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Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's qYoung Americansq nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring twenty-four great films too painful to watch twice, fourteen tragic movie-masturbation scenes, eighteen songs about crappy cities, and much more, Inventory combines a massive helping of new lists created especially for the book with a few favorites first seen at and in the pages of The A.V. Cluba€™s sister publication, The Onion. But wait! There's more: John Hodgman offers a set of minutely detailed (and probably fictional) character actors. Patton Oswalt waxes ecstatic about the qquiet film revolutionsq that changed cinema in small but exciting ways. Amy Sedaris lists fifty things that make her laugh. qWeird Alq Yankovic examines the noises of Mad magazine's Don Martin. Plus lists from Paul Thomas Anderson, Robert Ben Garant, Tom Lennon, Andrew W.K., Tim and Eric, Daniel Handler, and Zach Galifianakisa€”and an epic foreword from essayist Chuck Klosterman.The show had no script, just a series of adlibbed situations involving a clowna€” like puppet named Kukla, a dragon named Ollie, and a ... (the adventures of a€œ moose and squirrel, a€ a€œDudley Doa€”Righta€), fairy tales (a€œFractured Fairy Tales, a€ a€œ Aesop And Sona€), and instructional ... 16 THE GUMBYSHOW (I 95 5 -1 9 6 8) Part of the potential adult appeal of any kidsa#39; cartoon is whether ita#39;s fun to watch while stoned.

Author:A.V. Club
Publisher:Simon and Schuster - 2009-10-13


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