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The Most Interesting List of the Day in the World

Every time he goes for a swim, dolphins appear. When it is raining, it is because he is thinking about something sad. His blood smells like cologne. His charm is so contagious, vaccines have been created for it. He is the most interesting man in the world (from the Dos Equis commercials). 

And this man, through this creative, fun and absolutely absurd commercials, much like the Old Spice guy, has reached meme status. He is the epitome of man and the commercials make us laugh, which seems to be all we need for the “manly” memes ever year. 

Every time The Most Interesting Man in the World ends a commercial he says “I don’t always drink beer, but when I do, I prefer Dos Equis”. 

So, 4chan and Reddit started photoshopping this catchphrase into various other situations, and thus a meme was born. 

The Most Interesting Man in the World

So, for your entertainment, here collected all in one place, is The Very Best of the Most Interesting Man in the World Meme. Stay thirsty, my friends.

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Live from New York, It's the List of the Day

What’s your favorite Saturday Night Live era? A lot of people will go for the original cast, while some others prefer the Chris Farley, David Spade, Mike Meyers crew who ushered in the Will Ferrells of the world. No matter who you liked, there’s a list for you on the Ranker profile called The Best of SNL, including videos from some of the best eras in Saturday Night Live history. From great monologues to some of the most memorable bits of all time. 

So if you were into “we come from France” or a guy who “lives in a van down by the river”, today’s list of the day has the right round-up for you. 

The Best of Saturday Night Live, by Era

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Stop the Presses! It's the List of the Day!

The new documentary “Page One” centers on the New York Times Media Desk over the course of a single year, looking at the lives of the people who make the news every day, as well as the changes that online competition has brought to newsrooms. Here at Ranker, we enjoyed the film AND watching it gave us a list idea! “The Most Intense Movie Newsrooms of all Time.” Yes, we think about lists even when we’re watching movies…

The newsroom is an ideal setting for a movie – the drama, the conflict, the fast pace, the yelling! We tried to cull together the best examples of exciting scenes set in the newspaper, magazine and TV news business, pulling in movies from a range of genres and styles.

This was a challenge to put together, as movies about journalists span so many different genres, they can be difficult to compare. Which is the more realistic 1970s newsroom setting – David Fincher’s meticulously crafted true-life procedural, “Zodiac,” or Will Ferrell’s satirical workplace comedy “Anchorman”? OK, maybe that’s a bad example. But you get what we mean.

Will Ferrell with milk in his beard isn’t hyper-clickable? Perhaps this photo was a bad choice…

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What Can I Say? I Love the List of the Day…

Ranker HQ is located deep in the heart of Hollywood, California, just across from the famed Chinese Theater and directly in front of the stars on the Walk of Fame. We’re SO CLOSE to the center of movie magic, in fact, that whenever they shut down Hollywood Blvd. for premieres, it gets quite challenging for our team to make it to work.

“Hey, Hollywood Studios, maybe consider occasionally hosting your premieres somewhere that ISN’T the main route through one of the busiest parts of one of the world’s most congested cities during the height of the busy tourist season” is something you might hear us say now and again. Thank goodness they don’t do it too often. Only every time a movie opens.

Handy LA Traffic Simulator! Just turn up the heat very high in your apartment, put on the most shrill irritating radio station you can find and look at this picture. Now pretend you have somewhere REALLY important to be in 12 minutes. Enjoy!

It’s all part of the constant struggle against other people that is life in Los Angeles. But it’s nothing to stress out about…And if you’re new to Los Angeles, be sure to check out Ranker’s new list of 10 Things to Learn When You Move to LA. It’s full of helpful advice like “don’t look at celebrities,” “don’t drive during rush hour,” “don’t leave the house during the rain” and “you know what, maybe don’t bother moving to LA at all…how about that?”

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All the Lists of the Week That's Fit to…Um, Post

Another week has come and gone, and with it, another crop of timely Ranker lists. The Ranker community doesn’t just keep up with the news…They re-imagine it in list form.

