Reinman’s Top 5 Things of SummerAugust 6, 2011
5. The Sun
Nothing says “summertime” like Earth’s Yellow Sun. I mean it — nothing. That’s because the Sun’s special way of saying “summertime” is to constantly release 1.366 kW/m² of electromagnetic radiation — a good portion of which gave me a pretty bad sunburn a month or so ago.
As Shakespeare once said, “Sometime too hot the eye of heaven shines / Like that one day when I forgot to put on suntan lotion and I got a really bad burn on mine nose.” I hear you, Bill.
So really, I don’t much care for the Sun at all. That’s why I stuck him at number five.
Ever notice how, like, there’s a lot of grass all over the place in the summer?
3. Bright Copper Kettles
2. The Beach
Twenty-something Richard travels to Thailand and finds himself in possession of a strange map. Rumours state that it leads to a solitary beach paradise, a tropical bliss — excited and intrigued, he sets out to find it. (2000). Director: Danny Boyle; Writers: John Hodge (screenplay), Alex Garland (novel); Stars: Leonardo DiCaprio, Daniel York, and Patcharawan Patarakijjanon.
1. Wiffle Ball
No, seriously. Wiffle Ball’s awesome.