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The guy who does the xkcd webcomic is looking for the Best Thing (Evah!), The Fairest (of them all... may contain boobies but it's mostly scenery) and The Funniest (for MeFites suffering 'img tag' withdrawl).
His as-of-the-moment Top 20 Best, Prettiest and Funniest. YMMV (I'm counting on it).
posted by wendell (25 comments total) 6 users marked this as a favorite

 
I LOVE the "Bitch stole my fish" pic and the Jesus YCMA photo. I l'dol :)
posted by Kickstart70 at 8:38 PM on November 17, 2006


I'm scared to look at "The Fairest" because I am sure some jackass submitted goatse
posted by arcticwoman at 9:02 PM on November 17, 2006


aw: just landscape pics currently in there.
posted by Kickstart70 at 9:12 PM on November 17, 2006


Wow, people really like blurry pictures of waterfalls, huh? Lots of good stuff in the funniest, though.
posted by arcticwoman at 9:18 PM on November 17, 2006


There's a whole lot of photoshop goin' on in there. Not that there's anything wrong with that, they're still cool pictures. I guess.
posted by belling at 9:23 PM on November 17, 2006


At this exact moment, the Top 20 Best Things are 50% magic-and-or-super powers, 30% ideal romantic situations and 20% everything else including “Same as the other option, plus $50″ (sne-e-eaky!) The Top 20 Prettiest Images are now all scenery, 80% large-scale and only 25% showing anything man-made (and nothing dominated by man-made). And 20% of the Top 20 Funniest Images have kittens AND captions. That is not a healthy trend.
posted by wendell at 9:29 PM on November 17, 2006


Some funny ones in there, but this is better.
posted by JWright at 9:34 PM on November 17, 2006


Macro-tastic! (the funniest link that is)

Some of the top twenty certainly made me laugh though. (omg the hammerzeit pic!)
posted by kosher_jenny at 9:34 PM on November 17, 2006


I like how none of the photographers from, e.g., flickr, get any credit for their pics. Nice.
posted by monju_bosatsu at 10:08 PM on November 17, 2006


We can rest assured however that amongst all this searching he has found at least one thing, and that is a totally kick-ass plan to generate ad revenue.
posted by StrangerInAStrainedLand at 10:14 PM on November 17, 2006


Which is better?
Finishing a crossword puzzle without any help OR George W. Bush waking up one morning, realizing he's screwing up the world and retiring the same day.


The second question and I'm stumped.
posted by brundlefly at 10:21 PM on November 17, 2006


I wish there was a TheCutest.info as well... xkcd-style cute overload would be the best thing on the interblag..
posted by rajbot at 11:06 PM on November 17, 2006


I'm one-degree seperated from randall (through sarah), and I'm seeing some good outcomes of thefunniest.info, though theprettiest is definetly dominated by fucking waterfalls. I wonder if there is anything in the ranking algorythim to delete pictures that are voted against more than 2/3 of the time? That would get rid of some chaff.
posted by blasdelf at 11:07 PM on November 17, 2006


Nice pictures, although it does seem a little waterfall heavy.
posted by Vindaloo at 11:20 PM on November 17, 2006


[I dig this.]
posted by sperose at 12:01 AM on November 18, 2006


Which is better, Sharks with frikking LASER BEAMS on their heads OR Being able to CTRL-Z your actions?

Jeez, that's tough.
posted by imperium at 2:27 AM on November 18, 2006


I really hate pre-captioned pictures. They're much better without.
posted by Malor at 3:02 AM on November 18, 2006


Must. Quantify. Everything.

(though the "funniest" pics were actually pretty damn funny)
posted by mkultra at 9:13 AM on November 18, 2006


Is it just me, or is there enough "funny" cat shit on the internet already?
posted by FeldBum at 9:17 AM on November 18, 2006


I wish there was a TheCutest.info as well... xkcd-style cute overload would be the best thing on the interblag..

Looks like something is in the works as we speak. Wait a few days.
posted by mulligan at 9:21 AM on November 18, 2006


Feldbum, maybe you just a have low threashold. Unlike some folks. The links were alright, too many waterfalls, as noted above, and some of the funniest were kind of "meh" but some made me laugh out loud.

And I didn't see any boobs at all, dammit.
posted by fenriq at 9:56 AM on November 18, 2006


Uh, if you mean by "in the works as we speak. Wait a few days" as in it exists right now then yes. And anyway, hasn't the cutest picture already been done?
posted by Mr.Encyclopedia at 12:20 PM on November 18, 2006


I was doing my part for the prettiest picture by assidously clicking away on everything that was not a waterfall when they sprang this on me. Eeeesh. There's something terribly, terribly wrong in the selection rubric,. Stuff like this always reminds me of those two Russian artists who did a hilarious survey, country by country, of what people found most beautiful in art and then proceeded to create it. I can't find it online anywhere despite a variety of increasingly peculiar search words (it may well have been linked here some years back, too) but it's very interesting.
posted by mygothlaundry at 4:00 PM on November 18, 2006


Flash is funniest. Trust me on this.
posted by filmgeek at 8:08 PM on November 18, 2006 [1 favorite]


A chick riding on a kitten?! We can all just die now!
posted by BlackLeotardFront at 2:14 AM on November 19, 2006


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