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I am inspired by YesButNoButYes's 2006 List of Lists of Lists, which rightfully includes Fimoculous' List of Lists and The list of McSweeney's Lists, but missed BestWeekEver's 10 Best Lists (ironically only #7 of their 10 Best 10 Best Lists) and Alternet's (less political than usual) Ten Best Top-Ten Lists. I would have put these in numerical order, but you all would have killed me for it. There's also the perennial (Not Necessarily Canonical) List of Canonical Lists, and while not thoroughly Meta, I loved Valleywag's Top Ten Rules for a Top Ten List (ironically under-Digged) and Letterman's Top Ten Signs You Are Not One Of The Most Fascinating People Of 2006 (of which, only #4 applies to me) via Miss C. who also compiled the first list and who I am NOT cyberstalking, honest!
posted by wendell (19 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
heh.
posted by dabitch at 1:40 PM on January 2, 2007


I just read wendell's list of lists of lists, and it was awesome.... just awesome...
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 1:41 PM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


Yes, it also boasts amenities, totally pwns, and is full of truthiness (and chipotle).
posted by wendell at 1:47 PM on January 2, 2007


Listerical.
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 2:11 PM on January 2, 2007


Verily of the making of lists there is no end.
posted by blucevalo at 2:29 PM on January 2, 2007


Hahaha. I like lists a little too much.
posted by SisterHavana at 2:36 PM on January 2, 2007


Cilcking on all the links to this post is going in my to do list for 2007, at the end of which I'll draw a list of all the Metafilter posts for which I didn't have time to click on all the links, and then I'll probably jump off a bridge, which is #2 on the list of most painfully unsuccessful ways to kill yourself, #1 being trying to follow Metafilter posts with more than 10 links.

Just kidding, I loved it :)
posted by pleeker at 3:49 PM on January 2, 2007


This is not the best list in the world. It is only a tribute to the best list in the world.
posted by loquacious at 4:16 PM on January 2, 2007 [1 favorite]


I’m not one of the most fascinating people of 2006? I was Time’s man of the year this year.
I dig lists tho.
posted by Smedleyman at 4:16 PM on January 2, 2007


I actually like this list of lists too, a lot. Thanks.
posted by blucevalo at 4:26 PM on January 2, 2007


Is this the part where we all fall into David Hasselhoff's crotch and the universe implodes?
posted by nebulawindphone at 4:31 PM on January 2, 2007


Nebula, that comment is useless without a list of the best animated gifs of the universe imploding into David Hasselhoff's crotch.
posted by pleeker at 5:19 PM on January 2, 2007


Thanks, wendell, this will be the first entry into the new List of Lists of Lists of Lists I'm starting.
posted by ZenMasterThis at 6:10 PM on January 2, 2007


And I had been working so hard to avoid falling into Hasselhoff's crotch recently...
posted by wendell at 6:18 PM on January 2, 2007


Why is the number one item on Letterman's list never the funniest of the ten?
posted by orange swan at 6:45 PM on January 2, 2007


Metatacular.
posted by meh at 7:36 PM on January 2, 2007


The interesting thing about web2.0 is that ever since I started digg-ing, del.icio.us-ing, furl-ing, and clipmarking...I haven't really paid attention to Internet lists.
posted by deusdiabolus at 10:35 PM on January 2, 2007


Why is the number one item on Letterman's list never the funniest of the ten?

Because that would set up an apparently impossible standard for Letterman to meet every night. If he did it once, you'd expect the list to get funnier as it goes on or at least at the very end every night.

Lowered expectations means less/more uniform disappointment.
posted by CitrusFreak12 at 10:35 PM on January 2, 2007


The Top 10 of Top 10 Lists of 2006 - The Reeler's second annual look back at the misconceived hype that mattered
posted by muckster at 9:23 AM on January 3, 2007


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