Here were some of the stories we covered this week…

Whitey Bulger Captured!

On Wednesday afternoon, 81-year-old Boston crime boss Whitey Bulger was apprehended by the FBI in Santa Monica, California, where he had apparently been hiding out for some time. (The last known sighting of Bulger was in London in 2002.) Bulger had been on the run since 1994, and was wanted in connection with over 20 murders! He is also said to be a major inspiration for Jack Nicholson’s character in the Martin Scorsese movie “The Departed.”

For Bulger’s sake, let’s hope the animal print robes were just artistic license…

That was considered menacing enough to earn Bulger a spot on Ranker’s list of 13 Notorious Irish Gangsters. Interestingly, a lot of other gangsters on the list went on to inspire film characters, including John Looney – who became Paul Newman’s character John Rooney in “Road to Perdition” – and James Burke – known as “Jimmy Conway” when Robert DeNiro portrayed him in the crime classic “Goodfellas.”

The lesson? Crime doesn’t pay exactly but it can turn into a movie deal if you live through it.

George Clooney Continues Breaking Hearts

Shocking news from the world of entertainment this week as international bon vivant and occasional stop-motion animated fox voicer George Clooney broke up with his non-unattractive Italian actress girlfriend Elisabetta Canalis. Here is a photo of her that, were you to show it to George Clooney, would likely earn you a knowing half-smirk:

This is Wikipedia’s file image of Elisabetta Canalis. I swear. That’s totally why I picked it. No other reason.

Having some trouble keeping all of The Cloon’s exes straight? You’re not the only one. Thankfully, Ranker can help, with our definitive guide to All Former George Clooney Loves (including rumored ones and hookups!) And if that’s not quite judgmental enough for you, there’s also a VoteRanked list of all of George’s former flames ordered by hotness. Go ahead and vote for your favorites!

Ron Artest is now Metta World Peace

Once-notorious NBA small forward Ron Artest has changed his ways of late, and now plans to change his name to match his new outlook. The new handle: Metta World Peace. (“Metta” is the buddhist concept of “loving-kindness.” Duh.)

Ranker is home to a lot of Artest fans (we’re located in Los Angeles, after all), so the site’s had a running tally of memorable Ron Artest Moments going for some time. Clearly, this name change made the cut. Also, this weird song he did about his workout routine:

New Summer Movies!

Two big new summer movies hit theaters this week.

First up, Cameron Diaz stars in Jake Kasdan’s comedy “Bad Teacher.” It’s about a bad teacher who tries to become a somewhat better teacher in order to score breast implants. Finally, Hollywood is starting a serious conversation about education reform!

There’s Something About Geometry…

Next up, Pixar prepares to sell enough car-themed merchandise to create the trash-consumed “WALL-E” dystopia they always dreamed of with the release of “Cars 2.” All your favorites are back from the first “Cars” movie, like…that one that sounds like Larry the Cable Guy…and that Italian stereotype one…and, um…

The new film does feature the voices of Eddie Izzard and Michael Caine, so it can’t be all bad. Plus, Pixar!

Why would a world built by cars for cars have skyscrapers in it? I DEMAND ANSWERS, LASSETER!

In other movie news, this week saw the limited release of the documentary “Conan O’Brien Can’t Stop,” about the comedian’s stage tour following his split from NBC’s “Tonight Show.” Hopefully it will be opening everywhere soon! Until then, tide yourself over with these classic Conan O’Brien quotes and quips.

RIP Ryan Dunn and Peter Falk

Ryan Dunn, one of the core members of the team behind the “Jackass” TV show and films, died after driving off a road in West Goshen Township, Pennsylvania. He was 34 years old.  The circumstances behind Dunn’s demise became somewhat controversial. He was allegedly intoxicated at the time, and was traveling at dangerous speeds, as observed by many on social media within the hours after the accident (including film critic Roger Ebert, no stranger to controversy). What was never in doubt was that Dunn left his fans with a plethora of outrageous skits, pranks and stunts. Ranker’s Angie Marie collected some of them in a Ryan Dunn Memorial list.

