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Friday Superlatives: The Holiday Vacation Edition

The Best, Worst and Weirdest of the Week 

Best Dessert I Ate Over the Holidays: The soft-serve ice cream with huckleberry ice at Chicago's BellyQ. THAT SHIT APPEARS IN MY DREAMS. -- Abby Schreiber 

Best Thing My 90-Year-Old Grandfather Said to Me While I Was Home Visiting: "I need you to find out if that's really the T-Mobile Girl riding the motorcycle in those commercials." -- Elizabeth Thompson 

Best Chanukah Presents I Bought Myself: Greil Marcus's Lipstick Traces and the Toy Dolls' We're Mad: The Anthology -- Jonah Wolf 

Sweetest Tribute to Someone We Lost in 2012: The Maurice Sendak tribute by Christoph Neimann in The New York Times Magazine's "Lives They Lived" issue. -- E.T. 

Sweetest Tribute to Someone Paper Lost in 2012: Jonathan Ames' remembrance of New York performance art legend and Paper theater critic Tom Murrin, who passed away in March. This was published in our summer issue but I re-read this piece when I was helping put together our Best Quotes of the Year roundup, and it's just really, really lovely. -- E.T.

Best Person I Danced With Near on NYE: A Spicoli look-alike at the 'Shanghai 2013' warehouse party in Bushwick. -- A.S.

Movie I Watched on Netflix and Later Saw a Blogger Had Compared It to Django Unchained: The Landlord -- J.W.

Best Part of This Week Back From Break: Watching Joe Biden more or less seduce various Senators' family members during the mock Senate swear-ins. -- E.T.

Best 90s TV Show I Got Into Over the Holidays: Ally McBeal -- A.S.

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