My Year of Dicks

RackaRacka, the twin enfants terribles behind one of my favourite YouTube videos ever —

"Our Epic Childhood" (exhumed for posterity)

— just sold their Sundance-selected feature directorial debut to A24.

[Talk to Me] asks: What if Flatliners was rendered as a Monkey's Paw for the teenage audiences that fuel today's viral videos?


Beyond the Infinite Two Minutes
A cafe owner discovers that the TV in his cafe suddenly shows images from the future, but only two minutes into the future.

Microwave
After a time-rift offers a glimpse exactly one minute into the future, four college-bound kids try to salvage their failing friendship as their perception of free will begins to fall apart.

Saturday Night Live: Robin Williams/Adam Ant (1984)
Nighttime talk show Patty's Place welcomes a woman who lives 30 seconds ahead in the future and a man who lives 30 seconds behind in the past.

Dead Poets Society
Live in the present.



Star Search

2 Blunts 9 Sluts

Cuban Americans and Kevin Sorbo – hatchet job or hagiography?

"After creating the biopic about Walt Disney, I felt compelled to continue creating movies about entrepreneurial stories that inspire and inform. Jeff Bezos is the richest man globally, so naturally, people are drawn to knowing the nitty-gritty behind his success." [source]

Hagiography!

Jeff Bezos is played by Armando Gutierrez, the well-known producer and star of the hit movies The Little Mermaid and Anastasia.

Marcus Lemonis of the CNBC series The Profit plays David Shaw, the boss of Jeff Bezos before he quit his job to launch Amazon.

Jeff Bezos' conflicted first employee, Shel Kaphan, is played by Nick Friedman, co-founder of College HUNKS Hauling Junk.

Other notable actors appearing in the movie include: Emilio Estefan (husband of Gloria Estefan) as Bezos' dad, Kevin Sorbo as Bezos antagonist/CEO of Barnes and Noble Leonard Reggio, Eliana Ghen (7M followers on TikTok), and UFC champion Jorge Masvidal.

The film is based on the book Zero to Hero by Tashena Ebanks.


Croqueta Nation follows Carlos Gazitua, owner of Sergio's Cuban Restaurants, as he sets out to make the world's longest croqueta.

Joining in on the fun is super producer Emilio Estefan, WWE champion Dana Brooks, iHeartRadio host Enrique Santos, and even the mayor of Miami. [source]

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

4. Ryan Sinclair (Paul T. Goldman, S01E05)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "Quick question: Aren't mail-order brides a form of sex trafficking?" (Paul T. Goldman, S01E05)
  • "I was thinkin' we'd make some cookies."
    "Chocolate chip?"
    "Raisin." (The Last of Us, S01E01)
  • Gore/Lieberman shirt (The Last of Us, S01E01)
  • "I just took a few of the kids under my wing, and we sold out faster than a Black politician." (Abbott Elementary, S02E13)
  • "You got change?"
    "Some people might ask for change, but those people aren't Sam Cooke, so change is not gonna come." (Abbott Elementary, S02E13)
  • "No, it's just, if this doesn't end well, I don't want it to blow back on me."
    "Oh, okay. Well, I get that. I do. But I promise you won't have to worry about any back getting blown." (Abbott Elementary, S02E13)
  • "Do you like Janine?"
    "You're projecting."
    "No, if I was projecting, I would say, 'Do you love Janine?' Because I love Janine." (Abbott Elementary, S02E13)
  • "Remember, blood don't make you family; loyalty does." (BMF, S02E03)

Mash-22

Previously on Adam Riff™:


Adam Riff™'s 2022 retrospective festivities conclude with Benaissance, curated – and mixed – by our mate Ben:


cover art by our mate Jon Wilcox


  1. Benaissance DJ Benny C 1:02:06

DOWNLOAD


Aaaand the unmixed version with seven bonus tracks at the end that Ben wanted to include but couldn't fit in:

[1 hr 51 min]


Previously on Adam Riff™:

Our favourite songs. One per year.


