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So my third most favorite blog of 2011 is really a tie for number one.  the last three are all blogs I really like.  I know that you are all terribly excited to know what my number one is, but until then, enjoy this re-posting.

ALIENS FOR BREAKFAST (original title of the blog)


Tuesday morning around 8am one of my friends calls me up and says, “What are you doing?”  I replied, “Working!”  He took that answer with some incredulity; as I believe he truly thinks I only work on Sundays.  “Let me take you to breakfast—we haven’t hung out for a while,” he shot back at me.  “Okay, but I need to get some things done first.  Drop by my office around 9:30.”

After I prayed and studied a bit, shot off some emails and did quick admin work my buddy showed up and we went to the Bowling Alley here in town, which is just about the best place to get breakfast.  We both ordered the special—he had wheat toast with bacon, I took rye toast with sausage.  But the highlight of our meal was a very enjoyable conversation about science fiction movies.

Now you know why me and my friend are buddies.  We can talk for hours about stuff like that.  What we did was weed down to our top five science fiction films of all time.  I list them below and they are in no particular order.

Honorable Mention—Predator (1st one), Star Trek II:  The Wrath of Khan, and War of the Worlds (original).  My friend insisted on Predator, I do not think it was that great.  Khan is spectacular, but in my thoughts it transcends the sci-fi category thereby disqualifying it.  War of the Worlds is the same movie as Independence Day, and we love both and they would be in our top 10 but not the Top 5.

Intentionally Omitted—Star Wars films and 2001:  A Space Odyssey.   I love Star Wars but personally categorize it as science fantasy, not fiction.  We believe most people would put 2001:  A Space Odyssey on their list, but we refuse to do so because we find it boring and self-important (but we do like HAL).

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