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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 26, 2012 - 5:17am

 

Solarcide and one of Litreactor's favourite up-and-coming horror authors, W.P. Johnson (Bill to some of you) have teamed up for a fun give-away.

 

 

Want a copy of the excellent Pulp Modern 3, featuring Bill's story White Light, White Heat? Want it to come with a special, exclusive bookmark sent by Bill with the book? This collection kicks ass, I recently read it myself. Bill's story is great, and it is wonderful company with Amy Bloom and Matthew C. Funk in there, amongst others.

Here's the deal. There are three prize copies up for grabs. In order to win, you have to join in a fun game in the spirit of Bill's story in the book.

 

 

White Light, White Heat sees three young adults holed up against the end of the world. Zombies roam, the streets are not safe. How would you pass away the hours stuck in your safehouse? The story sees our survivors challege each other in pop culture knowledge, creating top-ten lists of bands they love from NYC, of horror films, of anything they can think of to keep them from going insane while they are trapped.

So what's your top ten of anything? The field is open, post whatever you like. Sexual positions, death scenes in film, country and western singers, or sports cars. Anything goes. Make it funny, make it interesting, make it informed. It can be your own area of expertise, or it can be totally out there. Make it daft as hell if you like.

Me and Bill will be choosing our three favourite lists and the authors will recieve the prizes. You have two weeks from today and you can post the lists here, or on the corresponding post on the Solarcide Facebook page.Either venue is fine, all entries will be considered.

So have fun, guys. Show us your lists. It can just be a straight list, or you can explain your answers if you like.

 

 


To get the ball rolling, here is my top ten.

Extreme Metal Bands (with links to a killer track by each)

1. Anaal Nathrakh (UK black/grind metal)

2. Watain (SWE black metal)

3. Behemoth (POL death metal)

4. Deicide (USA death metal)

5. Unexpect (CAN experimental/prog metal)

6. Meshuggah (SWE experimental/death metal)

7. Akercocke (UK death/black metal)

8. Obituary (USA death metal)

9. Immortal (NOR black metal)

10. Arch Enemy (SWE death metal)

 

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voodoo_em from England is reading All the books by Tana French! October 26, 2012 - 6:56am

Top ten Kids cartoons

1 Adventure Time

2 The Amazing world of Gumball

3 The Grimm adventures of Billy and Mandy

4 The regular show

5 Foster's home for imaginary friends

6 Scooby Doo

7 The powerpuff girls

8 Chowder

9 The cramp twins

10 Totally Spies

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 7:42am

@wickedvoodoo - Meshuggah are awesome, I've seen them a couple of times at Soundwave in Australia.

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 26, 2012 - 7:46am

Top Ten Stephen King Novels:

1. The Stand

2. The Shining

3. It

4. Pet Sematary

5. The Long Walk (as Bachman)

6. The Dark Tower (series)

7. The Dead Zone

8. Needful Things

9. Salem's Lot

10. Misery

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 7:57am

Top Ten 80s Glam Rock/Hair Metal Tunes

1. Motley Crue Live Wire

2. Motley Crue (yes, I'm a Motley Crue fan) Don't Go Away Mad, Just Go Away

3. Van Halen Jump

4Def Leppard Pour Some Sugar on Me

5. Areosmith Janie's Got a Gun

6. Poison Unskinny Bop

7. Bon Jovi Living on a Prayer

8. Starship/Jefferson Starship We Built This City

9. Alice Cooper (yeah, yeah, I know, this is more rock/metal, but look at his HAIR) Poison

10. Guns 'n' Roses Welcome to the Jungle

(honourable mentions go to Kansas' Carry On My Wayward Sun, from 76/77, Boston's More Than a Feeling from 76 and Warrant's Cherry PIe from '90)

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies October 26, 2012 - 8:35am

Top Ten Most Unsettling Moments in Modern Film

1. Gummo - Man pimps out his down-syndrome little sister as a prostitute.
2. Let The Right One In - A brief glimpse of a barren, doll-like vampire vagina.
3. Pusher III - Gangster disembowels (by hand) a dead man hanging from a meat hook.
4. Rules of Attraction - Graphic bathtub suicide scene.
5. Requiem For a Dream - Ass to ass porno scene.
6. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - The rape scene (shown twice).
7. Trainspotting - Both scenes involving the dead baby.
8. Bronson - Mental patient shits into his own hand.
9. Oldboy - Man eats a live squid whole.
10. Dogtooth - Girl brutally bashes out her own tooth with a 5lb weight.

