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Top Tens

Jav's Top Ten Albums
  1. Peasants, Pigs and Astronauts (Kula Shaker)
  2. Pink Moon (Nick Drake)
  3. A Happy Pocket (Trashcan Sinatras)
  4. Together Alone (Crowded House)
  5. Dark Side of the Moon (Pink Floyd)
  6. OK Computer (Radiohead)
  7. Songs in Red and Gray (Suzanne Vega)
  8. Achtung Baby (U2)
  9. Boston (Boston)
  10. I am an Elastic Firecracker (Tripping Daisy)

Jav's Top Ten Television Series
  1. Trailer Park Boys (Creator Mike Clattenburg)
  2. Arrested Development (Creator Mitchell Hurwitz)
  3. Curb Your Enthusiasm (Creator Larry David)
  4. It's Always Sunny In Philadelphia (Creator Rob McElhenney)
  5. Futurama (Creators David X. Cohen & Matt Groening)
  6. The Simpsons (Creators James L. Brooks, Matt Groening, & Sam Simon)
  7. Seinfeld (Creators Larry David & Jerry Seinfeld)
  8. Mystery Science Theater 3000 (Creator Joel Hodgson)
  9. Pushing Daisies (Creator Bryan Fuller)
  10. Cheers (Creators James Burrows, Glen Charles, & Les Charles)


Jav's Top Ten Films
  1. The Shawshank Redemption (Dir. Frank Darabount)
  2. Top Secret! (Dir. Jim Abrahams, David Zucker, Jerry Zucker)
  3. The Avengers (Dir. Joss Whedon)
  4. Stranger Than Fiction (Dir. Marc Forster)
  5. Delicatessen / Amélie (Dir. Jean-Pierre Jeunet, Marc Caro)
  6. Chef (Dir. Jon Favreau)
  7. Kingpin (Dir. Bobby Farrelly, Peter Farrelly)
  8. Unforgiven / Million Dollar Baby (Dir. Clint Eastwood)
  9. Goodfellas (Dir. Martin Scorsese)
  10. Big Night (Dir. Campbell Scott, Stanley Tucci)

Jav's Top Ten Artists & Literature
  1. Empire (magazine)
  2. Total Film (magazine)
  3. The Monster at the End of This Book by Jon Stone (children's book)
  4. M.C. Escher (artist)
  5. Salvador Dalí (artist)
  6. William Wegman (photographer)
  7. The Far Side by Gary Larson (comic strip)
  8. Kiss Me Like a Stranger by Gene Wilder (autobiography)
  9. If Chins Could Kill: Confessions of a B Movie Actor by Bruce Campbell (autobiography)
  10. My Word Is My Bond: A Memoir by Roger Moore (autobiography)

Lisa's Top Ten Songs
  1. Untouchable Face (Ani DiFranco)
  2. Für Elise (Ludwig van Beethoven)
  3. Know Your Enemy (Rage Against the Machine)
  4. What A Wonderful World (Louis Armstrong)
  5. Leicester Square (Rancid)
  6. One Love (Bob Marley & the Wailers)
  7. Fidelity (Regina Spektor)
  8. The Lady Is A Tramp (Frank Sinatra)
  9. Story of My Life (Social Distortion)
  10. Cadence To Arms {Scotland the Brave} (Dropkick Murphys)

Lisa's Top Ten Films
  1. Casablanca (Dir. Michael Curtiz)
  2. The Nightmare Before Christmas (Dir. Henry Selick)
  3. The Neverending Story (Dir. Wolfgang Petersen)
  4. Bram Stoker's Dracula (Dir. Francis Ford Coppola)
  5. Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory (Dir. Mel Stuart)
  6. Alice In Wonderland (Dir. Tim Burton)
  7. The Crow (Dir. Alex Proyas)
  8. Rebel Without A Cause (Dir. Nicholas Ray)
  9. Dead Poet's Society (Dir. Peter Weir)
  10. What Dreams May Come (Dir. Vincent Ward)


Tony's Top Ten Films 
  1. Aliens (Dir. James Cameron) 
  2. Blade Runner (Dir. Ridley Scott) 
  3. Mad Max 2: The Road Warrior (Dir. George Miller) 
  4. Raiders of the Lost Ark (Dir. Steven Spielberg) 
  5. The Dark Knight (Dir. Christopher Nolan) 
  6. Braveheart (Dir. Mel Gibson) 
  7. Lord of the Rings Trilogy [Favorite: The Two Towers] (Dir. Peter Jackson) 
  8. Star Wars - Episodes IV, V, VI  [Favorite: Episode V] (Dir. Irvin Kershner) 
  9. Dragonslayer (Dir. Matthew Robbins) 
  10. The Blues Brothers (Dir. John Landis)


John's Top Ten Films 
  1. Baraka (Dir. Ron Fricke)
  2. Fanny & Alexander  (Dir. Ingmar Bergman)
  3. Seven Samurai  (Dir. Akira Kurosawa)
  4. The Kid Brother (Dir. Harold Lloyd) 
  5. Kiki's Delivery Service (Dir. Hayao Miyazaki)
  6. Dead Man (Dir. Jim Jarmusch)
  7. Hannah & Her Sisters (Dir. Woody Allen) 
  8. Brazil (Dir. Terry Gilliam)
  9. For All Mankind (Dir. Al Reinert) 
  10. Melancholia (Dir. Lars Von Trier)     

