the lists

  1. The quiet of 4 a.m. even in Los Angeles
  2. Taking a break after a fight with a friend, that could last 48 years.
  3. Humans don’t know how good they smell. Stop with the perfume.
  4. Coyotes taste like chicken.
  5. Everything looks different when you’re jumping rooftop to rooftop.
  6. People really should stop saying “Bite me” and “Kill me now.” It’s torture.
  7. A stake isn’t deadly. It’s just annoying.
  8. The Sun is a bitch with entitlement issues.
  9. Time to think…is overrated.
  10. Where to hide the bodies, a conundrum worsened by forensic scientists. Blast them.

I asked author F.M. Hopkins for a vampire list…

yikes. :)


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  1. The Goonies
  2. Labyrinth
  3. The Neverending Story
  4. The Adventures of Baron Munchausen
  5. The Princess Bride
  6. Hook
  7. Pee-wee’s Big Adventure
  8. Willow
  9. Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure
  10. The Karate Kid Collection

“10 Kids’ movies from the 80′s and 90′s that influenced who I am today”

Read about “Broke-Ass Stuart” in the Magpie Blog, and visit his own website to read what he has to say about  his movie list!

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  1. The XanthW Series, Piers Anthony
  2. Footloose
  3. Stomp
  4. “Smooth Criminal” by Michael JacksonW
  5. A Confederacy of Dunces, John Kennedy Toole
  6. Fight Club: A Novel, Chuck Palahniuk
  7. Christ of Saint John of the CrossW, Salvador DaliW
  8. The Office: The Complete BBC Collection
  9. Derren Brown
  10. Naomi Klein

Christ of Saint John of the Cross, Salvador Dali

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  1. Power (Voodoo Version), King Britt Presents: Sister Gertrude Morgan
  2. “Holy Ghost is Here Right Now,” Rev. Milton Brunson
  3. “Mary Don’t You Weep,” Aretha FranklinW
  4. “I’ll Fly Away,” Treme Brass Band
  5. “I’m Gonna Sing Til The Spirit Moves,” Fisk Jubilee Singers
  6. “When God Dips His Pen of Love,” Five Blind Boys
  7. “Joshua Fit the Battle of Jericho,” Kid Ory
  8. “How Far Am I From Canaan,” Sam CookeW & Soul Stirrers
  9. “Babylon,” Don McLeanW
  10. “Everybody Will Be Happy,” The Staple SingersW

From Quinton:  The title of the list is ”Gospel Music For Swinging Atheists”. A wide variety of styles – some stretching all the way back to before the Civil War. The desire to groove is all that is required!

From the Editor: This list is youtube music crazy; follow the links for a music education that should rock your soul!

Quinton Peeples   Writer   Los Angeles, CA
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  1. Raincoats, Raincoats
  2. We Have Always Lived in the Castle, Shirley Jackson
  3. Francois TruffautW and Jean-Pierre LéaudW
  4. “Gloomy Sunday,” * Rezso Seress
  5. The short stories of Roald DahlW
  6. Love and Death
  7. Myrna LoyW and William PowellW
  8. Mrs. Dalloway, Virginia Woolf
  9. Parks and Recreation
  10. tUnE-yArDs


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  1. Reprise (Norway)
  2. City of God (Brazil)
  3. A Prophet (France)
  4. You the Living (Sweden)
  5. Ajami (Israel)
  6. The Diving Bell and the Butterfly (France)
  7. Downfall (Germany)
  8. Gomorrah (Italy)
  9. Let the Right One In (Sweden)
  10. 4 Months, 3 Weeks and 2 Days (Romania)

“Foreign language films I love”

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  1. Fight Club
  2. Six Feet Under
  3. Amelie
  4. The Pavilion, Craig Wright
  5. Friday Night Lights
  6. American Beauty
  7. Traveling Mercies, Anne Lamott
  8. Choke, Chuck Palahniuk
  9. Hamlet, William Shakespeare
  10. Rushmore or The Royal Tenenbaums – it’s a toss up
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  1. Brazil
  2. Let It Be, Tim, or Pleased to Meet Me, The Replacements
  3. Motherless Brooklyn and Chronic City, Jonathan Lethem
  4. Newsradio
  5. The Iron Giant
  6. Grosse Pointe Blank
  7. London Calling, The Clash
  8. Runaways and Y: The Last Man, Brian K. VaughanW
  9. The Venture Bros.
  10. Boys & Girls in America, The Hold Steady
Brendan Hay   Writer   Bay Area, CA
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  1. Robert Wilson’s Woyzeck
  2. Breaking The Waves
  3. The Famished Road, Ben Okri
  4. Valley Girl (the movie!)*
  5. Valley Girl (the sound track!)**
  6. Stieg Larsson’s Millennium Trilogy
  7. Democracy Now!
  8. Abbey Road
  10. Blue Shoe, Anne Lamott

” *I think this was the first movie I ever recorded onto VHS off of HBO. We watched it every day for about a year.
**consequently, I memorized the soundtrack.”

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  1. Days of Heaven
  2. John Wesley Harding, Bob Dylan
  3. Back to the Future
  4. The Moviegoer, Walker Percy
  5. In the Penal Colony,*” Franz Kafka
  6. The White Album, The Beatles
  7. Catch-22, Joseph Heller
  8. Boogie Nights
  9. Dog Day Afternoon
  10. Bonnie and Clyde

*click the link to read the entire story!

Matthew Robison   Writer   Madison, WI
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  1. Who Framed Roger Rabbit (age 5)
  2. Pulp Fiction (age 11)
  3. Do the Right Thing (age 13)
  4. Rushmore (age 15)
  5. Elvis CostelloW  (age 16)
  6. The Wild Bunch (age 19)
  7. Werner Herzog (age 20)
  8. Goodbye the Band (age 22)
  9. There Will Be Blood (age 24)
  10. Der ring des nibelungenW, Richard Wagner (Present)

“I know I’m breaking the rules with the age thing, but you know what I say to your rules? F–k tha Police.”

Kalen Egan   Writer   Los Angeles, CA
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