Thursday, May 04, 2006

America: The Good Parts Version

1 - The Velvet Underground
2 - "Profiles in Courage", and the controversy regarding its authorship
3 - Sly and the Family Stone
4 - "Jaws"
5 - 24 Hour Supermarkets
6 - Ty Cobb and the "krauthead incident"
7 - Catfish
8 - "The Wizard of Oz"
9 - Johnny Cash
10 - Disney World
11 - The fact that we didn't get around to making the "Star Spangled Banner" the official national anthem till 1931
12 - The fact that the we stole the melody to the "Star Spangled Banner" from "To Anacreon in Heaven"
13 - "No Shirt, No Shoes, No Service"
14 - Independent minor league baseball
15 - "The Cask of Amontillado" by Edgar Allen Poe
16 - The sound of Orson Welles hitting bottom
17 - The Garrett Morris/Chevy Chase interview sketch from Saturday Night Live
18 - LL Cool J
19 - The 18th Amendment & the 21st Amendment
20 - A Frosty at Wendy's
21 - The Interstate Highway System
22 - "This Machine Kills Fascists"
23 - “The Godfather" and "The Godfather II"
24 - Roberto Clemente
25 - Flagpole sitting
26 - The false start followed by laughing on "Bob Dylan's 115th Dream”…plus the rest of the song
27 - Mike Tyson
28 - Buster Douglas
29 - The Chrysler Building
30 - The lyrics to "You're the Top"
31 - Emily Dickinson
32 - Immigration
33 - Benjamin Franklin
34 - Google
35 - The music of Stephen Foster
36 - "Pet Sounds" by The Beach Boys
37 - The Western
38 - Walker Percy
39 - Frederick Law Olmsted
40 - Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
41 - Get Your War On
42 - Drive Thru Liquor Stores
43 - "Double Indemnity", in particular Fred MacMurray in "Double Indemnity"
44 - The fade
45 - The Shakers
46 - Flying over the Grand Canyon
47 - Philip K. Dick
48 - American pro sports teams being “World Champions”
49 - P.T. Barnum
50 - Terry Gilliam
51 - Edward Hopper paintings, and, yes, that includes "Nighthawks"
52 - Noah Webster and his spelling reforms
53 - Bourbon
54 - Robert Heinlein as a respected political theorist
55 - Hank Williams (Senior only)
56 - Andy Kaufman
57 - Oyster Po’ Boys
58 - Rat tails
59 - Ralph Bakshi
60 - “Suspicious Minds” by Elvis Presley
61 - The Sears Tower
62 - Ambrose Bierce and his "Devil's Dictionary"
63 - Walker Evans
64 - Showers with decent water pressure
65 - "Long Day's Journey into Night" by Eugene O'Neil
66 - "The Emperor of Ice Cream" by Wallace Stevens
67 - "The Simpsons"
68 - "Appetite for Destruction" by Guns N Roses
69 - Javelinas
70 - Laura Ingalls Wilder
71 - "Dr. Strangelove"
72 - Blind Willie Johnson and his astonishingly sad biography
73 - Ranch Dressing
74 - Tod Browning's "Freaks"
75 - The Triple Crown
76 - "He's a Rebel" by the Crystals
77 - Stephen Sondheim
78 - Mad magazine back cover fold-ins
79 - Hobo chalk graffiti
80 - The Millerite Movement
81 - T.S. Eliot’s anglophilia
82 - Muscle cars
83 - Lee Marvin
84 - The Sons of Lee Marvin
85 - Royal Crown Cola
86 - Air conditioning
87 - Alcatraz
88 - The back of the bag recipe for Nestle's Tollhouse Cookies
89 - Beyonce
90 - "Everyday" by Buddy Holly
91 - "Seduction of the Innocent"
92 - William Petersen
93 - Morrisey's Hispanic fanbase
94 - Stax and Motown
95 - Soul music not on Stax or Motown
96 - "Blazing Saddles"
97 - The puns on "The Flintstones"
98 - Matthew Barney went to Yale on a football scholarship
99 - "Evil Dead II"
100 - The Ponzi Scheme

[devoe and franklin with the assist.]

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