Burritos provide a good way to experiment precisely because they represent a relatively narrow range of experience. There are different burrito styles across the country — more than you might gather if your burrito-eating ambitions have never ventured beyond Taco Bell. But there are fewer parameters to control for when rating burritos than when comparing movies, or doctors, or colleges.
Nathaniel Read ("Nate") Silver is launching a national, 64-restaurant Burrito Bracket
posted by growabrain
on Jun 8, 2014 -
, Reuse, recycle, but don’t reinvent the wheel unless necessary. This collection captures findings of consistent, unique or interesting interfaces and design flows from across the web
. One of the many tools, tutorials etc. from Smashing Magazine's list, Best of September 2007
. [more inside]
posted by nickyskye
on Oct 10, 2007 -
The American Film Institute decided the need for
an update to their 1998 list
of the 100 Greatest Movies was so pressing that they made a new list
. Ebert (and friends) ask where's Fargo?
. The IHT wonders why the past decade has only spawned four new, worthy movies
. And, generally, no one seems super excited about it. (some links go to wikipedia to avoid registration on AFI's site).
posted by ztdavis
on Jun 21, 2007 -
There's been plenty of Bullshit! on MetaFilter before
, and now there's more: Boy Scouts [1
] ("Duty to God ahead of country, others, and self, is the credo of suicide bombers."
); Wal-Mart Hatred
("Wal-Mart is one of the great anti-poverty programmes in the country."
("By the end of this programme, one of these three will drop their pants and show us the restored foreskin on their penis."
); and The Best
("Stupid? How many of you are searching for it on the web right now?"
posted by hoverboards don't work on water
on Apr 27, 2007 -
British bookseller Waterstones
asked its 5,000 staff to name their favourite five books written since 1982, the date Waterstone’s opened its first store. These
are the results.
posted by unSane
on Apr 14, 2007 -
Make mine Maakies
Tony Millionaire (who also does related comic Sock Monkey
) has all of his sea-faring katzenjammers online.
No direct links (curse you, frames!) but you can browse from here
. The later ones are better (especially in the 540 range), but all are fun.
posted by klangklangston
on Aug 5, 2006 -
Empire Online's 50 Greatest Independent Films
I had no idea The Terminator was an independent film but they explain (a little) how they choose the movies as being made with "an independent spirit".
And if you think they got some wrong or missed the boat entirely, let 'em know
. I, for one, wholeheartedly agree with #1
, though I'm sure some of you will not.
posted by fenriq
on Nov 8, 2005 -
Which Country Has The Most Beautiful Women?
The best quality of life? The most divorces? The most mobile phones? The highest cost of living? Which one is the most visited? Rank the bastards! After browsing through this website, I'm sure the conclusion that we're all living in the wrong one
is inescapable. The statistics and sources may be questionable, but there sure are a lot
of interesting lists here! Meanwhile my own country, Portugal, has just been denounced as the the laziest in Europe
and the booziest in the world
. They lie! They lie! [Actually, it's a fair cop, guv. And it was nice to drag down the Brits with us.
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Apr 17, 2003 -
Is This Finally The Best Of The Rolling Stones?
was redesigned earlier this month in preparation for Forty Licks
, the upcoming anthology which is being touted as the definitive compilation of their best songs. Is it though? There have been, er, more than a few of them
in the past - even (most shockingly!) a couple of very good ones. Nor do the four new songs exactly transmit over-confidence. More pertinently: does it (do they) still matter
? [Or, are we better off sticking to the current Primal Scream reincarnation?
posted by MiguelCardoso
on Sep 13, 2002 -
The Ramones named #2 band of all time
magazine, following the Beatles at #1. I think we all can agree to disagree about the vailidity of the yearly Grammy nominations
, but when given a little more time, you'd think that the editors of Spin could come up with something better than placing The Smiths at #21, or Fugazi at #31. In other news, Bruce Springsteen was left off the list.
posted by padjet1
on Jan 10, 2002 -