Matt Groening's 100 Favorite Things

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Matt Groening's 100 Favorite Things:

1. Vietnamese spring rolls or sex.
2. Frank Zappa’s Lumpy Gravy, Uncle Meat, Burnt Weenie Sandwich, Hot Rats, The Yellow Shark, etc.
3. Scuba Diving.
4. Lynda Barry’s Ernie Pook’s Comeek.
5. Igor Stravinsky’s The Rite of Spring. (2-piano version)
6. Gary Panter’s Jimbo.
7. The Wizard of Oz, directed by Victor Fleming.
8. Joseph Heller’s Catch-22 and Something Happened.
9. Carol Reed’s The Third Man.
10. Oliver Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony and Oiseaux Exotiques.
11. J. D. Salinger’s Catcher in the Rye.
12. Satiyajit Ray’s Apu trilogy.
13. Charlie Chaplin’s The Circus.
14. Raymond Scott’s Powerhouse.
15. Lee 'Scratch' Perry’s Blackboard Jungle Dub.
16. Stanley Kubrick’s Lolita and Dr. Strangelove.
17. Sam Raimi’s Evil Dead II.
18. Yma Sumac’s Mambo!
19. Ernie Bushmiller’s Nancy and Sluggo comic strips.
20. Buster Keaton’s Seven Chances and Steamboat Bill Jr.
21. Irving D. Yalom’s Existential Psychotherapy.
22. Anything by Bob Wills and the Texas Playboys and Milton Brown and His Musical Brownies.
23. Henry A. Shute’s The Real Diary of a Real Boy.
24. Anything by the Comedian Harmonists.
25. Dr. Seuss’s On Beyond Zebra.
26. Ronald Searle’s The Female Approach.
27. Mal Waldon and Eric Dolphy’s The Quest.
28. G. Legman’s Rationale of the Dirty Joke and No Laughing Matter.
29. A Volta, by Ed Lincoln.
30. Nino Rota’s Juliet of the Spirits soundtrack.
31. Glen Gray and the Casa Loma Orchestra’s Glen Gray in Hi-Fi.
32. Anything by Erik Satie.
33. Thom Kah Kai soup.
34. Captain Beefheart and the Magic Band’s Trout Mask Replica.
35. The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival.
36. Ren & Stimpy.
37. SCTV.
38. David Letterman.
39. Albert Brooks’ Lost in America.
40. Wim Wender’s Wings of Desire.
41. Son House’s Death Letter.
42. Jackie Chan’s Project A, Part 2.
43. The Avengers (with Diana Rigg).
44. Kurt Vonnegut’s Cat’s Cradle.
45. Eric Knight’s You Play the Black and the Red Comes Up.
46. Anything by Bob & Ray.
47. Tuli Kupferberg’s 1001 Ways to Beat the Draft.
48. Tobias Wolf's This Boy’s Life...
49. The Trumpet King’s Meet Big Joe Turner.
50. Green Acres.
51. R.D. Laing’s Knots.
52. Kids in the Hall.
53. The Fugs’ It Crawled Into My Hand, Honest.
54. Cari Barks’ Uncle Scrooge comics.
55. "Mistakes", by Madness.
56. Thrift Store Paintings, edited by Jim Shaw.
57. Richard Lester’s How I Won the War.
58. Nicole Hollander’s Sylvia.
59. Cartoons by Heather MacAdams.
60. David Boswell’s Reid Fleming, World’s Toughest Milkman comics.
61. Peter Bagge’s Hate comics.
62. Daniel Clowes’ Eightball comics.
63. The Bonzo Dog Band’s Cornology.
64. Suburbia, a book of photographs by Bill Owens.
65. Doug Allen’s Steven comics.
66. Bananas.
67. Dennis P. Eichorn’s Real Stuff comics.
68. Anything by "Big" John Patton (my favourite jazz organist).
69. "Man in the Street" by Don Drummond (classic driving 965 ska instrumental).
70. Andrew Sarris’ The American Cinema: Directors and Directions 1929-1968.
71. George Anthiel’s Ballet Mechanique.
72. The Compleat Tex Avery (laserdisc box).
73. Eric Berne’s Games People Play.
74. William Cameron Menzie’s Invaders from Mars.
75. James M. Cain’s The Postman Always Rings Twice.
76. "Crazy" by Patsy Cline.
77. Henry Kane’s Armchair in Hell.
78. Raymond Carver’s Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?
79. George Miller’s The Road Warrior.
80. William Kotzwinkle’s The Fat Man.
81. Robert Grudin’s Time and The Art of Living.
82. Alice Miller’s The Drama of the Gifted Child.
83. The Wizard of Oz, by Salman Rushdie (British Film Institute book on the film).
84. John Lennon’s In His Own Write and A Spaniard in the Works.
85. Art by Kenny Scharf.
86. Martin Denny’s Exotica.
87. Flannery O’Connor’s Collected Stories.
88. Pee-Wee’s Playhouse.
89. John Cleese’s Fawlty Towers.
90. Esquivel’s Infinity in Sound Vol. 2.
91. Dr. Seuss’s The 5,000 Fingers of Dr.T
92. David Greenberger’s Duplex Planet magazine.
93. Kampung Boy and Town Boy, by Lat (Malaysian cartoonist’s autobiographical books).
94. Jim Woodring’s Frank in the River comics.
95. Harvey Pekar’s American Splendor comics.
96. The Golden Age of Looney Tunes, Vols. 1-3 (laserdisc boxes).
97. Cartoons by Rowland Emmett (old Punch cartoonist).
98. Joel and Ethan Coen’s Blood Simple.
99. A Critique of Religion and Philosophy, by Walter Kaufman.
100. Any video bloopers featuring small animals biting TV personalities.