Update:

JON
1. Radiohead – "The National Anthem" [2000]
2. Finch – "What It Is to Burn (Demo)" [2001]
3. Spoon – "Stay Don't Go" [2002]
4. The Mars Volta – "Take the Veil Cerpin Taxt"
5. Ratatat – "Seventeen Years"
6. The Mountain Goats – "This Year"
7. DragonForce – "Through the Fire and Flames"
8. Frank Turner – "The Real Damage"
9. The Wonder Years – "You're Not Salinger. Get Over It."
10. So Many Dynamos – "New Bones"
11. Jamie Lidell – "Your Sweet Boom"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Jai Paul – "Jasmine (Demo)"
14. CHVRCHES – "The Mother We Share"
15. CFO$ – "Worlds Apart"
16. Oneohtrix Point Never – "No Good"
17. Kanye West – "Ultralight Beam"
18. GoldLink – "Crew (feat. Brent Faiyaz and Shy Glizzy)"
19. Panic! at the Disco – "High Hopes"
20. Labrinth – "Still Don't Know My Name"
21. Bartees Strange – "Boomer" [2020]
22. Bo Burnham – "That Funny Feeling" [2021]

23. Pharrell Williams – "Cash In Cash Out (feat. 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator)" [2022]
Jon: In 2006, Kool Keith released The Return of Dr. Octagon, which abandoned his minor-key synth zooms and damaged piano-rolls for artificial electro and kitchen-sink eclecticism. It was a sonic departure that his fans may not have liked, but I loved. Similarly, I wish all 21 Savage and Tyler, the Creator songs sounded liked this.

[1 hr 39 min]


ADAM ROBOT
1. Snapcase – "Typecast Modulator" [2000]
2. Rival Schools – "Travel by Telephone" [2001]
3. City of Caterpillar – "And You're Wondering How a Top Floor Could Replace Heaven" [2002]
4. Every Time I Die – "Ebolarama"
5. Codeseven – "All the Best Dreams"
6. Comeback Kid – "Wake the Dead"
7. Jesu – "Silver"
8. Rob Crow – "Up"
9. Russian Circles – "Campaign"
10. Coalesce – "Wild Ox Moan"
11. Deftones – "Rocket Skates"
12. Touché Amoré – "Home Away From Here"
13. Torche – "Kicking"
14. Coliseum – "Fuzzbang"
15. Violent Soho – "Covered in Chrome"
16. Baroness – "Chlorine and Wine"
17. Joyce Manor – "Last You Heard of Me"
18. Charly Bliss – "Westermarck"
19. Daughters – "The Reason They Hate Me"
20. Angel Du$t – "Want It All"
21. Higher Power – "Seamless" [2020]
22. Turnstile – "Holiday" [2021]

23. PLOSIVS – "Hit the Breaks" [2022]
Adam Robot: It's kinetic and fast, simple and to the point. We could all heed its message: Take some time and hit the brakes.

I know it dropped as a single at the end of 2021, but the album it's on came out in 2022…


BEN
1. Outkast – "B.O.B." [2000]
2. Gob – "I Hear You Calling" [2001]
3. Justin Timberlake – "Cry Me a River" [2002]
4. The White Stripes – "Seven Nation Army"
5. Franz Ferdinand – "Take Me Out"
6. "Trapped in the Closet" Bloc Party – "This Modern Love"
7. TV on the Radio – "Wolf Like Me"
8. UGK – "Int'l Players Anthem (I Choose You) [feat. Outkast]"
9. MGMT – "Time to Pretend"
10. Passion Pit – "The Reeling"
11. LCD Soundsystem – "Dance Yrself Clean"
12. M83 – "Midnight City"
13. Bruno Mars – "Locked Out of Heaven"
14. Daft Punk – "Get Lucky (feat. Pharrell Williams)"
15. Duke Dumont – "I Got You (feat. Jax Jones)"
16. Major Lazer × DJ Snake – "Lean On (feat. MØ)"
17. G.L.O.S.S. – "Give Violence a Chance"
18. Kendrick Lamar – "DNA."
19. Cardi B, Bad Bunny, and J Balvin – "I Like It"
20. Lil Nas X – "Old Town Road – Remix (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus)"
21. Dua Lipa – "Physical" [2020]
22. AJR – "Way Less Sad" [2021]

