by   Ranker
in Popular Lists

List Roundup

After a whirlwind of a week the best thing is to just sit back, take a load off and catch up on the awesome lists of the week. Fortunately, your buds at Ranker can get you all caught up in a few minutes. Take a look at this week’s List Roundup and enjoy the sweet goodness that’s about to come over you.

1. The 20 Hottest Former Disney Stars

This wonderful countdown list from our pals at who publish a hell of an awesome magazine. It’s start us off with 3 bombshells; Christina Aguilera, Demi Laovato(below) and Emmy Rossum and it only gets better. How can you go wrong with that? Drink up this list and enjoy it til the last drop. You wont be disappointed.

2. 7 SNL Characters That Need to Retire 

If one thing is for sure, the staff at Ranker loves SNL… but sometimes it’s time enough is enough. Certain characters on SNL never quite make it mainstream and it gets really old really fast when the producers at NBC don’t catch on. We agree with for the most part here because they provided video great video proof as to why each of these 7 characters need to never make another come back. Let us know what you think of their list. Who would round out the Top 10?


3. The 13 Insane Mexican Food Crimes

As bizarre as the headline sounds this was one of the more popular lists on Ranker this week. Included at #2 is the man who made tamales out of the corpse of his friend after they got into an argument after drinking!!! Nuts right… Guessing that’s why you shouldn’t eat the worm out of the tequila bottle. Or like  killer who tapes burritos to all of his victims. Sounds like the plot to season 10 of Dexter.


4. 50 Top Albums of 2011

Here at Ranker, we’re big music fanatics and we think you might like this list of top records, each with a YouTube video of a song from the album. Of the hundreds of records released this year, Q The Music has taken the liberty to rate the 50 Greatest Albums of 2011 and this is a great way to tune in to some of the tracks you may have missed  throughout the year. If you’re a Spoitfy user you can click here to open the playlist and listen to all the albums at your leisure. Enjoy.


5. The 20 Best Fake Criterions for Really Sh*tty Movies

This glorious list doesn’t need much explanation at all. Just some simple photo-shopping and slap on a clever headline to make a crappy flick even crappier. Really the images speak for themselves.


6. 7 Nuclear Weapon Screw Ups You Won’t Believe We Survived

We’ve come closer to an all out nuclear winter more often than anyone would care to admit. To be honest, we were skeptics first, but once we read into the details provided by Craked, we where shocked to learn otherwise. There was the Tsar Bomba during the Cold War and that one time Bill Clinton nearly lost his marbles and misplaced the “keys to the end of the world.” SMH.


7.  10 Ridiculous Holiday Sweaters Out Now

Another epic list from Complex. If you’ve got that ugly sweater party coming up and your looking to trump your friends, this list is for you. From fornicating reindeer (below) to a blackface Santa. Not only are these awesome sweaters fulgy, Complex gives you the links so you can buy them right now and get them in to truly get into the spirit of the season with a heinous sweater.


8.   Popular Songs That Are Too Rape-y

At first listen these songs are pretty catchy but then when you take a closer listen to their lyrics it make you wonder. The team at BuzzFeed put together an ear-opening list of 7 songs that make wonder what you’re really singing along too. For exapmple in Grease’s “Summer Loving” the lyrics read.

GIRLS: “Tell me more, tell me more. Was it love at first sight?”

GUYS: “Tell me more, tell me more. Did she put up a fight?”


9. 55 Inspirational Quotes (with images)

If the changing of the season got you feeling a little gloom, take a look at this list of quotes that will rock you to your core and pep you back up. Maybe it’s a combination of cool typography or meaningful idioms we’ve read over and over again, but these quotes just stand out more than others do. Enjoy.

10. Best Films of 2011 

It’s that time of the year to start voting on the best of the best. A lot of really good movies came out this year. Right now, the action-romance Drive is taking the cake as the user-voted favorite movie of the year. We all know Bucky Larson ain’t making the cut, but where does Moneyball come in? Click on over and cast your vote for your favorite movies of 2011 and see if you agree with everyone’s faves.

by   Ranker
in New Features

Ranker Holiday Give Away

Happy Holidays fellow Rankers!!! In celebration of the festivities we’re giving away 3 Fox DVD prizes to 3 lucky winners on December 16th.

2 Fox DVD Packs including:

  • Glee The Complete Second Season
  • X-Men: First Class
  • Win Win
1 Simpsons DVD set  including:
  • The Simpsons: The Complete Fourteenth Season



The Rules:

Simply go to and share your favorite list with you friends on Facebook or Twitter. Be sure to notify Ranker in your post (by including @Ranker in the message) so we can find your entry and make sure you get a chance to win!


Hey Guys. Check out @Ranker’s 50 Greatest Memes of 2011:

It’s that easy! We will be selecting our winners on Friday Dec 16th!

Let us know if you have any questions.

Happy list making and good luck.