 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 26, 2012 - 8:37am

I'm not sure how I feel about the fact that both Mess_Jess & WickedVoodoo's lists are equally awesome to me.  But "Runaway" by Bon Jovi belongs on one of those two lists...

quick question: how many lists can we post?  I have a tough decision between 2 right now, each one just as important to me as the other.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 26, 2012 - 8:41am

also, BIG fan of ConMan's list...I almost want to add on to it...

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 8:45am

@ConMan - I haven't seen DogTooth, but shit, that made me squirm just reading it.

@Sean - There were so SO many more songs I wanted to include, but we were limited to 10! And I cheated by including my personal favourite Crue song that I doubt many people like (Don't Go Away Mad). I also wanted to post a list of my 10 favourite DnB/Jungle tracks, but I wasn't sure if many people on here would know much about it - that style of music doesn't seem to be huge in the States.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies October 26, 2012 - 8:46am

There's so much more i could add to it. I haven't even seen Antichrist but i've heard things about it.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 8:48am

Oh Oh! @ConMan - The Antichrist. That scene where she cuts off her clit. Only thing I haven't been able to watch. I closed my eyes. That would be the top of that list for me.

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 26, 2012 - 8:50am

@ConMan - Irreversible is another "good" one for extremely unsettling moments...2 of the most uncomfortable times of any movie I've ever seen, BOTH in the same movie.

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Americantypo from Philadelphia is reading The Bone Clocks October 26, 2012 - 8:51am

I think post as many as you like (my opinion). Bands, shows, sexual positions, weird stuff, serious stuff, whatever you want. From the story itself:

Top ten bands from New York City.

1. The Velvet Underground

2. The Ramones

3. Television

4. The New York Dolls

5. The Talking Heads

6. Cromags

7. Anthrax

8. Suicide

9. Sonic Youth

10. Wu Tang Clan

After which, they debate over whether or not Wu Tang Clan is a band or not.

Cool lists so far. This will be fun.

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Mark Grover October 26, 2012 - 8:53am

Ten worst Sack Lunch Items:

1.  Fruit Roll Ups

2.  Bologna Sandwich on White Bread

3.  Anything with fish that has to be heated in the microwave

4.  Cheap, tasteless, store brand cookies

5.  Can of sardines

6.  Velveeta Cheese

7.  Tang

8.  microwavable Chef Boy R Dee

9.  Spam

10.  Salad doused in Thousand Island Dressing

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Mark Grover October 26, 2012 - 8:56am

@conman...you forgot to include the rape scene in Showgirls

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies October 26, 2012 - 9:05am

You know, i never saw Showgirls. I just thought of Cabin in the Woods though, when the Merman shoots blood out of his blow-hole.

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Laramore Black from Joplin, Missouri is reading Mario Kart 8 October 26, 2012 - 9:12am

TEN GREATEST UNDERATED MOVIES OF ALL TIME

1. Wristcutters: A Love Story

2. He Died With A Felafel In His Hand

3. Control

4. Eternal Sunshine On The Spotless Mind

5. Where The Buffalo Roam

6. The Royal Tenenbaums

7. Hemingway & Gellhorn

8. 1984

9. Rock & Rule

10. Nowhere Boy

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pendragon from Seoul is reading Memories October 26, 2012 - 9:13am

Anime series:

Neon Genesis Evangelion

Cowboy Bebop

Serial Experiments Lain

Mushishi

Samurai Champloo

Death Note

Full Metal Alchemist

FLCL

Trigun

Wolf's Rain

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XyZy from New York City is reading Seveneves and Animal Money October 26, 2012 - 9:32am

Top Ten Personal Top Ten Lists:

1. Top Ten Books I Crawled Over Getting out of Bed this Morning

2. Top Ten Costumes (not worn on Halloween)

3. Top Ten Places I Got Coffee From (April '12 edition)

4. Top Ten Fingers on My Hands, and Where to Put Them

5. Top Ten Scars

6. Top Ten Things I Changed my Mind About

6. Top Ten Things Stuck to my Hat

7. Top Ten Songs I Wish I Could Play

8. Top Ten Reasons to Get the Hell out of Baton Rouge

9. Top Ten Smiles I Directly Caused

10. Top Ten Personal Top Ten Lists

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 26, 2012 - 9:39am

Top 10 WORST Horror Movies I Can Watch Over & Over (complete with links to trailers)

