The most interesting part of the average Christmas is What Media You Got. It let's you know a) what people think of you and b) whether or not they've ever heard of Amazon Wishlists. So, to be interesting, here's the media we Thteeds received, starting with the flicks-----
- Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure
- Now I have the complete set! And I'm qualified to teach European History!
- Perhaps the funniest caper film ever. Plus, the Beatles. And George has grass in his bedroom. No, not that kind of grass.
Kiki's Delivery Service
- One of the Big O's faves--right up there with Totoro.
The Muppet Show - Season Two
- I am so excited to watch each and every one of these. Then to watch them again. Plus it has that awesome Weezer video....
- One of Lady Steed's favorite Disney flicks, and now that the Big O's read the book, they can watch it together.
Singin' in the Rain
- Only the greatest musical ever. And one of the best comedies ever. In a sweet two-disk edition.
Stranger Than Fiction
- Tell me you didn't like it. Honestly. Look me in the eyes when you say that.
The Testaments of One Fold and One Shepherd
- Kinda dumb until the very last moment. I find it interesting that that one most excellent moment is also the only moment the writers overreached Church policy and had Jesus say but one word that he never said in scripture.
They Might Be Giants - Direct from Brooklyn
- Watching these made me wish again that I had found a sponsor for my coulda-been-awesome paper proving that TMBG are the modern inheritors of true Surrealism.
- I'm always saying I am willing to like some anime besides Cowboy Bebop. Now my brother-in-law has taken me up on that. Hope I like it....
The Weird Al Show - The Complete Series
- Heh. Heh. Heh heh heh. I've never seen these before.
Raising Sand by Robert Plant and Alison Krauss
- Every bit as good as what you've heard. But what's surprising is that the bluegrass queen and the progenitor of metal have made the mellowest album I've heard in quite a while. But it's lovely.
They Got Lost by They Might Be Giants
- There's no such thing as too much They Might Be Giants. Repeat after me: There's no such thing as too much They Might Be Giants.
Looking out the Fishbowl by Eddie from Ohio
- I only ever used Illegal Napster one day, enough to fill two cds. With the purchase, we are almost completely legitimate now. Because of Napster, it's worth noting, I freaking love EFO.
Keeping the Faith (soundtrack)
- Lady Steed and I heard this in a store in Morro Bay on our honeymoon and have remembered it as the greatest soundtrack of all time. Now, it's pretty good but, well, we were on our honeymoon. Still, I'm very glad to have it.
The Marketing of Sister B by Linda Hoffman Kimball
- Just wrote a crapload on this for the first five of oh-eight. You'll just have to wait for that. Sorry.
The Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware
- It's taken me a week to get (almost) through the frontispieces. But this is Chris Ware. All the effort put into reading his intricacies is so worth it.
The Complete Peanuts 1963-1966 by Sparky Schulz
- I get chills just thinking: Soon I will read this. Soon. Very soon. Ooh!
Slide Already! by Kit Allen
- Because Lady Steed loves it and really wanted it. That's why.
Counting with Wayne Thiebaud y Susan Goldman Rubin
- (This one too.)
Encyclopedia Prehistorica Dinosaurs: The Definitive Pop-Up by Robert Sabuda and Matthew Reinhart
- Perhaps the most awesome popup book ever. DINOSAURS, PEOPLE!
Mr. Popper's Penguins by Richard Atwater and Florence Atwater
- Penguins for our penguins.
Go Away, Spot
Away We Go
- See O read. Read, O, read!
- Large S's books have built in rattles. Lucky....