Fun Friday: Best Entertainment This Year So Far

The idea for today's fun friday comes from Tyrone who wrote this in an email to me this week:

fun friday idea: best entertainment this year across the board, albums, films, series, sites, youtube channels etc?

For me, the answer is the NBA playoffs (though the result bums me out), This Is The End (the jonah hill exorcism is hysterical), and my favorite records of the year so far are Lysandre, Modern Vampires Of The City, Random Access Memories, Mala, and Isles.

What are your favorite entertainment moments of the year so far?


Comments (Archived):

  1. Anthony Serina

    I love Random Access Memories as well. It has been a while since I can happily listen to an LP from top to bottom.

  2. William Mougayar

    The SNL GoogleGlass skit was definitely up there.

    1. Dave W Baldwin

      On a vague note, I love the fact parody of tech is happening. The Siri vs. Jack in the Box was officially 2012, I guess. I can’t get it to post, but the script:Salesman – “Go ahead, try it.”Jack – “Where’s the nearest Jack in the Box?”Siri – “I found four places that sell socks.”Jack – “Not socks. Jack in the Box.”Siri – “A yak is a long-haired bovine.”Salesman – “That’s true.”Jack – “I like things that work. Like my no-nonsense All America Jack combo (describes it further).”Salesman – “Sounds delish.”Siri – “I found one D-list celebrity nearby.”

  3. tyronerubin

    sorry doubled up

    1. JimHirshfield

      try again. sumin’ funky.

    2. William Mougayar

      something wonky. it went into spam, and i brought it back a couple of times. let’s see if it sticks now.

  4. JimHirshfield

    Instagram – The plot changes in realtime.House of Cards.

    1. pointsnfigures

      agree on House of Cards. Watched that in a marathon. Highly addictive.

      1. JimHirshfield

        When’s the next season coming out?

        1. pointsnfigures

          just began shooting at end of April, 13 episodes. Check Freddy’s Rib shack in DC and see if anyone is around.

          1. JimHirshfield


      2. fredwilson

        It lost steam for me after the fourth or fifth episode

        1. JimHirshfield

          There are definitely some low points…filler…times when you walk away saying, “did anything happen in that episode?”But I think they’ll up their game; they had no way of knowing when they filmed season 1 that it would be a hit. Let’s hope the success stirs the creative juices.

    2. karen_e

      House of Cards, yup. I have used Kevin’s lines in a work situation: “I can see how you might think that {dramatic pause} but I couldn’t possibly comment.” It kind of bowls people over.

      1. JimHirshfield

        I can only imagine in what context.

      2. ShanaC

        saw a few episodes, need to make time for it :/

      3. William Mougayar

        could or would. big difference, but smart answer!

    3. Carl Rahn Griffith

      I thought you meant Facebook was a ‘House of Cards’ – heaven forbid 😉

      1. JimHirshfield

        Ha! Funny one.

      2. kidmercury

        #ohsnap #upvoted

      3. takingpitches

        nicely put Carl!

    4. Daman Bahner

      Agreed, phenomenal show, Spacey in top form.

  5. pointsnfigures

    hopefully two more Stanley Cup wins for the Chicago BlackHawks.Best You Tube moment for me is this one: I am a Nebraska football fan now (never used to like them), and this brings a tear to my eye every time I watch it. What gets me is the crowd. They gave the kid a standing O.

  6. btrautsc

    The playoffs (which I am still mourning), were incredible. Best I can remember since maybe the Lakers dynasty run. So many great individual story lines and subplotsThe Grizzlies series with the Clippers & Thunder – 2 of the most exciting teams in basketball – were simply phenomenal. The rise of small markets *could* be fun. Memphis, Indiana, San Antonio (again)…The Internship a light, funny movie that made all startups throw up and briefly check the Google open positions page.

  7. Rohan

    2nd season of Sherlock – the BBC TV series – hands down the best TV series I’ve watched.

    1. leigh

      oh yes loved this too — and if you haven’t seen it the BBC series The Hour — awesome.

