Google’s New Knowledge Graph Explained

Ranker’s resident data scientist, Ravi Iyer, unlocks the secrets of the universe!

Or at least Google’s new Knowledge Graph.

Check it out.

The Darker Side Of 30 Rock, Funny Names, Greatest Movies, and Batman

The Darker Side of “30 Rock”

Data collected from our site shows that people who like 30 Rock have a dark side…

 

 

Best Rock Bands/Artists Of All Time

The Beatles..no the Stones…no Zeppelin…no The Beatles…the battle rages on

 

Funniest Real Names of Celebrities

You’ll be shocked and awed and tickled by this list.

The Best Characters from Batman Comics

Ranker cannot wait for the new Batman movie to come out! Who’s your favorite character?

 

 

The Best Movies Of All Time

Ranky chose this list this week because of a list he read on on Film School Rejects. See they said they complied The 10 Greatest Movies of All Time (According to the Internet) but really they got a bunch of movie critics together to choose them. Now, that’s not the Internet…you guys are the Internet and you voted on our list….a lot. Personally, Ranky doesn’t trust people who put Empire Records on their personal top 10 movie list that is clearly a guilty pleasure pick. A lot of these seem to be “safe” choices and the don’t even get Ranky started on the female critics on their lists…Ranky is quite the film snob. However, the fact several critics chose “The Apartment” made up for a lot of other things ( mainly Alison Long and Gwen Reyes choices).

 

 

 

 

What’s Your Criteria?

Ranker has added something new to our lists! What can we say…we like to spoil you rotten with new and easy to use features. This new feature is List Criteria. Have you ever been on a list and wondered “how did they decide this thing should be on this list?” List Criteria answers that question for you.

Now, when you make a list you can easily tell people the ground rules and criteria you used to select your items. For instance on this list:

Best Theatre Shows Currently Running In L.A

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Arial Kana decided to use live performances that are currently running in L.A. So, if you really loved West Side Story at the Pantages and you wanted to put it on this list you couldn’t because it’s not currently running. If you love Billy Elliot you could add it because that is currently at the Pantages. Get it?

It’s a great way to clarify your list and help others add relevant content. Maker sure you sue List Criteria and let us know what you think of it at feedback@ranker.com.

Happy Ranking!

 

Comic Books, BBQ, and Star Wars (sounds like a pretty good weekend)

Best Foods on a BBQ

 Prom Theme Ideas

25 Animals Wearing Star Wars Costumes

 

Best Movies Based on Marvel Comics

 

Celebrity Deaths: 2012 Famous Deaths List

 

 

Killer Movies Sets, Horrible Bosses, and Gary Busey OH MY!

The 13 Craziest Gary Busey Stories

Game of Thrones: The Fan Report &

Game of Thrones Fan Report: Behind the Numbers

The 13 Most Horrible Bosses of All Time

 

 

7 Classic Film Sets That Actually Killed People

 

 

The Game of Thrones Infographic: How We Did It

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.

Game of Thrones: The Fan Report

Just posted to our new Ranker “Data” blog is a fascinating infographic exploring the tastes and interests of hardcore “Game of Thrones” fans. The results are… you guessed it… a bit strange. Click through to see our findings.

Easter Weekend and Inappropriate Memes

Best Easter Candy

 

The Best Jesus Christ Movies of All Time

 

Big Hollywood’s Top 5 Easter Weekend Movies

 

The 8 Craziest Bunny Costume Arrests

 

The 12 Greatest Jesus Memes of All Time

The Very Best of the Guido Jesus Meme

The Absolute Best of the Raptor Jesus Meme

 

 

April Fools and Game Of Thrones Weekend

Mad Men Weekend

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:

 

1. The Very Best of the Mad Men Season 5 Poster Meme

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.

 

2. The Hottest Women from Mad Men

The hottest “Mad Men” women are easily some of the sexiest women on television with their striking beauty and dangerous curves.

3. Top 20 Sexist Roger Sterling Quotes

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.

4. 25 Sexiest Jon Hamm Photos

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.

5. This Week In Mad Men

This is a video/pod cast where the hosts dress up and recap Mad Men for you…it is amazing.