Tuesday lists

RB and I are watching a rerun of SNL as I type this. Oooo-weeee… What up with that! What up with that!

Anyway. For your Tuesday pleasure, a few intriguing lists I’ve seen floating around the Internets.

1. 15 Wonderful Words with No English Equivalent (via Mentalfloss.com). These are all fantastic, but my favorite is “Iktsuarpok,” an Inuit word that apparently means “that feeling when you’re waiting for someone to show up at your house and you keep going outside to see if they’re there yet.”

2. 161 Road Trips in the West (LAtimes.com). With a handy-dandy gas-cost-calculator, so you can figure out if you can afford the trip.

3. Logo designs gone wrong. (hongkiat.com). These are mostly kinda juvenile, but a few of them are rather funny… Just goes to show ya, creating good, meaningful, non-dirty designs isn’t as easy as it looks.

4. With apologies to Mr. Smearcase, from whom I stole this: Roger Ebert’s list of the greatest movies of all time. How many have you seen?

7 responses to “Tuesday lists”

  1. AWB says:

    I used to live near a branch of this store (also remember I was 19 at the time) and we could not get over how much their sign looked like it said something else. Customer satisfaction is guaranteed!

  2. F. P. Smearcase says:

    I am slogging my way through that list. Actually I paused to watch an entire unspeakably horrible reality show, but now I’m back to slogging. I started The Dead last night but am not loving it. I guess I need to make some rule about how much I can be not into something before I say “hey, Roger Ebert, you’re the best and all but I’m not watching your 215th favorite movie.”

    I think I have things to say about the words with no English equivalent but my day is kind of attacking me so maybe later.

  3. Tim says:

    I get a slightly different number every time I try to count how many of the movies I’ve seen on Ebert’s list, but it’s definitely just over 200. I guess this makes me feel accomplished. Or it means I’ve spent an inordinate number of hours of my life in the dark.

    I think it helps to have read Joyce’s story to appreciate The Dead, and probably to have read it about five or six times over the course of many years. It’s sort of like returning to see a set of old friends and knowing exactly what they’ll say and do. I think, perhaps, that makes it a flawed movie, or maybe it makes the story one that was best left unfilmed.

  4. Fawcett says:

    Oh, thank you LP! Those logo designs made me laugh really deeply. Yes, my sense of humor is still so shamelessly juvenile. And it’s quite serendipitous that Mr Smearcase is mentioned here cause his recent FBing of this cat video was also a huge hit at our house. A few of those lyrics have been sung over and over. Thank you FPS! The video probably isnt that funny if you don’t/haven’t owned cats. But for those who do, here it is: http://youtu.be/qpl5mOAXNl4

  5. PB says:

    About 120 ish of the movies, although a few I have seen so many times I have been in the dark nearly as long as Tim. And where is Ben Hur?!?

  6. lane says:

    loved the logos!

    OGC… omg….

  7. F. P. Smearcase says:

    Tim, I’ve seen like…what was it…115ish after a recount and a couple I’ve watched since I found the list. There are some I just am not going to see, but I’m finding it a fun way to expand my viewing a little. It’s got me going back to pick up some Herzog which is great because I like Herzog anyway. And, no, I’ve never read The Dead.

    PB: Well, it’s one of those things: these lists are inherently incomplete, but it’s a pretty good list just the same. There’s stuff he leaves off that I think is almost objectively great, and there’s stuff he put in there that I can’t figure.