Best. Episodes. Ever.
Though I think they're wrong about the worst. In honor of the upcoming 300th episode of the Simpsons
, Entertainment Weekly looks back at the 25 best episodes and 1 worst. May the arguments, and uneeded meme generation, begin.
posted by eyeballkid
on Feb 1, 2003 -
Best ad campaigns of the last 20 years
Adweek posts its list of the 20 best ad campaigns over the last 20 years. Of the 20, two were single commercials rather than entire campaigns. One was Apple's "1984" ad; I won't spoil the other one for you.
posted by joaquim
on Jan 15, 2003 -
Du-blog-ious Achievement Awards
Marc Weisblott cannot even keep from slagging himself
: “Maintained a personal blog without permalinks, archives, or even dates on the posts, thus preventing the sort of critical scrutiny he performs on others. Barely earned more money at age thirty-one than he did at twenty-one. And – oh, yes – enough of a coward to not be able to compile a Worst Blogs of 2002 list without attaching himself to the end of the list. Or is that just unadulterated self-loathing?”
posted by joeclark
on Dec 26, 2002 -
The Nashville Scene
proudly presents the 12th Annual Boner Awards
. Named for disgraced Nashville mayor Bill Boner, this is a rundown of all things "goofy, grisly and gnarly" that went down this year in Music City. From nude fender-benders to shop-lifting Vice Mayors, it's local interest, Nashvegas style. (The previous few years are also available for the truly curious.)
posted by mikrophon
on Dec 18, 2002 -
The Emmy nominations are out
and the news nominations go to the biggest story, September 11. No surprises there. PBS has 41 nominations and Fox has 0. No surprises there either. Does this say something about the news industry and it's ability to discern serious news from chaff? Is Bill Moyers a national treasure? Do you think perhaps Murdoch should rethink the direction of his media empire?
posted by nofundy
on Jul 31, 2002 -
The Pulitzer Prizes 2002.
The New York Times gets 7; Richard Russo's "Empire Falls" gets Best Fiction; and Best On-Screen Kiss goes to Britney Spears and the guy from "Crossroads" because it made jurists William Safire and Henry Louis Gates Jr. "all teary-eyed."
posted by adrober
on Apr 8, 2002 -
You thought the Webbys were dumb? The International Web Page Awards
: US$125 to enter, judges self-selected ("Check here if you would like to be a Judge") and the best part: IWPA site created and designed by Matt Wolf
(fast cars, hot babes and screaming guitars) who also happens to win something each year.
posted by sylloge
on Mar 22, 2002 -
The United States Olympic Committee
invites you to help them decide the recipients of the U.S. Olympic Spirit Award
. I don't think you have to be an american to participate. Nominations close tomorrow evening, as do the 2002 Winter Olympics themselves. The award is supposed to represent commitment, courage, perseverence and vision
. The nominations may be more of a popularity contest, but the U.S. Olympic Committee itself makes the final determination. Previous recipients include Carl Lewis and Scott Hamilton.
posted by ZachsMind
on Feb 23, 2002 -
Nominations for the Grammy Awards
were announced this morning. A crop of new female artists (India.Arie, Nelly Furtado, Alicia Keyes) scored big, and Michael Jackson got yet another nomination. Which was your favorite nomination? Who should have been nominated? Do Grammy voters have a clue?
posted by neuroshred
on Jan 4, 2002 -
The Chrysler Design Awards
include Susan Kare. "Her bitmap wrist watch, travel-destination city fonts, lit bomb icon that signals a computer crash (“they told me it would almost never be seen ”) and smiling, welcoming Mac start-up screen helped re-envision the computer from machine to co-creator."
-- "almost never be seen" -- heheheh. Well -- at least it's got more wit than a blue screen of death.
posted by fpatrick
on Oct 30, 2001 -
Emmy Awards postponed...
maybe even cancelled. Sounds OK to me; there's already waaaay too many awards shows. Anyone upset by this, or have a strong opinion either way?
Just trying to draw some fire away from the monster thread re: attacks, which is stuck in some sort of continuous circle.
posted by davidmsc
on Oct 7, 2001 -
OK, this whole Harry Potter thing - while completely out of proportion to any real value in the books - has up till now been pointless but essentially harmless. But wasting a Hugo Award on this crap?!
To quote (oh, I don't know, some Clinton-hating Republican): "Where's the outrage?!"
posted by m.polo
on Sep 5, 2001 -
The New Zealand Net Awards
have announced their finalists. Picked by a panel of people including Web saavy magazine editors, personal Web site operators, and tech-radio deejays, the NZ awards seem much more even handed, open, and real
than the Webbies (albeit only for NZ sites...)
And, as far as I can tell, they're doing it on almost no budget. Pretty impressive. Why doesn't this
community start something like it?
posted by benbrown
on Sep 3, 2001 -
One of these things is just a bit unlike the others:
The Wired Rave Awards (whatever they are) category list includes a "Cultural Innovator" category to select a person who is "changing our creative landscape. A talent whose work has a profound effect on our culture." The names:
- Ang Lee, Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
- David Chase and James Gandolfini, The Sopranos
- Evan Williams, Blogger
- Hironobu Sakaguchi, Final Fantasy
- Thomas Krens, Director of Guggenheim Museums Worldwide
I don't know where to start.
posted by werty
on Aug 22, 2001 -
The Oscar® nominations won't get announced until tomorrow, which means that the noms for The Razzies
were announced today. The biggest contender? John Travolta revolting pet film, "Battlefield Earth," with eight.
posted by honkzilla
on Feb 12, 2001 -