#13 Movie: Airplane!
Just thinking about this movie makes me chuckle. The ridiculous plot goes like this: Ted Striker, a former pilot for the military, is still craving for the love of his life, Elaine Dickinson. So he follows her onto a plane where she works as a member of the cabin crew. But half-way through the flight, the passengers and crew fall ill from food poisoning, and everyone wants Ted to land the plane now that the pilot is unconscious. I think that’s how it goes, I need to see it again. Anyway, what makes this movie so funny is that, despite all the ridiculous things happening on screen, the characters are all completely serious. They just accept really weird things.
#13 Game: Portal 2
First of all, let me just say that I’ve never played Portal 2’s multiplayer. So I’m judging this on single-player alone. If I could describe the Portal series in one word, it would be this one: mind blowing. Yeah, that’s two words, but this is my list, so don’t complain. This was the first Steam game I ever got, and I have to say that there is almost no better introduction to the fantastic program that is Steam than this game. It’s easily the most mind-bending game ever devised. Place a portal on one surface, and place another surface, and if you walk, jump, or fall through one, you’ll come out the other. This game builds tons of fascinating puzzles around this, and you’ll find yourself stumped and angry while simultaneously loving it. This is also the funniest game I’ve ever played, pretty much entirely because of Wheatley, the British, idiotic AI voiced by none other than Stephen Merchant. There too many hilarious Wheatley moments to count, and there were several times when I actually died (in the game, of course) because I was laughing so hard. The ‘Bring Your Daughter To Work Day’ scene made me fall over laughing, and I love all the things Wheatley does when he tries to kill you near the end.