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Ted’s Top Music of 2011


1. Bon Iver, Bon Iver
2. Drake, Take Care
3. Tune-Yards, Whokill
4. Laura Marling, A Creature I Don’t Know
5. Tycho, Dive
6. Washed Out, Within and Without
7. Radiohead, King of Limbs
8. M83, Hurry Up We’re Dreaming
9. Raphael Saadiq, Stone Rollin’
10. Feist, Metals

Honorable Mention

James Blake
Amon Tobin, ISAM
Ke$ha, I Am the Dance Commander
Abigail Washburn, City of Refuge
The Head and the Heart
Adele, 21
Brad Mehldau, Live at Birdland
Danger Mouse & Daniel Luppe, Rome
Tim Hecker, Ravedeath, 1972
Death Cab for Cutie, Codes & Keys
J Mascis, Several Shades of Why
JAY Z & Kanye West, Watch the Throne
Portugal, the Man, In the Mountain in the Cloud


1. Adele, “Rolling in the Deep”
2. Tune-Yards, “My Country”
3. Kreayshawn, “Gucci Gucci”
4. Foster the People, “Pumped Up Kicks”
5. Active Child, “You Are All I See”
6. The Head and the Heart, “Lost in My Mind”
7. Diego Garcia, “You Were Never There”
8. Iron & Wine, “Tree By the River”
9. Neon Indian, “Polish Girl”
10. Radihead, “Give Up the Ghost”

Honorable Mentions

Amos Lee, “Windows Are Rolled Down”
The Sheepdogs, “Who?”
Burial, “Street Halo”
Weird Al Yankovic, “Perform This Way”



History in RealTime: @tedfriedman on 2/11/11 (in chronological order)



Salma Abdelaziz
In an incredibly tense moment Egyptians use their famous humor to lighten the mood and find out
Liz McLellan
RT @: RT @ If somebody can find a shirtless pic of Mubarak on Cairo Craigslist this thing will end peacefully today
Mubarak really looks great for his age. He could probably make a bundle selling lifestyle advice books.
Josh Marshall
weird 2 see how prominent leader of national uprising in ME country has active twitter account @
Wyclef Jean
If u on the streets of Egypt tweet me!! Imma retweet the movement on the ground!!!
The least the world could do for Egyptians now is allow us free entrance to any country wtout the burden of applying for a visa 😀
Liz McLellan
RT @: Uninstalling dictator COMPLETE – installing now: egypt 2.0: █░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░░
Unbelievable the metro driver is cheering wt the horn, ppl are dancing & screaming in the metro station
Perhaps what people of Egypt did will give courage to Katie Holmes.
Salma Abdelaziz
BREAKING: Switzerland freezes suspected Mubarak Financial Assets
For everyone taking the metro home, mark out “mubarak” from metrostations plan & replace it wt “martyrs”
walter kirn
Now Egypt has done for modern civilization what it did for ancient civ. I’m calling this Osiris Friday.
the sad red earth
RT @: Photos: Celebration in After Mubarak Steps Down //Historic images.
Andy Carvin
RT @: this is most euphoric young crowd I have seen sinced overthrow of Ceauşescu during 1989 Romanian Revolution
Roger Ebert
A letter to Egypt from a Filipino: Learn from us, and do better.
Heide Kolb
: People helping in the midst of a crisis- how you can help via @: @
Frank Conniff
What kind of crazy foreign policy allows a dictator to be deposed without a long & costly war? Get it together, Obama!
Ana Marie Cox
Paul applause line: “We need to do a lot less a lot sooner, not only in Egypt but around the world.”
Wyclef Jean
The movement!! Let’s go!!! RT @: @ PROUD TO BE EGYPTIAN!!! The streets are ALIVE with freedom!!!
Heide Kolb
R @: @ protesters under attack! Police use live ammo on demonstrators NOW. Please RT!
I wish I could somehow save all of the tweets I sent and received the past weeks. This is my diary
What can we all do to make help sure they’re archived? RT @ I wish I could somehow save all of the tweets I sent and received..
Students & scholars: this is history happening right now. Twitter didn’t cause this, but it’s part of a positive feedback loop. Take notes!
If one was going to pick the medium with the most influence on , wonder if it would be SMS, web or satellite TV?
My guess would be the most influential medium helping to create #Egypt #Jan25 has been satellite TV – specifically Al Jazeera.
Noel Kirkpatrick
noelrk Noel Kirkpatrick
But it all started with the telegraph.
So if Al Jazeera is the NGO which has done the most to make possible, credit not just the medium of sat TV, but the journalists.
Lakshmi Jagad
lockslocks Lakshmi Jagad
Likewise, to the extent Twitter has helped accomplish this (hard to judge in the moment), credit not the medium in itself, but the tweeters.
This is where I part ways with Object Oriented Ontology – I always want to look back to the human roots. Who’s karma’s on the line?
Andy Carvin
I’ve tweeted more than 600 times today. And yet people keep following me. What is wrong with you people?!? 🙂

Ted’s Movie Database

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The complete Ted’s Movie Database, featuring the Don’t Tell Mom the Babysitter’s Dead rating system, is now back online. It’s part of the new Lists section, which includes year-end Top 10s and decade-end Top 50s, syllabi, comprehensive exam reading lists, old Village Voice Pazz & Jop critics’ poll ballots, and now TMDB. Follow the links from the navigation bar, or click here to go directly to TMDB.

Ted’s Top Tracks of 2010

  1. Cee Lo Green, “Fuck You”
  2. Katy Perry, “Teenage Dream
  3. Califone, “Funeral Singers”
  4. Kanye West, “Runaway”
  5. Lady Gag & Beyonce, “Telephone”
  6. Broken Bells, “The High Road”
  7. Dierks Bentley with the Punch Brothers Featuring Del McCoury, “Pride (in the Name of Love)”
  8. LCD Soundsystem, “All I Want”
  9. Twilight Singers, “Live With Me”
  10. Mary J. Blige, “Whole Lotta Love
  11. Glee Cast, “Teenage Dream”
  12. Katy Perry, “California Girls”
  13. Kanye West, “Power”
  14. Phosphorescent, “It’s Hard to Be Humble (When You’re From Alabama)”
  15. Citay, “Careful With That Hat”
  16. Massive Attack, “Pray for Rain”
  17. Brad Meldhau with Joshua Redman, “Don’t Be Sad”
  18. Groove Armada, “Just for Tonight”
  19. Susan Boyle, “Pefect Day”
  20. B.o.B featuring Bruno Mars, “Nothin’ On You”
  21. Ke$ha, “Take It Off”
  22. Gwyneth Paltrow & Glee Cast, “Forget You”
  23. Jesse McReynolds, “Ripple”

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