Just one more thing…Also leaving us this week was legendary actor Peter Falk. Though perhaps best known as TV’s Lt. Columbo, the highlights of Falk’s filmography are too numerous to even list here. For the curious, we recommend: “The In-Laws,” any of Falk’s collaborations with director John Cassavetes, “The Princess Bride,” Jon Favreau’s “Made” and Wim Wenders’ “Wings of Desire.” The Peter Falk tribute list has more recommendations, not to mention videos of a lot of great Peter Falk memories.

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Today's List of the Day is a Spoiled Brat

It’s Saturday, so if you’re going to Disneyland, the mall, a park or anywhere that’s riddled with kids, you should empathize with the parents of the people on today’s list of the day. 

Sticky hands, loud yelling and crying out for toys, though, are nothing compared to kids who take everything you do for granted and even ones that try to kill you.

So, from The God of War, to character from Mortal Kombat, here are video game characters who completely took their parents for granted. Figures.

Top 10 Most Ungrateful Kids in Video Games

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RIP Peter Falk List of the Day

Peter Falk, most well-known for playing the part of Lieutenant Columbo on the hit TV show Columbo for decades, died today at the age of 83 of still unannounced circumstances. He had been suffering from dementia and Alzheimer’s disease before his death.  

So, in honor of the beloved actor, today’s list of the day collects The 18 Greatest Peter Falk Memories

Here’s one of our personal favorites:

Peter Falk Gif

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Roger Ebert's List of the Day

With the untimely death of Jackass star Ryan Dunn came a slew of internet reactions ranging from the devastated to the outright self-righteous and disrespectful. Roger Ebert walks a fine line. The man who said that not liking “Lost in Translation” says more about you than it does about the film and also said that “video games are not art” put out a few reactions to Ryan Dunn’s death via his Twitter account. One of them wasn’t exactly “nice”.

This, of course, led to outrage in the vein of “how could he do this?!” and “what a jerk!*” (*few people were using the word “jerk”). But why? Reacting like this is neglecting Roger Ebert’s past as a man who says whatever he wants whenever he wants. And as one of the greatest minds in film criticism history, the man has a right to his opinion, but keep in mind what he does for a living. 

He’s a critic.

So, today’s list of the day shows us all exactly why we should come to expect inflammatory comments from Roger Ebert. He always makes people angry and he always says what he wants. This one’s for you, Roger. 

The 13 Most Inflammatory Roger Ebert Statements

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The Band Cameos List of the Day

No, no no, not the band Cameo’s list of the day, we mean band cameos in movies, as in, whenever a band makes a special guest appearance in a film. Like when Kiss was in Detroit Rock City, or when members of Aerosmith were in Wayne’s World.

Today’s list of the day celebrates the greatest moments in musicians gracing the silver screen. What are your favorite moments of bands randomly showing up in a film? You can vote for the ones you like the most on the list itself. Word up.

The Greatest Band Cameos in Movie History

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Today's List of the Day is a Little Tipsy

Have you ever cooked while drunk? I think the majority of us enjoy a drink here or there while preparing our most delicious meals, but Hannah Hart of the popular web series My Drunk Kitchen takes it to whole other level. And that level is hard to beat.

Not is not only is she a friend of Ranker, but she has recently received a lot of attention for her charming videos where she runs a cooking show for beginners while completely inebriated. The results are hilarious

While some people can’t quite control their drinking

Hannah Hart brings a wit, charm and elegance to drinking alone, cooking and having some “you” time that can usually only be found in cartoons.

She’s also been getting a lot of attention from some great LGBT blogs like AfterEllen. So, in honor of one of the greatest new web series on YouTube, our list of the day is a votable list of The Very Best of My Drunk Kitchen (Videos). Bon appetit.

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