Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Best of the Best 2009

Top Things of 2009 (in no particular order)

Books (not all released 2009):

Little Brother - Cory Doctorow
Beggars in Spain - Nancy Kress
Cryptonomicon – Neal Stephenson
Startide Rising -David Brin
The Ragged Astronauts - Bob Shaw
Parable of the Sower - Octavia Butler
Old Man’s War - John Scalzi
Revolutionary Road - Richard Yates
Slaughterhouse 5 - Kurt Vonnegut
The Brief but Wonderous Life of Oscar Wao - Junot Diaz


District 9
300 Days of Summer
Star Trek
Let The Right One In


Absu –Absu
Marduk – Wormwood
Beherit – Engram


Absu (Dublin & Bergen)
Aura Noir
The Rotted
Day of Suffering Festival in Purple Turtle


Fallout 3
Call of Duty - Modern Warfare 2
Elder Scrolls –Oblivion
Was Mass Effect this year?
FIFA 08 (Yes – I am that far behind)


Hilbo. Everything.
Drinking with Voivod in the Garage in Bergen. Dreams can come true!
Making the Longlist for the Aeon Award 2009 (two counts)
Marky getting thrown out of The Garage
‘The Marky an the Petey went to see The Pope in Rome’
Fulham V Roma Stadio Olympico
Interviewing Proskriptor from Absu
Hugging Gaahl (‘The most evil man in Norway’- Gorgoroth)
Downpour in print (Thanks Dee!)
Fulham V Everton at Craven Cottage (inc. walking along the banks of the Thames on the way to the game laughing at the scousers)
BMW 5 Series V Hardanger Fjord
‘Show me your Genitals’ and the Great Scotch Egg Hunt at 2D in Derry including PenGwen
Finally getting to meet the Albedo boys
My Liver V Russian Standard featuring pyjama playground raid, Where’s the poop deck? and Garda Intervention
Sneaking off on Marky an Hatchet in that London to have breakfast and look in The Forbidden Planet (heh heh)
Marky V Hatchet’s Coke (two counts) (still funny)
Meeting Grutle (Enslaved)
Rediscovering Fibbers
Independents Day
Ireland V France (in Croker) Getting a Keano chant going and Mark getting an annoying driver reefed by the polini
Ireland V Italy (in Croker)
Adopting Tony
Micra V Fiesta
Ireland V France (in the Longstone. I don’t hold anything against Henry) & South African Police Toffee Apple Torture


Exit Ciaron
Not making the Shortlist for the Aeon Award 2009 (two counts)
Three rings of death (but quick replacement Xbox)
Back to the chalkface
Holding the fort at 2D
Bad year for people’s health
No toilet on Matthew’s coach

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