      1. Rohan

        Nope. haven’t. Will put on the ‘to watch’ list.Have you watched ‘the game of thrones’?

    2. Donna Brewington White

      Well, seeing your comment, I now know I have to watch this. And I see below that @leigh:disqus loves it so that settles it. She hasn’t steered me wrong yet.Have you seen Foyle’s War?

      1. Rohan

        Nope haven’t. Must watch as well?

  8. jason wright

    SportFabian Cancellara winning Paris Roubaix 2013BooksThe Gingerbread BoyFilmsnothing specialMusicseveral, but i have a problem hearing the lyrics in songs, so only the tune sticks in my mind. can’t remember titles. artists come and go too. for me music in the moment is the pleasure.Politicsany self serving politician having a tough time in a live interviewMediaany self serving journalist having a tough time in a live interviewBusinessany self serving vLifefinding the workaround to unhelpful corporate rules & policies – *@%^ ’em 🙂

    1. Tom Labus

      Yes for Cancellara in any race

      1. jason wright

        yep, and the occasion adds to the spectacle. Ronde was good too.

        1. Jason C

          Cancellara was a beast. I’m excited for the Tour de France to see what surprises come up this year.

          1. jason wright

            he sure is 🙂

    2. JeremiahKane

      Loved the track tactics at the end – like a bear playing with a salmon

      1. jason wright

        yep, great stuff. loved it too.

  9. Ela Madej

    I really enjoyed the High Maintenance web series (episodes are a few minutes each).…. +1 for NBA playoffs.

  10. tyronerubin

    My comment seems to be deleted, will try againAlbums:Boards of Canada – Tomorrows HarvestFoals – Holy FireJunip – JunipJames Blake – OvergrownJ.Cole – Born SinnerKurt Vile – Walking On A Pretty DazeLaura Marling – Once I was An EagleJustin Timberlake – The 20/20 ExperienceKid Cudi – IndicudThe Knife – Shaking The HabitualSigur Ros – KveikurKanye West – YeezusPhosphorescent – MuchachoThe Strokes – Comedown MachineVampire Weekend – Modern VampiresCharli XCX – True RomanceMikal Cronin – MCIIChance The Rapper – Acid Rap Foxygen – We are the 21st CenturyThe National – Trouble Will Find MeDaft Punk – Random Access MemoriesLow – The Invisible WayBooks:Startup Commuiiites – Brad FeldManage Your Day-to-Day – Jocelyn KLean in – Sheryl SandbergMarketplace 3.0 – Hiroshi MikitaniThe Icarus Deception – Seth GodinContagious – Jonah BergerHow to Create a Mind: The Secret of Human Thought Revelaed – Ray KurzweilTo Sell Is Human – Daniel PinkTV Series:House of CardsThe Office – last seasonPakrs and RecLouisGirlsGame of ThronesMad MenFamily TreeMaronSherlockShamelessComedians in Cars Getting CoffeeDerekAn Idiot AbroadFilms:Star Trek Into DarknessBehind the CandelabraThe MasterDocies:Richard Pryor – Omit LogicSound CityRoom 237Comedy Specials:Louis CKWeb Based content…

    1. JimHirshfield

      Ummm…if everything’s fave, maybe you should just list stuff you don’t like. 😉

      1. William Mougayar

        he was “prepared” #cheating 🙂

        1. tyronerubin

          haha, kind of prepared. not fully.

          1. William Mougayar

            not fully? lolyou had a list the length of an arm 🙂

          2. tyronerubin

            can start deleting stuff if u really want? narrow it down.

          3. William Mougayar

            I was kidding with you.It’s a great list.(You are white listed btw)

          4. tyronerubin

            what is white listed?

          5. William Mougayar

            It means your comments will never be caught as spam inadvertently like this morning.

          6. tyronerubin

            oh thanks! was wondering what happened. I kept posting a comment and not seeing it.

