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…
Now, every time you publish a list on Ranker, you’ll have the option of allowing people to vote on the order of your lists, thus changing them to whatever the Ranker community deems fit.
And, if you so choose, you can turn on our new VoteRank feature that automatically re-ranks your lists based on the votes of your judging/adoring fellow Rankers.
There are two choices:
Allow Voting – others will be able to like or dislike items on your lists.
Allow VoteRank – when this is turned on, these votes will change the order of your list, based on what people like or dislike.
So add this on an existing list of yours or go publish a new list of The Worst Movies of 2011, The Greediest Politicians of 2011, Companies That Will Fail in 2011, or anything else that will get your friends riled up. Look in the Bells & Whistles section for the “Allow Voting” or “Allow VoteRank” options and let the victors be decided on the battlefields.
Dear Rankers, Don’t adjust your monitors, that blue background you see on Ranker is intentional. We added it this week, and we’ve already gotten word that Papa Smurf is a big fan of the change. So, that’s exciting.
In other Ranker news, we’ve also upgraded profile pages across the site, making it easy to tell the world who you are and what you’ve ranked. You can even control the order your lists display in, to showcase the ones you’re most proud of. And, you can now leave notes for other users on their profile pages too, so you can easily reach out to your fellow Rankers.
We’ve also made a lot of other little changes, including making the site faster and making it easier for you to login via Facebook, Twitter, Gmail and Yahoo. If you have any feedback, questions or comments about anything new you see on Ranker, please feel free to email us, Tweet us or get in touch with us on Facebook. We’d love to hear from you! Just don’t ask us to share our tiger’s blood with you…