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1. Weekend was very mellow. Also, very hot. Maybe we caved in too early, but it couldn't be helped - we rocked the AC pretty much non-stop.

2. I have to give a shoutout to my boy bottlroktt, who helped create one of the most awesome gaming experiences of 2006 - Table Tennis. Wow. I did a bunch of offline matches, just to get my feet wet and learn the basics - then I went online and played with a bunch of friends and we could not shut up about how awesome it was. The first match I played went the distance - every game went to a tiebreaker, each point had a rally average in the 50s - and we ended up in the 90s more than a few times. If any of you are up for a game, look me up.

3. Bravo had a ridiculous countdown show of the "100 Funniest Movies", which might have been the most misguided, uninformed piece of shit I'd ever seen. To wit: Spinal Tap didn't make the top 50, but Wedding Crashers and Meet the Fockers (the sequel, not the original) made the top 25. Shrek came in at #3.

100. Anchorman
99. The Birdcage
98. School of Rock
97. Happy Gilmore
96. Four Weddings and a Funeral
95. Harold & Kumar Go to White Castle
94. Waiting for Guffman
93. The Aristocrats
92. Father of the Bride
91. Revenge of the Nerds
90. Clueless
89. Slapshot
88. Team America
87. The Kentucky Fried Movie
86. Zoolander
85. Dirty Rotten Scoundrels
84. Silver Streak
83. Sister Act
82. Tootsie
81. Half Baked
80. Lost in America
79. Three Amigos
78. Bananas
77. Flirting with Disaster
76. Ghostbusters
75. Dumb and Dumber
74. Trading Places
73. City Slickers
72. Moonstruck
71. Roxanne
70. The Nutty Professor (Eddie Murphy)
69. The Blues Brothers
68. Broadcast News
67. Kingpin
66. Dazed and Confused
65. Office Space
64. This is Spinal Tap
63. Manhattan
62. The Pink Panther
61. Election
60. When Harry Met Sally
59. Police Academy Series
58. Private Benjamin
57. Swingers
56. Young Frankenstein
55. Bull Durham
54. Ferris Bueller's Day Off
53. Dr. Strangelove
52. Meet the Parents
51. National Lampoon's Vacation
50. The Princess Bride
49. American Pie
48. American Graffiti
47. 9 to 5
46. The Incredibles
45. Raising Arizona
44. Sixteen Candles
43. What About Bob?
42. Harold and Maude
41. Austin Powers
40. Monty Python and the Holy Grail
39. Mrs. Doubtfire
38. Best In Show
37. Dodgeball
36. Good Morning Vietnam
35. Beetlejuice
34. Rushmore
33. Clerks
32. Groundhog Day
31. The Big Lebowski
30. The 40 Year Old Virgin
29. Legally Blonde
28. Annie Hall
27. A Fish Called Wanda
26. Wayne's World
25. Meet the Fockers
24. Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
23. Big
22. Beverly Hills Cop
21. Shampoo
20. The Jerk
19. Wedding Crashers
18. Stripes
17. M*A*S*H
16. Old School
15. Fast Times At Ridgemont High
14. Napoleon Dynamite
13. Naked Gun Series
12. The Producers
11. Pee-Wee's Big Adventure
10. Arthur
9. Ace Ventura: Pet Detective
8. Blazing Saddles
7. The Wedding Singer
6. Airplane
5. South Park: Bigger, Longer, Uncut
4. There's Something About Mary
3. Shrek
2. Caddyshack
1. Animal House

This calls for my own Top20 at some point - possibly even later this afternoon.

More later.
Wow...The Wedding Singer?!? Have you ever met anyone that would put that movie in their top ten? I've had "funniest movie" conversations many times, and The Wedding Singer has NEVER come up.

