Sunday, December 23, 2007

2007: Final Count Down

Following the worldwide success of this blog’s polls, we have decided to have the customary election of the figures and facts of the year that now closes.

Rather than trust in some stranger’s doubtful judgment, I will elect the personalities and events that for their relevancy in 2007 deserve a honourable mention in Bloguistan.

So without further ado, here are the nominees/awardees:

Music: For his anti-star, no-frills-no-bullshit attitude, rejecting any sort of claim to fame other than his band’s music, the award goes to Bruce Springsteen. He is the living proof that one does not need to give interviews or wear a tie to be someone, especially someone cool.

Movies: The film of the year has to be Walt Disney’s Ratatouille. To take a rat and make him a gourmand it’s just brilliant. There may be some hope for English cooking after all.

TV: I find this one the really hard one. There were really great series this year, Dexter being probably the best of the newcomers, in my opinion; however, it’s mandatory that the award goes to The Soprano’s final season. They have been faithful to themselves all the way, have not sold out and have kept us guessing what would happen next to the very end. A master-piece. It is also reassuring to see that Silvio did make it after all, and is touring with Springsteen and Max Weinberg.

Sport: This one is a no-brainer: the moment of the year has to be England loosing to Croatia at home, and missing out on EURO2008. This is the shit dreams are made of, dude! Ha, ha, ha!

Man of the Year: José Mourinho. Jobless, he has finally proved he is indeed the Special One. Only the greatest of the unemployed managers could snub the salary that comes with the England job.

Woman of the Year: Please enter your number here. If you’re hot I’ll call you back.

The boring stuff: condensing politics and science, the award goes to Al Gore for his continued public voicing of the environmental questions that so urgently deserve world attention. Many things can be said of him and of his alleged self-promotion, but at the end of the day he has done more for the world than if he had been in the Oval office, has he should.

Have yourself a merry Xmas and a happy new year!