The 2019 Draft

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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 2019 without any overlap, creating a "best of 2019" list unlike any other.

This year, selections will be posted in quasi real time.

Which Pokémon Sword &Shield starter / Disney+ channel / chicken sandwich are you?

In randomly-generated snake draft order:

Scorbunny / Pixar / Cosmi's Deli's Chicken Cheesesteak (Philadelphia, PA)

Jon Y (me)
Grookey / Star Wars / Plan Check's Southern Fry (Los Angeles, CA)

Scorbunny / Star Wars / Hattie B's Hot Chicken Sandwich (Nashville, TN)

Jon B
Sobble / Star Wars / Highline's Buffalo style Crazy Train (Seattle, WA)

Grookey / Marvel / Fuku's Knockout Spicy Fried Chicken Sandwich

Scorbunny / Pixar / The Commodore's Hot Breast (Brooklyn, NY)

Scorbunny / Marvel / O'Charley's Carolina Gold BBQ Chicken Sandwich

Grookey / Disney / Any Buffalo chicken sandwich

Scorbunny / Marvel / The NoMad Bar's Chicken French Dip (Las Vegas, NV)

Sobble / National Geographic / American Sardine Bar's Fried Chicken Sandwich (Philadelphia, PA)

Jon T
Sobble / Marvel / P.G. Clucks' Classic Sandwich (Toronto, ON)

Grookey / Pixar / Wendy's Spicy Chicken Sandwich


With the first pick in the 2019 Draft, Molly selected…

R1 • Molly
1. Hustlers
film / lorene scafaria

R1 • Jon Y
2. Parasite
film / bong joon-ho

R1 • Adam
3. Perpetual Grace LTD
television / s01 / epix

R1 • Jon B
4. Watchmen
television / s01 / hbo

R1 • Aaron
5. Avengers: Endgame
film / anthony and joe russo

R1 • Stan
6. Fleabag
television / s02 / amazon prime video

R1 • Russell
7. Damian Lillard ethers Russell Westbrook and Paul George in the NBA Playoffs
sports / nba / portland trail blazers

R1 • Logan
8. Marriage Story
film / noah baumbach

R1 • Ben
9. I Think You Should Leave With Tim Robinson's "The Day That Robert Palins Murdered Me" and "Focus Group" Sketches
television / s01e03 &e05 / netflix

R1 • Drew
10. Succession
television / s02 / hbo

R1 • Jon T
11. Baby Yoda
television / the mandalorian / s01 / disney+

R1 • Jeff
12. Once Upon a Time in…Hollywood
film / quentin tarantino

R2 • Jeff
13. The Highwomen
music / artist / "redesigning women"

R2 • Jon T
14. The Irishman
film / martin scorsese

R2 • Drew
15. Barry: "ronny/lily"
television / so2e05 / hbo

R2 • Ben
16. Chernobyl
television / hbo

R2 • Logan
17. Euphoria
television / s01 / hbo

R2 • Russell
18. Midsommar
film / ari aster

R2 • Stan
19. Waves
film / trey edward shults

R2 • Aaron
20. Lizzo
music / artist / "juice"

R2 • Jon B
21. Pen15: "Community Service"
television / s01e05 / hulu

R2 • Adam
22. What We Do in the Shadows
television / s01 / fx

R2 • Jon Y
23. The Other Two
television / s01 / comedy central

R2 • Molly
24. Megan Thee Stallion and "Hot Girl Summer"
music / artist / meme

R3 • Molly
25. The other hot priest: David Acosta (Mike Colter) on Evil
television / s01 / cbs

R3 • Jon Y
26. Ramy: "Strawberries"
television / s01e04 / hulu / masturbation angst + 9/11

R3 • Adam
27. Aimee-Leigh and Baby Billy – "Misbehavin' (1989)"
television / the righteous gemstones / s01e05 / hbo

R3 • Jon B
28. Booksmart
film / olivia wilde

R3 • Aaron
29. Sekiro: Shadows Die Twice
video game / fromsoftware

R3 • Stan
30. Russian Doll
television / s01 / netflix

R3 • Russell
31. Paul Rudd: "Hey, look at us"
meme / hot ones / youtube

R3 • Logan
32. Marvel vs. Scorsese

R3 • Ben
33. Lil Nas X
music / artist / "old town road"

