengers
2 ) Skyfall
3 ) Cabin in the Woods
4 ) The Dark Knight Rises
5 ) The Avengers (I saw it five times in the theaters, it deserves two slots!)
FIVE INTERNET MEMES THAT NEED TO DIE
1 ) Anything that begins with “Keep Calm and…”
2 ) Ehrmergehrd.
3 ) Call Me Maybe derivatives.
4 ) The Ryan Gosling “Hey, girl” thing.
5 ) Gangnam Style parodies.
FIVE BEST BOOKS I READ IN 2012
1 ) Mockingjay (Book 3 in the Hunger Games trilogy) – Suzanne Collins
2 ) True Grit – Charles Portis
3 ) Fool – Christopher Moore
4 ) The Naming of the Beasts (Book 5 in the Felix Castor series) – Mike Carey
5 ) Summer Knight (Book 4 in the Dresden Files series) – Jim Butcher
FIVE THINGS OUT TO DESTROY CAPE COD
1 ) Sharks
2 ) Wind turbines
3 ) Wild turkeys (also know as land sharks)
4 ) Wastewater authorities
5 ) …and the people who (allegedly) love them
FIVE EXCELLENT TV SHOWS I WATCHED THIS YEAR
1 ) Doctor Who
2 ) Sherlock (the BBC version, not the Americanized Elementary)
3 ) Supernatural (thank you Netflix for throwing the entire series up on streaming video!)
4 ) The Big Bang Theory
5 ) The Walking Dead (season three, you have so far redeemed season two)
FIVE PEOPLE I’D LIKE TO LOCK INTO A ROOM TO ARGUE TO THE DEATH (or to the pain…I’m not sadistic)
1 ) Sherlock Holmes (the BBC version, as portrayed be Benedict Cumberbatch
2 ) Dr. Gregory House (Hugh Laurie)
3 ) Dr. Sheldon Cooper (of The Big Bang Theory, as played by Jim Parsons)
4 ) Mr. Spock (original Leonard Nimoy version or new Zachary Quinto version, I’m not picky)
5 ) Richard Latimer
FIVE MOVIES I CANNOT WAIT TO SEE IN 2013
1 ) Iron Man 3
2 ) Thor – The Dark World
3 ) Star Trek Into Darkness
4 ) Pacific Rim
5 ) The Evil Dead remake (even though I expect it to pale in comparison to the original)
FIVE AS-YET UNTAPPED ALTERNATE IDENTITIES FOR THE GUY WHO PRETENDED TO BE “VOICES ON WASTEWATER”
1 ) Barnstable County Strike Force Delta-X Mark 2.5 (sounds impressive, doesn’t it?)
2 ) Every Single Taxpaying Voter On Cape Cod and You Can’t Prove Otherwise, Nyah!
3 ) The Cape Cod Coalition for Awesome Alliterative Acronyms
4 ) Enron (hey, they’re not using the name anymore)
5 ) Mike Bailey, reporter for the Falmouth Enterprise
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