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 07:45 (seventeen years ago) link

lol that adds to the list of random bullshit no one wanted to know

bonnie, Tuesday, 23 March 2004 07:50 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah as opposed to all the astonishingly relevant and riveting things you have to report

J.D. (Justyn Dillingham), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 08:11 (seventeen years ago) link

*applauds J.D. [oh man that was good]*

Many Coloured Halo (Dee the Lurker), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 08:16 (seventeen years ago) link

i thot i was the only one who loved tuli kapefberg and rd laing

anthony, Tuesday, 23 March 2004 08:23 (seventeen years ago) link

Nice list, probably a guy I'd like to hang out with.

dmofo (dmofo), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 08:27 (seventeen years ago) link

anthony, is that the psychologist? if so, i SO HEART "DIVIDED SELF"

jesus nathalie (nathalie), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 08:48 (seventeen years ago) link

Spring Rolls or Sex?! It's beginning to dawn on me what's wrong with my sex life.

Michael White (Hereward), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 20:20 (seventeen years ago) link

or maybe you should have sex with a spring roll.. see how that one works out.

bill stevens (bscrubbins), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 20:24 (seventeen years ago) link

The Wizard of Oz, by Salman Rushdie

Holy shit.

nickalicious (nickalicious), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 20:25 (seventeen years ago) link

I can't believe he'd rather listen to Hot Rats than watch Green Acres. Green fucking Acres! Still the best TV show ever made.

dave225 (Dave225), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 20:27 (seventeen years ago) link

Dang, I didn't make the list!

O.Leee.B. (Leee), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 20:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I was totally thinking you'd have started this thread, Leee ;)

Trayce (trayce), Tuesday, 23 March 2004 23:57 (seventeen years ago) link

10. Oliver Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony and Oiseaux Exotiques

It is quite possible that I am now in love.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Wednesday, 24 March 2004 00:10 (seventeen years ago) link

five years pass...

10. Oliver Messiaen’s Turangalila Symphony

Whiney G. Weingarten, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 16:55 (twelve years ago) link

I love the 2 piano version of the Rites of Spring too!

the acquired taste that is howard wolowitz (Ned Trifle II), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:13 (twelve years ago) link

What does he mean "John Cleese's Fawlty Towers"? was there another one? (and it should be John Cleese and Connie Booth's Fawlty Towers really).

the acquired taste that is howard wolowitz (Ned Trifle II), Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:15 (twelve years ago) link

I think he's playing with 'Matt Groening's 100 Favorite Things' by putting the artist's name in front of whatever his favorite thing is, where relevant. Because he's cool like that.

VegemiteGrrrl, Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:18 (twelve years ago) link

lol that adds to the list of random bullshit no one wanted to know
― bonnie, Tuesday, March 23, 2004 7:50 AM (5 years ago) Bookmark

haha. real hall-of-famer right there. potential first response to any thread every anywhere!

andrew m., Tuesday, 1 December 2009 17:37 (twelve years ago) link

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