This list is ridiculous.
I'm not sure I could put ANY Adam Sandler movie in my top 50, let alone the fucking Wedding Singer at #9.
i'm sorry, and i may be in the minority here, but old school was not even remotely funny. and BEETLEJUICE?! do they mean "funny" as in ironically funny?

rushmore would be my #1.
I like Beetlejuice. I wouldn't call it one of the funniest movies ever made, but I do like it. I did not like Old School - in fact, the only funny thing about Old School is the special feature on the DVD where the cast is interviewed by Will Ferrell as James Lipton.

Please note that according to this list, Old School is #16 whilst Anchorman is #100.
At least 'Legally Blonde' got the recognish it deserves. Wait, what?

Who was the sample for this? Nielsen families? Twenty random 'Tonight Show' audiences?
I was not aware that "What About Bob?" was funnier than "Dr. Strangelove."
and then... you drank poop...
Something about the Bravo thing which we noted (yes, we also watched the whole thing with dropped jaws)...

...every single movie that Vince Vaughn has been in not only was on the list, but got the most comments from their talking heads. And every commercial break had a commercial for The Break Up. Coincidence?
Re: and then... you drank poop...
Something else I noted... aside from Vince, Bill Murray probably has the most appearances on this list. And yet NOBODY gave him ANY props. Totally disgraceful.

How the fuck is Ghostbusters at #76 while The Wedding Singer is #7?!!!
Re: and then... you drank poop...
There's Something About Mary being #4 is the biggest disgrace to me. I mean, it's a funny movie and probably should have made the list around 60 something, but #4?? Really? Not to mention Shrek at #3.

And where in the heck is Amazon Women on the Moon? Princess Bride? Help!? Life of Brian? Rustler's Rhapsody? I also thought the picks were rather white. Harlem Nights? Hollywood Shuffle?? I'm Gonna Get You Sucker? All far funnier than 25% of the movies they listed.
Re: and then... you drank poop...
NUMBER 76?? THOSE BLASPHEMOUS SONS OF BITCHES. Mo'fuckin' NUTTY PROFESSOR beat out Ghostbusters. This is a mockery of everything that's good on the earth.
I watched parts of this, too, and I was appalled, APPALLED, that MP&THG was #40. I knew right then that this show was completely ridiculous. Of course, I stuck around to see what would actually make it as #1, since all of my favorites were covered in the first couple of hours. I just...ugh. I want to know how the ranking took placed. Was it voted on, or did TBTB at Bravo make the call?
When I saw that Spinal Tap - which didn't even break the top 50 - was beaten by Ace Ventura, Pet Detective - which came in at #9 - I came this close to setting my television on fire.
wow that list is terrible. All of my top funny movies are way too far down the list. My top 10 in no particular order:
LA Story
Blazing Saddles
Monty Python and Holy Grail
National Lampoon's Vacation
Naked Gun
Spinal Tap
Office Space
A Mighty Wind
Holy shit, LA Story isn't even on this list! They're saying it wasn't funnier than fucking ELECTION?
Nobody's heard of L.A. Story. Thus it must not be funny! I mean, hell, everyone's heard of Legally Blonde!

I'm glad Reese Witherspoon is finally being recognized as one of her generation's comedic juggernauts.

Seriously, though: does this mean we can stick a fork in Bravo? Five years ago it was a respectable network that showed halfway-interesting programming. Now it's like the NPR version of VH1 for homosexuals. I can't remember the last time I flipped past it and saw something other than Top Chef or that fucking show about rich Orange County bitches. IN THE FUTURE EVERYTHING WILL BE REALITY PROGRAMMING AND "LIST" SHOWS.

Sigh. I blame Queer Eye.
There's too much to criticize! Shrek tops Annie Hall?! Where's Neighbors? Royal Tenenbaums? Cable Guy?

Been playin' Table Tennis myself, but I find the single-player very challenging... I guess I'm just slow at these things.
haha, glad you're liking it! my parents visited tina and i last week and i was able to sit them down in the rockstar game room to show them the ropes--they had fun with it, too.

tina and i also watched that 100 funniest show off and on--along with all the other ones people mentioned, i was a little surprised that anchorman was listed as higher than the non-existent tommy boy (although who knows, they might have put that at 101. heh.)