          7. ShanaC

            we do this occassionally to nice guys who have a habit of getting caught in spam filters

    2. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

      wow…that is long list of BEST….even disqus does not agree with that 🙂

      1. tyronerubin

        @JimHirshfield:disqus & @kagilandam:disqus kind of had my list already prepared before it was excellently changed to moments. Thought it was going to be best entertainment across the board. As for stuff I did not like, def quite a bit of that, but usually end up avoiding it.

        1. Donna Brewington White

          I think that as the sponsor of today’s topic, you are due a longer list.

    3. Donna Brewington White

      Great list. Found enough of my favorites there to take some of the rest as recommendations to try.But let me guess, you don’t have kids, right?

  11. Brandon Marker

    hell of a game last night. But I’ll have to go with Django Unchained in movies. And Yelawolf’s mixtape: Trunk Muzik Returns.

    1. fredwilson

      Django was great

  12. JLM

    .Have to love the series “Revenge” — love that Emily. Now that is a chick to be careful about crossing. And that Victoria?Read about a million great books but the one I found the most interesting in the past year was my 3rd or 4th re-reading of Washington’s Crossing. I read it this time from the perspective of Washington, America’s first startup guy.Love to travel the backroads of the country — those little black roads which only show up on very, very, very good GPSs. Made a nice road trip to Colorado and the Shenandoah Valley and the Low Country.I love arriving in a little town square and seeing the old buildings and going to the little cafe. Drink it in and eat a bit of BBQ. Connects one to life.Just this week, I drove through a part of Texas I had not been in in about 25 years — the Hill Country from NW San Antone up to Blanco. What a treat. Texas is a beautiful bit of paradise.My real most entertaining endeavor? Right here at — still the biggest surprise, treat and pleasure on the Internet for me. It is the people, the intellectual scrum and the comity. The nicest crowd of folks, salon really, on the ‘Net.JLM.

    1. fredwilson

      That’s nice of you to say

      1. JLM

        .Actually quite selfish as I do not want anyone using my bar stool.Truth.JLM.

        1. karen_e

          A bar stool of well-worn leather, like a Texas saddle, right? (I did so enjoy my first trip to Austin this year.)

          1. JLM

            .Well, Austin is a charmer and you were here at the perfect time.I am curious as to how your negotiations worked out?Ping me if you are inclined to share.I enjoyed our visit.JLM.

          2. Donna Brewington White

            Maybe one of our AVC meetups needs to be in Austin.

          3. pointsnfigures


          4. takingpitches

            There in a NY minute!

        2. Donna Brewington White

          That’s a big seat to fill JLM. I wouldn’t be too worried if I was you.

    2. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

      upvoted for the last paragraph…true.

    3. ShanaC

      oh me too. I get cranky when I am not here

    4. takingpitches


    5. Donna Brewington White

      AVC is a phenomenon that never grows old — even though I occasionally have to take a break or cut back to get work done.I still can’t believe I landed here. Feels like destiny.I was telling someone recently that my thought upon arriving was “I have found my people.”

      1. fredwilson

        that was me you said it to

        1. Donna Brewington White


  13. Adrian Bye

    i LOVE random access memories!! fred, you may like this video, i think it shows the RIGHT way to dance it.. :)…

    1. panterosa,

      Have seen this – so fun!

    2. Donna Brewington White


    3. SubstrateUndertow

      The magic was in them old platform shoes 😉

  14. Cam MacRae

    TV: Hannibal. Mads Mikkelsen is chilling.Music: Once I Was An Eagle – Laura Marling. Perfection.Sport: 2013 Ashes. Not long now, Brits.

    1. jason wright


      1. Cam MacRae

        Very bloody likely.

        1. jason wright

          i prefer French cricket. easy social fun. real cricket has become just another captured gargoyle of global media and business interests.

          1. Cam MacRae

            You’re too hard on the last legitimate justification to drink beer in 5 day stints, Jason; It’s been that way since W.G. Grace.

