Editor in Chief - Webmaster - Chief News Correspondent
Bio: Top Ten was born on some boring night in April 2008 as a way to rank my favorite things, and at the same time, put off doing homework. Also, I go to liberal Penn State and quickly tired of reading liberal college media. Because I'm lazy, I recruited my roommate and siblings to also contribute their pro-GOP, pro-Burgh ideas. Here are some quick hits.
Pets: Samson, aged 1.5 years
Favorite Book: A Game of Thrones
Favorite Newspaper: USA Today
Happiest Moment: the Steelers Super Bowl XL run
Proudest Acheivement: Ranked #1 (out of 10s of 1000s) in the World at Call of Duty on the "4th ID No-running" server for four months.
|Top 10 Movies||Top 10 TV Shows||Top 10 Video Games|
|10. Gettysburg||10. Entourage||10. Rock Band|
|9. the Dark Knight||9. Nip/Tuck||9. Call of Duty|
|8. Monty Python and the Holy Grail||8. House||8. Elder Scrolls IV: Oblivion|
|7. Jaws||7. 24||7. Metal Gear Solid|
|6. Die Hard||6. Seinfeld||6. Diablo II|
|5. Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade||5. The Office (UK and US)||5. GTA: Vice City|
|4. LOTR Fellowship||4. The Simpsons||4. Mario Kart 64|
|3. Empire Strikes Back||3. ROME||3. Warcraft III|
|2. Raiders of the Lost Ark||2. Firefly||2. Goldeneye|
|1. Braveheart||1. LOST||1. Final Fantasy VII|
Weekly Columnist - Pro Gambler - Sports Correspondent
BIO: So I came to Penn State as a pretty smart kid; I did my homework and studied a lot. Today, because of Team Florentin, I check my fantasy football team three times a day and write a weekly article for Top Ten. Since I’m used to writing history papers, my articles are not as “edgy” or “sexy” as either Herb or Dave, but I hope the content remains pure. As with the rest of the crew, I am highly conservative and hate everything Philadelphia.
Favorite Book - The Killer Angels
Favorite Newspaper - Tribune-Review
Happiest Moment - Late 2005, Early 2006 - Steelers win Super Bowl and PSU wins Orange Bowl
Proudest Achievements - Two degrees in Four Years, and finishing 2nd in a Poker Tournament in Atlantic City
Guest Contributor - Burgh Reporter - Sports Correspondent
As a direct descendant of “one of the most important Latin American writers of the 20th century”1, Jason has lived up to his royal writing genes, despite receiving four F’s on his senior year term paper. For twenty-six years, Jason’s influence has been felt in the modern areas of transportation, white-guy sports, fine film, gaming of all sorts, and anti-liberal, anti-marxist, anti-save-the-whales activities. Jason’s vast resume includes appearing in written publications for The Robert Morris University, Penske Logistics, Knoll Inc., Federal Express, some poetry book, and now TOP MAN. He has also met John “The Professor” Clayton and Senator Rick Santorum (R-PA).
FAVORITE BOOK – Son of Man, by Uncle Augusto Roa Bastos
FAVORITE NEWSPAPER – Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
HAPPIEST MOMENT – Super Bowl XL
PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT – Coaching my troops to ultimate glory in the Fall 2007 Pittsburgh Sports League softball championship. Also, eagling the Par 5 #6 at Lindenwood Golf Club, and my pending marriage.
Bio: After an extended
blogging tenure with myspace abruptly ended, I took up with Top Ten as an
infrequent guest contributor. Mostly, I
don’t agree with the crazy right wing slant of the page, or pretty much
anything that Andy or Herb publishes.
Let’s see, I work in downtown Pittsburgh,
I want to see more from Gram on the site, I once sold Troy Polamalu some Xbox games,
and I’m the only person I know with a mint condition NES that still gets weekly
use (I want to get a Nintendo-themed tattoo and not have it pop up
Favorite Book: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole
Favorite Newspaper: Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
Happiest Moment: First Pearl Jam Concert, September 5, 2000.
Proudest Acheivement: Getting a college degree IN ONLY FOUR YEARS
D A V E
BIO: As one of the founding members of this website, I had an amusing weekly column that I updated at least once every two or three weeks. Spurts of articles written in a timely fashion (top ten lists, too) were followed by weeks of blank sections. It didn’t bother me much, but it bothered the webmaster here who gave me an ultimatum: start writing again or your fired. My position was that it was enough just to see my handsome mug, but Herb got ornery and brought the hammer down. Demoted to Special Guest Columnist, I’m left throwing in my two cents when something interesting comes my way. And for the record, ‘Small Talk With Dave’ was a title I never approved of. It was forced on me when I took too long coming up with my own. I wanted ‘Shits & Giggles’ but it got vetoed.
FAVORITE BOOK: The Indispensable Calvin & Hobbes
FAVORITE NEWSPAPER: The Daily Courier
FAVORITE MOMENT: Super Bowl XL/Front Row at Queens of the Stone Age concert (caught pick, setlist)
PROUDEST ACHIEVEMENT: Pending…
TOP TEN MOVIES TOP TEN TV SHOWS TOP TEN BANDS
10. The Departed 10. Nip/Tuck 10. Kavorka
9. The Life Aquatic 9. Flight of the Conchords 9. Audioslave
8. The Dark Knight 8. House 8. Eagles of Death Metal
7. The Big Lebowski 7. The Sopranos 7. Howlin’ Rain
6. Mosquito Coast 6. The Simpsons 6. Led Zeppelin
5. This Is Spinal Tap 5. It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia 5. Soundgarden
4. The Royal Tenenbaums 4. The Office (UK) 4. Kyuss
3. The Godfather 3. Rome 3. Alice in Chains
2. Raiders of the Lost Ark 2. L O S T 2. QOTSA
1. JAWS 1. Seinfeld 1. Pearl Jam