2. Sure it's early in the year (wait, it's fucking JUNE already), but Broken Social Scene's You Forgot It In People easily gets my vote for album of the year. It's absolutely magnificent. Unique pop songwriting, wild experimentation, strings and horns. Beautiful. If you need an mp3 to seal the deal, look for, among other things, "Looks Just Like The Sun." I don't know if that's a single or not, but it makes me very, very happy to listen to.
3. Finally - FINALLY - my favorite Python movie, "The Meaning of Life", gets the deluxe 2-DVD treatment, coming out in mid-to-late August. I've seen all their movies hundreds of times, but this is the only one where I still actually laugh out loud.