23. Bad Bunny – "Tití Me Preguntó" [2022]
Ben: [Scene: A nightclub DJ booth, it's 10:10pm, the club has just opened. Three people enter, and each comes up to the DJ with their phone up, Notes app on screen. Camera pans between each phone.]

"Play Bad Bunny"
"bad bunny?"
"Can you play Bad Bunny?"

DJ-ing in 2022 became how many times you could play Bad Bunny's music in one night. Thank Dios that his most popular song was a banger.


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

3. Dr. K (Paul T. Goldman, S01E04)


Honourable Mention

  • Cholo Dominik (WWE Raw, 09 Jan 23)
  • Bugs, maggots, and roaches raining repeatedly on Kate and Cirie (The Traitors, S01E08)

Stray Observations

  • "Dang, can you blink? Is this one of those stranger things? What's your favorite song, Gregory?!" (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Your Hotmail account is very brave, Mr. Eddie." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Well, what about the collard greens I planted?"
    "That was spinach, which is not an easy mistake to make." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Gregory, why would you sow secretly? Why would you prune privately? Why would you cull clandestinely, hidden hoe-ing and whatnot?"
    "Are you done?"
    "Barbara, hit him one more time."
    "Why would you be tight-lipped about tilling?" (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Look, my mom and sister used to fight all the time, and I would mediate. I was both the crisis negotiator and the hostage. I was Jack Bauer and Jack Bauer." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "And if I pick up his back-up first, like a Black woman on The Voice, he has no chance of winning." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Do you two want to watch Toy Story tomorrow?"
    "Which one? I can't do 3 again." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "You look like you're trying to mute a smile." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Hey! Hey! Relax. This is designer." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Shame to see my queens fight." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "Mr. Eddie, I accidentally dropped my seed into my mouth and then I accidentally ate it. Am I going to have a lemon tree grow inside my belly?"
    "Well, let's think about it. Did you also swallow a wet paper towel?"
    "Yes."
    "Alright, let's go to the nurse." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • "♪ You've got a friend in me / You've got a friend in me / Just reme… ♪ I don't… I don't know the rest of the lyrics." (Abbott Elementary, S02E12)
  • </The Traitors, S01>
  • "She has no brain! I am not dissing her. She has no brain." (Velma, S01E01)
  • "I can't get banned for your thoughts on South Asian desserts again."
    "I know, it's okay. Like the dessert course at an Indian restaurant, just forget it." (Velma, S01E02)
  • "According to TV, it's morally okay to deal drսgs if your life is just kind of crappy. Like, your kid's sick, you're a widow with a mortgage, you have to live on a lake in Missouri." (Velma, S01E02)
  • "Oh, God, he looks like Hitler! And not just because we compare everyone to Hitler these days." (Velma, S01E02)
  • ♫: Unidentified song at 6:03 (BMF, S02E02)
  • "Mail Order Guns!!" (BMF, S02E02)

Cache-22

Previously on Adam Riff™:


Adam Riff™'s 2022 retrospective festivities conclude with a triptych of playlists.

First, Everything From the Year All at Once, my 19th year-end audio pastiche:


cover art by our mate Jon Wilcox

I finally ditched skits and custom tracks in order to share what I curated in its entirety outside of Adam Riff™ dot com. While a tad less sui generis, I think it still slaps.

