META: What do the RACC Readers think is the best?

Tom Russell twopointthreefivefilmwerks at
Sat Jan 15 11:10:39 PST 2005

Arspitzer wrote:
> This seems to be a pretty slow week so I'd thought I'd start
> a best of thread...
> What's your favorite movie?

Bujalski's Funny Ha-ha (, Hess's Napoleon Dynamite,
Leone's Once Upon a Time in the West, Forsythe's Gregory's Girl,
Lehmen's Hudson Hawk and Truffaut's Antoine and Collette.  But that's
just this week-- it changes on a daily basis.  The only film that stays
on my list, week after week, day after day is Ivan Passer's Born to
Win.  It is incredible and always fascinating.  Plus, you can probably
find it for three or four bucks in some bargain DVD bin.

> Favorite TV show?


> Favorite book?

Most recently, it'd be a toss-up between In Search of Lost Time
(Proust) and Confessions of a Tax Collector (Richard Yancey).  Though I
suppose I should work Magnificent Ambersons and Sherwood Kiraly's
Diminished Capacity somewhere.

> Favorite short story?

I'm stumped here.  Come back to it later.

> Favorite Comic Book?

Prolly Maus.  When I feel like a downer.  When I feel like smiling,
then it's time for Plastic Man.

> Favorite Comic Strip?

Aaron McGruder's The Boondocks.

> Favorite Song?

Air Supply's Even the nights are better.

> Favorite Album?

Tommy.  It's as wonderful as it is pretentious.

> Favorite Color?

Green.  My wife's eyes, you know.

> Favorite Food Color?

Yellowish-white (cheese.  Mmm.)

> Favorite Number?

1.  It's easy to remember.

> Favorite Mythology?

My first love was Greek.  But the myths of China and Viet Nam are
equally captivating.  Either way, I hope there is a god that kills
people who say, "I beleive comics are the new mythology", as that is a
load of pretentious horse-shit.

> Favorite Conspiracy Theory?

Anything Michael Moore comes up with.  I'm a devout leftist, liberal,
and democrat, but sometimes he stretches things just a *little* bit,
you know?

> Arthur "God, I can't think of anything funny" Spitzer
Neither can Tom Russell.

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