Friday, December 04, 2009

Bests and Worsts # 1

Name your best and worst of the following:

The Best Kevin Costner Movie:
The Worst Kevin Costner Movie:

The Best Stephen King Novel/Story:
The Best Worst Stephen King Novel/Story:

The Best Seinfeld Episode:
The Worst Seinfeld Episode:

The Best Rolling Stones Song:
The Worst Rolling Stones Song:

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character:
The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character:

The Best Holiday Dessert:
The Worst Holiday Dessert:

The Best Movie/TV Cowboy:
The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy:

The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips:
The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips:

The Best of Superman's foes:
The Worst of Superman's foes:

The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received:
The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received:


That's ten and enough for this round. Feel free, if you want, to add the whys and whatfors regarding your choices. Those tidbits are generally fun to hear.

5 comments:

Milly said...

The Best Kevin Costner Movie: The Big Chill and Dances With Wolves
The Worst Kevin Costner Movie: I haven’t see them all

In the Big Chill he was dead but if you were in college you know why. Dances With Wolves because I loved how it showed the Native American's lives

The Best Stephen King Novel/Story: I can’t do the King stuff
The Best Worst Stephen King Novel/Story: N/A


The Best Seinfeld Episode: They are all good
The Worst Seinfeld Episode: N/A They are all good

The Best Rolling Stones Song: You Can’t Always Get What You Want
The Worst Rolling Stones Song: Not a big fan

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Daffy Duck
The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Mr. Magoo
He made me tired

The Best Holiday Dessert: Hello Dollies and Pecan Pralines
The Worst Holiday Dessert: My Aunt’s green jello

The Best Movie/TV Cowboy: Tom Selleck. Tom’s is so yummy
The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy: I can’t slam the cowboy


The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Bloom County
The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips: If I don’t like it I don’t look at it

The Best of Superman's foes: Not a Superman fan
The Worst of Superman's foes:

The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received: One of the fun ones was the time that my dad hid a ring for me in a box of malted milk balls. I was given a silver anniversary snow globe a couple of years ago from a nice young man that I worked with, he was so excited to give it to me. I had to laugh when I got home because it isn’t very pretty. He died suddenly a few weeks ago so that globe means so much to me now.
The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received: A really cheap and ugly black plastic box from Wal-Mart long story but that lady gave worse to others so I felt lucky.

Rich said...

Now that at least one person has done them -- thank you, Millie! -- I feel free to do them as well. Let's see here:

The Best Kevin Costner Movie: No Way Out
Liked the suspense and the storyline

The Worst Kevin Costner Movie: Waterworld
Haven't seen The Postman, although I heard it's twenty kinds of horrible, which is why I used the pic, so I'll give Waterworld the nod. It, it wasn't, it wasn't good.


The Best Stephen King Novel/Story: The Stand
I would say the novella Rita Hayworth and the Shawshank Redemption, but I think I'm too influenced by the movie. (Also, his On Writing, of which I've read in parts, is also good, but non-fiction doesn't count.)

The Best Worst Stephen King Novel/Story: Cujo.
Picked it up because a friend in college had it, but I just couldn't get through it.


The Best Seinfeld Episode: The Contest.
It's still The Classic for me.
The Worst Seinfeld Episode: The Finale.
I thought the last episode or two just didn't meet up to the usual Seinfeld excellence.


The Best Rolling Stones Song: Wild Horses
Also, I was actually blown away by Susan Boyle's version of the song. Who'dathunkit?

The Worst Rolling Stones Song: Emotional Rescue
I'm not totally familiar with the Stones whole musical catalog, but of all their hits, this one is the one I liked least.


The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny.
Close run with Shaggy and Scooby.

The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Scrappy Doo.
Really, anytime the animators took a larger animal and made "cuter", smaller animals or muppets, well, it spelled disaster.


The Best Holiday Dessert: Red Velvet Cake.
Reminds me of my grandmother.

The Worst Holiday Dessert: Pecan Pie.
Yeech.


The Best Movie/TV Cowboy: The Man with No Name, played by Clint Eastwood in the Spaghetti Westerns.

The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy: Name any Dallas Cowboy. :)


The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Peanuts.
Gets extra points for the animated holiday classics as well as some of the other cartoons.

The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Any of the Judge Parker, Brenda Starr, etc. comics that portray "real" life drama.


The Best of Superman's foes: Lex Luthor.
There's a reason he's in almost all the movies.

The Worst of Superman's foes: Uh, how about Nuclear Man in the movie Superman IV.
Shouldn't count him, since he was not a comic created foe, but jiminy crickets!


The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received: Too many great ones to count.
Sorry, I know that's a lame answer, but it is true.

The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received: We had a company Christmas exchange, and one of the employees -- the one that had me -- thought it was a White Elephant exchange, which it wasn't. I got a sausage.

Anonymous said...

