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Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists

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Staff Pick

The Onion can do little wrong, in my eyes, and this hilarious collection of pop-culture lists from the writers of the A. V. Club proves it once again. This book is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor who's ingested any pop culture in the last 30 years.
Recommended by Megan, Powells.com

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Publisher Comments:

Each week, the writers of The A.V. Club issue a slightly slanted pop-culture list filled with challenging opinions (Is David Bowie's Young Americans nearly ruined by saxophone?) and fascinating facts. Exploring 24 great films too painful to watch twice, 14 tragic movie-masturbation scenes, 18 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 avclub.com and in the pages of The A.V. Club'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 quiet film revolutions that changed cinema in small but exciting ways. Amy Sedaris lists 50 things that make her laugh. Weird Al 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 Galifianakis — and an epic foreword from essayist Chuck Klosterman.

Synopsis:

Based on a popular weekly feature in the A.V. Club — The Onion's beloved arts and entertainment guide — this book presents a smart, opinionated, and amusing compendium of pop-culture lists and trivia. b&w photos throughout.

Synopsis:

This wide-ranging collection organizes pop cultureand#8217;s greatest hitsand#8212;including movies, books, comic books, songs, and podcastsand#8212;into hilarious, provocative, and weirdly edifying top ten lists.

Synopsis:

A.V. Club was founded in 1995 as the arts-and-entertainment arm of the satirical newspaper and website The Onion. The two brands quickly became distinct from each other, with The Onion providing humor and America's finest news, and the A.V. Club becoming a significant, well-received source for pop culture news and commentary. In recent years, the A.V. Club's web presence has become huge, attracting over a million unique users per month who visit for reviews, interviews, listings, and features on film, television, music, books, and more.

Inventory will enjoy contributions from the entire A.V. Club staff, but the primary staff members assigned to the book project are Editor Keith Phipps, Managing Editor Josh Modell, and Associate Editors Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan.

Synopsis:

Super-Pop offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort way to become smarter, happier, and more likely to survive your next family function (or a shark attack). This hilarious and wide-ranging guide sorts nearly 500 different bestsellers, blockbusters, and underappreciated gems into quirky top ten lists, like and#8220;Outwit Death: Essential Lessons in Survival,and#8221; and and#8220;Achieve Mindfulness: Movies That Will Show You the Way (With Wise Elders Now Included).and#8221;and#160; So whether youand#8217;re looking for some motivational workout music, need help planning a July 4th double feature, or just want to pick up some knowledge without straining your brain, this book has you covered. With new insights on old classics and fresh ideas for jaded eyes, Super Pop makes sense of pop culture and#8211; and then puts pop culture back to work!

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About the Author

A. V. Club was founded in 1995 as the arts-and-entertainment arm of the satirical newspaper and website The Onion. The two brands quickly became distinct from each other, with The Onion providing humor and America's finest news, and the A. V. Club becoming a significant, well-received source for pop culture news and commentary. In recent years, the A. V. Club's web presence has become huge, attracting over a million unique users per month who visit for reviews, interviews, listings, and features on film, television, music, books, and more. Inventory will enjoy contributions from the entire A. V. Club staff, but the primary staff members assigned to the book project are Editor Keith Phipps, Managing Editor Josh Modell, and Associate Editors Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan.

Chuck Klosterman is the author of Fargo Rock City; Sex, Drugs, And Cocoa Puffs; and Killing Yourself To Live. He is a columnist for Esquire and has written for GQ, Spin, the New York Times magazine, the Washington Post, the Believer, and ESPN.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781416594734
Author:
A. V. Club
Publisher:
Scribner Book Company
Foreword:
Klosterman, Chuck
Editor:
Modell, Josh
Editor:
Phipps, Keith
Editor:
Robinson, Tasha
Author:
Modell, Josh
Author:
Harmon, Daniel
Author:
A. V., Club
Author:
A.V. Club
Author:
Klosterman, Chuck
Subject:
General
Subject:
Film & Video - History & Criticism
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Humor
Subject:
Popular Culture
Subject:
Popular culture -- United States.
Subject:
Popular Culture - General
Subject:
Sociology - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paperback
Publication Date:
20091031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Illustrations:
40
Pages:
288
Dimensions:
9 x 7 in 1.13 lb
Age Level:
from 14

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Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined by Saxophone, and 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists Used Trade Paper
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Product details 288 pages Scribner Book Company - English 9781416594734 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

The Onion can do little wrong, in my eyes, and this hilarious collection of pop-culture lists from the writers of the A. V. Club proves it once again. This book is perfect for anyone with a sense of humor who's ingested any pop culture in the last 30 years.

"Synopsis" by , Based on a popular weekly feature in the A.V. Club — The Onion's beloved arts and entertainment guide — this book presents a smart, opinionated, and amusing compendium of pop-culture lists and trivia. b&w photos throughout.
"Synopsis" by , This wide-ranging collection organizes pop cultureand#8217;s greatest hitsand#8212;including movies, books, comic books, songs, and podcastsand#8212;into hilarious, provocative, and weirdly edifying top ten lists.
"Synopsis" by , A.V. Club was founded in 1995 as the arts-and-entertainment arm of the satirical newspaper and website The Onion. The two brands quickly became distinct from each other, with The Onion providing humor and America's finest news, and the A.V. Club becoming a significant, well-received source for pop culture news and commentary. In recent years, the A.V. Club's web presence has become huge, attracting over a million unique users per month who visit for reviews, interviews, listings, and features on film, television, music, books, and more.

Inventory will enjoy contributions from the entire A.V. Club staff, but the primary staff members assigned to the book project are Editor Keith Phipps, Managing Editor Josh Modell, and Associate Editors Tasha Robinson and Kyle Ryan.

"Synopsis" by ,
Super-Pop offers a maximum-pleasure, minimum-effort way to become smarter, happier, and more likely to survive your next family function (or a shark attack). This hilarious and wide-ranging guide sorts nearly 500 different bestsellers, blockbusters, and underappreciated gems into quirky top ten lists, like and#8220;Outwit Death: Essential Lessons in Survival,and#8221; and and#8220;Achieve Mindfulness: Movies That Will Show You the Way (With Wise Elders Now Included).and#8221;and#160; So whether youand#8217;re looking for some motivational workout music, need help planning a July 4th double feature, or just want to pick up some knowledge without straining your brain, this book has you covered. With new insights on old classics and fresh ideas for jaded eyes, Super Pop makes sense of pop culture and#8211; and then puts pop culture back to work!
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