The list author says: "If you don't know what schadenfruede is, skip this list. Okay, I'll tell you: it's when you like those "crash and burn" stories about other people. Example: Any VH1 Behind the Music on Hair Bands from the 80s. There was struggles, success, excess, then the inevitable downfall and/or death/s. My schadenfruede heroes? Duane Allman. Edie Sedgewick. Sylvia Plath. Nick Drake."
"The ULTIMATE ww2 series...narrated with gravitas in the plummy tones of the late Sir Laurence Olivier. Someone got SMART in the 70s and interviewed Hitler's secretary,RAF pilots, and our own WW2 heroes before they all died off."
"This is the way Sylvia Plath wanted her work to read (Ted Hughes -- later the poet laureate of England but at the time of her suicide, merely her cheating spouse, changed it around in early versions.)"
"The Dan. 'Nuff said. All Steely Dan albums are required listening. Each is a perfectly crafted gem of sadness, longing and schadenfruede. Steely Dan once kept Todd Rundgren in a studio session doing the same musical flourish for over 300 takes. Then didn't use it."
"Kid's book,beautifully illustrated.City dog visits country. When dog sees frog, he asks Frog what he's doing. "Waiting for a friend. But I guess you'll do." When frog can't play as years pass, he invents"Remembering game." The following year,dog visits;no frog.But another critter watches Dog and asks what he's doing.Dog (sniff!)says, "Waiting for a friend.But I guess you'll do...""