I watch a lot of movies, but I guess all the movies are terrible, because I only saw 8 movies from this list of the Top 100 Movies of 2011 by Rotten Tomatoes. The highest rated 2011 movie I saw was number 34, and I only saw 2 in the top 50. How did you do?
In trying to clear out my tabs to reach the nirvana of Tab Bar Zero, I came to Daniel Norris’s reimagined Die Hard poster. I’d meant to post it months ago. He’s got a bunch of really good movie posters, but I love Die Hard.
This reminded me of Olly Moss’s Die Hard poster from a couple years ago. And then I got curious about whether there were any other Die Hard posters out there, and, oh man, let me tell you there are a couple, and these are all of them that I could find. Which one is your favorite? Did I miss any?
Via Olly Moss
The previous 2 are from Buzz Brewery, which seems to be down at the moment.
Via Brick Hut / Matt Owen
Via Arthur Ditner
Via Tim Doyle
Via Design by Dzwonkowski
Via Olaf Cuadras Ferre
Via K Bailey-Bender
Via Daniel Keane
Via Michael Hanlon
Via Derek Chatwood
Via Donald Smith Graphic Design
Previous two via Russell Ford
Via Brett Thurman
And then, these aren’t movie posters but still valid in this post, I think.
Via Russ Maschmeyer
Via Jeremy Todd / /film
Via Scott Campbell Great Showdowns
Update! Here’s a 20th Die Hard poster by Jim Rugg
Here’s a Die Hard cross stitch.
Lastly, here’s a holiday card from Nakitomi.
The things they list on Wikipedia.
French fries are almost always salted just after cooking. They are then served with a variety of condiments, notably ketchup, curry, curry ketchup (mildly hot mix of the former), hot or chili sauce, mustard, mayonnaise, bearnaise sauce, tartar sauce, tzatziki, feta cheese, garlic sauce, fry sauce, ranch dressing, barbecue sauce, gravy, brown sauce, vinegar (especially malt vinegar), lemon, piccalilli, pickled cucumber, gherkins, very small pickled onions, fresh cheese curds (especially Canada), or honey.
Nerve listed listed Judd Appatow’s in order of how good they were and I wasn’t sure I agreed so I made my own list. Some of Appatow’s movies are REALLY good. Others are REALLY bad.
15. Drillbit Taylor (2008)
14. Step Brothers (2008)
13. Year One (2009)
12. Get Him to the Greek (2010)
11. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006)
10. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007)
9. Pineapple Express (2008)
8. The Cable Guy (1996)
7. Funny People (2009)
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008)
5. Superbad (2007)
4. Bridesmaids (2011)
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004)
2. Knocked Up (2007)
1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005)
Here’s my list annotated with notes and Nerve’s original rating:
15. Drillbit Taylor (2008) I don’t think I saw this one.
4. Bridesmaids (2011) I definitely didn’t see this one, but the previews look funnier than Drillbit Taylor.
10. Walk Hard: The Dewey Cox Story (2007) I wish I liked this one more, but couldn’t even finish it.
13. Year One (2009) I didn’t realize this was Appatow, but I finished it.
14. Step Brothers (2008) Barely finished.
11. Talladega Nights: The Ballad of Ricky Bobby (2006) Some chuckles.
8. The Cable Guy (1996) This was a long time ago.
9. Pineapple Express (2008) There’s a big chasm between 9 and 8 on this list.
7. Funny People (2009) Poignant. It was better than it looked.
12. Get Him to the Greek (2010) Lots of laughs.
6. Forgetting Sarah Marshall (2008) Rewatchable.
5. Superbad (2007) Lots of laughs AND rewatchable.
1. The 40-Year-Old Virgin (2005) I mean, come on.
2. Knocked Up (2007) I’m approaching having seen this one too often.
3. Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy (2004) Masterpiece.
I love lists like this. An interesting piece of internet history: This piece is from 2003, which is why it was posted all on one page. If it was posted yesterday, it’d be on 70 different slides to increase page views. I like the old way better.