R3 • Drew
34. Lamar Jackson (specifically Lamar in outfielder shades)
sports / nfl / baltimore ravens

R3 • Jon T
35. Knives Out
film / rian johnson

R3 • Jeff
36. Control
video game / remedy

R4 • Jeff
37. John Wick: Chapter 3 – Parabellum in Dolby Cinema
film / chad stahelski

R4 • Jon T
38. Brienne getting knighted on Game of Thrones
television / s08e02 / hbo

R4 • Drew
39. Broad City's series finale
television / s05e10 / comedy central

R4 • Ben
40. Megan Rapinoe and the United States women's national soccer team
sports / fifa / women's world cup france 2019

R4 • Logan
41. This shot is brilliant and should be shown in any film class

R4 • Russell
42. South Side
television / s01 / comedy central

R4 • Stan
43. James Holzhauer breaks Jeopardy!

R4 • Aaron
44. Maggie Rogers
music / artist / "light on"

R4 • Jon B
45. Us
film / jordan peele

R4 • Adam
46. The Amazing Johnathan Documentary
film / ben berman

R4 • Jon Y
47. Untitled Goose Game
video game / house house

R4 • Molly
48. Dolly Parton's America
podcast / wnyc

R5 • Molly
49. "It's ……….Rebekah Vardy's account"
celebrity feud

R5 • Jon Y
50. Transit
film / christian petzold

R5 • Adam
51. The piano man scene in Under the Silver Lake
film / david robert mitchell

R5 • Jon B
52. Tuca and Bertie
television / s01 / netflix

R5 • Aaron
53. Star Wars Jedi: Fallen Order
video game / electronic arts

R5 • Stan
54. Lana Del Rey – Norman Fucking Rockwell!
music / album

R5 • Russell
55. Tyler, the Creator – IGOR
music / album

R5 • Logan
56. "This Life" by Vampire Weekend
music / song / 'father of the bride'

R5 • Ben
57. Deadspin
murdered blog

R5 • Drew
58. The tribute to The Sting in Spider-Man: Far from Home
film / jon watts

R5 • Jon T
59. Woman Yelling at a Cat

R5 • Jeff
60. Veep's series finale
television / s07e07 / hbo

R6 • Jeff
61. AEW Dynamite
television / wrestling / tnt

R6 • Jon T
62. Magic Johnson's resignation press conference
sports / nba / los angeles lakers

R6 • Drew
63. Billie Eilish – When We All Fall Asleep, Where Do We Go?
music / album

R6 • Ben
64. Tom Brady's sixth Super Bowl ring
sports / nfl / new england patriots

R6 • Logan
65. Long Shot
film / jonathan levine

R6 • Russell
66. Homelander, Queen Maeve, and the passengers of flight 37 from The Boys
television / s01e04 / amazon prime video

R6 • Stan
67. The Farewell
film / lulu wang

R6 • Aaron
68. Schitt's Creek
television / s05 / netflix

R6 • Jon B
69. Hail Satan?
film / penny lane

R6 • Adam
70. The Tampa Bay Lightning tying the record for wins in a season and getting swept by the 8th seed Columbus Blue Jackets in the first round of the Stanley Cup playoffs
sports / nhl

R6 • Jon Y
71. Trader Joe's Plantain Crisps

R6 • Molly
72. "Unlike Agholor"
local news soundbite / philadelphia

R7 • Molly
73. The Bob Newhart episode of Conan O'Brien Needs a Friend
podcast / earwolf

R7 • Jon Y
74. YBN Cordae
music / artist / "rnp (feat. anderson .paak)"

R7 • Adam
75. Tesla Cybertruck

R7 • Jon B
76. Ready or Not
film / matt bettinelli-olpin and tyler gillett

R7 • Aaron
77. Céline Dion, fashion icon
celebrity skin

R7 • Stan
78. Emile Mosseri's score for The Last Black Man in San Francisco
film / joe talbot

R7 • Russell
79. Tekashi 6ix9ine's snitch-a-thon
celebrity trial

R7 • Logan
80. Kombucha Girl
meme / tiktok

R7 • Ben
81. "Con Altura (feat. El Guincho)" by ROSALÍA and J Balvin
music / song

R7 • Drew
82. Sophie Turner sending it on the jumbotron and Juuling on the set of Game of Thrones
celebrity vice