[1 hr 50 min]


Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

2. Fast as you can, slam the man (Paul T. Goldman, S01E03)


Honourable Mention


Stray Observations

  • "I couldn't remember what the name of the movie was, but I felt like I was in it." (Paul T. Goldman, S01E03)
  • </Welcome to Chippendales, S01>
  • "What's an Ira Glass?"
    "Ira Glass? The godfather of podcasting? The podfather?"
    "Oh, you mean Joe Budden." (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • "Yeah, I checked out some of those podcasts you were telling us about. It's like listening to school."
    "Don't waste your time. Those nerds speak like a bow tie came to life." (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • "But she would never cheat on an actual competition."
    "Yeah. What am I, the USC athletic director?" (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • "There's a new episode of Below Deck that I got to review for my podcast, Small Deck Energy." (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • "I wanted to be like Sarah Koenig; you know, a graceful hand to hold through gripping stories. And instead, I tried to force my agenda onto impressionable listeners. I Rogan'd." (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • "I'm like a tall Simone Biles." (Abbott Elementary, S02E11)
  • </Mythic Quest, S03>
  • "Hey, y'all come eat. Boyardee done laid it out. Got shrimp, salad, garlic mashed potatoes, lamb chops, broccoli, and asparagus."
    "Oh, hell no. Y'all can have that last one. Shit, I'm trying to get my dick sucked. I don't want no smelly piss." (BMF, S02E01)
  • David Schwimmer (Shark Tank, S14E10)

The 2022 Draft

Previously on Adam Riff™:

There was an idea… To bring together a group of disparate people… To see if we could create something more…than a year-end list.


12 people select 10 things they loved from 2022 without any overlap, creating a "best of 2022" list unlike any other.


The League
> What is your Top Gun call sign?
> Which grifter are you?
> Which Taylor Swift era are you?


In randomly-generated snake draft order:

Noelle
Puff > Anna Delvey > 1989


Drew
Catfish > Elizabeth Holmes > Speak Now


DV
Shadow > Simon Leviev > Late Registration


Stan
Soup > Anna Delvey > Folklore + Evermore


Jon B
Horizon > Elizabeth Holmes > Red


Jon Y ‹ commissioner me
Highroller > Adam Neumann > 1989


Jeff
Diablo > Elizabeth Holmes > Folklore + Evermore


Ben
Harvest > Anna Delvey > 1989


Adam
Ashtray > Travis Kalanick > Red


Aaron
Colt > Anna Delvey > Red


Russell
Argus > Travis Kalanick > Reputation


Molly
Vapor > Elizabeth Holmes > Red


Alright.

With the first pick in the 2022 Draft, Noelle selected…



R1 > Noelle
1. Abbott Elementary
Television Series > S01 + S02 > ABC



R1 > Drew
2. Everything Everywhere All at Once
Film > Dir: Daniel Kwan + Daniel Scheinert



R1 > DV
3. Barry
Television Series > S03 > HBO


R1 > Stan
4. Andor
Television Series > S01 > Disney+


R1 > Jon B
5. The bedroom kill scene in Terrifier 2
Film > Dir: Damien Leone > killer clown



R1 > Jon Y
6. The Rehearsal
Television Series > S01 > HBO



R1 > Jeff
7. The Bear (but specifically, "Review")
Television Series > S01 > E07 > FX + Hulu > Single Take

Jeff: Would have been Andor if it was still available.
Jon: But specifically, "One Way Out"?



R1 > Ben
8. Severance (but specifically, "The We We Are")
Television Series > S01 > E09 > Apple TV+ > Season Finale



R1 > Adam
9. Barbarian
Film > Dir: Zach Cregger



R1 > Aaron
10. Beyoncé's album Renaissance
Music > Club Dance


R1 > Russell
11. The unbroken, 11-minute opening shot of Athena
Film > Dir: Romain Gavras > paris banlieue powder keg



R1 > Molly
12. Top Gun: Maverick
Film > Dir: Joseph Kosinski


Molly: Given that Noelle picked Abbott Elementary, can I select Sheryl Lee Ralph's Emmy speech?
Jon: Negative.

R2 > Molly
13. Jenifer Lewis and Molly Shannon in I Love That for You
Television Series > S01 > Showtime



R2 > Russell
14. This Fool
Television Series > S01 > Hulu

Adam: Good for This Fool going in the second round.



