My list of Coolness Blog

{December 31, 2009}   Lists: End of the year List wrap-up

So many lists, too many lists, but here’s some of the good ones. Including my favorite list of the year: David Wain’s Best so-so movies of the decade (scroll down a little after the link).


{December 31, 2009}   Last News post of the year

Let’s celebrate 2009 by doing one last news post of some of the newsworthy things I haven’t gotten around to posting yet. Hope your last day of 2009 and the ’00 decade is great! For me personally, the first half of the decade was pretty terrible. I mean I was in Florida during the who election debacle and George Bush was in the White House – by the end of the decade picked up steam and I’m hopeful for the next year and decade. Happy New Year!

  • Listen to Sigur Ros Frontman Jónsi Birgisson’s first single off upcoming solo album
  • You’ve heard Natalie Portman‘s going to slay zombies in the new year right?
  • Tim Gunn and Ellen Degeneres were named PETA‘s people of the year
  • And finally,Daft Punk’s 15-song greatest hits collection,  Musique Vol 1 is $2.99 today at Amazon

{December 31, 2009}   Watch Food Inc. Online

Haven’t been able to watch the documentary yet? Watch Food Inc. online in its entirety!

Author of Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls and The Curse of the Good Girl: Raising Authentic Girls with Courage and Confidence, Rachel Simmons is the host of the new PBS program, A Girl’s Life airing on December 30 @8pm. A Girl’s Life explores the challenges and opportunities facing young girls today.

UPDATE: A Girl’s Life is now available for viewing online

{December 28, 2009}   Decade List: Best Books

From Paste Magazine, a nifty list of the best books of the decade. Interestingly, to only me maybe, I read the #2 book on the list at the beginning and then again at the end of the decade; loved it the first time and could barely get through it the second time.

{December 26, 2009}   Latest DVD releases

Sneaky movie industry releases all the goodies this week when I was on vaca. Goodies like Mike Judge’s Extract, 500 Days of Summer (500) Days of Summer Featurette: Bank Dance
 and music doc, “It Might Get Loud.” See what else has been released lately in the Store of Coolness

Happy Holidays! In honor of celebrating, here’s my one and only post for today: From NPR, listen to David Sedaris tell the story of his alter-ego Crumpet the Elf from his memoirs The Santaland Diaries

Buy it here: Santaland Diaries

Happy Holidays everyone! I’m in North Carolina visiting my mom for Christmas and so glad to be here spending time with her.

Anyways, back to business. Here’s NPR’s picks for the best books of the year and they are also offering free music downloads of their favorite live music from the year!

{December 23, 2009}   Hear ‘The Kinks’ Choral Concert

Head over to NPR to hear the legendary band ‘The Kinks’ popular songs the choir versions. The choir versions? Any good? Yes, really good!

{December 23, 2009}   Listen to Eminem’s latest

I don’t know if it’s good or in Eminem is still relevant, but at least if we are still interested we can listen to his latest album ‘Relapse’ for free here

et cetera