#3 Movie: Monty Python and the Holy Grail
Oh my god. This movie is so funny, a man in Scotland actually died laughing while watching this movie. No, that is not a true story, but that is the only way I can describe just how funny this movie is. I think that if everyone in the world watched this movie at the same time, there would be so much laughter happening at once that there would be an earthquake. A big one. The Holy Hand Grenade, Tim the Enchanter, the killer Rabbit, Camelot, Zoot the Nun, the Black Knight, the Coconuts…… This movie will make you laugh every 5 seconds. It’s inevitable. It’s literally impossible for someone to not laugh at this movie. Here is a fantastic quote from the movie:
Brother: (reading from Book of Armaments): And Saint Attila raised the hand grenade up on high, saying, ‘O Lord, bless this Thy hand grenade that, with it, Thou mayest blow Thine enemies to tiny bits in Thy mercy.’ And the Lord did grin, and the people did feast upon the lambs and sloths and carp and anchovies and orangutans and breakfast cereals and fruit bats and large chu–
Brother Maynard (Eric Idle): Skip a bit, Brother…
Brother: And the Lord spake, saying, “First shalt thou take out the Holy Pin, then shalt thou count to three, no more, no less. Three shalt be the number thou shalt count, and the number of the counting shalt be three. Four shalt thou not count, neither count thou two, excepting that thou then proceed to three. Five is right out. Once the number three, being the third number, be reached, then lobbest thou thy Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch towards thou foe, who being naughty in My sight, shall snuff it.
Brother Maynard: Amen.
King Arthur (Graham Chapman): Right.
Come on now, who wouldn’t laugh at that?
#3 Game: Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time 3D
This is the reason why you should own a 3DS. How funny that the the best-selling game (so far) on the 3DS, a handheld that was praised for it’s advanced graphics and advanced technology, would be an old N64 game with spruced up graphics. Yeah, the snazzy graphics were fantastic, but the brilliant gameplay and wonderful dungeon design is what makes this game a classic. The thrill of wrangling Epona, the epic feeling of slaying Ganondorf, the satisfaction of beating the Master Quest mode, the revelation at figuring out a clever puzzle, and some of the best boss design in gaming history. This is gaming nirvana. There is no other way to describe it. Ocarina of Time is one of the best examples of ‘Games as Art’, even if I didn’t put on my 11 Artistic Games List. Seriously, someone needs to show this game (along with Shadow of the Colossus, Limbo, and Machinarium) to Roger Ebert and then let him decide if games are art.