          2. jason wright

            sorryit’s the puritan in me

    2. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

      2013 Ashes?? but it starts only in july.

      1. Cam MacRae

        I am frothing with anticipation, Kasi!

        1. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

          ha..r u watching champions trophy? I was disappointed to see Australia and SA out…looking forward to watch the finals India Vs England sunday.

          1. Cam MacRae

            Yeah I reckon I’ll be in the pub with a gazillion poms tomorrow.

    1. FlavioGomes

      That was one incredible story.

  15. JLM

    .Loved the NBA Finals — reminds me of Admiral Nelson’s utterance before the start of the naval engagement at Trafalgar Shoals in which the Brits bested the Spanish and French combined fleet.Nelson said two interesting things:”We shall have a fair test of strength.””England expects every man to do his duty.”I wrote about it here: http://themusingsofthebigre…Of course, Admiral Nelson was killed in the engagement and that puts a bit of a damper on things understandably.Heat v Spurs — a fair test of strength. All hail the Miami Heat. What a gentlemanly like series, no?JLM.

    1. Tom Labus

      Spurs ran out of gas. I do miss the old games like the ones between the Pistons and the those first Jordan teams

      1. JLM


      2. pointsnfigures

        Or Magic running the break.

  16. Dale Patterson

    The NBA Playoffs. Best Finals in a very long time. Two great teams, just beautiful basketball.

    1. takingpitches

      yep, and the NHL Final aren’t so bad either!

    2. pointsnfigures

      I had to post this.

      1. takingpitches


    1. ShanaC

      upvoting anything involving nick cave – his sculptures are just soooo cool

  17. Richard

    Yasiel Puig of the LA Dodgers.

  18. leigh

    Downton abbey and I”ll agree with @elamadej:disqus – Searching for Sugarman was one of the best movies i’ve seen in a long time. Loved it.

    1. JLM

      .Love Downton Abbey. What a setting and costumes and cast. Perfectly cast.JLM.

      1. JimHirshfield

        A soap opera set in a different time, different culture, different accents, different attire. Not so different than “Dallas”, the TV show. 😉

        1. jason wright

          comments platforms are all just so generic 🙂

        2. JLM

          .Every place I have ever been in the world when they find out I am from Texas the next word is “Dallas”?On Earth as it is in Texas!JLM.

    2. Donna Brewington White

      I was so disgusted with how the season ended and how the plot had begun to take on a soap opera tone that I seriously considered not watching the next season. But absence makes the heart grow fonder and I realize that something about DA does feed my soul. Can’t wait for the new season.

    3. PhilipSugar

      I have to watch this moving about searching for myself.

  19. Louis A

    The Red Wedding in Game of Thrones

  20. Joel Grus

    For me it was “The Ultimate Fighter: Season 17” and Chael Sonnen’s inspirational rhymes.

  21. reece

    this year: Boston Bruins in the Stanley Cup Playoffstoday: Lebron flop parody

  22. markslater

    playoff hockey….not just because the B’s are there – but playoff hockey is different gravy.the NBA is absolutely fixed.Game of thrones and random access memories for sure.

    1. kidmercury

      i think the NBA is often fixed but this year in the finals i was surprised at the officiating as i thought it was genuinely honest. nothing was more egregious than kings/lakers western conference finals in 2002, that basically proved the game was rigged. i’m definitely less of a fan of the nba than i would be because of the rigging.

      1. LE

        “i’m definitely less of a fan of the nba”(Not a sports fan as you know). I would think this would simply add a fourth dimension to the game. In other words you not only have to know what you know, but you also have to figure in the fix, who and why.I mean if we go from a scale of total predictability (boring) to unpredictability where on that scale is the right point for you?And if you end up thinking that the participation of a particular player or ref is significant in the end result (more or less likely to throw a game) wouldn’t figuring that out somehow add to the enjoyment? After all, it is a game, right? Watching one or ten games I wouldn’t know that.In the game that I play I often have to think outside the obvious behaviors of all players and the fakes they are doing and I like that part.

