Hammer's list of lists 

2005 edition, newly updated

2005 edition, newly updated
Whenever I get bored, I start making lists. It doesn't matter what the category is; I've made a list of it. Every now and then, I gather the lists together and modify them based on my current feelings. Making lists is fun, although I find that my choices become more cemented the older I get. Can there ever be an album that matches Sly Stone or James Brown? Will a film ever be better than The Godfather? And, every now and again, I print them in this column, hoping to receive similar lists from readers. In that spirit, here is my most recent list of lists. Disagree with my choices? Send yours to me at shammer@nuvo.net.
Favorite Movies
1. The Godfather 2. Apocalypse Now 3. Scarface 4. A Night in Paris 5. The Manchurian Candidate 6. Dog Day Afternoon 7. Ocean's 11 8. A Streetcar Named Desire 9. Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? 10. Satisfaction
Favorite Albums
1. There's A Riot Goin' On, Sly Stone 2. Live at the Apollo Vol. 3, James Brown 3. Makaveli, Tupac Shakur 4. Here My Dear, Marvin Gaye 5. Ready to Die, Notorious B.I.G. 6. Al Green's Greatest Hits 7. It Takes A Nation of Millions, Public Enemy 8. White Album, The Beatles 9. Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables, Dead Kennedys 10. London Calling, The Clash
Favorite TV shows
1. CNN Breaking News 2. Dark Angel 3. Seinfeld 4. Married With Children 5. The Simpsons 6. Law & Order 7. Cops 8. America's Next Top Model 9. Survivor 10. Starcade
Favorite Sex Symbol or Banquet Frozen Dinner
1. Jessica Alba 2. Original Fried Chicken Meal 3. Kate Winslet 4. Salisbury Steak 5. Turkey 6. Salma Hayek 7. Kate Moss 8. Beyonce Knowles 9. Meat Loaf with Peas and Carrots 10. Brandy
Favorite Video Game
1. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas 2. Ms. Pac-Man 3. Defender 4. NBA 2K5 5. Madden 06 6. NBA Street, Vol. 2 7. Half-Life 8. Crazy Climber 9. Pac-Man 10. NBA 2K6
Favorite Books
1. A Confederacy of Dunces, John K. Toole 2. The Warren Commission Report 3. Music for Chameleons, Truman Capote 4. Oswald's Ghost, Norman Mailer 5. The 911 Commission Report 6. My Life, Bill Clinton 7. The Kennedy Imprisonment, Garry Wills 8. The Cuban Missile Crisis, The National Security Archives 9. The Starr Report, Kenneth Starr 10. The Collected Short Stories of Tennessee Williams
Favorite Brands of Alcohol
1. Crown Royal 2. Hennessy 3. Dickel 4. Jim Beam 5. Jagermeister 6. Pabst Blue Ribbon 7. Goldschlager 8. Jack Daniel's 9. Budweiser Select 10. E&J Brandy
Favorite Rapper
1. Tupac Shakur 2. Chuck D. 3. Biggie Smalls 4. Snoop Dogg 5. Nas 6. Jay-Z 7. Eminem 8. Ice Cube 9. Ice-T 10. C.L. Smooth
Coolest Moments on TV, Hurricane Katrina edition
1. Kanye West trashing George Bush 2. John Kerry trouncing Bush in first debate 3. Shepard Smith telling the truth during the hurricane 4. Anderson Cooper standing in 100 mph winds, describing them 5. Racism exposed in nearby parishes 6. Bush flying over the disaster 7. Dick Cheney being heckled 8. The New Orleans mayor cussing 9. Looters taking cases of liquor 10. Bush telling FEMA director he was doing "a heckuva job"
Top 10 Local Sex Symbols
1. Jennifer, the Watson's Girl 2. The blonde from the credit counseling commercials 3. Steve Hammer 4. Raygan Swan 5. Christiebelle 6. Angela Buchman 7. Stacy Paetz 8. Patty Spitler 9. Gwen from Nowhere Good Fast 10. David Lindquist

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