And too much testosterone is what causes men to commit unspeakable crimes like murder and rape and The Rock and Bad Boys. –Jeanne Marie Laskas, ‘Michael Bay,’ 2001
When a writer does well, the rest of the country is doing fine. –John Steinbeck, ‘A Primer on the 30’s,’ 1960
Also, I shouldn’t have to say this, but do not, under any circumstances, put Pop Rocks in your ass. –Stacey Grenrock Woods, Sex column, 2003
via â˜…Tim Carmody
Here’s a list of the 129 service rules for La Bernardin in New York City from a chapter in Eric Ripert’s 2008 book, ‘On the Line’. The list was published on 4 or 5 different pages by the Star Tribune, and I figured they’d be better all on one page.
1. Not acknowledging guests with eye contact and a smile within 30 seconds. First impressions count!
2. Not thanking the guests as they leave. Last impression!
3. Not remembering the guests’ likes and dislikes!
4. Not opening the front door for guests.
5. Silverware set askew on the tables.
6. Tabletop that isn’t picture perfect.
7. Forks with bent tines.
8. Unevenly folded napkins.
9. Chipped glassware.
10. Tables not completely set when guests are being seated.
11. Dead or wilted flowers on the tables.
12. Tables that are not leveled.
13. Salt and pepper shakers that are half empty.
14. Salt or sugar crusted inside the shakers.
Continue reading “La Bernardin’s 129 service rules”
Buffalo Beast is out with this year’s version of The 50 Most Loathsome Americans. Incidentally, the person in #1 is also #1 in the Most Powerful People in Food list I posted earlier. Most importantly, Buffalo Beast needs to be commended for including a list this long all on one page.
EDITORâ€™S NOTE: 2010 was the most loathsome year on record, and it was difficult choosing between the literally hundreds of deserving scoundrels who couldâ€™ve made this yearâ€™s list. Some people are perpetually awful and weâ€™re tired of writing about how awful they are, so there are some intentionally glaring omissions. We surely missed someone you hate. We missed a lot of people I hate. Check out the Loathsome Americans from 2002, (the dog eated it in 2003) 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008 and 2009 (wow, weâ€™re getting old) before your head explodes because your favorite asshole isnâ€™t featured above.
Via Balloon Juice
The Daily Meal with a linkbait-tastic list of America’s 50 Most Powerful People in Food. I don’t want to spoil the surprise, but #1 is you. First chef doesn’t show up until #6. Steve Jobs is #5. I do have to compliment TDM for not putting each person on the list on a separate slide show slide. It’s something not often seen anymore, but much appreciated.
Pew Research Center released their list of top news stories of the decade. There were 24 stories that ranked 50% or higher on their survey of what news stories people were following. I remembered all of them except the US Airmen being released from China. Their list is an image which is probably supposed to keep bloggers from posting them, so I typed them out for you. Interestingly, October seems over represented, which probably has a lot to do with people beginning to tune in in advance of an election. Check out the full list of 24 stories at the link above.
1 Terrorist attacks on the U.S. (October 2001) 78%
2 Hurricane Katrina and Rita impacts (October 2005) 73%
3 High gasoline prices (September 2005) 71%
4 Condition of U.S. Economy (September 2008) 70%
5 Sniper shootings near D.C. (October 2002) 65%
6 Iraq war (May 2003) 63%
7 Debate over Wall Street bailout (October 2008) 62%
8 2008 presidential election (October 2008) 61%
9 Major earthquake in Haiti (January 2010) 60%
10 Debate on war with Iraq (October 2002) 60%
folkinz made a list of folks he thinks have a real shot at earning EGOT status. I’m not sure anyone belongs on this list if they have only won one of the four (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, Tony). Obviously Bette Midler and Lily Tomlin are the favorites having won 3 of the 4 needed, but also because it’s not impossible to imagine them winning Oscars (you know, in the way that it’s impossible to imagine Gwyneth Platrow winning a Grammy)
# cher (E, G, O)
# jamie foxx (G, O)
# catherine zeta-jones (O,T)
# jennifer hudson (G, O)
# lily tomlin (E, G, T)
# gwyneth paltrow (O)
# kevin spacey (O)
# nicole kidman (O)
# renee zellweger (O)
# scarlett johansson (T)
# anne hathaway (E)
# joaquin phoenix (G)
# reese witherspoon (O)
# hugh jackman (E, T)
# justin timberlake (E, G) oscar may be a stretch i know.
# meryl streep (E, O)
# bette midler (E, G, T)
Incidentally, there have been 12 EGOT winners (or 10 if you’re a stickler).