December 3, 2007

Things You Will Give Me Or Else

A few people have asked me for my Christmas list. Am I going to simply email it like a chump? I don't think so. If I did that, how would the spambots know what to insert crazily into my comments? You're welcome, viagra purveyors! (Note: this is for my family only. I'm not one of those website dudes who asks for gifts from you lunatics.)

Books
Stories of Your Life and Others by Ted Chiang - A select group of Internet weirdos went crazy over this, and those weirdos are my weirdos.

A Madman Dreams of Turing Machines by Janna Levin - As one of the few people in the world who'd be interested in a novel where Godel and Turing hang out together, I feel like I need to support this author somehow.

Zodiac by Neil Stephenson - I'm 100 pages away from finishing the Baroque Cycle (review: it's a task to read, but I love me some crazy Stephenson yarns), and I'm worried my appendix will burst if I don't get my regular dose of Stephenson.

The March by EL Doctorow. EL easily surpasses Cory in the Most Excellent Doctorow contest.

Games
Super Mario Galaxy - "Hey, it's me, Mario!" I am unhealthily excited about this one.

Music
Songs for Swingin' Lovers by Frank Sinatra. I'm going through this magazine's list of the top 1001 albums of the past 50 years, and this has been one of my favorites.

The Wildest by Louis Prima. This was also on the list. From the songs alone, Louis Prima sounds like a great guy to hang out with.

Portrait of a Legend by Sam Cooke. I leave it to the words of Cusack in High Fidelity: "Do you have soul?" "That all depends."

More if I think of it.

Posted by Cody at December 3, 2007 9:59 PM