December 28th, 2007

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Hey, everyone:

You know what you're going to do now? (And I know you're going to do it, because it's the Friday afternoon before a four-day weekend, so if you're at work, you must be as bored as I am.)

You're going to go here and look at a special supplement to the High Hat, the internet's finest magazine of arts and culture criticism: our year-end top ten lists.

There you'll find High Hat founder Hayden Childs (thehighhat) on the ten best television shows of 2007; co-editor/moviemaking dynamo Gary Mairs on why 2007 was a great year for movies; LiveJournal ombudsman Jon Morris (calamityjon) on the best and worst superhero comics of the year; Hat stalwart/candied apple enthusiast Phil Nugent on why 2007 was just an okay year for movies; yours cruelly on ten things, people and ideas that made the year explosive; film fanatic/culture vulture George Wu on why 2007 was a below-average year for movies; and our own movie janitor Scott von Doviak (scottvond on why 2007 was an absolutely dismal year for movies (warning! -- contains scrappy teens).

Enjoy! Doom commands it!
flavored with age

This is what I've been reduced to

(NOT SO) FAMOUS LINES FROM (NOT SO) FAMOUS MOVIES! Can you naaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaame them?

1. A normal man is one who turns his head to see a beautiful woman's bottom.

2. Champagne! The artillery of pleasure!

3. Describe in simple words only the good things that come into your mind about your mother. (Blade Runner)

4. Die, darling! Die, and do it quickly!

5. Drink deep, or taste not the plasma spring! (The Fly)

6. First is first and second is nobody.

7. Give us your bombers, and you can have our baskets.

8. He went a little funny in the head. You know…just a little funny. (Dr. Strangelove, or, How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb)

9. Here's to your fuck. (Blue Velvet)

10. If you hold out too long you could jeopardize your credit rating. (Brazil)

11. I'll give you a dollar if you eat this collie. (Badlands)

12. I'll make you lick the wall, my friend.

13. Informers inform, burglars burgle, murderers murder, and lovers love. (Breathless)

14. I think she likes you...but he don't. (Freaks)

15. It's no trick to make a lot of money, if what you want to do is make a lot of money. (Citizen Kane)

16. My crotch is still here, just as you remember it.

17. Put some extra mozzarella on that motherfucker and shit. (Do the Right Thing)

18. Somebody's always giving me guns.

19. That's not about flowers. And it's not a movie. (Adaptation)

20. Wallace Beery. Wrestling picture. What do you need, a roadmap? (Barton Fink)

21. We've got chicken tonight. Strangest damn things. They're man-made. (Eraserhead)

22. What name were you given at birth, stupid white man? (Dead Man)

23. Will you marry me? Did he leave you any money? Answer the second question first. (Duck Soup)

24. You know, these are the limits of your life, man. (Fargo)

25. You're a very nosy fellow, kitty cat. (Chinatown)