Boston Institute of Contemporary Arts building
I’m still extremely jealous that Chicago doesn’t have a Contemporary Art building like this.
best art exhibition
Artists Dan Havel and Dean Ruck completely redefined the environment of this neighborhood house. Great art gets us to think about the world in different and interesting ways. This does just that.
best crazy game
Rock Paper Scissors game variants
Posters illustrating many different ways to expand upon RPS. All you need is two people with a 5-fingered-hand that is extremely flexible.
Adding a star to Chicago Flag for Olympic Games
I had this idea long before David Grossman published the idea, but he gets official credit for acting on it. I get official credit for proposing the symbolism behind each point on the star.
best flag (runner-up award)
The Kyrgyzstan flag
It just rocks.
best tech review
the best consumer video camera for Mac users
So far it’s earned me $275+ in amazon.com ad referrals. Cha ching.
best breakthrough medical discovery
Photocopy Sensory Overload Disorder
Remember to drink your Diet A&W Root Beer.
best movie of the year
I don’t get out much, so don’t place too much value on my pick for Movie of the Year, but this film does have one of, if not the best, scenes ever.
Now, for the big awards
best “what if”
What if you had a jungle room?
best from “what is it” series
Sadly, there were only 3 “what is it” posts this year. I guarantee there will be more in 2008.
teddy and his 3 henchmen
Spudart had some fun with the comments section. I still would love to have a room covered with with sandpaper.
word of the year
best “Friday Faceoff”
Oh. Hold the phone. I can’t reveal everything now. The Grande 2007 Friday Faceoff Finale will be held on the last Friday of 2007 (December 28) where all participants in this year’s Friday Faceoff will compete to be champion of the year! Put December 28 on your calendar.
Hey, hey. Hold off! There’s been many products and items featured on this blog. We’re saving that one for another day. Stay tuned!