Yesterday, NBA legend Shaquille O’Neal announced using Twitter and a relatively new video sharing service called Tout that he was retiring from professional basketball. Of course, like all other fans of surreal post-game interviews, the team at Ranker was saddened by this news. But we were also delighted to scour the Internet for some of the highlights of Shaq’s long and storied NBA career. The result was this list of Shaq’s Career Highlight Videos and Greatest Moments.
Yes, “Shaq Fu” made the list. Weren’t you paying attention when I just described what it was about?
Compiling one list of 20 items to sum up Shaq’s massive influence on not just sports but pop culture was a challenge. Where to focus first? His bevy of creative nicknames? (Did anyone ever actually call him “Dr. Shaq,” we wonder?) His brief but memorable success as a hip-hop artist? That movie he made with the kid and the magic jukebox?
That’s where you come in. Check out the “Shaq’s Greatest Moments” list, and vote for your favorite videos. We’ll reorder the list based on the Ranker community’s tastes. Because we know you got skillz.
It’s not only the glorious first day of June, but it’s also the birthday of not one but TWO celebrity beauties.
Legendary actress, model and icon Marilyn Monroe was born on June 1st, 1926, meaning she’d be a ripe old 85 today. To commemorate the occasion, we’ve gathered together 20 of Marilyn Monroe’s famous quotes and sayings here. And remember, “It takes a smart brunette to play a dumb blonde.”
Today, they’d probably just figure out a way to fake this with CGI.
You may have noticed, Marilyn was surprisingly erudite, despite her frequent roles as a bubbly, somewhat dim caricature. Her final film, “The Misfits” (in which she co-stars with Clark Gable) gave some indication that there was more to her than the iconic sexpot that became her persona. Regrettably, while determining what would be her follow-up role, on August 5, 1962, she died in her Brentwood, California, home.
Much like any child, the internet can accomplish anything if it puts its mind to it. One of the most reprehensible, regular-basis accomplishments of the internet is when they (we) decide to react to a Twitter trending topic, or a Google Trends topic without fact-checking it first.
So today’s list of the day features people who have been pronounced dead on so many internet channels, that newspapers as big as the BBC, CNN and Yahoo! News have picked up the stories without even checking other news or with the stars’ publicists first.
We could list off all the different reasons to take a trip to Disneyland this summer, but there’s really only one attraction on everyone’s mind, right. “Star Tours.” Tons of new locations adding up to more than 54 different ride combinations. New pilot C-3PO. It’s all in 3D!
OK, maybe not everyone over the age of 10 is that excited about new “Star Tours.” But there’s a lot to keep everyone busy at the park this summer, especially if you catch up with our list of Disneyland Secrets. It will teach you all kinds of secret, insider-y, special stuff to look out for and things to do that the regular tourists don’t know about. Unless…they also see this blog post…in which case, I can do nothing for you.
Naturally occurring lilypads or Hidden Mickey? You make the call!
So, that’s all well and good for the repeat visitors, but if you’ve never been to Disneyland before, we’re not trying to leave you out. We’ve also written up a list of more general Disneyland tips that’s ideal for n00bs. For example, try not to get sent to the mysterious and shadowy underground Disney Jail. We’ve heard stories…terrifying stories…
The Wolfpack, as they say, is back, as “Hangover 2” hits theaters this weekend. The 2009 original film grossed…wait for it…$277 million in the US alone ($467 million worldwide.) That’s a lot of roofies! Anyway, it virtually guarantees that the new film will be a colossal success, no matter what nasty things the critics say about it.
Aww, pumpkin, did those nasty critics say you were just a tired retread and you may end up hurting Thailand’s tourism industry? Forget about them…I still liked “Cedar Rapids”…
If you’ve caught the movie and want to relive the highlights, or you just want to get a sense for whether the comedy is up your alley, we’ve gone ahead and picked out the most memorable “Hangover 2” quotes and moments for your browsing pleasure. Caution: Very Mild Spoilers! For example, did you know they get drunk in this one and then lose one of their friends? It’s intense…
In order to honor the release of the greatest invention in the history of the world since sliced bread (cause who needs that stuff anymore) Candwich (that’s right, a sandwich in a can that is now available for purchase), the list of the day today is a collection reminiscent of this shining new representation of America.
We also threw some of our favorite Dylan videos, images and songs on there, just to keep things lively. As Bob would say…well, I’m sure he’d say something, but it would probably be kind of tricky to figure out exactly what it was.
Pop sensation Lady Gaga is selling her new album, “Born This Way,” today for just $0.99 on Amazon!
In celebration (is that the right word?), we’re taking a lovingly terrified look back at the various, increasingly bold fashion choices of Ms. Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta. Our Lady Gaga Fashion List boasts an exhaustive gallery of photographs of Mother Monster in her natural element. Hope you all like goofy hats…