Right now, I'm about halfway through Angels, by Denis Johnson. An eloquently seedy bit of Americana; I wouldn't be surprised if it influenced Thelma and Louise. It's a bleak, often disturbing book, but one throwaway detail stuck out to me and made me think of this forum when I read it – at one point, one of the main characters plays a Styx pinball machine:
Standing at the pinball machine by the payphone near the restrooms, he cracked open his roll of quarters and dropped one down the slot. It was one of the new machines that go blip blip toot toot. Stupid. Okay. In rapid succession he shot his three chances, paying the progress of each metal ball no mind whatever, and studied the contraption’s face – a space-age tableau of the rock group Styx, the lead guitarist of whom was evidently about to be fellated by a mindless jungle woman strewn before his feet. Behind them, intergalactic bodies flashed with electricity, the phosphorus-fires of infinite patience.
Johnson's goofing around here; there has never been a Styx pinball machine (although the description was clearly inspired by the real Kiss machine). But I like how convincing this imaginary game is, an image as deft as it is expendable, and I think that most of the people here can appreciate it too. (As for the rest of the book, some parts are, uh, tough going. Definitely not for everyone.)
Edit: Finished the book. It turned from Thelma and Louise into Requiem for a Dream by the end. I had to skim some of the later sections at a safe distance.