Under books, The Phantom Tollbooth, A Canticle for Leibowitz, A
Confederacy of Dunces, Stranger in a Strange Land, The Satanic
Verses, and Foucault's Pendulum. I'd be remiss if I didn't mention
Under movies, The Bridge on the River Kwai, The Apartment, Brick,
Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory, The Warriors (based on a
play by Xenophon, don'tcha know), American Movie, Harold &
Maude, The Ox-Bow Incident, and (almost) all the Coen
Under music, Pavement, Beck, Dinosaur Jr., David Bowie, Beastie
Boys, Echo & the Bunnymen, Yo La Tengo, Elvis Costello, Neil
Young, The Replacements, The Kinks, Jonathan Richman & the
Modern Lovers (particularly when a pick-me-up is in order), the
Vaselines, Devo, Flaming Lips, Pixies, Talking Heads, Tragically
Hip (and Gord Downie's solo stuff especially), Nick Cave, and if I
keep going this will get old fast. Also, if it was labeled
"alternative" and was produced in the early to mid 90s, I probably
like it more than it deserves (case in point: Alice in
And the best song ever written is "Don't Stop Me Now" by
Adventure Time, QI, and Comedy Bang! Bang!.
Under food, all sorts. French toast was already mentioned, but it
must have real maple syrup.
And none of these lists is actually very good. Don't you find it's
easier to come up with these sorts of things when you're actually
talking about them?