My Top 10 Holiday Pop Songs

It’s the first day of the month, so it’s time for a Top 10 list! Being December, let’s go with something holiday themed again. Last year it was Christmas movies, and the year before that was Christmas TV specials. Let’s go with a music list this year, but let’s not limit it to Christmas. There […]

My Top 10 Disney Animated Villains

I wasn’t sure what to do for this month’s Top 10 list, so I asked my daughters. We looked through my long list of potential future categories, and we came across Disney Villains. They offered up their suggestions, and I gave them some ground rules. The villains had to be from Disney’s Animation Studios theatrically […]

My Top 10 2017 MLB Playoff Teams

I try to mix it up with my Top 10 lists, but you know that at the end of December and beginning of January, I’ll be respectively counting down my favorite songs and books read of the year. And December 1 will probably do something holiday related. But it’s October, and it’s MLB playoff season, […]

My Top 10 TV Shows Set in Schools

And it’s the start of the school year once again. Some towns and cities have already started, maybe even already finishing their second week of school, while others won’t be starting until after Labor Day. I went back to school this past Monday, with our students coming on Wednesday. Nice short week for the kids—only […]

My Top 10 Phineas and Ferb Songs

Like this time last year, I enlisted the help of my three daughters to compile this mid-summer Top 10 list. This is far and away the most difficult list I’ve ever had to compile for this blog, and that’s why I needed the girls’ help. And we also needed enough time to compile the list, […]

My Top 10 Harry Potter Characters

Can you believe that Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone just turned TWENTY years old? That’s right! Its original publication date is June 26, 1997 in the United Kingdom. It wasn’t released in the United States—under the name Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone because that sounded cooler and because we Americans think of philosophers […]

My Top 10 Summer Blockbusters

Last weekend was the unofficial start of summer, and once it’s summertime, you can expect big releases at the movie theatre. There are some really big ones coming this summer including several sequels and the long-anticipated Wonder Woman movie. But which will be the big summer blockbuster of 2017? It’s too early to tell, but […]

My Top 10 Doctor Who Companions

The new season of Doctor Who is three episodes deep—this would be Series 10 of the rebooted series—and it started with the introduction of new companion Bill Potts, played by Pearl Mackie. So far, she’s a fun character, and her chemistry with Peter Capaldi is fantastic. It’s too early to tell how she’ll be viewed in the […]

My Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic Original Songs

Last April Fools’ Day, I counted down my Top 10 “Weird Al” Yankovic parodies. It was a great list, and it fit the day perfectly. Apart from writing and recording such inspired parodies, he also does what are called “style parodies”, where he lampoons a particular band or artist’s style of music. It’s not changing […]

My Top 10 TV Game Shows

When I was young (but school-aged), back in the late-70s and early-80s, I have fond memories of watching game shows all morning on the few days I was sick at home. Game shows have always been a staple of television, as they’re cheaper to produce than scripted series. They also give people hope and dreams […]