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.
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
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.
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.
The Lord of The Rings...Frodo Lives, man. Frodo Lives!
Fast Food Nation...you'll never eat out again.
Read the book that almost didn't get published, but went
to number 1.
Shel Silverstein was so subversive, our parents never
The Four Agreements combines Taoist wisdom with non-dogmatic
Toltec insight, and gives readers extremely valuable tools to live a happy
You Are Being Lied To is a really interesting book from
the guys who bring you disinformation.com.
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 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.
Read this book, and understand why Linux is so important.
When I read news, it's usually bad. When I read The Onion, it's the opposite of bad. You do the math.
The true story of a team of MIT students who took Vegas for millions.
Radiohead continues to amaze me. I don't think that Amnesiac
is as strong as Kid A, but it's still a great album.
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.
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.
Cake is rapidly becoming my favorite band.
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's lyrics recall the days when punk rock actually
said something meaningful.
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
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.
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")
Okay, so it's obviously side 2 of the Green Album...but
it's still a good record.
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.
One of the top 5 Jazz recordings of all time.
Queens of the Stoneage remind us all why loud guitar music is cool.
Three words: The Sound Of Summer. Okay, that's four, but Miles Davis just sounds so good!
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.
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
You know, some people thought that John Cleese was a one trick pony. They were so very, very wrong.
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. Bet you didn't know that the
Enterprise was really made by Yoyodine systems, did you?
Who killed Laura Palmer? This question created a national obsession
for a full season, back in the day.
Evil Dead: The Special Edition. Watch it with both hands attached.
The first season of TNG! Now with 82% more spandex!
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
Ford, you're turning into a penguin. Stop it.
Hilarious sketch comedy from Bob and David. Emotion lotion!
Wes Anderson and Owen Wilson continue to give us total geeks the hope that we're not alone.
It's 30 minutes longer, and contains days of extra features. The standard for special editions has been set.
If you're into shirtless boys, guns, explosions, and phone sex, you should join the NRA . . . or watch this movie.
Doctor Strangelove. Political satire that was way ahead of its time, and is more relevant now than ever.
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
State of Emergency. Not as cool as GTA 3, but filled with mayhem all
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.
"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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
It's just like wrestling in the WWE, but without that annoying travelling all over the freaking place.