Nintendo Wii"What is Wii? Quite simply, Wii is fun."
Availability: Limited. Nerds with the wherewithal, spiritually and fiscally, to stand in line for hours, if not days, are the only ones guaranteed access.
Price: $249 and up.
Coolness Factor: Medium. Reduced by the fact that your mom wants one.
Warnings: May result in muscle tears, "Wii hand," or blurred vision. Not for the lackadaisical.
Yevgeny Zamyatin's We"One of the great novels of the twentieth century."
Availability: Sold in quality bookstores everywhere. No mad rushes, no lines, no threats of mugging.
Price: $11.20 new.
Coolness Factor: High. A definite subway read. A hipster 1984.
Warnings: May result in depression, fear of technocracy, or literateurism.