Saturday, April 14, 2012

Media Consumed: November 2011

Books Read
Mint Condition   by   Dave Jamieson
Squiggle   by   B.B. Wurge
The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions   by   Julia Suits
*Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 2     Ed.  William Gaines
Crazy 4 Cult: Cult Movie Art   by   Gallery 1988
*How's That Underling Thing Working Out for You   by   Scott Adams
*Never Bite Anything That Bites Back    by   Jim Toomey
*Cut! Baby Blues Scrapbook #27   by   Rick Kirkman & Jerry Scott
Gossip Girl   by   Cecily von Ziegesar
*Cat Vs. Human   by   Yasmine Surovec
*Mo and Jo: Fighting Together Forever   by   Dean Haspiel
*Reheated Lio   by   Mark Tatulli

* = comic book collection, TPB, or collection of comic strips

Mint Condition is a book about the history of baseball cards. I collected baseball cards from 1985-1990. I found the book fascinating.

The Extraordinary Catalog of Peculiar Inventions is a book that is loosely about the DeMoulin Brothers and the crazy inventions they were making at the turn of the 20th Century. It's not as good as another book on the subject: Catalog No. 439: Burlesque Paraphernalia and Side Degree Specialties and Costumes.

Tales from the Crypt, Vol. 2 is a collection of the old "Tales from the Crypt" comics by EC comics. If you have any interest in popular culture, you should read old EC comics. The influence has been massive.

Gossip Girl was crap. I can't believe an entire series and a tv show came about because of this book.

Movies Watched
The Immortals
The Muppets
The Thing (1982)

The Muppets was one of the best movies of 2011. I was glad to see them back on screen again after a twelve-year absence.

The Immortals was pretty, but that's about all.

The Thing is one of the best sci-fi/horror movies ever. It's a great movie.

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