-Student Bodies

-Thankskilling

-Jack Frost

-Texas Chainsaw Massacre: The Next Generation

-Ice Cream Man

-Mega Pirahna

-Iron Sky

-Bloodsucking Freaks

-Black Sheep

-Bad Taste

There were so many more I wanted to add.  So many bad horror movies have wasted away my youth.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 9:48am

@Sean and anything with Brooke Hogan in it. Urgh, shivers.

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Matt from New Zealand is reading This is how you lose her by Junot Diaz October 26, 2012 - 9:50am

@XyZy: I think your list just broke the space-time continuum. 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 26, 2012 - 9:52am

"Top Ten Smiles I Directly Caused"

I want that to be a real list!! 

 

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 26, 2012 - 9:54am
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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 26, 2012 - 10:03am

Top ten single digit numbers

1) 3

2) 9

3) 6

4) 7

5) 5

6) 2

7) 1

8) 4

9) 8

10) shit.

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SConley from Texas is reading Coin Locker Babies October 26, 2012 - 10:13am

I can't post videos because they're blocked at work but here are some pics...

 

 1. Gummo - Man pimps out his down-syndrome little sister as a prostitute.
2. Let The Right One In - A brief glimpse of a barren, doll-like vampire vagina.
3. Pusher III - Gangster disembowels (by hand) a dead man hanging from a meat hook.
4. Rules of Attraction - Graphic bathtub suicide scene.
5. Requiem For a Dream - Ass to ass porno scene.
6. Girl With the Dragon Tattoo - The rape scene (shown twice).
7. Trainspotting - Both scenes involving the dead baby.
8. Bronson - Mental patient shits into his own hand.
9. Oldboy - Man eats a live squid whole.
10. Dogtooth - Girl brutally bashes out her own tooth with a 5lb weight.

1.

2. No such luck.

3.

4.

5. The best you get:

6. Nope.

7.

8. Couldn't find it.

9.

10. Best i can do:

 

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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 26, 2012 - 10:21am

@ conman - gummo is one messed up movie. The whole thing is deranged.

@ mess_jess - yeah, Meshuggah kick ass. I have also seen them twice, once at a festival, once at a headline gig. Very cool band.

@ Howie & Clint - both your lists made me smile.
 

 

Great stuff folks, keep it up!

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 26, 2012 - 11:37am

Top Ten Albums to Fuck To

1. You're A Woman, I'm a Machine - Death From Above 1979

2. Smother - Wild Beasts

3. Drive Official Movie Soundtrack

4. The Looks - MSTRKRFT

5. Ivory Tower - Chilly Gonzales

6. Crystal Castles - Crystal Castles

7. The Teaches of Peaches - Peaches

8. American Made Music to Strip By - Rob Zombie

9. Midnight Boom - The Kills

10. Violator - Depeche Mode

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 10:40am

@bekanator I can't listen to anything off The Looks without thinking about sex. I used to put it on in my Subaru and drive 2 hours (yes, that long) to go get laid with this crazy Scorpio rockstar guy I knew in Australia. 

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sean of the dead from Madisonville, KY is reading Peckerwood, by Jed Ayres October 26, 2012 - 10:57am

2 hours ain't shit...

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 11:03am

Ha! It's certainly not 7-8 hours. Though, I'll see your all day car trip and raise you my 21 hour flight. Thank god I moved, eh? ;)

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 26, 2012 - 11:36am

Mile high club.

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 26, 2012 - 12:14pm

Top Ten Holidays:

  1. Halloween
  2. My Birthday
  3. Thanksgiving
  4. Christmas
  5. The Day After Thanksgiving
  6. Administrative Professionals Day
  7. New Year's Eve
  8. Mother's Day
  9. Easter
  10. Earth Day

@Jess - 21 hour flight wins.  I guess. 

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 26, 2012 - 12:26pm

@Avery - you get your birthday off? (I actually worked for a law firm that gave us our birthdays off as a holiday.)

