pete rorabaugh

father | atlantan | cyclist | educator | scholar | union member

Wrapping up 2023: Friendsgiving Party Media Curation

I spent some of the night of my Friendsgiving party this year fielding this question: “What are you doing with all the answers to these questions you put on the table? Is that going to be a game?”

It wasn’t an unreasonable question. I just hadn’t decided that I was going to with the answers yet. Now I have !

Favorite Book of the Year (new or new to you)

Answers presented exactly as they were written on the index cards:

Come As You Are (a book about sex)

Remarkably Bright Creatures
Shelby Van Pelt

A Plague of Giants
Seven Kennings Trilogy, Book 1

When McKinsey Comes to Town

Black Leopard Red Wolf
Marlon James

Moon Witch Spider King
Marlon James

Small Things Like These (fiction)

Recoding America: Why Government is Failing in the Digital Age and How We Can Do Better
Jennifer Pahlka

Emergent Strategy: Shaping Change, Changing Worlds
Adrienne Marie Brown

Moon Witch Spider King
Marlon James
(my friends and I are part of a Marlon James cult 🙂

The City We Became
N.K. Jameson

Favorite Album of the Year (new or new to you)

Answers presented exactly as they were written on the index cards:

Single: “Angel”
Halle

Cracker Island
Gorillaz

Jarkak Quribak

Magic 3
Nas

Scarlet
Doja Cat

Wild Creatures
Neko Case

But Here We Are
Foo Fighters

False Lankum
Lankum

New Blue Sun
André 3000

Phantom of the Afters
Kojaque

 

Favorite Movie of the Year (new or new to you)

Answers presented exactly as they were written on the index cards:

3,000 Years of Longing

Theater Camp

 Super Mario Bros, The Movie

Spider-Man: Across the Spiderverse

Empire of Light

Close

Past Lives

Everything, Everwhere, All At Once

Oppenheimer

Oppenheimer

The Sound of Metal

Aftersun

Barbenheimer
(we all know this is a phenomenon and not a movie 🙂

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