Posts Tagged ‘top of 2011’

the TOPs of 2011: random ridiculousness

finishing off the week with what i got started on tuesday, the last of the ‘top 10 of 2011’ lists

digging into the ‘random ridiculousness’ grouping –>

TOP 10 ANIMAL STORIES
10. mass animal deaths: birds, fish, cows
9. Yvonne, the world’s most famous dairy cow
8. foot-and-mouth outbreak hits south Korea
7. Mary Kate and Ashley Olsen take on alligators – and win
6. reptile jailbreak: the Egyptian cobra that fled the Bronx zoo
5. man’s best friend – to the end
4. Afghanistan and Libya zoos survive war
3. animal terror in Ohio
2. Knut the polar bear drowns
1. the dog that faced bin Laden

TOP 10 ODDBALL-NEWS STORIES
10. Facebook birthday party invite results in 1.500 guests
9. Don Gorske (Super Size Me) eats 25,000th Big Mac
8. city collects $4,000 in fines by enforcing ban on sagging pants
7. occupy Denver elects dog as leader
6. Ron Artest changes name to ‘Metta World Peace’
5. mom tries to sell kids on eBay
4. a fake Facebook tattoo fools the media
3. Ophiucus redefines the Zodiac
2. Lego Man emerges from ocean
1. Harold Camping predicts the End of the World – Twice

TOP 10 RIDICULOUSLY OBVIOUS STUDY FINDINGS
10. false confessions may lead to more errors in evidence, study shows
9. big, tall, little, and tiny: words that promote important spatial skills
8. norwegian study finds opening bars longer increases violence
7. crash experts find car seats protect overweight kids too
6. freeway air bad for mouse brain
5. traumatic brain injury frequently leads to headache
4. under money strains, some adults may turn to alcohol
3. relaxing can make you fatter
2. surgeons perform better with eye movement training
1. abstinence-only education does not lead to abstinent behavior

~*HAPPY FRIDAY*~

Here’s to a HAPPY and HEALTHY new year!

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the TOPs of 2011: entertainment

continuing with what i got started on tuesday, some more ‘top 10 of 2011’ lists put together for your reminiscing pleasure :0)

and now for the entertainment sector –>

TOP 10 TV SERIES
10. Enlightened
9. The Good Wife
8. Community
7. Friday Night Lights
6. Homeland
5. Game of Thrones
4. Justified
3. Breaking Bad
2. Parks and Recreation
1. Louie

TOP 10 MOVIES
10. Fast Five
9. Rango
8. Rise of the Planet of the Apes
7. Cave of Forgotten Dreams
6. Super 8
5. War Horse
4. The Tree of Life
3. Detective Dee and the Mystery of the Phantom Flame
2. Hugo
1. The Artist

the TOPs of 2011: fun with words

continuing on with what i got started yesterday, some more ‘top 10 of 2011’ lists put together for your reminiscing pleasure :0)

some with the ‘writing-vibe’ –>

TOP 10 SONGS
10. Foster the People, ‘Pumped Up Kicks’
9. St. Vincent, ‘Cruel’
8. Tyler the Creator, ‘Yankees’
7. Cults, ‘Go Outside’
6. tUnE yArDs, ‘Gangsta’
5. Nicki Minaj, ‘Super Bass’
4. Jay-Z and Kanye West, ‘Otis’
3. Mayer Hawthorne, ‘A Long Time’
2. Adele, ‘Rolling in the Deep’
1. Florence + the Machine, ‘No Light, No Light’

TOP 10 Non-Fiction BOOKS
10. A Book of Secrets by Michael Holroyd
9. Blue Nights by Joan Didion
8. Boomerang by Michael Lewis
7. A Singular Woman by Janny Scott
6. Pulphead by John Jeremiah Sullivan
5. The Information by James Gleick
4. Everybody Loves Our Town: An Oral History of Grunge by Mark Yarm
3. Inferno by Max Hastings
2. Steve Jobs by Walter Isaacson
1. 1493 by Charles Mann

TOP 10 Fiction BOOKS
10. The Death Ray by Daniel Clowes
9. Maine by J. Courtney Sullivan
8. The Hypnotist by Lars Kepler
7. Hark! A Vagrant by Kate Beaton
6. The Family Fang by Kevin Wilson
5. Started Early, Took My Dog by Kate Atkinson
4. Open City by Teju Cole
3. State of Wonder by Ann Patchett
2. The Pale King by David Foster Wallace
1. A Dance with Dragons by George R.R. Martin

a year in review – the TOPs of 2011

can you beleive 2011 is almost over?! it feels like it absolutely FLEW by

this week i’ll have some ‘top 10 of 2011’ lists put together for your reminiscing pleasure :0)

starting off with the techy-vibe –>

TOP 10 GADGETS
10. Motorola Matrix 4G with Lapdock
9. Sony Playstation 3D Display
8. Apple 13″ MacBook Air
7. Roku LT/Roku 2
6. Sony S-Series 13″ Laptop
5. Nintendo 3DS
4. Apple iPhone 4S
3. Amazon Kindle Fire
2. Galaxy Nexus by Samsung
1. Apple iPad 2

TOP 10 SMART-PHONE APPS
10. PaperPort Anywhere
9. Fast Customer
8. Spotify
7. Hipmunk Flight Search
6. Google+
5. WatchESPN
4. Facebook Messenger
3. HBO Go
2. Feedly
1. IntoNow