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in Popular Lists

List Roundup

Another great week has come and gone. And the internet delivered yet again. Make sure you check these lists before heading off to see the family this week for Thanksgiving. There is a little something here for everyone, so enjoy and make a list of things you’re thankful for and share them with your family.

1. The Richest Eligible Bachelors:

Cash. Money. Cars. Bros. That’s the way the ladies like them. Here is a guide to the mega-millionaires who are unmarried. Have no fear ladies, these guys aren’t living at home with their moms. These guys are eligible and looking.

2. #worstpasswords of 2011:

Really? Your password is ‘password’? This list has been circling around the web this week. And it shows the stupid and super easy passwords people choose for all their accounts. For example; 123456  and iloveyou. You better double-check this list and make sure your password isn’t published because 600,000 people have their accounts broken into everyday.


3. 10 Worst Sex Scandal Excuses:

“I did not have sexual relations with that woman.” – Bill Clinton

Clinton, Woods and Anthony Weiner are all prominent individuals who’ve been caught with their hands in the proverbial cookie jar. Take a look at these and other horrible sex scandal excuses they used to back-pedal themselves out of these sticky situations.


4. Best Thanksgiving sides:

Sweet mother of glory! The response from our community this week as been amazing. Everyone has voted and ranked their favorite sides, from sweet delicious yams to glorious stuffing. Take a look to see if your favorite is still near the top of this list.


5. Complete list of Video Games on South Park:

Complex compiled a list of all the games that have ever appeared on South Park. From Farmville to Lemmiwinks and every arcade game in-between. It’s all here on this list.


6. Horrible Celebrity Endorsements:

We still aren’t sure what product or who and what it would take to get Jerry and Bill to try on shoes? Really? Fire your agents guys, this is just plain sad. Some other examples are Ben Stiller in Japanese soda commercials or the fraud behind the Kardashian credit card.

7. Top Moments in Griefing History:

This list was one of the most popular list from Ranker this week. We got a lot of chatter in the comments about it. If you’re into gaming you’re not going to want to miss this detailed list of Let’s clear the airwaves once and for all; Nirvana sang “Here we are now, in containers”. You might be able to belt that on Karaoke night. But when the real spotlight is on for your American Idol audition you’d better have those lyrics correct. Brush up on the most misunderstood lyrics you’ve never been 100% on. BTW it’s “Here we are now, entertain us”.


8. 50 Secrets Everyone Needs to Know:

This list from High Existence is a 2 parter of self-improvements. If you found yourself in a rut this week browse this list and give these items a try. From sleeping less to not burning bridges We know there is some thing you’ll be able to take away and use to help you grind it out the next few days before you see your family for Thanksgiving.


9. Tips to Becoming a Better Bro

Your bros are looking for advice form a fellow bro. You might new to the bro-game and so these 1,300 Bro Tips will help you bridge that bro-gap. From a wide range of topic; Cash, money cars, bros, you’ll learn something. Good looking out Bro-chacho.


10. Top 25 movies you’ve never seen but probably should have:

Going into the long Thanksgiving weekend you’l need to be prepared as you can’t spend the down time with the family. You know they’ll drive you up a wall. Hop onto Netflix and queue-up a few of these movies. Ranker’s personal favorites are Boogie Nights and Snatch.


11. 10 Modern Day Renaissance Hunks:

Here is another list for the ladies or a bit of inspiration for the guys looking to impress. From the ever inclusive Brad Pitt to smart man James Franco the rebels are pushing the envelope to reshape manliness for future generations.

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in Popular Lists

List of the Day: Tastiest Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is next week, so like most people, my mind is going nuts thinking about all the amazing food I am about to receive and be thankful for! In the spirit of the season, there is a fight going on at Ranker over what is the best Thanksgiving side dish. Personally I am a stuffing man (William Sonoma Focaccia for the win!), though horseradish green beans are a close second.

What’s your favorite? Vote up The Best Thanksgiving Side Dish now!

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in Popular Lists

You Rank Me Right Round, Baby, Right Round

Ranker is on Google+! Finally! I know you guys are super-excited so I just wanted to get that out of the way right up top. Here’s where to find us. For those of you who like your URL’s spelled out, for copy-and-pasting purposes (and what 80 year olds DON’T?), it looks like this:

Yes, it took Google months to come out with pages for brands, companies and websites. And then when we get them, it’s impossible for customize or personalize. Why does it need so many numbers? Is Robert Redford and his team, armed with the world’s most sophisticated code-breaking software, attempting to access my Google Plus account and mess with my circles?

It’s not just a codebreaker, Lon. It’s THE codebreaker.

Sorry, Sundance.

Anyway, you REALLY should follow Ranker on G+, my previous cynicism of the prior paragraph aside. We’ll be sharing all sorts of interesting lists and blog posts and site updates over there as they happen, and it’s going to be a bit more random and offbeat than the Facebook and Twitter feeds. (Which you should be following as well! Obviously!)

