100 random pop culture things I like.

1. Lost.
2. EW’s Doc Jensen’s commentaries on Lost.
3. Firefly.
4. Actually, anything Joss Whedon does (except for Dollhouse, which I never really watched, and his atheism).
5. Pixar movies.
6. The extra features on DVDs.
7. Hip-hop music.
8. Tap dance.
9. Kanye West’s Twitter feed.
10. NPR’s All Songs Considered.
11. NPR’s Monkey See blog (and the accompanying podcast, Pop Culture Happy Hour).
12. The Muppets doing “Bohemian Rhapsody”.
13. Celebrity guest spots on Sesame Street.
14. How I Met Your Mother.
15. So You Think You Can Dance.
16. Anthony Bourdain: No Reservations.
17. The Garden State soundtrack (although the movie was kinda terrible).
18. The singalong in Magnolia.
19. Inside the Actors Studio.
23. Awards shows, even though (or maybe because) I know they’re ridiculous.
24. The Nerdist podcast (enjoy your burrito!).
25. American Public Media’s The Dinner Party Download.
26. Mashups.
27. Mythbusters.
28. Dexter.
29. Live albums.
30. Concert DVDs.
31. Phineas and Ferb.
32. Heaven help me, but the “whassup?!” commercials from Budweiser.
33. Drunk History.
35. “I have a crush on every boy!”
36. Celia Cruz, “Quimbara”.
37. College a cappella groups.
38. Crowdsourcing.
39. Peter Gabriel’s cover of “Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa” (“It feels so unnatural to sing your own name…”)
40. The Morning News‘s Tournament of Books.
41. XKCD!
42. Mahna Mahna!
43. Animaniacs.
44. 30-second re-enactments of movies…by cartoon bunnies.
45. Jimmy Fallon and Bruce Springsteen whip their hair back and forth.
46. Rent.
47. Les Miserables.
48. Next to Normal.
49. Company.
50. [almost] anything U2 does.
51. Coldplay’s live album.
52. Literally everything Ben Folds does, including judging The Sing-Off. Well, okay, maybe not his divorces and the reason he wrote “Brick”, but everything else.
53. The bathtub scene in Rachel Getting Married.
54. Jeff Bridges visits a shop dedicated to Big Lebowski memorabilia.
55. Blooper reels.
56. Slam poetry.
57. Flash mobs.
58. For reasons I cannot explain, war movies.
59. Year-end lists.
60. Jack Black singing “Let’s Get It On” in High Fidelity.
61. The post-credits breaking of the fourth wall in Ferris Bueller’s Day Off.
62. “I’ll turn him into a flea…”
63. The Late Late Show.
64. This lovely bit between Steve Martin and Noam Pikelny on Letterman.
65. Ace of Cakes (SO SAD THAT IT’S OVER).
66. “Rhapsody In Blue”, Fantasia 2000.
67. Radiohead and the USC Marching Band do “15 Steps” on the Grammys.
68. The fact that someone made a NES game of The Great Gatsby.
69. The whole “royale with cheese” dialog from Pulp Fiction.
70. Steampunk!
71. This shirt. Oh my goodness.
72. Talking to other people about pop culture.
73. Put a bird on it! (Also: Did you read? I feel like a bunch of my conversations are just like that.)
74. People‘s sexiest men issues. (I know, I know.)
75. Sweeney Todd (the stage version, not the movie–although the movie’s okay).
76. Every live show by the Frames that I’ve heard recordings of, they manage to sneak in “Pure Imagination” from WIlly Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, and it’s gorgeous.
77. DJ Earworm’s “United State of Pop” mixes.
78. The Cosby Show.
79. MASH.
80. The picture in U2 By U2 of all of their dads.
81. ABBA is now in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. That makes me oddly happy.
83. Chess (the musical).
84. A Wrinkle In Time.
85. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay.
86. Everything is Illuminated.
87. The Time Traveler’s Wife.
88. Old Tin Pan Alley songs.
89. Motown!
90. That VW commercial with the little kid in the Darth Vader helmet.
91. For reasons that I hope are obvious, the Skittles commercial with the Scots-Korean (although, really, they’re oxymoronic, not contradictory).
92. American Girl dolls. I am 26 and will still gladly flip through those catalogs.
93. Movie scores–Lord of the Rings, Master and Commander, Gladiator, Slumdog Millionaire, The Social Network…
94. Fashion magazines.
95. Reading celebrities’ answers to the questionnaire in the back of Vanity Fair.
96. That Thing You Do!
97. Craig Ferguson and the puppets do “The Lonely Goatherd”.
98. Trivia game shows–Jeopardy, Cash Cab
99. More lit nerdity than anything, but picking out the monomyth in fictional narratives.
100. “Well, I don’t want to live on the moon…”


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