Show Notes for Episode 79, “2011 in Review”

BEST FILM

Paul: Super 8

AJ: The Tree of Life

Paul’s Runner-Up: Rango

AJ’s Runner-Up: Drive

WORST FILM

AJ: Hobo with a Shotgun

Paul: Zookeeper

AJ’s Runner-Up: The Smurfs

Paul’s Runner-Up: Conan the Barbarian

BEST TV SHOW

Paul: Game of Thrones

AJ: Breaking Bad

Paul’s Runner-Up: Boardwalk Empire

AJ’s Runner-Up: Louie

WORST TV SHOW

Paul: Glee

Paul’s Runner-Up: True Blood

Paul’s Honorable Mention: Luck

BEST ALBUM

AJ: Father, Son, Holy Ghost by Girls

Paul: The King Is Dead by The Decemberists

AJ’s Runner-Up: Past Life Martyred Saints by EMA

Paul’s Runner-Up: El Camino by The Black Keys

BEST SONG

Paul: “January Hymn” by The Decemberists

Paul’s Runner-Up: “A Little Bit of Everything” by Dawes

AJ: “A Song About Arlo J. Wiley and Paul Smith” by Papa Razzi and the Photogs

WORST ALBUM

AJ: I’m Back! Family & Friends by Sly Stone

Paul: Return to Santa Monica by Everclear

AJ’s Runner-Up: SuperHeavy by SuperHeavy

Paul’s Runner-Up: Watch the Throne by Jay-Z and Kanye West

Paul’s Honorable Mention: Return to Santa Monica by Everclear

WORST SONG

Paul: “The Joker” by Everclear

Paul’s Lifetime Achievement: “My Humps” by The Black-Eyed Peas

BEST BOOK

Paul & AJ: Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

AJ’s Runner-Up: Bossypants by Tina Fey

Paul’s Runner-Up: Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson

BEST COMIC

AJ & Paul: Ultimate Spider-Man by Brian Michael Bendis and Sarah Pichelli

Paul’s Runner-Up: Swamp Thing by Scott Snyder and Yanick Paquette

AJ’s Runner-Up: The Walking Dead by Robert Kirkman and Charlie Adlard

BEST OGN

Paul: Green River Killer by Jeff Jensen and Jonathan Case

Paul’s Runner-Up: Tale of Sand by Jim Henson, Jerry Juhl, and Ramon Perez

BEST VIDEO GAME

AJ & Paul: Batman: Arkham City

Paul’s Runner-Up: Portal 2

AJ’s Runner-Up: Sonic Generations

BEST POP CULTURE MOMENT

Paul: GobbleCon 2011

BEST PODCAST THAT ISN’T GOBBLEDYGEEK

Paul: The Tobolowsky Files

Paul’s Runner-Up: The /Filmcast

BEST OF GOBBLEDYGEEK

AJ: “Ladylike,” “True Swan/Black Grit,” “Mise-en-Scene,” “Stop Rapping, Son or, Little Stipe and Big Boobs,” “Where We’re Going, We Won’t Need Clothes”

Paul: “Mise-en-Scene”

Paul’s Runner-Up: “Wow”

Paul’s Honorable Mentions: “Tights of Spandex, Flights of Fantasy, Slices of Life,” “Secret Origins,” “Saturday Morning Gobbledygeek”

WORST OF GOBBLEDYGEEK

AJ: The early rambly episodes, “#1”

Paul: Everything else

SONGS

  1. “A Song About Arlo J. Wiley and Paul Smith” by Papa Razzi and the Photogs, Papa Razzi Is Back! And He’s Singing More Nice Songs (2011)
  2. “Honey Bunny” by Girls, Father, Son, Holy Ghost (2011)
  3. “Down by the Water” by The Decemberists, The King Is Dead (2011)
  4. “The Grey Ship” by EMA, Past Life Martyred Saints (2011)
  5. “Lonely Boy” by The Black Keys, El Camino (2011)
  6. “A Little Bit of Everything” by Dawes, Nothing Is Wrong (2011)
  7. “The Joker” by Everclear, Return to Santa Monica (2011)

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