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I purposely haven't read any of my cohort's 2009 List Posts because I'll only be influenced by their awesomeness and not be original. I'm easily coerced by their mental prowess and they ALL KNOW IT. Here at MamaPop, there's one magical thing that wouldn't be worth writing here if we didn't have it:
Let’s face it: I’m old. I’m grumpy and easily distracted. I don’t like new things, and pop culture is relentless in its stream of new things. Stupid pop culture. But even among the river of pop trash like the Speidi monster or Flo Rida (really? Flo Rida? Hell, why don’t I launch a music career as Ne Braska? Or Rho Disland? Or Ma Ine?), there was some stuff that I loved. Here it is.
On Tom Hanks Considered as a Viral Media Infection Propagating Across a Plane of Critical Renown, or You’ve Got Hanks
The New York Film Critics have announced their picks for the best in this year’s sinny-mah. Films like The Hurt Locker and A-list actors George Clooney and Meryl Streep are some of 2009’s big winners. Tom Hanks won nothing. But what if he won everything?