A now-annual tradition here at ONAT, as of this year, since I started doing it last year and now am doing it again! And this is how tradition is made, kids!
So all of these things came into existence in 1999, my sixteenth year, and here they are enumerated in order of how great it is that they happened. This is not every great thing, but this is the things that are inarguably, indisputably great, and without which the world would be somewhat darker. Thank you and goodnight.
Sleater-Kinney – The Hot Rock
Octavia Butler – Parable of the Talents
The Roots – Things Fall Apart
Ted Chiang – “The Story of Your Life”
Bonnie Prince Billy – I See a Darkness
The Iron Giant
Wilco – Summerteeth
Freaks and Geeks
Terry Pratchett – The Fifth Elephant
Jonathan Lethem – Motherless Brooklyn
Mogwai – Come On Die Young
Toy Story 2