R2 > Aaron
15. God of War: Ragnarok
Video Game > PlayStation



R2 > Adam
16. X and Pearl
Film + Prequel > Dir: Ti West > just a murderous small-town girl


R2 > Ben
17. The Righteous Gemstones' pukefest cold open
Television Series > S02 > E07 > HBO


R2 > Jeff
18. Wet Leg
Music Band > Indie Rock

Drew: What the fuck is Wet Leg? I literally have never heard of them. Not even once. This draft is the first time I have ever seen that combination of words.


R2 > Jon Y
19. Atlanta, and Van Lathan's podcasts on each episode
Television Series > S03 + S04 > S04E06 + E08 > FX • The Prestige TV Podcast: Atlanta Recaps



R2 > Jon B
20. The return of Saga
Comic Book Series



R2 > Stan
21. Naatu Naatu! [from RRR]
Film > Dir: S. S. Rajamouli

Jon: And here I thought RRR could slip to me.
Stan: I was surprised that both my selections were still available where I took them. Truthfully, I wanted to pick something else for 2, but didn't feel like RRR would make it back around.


R2 > DV
22. Bayonetta 3
Video Game > Switch


R2 > Drew
23. Prey
Film > Dir: Dan Trachtenberg > Hulu > predator prequel


Noelle: Is Atlanta off the board completely?
Jon: As completely as can be. Sorry. 🤷‍♂️

R2 > Noelle
24. The Woman King
Film > Dir: Gina Prince-Bythewood


R3 > Noelle
25. Jerrod Carmichael: Rothaniel
Sit-Down Comedy Special > Dir: Bo Burnham > HBO

Jon: Dammit, this was gonna be my next pick!
Noelle: Sorry. 🤷🏾‍♀️
Stan: This was the first pick this year I was truly jealous of.



R3 > Drew
26. Gordy's storyline in Nope
Film > Dir: Jordan Peele

Drew: Usually, I wouldn't wanna do three movies in a row, but since there are so many options I like in other categories, secure top movie things now and pivot after.


R3 > DV
27. Smiling Friends
Television Series > S01 > Adult Swim


R3 > Stan
28. TÁR's ending reveal
Film > Dir: Todd Field > 21st century icarus



R3 > Jon B
29. Better Call Saul (but specifically, Gene's storyline)
Television Series > S06 > AMC



R3 > Jon Y
30. The opening credits of Peacemaker, After Yang, and Pachinko
Television Series > S01 > HBO Max • Film > Dir: Kogonada > a man grieves the loss of his family's lifelike android • Television Series > S01 > Apple TV+

Adam: Well, fuck. You two [Jons] cooked my next picks.


R3 > Jeff
31. Jon Bernthal's Sergeant Wayne Jenkins in We Own This City
Limited Television Series > E04 > HBO


R3 > Ben
32. For All Mankind
Television Series > S03 > Apple TV+


R3 > Adam
33. Reservation Dogs (but specifically, Tim Cappello capping the season playing sax)
Television Series > S02 > E10 > FX + Hulu


R3 > Aaron
34. Heartstopper
Television Series > S01 > Netflix


R3 > Russell
35. The Don't Worry Darling press tour
Film > Dir: Olivia Wilde

Stan: GREAT pick.


R3 > Molly
36. John Lithgow and Amy Brenneman's quietly devastating performances in The Old Man
Television Series > S01 > FX


R4 > Molly
37. Hustle
Film > Dir: Jeremiah Zagar > Netflix > an nba scout bets everything on an unknown talent


R4 > Russell
38. Toni Collette acting everyone off the screen – and dying repeatedly – in The Staircase
Limited Television Series > HBO Max


R4 > Aaron
39. Black Panther: Wakanda Forever
Film > Dir: Ryan Coogler



R4 > Adam
40. Elon Musk showing his ass
Wack Twitter


R4 > Ben
41. The Brooklyn Nets, LOL
Sports > NBA Team > Harden dips > Ben sits > first-round exit > KD decommits > Kyrie the omnist > Nash dismissed


