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JFRO'S 2015


PIZZA RAT/ CIGARETTE CRAB 2016: MAKE AMERICA GREAT AGAIN

https://twitter.com/peter_fries/status/646062337833627648

Format once again ripped off shamelessly from the Librarian in Black

Books -- Station Eleven, The Incident Report, The Haunting of Hill House, Tipping the Velvet, Whiskey Tango Foxtrot, Wolf in White Van, Dread Journey.

Comics -- Museum of Mistakes, New Lone Wolf and Cub, Order of the Stick: Blood Runs in the Family, The Age of Selfishness: Ayn Rand, Morality & the Financial Crisis.

Movies --Snowpiercer, Chappie, Mad Max: Fury Road, A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night, The Babadook, Ant-Man, Ex Machina, Tangerine, What We Do in the Shadows 

TV Shows -- The Americans, Archer, The Killing (US), Black Sails, The Bridge (US), Danger 5, Silicon Valley, Ray Donovan, Broad City, Sons of Anarchy, Veep, The Blacklist, Nurse Jackie, Mad Men, Brooklyn 9-9, Agents of SHIELD, The Code, Halt & Catch Fire, RuPaul's Drag Race, The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt, Community, Parks & Recreation, Orange is the New Black, Adventure Time, Penny Dreadful, Sense8, Homeland, Person of Interest, Daredevil, Jessica Jones, The Walking Dead, The Knick, Jonathan Strange & Mr. Norrell, Master of None, Transparent, Continuum, Ripper Street, High Maintenance, @Midnight, LARPs.

Albums --The Wolf Council: S/T, Valkyrie: Shadows, Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats: The Night Creeper, Torche: Restarter, Sweverdriver: I Wasn't Born to Lose You, Sacri Monti: Sacri Monti, Royal Thunder: Crooked Doors, A Place to Bury Strangers: Transfixiation, The Lucid Dream: S/T, Kadavar: Berlin, Graveyard: Innocence & Decadence, Ecstatic Vision: Sonic Praise, Brothers of the Sonic Cloth: S/T.

Songs --Violet Chachki:"Bettie", Major Lazer: "Lean On", Celiac: "Promised You a Miracle", The Blind Shake: "Mildew" Sia: "Big Girls Cry", Shamir: "On the Regular", Tunde Olaniran: "KYBM"

Apps --Artstudio, Flickr for iPad, Postmates, Instacart, Alien Blue, Tunein, Slice.


Devices --iPad, AppleTV, USB turntable, Nook Glowlight, 42" television.  

Events --Anime Detour, Convergence, Game Night @Library Technology Conference, Shogatsu in San Francisco, Bash 15 with Melvins/Run Westy Run/Cows, Art-A-Whirl with Blind Shake & Mrs., Hapsburgs/Mark Mothersbaugh/Mary Griggs Burke Collection @MIA, WMCN Reunion Radio Show, Minnesota Valley Nature Refuge.

Items of clothing --Panda blouse, Badtz Maru hoodie and Kugurumi.

Games --Plants vs. Zombies 2, Candy Crush Soda, Tetris Blitz, Neko Atsume, Interface Zero, Takenoko, TimeZero, Cards Against Librarianship, Castle Panic, Eclipse Phase, Fiasco.

Web sites --Gamerghazi, We Hunted the Mammoth, Awful Library Books, Bandcamp, The Obelisk, 8Tracks, Fast 'n' Bulbous, Florida Man.

Twitter Twerps -- @RealGDT, @skullmandible,@MrGeorgeWallace, @SwiftOnSecurity, @iglvzx, @arthur_effect, @WernerTwertzog, @josephscrimshaw, @TokyoFashion, @Snarkysmachine.

YouTubers -- Kevin Logan, Nerdist, Geek & Sundry, Diamanda Hagan, Jay Smooth, William Belli. 

Substance- Sugru.


Boyfriend --Jseux wins again!

Comments

JethSeux said…
I'm glad I made the cut, along with Florida Man, but I've got to question you on A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night . . .

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