R7 • Jon T
83. It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia: "The Janitor Always Mops Twice"
television / s14e06 / fxx

R7 • Jeff
84. Jenny Lewis at the Ryman Auditorium
live music / nashville, tn / 31 mar

R8 • Jeff
85. Mindhunter
television / s02 / netflix

R8 • Jon T
86. Sharon Van Etten – Remind Me Tomorrow
music / album

R8 • Drew
87. The moon rover sequence in Ad Astra
film / james gray

R8 • Ben
88. My decade-long obsession with Jeffrey Epstein becoming worthwhile
american crime story

R8 • Logan
89. "White Claw Summer"
drink / trend

R8 • Russell
90. When "For Whom the Bell Tolls" by Metallica drops in Triple Frontier
film / j.c. chandor

Beauty, light, and crushing life

Today I learned that liquid stainless steel is a thing that exists.

Upgrade the look of your existing appliances by literally painting on stainless steel.

Appliances painted with stainless steel to go with your laminate wood flooring and faux leather sofa.

How has someone not designed a better dispenser for disinfecting wipes?

The canister lid doesn't always close, you have to fish out the first wipe, and the last few wipes are soaked.

Idea: A two-tiered public waste bin. Dispose of liquids in the lower compartment via a "urinal" on the side of the bin.

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

49. Puddle of Mudd (Silicon Valley, S06E06)

Stray Observations

  • Jeremy Irons farting (Watchmen, S01E07)
  • ♫: Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross – "LIFE ON MARS?" (Watchmen, S01E07)
  • "My number is: I like anal." (Shameless, S10E04)
  • Donald Trump (Mr. Robot, S04E09)
  • "Because one time, I threw a party and David Copperfield said it was beat." (Silicon Valley, S06E06)
  • "Gwart hates Puddle of Mudd." (Silicon Valley, S06E06)
  • "Look, a lot of people made a name for themselves at parties. Bane, he decided to blow up Gotham Stadium during Trivia Night."
    "Oh, the Dallas Cowboys."
    "Incorrect. The Steelers have won the most games at Gotham Stadium."
    "I'm gonna blow up Gotham Stadium." (Harley Quinn, S01E02)
  • "You ruined the bank mitzvah."
    "And crippled an improv troupe!"
    "Meh. Well." (Harley Quinn, S01E02)
  • "Those guys are such dicks."
    "No, not all of 'em. When we were leaving, Bane said, 'You go, girl!'"
    "No, he distinctly said, 'Ooh, Go-Gurt.'" (Harley Quinn, S01E02)
  • "Today, I follow rules because I am afraid of jail." (Joe Pera Talks with You, S02E02)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Adam Riff™ Clip of the Week

48. Cole World 2 (WWE NXT, 11-27-19)

Stray Observations

  • Cheyenne Jackson (Watchmen, S01E06)
  • The man who Will Reeves arrests and later shoots in the head is Fred Trump (Watchmen, S01E06)
  • Minutemen photo (Watchmen, S01E06)
  • "All right. You can hang yourself now." (Watchmen, S01E06)
  • Lady Trieu reading The Fountainhead (Watchmen, S01E06)
  • "Yo, Arby's be delicious, though. Got that five for five. Shit's the fiscally responsible meal." (Mr. Robot, S04E08)
  • "I ain't never had Momofukus, bro." (Mr. Robot, S04E08)
  • "Ta-ta for now, you flange." (Mr. Robot, S04E08)
  • "A signing with Catherines Alpha through Omega Joneses!" (Rick and Morty, S04E03)
  • Elon Musk (Rick and Morty, S04E03)
  • "Rick, I think this was a powerful lesson in the dangers of AI, which, by the way, means 'love' in Chinese." (Rick and Morty, S04E03)
  • 'Klay Thompson' (Black-ish, S06E09)
  • "The spice melange." (South Park, S23E08)
  • "My fellow whites!" (Harley Quinn, S01E01)
  • "Leave Joker for who? Some reliable square who thinks he's quirky for playing on a dodgeball team and calls himself a 'beer nerd'?"
    "Okay, I know you're talking about Dan. It was my first year at Sarah Lawrence. There were very slim pickings." (Harley Quinn, S01E01)

Still the AR™TV World Drama Champion: Succession
Still the AR™TV World Comedy Champion: It's Always Sunny in Philadelphia