Unpopular Culture

“I’m in complete agreement with all those people who say, regarding movies, ‘I just want to be entertained.’ . . . That I am almost never entertained by what entertains other people who just want to be entertained doesn’t make us philosophically incompatible. It just means we shouldn’t go to movies together.”
— Richard Russo, Straight Man

Books, TV and movies that entertain the Banana Stand


  1. Straight Man
  2. Oryx and Crake
  3. Catch-22
  4. The Beginning of Infinity
  5. State of Wonder
  6. The Windup Girl
  7. Prince of Thorns
  8. Of Love and Other Demons
  9. Dirk Gently’s Holistic Detective Agency
  10. Cat’s Cradle


  1. Eternal Sunshine Of The Spotless Mind
  2. Seven Psychopaths
  3. Punch-Drunk Love
  4. In Bruges
  5. The East


  1. Deadwood
  2. Wonderfalls
  3. Archer
  4. Dead Like Me
  5. Better Off Ted
  6. Sleeper Cell

One thought on “Unpopular Culture”

  1. Hey Shawn, love the site! Outstanding show!

    Had a question for u…

    I’m working on a mega article of sorts… “101 fantasy football rules to live by”… Trying to get a bunch of different industry leaders input. If any of your writers would be willing to answer one question for me in two sentences I’d be thrilled!

    What is one rule you wish every fantasy football league would adopt?

    Here’s mine as an example…

    10% of every entry fee goes in a pot that is eventually paid out to the first 3-time champion. I like this because it keeps owners motivated to stay in a league and rewards the owner who truly builds a dominant team!

    The more unique the better, but I’d love your input either way. Thanks!

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