We’re number one on Amazon!

It’s not out until October 13, but The A.V. Club‘s “Inventory” book (see earlier entry) is currently the number one best seller in two Amazon.com categories: Music > History & Criticism, and Movies > History & Criticism. I added my two cents, mainly as related to Mike Patton, Brotha Lynch Hung, and The State.

The book’s actual title is Inventory: 16 Films Featuring Manic Pixie Dream Girls, 10 Great Songs Nearly Ruined By Saxophone And 100 More Obsessively Specific Pop-Culture Lists, and you can read more about it here.

Barely notable quotables from The A.V. Club

A faithful reader clearly after the A.V. Club heart asked us to regale him with some of our favorite obscure/out-dated/underrated/totally forgotten quotations. At the end of the feature, which includes choice references to Pee-wee’s Playhouse, Rudy Ray Moore and Wet Hot American Summer, you’ll find my entry, rightly dominated by the greatest sketch show that ever was, The State. Check that out here (I’m on page two).

Also, if you haven’t seen this, consider browsing my crowning achievement at Filter: an oral history of The State carved out of interviews with all 11 original members (including, of course, your favorites from Reno 911, Stella and, for those who remember it, Viva Variety). Nifty sidebar too.