And if you’d like to follow other people BESIDES Team Ranker… for some reason… we can help there, too.

Here’s a great guide to finding comedians on Google+, including the “Nerdist” himself, Chris Hardwick, Comedy Central host Daniel Tosh and even… wait for it… “Whitney” co-star Chris D’Elia! He’s the guy with the beard who always looks bemused by Whitney’s wacky neuroses, shenanigans and even, dare I say, monkeyshines. Not to mention her egregious posture.

Why is she standing like that? Who stands like that? The poster makes it seem like Chris is back there wondering, “What’s going on? Are our lives being recorded for some sort of ridiculous alternate-reality humorous television show?”

We’ve also got a nice round-up of celebrities on Google Plus, from the (self-described) great William Shatner to Ashton Kutcher. (No word yet on whether Ashton is continuing to use his Google account or if he’s outsourced all of his searching to handlers. Oooohhhh, SNAP!

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in Popular Lists

List Roundup

What an eventful week in the world. We had celebrity deaths, political goofs, video game releases, a scandal and an another more serious scandal. But the internet rallied and pumped out some seriously awesome lists. These are the ones that may have slipped though the cracks. Enjoy.

1. Why the 8 GOP Candidates are like Supervillans:

This articulate list ties together all 8 GOP front runners to win the nomination and pairs them with a comic book villain. Now this isn’t your ordinary list. This will show you why the super powers of each of these villains are reasons alone why each of these candidates stand a great chance of winning the bid.

2. The 10 Most Obscene Credit Card Receipts:

As the staff here at Ranker can attest to, no night on the town is complete with 33 bottles of Cristal or 12 Red Bulls. That’s just how we roll. LeBron James agrees because this off season he dropped a cool $172,000 on a bar tab. Anyone dare to venture a guess on the tip he left?


3. Dumb Names For Farts:

When we told there was a list for everything, we weren’t kidding. This list will make it to the top of some of the most obscure lists we’ve ever read with names like Stink Ninja, Carpet Frog or the Angry Walrus. Insightful and thorough but not for the squeamish.



4. Top Movie Poster Cliches and What They Mean:

We’ve all seen the loner viewed from the back with his weapon. We’re looking at you Puss in Boots. Or the close up of the eye, yes you common cookie cutter horror flick. Iconic yet ironic. After reading over this list you’ll be able to spoil every movie without ever having to watch the movie or let alone trailer.


5. Famous People You Didn’t Know Were Veterans:

In honor of veterans day we thank all the brave men and women who have fought, lived or died to protect the freedoms we cherish daily. compiled a short list of some notable veterans from our past.


6. Most Negative Reviews of Jack and Jill:

Of all the movies to roll out this year Jack and Jill doesn’t top the list of must-sees. Give it up to the Happy Madison crew to pump out another movie that falls flat. Take a few minutes and look over these hilariously negative reviews, save yourself the $10 this weekend and stay in.

Jack and Jill isn’t really a movie, but more of an extended Royal Caribbean Cruises commercial with a Dunkin Donuts dance number set to an extended fart exploding from a dragged-out Adam Sandler’s buttocks.  – Matt Patches of


7. 23 Misheard Lyrics:

Let’s clear the airwaves once and for all; Nirvana sang “Here we are now, in containers”. You might be able to belt that on Karaoke night. But when the real spotlight is on for your American Idol audition you’d better have those lyrics correct. Brush up on the most misunderstood lyrics you’ve never been 100% on. BTW it’s “Here we are now, entertain us”.


8. 9 Proud Sluts:

This list from The Frisky is a great little “did you know” type of a list.  These model women not only broke the traditional mold but they reshaped it to how they see/saw fit. From notables like Angelina Jolie (below) and Madonna to Mae West and Coco Chanel these women knew what they wanted and were ready to run thought a brick wall to please (themselves).


9. College Majors With The Lowest Unemployment:

Spending an egregious amount on college is the new norm. The economy is still coming out of a funk and unemployment is though the roof. We recommend glancing at this list before you decide your major. And if your major isn’t listed. We don’t mean to poke fun, we’re just sharing the list Yahoo! published.


10. The Top 5 of Top 10:

An awesome list by our friends at Kotaku. If you’re unfamiliar with these round up lists; they are essentially the best of the best for that week in gaming. Certainly worth bookmarking their site and checking in frequently. For example, the list of the franchises that never got a video game, uh hello, Animaniacs!!! How did the game dev’s ever miss that one?

by   Ranker
in Pop Culture

List of the Day: Most Interesting Muppet Show Characters

Nothing says happy Monday like a look back on some of the most Interesting Muppet Show Characters. Sure, our favorites like Miss Piggy, Animal and Gonzo are there, but also the sax player from the Dr. Teeth Band too. (Did you know his name was Zoot? Neither did I.) Vote for your favorite, or if they aren’t listed, feel free to add.

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