Thursday, June 14, 2007

My half-completed to-do lists

Here's another pile of links and recommendations presented in the form of works-in-progress.

I make a lot of lists...

Reading List
1. The Sandman by Neil Gaiman
2. Bone: One Volume Edition by Jeff Smith
3. Don't Make Me Think by Steve Krug
4. The World is Flat by Tom Friedman
5. The Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
6. The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Normand

Video Games to Beat (as represented by links to video game comics and YouTube videos)
1. Metal Gear Solid 3
2. God of War 2
3. Grand Theft Auto: San Andreas
4. Guitar Hero 2 (on Expert) (If you've every played the game, you really need to witness the utter insanity of that video)
5. Legend of Zelda: The Wind Waker (yes, still...)

Music To Enjoy
1. Wilco - "Sky Blue Sky" (People hold fierce Wilco positions, so the comments get a little crazy by hipster rock standards. Just skip to the wonderful comment titled "Better than Revolver and Dark Side of the Moon")
2. Ted Leo & The Pharmacists - "Living with the Living"
3. Penguin Café Orchestra - "Preludes, Airs, and Yodels"

Action Movies I know were or will be retarded but enjoy anyway
1. XXX
2. Crank
3. The Protector (Argue with me that this 4-minute uncut battle isn't one of the coolest ever)
4. Unleashed
5. Live Free or Die Hard

Childhood Heroes To Mourn
1. Mr. Rogers (If you read any one link, read that one.)
2. Captain Kangaroo
3. Mr. Wizard
4. Optimus Prime
5. Darkwing Duck

Excessive Home Office Equipment to Purchase
1. 20" Widescreen LCD Monitor
2. Ridiculous ergonomic keyboard
3. Ridiculous ergonomic mouse
4. 30" Apple Cinema Display
5. Two of #4
6. A personal tank (Ok, for this one you must read the first few user reviews.)

Events to Witness
1. Pretty White Girl dies under tragically ridiculous circumstances. EVERYBODY PANIC! BAN EVERYTHING!
2. Someone recreates the LOTR Battle of Helm's Deep with candy
3. Olympic Committee unveils logo that looks like Lisa Simpson blowing a slot machine. . .
4. . . . that gives people seizures

5. Paris Hilton realizes her lack of worth
6. A baby buffalo survives an attack by a pack of lions. . . and an alligator.
7. The greatest day of a courtroom reporter's life
8. Ragnarok

Jobs To Have
1. "Can You Hear Me Now" guy a.k.a. Network Technician
2. Drone a.k.a. Corporate Insurance Underwriter
3. Hater of all humanity a.k.a. Waiter
4. Staffwriter a.k.a. very bad journalist
5. Asshole a.k.a. Web Designer
6. Hero a.k.a. The Daily Show or The Onion Writer
7. Hero a.k.a. X-Man

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