#17 Movie: Shaun of the Dead
It’s British, and it’s got zombies. Isn’t that enough for you? What?! It isn’t? I actually have to write something?! Bleh. Fine. Shaun of the Dead tells the story of Shaun, who’s girlfriend, Liz, breaks up with him because all they do is hang out at the local bar with their friends. Shaun’s life wasn’t going so well to begin with, as his roommate sells marijuana and rarely leaves the house, his step-father hates him, and he keeps forgetting to bring his mother flowers for Mother’s Day. Things go from atrocious to infuriating when a zombie apocalypse begins. Suddenly, Shaun and his roommate (Ed) are running for their life, trying to save Liz and his mother. Of course, it’s hard not to put this on here without mentioning one of the funniest lines ever:
Shaun’s step-father: “I hope those are flowers behind your back.”
Shaun: “Uh…no. It’s a cricket bat.”
#17 Game: Pokemon Diamond
Okay hardcore Pokemon fanatics, go ahead and groan in disgust. But while it’s not as original or as defining as Pokemon Red/Blue or Gold/Silver, you have to admit that Diamond is the most refined in the series. And the most innovative. Diamond pretty much made Nintendo WiFi what it is today. If it weren’t for this, Nintendo may have actually lost a lot of it’s fans. After all, the PS3 and XBox 360 put a lot of focus on their innovative internet capabilities, and if Nintendo had no internet functions at all, it wouldn’t have been as popular. Even without all the snazzy WiFi support, Diamond is still a pretty dang polished game. It gives you a huge world to explore, with tons of cities, side games, and opportunities for catching Pokemon. And once you finish all that, the game gives a special device that lets you get hundreds more Pokemon and even more content. Talk about getting bang for your buck.