41 Pop Culture Works that Define Me.

A little experiment on my 41st birthday. Which is today. 41 works that have created who I am today. I invite any of you to make your own list. I’ll also most likely be cross posting this to get more interaction.

I don’t have any rules for this. Some things will encompass many within the number while other things will be separated. For example, the Marvel movies are going as one entry so it doesn’t take up over 20 spots on the list. Also, I have a feeling I’ll forget something along the way. But let’s play along and see what this inspires. This will be in order it comes to mind, not in order of influence or importance.

41 Works from any media that have created who I am today.

  1. Marvel Cinematic Universe
  2. Star Wars
  3. High Fidelity (book and movie)
  4. Tao of Steve
  5. The Warriors
  6. Godzilla
  7. Hanna Barbera
  8. Kevin Smith
  9. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
  10. GI Joe (cartoon, comic, and toy line)
  11. West Coast Avengers
  12. Daredevil
  13. Anthrax “Sound of White Noise”
  14. Nirvana “Unplugged”
  15. Alice in Chains “Dirt” and “Unplugged”
  16. Ghost “Prequelle”
  17. Wizard magazine
  18. Mystery Science Theater 3000
  19. Cartoon Network
  20. Adult Swim
  21. The Simpsons
  22. WWF/WWE/WCW/ECW/ all of it
  23. Mad magazine
  24. Batman 1989
  25. Christopher Reeve Superman
  26. Incredible Hulk TV show
  27. Batman the Animated Series
  28. the Stephen Spielberg Presents cartoons – Animaniacs, Tiny Toons, Pinky & the Brain, Freakazoid
  29. Saturday Morning Cartoon Hits CD
  30. Batman 1966
  31. Chuck Klosterman
  32. Harlan Ellison
  33. Stan Lee
  34. Disney Afternoon
  35. Monster Squad
  36. Rad
  37. The Last Dragon
  38. Speedball (and the New Warriors)
  39. Toys R Us
  40. Headbangers Ball
  41. Beastie Boys


I honestly expected that to take longer. I’m already thinking of things missed. But this acts as a bit of a starter recipe to get something close to who and what I am.


  1. Happy Birthday!

    Somehow Ghost has been under my radar until recently. I listened to Prequelle and was completely blown away. I don’t know how I’ve missed them all these years!

    We’re about 7 years apart so it’s interesting to me to see just how much overlap we share and also the things that wouldn’t be anywhere near my own list.

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