Whatever Best of 2010

Zeus is correct: We’re getting to the point where the new year is starting to peek over the horizon. What better way to begin to take our leave of 2010, then, than by posting my annual retrospective of what I think have been the most interesting Whatever posts of year? Because, hey. You might have missed one of these.

Enjoy, and have a good Christmas Eve.

17 Comments on “Whatever Best of 2010”

  1. – Zeus pre-emptively claims meme for next year –


    I’ll bet he can even pronounce it.

  2. After reading the comments section on the Ayn Rand post, I’ve decided I’m going to brew my own beer and call it “Mad Dog Foamy.” Can I put your picture on the bottle, John?

    And the Kodi post always makes me tear up, too.

  3. O Great Scalzi, what an excellent picture of TempCat Zeus contemplating Her Wondrous Creation.

    This image is good because

    1. You are not in it.
    2. Rancid Dog Thing is (for a rare change) not in it.
    3. Composition is (for a rare change) superior, as is the lighting.

    This image is bad because

    1. Her Most Glorious Shimmering Radiant Perfection is (a terrible, all too common situation) not seen.
    2. There is no 2. Is #1 not horrible enough?

    Do you realize 2010 may go down as the year in which you have been awarded the fewest The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club Seal of Approval Awards? Is this not terrible? You still have a week to make this right. Hop to it, the Executive Committee knows (well, hopes) you can do it!

    The Official Ghlaghghee Fan Club

  4. Top Ten Lists: you’re doing it wrong. But keeping the list to only ten would be criminal, so never mind.

    You know, a giant Zeus would be a nice addition to a Thomas Kinkade picture.

  5. I fear to ask: how many times do the cats knock over the lovely decorations?

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, John, Krissy and Athena, and Zeus, and Daisy, and Lopsided Cat and wait, I can do it…


  6. Zeus, is looking out onto your grill, which is an area that should be considered in itself a shrine.

    How Greek Theology of you.

    Ask Zeus for a blessing or two, what does he accept as proper Christmas/New Year sacrifices on the grill?

  7. And I now realize that, at WFC in late-Oct 2010, you were much slimmer than you are in the June 2010 YouTube “Morning Announcements” video. Good diet-and-exercise program, sir!

  8. Stopping by to wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, John! Your blog is always one of my favorite stops. I hope you get lots of cool presents!

  9. So…2011 is stalking and being stalked all at once.

    Must be unnerving to a new year, that kind of experience. Even when you consider that it’s what they all endure.

  10. Writing: Find the Time or Don’t changed my life. I’m not saying it was sufficient in and of itself; I’ve spent most of my life being encouraged by family and friends to write, and much of that same life tinkering around the edges with writing. But your post came up at just the right time, apparently, and I’ve been writing much more regularly ever since then. My goal is 250 words each day, and I require myself to post on my blog about how much I’ve written, so that I have a check, which should help me turn it into a habit. Since that post went up, I finished a 5,000 word memoir and sent it off to a good literary magazine; if they don’t take it, someone else will, and it’ll go out again the day I get the word. In the meantime, I’ve reviewed oodles of books this year, also a huge improvement. So just let me say it again: thanks. Thanks a lot.

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