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July 25th, 2014 @ 7:50 am
Friday Five: Video Games

X-Wing vs TIE FighterHere are the five video games I loved most as a kid:

  1. Star Wars: X-Wing vs. TIE Fighter
    wikipedia, Amazon
  2. EA Sports NCAA Football
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  3. Age of Empires II
    wikipedia, website, Amazon
  4. B-17 Bomber
    wikipedia, website
  5. Burger Time
    wikipedia
July 18th, 2014 @ 8:04 am
Friday Five: Batman Villains

Batman

  1. Ra’s al Ghul
  2. Joker
  3. Riddler
  4. Two-Face
  5. Solomon Grundy
July 11th, 2014 @ 6:34 am
Friday Five: Weird Al

Weird AlMy five favorite Weird Al Yankovic songs:

  1. One More Minute
  2. This Is the Life
  3. Eat It
  4. Cable TV
  5. eBay
July 4th, 2014 @ 8:53 am
Friday Five: Patriotic Movies

Uncle Sam

June 27th, 2014 @ 8:17 am
Friday Five: Favorite Rides

I’ve owned eleven cars in my life. Here are my five favorite:

  1. 1976 Ford Mercury Monarch
    My first car is still my favorite. It was a massive white tank with a red interior and a broken gas gauge. The engine died because nobody ever thought to tell me it was important to change the oil in a car.
  2. 2001 BMW 330ci
    I owned this car in Los Angeles and loved having a convertible. I had to give it up, though, because I couldn’t afford the maintenance costs.
  3. 1981 Toyota Corolla-Tercel
    My second car ranks highly on this list purely because of how many great times I had in it. I bought it for $800 with 200,000 miles on it and sold it for $800 with 300,000 miles on it.
  4. 1987 Toyota 4×4
    I bought this car in 2002 from a buddy just before he moved to New Zealand. It was probably the most dependable vehicle I’ve ever owned.
  5. 1991 Honda CRX Si
    This was my upgrade when I got rid of the Corolla-Tercel. It was Nike-green and awesome.
June 20th, 2014 @ 7:12 am
Friday Five: Nobody Gets Woolly

Bull DurhamMy five favorite Kevin Costner roles:

  1. Crash Davis — Bull Durham
  2. Eliot Ness — The Untouchables
  3. Denny Davies — The Upside of Anger
  4. Billy Chapel — For Love of the Game
  5. Tie:
    Roy McAvoy — Tin Cup
    Ray Kinsella — Field of Dreams
June 13th, 2014 @ 6:32 am
Friday Five: John Williams

My five favorite John Williams film scores:

  1. Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope
  2. Raiders of the Lost Ark
  3. Superman
  4. Jaws
  5. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
June 6th, 2014 @ 6:11 am
Friday Five: 1975 Photos

Here are five photos of yours truly from 1975. Four are from March — about three months shy of my second birthday — and one is from June, presumably around my birthday. They are some of the only photos I have of myself as a child, and they were (apparently) very special to my mom, who kept them safe and very close to her for almost forty years. She died on August 12, 2012 and I miss her more than she’ll ever know.

May 30th, 2014 @ 3:25 am
Friday Five: 1958

Here are my favorite songs from 1958:

  1. Twenty-Six Miles (Santa Catalina)Four Preps, The
  2. All I Have to Do Is DreamEverly Brothers, The
  3. Poison IvyCoasters, The
  4. A Wonderful Time Up ThereBoone, Pat
  5. Reuben JamesKingston Trio, The
May 23rd, 2014 @ 6:05 am
Friday Five: Happy (Belated) Birthday, Jenny Edition

GoofyI love you, sis.

  • Jenny Was a Friend of Mine — Killers, The
  • Jenny Wren — McCartney, Paul
  • Jenny — Stellastarr*
  • Cut Me Up Jenny — Taking Back Sunday
  • 867-5309 (Jenny) — Tutone, Tommy
    867-5309/Jenny — Less Than Jake
May 16th, 2014 @ 8:47 am
Friday Five: Chocolate

chocolateMy five favorite chocolates:

  1. Mauna Loa Dark Chocolate Covered Macadamia Nuts
  2. Krackel
  3. Hershey’s with Almonds
  4. Hershey’s Special Dark
  5. Reese’s Peanut Butter Miniatures
May 9th, 2014 @ 3:40 am
Friday Five: Velociraptors

My five favorite Velociraptor Photoshops:

May 2nd, 2014 @ 7:45 am
Friday Five: The Beach Boys

The Beach BoysMy five favorite Beach Boys songs:

  1. Be True to Your School
  2. Barbara Ann
  3. Surfer Girl
  4. I Get Around
  5. When I Grow Up (To Be a Man)
April 25th, 2014 @ 2:15 am
Friday Five: Her Stories

TelevisionHere are five of my favorite shows which my wife watches that I would never admit I enjoy:

  1. Project Runway
  2. So You Think You Can Dance
  3. Watch What Happens Live
  4. Dateline
  5. The Bachelor / The Bachelorette
April 18th, 2014 @ 5:26 am
Friday Five: Lennon

John LennonThere are ninety-three tracks from John Lennon’s solo career in my iTunes library. Here are my five favorites:

  1. How Do You Sleep?
  2. God
  3. Watching the Wheels
  4. (Just Like) Starting Over
  5. Tie: Mother
    Tie: Beautiful Boy (Darling Boy)

The other eighty-seven are pretty awesome, too. You should listen to them all.

April 11th, 2014 @ 6:53 am
Friday Five: Superman

Truth, Justice, and the American Way

  1. Superman – The Movie — 1978
  2. Superman II — 1981
  3. Superman Returns — 2006

That’s it. Those are the only three that matter.

I just couldn’t do it. I couldn’t include III or IV or 2013′s Man of Steel (which I never saw).

April 4th, 2014 @ 4:04 am
Friday Five: Gin Drinks

Gin and TonicMy five favorite gin drinks:

  1. G&T
  2. Tom Collins
  3. Gimlet
  4. Classic Martini
  5. Salty Dog
March 28th, 2014 @ 6:56 am
Friday Five: Favorite Country Music

This one was tough, but here are my five favorite country songs:

  1. You Don’t Have to Call Me Darlin’, Darlin’Haggard, Merle
  2. Thank God I’m a Country BoyDenver, John
  3. She Got the Goldmine (I Got the Shaft)Reed, Jerry
  4. DallasJackson, Alan
  5. Always On My MindNelson, Willie
March 21st, 2014 @ 7:50 am
Friday Five: Favorite Animated Disney Movies

DumboMy five favorite (animated) Disney movies:

  1. Dumbo
  2. The Jungle Book
  3. Robin Hood
  4. The Rescuers
  5. Toy Story
March 14th, 2014 @ 7:13 am
Friday Five: The Cosby Show

The Cosby ShowMy five favorite characters from The Cosby Show:

  1. Heathcliff
  2. Theo
  3. Rudy
  4. Clair
  5. Vanessa