Arts & Culture Top Ten with Matt Benicewicz The owner of Protean Books & Records shares his favorite things. By Rachel Hinch | August 2019 McRib Hat: My friends say I have a hat for every occasion. For example, this hat tells people when the McRib is back. 8-Track Recorder: Many guys my age are unwilling to admit they have a lifetime of unfinished and dated musical projects on cassette tapes. Antique Ouija Board: Because conversing with the spirit world is often less awkward than conversing with living people. Ninja Turtles Hoop: Putting this basketball hoop over your wastebasket will work wonders towards keeping your office clean. Talkboy: Expensive toys were tough to come by in a frugal home, so when you acquired one that could change your voice, you caused as much chaos as possible. Dog Skeleton (Reproduction): I always promised my mom I would have a kid if I could responsibly take care of a pet. Johnny Utah Jersey: [In the movie Point Break,] he was all- conference quarterback at Ohio State until a knee injury ended his promising career at the Rose Bowl. Galilean Thermometer: I won’t pretend that I check this instrument more than my iPhone, but it’s a valuable part of any 17th-century alchemical laboratory. Killer Rabbit Stapler: It’s the last thing paperwork sees before leaving the office. I keep it on my desk to strike fear into my employees and interns. War on Drugs Board Game: My favorite all-time board game. It never ends and has no winners, just like the real war on drugs.