Best of: Patting our own backs: The A.V. Club presents the best of The A.V. Club, part 1 This year at The A.V. Club , we wrote about feminism and Ewoks, subjected staff writer Alex McCown to multiple tests of endurance journalism, conducted oral histories of Airplane! and UHF , and got sworn at by Tommy Wiseau. A pretty satisfying year, truth be told. So if you need a reason to avoid your family this holiday season, revisit some of our favorite pieces from this year—and you migh..