Tag Archive for 2012 Holiday Gift Guide

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution

I Want My MTV: The Uncensored Story of the Music Video Revolution
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Named One of the Best Books of 2011 by NPR – Spin – USA Today – CNBC – Pitchfork – The Onion – The Atlantic – The Huffington Post – VEVO – The Boston Globe – The San Francisco Chronicle Remember the first time you saw Michael Jackson dance with zombies in “Thriller”? Diamond Dave karate kick with Van Halen in “Jump”? Tawny Kitaen turning cartwheels on a Jaguar to Whitesnake’s “Here I Go Again”? The Beastie Boys spray beer in “(You Gotta) Fight for Your Right (To Party)”? Axl Rose step off the bus….

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Those Pesky Garden Gnomes by Rio Grande Games

Those Pesky Garden Gnomes
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Those Pesky Garden Gnomes is a non-partner trick-taking card game with a twist â?” in fact possibly many twists! The game uses four suits of different lengths with cards containing positive and negative point values. While using standard trick-taking rules â?” with players needing to follow suit and the highest card in the suit taking the trick and giving the lead â?” each player in Those Pesky Garden Gnomes has a different goal in hand each round â?” and these change randomly with each new hand. Thus a player knows only his goal and not those of the other players…..

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Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work

Hidden America: From Coal Miners to Cowboys, an Extraordinary Exploration of the Unseen People Who Make This Country Work
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Five hundred feet underground, Jeanne Marie Laskas asked a coal miner named Smitty, “Do you think it’s weird that people know so little about you?” He replied, “I don’t think people know too much about the way the whole damn country works.” Hidden America intends to fix that. Like John McPhee and Susan Orlean, Laskas dives deep into her subjects and emerges with character-driven narratives that are gripping, funny, and revelatory. In Hidden America, the stories are about the people who make our lives run every day—and yet we barely think of them. Laskas spent weeks in an Ohio coal….

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Leonard Maltin’s 2013 Movie Guide: The Modern Era

Leonard Maltin's 2013 Movie Guide: The Modern Era (Leonard Maltin's Movie Guide)
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More than 16,000 capsule movie reviews, with more than 300 new entries “Maltin’s movie guide is still ****”–USA TodayNEW More than 13,000 DVD and 13,000 video listings NEW Up-to-date list of mail-order and online sources for buying and renting DVDs and videos NEW Newly updated index of leading performers MORE Official motion picture code ratings from G to NC-17 MORE Old and new theatrical and video releases rated **** to BOMB MORE Exact running times—an invaluable guide for recording and for discovering which movies have been edited MORE Reviews of little-known sleepers, foreign films, rarities, and….

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The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead

The Vampire Combat Manual: A Guide to Fighting the Bloodthirsty Undead
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WHEN DARKNESS FALLS… WHEN THE UNDEAD RISE WITH A HUNGER FOR BLOOD… WHEN THE HUNT IS ON—AND YOU ARE THE PREY… WILL YOU BE READY? In the inevitable event of a vampire attack, the average citizen will be forced to engage in vicious hand-to-hand combat. To avoid serious injury, disfigurement, or death by exsanguination, you need to know the proper combat strategies and techniques to ward off a stronger, faster, more agile undead opponent looking to drain the life from your body. Are you prepared? With detailed illustrations and firsthand accounts from vampire combat veterans—as well as interviews with actual….

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Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores

Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores
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“What is your biggest pet peeve?” This simple Twitter question posed by John Cleese inspired bookseller Jen Campbell to start a blog collecting all the ridiculous conversations overheard in her bookstore, everything from “Did Beatrix Potter ever write a book about dinosaurs?” to “Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?” Anyone who has ever worked in retail will nod knowingly at requests like “I’ve forgotten my glasses, can you read me the first chapter?” Or the absurdity of questions like “Excuse me . . . is this book edible?” Filled with fun and quirky illustrations by the award-winning Brothers McLeod….

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Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book

Coloring for Grown-Ups: The Adult Activity Book
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Two veterans of offbeat Internet humor hilariously combine the mindless fun of children’s coloring books with the mind-numbing realities of modern adult life With over 200 comedy videos and 72 million Youtube views to their credit, Ryan Hunter and Taige Jensen know how to make people laugh. Their YouTube video, “Hipster Olympics” racked up nearly three million hits and quickly attained worldwide cult status, which led to opportunities to create original content for Comedy Central, MTV, College Humor, Jest.com, the Huffington Post and Slate. Now, the duo put their prolific creative talents to work in Coloring for Grown-Ups. The artwork resembles….

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Scared Sh*tless: 1,003 Facts That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You

Scared Sh*tless: 1,003 Facts That Will Scare the Sh*t Out of You
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You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll s#*t yourself! Back by popular demand, the mind-blowing follow-up to the bestselling 1,001 Facts That Will Scare the S#*t Out of You. An all-new collection of entertaining and horrifying truths about us, our world, and why we’re totally screwed. With more disturbing facts and fun new topics, including weird celebrities, boobs, the internet, clowns, serial killers, sexual fetishes, bacon, Elvis, things that will eat you, and more. From stupid dead people to halitosis caused by constipation to a singer whose music can get you killed in some Jamaican neighborhoods, it’s all here—everything….

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Music Review: Atlas Genius Through the Glass

Through The Glass EP
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Book Review: The Coffee Table Book of Doom

The Coffee Table Book of Doom
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The Doomsday clock is ticking… could this really be the end of the world? Remember the good old days, when all we had to worry about were those Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse from the Bible: Pestilence, War, Famine and Death? Well, now we have reason to believe that there are more than just four horsemen. Many, many more. The Coffee Table Book of Doom is a handy guide to all the ways you and everyone else might cease to exist. It might not be able to save you, but it can make Doomsday a lot ….

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