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Top 10 Texas Stuff


by Jerome Weeks 9 Dec 2009

Time magazine has released its massive, year-end top 10 package (top animal stories, sure, but top tweets?). And as I told everyone who’d stand still long enough back in July, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons was a tremendous, landmark exhibition.  It’s Number 7 on the list of best art shows. Sergeants Kimberly Munley […]

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top_10_mag_covers_texasTime magazine has released its massive, year-end top 10 package (top animal stories, sure, but top tweets?). And as I told everyone who’d stand still long enough back in July, the Kimbell’s Butchers, Dragons, Gods and Skeletons was a tremendous, landmark exhibition.  It’s Number 7 on the list of best art shows. Sergeants Kimberly Munley and Mike Todd, who stopped the Fort Hood massacre (a top news story), are listed among the top heroes. A Texas Monthly cover makes the grade for magazine covers.  HP’s purchase of EDS was a top business deal (actually made last year but making bucks this year, goes the argument). Miranda Lambert is in the top 10 songs along with Kelly Clarkson, but unlike Kelly, she’s also in top 10 albums. And Mary Karr’s Lit is one of the top non-fiction books.

But frankly, I’m kinda surprised that Cuban vs. the SEC didn’t make the top 10 feuds. And it’s funny how that of the plays or musicals that made the top 10 list, nine are in New York, one was in London (Ruined did start in Chicago and The Heart is a Lonely Hunter in Atlanta but both are currently off-Broadway).

To borrow comedian Eddie Izzard’s response when he learned that only American teams have  won the World Series: Well played, New York.

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