Wednesday Fun: Your Digital Desert Island

Dear {Reader},

Due to your encyclopedic knowledge of {subject area}, you’ve been selected to go on a lengthy away mission to {redacted.} Enclosed, you’ll find a small, entertainment flash drive. You may upload the following to your drive: 

[icon_list] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Five complete albums.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Five individual songs.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Two books.  [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] One movie. [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] Three episodes of television. [/icon_list_item] [icon_list_item type=”check”] One video game. [/icon_list_item] [/icon_list]

What do you choose? Leave your choices in the comments.

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[E] Selena MacIntosh*

Selena MacIntosh is the owner and editor of Persephone Magazine. She also fixes it when it breaks. She is fueled by Diet Coke, coffee with a lot of cream in it, and cat hair.

11 thoughts on “Wednesday Fun: Your Digital Desert Island”

  1. Ooooh!

    Five complete albums:
    1) Lost Songs – David Gray
    2) Graceland – Paul Simon
    3) Recovering the Satellites – Counting Crows
    4) This Desert Life – Counting Crows
    5) Asleep in the Back – Elbow

    Five individual songs:
    1) Fitzcarraldo – The Frames
    2) Samson – Regina Spektor
    3) Mausam – Nitin Sawhney
    4) Motorcycle Emptiness – Manic Street Preachers
    5) A Mistake – Fiona Apple

    Two books:
    1) Wolf Hall – Hilary Mantel
    2) Cloud Atlas – David Mitchell

    One movie:
    Burnt By The Sun

    Three episodes of television:
    1) 30 Rock – “Reaganing”
    2) Spiral, Season 3, episode 3
    3) Jeeves and Wooster – any, really.

    One video game:
    Sonic the hedgehog (last played when I was 12).

  2. I meant to put mine in the post, but ran out of time while being indecisive.

    Sign O’ the Times – His Royal Purpleness.
    Rumors – Fleetwood Mac
    Music for the Masses – Depeche Mode
    One of Henry Rollins’ spoken word albums, b/c rawr
    Tori Amos – Little Earthquakes

    “Tusk” – Fleetwood Mac
    “Istanbul (not Constantinople)” – They Might Be Giants
    “I Think I’m Paranoid” – Garbage
    “Where is My Mind?” – The Pixies
    “Chorus” – Erasure

    A guide to what’s not poison on {redacted.}
    Welcome to the Monkey House – K. Vonnegut

    Drop Dead Gorgeous

    TV Episodes
    Pilot – Pushing Daisies
    Pilot (mini-series) – Battlestar Galactica (2004)
    Pilot – Deep Space Nine

    Video Game
    Any of the Civilizations

  3. OOOH OOH I LOVE THESE KIND OF GAMES. *rubs hands together*


    Five complete albums.
    *Definitely Maybe – Oasis
    *Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds
    *Razorblade Suitcase – Bush
    * Euphoric Heartbreak – Glasvegas
    *Stories From The City, Stories From The Sea – PJ Harvey
    *Cold Roses – Ryan Adams and The Cardinals

    Five individual songs.
    * “That’s Entertainment” – The Jam
    * “She is Love” – Oasis
    *”Songbird” – Fleetwood Mac
    *”Cum on Feel the Noize” – Either Quiet Riot or Oasis
    *”Handle With Care” – Jenny Lewis with Conor Oberst

    Two books.
    * The volume that has the first three Ripley Books — The Talented Mr. Ripley, Ripley Under Ground, and Ripley’s Game — by Patricia Highsmith (It’s come out as one book! It counts!)
    * The Mysteries of Pittsburgh by Michael Chabon

    One movie.
    *Empire Records

    Three episodes of television.
    * Whatever Peter Capaldi’s first episode of Doctor Who will be called.
    * The finale from the third series of Sherlock (I can’t remember its title, but there’s so much going on there acting/writing-wise that it will give me a lot to think about).
    * “The Stolen Planet” — Doctor Who

    One video game.

    *Mario All-Stars for the SuperNintendo

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