Once upon a time -- in a time we'll call The Good Old Days -- so-called "college survival kits" included notebooks and detergent and shit like that. That was before kids were all stupid little losers, though. Now, they apparently need help figuring out all the fancy ass pop culture references we old timers developed over the last 10 years, lest they fall victim to a cyberbully or something like that.
Amazon.com is here to help. The editors at the online bookselling behemoth have assembled a list of "classic" pop-culture media to keep your little cousin with braces from ending up like Megan Meier. Yes, Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss is on the list. That's the last book most of these kids actually read before Wikipedia editors started doing their homework. Sigh.
Here are some of the other music, movie and book picks. I won't ruin the surprise of the music picks, but let's just say they rhyme with Yave Patthews Fand and Rampire Leakend.
Plastic Beach by Gorillaz
Glee: The Music, The Power of Madonna
To the Sea by Jack Johnson
Crash by Dave Matthews Band
Contra by Vampire Weekend
Ten by Pearl Jam
Congratulations by MGMT
Greatest Hits by Journey
The Book of Awesome: Snow Days, Bakery Air, Finding Money in Your Pocket, and Other Simple, Brilliant Things by Neil Pasricha
Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
Sam the Cooking Guy: Awesome Recipes and Kitchen Shortcuts by Sam Zien
Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future: Twists and Turns and Lessons Learned by Michael J. Fox
Effective Immediately: How to Fit In, Stand Out, and Move Up at Your First Real Job by Emily Bennington and Skip Lineberg
Higher Education: On Life, Landing a Job, and Everything Else They Didn't Teach You in College by Kenneth Jedding
Oh, The Places You'll Go by Dr Seuss
What Color Is Your Parachute? 2010: A Practical Manual for Job-Hunters and Career-Changers by Richard Bolles
Knock'em Dead 2010: The Ultimate Job Search Guide by Martin Yate
Movies & TV:
Jersey Shore UNCENSORED: Season One
South Park: The Complete Thirteenth Season
Dazed & Confused
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