Tuesday, November 13, 2007


It might seem a bit early in the year for this annual exercise, but I came across no less than three different lists today.

In my email was Amazon's "Best Books of 2007." I can honestly say I have read not a single one of the top 100 editor's picks, unless you count thinking about reading one, as in Clapton's autobiography. I fared better on the top 100 bestsellers, or customer favorites. I've read about ten of those. An added bonus, I discovered there's a new James Lee Burke and put that on reserve at the library where I discovered they finally got around to ordering Fontova's new book. Oh, happy day!

Then on Tucker Carlson there's mention of “The 50 Greatest TV Icons” with Johnny Carson coming in at Number 1. Deservedly so, I think. I grew up watching the Tonight Show. It was funny, irreverent, and apolitical. Johnny bashed all politicians alike. More exciting was Buffy, the Vampire Slayer's Gellar making the cut. But really, Heather Locklear?

In Human Events, we have the top ten pork fighting senators. Yup, McCain is there. These are the same people who last week brought us the "Top 10 Most Outrageous Liberal Media Quotes From the Last 20 Years." If you missed it, just click on the link.


Anonymous said...

Fermi submits for your condideration the following: Julia Child, Jim McKay, Rod Serling, James Arness, Alfred Hitchcock, Shelly Long, Redd Foxx, Elizabeth Montgomery, Jerry Mathers ( as "The Beaver"!), George Reeves, Marlin Perkins, Danny DeVito, Fess Parker........and the inseperable pairs: Burns & Allen, Rocky & Bullwinkle, Huntley & Brinkley, Abbott & Costello, Klugman & Randall, and of course, Siskel & Ebert!

rsnlk said...

Rod Serling, James Arness, Alfred Hitchcock, Redd Foxx, Elizabeth Montgomery, Beaver, Reeves, Parker, and most of your pairs, except for Siskel and Ebert,
I'm with you there.
But what about Lucy, Flip Wilson, Barbara Eden, Elizabeth Montgomery, James Garner, and Robert Stack? And what about Gilligan and Archie and Dingbat?