        1. kidmercury

          some folks will appreciate that component of it, though i generally don’t like systems that are dishonest. if i gambled on it it could be more fun, though i don’t gamble on sports, only on financial markets.

  23. Carl Rahn Griffith

    ‘Favourite’ but also saddest – watching several episodes of The Sopranos, back-to-back last night…

  24. Dave McLaughlin

    Far and away the NHL playoffs. Yes, I’m a Bruins fan and my team is there so it’s great. But what I think was awesome this year was the short season. It meant that every game mattered during the regular season, so it was easier for me to watch games earlier and really get to know the team. Also, it meant that the east and west teams never played each other, so this final series started with the Blackhawks and the Bruins not already knowing each other because they hadn’t played each other this year. It’s made for incredible intensity and just unbelievable instances of teams digging deep and battling. And I have to say, I love the fact that no matter what, they shake hands at the end of the series. The Bruins and the Leafs nearly killed each other in 7 games, but at the end, there they were shaking hands with each other. Very classy all around. I love it.Also Game of Thrones blew me away in 2 places. When Danaerys took over the Unsullied and freed them all, and then the overhead shot of them marching out of the city. And when Rob and his mother were killed in the 2nd to last episode. Other great spots as well, some of the stuff north of the wall, but those moments especially.

    1. pointsnfigures

      Rask has been incredible in goal. Thought the Hawks got lucky in game 1 and 4. Bruins seemed to outhustle them. Interesting watching the size vs speed difference. Jagr can still play at a very high level. Impressed with the Bruins. Big game tomorrow. The National Anthem at a Hawks game is a special moment. Worth the price of admission.

      1. pointsnfigures

        Let’s Go Hawks

  25. Sprugman

    Muse at MSG

  26. Tom Labus

    I’ve only seen a few of them but a series on Sundance called “Rectify”. It’s about a guy returning home after being on death row for 19 years. The way he plays the character is the draw plus a good cast

  27. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

    Best entertainment and song “Gangnam Style”….my son loves it and hears it every day…after hearingit for 100+ times i also started liking it….now once in a while we both do the dance together (entertainment). Nothing more entertaining than dancing with him.

    1. William Mougayar

      We need more international songs like that. It bonds the world a bit better.

    2. Donna Brewington White

      Yesterday, I heard my son in his room with a friend playing that and found myself grinning.Learning that dance is on my list. I’ll put it on YouTube if you go first. hehe

      1. Kasi Viswanathan Agilandam

        learning that dance sequence is simple…just follow your kid…they do that at ease.

  28. Satish Mummareddy

    The Voice had some great talent this season. Expect the top 3 to be around for a while.

    1. William Mougayar

      The final episode of The Voice was great musical entertainment….except for watching Cher barely able to walk on stage. Her pants were as tight as the stitches on her facial surgery.

      1. Satish Mummareddy

        Going to miss Shakira next season. She was funny. 🙂

  29. ShanaC

    Discovering this artist called Jason Moran.Picking up baking

  30. Jason C

    The NBA and sports, in general, were a pleasure to watch this year. They were entertaining, the background stories were great, and they were a welcome distraction to life. It was cool to discover all sorts of great video content online at Youtube, Vimeo, etc. I spent way too much time watching short and long clips.I’ve gotten into cycling quite a bit after picking up a custom-made steel road bike and that’s given me hours of fun. Just spending time with people I care about ranks high every time.

  31. Kirsten Lambertsen

    I literally have no time for entertainment right now. But I find time for “Girls.”And, the comeback of the Stone Roses.

