Everything Power Rankings – Monday, July 14


What’s moving the needle in my world this week? Disgruntled Hall-of-Fame quarterbacks. Highly-anticipated superhero blockbusters. Late ’70s TV classics…

1Brett FavreTorn by this one. On the one hand, I like the traffic spike. On the other hand, if I have to hear one more thing about him, I’m going to tear all my hair out and set my scalp on fire.
2The Dark KnightThe Prestige is the only Christopher Nolan movie I really like. Batman Begins seemed shallow and the action scenes were badly handled. Apparently, the action in Dark Knight is even more of a mess. Maybe Heath Ledger will save it, or maybe his performance is being over-hyped because he’s dead.
3EinsteinReading Walter Isaacson’s bio, which is now out on paperback. I have a lot in common with Einstein it turns out…except for the whole genius thing.
4My Morning Jacket – Evil UrgesNot as good as “Z.” Not their answer to “Yankee Hotel Foxtrot,” Wilco’s great bust-out album. The Prince glosses are kind of funny. Nothing grabs you like “Off the Record” or “Gideon” did. Has there been a great album in ’08 yet?
5Chilly’s BeardChilly grew a beard on vacation. I need a pic.
6Leighton MeesterI wouldn’t watch Gossip Girl if I was paid. Okay, I lie…I do watch it. With the sound off.
7Brad and Angie’s TwinsA pair of new messiahs came into the world this weekend in France. Their names are Knox and Vivienne. Neither of those names are as wacky as Shiloh. The baby pictures may sell for $20 million. Good work if you can get it.
8All-Star GameAnyone only cares about the Home Run Derby anymore. I wonder whose swing will get ruined this year.
9WKRP in CincinnatiThank you WGN, for carrying WKRP every Sunday night. And thank you Hulu for carrying season one even if your stream is crap. Bailey Quarters = total babe.
10Gas$4.15 around here. It’s not the end of the world yet. When it gets to $5.00, I’m going to start hoarding food.