Make him move ;)

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avery of the dead from Kentucky is reading Cipher Sisters October 26, 2012 - 12:30pm

I don't get my birthday off from work.  But there is a lot of cake, so it counts.

He's tough to convince. 

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Richard from St. Louis is reading various anthologies October 26, 2012 - 4:33pm

loving this thread. howie you crack me up. 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 29, 2012 - 6:02pm

 

At the risk of being political, here goes. Don't want to offend. I just think politics needs to be humerous.

 

Top Ten Reasons To Be A Yellow Dog Democrat:

 

1.Your Granddaddy was.

2. It's traditon and somene needs to carry on.

3. The satisfaction when a pollster calls and you lay it on, hoping to change  your street's political image from  red to blue.

4. When a bunch of pollsters call and you lay it on and DO change your street from red to blue at least for the mailings everyone gets.

5 You now get Lands End and Green Earth catalogues in the mail instead of Bass Pro Shop and Victoria Secrets.

6 Your republican neighbors say you're stupid for being a democrat, but you just smile and scrape your key along  their Porshe as you leave their house through the triple door garage following rounds of cocktails.

7.  The orgasm you achieve when you hear neighbors yelling about all the crappy junk  mail they get now.

8. Your Granddaddy was a YDD and he taught  you to ride a pony, drive a car, smoke a cigar, and he's leaving you hs 200 acre prime-real estate farm as long as you don't sell it. . That man knew what he was doing.

9 You are the parent of two real yellow dogs which you named Jim and Bill.

10. Yellow dogs are tough, hard-core animals. They don't change.  Just ask the neighbors.

 

 

 

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Covewriter from Nashville, Tennessee is reading & Sons October 26, 2012 - 5:01pm

I know this isn't up for a vote but if it were I would. One for Bryanhowie. That post made me laugh.

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Dino Parenti from Los Angeles is reading Everything He Gets His Hands On October 26, 2012 - 5:52pm

Quick question: Are Mess_Jess and Bekanator slated in the same bracket in WAR, and if not, is there a possibility they may end up as such? Because THOSE are some stories I want to read with a bottle of wine sitting around.

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 26, 2012 - 9:31pm

Not at the moment, Dino. Maybe one day...

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Profunda Saint-... from Calgary, AB is reading Hitchiker's Guide to the Galaxy Series October 26, 2012 - 9:45pm

Top Ten Sounds My Stomach Makes, And The Foods/Beverages That Cause Them.

10 - Bluuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuurrrrrrrp - Lager

9 - Bu-u-u-u-u-u-chk - Deep Fried Mozzarella

8 - Mmmmmmmmmmiuhhhh - Popcorn

7 - Glip-Glip-Glip-Gliiiiiip - Hot Sauce

6 - Pnurrrrrrp - Red Wine

5 - C-c-c-c-c-c-c-cluuuuuuuuuut - Perogies

4 - Nurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr - Cheeseburger

3 - Vraaaaaaaaap - Taco Time/Bell/DelMar

2 - Crrrrrrrrrmmmmmph - Soda Pop (with or without booze)

1 - Fluuuurrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrgh-gip-gip - Cheez Whiz

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 26, 2012 - 11:05pm

@Bek - no Blue Valentine?  No Tom Waits at all?  

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Liana from Romania and Texas is reading Naked Lunch October 27, 2012 - 9:01am

Well since I'm hungry and I can't think of anything better, my top ten is the top ten of something:

 

10. Absolutely nothing. Nothing at all, not even a scratch of something.

9. A scratch of something, or in other words, the idea of something came to be. Probably nothing.

8. A very confused something, like a very bad something because it doesn't know what it is. It may hurt. 

7. Hey, I think there's something there! Nah, I was mistaken. It was just a dead bird.

6. Almost, almost, come on, yes, yes, getting there, getting there.......... and......

5. SOMETHING!!! (i.e. where all of you are, and me too).

4. Something better. You want it, you think you can get it. You're working hard at it. Could be LitReactor.

3. Something awesome! You think you got it a few times but you were too drunk/high to know for sure.

2. Oh, it's big! It's the best something, the one everyone wants, it's up there on posters and in bibles.

1. You thought I'd give you a big answer now? Surprise! 1 is also 10. Absolute something is absolute nothing. Because it doesn't exist, see? 

