A couple of weeks ago I kvetched about the best of 2005 lists. I said:
The year-end best-of lists are a nightmare. I feel like I must not have been alive in 2005. I haven't seen the movies, haven't read the books, haven't listened to the records. I have spent much of 2005 reading blogs, watching television, and chasing a toddler around playgrounds. The MSM hasn't been offering me the best blogs or television shows or playgrounds of the year. Why not?No one has come forward with the best playgrounds but since I wrote that, entries in the other two categories have appeared. My pick of the best of 2005 television lists would be TV Gal's. As for the blogs, there's a usual-suspects list from last June (?) at Time. But a much better roundup is to be found at Kottke (not the MSM, mind you).