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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
Looney Tunes Treasury: Includes Amazing Interactive Treasures from the Warner Bros. Vault! [$45.00]

To mark the 2010 re-launch of the Looney Tunes brand come a book that is sure to bring out the kid in everyone; The Looney Tunes Treasury. The book looks at the directors, writers, draftsmen, and composers who helped make Looney Tunes the classic we recognize it for today. There are also exclusive interviews and essays with the characters themselves. Bugs Bunny will tell you how he got his first big break and we will finally know what goes on in the head of the Tasmanian Devil.


There are 200 pieces of concept art such as the original sketches of the characters as well as interactive mementos like Bugs Bunny’s Rabbit Hood script, a Daffy Duck sticker book, and Pepe Le Pew Valentine’s Day cards. This is the perfect book for anyone who grew up watching these characters, which is to say, almost everyone.


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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
Teh Littr Boks Set: A LOLcat Colleckshun [$34.00]

Anyone who spends inane amounts of time searching for silly kitty videos on the internet (usually at the boring job, when we think the boss isn’t looking) can tell you that LOLcats are hysterical. This box set includes the New York Times Bestsellers I Can Has Cheezburger? and How to Take over the Wurld, as well as the new The Itteh Bitteh Book of Kittens . The basic appeal of the series is adorable pictures of kittens doing adorable things with adorably misspelled captions. It’s like the cats are doing it themselves! This would be a lovely gift for anyone who finds kitties extraordinarily cute. Who doesn’t?


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Tuesday, Dec 14, 2010
ALARM [$18 per book] [$50 one-year subscription (4 books)] [$70 two-year subscription (8 books)]

In the spring of 2009, ALARM ushered in a new era when it transitioned away from magazines with the debut of a quarterly series of collector-quality books. Covering musical styles as diverse as metal, jazz, insurgent country, neoclassical, and underground hip hop, these books feature innovative artists in a smart, unpretentious, and hype-free way.


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Monday, Dec 13, 2010
Fanzines: The DIY Revolution [$40.00]

The zine culture has been raging for decades, but has remained a very subversive movement, resisting absorption by the mainstream. Teal Triggs brings it up to ground level in Fanzines: The DIY Revlolution. The book chronicles the earliest zines all the way into the modern day with zines like Bust and Giatn Robot. It contains hundreds of images from classic zines such as Riot Grrrl to Search and Destroy. Zines were created to celebrate doing things yourself and expressing who you were, no matter what society may think of that. This book celebrates that mindset by showcasing the art of the underground.


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Monday, Dec 13, 2010
Creative Cussin' (The Redneck Edition): A Mix 'n' Match Profanity Generator [$9.95]

This follow up to the insanely popular, Creative Cursing is a flip-style book that allows you to randomly choose a unique, southern themed insult, and far more colorful than the ol’ “crazy varment” standard.


Such soon to be classics like “scalawag sniffer”, “skunk wacker”, “wench chunks”, and “taint donkey” are but a few of the names you might come across in this book. Imagine the look on the face of the insultee as he tries to figure out what you just said… “What was that about my mama?” The possibilities are endless, as are the laughs. This is the perfect gift to stuff in the stocking of your favorite inappropriate cousin.


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