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Bekanator from Kamloops, British Columbia is reading Ugly Girls by Lindsay Hunter October 27, 2012 - 9:59am

Bryan: It's my list, dammit! You wasted yours on numbers.

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bryanhowie from FW, ID is reading East of Eden. Steinbeck is FUCKING AMAZING. October 27, 2012 - 11:11am

I'm just saying, I make some goodest fucking to Tom Waits.

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Mess_Jess from Sydney, Australia, living in Toronto, Canada is reading Perfect by Rachael Joyce October 27, 2012 - 10:27am

Dino, maybe Bekanator and I can do a write off if the next challnge is a Smut Us! challenge.

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Pretty Spry for... from I'd prefer it if you didn't know. So would you, only you don't know it. is reading whatever he makes time for this week October 27, 2012 - 10:58am

Top 10 Memorable Lines from Recent Movies:

1. "Fuck Vladimir Nabokov." ~God Bless America

2. "TEQUILA IS MY LADY!" ~The Cabin in the Woods

3. "Argo fuck yourself." ~Argo

4. "I'm Irish. Racism is part of my culture." ~The Guard

5. "I set fires to feel joy."/"I ate my twin in the womb." ~Pitch Perfect

6. "Puny god." ~The Avengers

7. "Hidy ho, Officer. We've had a doozy of a day. There we were, minding our own business, just doing chores around the house, when kids started killing themselves all over my property." ~Tucker and Dale vs. Evil

8. "Koreans have killed his mother and now his tree. Christmas is ruined." ~A Very Harold and Kumar 3-D Christmas

9. "It seems like there's a guantlet of lesbians." ~Tower Heist

10. "Once more into the fray. Into the last good fight I'll ever know. Live and die on this day. Live and die on this day." ~The Grey

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Courtney from the Midwest is reading Monkey: A Journey to the West and a thousand college textbooks October 27, 2012 - 3:47pm

Top Ten Reasons I Can't Come Up With A Top Ten:

  1. I slept until 7 PM.
  2. My Depakote makes me sleepy, and even though I slept until 7 PM, I'm still sleepy.
  3. I dyed my hair blonde and it still itches. It's distracting me.
  4. I don't have an ashtray, so I have to balance my cigarette on my desk and keep checking to make sure it hasn't fallen.
  5. I downloaded Nyan Cat: Lost in Space to my phone. It's distracting me.
  6. I'm supposed to be crocheting a dog tail for my boyfriend's Halloween costume.
  7. I'm supposed to be dying my hair purple for my Halloween costume.
  8. My phone is playing the music from Nyan Cat: Lost in Space and every item on the list is crying out to be changed to "NYAN NYAN NYAN"
  9. NYAN NYAN NYAN
  10. My cigarette fell.
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wickedvoodoo from Mansfield, England is reading stuff. October 28, 2012 - 1:58pm

Bump!

Lets see a little list action before WAR starts, you lovely good eggs you.

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade October 28, 2012 - 8:47pm

10 of the Best Clive Barker Horror Short Stories

Not ranked according to best, here are 10 of Clive Barker’s best short stories in the horror genre:

The Book of Blood
In the Hills, the Cities
Dread
Jacqueline Ess: Her Will and Testament
Son of Celluloid
Rawhead Rex
The Inhuman Condition
The Age of Desire
The Forbidden
On Jerusalem Street (a postscript)

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Boone Spaulding from Coldwater, Michigan, U.S.A. is reading Solarcide Presents: Nova Parade October 28, 2012 - 8:23pm

Top Ten “Name the Damn Anthology” Suggestions from Boone Spaulding

 

  • #10 - PSYCHOSIS: Save Us from the Consensus Reality
  • #9 - PSYCHOSIS: Unshared Perceptions of Reality
  • #8 - PSYCHOSIS: Mental Wellness Redefined
  • #7 - PSYCHOSIS: Nothing Is Permitted - All Is Allowed
  • #6 - PSYCHOSIS: Reality Is Relative
  • #5 - PSYCHOSIS: Wackness Monster
  • #4 - PSYCHOSIS: Psychosis Is As Psychosis Does
  • #3 - PSYCHOSIS: Just Relax and Enjoy It
  • #2 - PSYCHOSIS: The Trapdoors of Perception
  • #1 - PSYCHOSIS: We Humped & Dumped Your Reality