Last week I wrote about this year’s candidates for the fictional title of “Best Thing Ever” and declared “The Dark Knight” the best thing of 2008. But is it the best thing ever? Well, here are my Fave 5 all-time candidates for that title.
5. 2000 - Britney Spears’s “Oops I Did it Again” album
Technically, this isn’t even my favorite Britney Spears album anymore, having been passed by “Blackout” and “Britney”, but when it came out, it was definitely among the best things ever. The main reason for that is because it was released the day before my 20th birthday. I received 5 copies of it for my birthday that year (no I didn’t keep all 5).
4. 1991 - Michael Jordan’s baseline dunk against the Knicks
This was the “Best Thing Ever” until 1996. Seriously, just check out this video. He’s double-teamed, but still escapes baseline ad dunks over a Hall-of-Fame center. Freakin’ Awesome.
3. 2007 - LeBron James
Really, just for this. I could watch the fourth quarter and overtimes of that game a million times and not get tired of it.
2. 2008 - The Dark Knight
Best. Movie. Ever.
1. 1996 - “You Only Move Twice”
Also known as the episode of the Simpsons with Hank Scorpio (pictured above). When I named this as my favorite sitcom episode of all-time, I re-watched it. It’s even better today than I remembered it. I watched it again last week. The joke about the Denver Broncos is hilarious. Plus, the Broncos won their division in 1996, then won the Super Bowl in 1997 and 1998, meaning that Homer Simpson might be the greatest owner in sports history.