Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking for the metrics behind the list. We will not provide source material. We will not be swayed. Bow down to the list. Love the list, as the list loves all things. Let the list move through you. (And, you know, if you have suggestions for the list, stick them in the comments section below.)
1. Sean Roberts of Thirty Ought Six, R.I.P.
The newly wholesome-ized kids of Reed College made their triumphant return to the Rose Parade after spending the last 75 years passed out in a gutter with a heroin needle in their collective arm. The wings flapped, so that was cool.
Is it July 15 yet? Rotate faster, Earth!