    1. ShanaC

      this season of girls was so depressing

      1. Kirsten Lambertsen

        there were definitely dark moments, but I thought it was a great choice to go all out with the season finale

  32. Tereza

    My BFF runs sports + arts sponsorships for a large corp (dream job). She got us tix to attend the dress rehearsal for the Tony awards a few weeks ago.I hadn’t been to a broadway show in years on my founder’s budget. (Yeah, yeah, they’re trite — but how can you not smile??)Anyway my daughter + I got to see live run-throughs of all the nominated shows, in one sitting — Matilda, Kinky Boots, Pippin, Annie, everything — plus Neil Patrick Harris testing out his jokes, and all the behind-the-scenes TV production stuff. Fascinating.Really interesting — all the seasoned Broadway performers SHOWED UP for the dress rehearsal, taking the run-through seriously. (Patty Lupone, Bernadette Peters, Jane Krakowski, Anna Kendrick), The Hollywood-types did not show up for the rehearsal, so had stand-ins (Tom Hanks, Scarlett Johansson). Guess who did better the night of? Like I said, fascinating.

  33. kidmercury

    nba finals were not entertaining. i don’t like to lose.movies: django unchained.books: reading a book on the natural gas industry by bill powers now. i am always a few years behind since it is timeless anyway. there is a band called devil makes three whose 2nd album came out a few years prior that i am just now getting into. awesome.fredland: fred pounding the table on his portfolio companies making money; fred dissing brandon burns and myself regarding the legitimacy of fab’s business model; fred straight up dissing corporate VCs.

    1. karen_e

      Oooh, nice approach – favorite moments from Fredland. That strategy post the other day was a home run. I am nerding out on the recommended text, Strategy & Structure by Alfred Chandler. Color me Kindle-connected to industrial history lessons.

    2. fredwilson

      As KingJames said last night ‘haters gonna hate’

      1. JLM

        .Hard to see why, the guy crushed it.It is very difficult to be The Man in a Game 7 and he was The Man.I think that was a very classy series and owner/coachs/stars/players all were respectful of each other.JLM.

        1. pointsnfigures

          Triple double in game 6. he showed up at the right time. Only thing I hate about the Heat is they rigged it. Feels like a Chicago election.

    3. Donna Brewington White

      Has anyone ever told you that you are really very funny?

      1. kidmercury

        Lol I try…..gotta balance out the kook with some laughs! 🙂

  34. Teren Botham

    Spurs Entertainment Inc.. It is like Fred’s MBA Mondays in action.. Too bad they lost it to Lebrick,, whose team is like having no real strategy nor product

  35. takingpitches

    My entertainment is of the reality genre right now: singing “ABC” and making silly faces…

    1. Donna Brewington White

      Oooh. Doesn’t get much better.Until you get to finger painting and play doh. 🙂

      1. takingpitches

        Cannot wait. We did a music class today. So so cute!

  36. Ji Eun (Jamie) Lee

    Movie: Identity Thief – It was cathartic and enjoyable to watch big girl Melissa McCarthy be so good at being bad. Jason Bateman’s scrupulous everyman was a great match for her character. An awesome role for Eric Stonestreet.Book: A bit dated, but I just read Timothy Syke’s “An American Hedge Fund.” It gave me more insights about the hedge fund industry, about trading, ambition and discipline than when I was working as a hedge fund analyst.

  37. JamesHRH

    Both of the Sherlock Holmes reboots are excellent – Elementary on ABC & Sherlock on BBC.I too am bummed by outcome of the NBA Finals (and by Westbrook’s freak injury). Its competitive balance and extraordinary high level of play is riveting.

  38. LE

    Real Housewives series. Everything but Atlanta. Actually some of it has been a bit disappointing this year (maybe with the exception of NJ) but still worth watching. Fake? Sure but so is wrestling and “House of Cards” and Sopranos. This is a little less fake and you get to see real human emotions. Other reality tv includes “Million Dollar Listing NY”, “Newlyweds, the first year”, “Princesses Long Island”, “Millionaire Matchmaker”. Watch it and bond with my wife. (Was my idea by the way…not hers.)