John's Top Ten Books
(fiction)
  1. Doomsday Book (Connie Willis) 
  2. Windup Bird Chronicle (Haruki Murakami) 
  3. The Deptford Trilogy (Robertson Davies) 
  4. The Tin Drum (Günter Grass)
  5. Anansi Boys (Neil Gaiman) 
(non-fiction)
  1. Free Play (Stephen Nachmanovitch)
  2. Learning To Fall (Phillip E. Simmons) 
  3. The Art of Possibility (Rosamund Stone Zander & Benjamin Zander) 
  4. The Power of Myth (Joseph Campbell) 
  5. Early Morning (Kim Stafford)  

John's Top Ten Songs
  1. Famous Blue Raincoat (Leonard Cohen) 
  2. Shelter from the Storm [live] (Bob Dylan) 
  3. You Don't Know Me (Ray Charles) 
  4. On The Street Where You Live (Nat King Cole) 
  5. Astral Weeks (Van Morrison) 
  6. Grandpa Was A Carpenter (John Prine) 
  7. Homegrown Tomatoes (Guy Clark) 
  8. Box of Visions (Tom Russell) 
  9. Follow That Road (Anne Hills)
  10. If I Needed You (Townes Van Zandt)


Dave G's Top Ten Short Stories
  1. A Good Man is Hard to Find (Flannery O’Connor)
  2. That Evening Sun (William Faulkner)
  3. Big Two Hearted River (Ernest Hemmingway)
  4. An Occurrence at Owl’s Creek Bridge (Ambrose Bierce)
  5. Hunters in the Snow (Tobias Wolff)
  6. My Son the Murderer (Bernard Malamud)
  7. A Rose For Emily (William Faulkner)
  8. Death in the Woods (Sherwood Anderson)
  9. Barn Burning (William Faulkner)
  10. On the Rainy River (Tim O’Brien)

Dave G's Top Ten Novels
  1. Slaughterhouse Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
  2. Wise Blood (Flannery O’Connor)
  3. The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (Carson McCullers)
  4. As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
  5. Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
  6. The Yearling (Marjorie Kinnan Rawlings)
  7. Miss Lonely Hearts (Nathaniel West)
  8. The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
  9. The Call of the Wild (Jack London)
  10. Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)

Dave G's Top Ten Films
  1. Shoot the Piano Player (Dir. Francois Truffaut)
  2. How Green Was My Valley (Dir. John Ford)
  3. Bicycle Thieves (Dir. Vittorio DeSica)
  4. La Strada (Dir. Federico Fellini)
  5. The Seventh Seal (Dir. Ingmar Bergman)
  6. The Maltese Falcon (Dir. John Huston)
  7. The Third Man (Dir. Carol Reed)
  8. Psycho  (Dir. Alfred Hitchcock)
  9. Duck Soup (Dir. Leo McCarey)
  10. Rushmore (Dir. Wes Anderson)

Dave G's Top Ten Albums
  1. (tie) Darkness on the Edge of Town, The River, Nebraska (Bruce Springsteen)
  2. Bringing it all Back Home (Bob Dylan)
  3. Are You Experienced (The Jimi Hendrix Experience)
  4. The Beatles (The White Album) (The Beatles)
  5. London Calling (The Clash)
  6. Exile on Main Street (The Rolling Stones)
  7. Let it Be (The Replacements)
  8. Red Dirt Girl (Emmylou Harris)
  9. A Space in Time (Ten Years After)
  10. Live at Leeds (The Who)


Jenny's Top Ten Songs 
  1. Hounds of Love - Futureheads 
  2. Casimir Pulaski Day - Sufjan Stevens 
  3. Into Dust - Mazzy Star 
  4. 9 to 5 - Dolly Parton 
  5. Moments of Pleasure - Kate Bush 
  6. Just Like Heaven - The Cure 
  7. The Rainbow Connection - Kermit the Frog
  8. Just Like the Rain - Richard Hawley 
  9. Lady of the Sea - Seth Lakeman 
  10. Together in Electric Dreams - Human League

Jenny's Top Ten Films
  1. You Can Count on Me (Dir. Kenneth Lonergan)
  2. Blade Runner (Dir. Ridley Scott)
  3. Goodbye Lenin! (Dir. Wolfgang Becker) 
  4. The Royal Tenenbaums (Dir. Wes Anderson)
  5. The Prestige (Dir. Christopher Nolan)
  6. Mean Girls (Dir. Mark Waters)
  7. The Kids are All Right (Dir. Lisa Cholodenko)
  8. Walking and Talking (Dir. Nicole Holofcener)
  9. In Bruges (Dir. Martin McDonagh)
  10. Back to the Future (Dir. Robert Zemeckis)


Jess’ Top Ten Novels
  1. The Fault in Our Stars - John Green
  2. Harry Potter series - JK Rowling
  3. The Lord of the Rings Trilogy - JRR Tolkien
  4. The Perks of Being a Wallflower - Stephen Chbosky
  5. Animal Farm - George Orwell
  6. Looking for Alaska - John Green
  7. The Time Capsule - Lurlene McDaniel
  8. Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland - Lewis Carroll
  9. Jane Eyre - Charlotte Bronte
  10. Every Day - David Levithan

Jess’ Top Ten Television Shows
  1. Doctor Who (BBC One)
  2. Sherlock (BBC One)
  3. Game of Thrones (HBO)
  4. The Lizzie Bennett Diaries (Web Series)
  5. New Girl (Fox)
  6. Skins UK (E4)
  7. How I Met Your Mother (CBS)
  8. Friends (NBC)
  9. Boy Meets World (ABC)
  10. Supernatural (The WB)