The List of the Day Got Skillz

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.

Happy List of the Day, Mr. President…

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.

The Internet Kills People List of the Day

Miley Cyrus Dead

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. 

Top 8 Celebrities That Were Killed By The Internet

Killed celebrities include Oprah, Jackie Chan, Miley Cyrus and more. Here’s Jeff Goldblum proving he’s alive on The Colbert Report.

The Colbert Report
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This Here’s the Wildest List of the Day in the Wilderness

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 Annoying Customer’s List of the Day

Have you ever ordered something not on the menu at a Fast Food restaurant? Maybe something off of a “secret” menu? Few have, but when you do one of two things can happen: 

1. The cashier knows exactly what you mean, and they’re totally on board. You get something delicious and you have now educated everyone in line behind you. 

2. They have no idea what you’re talking about and you look like a complete jerk who is wasting the cashier’s time and everyone else’s time. 

This weekend, checkout this collection of Secret Menu Items lists and see what you’re brave enough to try. From trying Jamba Juice’s secret menu items like the Green Gummi Bear, to ordering a root beer float off of McDonald’s Secret Menu, to exploring the depths of the In N Out Burger hidden menu

Be brave and Godspeed.

^WORTH THE RISK^

Bangkok Has the List of the Day Now…

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…

The List of the Day (in a Can!)

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. 

This is why we're fat

We bring you the Top 10 Craziest Food Abominations of All Time (before Epic Meal Time, of course), including such delicacies as Fried Coke and the Domino’s Oreo Cookie Pizza.

Sausage Wrapped Burritos

In case you were wondering, yes, this is a Taco Bell Cheesy Double-Beef Burrito Wrapped in a Sausage.

The “Happy Birthday Star Wars” List of the Day

Our old girl Star Wars: A New Hope turned 34 years old today, and she’s becoming quite the cougar (although 34 isn’t quite cougar age, so I believe the correct term should be Bobcat).

Bobcat Wars! Rawr!

RAWR

In honor of this, our List of the Day is a collection of the best Star Wars Fan Films ever made. Have fun losing your afternoon to this collection of 30 pieces of fan art. That’s right, art. What? 

Star Wars Fan Films

Just Like Tom Thumb’s List of the Day

Happy 70th birthday to living legend Bob Dylan! In honor of Mr. Zimmerman’s ridiculously epic career in music and, yes, film (you guys haven’t seen “Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid?!?!?”), our List of the Day is a collection of 30 of Bob Dylan’s most humorous, deadpan, cynical and insightful quotes and lyrics.

Bob Dylan

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.

Put Your Paws Up! It’s Our List of the Day!

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…

Gaga and Grammys