Miscellany

The Top 20 Top 10s Of 2010

Computer generated image with text TOP 10 i i
Mile Atanasov/iStockphoto.com
Computer generated image with text TOP 10
Mile Atanasov/iStockphoto.com

The absolutely best collection of Top Whatever Lists of the year can be found at NPR’s Holidays 2010 page. But here is another roster of 20 10s for 2010 if you are still in gear for more end-of-year cheer.

20. Craziest Housewives: Leave it to television and E! Online to give houswifery a bad name.

19. Apologies: TIME goes listcrazy with Top 10 Everything. Including (irony alert) Underreported Stories.

18. Disgustingly Expensive Gifts: Yes, the $71,500 teddy bear is here. Yes, the $2.4 million phone is, too.

17. Beatles Songs: There’s nothing like a Top10 Fab Four songlist riot. Except a Walrus Wasn’t Paul brawl.

16. Funniest Movies Of All Time: Wait. Where is Mabel Normand? Charlie Chaplin? Woody Allen? Eddie Murphy?

15. Hottest Careers For College Grads: Oddly enough, Drafting Top 10 Lists didn’t make the cut.

14. Free MMORPG Games: Win friends, influence trolls with these massively multiplayer online role-playing games.

13. Transcendental Numbers: This list is totally irrational and leads to a mathematical embarrassment. [Blush.]

12. Discoveries: Shorter days, a dark cosmic flow and a fish with hands: Just another year at NatGeo.

11. Underrated Movie Dream Sequences: Inexplicably missing — the Dream Ballet from Oklahoma!

10. Strangest Film & TV Adaptations Ever: What’s more bizarre: A Rubik’s Cube talking to kids or Michael Jordan talking to Daffy
Duck?

9. Killer Thrillers: Stick these books in your NPR totebag and forget about sleeping soundly.

8. Movies For Architects & Architecture: Speaking of going Sleepless. Tom Hanks not on this list? Back to the drawing
board.

7.  Canadian Characters on U.S. TV Shows: Not as many as you’d think. Maybe that’s what’s wrong with TV today, eh?

6. Weapons Of The Future: For the mercenary who has everything: Force fields, laser beams and rifles that shoot around corners.

5. Most Peaceful Countries: Ah, New Zealand.

4. Insect Websites: Congratulations to the Green Darner Dragonfly, a recent Bug of the Week on insects.org.

3. Weirdest Foods In The World: Hold the haggis, pass the muktuk.

2. Ten Letter Baby Names: Huckleberry, Beauregard, Marcheline and other celebrity offspring.

1. Geeky Ways To Say I Love You: "More than Zabu loves Codex."

BONUS: A Top 10 List of  Top 10 Lists

Top 10 List:  http://top-10-list.org/
The Top Tens: http://www.the-top-tens.com/
Top Tenz — life, on a short list: http://www.toptenz.net/
Totally Top 10: http://totallytop10.com/
Top 10 Lists — Everyone Loves Top 10 Lists! http://www.top10lists.com/
Listverse — Ultimate Top 10 Lists: http://listverse.com/
Top 10 Land — top ten lists of everything! http://www.top10land.com/
Smashing Lists: http://www.smashinglists.com/
Top 10 List Guide http://www.top10listguide.com/
David Letterman: http://www.cbs.com/late_night/late_show/top_ten/

BONUS BONUS: 11 Points: Because Top 10 Lists Are For Cowards

Comments

 

Please keep your community civil. All comments must follow the NPR.org Community rules and Terms of Use. NPR reserves the right to use the comments we receive, in whole or in part, and to use the commenter's name and location, in any medium. See also the Terms of Use, Privacy Policy and Community FAQ.