Guess it's my turn, fwiw.

The Best Kevin Costner Movie: the only one I've seen is the Robin Hood one - and I didn't like that one.
The Worst Kevin Costner Movie: see above. He's not on my top 25 favorite actors.


The Best Stephen King Novel/Story: "On Writing" is the only SK book I've read. Horror isn't really my genre.
The Best Worst Stephen King Novel/Story: see above


The Best Seinfeld Episode: Uhm, the Soup Nazi one?
The Worst Seinfeld Episode: all the rest of 'em. :)


The Best Rolling Stones Song: Ewwww!
The Worst Rolling Stones Song: They all make my head hurt.


The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Bugs Bunny
The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Spongebob Squarepants

The Best Holiday Dessert: Mom's cheesecake with cherries on top.
The Worst Holiday Dessert: Last year's fruitcake.


The Best Movie/TV Cowboy: The outlaw, Josey Wales.
The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy:Sorry, but Yul Brynner doesn't look like a cowboy to me.


The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Peanuts. Snoopy is the DOG!
The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Dunesbury


The Best of Superman's foes: Lex Luthor
The Worst of Superman's foes: ???


The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received:Hard to say. When I was a kid, I'd say my bike or my Barbie van. As an adult, last year's copy of Scaramouche was wondermous. But really, it's hard to decide on just one gift.
The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received: a pogo stick. never did learn how to work that thing. :)

WandaV's .02 worth

DugALug said...

The Best Kevin Costner Movie: The untouchables
The Worst Kevin Costner Movie: Waterworld

==> Costner... are you kidding me?!

The Best Stephen King Novel/Story: Salem's Lot or Night Shift... I can't decide
The Best Worst Stephen King Novel/Story: Christine... bad book... worse movie.

The Best Seinfeld Episode: When Kramer used butter for tanning.
The Worst Seinfeld Episode: The last episode totally stunk.

The Best Rolling Stones Song: Sympathy for the Devil, You can't always get what you want, or The Last Time ==> Or the Bitter Sweet Symphony from the Verve
The Worst Rolling Stones Song: So many to choose from... so little time.

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Foghorn Leghorn or Yosemite Same
The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Any character associated with Scooby Doo but especially Scrappy Doo

The Best Holiday Dessert: Sodacracker pie
The Worst Holiday Dessert: fruit cake

The Best Movie/TV Cowboy: Clint in any role
The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy: Kevin Costner in any role

The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Dilbert
The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Dennise the Menace

The Best of Superman's foes: Lex Luthor
The Worst of Superman's foes: Lex Luthor

The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received: Jesus
The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received: A pair of feet warmers

God Bless
Doug

Diabolical Genius said...

The Best Kevin Costner Movie: Robin Hood. Alan Rickman and Morgan Freeman save him. The Untouchables, JFK, and 13 Days are a close second. Costner plays Eliot Ness plays Eliot Ness brilliantly in all 3.

The Worst Kevin Costner Movie: Wyatt Earp. Especially since it came out about the same time as Tombstone, which was great. Costner even made me not like baseball movies, and I love baseball movies.

The Best Stephen King Novel/Story: Shawshank Redemption. Respect him, but I don't do horror.

The Worst Stephen King Novel/Story: N/A

The Best Seinfeld Episode: The Parking Garage. Keith Hernandez and the "second spitter" also good.

The Worst Seinfeld Episode: Bubble Boy

The Best Rolling Stones Song: Paint It Black, Ruby Tuesday, then Start Me Up

The Worst Rolling Stones Song: Waiting on a Friend is up there.

The Best Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Daffy Duck

The Worst Saturday Morning Cartoon Character: Pink Panther. He never even talked.

The Best Holiday Dessert: Homemade ice cream on the 4th of July. At Christmas, it would be Noel Nutballs (kinda like Wedding Cookies, always make me cough when I invariably suck confectioner's sugar down my windpipe though). Honorable mention to the Pecan Log.

The Worst Holiday Dessert: Fruitcake obviously, but I also don't like divinity, the ultimate sugar coma.

The Best Movie/TV Cowboy: John Wayne. C'mon, it's not even close. I did like James Garner as Maverick for a distant second.

The Worst Movie/TV Cowboy: In a serious role, Costner, as covered above. Gene Wilder is pretty bad with his white man afro in Blazing Saddles as well. 'Course that was a comedy allegedly.

The Best of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Calvin and Hobbes.

The Worst of the Newspaper Comic Strips: Doonsbury. Wanted to be political instead of funny.

The Best of Superman's foes: Bizarro. Just watch Challenge of the Super Friends

The Worst of Superman's foes: Batman

The Best Christmas Gift You Ever Received: I've got too many inconsequential things stored in my brain to remember something important like that.

The Worst Christmas Gift You Ever Received: Once received a woman's sweater that was ugly and also not my size. But hey, it's the thought that counts, right?