(You can still live without electricity. We did fine for thousands of years.)
(If you have a problem and no one else can help…)
(I can't decide if this is a great gift or a terrible one. Ned can't either.)
(Someone has to find the truth, so the dead can rest.)
"The art of war is simple enough. Find out where your enemy is. Get at him as soon as you can. Strike him as hard as you can, and keep moving on."
– Ulysses S. Grant
"If you have the opportunity to play this game of life, you need to appreciate every moment."
– Kanye West
"Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing."
– Helen Keller
"The guy who takes a chance, who walks the line between the known and the unknown, who is unafraid of failure, will succeed."
– Gordon Parks
"… it's showtime."
Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
(Adventure into an unknown place that's weird and funny is the best kind of adventure.)
The Lottery by Shirley Jackson
(I love gambling! Wait a minute… this game isn't any fun at all.)
The Call of the Wild by Jack London
(Buck's one of my boys.)
I'm fond of James Thurber. I love his drawings, and enjoyed reading The Secret Life of Walter Mitty.
Weird road trip stories, like Walk Two Moons by Sharon Creech, are all kinds of fun. You know, I sent Sharon that fortune cookie? She needed a little inspiration.
From the Mixed-Up Files of Mrs. Basil E. Frankweiler by E. L. Konigsburg
(I can't condone running away, but at least Claudia and Jamie had some adventure.)
U.S. Marine Corps Scout/Sniper Training Manual by the USMC Development Education Command Staff
(Every scout needs to know what he's doing before he gets out on the battlefield.)
Living Wild: The Ultimate Guide to Scouting and Fieldcraft by Bear Grylls
(This guy is nuts, but I bet he'd be fun to share campfire stories with.)
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins
(Want the odds in your favor? I might be able to help there…)
Papa's Got a Brand New Bag by James Brown
(I'm the hardest-working god in Egypt. And James Brown is the best.)
Me and Bobby McGee by Janis Joplin
(She had a great voice, especially for road trip stories.)
You Can Call Me Al by Paul Simon
(Streets in strange worlds are the most interesting streets.)
Hoochie Coochie Man by Muddy Waters
(I got all kinds of magic in my bag. And this is a great song. I also really like the Buddy Guy version.)
Dancing in the Street by Martha and the Vandellas
(Is it fun, or is it revolution? Revolutions can be fun…)
Primo Victoria by Sabaton
(The story of D-Day told in heavy metal? Oh yeah.)
You Got to Move by Mississippi Fred McDowell
(I dig the blues. Bet you've heard the Rolling Stones version of this song, but not the original!)
The NeverEnding Story
(In ancient Egypt, we believed words had magic. This movie proves it.)
I've seen every one of the James Bond movies. Skyfall was good, too!
The Hunger Games
(I prefer adventures that aren't to the death, but so be it.)
Life of Pi
The Pirates of the Caribbean Series was fun. Pirates, adventure, pretty women, and lots of rum… when it wasn't gone, anyhow.
The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey
("There and Back Again": as good a name for an adventure as any.)
Monty Python and the Holy Grail
(I don't take any coconuts with me when I travel, but it's a fun idea.)
Yojimbo was one of Kurosawa's greatest films, but I liked them all.