Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Taking pop culture Inventory

Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists by the writers of the A.V. Club

Pop culture lover? Fanatically devoted to the preparation of lists? Reader of the A.V. Club? Then this is the book for you! Compiled by writers of the A.V. Club, this book gives you lists with unique slants. Nothing boring here like Top Ten Comedies, Dramas, etc. Instead you get lists with titles like "The Movies Don't Want You, Tony Danza: 28-Plus Films That Failed to Make Movie Stars out of TV Stars." The book also features guest lists from celebrities including Andrew W.K., Amy Sedaris, Tom Lennon, Zach Galifianakis, "Weird Al" Yankovic, Patton Oswalt, Paul Thomas Anderson, and more.

Some of my favorite lists featured in the book:
  • "None of These Excuse My Super Sweet 16: 22 Shows That Prove MTV Actually Brought Some Good into the World"
  • "Stick Around for the Ghost Monkey: 22 Movies with Post-Credit Surprises"
  • "Quick, Man! Cling Tenaciously to my Buttocks!: 21 Children's TV Shows That Found Adult Audiences"
  • "Chicken Salad Between the Knees: 16 Film and TV Characters Who Know Exactly What They'd Like to Eat"
As if the lists weren't enough fun on their own to read, at the top of each page are things in A.V. Club Heaven, while the bottom of each page lists things in A.V. Club Hell. Some A.V. Club Heaven / Hell examples:
This is definitely an entertaining and interesting book to read to see different ways of organizing music, TV, and movies. The lists will provide you with hours and hours of awesome pop culture-related reading.

Inventory: Find it in the catalog!