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Jim Davies: Recommendations

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Best Books:

1) The Selfish Gene by Richard Dawkins

2) Guns, Germs, and Steel by Jared Diamond

3) The Righteous Mind by Jonathan Haidt

4) The Man Who Mistook His Wife For a Hat by Oliver Sacks


Best Albums:

1) Graceland by Paul Simon
2) Paul's Boutique by Beastie Boys
3) Big Science by Laurie Anderson
4) Hello Nasty by Beastie Boys
5) You've Come A Long Way, Baby by Fatboy Slim


Best Movies:

1) Kiki's Delivery Service

2) Star Wars Episode II: Attack of the Clones

3) Bruno

4) Scott Pilgrim vs. the World

5) Mulholland Drive


Best Ottawa Restaurants:

1) Collonade Cafe (pizza)

2) Ceylonta (Sri Lankan)

3) Siam Bistro (Thai)

4) Burgers and Fries Forever 

5) 101's Grill (at Carleton University)


Best iOS Programs:

1) Good Reader (with dropbox)

2) Zite

3) Kindle

4) Inception (iPhone or iPad with mic)

5) Audible


Best iOS Games (unordered):

  • Battle Nations
  • Fairway Solitaire
  • Pinball HD (iPad only)
  • Zen Pinball 
  • Words With Friends
  • Army of Darkness Defence
  • WordWarrior
  • Babo Crash
  • Chuzzle
  • WizardBlox
  • Spider
  • Cablink
  • ASYNC Corp.
  • Orbital 
  • The Wolf Among Us


Best Animal Names That Don't Sound Like Animal Names:

1) Ocelot

2) Nutria

3) Dik Dik

4) Hydrax


Best Podcasts:

1) The Moth

2) Radiolab

3) This American Life

4) TED Talks

5) Planet Money

6) Freakonomics Radio


Best Board Games (unordered):

  • Bananagrams
  • Pandemic
  • Gloom
  • Scrabble
  • Boggle
  • Ticket to Ride
  • Settlers of Catan
  • Starfarers of Catan
  • Blokus







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