New post up on our “Ranker Data Blog” explaining how we put together our “Game of Thrones Fan Report” infographic from last week. Is your appreciation for incest-themed high fantasy series equaled only by your passion for statistical analysis? Then this is the post for you. Check it out.
Mad Men is one of the most critically acclaimed shows on television, and several of us at Ranker are fans. It is returning for Season Five this Sunday with a 2 hour premiere. So we did some Mad Men lists for your enjoyment:
Mad Men Season Five’s Promo Poster had ample blank space. This fostered some great subway, photoshop and street artists to take advantage. These are the top 20 Mad Men Season Five Promo Graffiti Posters.
The hottest “Mad Men” women are easily some of the sexiest women on television with their striking beauty and dangerous curves.
One of the greatest things about AMC’s Mad Men is John Slattery’s depiction of the racist, sexist and utterly 60s businessman character Roger Sterling.
Jon Hamm is on one of TV’s hottest shows, Mad Men, he’s also one of the hottest men. Jon played Don Draper, creative director of an advertising firm set in the 1960′s.
This is a video/pod cast where the hosts dress up and recap Mad Men for you…it is amazing.
Objectum Sexuals -are a group of people who fall in love with objects. They believe that this is a reciprocated feeling and that they can communicate telepathically with these items.
This list is compiled of 13 people who suffer from OS, one woman on the list, Amy Wolf , is in love with a fairground ride called 1001 Nacht. She shows her love for the ride by writing it poetry, and carrying around extra nuts and bolts from the ride.
Erika La Tour Eiffel married the Eiffel Tower and then legally changed her name to “take” the last name of her wife. Yes, Erika gets a “sense of gender” and the Eiffel Tower is apparently a female. Erika joined the US Air Force but during her training, was sexually assaulted, and defended herself with a Japanese sword, which was her lover at the time. She refused to give up (break up) with the weapon and was then discharged from the military for psychological reasons. She then fell in love with an archery bow – she became a US medal champion in archery – but her feelings for the bow had run it’s course and that relationship ended. That’s when Erika moved on to Eiffel, on their one-year anniversary, Erika goes back to visit the Eiffel Tower to consummate their marriage. She lifts up her skirt, and straddles one of the beams with “no barrier” between them.
All of this can be seen in a documentary called “Married To The Eiffel Tower”, or you can just take a look at our list.
It’s the weekend and I’m pretty excited for it. I’ve got a lot of things planned, Disneyland, catching up on my DVR (DO NOT tell me what happens on Downton Abbey, I haven’t watched yet), maybe seeing a new movie. What are you guys up to this weekend?
Let’s look back over the week and see what cool lists the internet put out:
We used this list during our “Friday Game Day” I really did think that rice killed birds…and I could not believe this rabbit was real:
But he is, that’s Herman (the bunny not the man) he’s 22 pounds and three feet tall. Daaaaang!
This list is insane, how badly do you have to want an iPhone that you would give your kidney for it? The phone is only cool for about 20 mins, then you just get sick of it. Your kidney on the other hand is good for a lifetime!
Lists Of Note put together this really awesome and interesting list. Apparently, Kubrick and his personal assistant, Tony Frewin, kept an ever-growing, lighthearted list of potential movie titles that they called, “Titles in search of a script.” This is an excerpt from it. The creative mind is such an amazing and crazy thing.
Kate Upton is the new model for this years SI: Swimsuit Issue, so naturally we had to make a list of the hottest models…because Kate is pretty hard to beat.
Do I need to explain this one? It’s cats and dogs… two creature who are thought to be mortal enemies hugging and it is adorable.
There it is the weekend round-up. Question for you guys, how many of you would be interested in seeing a video series of these featuring Ranker people? Maybe even a few of you guys as special guests? Think about it and let us know!!
Ranker does everything with a twist, we don’t just do “Best Of” lists we do “Best Of And Then Some” lists. For example we don’t just “great singers” we do Vocalists Who Would Be Lost Without Their Guitars. See, a little twist goes a long way!
So, this Tuesday happens to be Valentine’s day, and so we’re going to tell you some twisted facts about today.
February has long been celebrated as a “romantic month” mainly because it contains Valentine’s Day. This day is all about candies, flowers, and love– or is it? The legend of Valentine’s Day is clouded in mystery but what we do know is this:
There are 3 different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. Whoa, that got dark.
One of the more famous stories is of course, a more romantic one see, Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, so being the sweetheart that he was, he outlawed marriage for young men. Valentine, realizing that it was B.S to deny people marriage (do you hear that prop 8?), defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine was found out, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Now, that is a man that believes in the sanctity of marriage.
But there are other stories that would have you believe that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons, where they were often beaten and tortured. This legend says, an imprisoned Valentine actually sent the first “valentine” greeting himself after he fell in love with a young girl–maybe his jailor’s daughter–who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter signed “From your Valentine,” an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is unclear it’s always very romantic and somewhat dangerous.
So there you have it…the twist truth on this Tuesday Valentine’s Day Edition!