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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #37 Agricola

If you haven’t figured this out yet, here’s an inside scoop: There are more board games than ever, they are more varied than ever, and they are better designed than ever. You can build a galactic empire, renegotiate The Cold War, engage in epic fantasy battles, outsmart Cthulu, even relive dogfights from Star Wars. All…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #38 Jurassic Park

God creates dinosaurs. God destroys dinosaurs. God creates man. Man destroys God. Man creates dinosaurs. – Dr. Malcolm Jurassic Park is a dinosaur-action-disaster-horror-thriller-adventure movie that is one of my favorites for so many reasons. I love it. Nay, I adore it. Is it a good movie? Yes! Is it a great movie? ….Yes! (You can…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #39 The Sims 3

When I was putting this list together, I had The Sims 3 ranked about here, in the top 40, and I wondered “does this game really deserve a spot this high?” So I installed the game and all twenty expansion packs — yes, twenty — and booted up the game. I made a Sim named…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #40 Rick Reilly

Here we are: the highest ranking member of the list of semi-inspiring critics/websites/writers/comedians/bloggers that have peppered my list and have earned my respect by being different and independent and cool. Except Rick Reilly isn’t cool. In fact, he’s sportswriting’s Public Enemy No. 1 (if I am to trust the anecdotal things I read online). Chances…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #42 Freaks and Geeks

Is Freaks and Geeks the greatest high school show of all time? Okay, I haven’t seen all of The OC… or Beverly Hills 90210… or Friday Night Lights… or all of Dawson’s Creek… or… etc. But, yes, as far as I’m personally concerned, Freaks and Geeks is the quintessential show focused on high school life. It’s…

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Game of Thrones Season 4 Recaps

Hey all. Like last year, I’ll be covering all of this season of Game of Thrones for our friends over at Character Grades. The recap of last night’s opener, “Two Swords,” is live, and you can check in every Monday morning for ~1500 words on the previous night’s episode. “Two Swords” indicates that this season…

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Dan’s Top 100 Everything: #43 Roger Ebert

It would be an exaggeration to say that Roger Ebert got me into movies. But it wouldn’t be THAT much of an exaggeration. It’s probably he and my college buddy Sean* who deserve the most credit for transforming me into a “cinephile”… at least to the extent you can honestly call me that. (* Sean’s…