R4 > Jeff
42. The Sandman: "24/7" and "The Sound of Her Wings"
Television Series > S01 > E05 > Diner • S01 > E06 > Every 100 Years > Netflix



R4 > Jon Y
43. The end credits of Dashcam, Chainsaw Man, and White Noise
Film > Dir: Rob Savage > a chaotic anti-masker fights zombies • Television Series > S01 > Crunchyroll + Hulu • Film > Dir: Noah Baumbach > don delillo book adaptation


R4 > Jon B
44. Catwoman: Lonely City
Comic Book Series


R4 > Stan
45. Aaron Chen: If Weren't Filmed, Nobody Would Believe
Stand-Up Comedy Special > YouTube


R4 > DV
46. Attack on Titan
Television Series > S04 > Part 2 > Crunchyroll + Hulu


R4 > Drew
47. Desus and Mero's break-up, as a juicy story
The Brand Is "So Long"


R4 > Noelle
48. Rihanna dropping a baby before dropping an album
ASAP Family


R5 > Noelle
49. The absolute disaster that was Love Is Blind, and the subsequent relationship fallouts on TikTok
Television Series > S03 > Netflix


R5 > Drew
50. Connor Ratliff finally landing Tom Hanks for the series finale of Dead Eyes
Podcast > E31


R5 > DV
51. The Batman
Film > Dir: Matt Reeves


Stan: November 17th – the night we thought Twitter was dying.
Jon: See pick 40.
Stan: Dag, okay.


R5 > Stan
52. Decision to Leave
Film > Dir: Park Chan-wook > the magnetic pull between a detective and a beguiling murder suspect


R5 > Jon B
53. The birthing sequence at the end of Men
Film > Dir: Alex Garland > a traumatized widow in an escalating nightmare



R5 > Jon Y
54. Fire of Love
Film > Dir: Sara Dosa > married volcanologists


Jeff: Pachinko S01.
Jon: Try again.

R5 > Jeff
55. The Worst Person in the World
Film > Dir: Joachim Trier > millennial unrest


R5 > Ben
56. Fred Again..'s Boiler Room set, and his ascent in general
Music Performance > House


R5 > Adam
57. The Boys' dick explosion
Television Series > S03 > E01 > Prime Video


R5 > Aaron
58. Stranger Things introducing Kate Bush to a new generation
Television Series > S04 > Netflix



R5 > Russell
59. The rise of Goblin Mode
Neologism


R5 > Molly
60. David Lynch, Judd Hirsch, and Jeannie Berlin in The Fabelmans
Film > Dir: Steven Spielberg > Childhood Memoir


Molly: The overdue ascendence to the A list for Keke Palmer.
Jon: Ineligible due to Drew selecting Gordy's storyline in Nope.
Molly: We need to give Keke her due! But fiiiiiiiiiine.

R6 > Molly
61. Normal Gossip
Podcast



R6 > Russell
62. Vince McMahon going out like that
Vince Screwed Vince


R6 > Aaron
63. Our Flag Means Death's love and plunder
Television Series > S01 > E09 > HBO Max


R6 > Adam
64. The discourse around A.I.-generated art and writing
Are we human, or are we cancer?


R6 > Ben
65. Secret Base's Captain Ahab: The Story of Dave Stieb
YouTube Series


R6 > Jeff
66. Ambulance! – and the start of Michael Bay's "small budget" era?
Film



R6 > Jon Y
67. Sami Zayn sports entertaining his ass off
Wrestling > WWE Superstar


R6 > Jon B
68. Deadly Class ending perfectly
Comic Book Series


R6 > Stan
69. Ethel Cain's album Preacher's Daughter
Music > Gothic Pop Americana



R6 > DV
70. Elden Ring
Video Game > PC + PlayStation + Xbox


R6 > Drew
71. Andrew Garfield in Under the Banner of Heaven
Limited Television Series > FX + Hulu


R6 > Noelle
72. Draymond Green's blunt-rolling station at his wedding
Light Years?

