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Lost in Space

Disclaimer: K and I take issue with the whole concept of desert island lists.  First of all, why are we packing CDs, movies, and books when other articles could be of more use to us during our seclusion, such as rope, matches, water filters, etc.?  Second of all, how exactly are we going to enjoy those electricity requiring items?  Is this a fancy, Swiss Family Robinson style luau with tree forts, running water, and creature generated energy?  It’s absurd!

That said, we do love making lists and forcing ourselves to make decisions in preparation for events that will likely never occur in life (although my perceived likelihood of being stranded on an island has gone up considerably since I started watching Lost).  So, in honor of my new favorite show and the aforementioned love of list making, I present the first installment in our new Desert Island series!

David Bowie: The Rise and Fall of Ziggy Stardust and the Spiders from Mars  

This is possibly the only disc I can listen to straight through over and over without skipping a single song.  I never really understood the concept of the Album that rock journalists love to prattle on about until I heard this one.  I get it now, how the songs all connect and tell a larger story than any single track could on its own (well, as cohesive as any album about rockers from space written by a renowned drug taking zany pants could be). 

But more importantly, Bowie is one sweet transvestite from transsexual Mars.  “I’ll be a rock n rolling bitch for you,” he sings on my favorite track, Moonage Daydream.  You’ll always be my favorite bitch, Bowie!

T

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1.  Glam Rock – There’s just something about a man in a sparkly bodysuit and lip gloss, and honestly, who doesn’t love David Bowie?  Crazy people, that’s who.  (See also: Velvet Goldmine, Dr. Frank-N-Furter, T. Rex)

2.  Betty White – old lady + filthy mouth = delightful.  Is it just us, or is Ms. White only improving with age?

3.  The Buttercream GangGreatest movie ever made? Come for the touching story of friendship and redemption; stay for the homoerotic tension and crappy dialog!  (Sample line: “You’re gonna be toast!  Burnt toast!”)

4.  Javier Bardem – Sexy Spanish bastard.  What more can we say?

5.  Seinfeld – It is literally possible to reference this show in just about every social situation.

Elaine: Ugh, I hate people.
Jerry: Yeah, they’re the worst.

6.  Sock monkeys – Come on!  How is it possible for anything to be that freaking cute?!

7.  50s father slang – How ‘bout it, sport?  Everything okay there, kiddo?  Hang in there, champ!

8.  Potato Soup – This wonderful, hearty concoction puts all other soups to shame.  Not as runny as soup, yet less jam-packed than stew, potato soup exists in a magical limbo of deliciousness.

9.  Mix “tapes” – We can’t be the only ones who obsess for months (seriously, months!) over the right combination and playing order of songs to best express our feelings to listeners, only to scrap it all at the last minute and redo the whole thing.

10. Cooking magazines – Mmmm…food porn!  Wait, you’re actually supposed to use the recipes to prepare dishes and not just drool over the pictures?  That’s silly talk.

And on that wholesome note, have a great weekend everybody!