Monday, December 29, 2008

The p3 meta-list of top 10 "Top 10" lists

No year has been done to death until the last Top Ten list about it has been published. In the hope that it will hasten the end of 2008, p3 proudly presents our Top 10 list of Top 10 lists.

List: Top 10 Food Trends for 2009
Source: The Food Channel
Trendline: Green, local, low-budget
On the list: #8: Food Insecurity – After the tomato and jalapeno scares of ’08, Americans are looking for tighter controls around food.

List: Top 10 Craziest Things People Say About Tom Cruise on the Internet (Read by Tom Cruise)
Source: Late Night With David Letterman
Trendline: Disturbing
On the list: #8: I still wear those underpants from "Risky Business."

List: The 10 Worst Corporations of 2008
Source: Alternet
Trendline: Deregulation, short-term thinking, profit over social use
On the list: #3: Chevron: "We can't let little countries screw around with big companies"

List: Top 10 Obscure Google Search Tricks
Trendline: Geeky, moving toward mainstream
On the list: #7: Compare items with "better than" and find similar items with "reminds me of."

List: BBQ08: The 50 Best Barbecue Joints in Texas
Source: Texas Monthly
Trendline: Mouthwatering
On the list: The best barbecue in Texas is currently being served at Snow’s BBQ, in Lexington, a small restaurant open only on Saturdays and only from eight in the morning until whenever the meat runs out, usually around noon.

List: Top 10 Reasons Not To Tell Her You’ve Cheated
Trendline: Amazingly shallow, but with a certain low cunning
On the list: #7: Because she already beat you to it

List: The 10 Worst Predictions for 2008
Source: Foreign Policy
Trendline: Lunatics running the asylum
On the list: #4: "[A]nyone who says we’re in a recession, or heading into one—especially the worst one since the Great Depression—is making up his own private definition of' 'recession.'" —Donald Luskin, The Washington Post, Sept. 14, 2008

List: Most Outrageous Comments of 2008
Source: Media Matters
Trendline: Neanderthal
On the list: Michael Savage: "Why should a welfare recipient have the right to vote? They're only gonna vote themselves a raise."

List: Top 10 Viral Videos of 2008
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Trend: It's Tina Fey's world; she just lets us have some of the oxygen.
On the list: #3: Christian the Lion being reunited with the two men who raised him as a cub.

List: Top 10 Editorial Cartoons
Trendline: Oil! Obama! Palin!
On the list: #3. Dante's Terminal

List: Top 25 Censored Stories of 2008
Trendline: Evil flourishes
On the list: #9: Privatization of America’s Infrastructure

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