Best song of the last quarter century?
Ok, I liked the song when it came out,(Nirvana Smells Like Teen Spirit) and can still listen to it today. But, VH1 is saying it is the best song for the last quarter century. That, I have a problem with. It is going to take me some time to reflect on this and come up with some alternates. I thought you folks may have your own opinions as well.
So, lets hear it, what do you think is the best song of the last quarter century?
posted by a3matrix
on Jun 10, 2003 -
Does being valedictorian still matter?
A New Jersey high school student with top grades and a 1570 SAT score is suing her school (including a $2.5 million punitive damages demand) for deciding to make her one of three "co-valedictorians." Considering that valedictorian is an award given well after college acceptance letters are sent out, is the title actually relevant in the American education system? Has anyone here actually gained something (other than pride) via the highest GPA in their class?
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on May 5, 2003 -
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 -
U.S. states ranked according to smartness.
The ranking was based on such factors
as average high school dropout rate, how much teachers earn and how frequently they are attacked, etc. There are probably some other relevant factors they might have included, but didn't. What criteria do you think would be most appropriate for measuring a state's relative intelligence?
posted by shoos
on Nov 14, 2002 -
Alexa's Top 500 Websites
- Accurate or not, here is Alexa.com's list of their top 500 ranked websites - globally. This has been touched on both earlier today
and back in April
Today's top ten sites iclude two korean sites, one japanese, one chinese, and six us-based sites. Also a more-clear definition
of Alexa's Ranking system is here, complete with biases listed (such as IE users only, Alexa Users only, etc).
posted by kokogiak
on Aug 29, 2002 -
Today, MetaFilter is the CoolSTOP Best of Cool
award winner. Joe Jenett says "At first, the large fonts seemed awkward to me - then it dawned on me that when you have a lot to read, the big type is kinda nice!" I just wanted to add that if you register, you can change the body text font size and family, turn off link underlining, and launch hyperlinks in new windows if you want, it's all in the preferences
posted by mathowie
on Jan 23, 2000 -
looks like they're doing the same thing that Bizrate
is doing: rating the dotcommerce companies. It seems like a lot of companies have been copying the Amazon interface, now I see why. In the 'Ease of Use' category, Amazon is number one in books
, and music
(they would have swept all their categories but Borders won for Video
posted by mathowie
on Oct 29, 1999 -
Jerry's Ranking of the U.S. Presidents
- Think fast! Who was the better President, Franklin Pierce or John Tyler? Time's up! It's Tyler. Of course, this guy also says that Clinton is better than Lincoln, so I guess that's the problem. Tyler has nothing on Pierce anyways....
posted by tdecius
on Sep 17, 1999 -