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These are some recent, and current, books, CDs, and DVDs that I've suggested on my site. You can click them, and get their info page at the evil Amazon.com. I suggest that you head to a local, family owned business to buy them, or check them out from your local library if you see something that interests you, but, if you can't, and you buy it from the evil Amazon.com, I will get a few bucks, which is also kind of cool. And kind of evil. Mmm ... evil.

 

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Ishmael

I've often felt that there was just something wrong with the way we humans deal with the Earth, and our place on it. Ishmael is one of those books that changes your life, like 1984, or Catcher In The Rye, or Beyond The Valley of The Far Side. If you haven't read it, you should. If you have read it, you'd probably like to go here or here.

FNORD

This is one of the funniest, scariest, and most compelling books I've ever read. All the time I was reading this book, even when it was seemingly going nowhere, it held my interest. FNORD.

American Gods

Everyone knows that Neil Gaiman single-handedly legitimized the graphic novel as literature. What most people don't know, however, is what an amazing author he is.

Frodo Lives!

The Lord of The Rings...Frodo Lives, man. Frodo Lives!

Fast Food Nation

Fast Food Nation...you'll never eat out again.

Stupid White Men, and Other Sorry Excuses for the State of the Nation

Read the book that almost didn't get published, but went to number 1.

Where the Sidewalk Ends

Shel Silverstein was so subversive, our parents never noticed. RAWK!

The Four Agreements

The Four Agreements combines Taoist wisdom with non-dogmatic Toltec insight, and gives readers extremely valuable tools to live a happy life.

You are being lied to!

You Are Being Lied To is a really interesting book from the guys who bring you disinformation.com.

An Open Heart

The Dalai Lama won't give you a tip...but he will give you some great advice on living a happy, compassionate life.

Everything you know is wrong. For Reals.

Everything You Know Is Wrong is the companion book to You Are Being Lied To. It's the best oversized red and white potentially-subversive book you'll read this year.

The Cathedral and the Bazaar

Read this book, and understand why Linux is so important.

More Onion than an Onion farm.

When I read news, it's usually bad. When I read The Onion, it's the opposite of bad. You do the math.

Bringing Down The House

The true story of a team of MIT students who took Vegas for millions.

LISTEN

Amnesiac

Radiohead continues to amaze me. I don't think that Amnesiac is as strong as Kid A, but it's still a great album.

Lateralus

It's simply amazing to me that Tool can continue topping themselves with each album, not just with the music, but visually, too, with their album art. If you've learned to swim, you already have this. If not, you must.

Your buttcheese is warm

Tenacious D. mixes an awesome blend of irreverence and honest to goodness rock and roll. And they sing about the mysteries of buttcheese, which is important.

He's calling you 'Dude'!

Cake is rapidly becoming my favorite band.

The Strokes

From time to time, a band comes along that really has it's own sound. Some of those bands have been Enigma, Underworld, and now, The Strokes. This link goes to the import version, which is massively superior to the already great US version of "Is this it". And it's got a sort of dirty picture on the cover, which is always a bonus.

Bad Religion:  the process of belief

Bad Religion's lyrics recall the days when punk rock actually said something meaningful.

Nerf Herder

Nerf Herder is the best nerd-rock out there. Don't even bring your Weezer bullshit to me until you've rocked out to "Van Halen."

Blue Skies, Broken Hearts. Best. Ataris. Album. EVER!

I have called them the Open Source Indie Band. This group of guys from Santa Barbara puts out really great music, and they write about things we can all relate to. Check them out at MP3.com, then buy the record, you cheap bastard.

The radioman laughs...

Soul Coughing is one of the most unique, amazing, never-duplicated bands of all time. Check out this collection of their greatest hits. (Does not include "My Beautiful Balloon")

WEEZER!

Okay, so it's obviously side 2 of the Green Album...but it's still a good record.

Ozma: Rock And Roll Part Three

It is appropriate that we follow a Weezer album with an album from a band that started out doing Weezer covers, and grew into something much, much cooler.

 

Kind of Blue

One of the top 5 Jazz recordings of all time.

Songs for the Deaf

Queens of the Stoneage remind us all why loud guitar music is cool.

Ascenseur pour l' échafaud

Three words: The Sound Of Summer. Okay, that's four, but Miles Davis just sounds so good!

WATCH

Akira

I watched Akira so many times on crappy VHS bootlegs when I was a kid, I was sure I knew exactly what it was all about. Then I this version, and realized how utterly wrong I was.

Run, Lola, Run

Want to get your girlfriend who hates art house movies to watch this? Tell her it's like "Sliding Doors". Then pat yourself on the back, sparky.

Fawlty Towers

You know, some people thought that John Cleese was a one trick pony. They were so very, very wrong.

Best. DVD set. EVER!

Remember when The Simpsons was only watched by you and your super geeky friends? Relive the memories.

No matter where you go, there you are.

No matter where you go, there you are. Bet you didn't know that the Enterprise was really made by Yoyodine systems, did you?

Who Killed Laura Palmer?

Who killed Laura Palmer? This question created a national obsession for a full season, back in the day.

Evil Dead, Special Edition. Groovy!

Evil Dead: The Special Edition. Watch it with both hands attached.

TNG Season 1. Make it so!

The first season of TNG! Now with 82% more spandex!

Ghost World

Ghostworld proves once again that it is possible to adapt a graphic novel into a movie and have it not suck. Anyone related to "The Watchmen" listening?

42

Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.

Mr. Show With Bob and David

Hilarious sketch comedy from Bob and David. Emotion lotion!

The Royal Tennenbaums

Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson continue to give us total geeks the hope that we're not alone.

Lord Of The Rings: The 'Good' Version

It's 30 minutes longer, and contains days of extra features. The standard for special editions has been set.

Toy Soldiers!

If you're into shirtless boys, guns, explosions, and phone sex, you should join the NRA . . . or watch this movie.

Gentlemen, please! No fighting! This is a war room!

Doctor Strangelove. Political satire that was way ahead of its time, and is more relevant now than ever.

PLAY

GTA 3. Get it before The Man bans it!

GTA 3. Proof that you can engage in completely unacceptable behavior within a video game, and still be a productive member of society, and a healthy individual. Yeah, right. Try telling that to congress and my mom.

State of Emergency.

State of Emergency. Not as cool as GTA 3, but filled with mayhem all it's own.

Medal of Honor

Playing this game is sort of like being in an interactive episode of "Band of Brothers." The bar has been raised for interactive, cinematic gameplay, if you ask me.

Spider Man, Spider Man. Does whatever a spider can!

"In the deep of night, at the scene of the crime, like a streak of light, he arrives just in time!"
I hear that this game has everything the movie has, except you don't get to make out with Kirsten Dunst. Dammit.

Fore!

If you hate golf, this is the perfect golf game for you. If you love golf, this is also the perfect golf game for you. However, it is not the perfect golfgame for your crazy upstairs neighbor, Mr. Hu.

Assault the beach, Lt. Powell.

The next time some jackass tries to tell you that video games are just for kids, or that video games shouldn't be protected speech, have them play this game, and ask them how they feel when they lose one of their men to a sniper.

GTA: Vice City

If there is anything better than driving around Vice City in a Ferrari, listening to "Cum on Feel the Noize" and hopping out to occasionally cut up some fools with a chainsaw, I don't want to know what it is.

Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers

Remember the first time you played Star Wars in the arcade? The vector one. Remember how you felt like you were in the movie? This is like that, but times a million. Best. Movie. Game. EVER!

Smackdown. Shut your mouth!

It's just like wrestling in the WWE, but without that annoying travelling all over the freaking place.

 

 

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