Top 16 of 2016

In no particular order:

Podcast

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Pardon My Take

Movies

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Moonlight

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Fences

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Sausage Party

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30 for 30: This Magic Moment

Music

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Lies – Plague

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Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds – Skeleton Tree

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Leonard Cohen – You Want It Darker

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Busted Outlook – Not Defined By Violence

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David Bowie – Blackstar

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photo by Brian Anderson (from KQED)

John Carpenter at the Fox Theater in Oakland, CA – June 17, 2016

TV

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Westworld

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Insecure

Sports

Bartolo Colon’s home run

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Photo by Michael Reeves of Getty Images

Andre Ward vs. Sergey Kovalev – November 19, 2016

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Photo by Michael Steele of Getty Images

Usain Bolt’s 2016 Olympics performance

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Top 15 of 2015

15 of my favorite things about 2015

Besides getting married, and in no particular order, pretty much.

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Golden State Warriors win the NBA Finals

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Sean Price – Songs in the Key of Price

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Sicario

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Zomes – Near Unison

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BB King/UGK  – The Trill is Gone (produced by Amerigo Gazaway)

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Try the Pie – Domestication

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San Jose Sabercats with the ArenaBowl

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Ta-Nehisi Coates – Between the World and Me

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From threeontheteeth’s YouTube video

Burn at 924 Gilman

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Photo by Michael Ares from SFWeekly.com

Millennium opening in Oakland

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Master of None

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Jim Trotter – Junior Seau: The Life and Death of a Football Icon

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Better Call Saul

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Czarface – Every Hero Needs a Villain

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Fell To Low – Low In the Dust

 

Honorable mention

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Marlon James – A Brief History of Seven Killings

This is an “honorable mention” because it came out in 2014 and I didn’t get around to reading it until this year.