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July 30, 2013 at 1:09pm
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Thanks and Goodbye

It’s been a nice run, but we’re ending the Tumblr. I have this thing called graduate school and Max…..well he hasn’t posted anything in about 9 months. It just seemed like the right time to move on. Here is our top 5 list of thank yous.

1. Mitt Romney

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You provided us with such great material! At least 5 list posts. You got us to the Buzzfeed homepage, the Reddit homepage (2.5 million views) and a host of other sites. Mitt, thank you!

2. Google images

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You made this possible. We couldn’t have done it without you.

3. People who submitted list ideas: Blair, Ryan, Caitlin, Greg, Pat, Shea, Meaghan, some other peeps.

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Here they are. Just a few of our friends/contributors hanging out. Not Abercrombie models

4. VH1

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Honestly, I’m not sure wtf kind of programming you have these days but you were an inspiration in the 90s. Thank you, VH1

5. The fans

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There weren’t that many of you, but we are forever grateful for your dedication to the blog. You made us feel like Z list celebrities. Thank you!

Good night and God Speed.

May 22, 2013 at 6:12pm
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Sorry for the Delay

I’m working on my dissertation. Bah! Sorry for the delay. More upcoming lists soon!

April 30, 2013 at 5:19pm
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Ethnic Bread Hierarchy

1. Naan

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2. Challah

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This Jewish girl just put her own bread 2nd. That is the power of the naan!

3. Scallion pancake

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Not quite as bready as the others but I’m sticking it in here

4. Pita

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5. Khobz

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ie Moroccan bread

April 22, 2013 at 11:41am
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Lengthy Proper Nouns We Cant Abbreviate

We’ve thought of one from each category: Brand names, movies, TV, books and musicals:

1. I Cant Believe It’s Not Butter

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I cant believe you successfully branded an entire sentence!

2. The Englishman Who Went Up a Hill But Came Down a Mountain

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You @sshole.

3. Two Guys, A Girl and a Pizza Place

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We are aware they abbreviated this title in later seasons

4. We Wish To Inform You That Tomorrow We Will be Killed With Our Families: Stories From Rwanda

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No disrespect to the book, which is great. It’s just a long title that needs to be said in full.

5. I Love You, You’re Perfect, Now Change

The musical comedy…..that’s totally annoying to insert into a normal dialogue.

April 16, 2013 at 7:00am
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Good Boston Marathon Memories

I lived on the course route throughout my childhood and have very good memories of the Boston marathon. Here are 5 of them.

1. Orange slice handouts

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(The fans at this event are great)

2. The moment the Kenyan runners come by your area

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(The leaders of the pack are also pretty great)

3. Heartbreak hill, where I lived

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(And so is the rest of the crowd)

4. Johnny Kelley and his statue in Newton

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(A Boston Marathon icon)

5. Team Hoyt

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(Two other Boston Marathon icons)


Thank you to all the doctors, EMTs, police officers and pedestrians who helped to keep all participants like the ones above safe yesterday.

April 14, 2013 at 6:03pm
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Master Aggregators

1. Arianna Huffington

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Aggregates news into a master website with liberal slant

2. Girl Talk (ie Greg Gillis)

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Aggregates music into ADD-like mash ups

3. Nate Silver

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Aggregates political polls into a master prediction model

4. Matt Drudge

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Also aggregates news into a website with a conservative slant

5. Buzzfeed

Aggregates other people’s creativity/Reddit onto another website

April 9, 2013 at 1:14pm
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Unfunny Main Characers Surrounded By Hilarious Supporting Roles

Note: This doesn’t mean we don’t like the movie. We love these movies. It just means the supporting roles were way funnier than the lead, sometimes on purpose.

1. Cady Heron in Mean Girls

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2. Mitch from Old School

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3. Striker from Airplane!

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4. Josh from Road Trip

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5. Dean from Waiting

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All these people had a moment or two, but generally speaking, they were relatively unfunny compared to the others.

April 3, 2013 at 8:00pm
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We’re Off Brainstorming For a Couple Days! Hold on tight

March 26, 2013 at 8:49pm
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Amusing Google Searches Part I

1. What’s the deal with?

Number 3. Makes my day.

2. Why are

I had no idea this many people wondered about manhole covers.

3. How is it possible that

First two are deep.

4. Is it possible to

Is it possible that THIS many people are actually searching for that first one?!?!?

5. What’s the difference between

Um, well, the first one is referring to entirely different foods…

March 20, 2013 at 5:59am
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String of Overly Cool Word Album Names

1. Crazy Sexy Cool

TLC

2. Future Sex/Love Sounds

Justin Timberlake

3. Blood Sugar Sex Magik

4. Lovesexy

Prince…..for the love of god….Prince.

5. Southernplayalisticadillacmuzik

Outkast. My god….so many cool words smashed into one

Bonus: Luvanmusiq

Musiq Soulchild

March 17, 2013 at 4:36pm
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Uncriticizable Celebrities

How DARE you say anything bad about…..

1. Jennifer Lawrence

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2. Justin Timberlake

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He wears a tux and put out a throw back song. All hail.

3. Adele

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4. Daniel Day Lewis

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Don’t even think about it

5. Meryl Streep

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Again, don’t even think about it

March 13, 2013 at 10:49am
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Cut Off Expressions

Submitted by Mr. Pat Fedigan

Expressions we only say the beginning of. The remainder is listed below the photos

1. Speak of the devil

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……..and he shall appear

2. It takes a village

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……to raise a child

3. Teach a man to fish

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…….and feed him for a lifetime

4. When in Rome

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….do as the Romans do

Another person who has no idea he’s on a random tumblr account

5. A word to the wise

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…..is sufficient (alternative: is enough)

Really not easy finding a visual for this idiom

March 11, 2013 at 7:20pm
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Just Barely Acceptable Eating Habits II

There’s a fine line between unacceptable and just barely acceptable. We like to pin down the latter.

1. Taking the nacho that’s attached to all other nachos.

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"I wouldn’t want to manhandle this entire thing just to get one of the nachos off the plate. Guess I’ll have to take this one".  We barely accept this.

2. Eating large tomato’s like apples

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Just BARELY acceptable. Actually this could be debated.

3. Taking the cheese off your pizza

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People do this. And we just barely accept it.

4. Eating the fried part of the onion rings

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And leaving the onions

5. Eating spaghetti like this:

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Yeah nobody LIKES to look at that but its just barely acceptable because….well….you’ve been there too.

March 5, 2013 at 6:14am
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Objects Arranged by Height

Must be things that are known or iconic for their height order

1. Russian Dolls

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2. Xylophone

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3. Screwdriver set

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4. Von Trap Children

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5. Silverware settings

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March 3, 2013 at 7:36pm
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Fake Duos in Song Lyrics

1. Jack and Diane

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By John Mellencamp

2. Brenda and Eddie

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From Billy Joel’s Scenes from an Italian Restaurant

3. Billy Joe and Bobby Sue

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From Steve Miller Band’s Take the Money and Run

4. Tommy and Gina

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Working class couple mentioned in multiple Bon Jovi songs

5. Desmond and Molly Jones