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Addicted to Listing

I think I’m the only one in Athens66 posting any kind of lists. I'm sure however that there are a lot of people out there (including myself) addicted to all kinds of “Greatest” lists showing up from place to place. It is the pure joy of reading down the list only to reject and mock at the choices of the editor (too ashamed to admit that you actually agree with some of them). From greatest music, best independent productions, greatest books, hippest fashion items of all time to most famous character, best kick-ass hero and most annoying politician ever, the lists are endless (including meta-sites concentrating only at best-of-lists).

So, is there a point to all this gibberish about “Greatest” lists? Yes, although I’m not here to impose my own personal list but rather share my interest on the new IFC and Nerve “50 Greatest” list. After “The 50 Best Date Movies Ever”, which included classics such as Heathers [45], Run Lola Run [38], Kicking and Screaming [37], The Science of Sleep [33], High Fidelity [29], Manhattan [20], Chungking Express [19], The Graduate [13], Donnie Darko [11], Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind [8], Barbarella [5], Say Anything [3], Casablanca [2] and Some Like It Hot [1] (a bit too old-fashioned top-2 for my taste, in an otherwise interesting list) and the more popular “50 Greatest Sex Scenes in Cinema” with scenes including Ken Park [50], Sex, Lies, and Videotape [46], Breaking the Waves [45], Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! [43], Shortbus [38], The Last Seduction [33], Storytelling [31], 9 songs [29], Sex and Lucia [19], Y Tu Mama Tambien [13], Secretary [8], Risky Business [4], Mulholland Drive [3], A History of Violence [2] and Don't Look Now [1] (much better top-3 this time).

But once again, I’m just reproducing yesterday’s news, so here’s the new list (only a week old, which is quite fresh compared to my other posts): 50 Greatest Comedy Sketches. The list includes picks from some of my (and almost everyone’s ) favorite shows like Kids in the Hall, In Living Color, Chappelle's Show, The State, Second City Television and of course the classics that just fill most of the list, Saturday Night Live and Monty Python. Check out the list for some great laughs (I would personally put Saturday’s Night Live “The Olympia Restaurant” right at no.1 , with Belushi just plain hilarious).

And here are some of the best laughs out of the list. Best way to start the day…

40. Citizen Kane - The Kids in the Hall

26. Great White North, SCTV

18. He's Rick James - Chappelle's Show

11. Jaws II (Land Shark) - Saturday Night Live

3. Argument Clinic, Monty Python


The Team

Athens66 started off as a common project by a bunch of friends but quickly turned into almost a personal blog (although some remains of previous posts can still be found). Currently, the Team has been narrowed down to two members, who besides being old friends and schoolmates share the same joy for Music, Movies, Alcohol and Pro Evolution sessions.

The sole purpose of this blog is to shout out whatever comes in mind about movies, music, reality, fantasy and all the rest. Nothing posted here is to be taken seriously, but then again what is? Since this blog is still quite fresh, we are definitely open to suggestions and directions (although most of them will just be ignored)

Team Members


High Places - High Places vs. Mankind Titus Andronicus - The Monitor Caribou - Swim Sambassadeur - European The Radio Dept. - Clinging to a Scheme Portugal. the Man - American Ghetto Local Natives - Gorilla Manor Errors - Come Down With Me Hot Chip - One Life Stand Shearwater - The Golden Archipelago Royal Bangs - Let it Beep Magnolia Electric Co - Josephine Phantogram - Eyelid Movies Digits - Hold it Close Au Revoir Simone - Still Night, Still Light Kordan - Fantasy Nation Fuck Buttons - Tarot Sport Dial M for Murder - Fiction of her Dreams Throw me the Statue - Creaturesque Atlas Sound - Logos Noah and the Whale  - The First Days of Spring Delorean - Ayrton Senna Reverie Sound Revue - Reverie Sound Revue Portugal the Man - The Satanic Satanist Pony Pony Pony Run Run  - You Need Danger Mouse & Sparklehorse - Dark Night Of The Soul Camera Obscura -My Maudlin Career Pains of Being Pure at Heart - Pains of Being Pure at Heart Antony & The Johnsons - The Crying Light Franz Ferdinand – Tonight Norma – Book of Norma Belle and Sebastian - The BBC Sessions Vanilla Swingers – Vanilla Swingers Lindstrom - Where you go I go too Black Kids – Partie Traumatic Beck – Modern Guilt The Old 97s – Blame It On Gravity Monika - Avatar Sigur Ros - Me? su? i eyrum vi? spilum endalaust Fleet Foxes – Fleet Foxes Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds – Dig!!! Lazarus Dig!!! Bonnie 'Prince' Billy - Lie Down In the Light Shearwater – Rook Okay – Huggable Dust Wolf Parade - At Mount Zoomer Lykke Li - Youth Novel Los Campesinos – Hold on Now, Youngster Metric - Grow up and Blow away No Age - Nouns Battles – Mirrored The National - Boxer Foals - Antidotes British Sea Power - Do You Like Rock Music? The Kills – Midnight Boom

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