December 17, 2008 1:00 AM

Good Things In This World:

the ever-living Jonathan Richman, accompanied by the brilliant Tommy Larkins (he's really so fucking living, by the way)

Wall-E, popular film at its finest; only Pixar could be so touching without being cloying, so coyly political without being mean-spirited

pomegranates, jewels you can eat

the beautiful people of Olympia, Washington, who frequently give more than any other people I know

the totally unfunny, face-chomping cold

refund checks for funds you didn't know you were owed

Native Tongues (Black Sheep, Jungle Brothers, De La Soul, A Tribe Called Quest)

UK/NZ/AU accents (no explanation, I just like them)

Al right get em dun