  39. Jeffrey Hartmann

    I guess I’m eternally the geek but I really really enjoyed the Man of Steel and Star Trek: Into Darkness movies. I normally wouldn’t like either of these (I always thought Superman was too good and Star Trek was too campy) but I thoroughly enjoyed them both. I have WAY too many songs to list that I like, but I’m kind of digging on Daft Punk: Get Lucky right now. My kid brother introduced me to Daft Punk awhile back, and its good to see them getting some good airplay again.

  40. LaVonne Reimer

    I feel I missed out on good books so I’m taking notes from comments here and also Albert’s vacation reads per his post today. Am hooked on Damages thanks to Netflix, a series I totally missed when new. Otherwise I’m going all sentimental here. This is the year I realized how entertained I am by the works of my young adult daughters. My oldest co-authored a super-dense wikipedia entry on the IP sections of TPP. I get all giddy that I know her handle and thus recognize her many edits. At the other extreme, my youngest daughter is blossoming as a scenic artist with a focus on Shakespeare festivals. She mixes her own paints and each hue is unique and amazing. Maybe next year I’ll get back to movies and music.

    1. Donna Brewington White

      That’s fantastic about your daughters LaVonne.My kids make me giddy too. I get so full I think I’m going to burst. What’s more fun than that?

      1. LaVonne Reimer

        Giddy is a good word for it. I keep thinking “this phase” is the best one yet. Until the next one!

  41. FlavioGomes

    1. An unexpected musical performance, by an unknown group of players at an after hours party, that was likely the most engaging and entertaining live show that I’ve ever witnessed.2. The handful of gigs this year that I’ve performed at where the crowd was one with the band.3.The first sizable trout that came to my swung woolly bugger.4. Double riding my son on his new dirt bike.Interestingly enough, none of it electronic media or internet based but damn entertaining!

    1. pointsnfigures

      where’d ya catch the trout?

      1. FlavioGomes

        Right in the mouth. (That’s like asking to go through my tackle box lol.) I jest!A lovely bottom draw tail water by my home in Southern Ontario. Moved there for the fly fishing in fact. Its nice to be able to slip out for an hour when the hatch is happening.

        1. pointsnfigures

 if you fish a lot

          1. FlavioGomes

            Thank you. Will be sure to give a visit.

  42. Pete Griffiths

    Breaking Bad.

  43. LE

    This is entertaining:…Tumblr founder seen surrounded by women, spraying Champagne at Diddy partyAfter selling his wildly popular platform to Yahoo for $1.1 billion, the 26-year-old high school-dropout, partied with Sean “Diddy” Combs at the Cannes Lions festival.The newly minted multi-millionaire was surrounded by women as he downed bottles of Dom Perignon Lumiere at jet set club Gotha, where Diddy spun records and performed until 4 a.m.

    1. FlavioGomes

      Looks like a great time! Would love to be joining them!

      1. LE

        Not me. Not my thing.Separate issue – this is one of the reasons that companies have a hard time maintaining momentum once they are acquired. Activities like that I would imagine are rather addicting and the priorities of anyone who has cashed out inevitably changes. Not with events like this (which are outliers to be sure) but with lesser life changes going from famine to feast.Another thing is that at that age you haven’t been around enough to see how people are attracted to you for what you have and not who you are (other than the fact that you are “famous” which is an attraction).

        1. FlavioGomes

          I give Karp a bit more credit and think he’s savvy enough to uncover the motivators of why people hang with him. There will inevitably be a mix of the genuine, infatuated and gold miners. Nothing out of the ordinary. And who cares, if you’re having a bit of fun after an enormous success. Good on ya!Nothing wrong with a lavish party and some hot folks to share it with now and then. Some one once said..”helps to know you’re already dead”. Live it up!

          1. LE

            “some hot folks to share it with”I’m married so to me all that is pointless. With dating I never spent more than one date with someone that I didn’t feel was marriage material “just to have fun”. To me it would be a waste of time.Not a criticism of anyone who does like this type of thing though, just not me.

          2. Donna Brewington White

            “hot folks” — haha, never heard it put quite like that

  44. Laurent Boncenne

    Discovered Sherlock, Ripper Street and Plebs this year. Easily the best entertainment I’ve ever had in years!

