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Best of 2016?*

 
 
Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2016 11:44 am
What do you think are the best* books? Movies? Television? Songs/albums/music/concerts?

*(new stuff and junk from 2016)
 
contrex
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2016 12:04 pm
For TV, I nominate Braindead.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2016 03:38 pm
@contrex,
excellent show.
farmerman
 
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Reply Fri 23 Dec, 2016 03:59 pm
@farmerman,
best book (for me 0nly)Serengeti Rules
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izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 05:58 am
The latest Bernie Gunther book The Other Side Of Silence came this year. I think it's the only book published in 2016 I've read, so that would make it best as far as I'm concerned.

The next one, Prussian Blue, is out in April.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 06:28 am
@izzythepush,
My best History was The Framers Coup a really well written account of the creation of the US Constitution. Its so not loaded with boring academic twaddle and its also not showing the usual authors reverence for some favorites of history. As far as Karman (the author) was concerned, the US Constitution got some things right but a lot more, they got wrong.

I think "originalists" will find lots to disagree with
izzythepush
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 07:08 am
@farmerman,
Considering how some on A2K describe democracy as mob rule I think you might have a point.
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 10:59 am
@izzythepush,
it occurs every bunch of years (or whenever a GOP candidate "wins" the prpesidency via the electoral college vote and not the popular vote).
The Constitution, although it finally gave the Nation taxing and programmatic powers, actually shows how little the framers actually MISTRUSTED the citizenry.

ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:15 am
@farmerman,
how little? or how much? (re trust)
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:21 am
@ossobucotemp,
its really why the electoral college was thunk up.
Accoring to the author who is a well respected historian specializing in the early evolution of our govt.
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:31 am
@farmerman,
You said actually shows how little the framers actually MISTRUSTED the citizenry.

I'm thinking you meant how little they trusted the citizenry....

natch, correct me if I'm off base..
farmerman
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:47 am
@ossobucotemp,
my bad , you are correct, the framers mistrusted the voter
ossobucotemp
 
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Reply Sat 24 Dec, 2016 11:53 am
@farmerman,
Makes sense, and it's still happening at the least re the college. That book you told us about interests me.
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 27 Dec, 2016 02:13 pm
@tsarstepan,
What I gathered so far...

What are the best movies? Worst movies of 2016?
BEST MOVIES:
1. La La Land (2016)
2. Arrival (II) (2016)
3. Julieta (2016)
4. Moana (I) (2016)
5. Things to Come (2016)
6. 10 Cloverfield Lane (2016)
7. Zootopia (2016)
8. Hell or High Water (II) (2016)
9. Phantom Boy (2015)
10. Hunt for the Wilderpeople (2016)

BEST DOCUMENTARIES:
1. The Witness (I) (2015 DOCUMENTARY)
2. Weiner (2016 DOCUMENTARY)
3. The Eagle Huntress (2016 DOCUMENTARY)
4. Underfire: The Untold Story of Pfc. Tony Vaccaro (2016 DOCUMENTARY) 5. Jim: The James Foley Story (2016 DOCUMENTARY)

WORST MOVIES:
2/10:
1. Nine Lives (I) (2016);
2. Gods of Egypt (2016);

3/10:
3. The Darkness (I) (2016);

4/10:
4. Zoolander 2 (2016)
5. The Brothers Grimsby (2016)
6. The 5th Wave (2016)
7. Swiss Army Man (2016)

5/10:
8. The Forest (I) (2016);

6/10: These are temporary as I dive into more Razzie potential movies for 2017 nominations.
9. Love & Friendship (2016);
10. Florence Foster Jenkins (2016);

What are the best music albums?
Only bought a handful of albums from 2016.

In no particular order of preference:
The La La Land soundtrack;
The Bright Star musical original cast recording;
Leonard Cohen's You Want It Darker;
She & Him's Christmas Party (the only CD of the lot).

That may be it.
dlowan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2016 01:24 am
Love cohen's last album
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2016 06:57 am
@dlowan,
dlowan wrote:

Love cohen's last album

Zombie Leonard Cohen is going to make some great albums to I bet.
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McGentrix
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2016 07:09 am
@tsarstepan,
That Captain America: Civil War and Rogue One are not in your top 10 list, much less 1 and 2 pretty much voids your list. >.<
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 28 Dec, 2016 07:39 am
@McGentrix,
Rated Rogue On at 8/10 and Captain America: Civil War as 9/10.

I just seen so many movies this year and they didn't make the cut. I've seen 56 movies at the theater this year. I'm too lazy to count how many 2016 eligible movies (above and beyond that).... Razz
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