Noelle: No, I did it first in 2016, lol.



R7 > Noelle
73. Corn Kid
Viral Video > Recess Therapy > YouTube



R7 > Drew
74. House of the Dragon making everyone generally okay with incest
Television Series > S01 > HBO


R7 > DV
75. Ramy
Television Series > S03 > Hulu


R7 > Stan
76. Amanda Seyfried dancing to "How to Love" by Lil Wayne in The Dropout
Limited Television Series > E05 > Hulu



R7 > Jon B
77. Ryan Browne's backgrounds for Eight Billion Genies
Comic Book Series

Adam: It was my next pick. Fuuuuu.


R7 > Jon Y
78. Matt Berry's pronunciation of "New York City" on What We Do in the Shadows
Television Series > S04 > E09 > FX


R7 > Jeff
79. The White Lotus
Television Series > S02 > HBO


R7 > Ben
80. John Fetterman's masterful social media campaign
Pennsylvania Senator-Elect


R7 > Adam
81. Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty's kinetic video and film emulation switching
Television Series > S01 > HBO


R7 > Aaron
82. A League of Their Own
Television Series > S01 > Prime Video


R7 > Russell
83. Seth Green's NFT ape being stolen and sold to someone else, jeopardizing the television show it was set to star in
Owned


R7 > Molly
84. Somebody Somewhere
Television Series > S01 > HBO


R8 > Molly
85. Jennifer Lopez's performance of "Church" in Marry Me
Film > Dir: Kat Coiro



R8 > Russell
86. Austin Butler ripping it in Elvis' "If I Can Dream – '68 Comeback Special" sequence
Film > Dir: Baz Luhrmann


R8 > Aaron
87. Tinykin
Video Game > PC + PlayStation + Switch + Xbox


R8 > Adam
88. The collapse of Sam Bankman-Fried's crypto empire
OMGFTXBBQ

Ben: Ahhh FTX went right before me.


R8 > Ben
89. Taylor Hawkins' son Shane playing "My Hero" with Foo Fighters at Wembley Stadium
Music Performance


R8 > Jeff
90. Horsegirl's album Versions of Modern Performance
Music > Indie Rock


R8 > Jon Y
91. Tunic
Video Game > PC + PlayStation + Switch + Xbox


R8 > Jon B
92. Grand Crew
Television Series > S01 > NBC


R8 > Stan
93. Vince Staples' album Ramona Park Broke My Heart
Music > Rap


R8 > DV
94. Viola Davis' Michelle Obama on The First Lady
Television Series > S01 > Showtime


R8 > Drew
95. Reacher
Television Series > S01 > Prime Video


R8 > Noelle
96. "Tití Me Preguntó" by Bad Bunny
Song > Hip-Hop Dembow

Noelle: Let the record show that I wanted this pick to be Tanya falling off that damn boat instead of taking the stairs.


Noelle: ChatGPT and our impending doom.
Jon: See pick 64.
Noelle: Gahhh okay!

R9 > Noelle
97. Bad Sisters
Television Series > S01 > Apple TV+


R9 > Drew
98. Pusha T's album It's Almost Dry
Music > Rap


R9 > DV
99. My Chemical Romance reunited
Music Band



R9 > Stan
100. Aftersun
Film > Dir: Charlotte Wells > a woman recalls a holiday with her struggling father


R9 > Jon B
101. The "sonic catering" in Flux Gourmet
Film > Dir: Peter Strickland > performance art satire


R9 > Jon Y
102. J.I.D.'s album The Forever Story
Music > Hip-Hop



R9 > Jeff
103. Alvvays' album Blue Rev
Music > Power Pop Rock


R9 > Ben
104. The Banshees of Inisherin
Film > Dir: Martin McDonagh > the abrupt break-up of lifelong friends sparks violence, suffering, and self-reflection


R9 > Adam
105. On Cinema
Internet Series > S13 > HEI Network


R9 > Aaron
106. Wordle's brief world domination
And Lingo was his game-O


R9 > Russell
107. Industry
Television Series > S02 > HBO


R9 > Molly
108. Fire Island
Film > Dir: Andrew Ahn > Hulu > gay pride and prejudice



Final Round Wild Card Pick
Along with your final pick, please select something from 2022 that you have yet to experience as of 16 December 2022 but are keen on.