  45. Girish Mehta

    Books – Read many great books, but to pick one…re-read ‘The Guns of August’ by Barbara Tuchman.TV Shows – Sherlock both seasons. And a re-watch of season 3 and 4 of The West Wing.

  46. Donna Brewington White

    My kids are my favorite entertainment. They are such unusual people and so funny. Sometimes I wish they had been raised better — they are a little wild, but they have great hearts and a lot of imagination. I peg them as future entrepreneurs.One of my favorite events this year was seeing a friend, Scott Waara, perform in The Fantastiks at the South Coast Reperatory. Every time I see live theatre, I wonder why I don’t do it more often. Most of the time I’m in a theatre, it is to see Scottie. Thankfully, he’s back on stage after a hiatus — for a few years he was doing of all things product management for a music technology company.A bit of trivia — Scott once performed in the same musical on Broadway as one of the young adult characters and this time he was one of the scheming matchmaking middle-aged dads. Time flies.

  47. Gordon Bowman

    For me it’s:- Game of Thrones (although Breaking Bad will probably unseat it)- Star Trek Into Darkness- March Madness (agree NBA Finals have been great though)- NFL Playoffs (still bummed the 49ers didn’t take it down)- Beatles Love in Vegas- Summer Beach Bar Lounge Radio –… (best beach/chill/work station I’ve found in a while), more summer stations here:

  48. Peter Vu

    First off, Fred, I think you’re “fresher” than many of my younger peers and I appreciate the wonderful breadth of knowledge (music, art, sports, politics, etc.). I guess you can say that you’ve been a compass for me on the web.I think 2013 has been an incredible year for music as there have been great releases from a wide array of genres. One of the better music years so far in the past decade and we still have six months left.Top 5 Albums So Far (no particular order):Disclosure – “Settle”: my favorite dance record of 2013 and something I’ve been going back to more than Random Access Memories.Kanye West – “Yeezus”My Bloody Valentine – “m b v”Vampire Weekend – “Modern Vampires of the City” Kacey Musgraves – “Same Trailer, Different Park”: young talent with excellent songwriting and penchant for melody. first country record in a while where I can play over and over.Honorable Mention:Mikal Cronin – “MCII”, Chance the Rapper – “Acid Rap”Top Songs (no particular order):1. Kacey Musgraves – “Follow Your Arrow” (country’s version of Frank Ocean’s “Bad Religion”)2. CHVRCHES – “Gun” (catchy synth-pop, Lauren Mayberry is adorable) 3. Daft Punk – “Get Lucky” (Nile Rodgers!) 4. Miley Cyrus – “We Can’t Stop” (guilty pleasure, and solid beats from Mike Will Made It)5. Kanye West – “I Am A God” (pure maximalism and the best lyric of the year with those croissants)Best Live Performance: Savages (Jehnny Beth and her post-punk rock band are more ferocious than many of their male counterparts).Art: “Rain Room” at MoMA and hoping to see new James Turrell exhibit opening today at Guggenheim.Movies: Before Midnight (exceptional writing from Richard Linklater) and recent James Beard award winning documentary The Restauranteur (Danny Meyer in the 1990s when he was opening Eleven Madison Park and Tabla) Video: David Foster Wallace repurposed graduation video and Dick Costolo’s UMich graduation speech

  49. Trevor McKendrick

    The red wedding

  50. RichardF

    The paperman – disney shortWales thrashing England in the 6 nations Rugby

  51. David Moffly

    How about the best new artist of the year out of the UK — Rudimental – Put a seat belt on and turn it up.

  52. denmeade

    one of my favourite new (to me) finds has been Borgen, a Danish political drama (TV series). i’ve picked up some great reading ideas too from Gotham Gal’s ‘books of the moment’.

  53. Alexey Semeney

    Swimming in the cool Pacific ocean in Santa Cruz, on Xmas eve. Photo attached

  54. yepi

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