R10 • Molly
109. Good Luck to You, Leo Grande
Film > Dir: Sophie Hyde > Hulu > a repressed widow hires a sex worker

+ Women Talking
Film > Dir: Sarah Polley > female members of a mennonite colony sort out their response to years of sexual abuse



R10 • Russell
110. Brian Windhorst's cryptic Utah Jazz report
Viral Video > First Take > 01 July 2022 > ESPN

+ This Place Rules
Television Special > HBO


R10 • Aaron
111. Bros
Film > Dir: Nicholas Stoller > gay rom-com

+ I Wanna Dance with Somebody
Film > Dir: Kasi Lemmons



R10 • Adam
112. Soul Glo's album Diaspora Problems
Music > Hardcore Punk

+ Adult Swim Yule Log / The Fire Place
Film > Dir: Casper Kelly > HBO Max > a couple's romantic weekend is spoiled by a deadly flying log, among other things


R10 • Ben
113. "Past Life" by Arkells and Cold War Kids
Song > 1980s Pop

+ Glass Onion: A Knives Out Mystery
Film > Dir: Rian Johnson


R10 • Jeff
114. Station Eleven: "Unbroken Circle"
Limited Television Series > E10 > HBO Max > Finale

+ Babylon
Film > Dir: Damien Chazelle > a feverish look at hollywood’s transition from silents to talkies


R10 • Jon Y
115. The chess grandmaster anal bead conspiracy
The Meme Gambit

+ Alice in Borderland
Television Series > S02 > Netflix


R10 • Jon B
116. Rogues
Comic Book Series

+ Something in the Dirt
Film > Dir: Justin Benson + Aaron Moorhead > two burnouts lose their minds after discovering a floating rock


R10 • Stan
117. Slow Horses
Television Series > S01 + S02 > Apple TV+

+ Return to Seoul
Film > Dir: Davy Chou > an adoptee's uneasy exploration of her korean roots


R10 • DV
118. Elmo's unhinged rant about Rocco
Viral Video > Sesame Street > PBS

+ Mob Psycho 100
Television Series > S03 > Crunchyroll + Hulu


R10 • Drew
119. Kamala's family in Ms. Marvel
Television Series > S01 > Disney+

+ Emily in Paris
Television Series > S03 > Netflix

Jon: I feel like you pick Emily in Paris every year.
Drew: Did I pick it previously? If I did, goddamn right.
Jon: You picked season one…
Drew: I'm the Osiris of this shit.
Jon: And I coulda sworn you picked season two last year.
Drew: I regret that I didn't.



R10 • Noelle
120. Will Smith slapping Chris Rock and winning an Oscar 10 minutes later
Mr. Relevant

+ Kindred
Television Series > S01 > FX + Hulu


Undrafted!
Aaron Judge
The Acclaimed
Avatar: The Way of Water
Chip 'n Dale: Rescue Rangers
Confess, Fletch
Dream's face reveal
"Emmanuel, don't do it"
Euphoria
GloRilla
Horizon: Forbidden West
Ice Spice
___ is him
Kai Cenat
Kendrick Lamar
Lionel Messi
LIV Golf
The Lord of the Rings: The Rings of Power
Marvel Snap
Monster: The Jeffrey Dahmer Story
Morbius
Neon White
Pickleball
Pink Sauce
Pokémon Legends: Arceus
Rizz
She-Hulk: Attorney at Law
Smile
Spy x Family
Steve Lacy
Stray
Swedengate
Wednesday
When We Were Young festival



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