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The Top Ten Lists On Ranker This Week

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Twisted Tuesday

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.

13 People Who Married Inanimate Objects

Weekend Round-Up

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:

1. Top 10 Untrue Myths About Animals

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!

 

2. The Top Ten Craziest Things People Have Sold Their Body For

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!

3. Titles In Search Of A Script

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.

4. Hottest Sports Illustrated Swimsuit Models of All Time

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.

5. 20 Cats And Dogs Hugging It Out

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!!

Twisted Tuesday: Valentine’s Day Edition

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!

 

Weekend Round Up

ROUND UP! This is an emotional post for me, see this first item on this list….well, ugh, okay, guys look here’s the thing…I love Star Wars, I really love it. I feel like I would fit in in the at the cantina, and that I’d be cool with  Han, and that Leia would totally go for me. She would, I’m way more charming than Solo. But with the 3D version coming out…and Lucus being all over the place, it’s hurt my Star Wars relationship and THIS…THIS WAS THE LAST STRAW BETWEEN ME AND GEORGE LUCAS:

George Lucas Says Greedo Shot First

Shenanigans! I call complete and utter shenanigans! HAN SHOT FIRST! Everyone knows Han shot first, you cannot rewrite history! This matters people, this matters a lot. How dare he. HOW DARE HE!!!

Worst Oscar Winners

Oscars are coming up, and this list bugs me. See, I liked Roberto Benigni’s excitement. I didn’t like a 9 year old Anna Paquin winning, or Catherine Zeta Jones (who completely ruined it by being pregnant). So this list needs some attention, and some good voting.

Celebrity Death Pool 

Two Words: Macaulay Culkin. He’s the dark horse in this race, guys. Since Mila Kunis left him….it’s been a ticking clock.

(Famous)Girls With Tattoos

I liked this list because it allowed me to play a really fun game on Facebook with you guys, and I like when we spend time together (and Megan Fox). Okay?!

6 Insane (But Convincing) Theories on Children’s Pop Culture

Tao Of Pooh, read it. Enough Said.

You know the drill, leave your favorites in the comments!

 

 

Weekend Roundup

It’s that time where I round up the best links of the week. So, in no particular order here we go:

1. 5 Lost Photos That Could Have Changed History
How you lose these things is beyond me. I’m little and I can’t reach very high to use shelves, so I find myself stuffing things in nooks and crannies around the office and I always find them. How are you going to lose photos that were taken at the exact moment RFK was shot? Those are important.

2. Americans Who Least Deserve Fame & Fortune

 

From RFK who deserved fame to those that DO NOT. I like to watch reality TV as much as the next mascot but Jersey Shore and the Kardashians…I don’t get it. Did you know Kim K get’s $10,00o to tweet?! WHY!?

3.  Teenagers Can’t Answer Basic Trivia

This one is upsetting and hilarious. One girl says Canada is a state, they don’t know the capital city of the state they’re currently in. Wow.

4.Vocalists Who Would Be Lost Without Their Guitars

I really like this list because it’s not the usual “best musician” list it has an added edge.  And really where would Hendrix be without his guitar?

5. This Picture:

It’s so funny because it’s true. This guy is a big drinker if all his hype is to be believed. Plus I idolize this guy, I’d like to be Ranky: The Most Interesting Mascot In The World, but I drink pressed juice…not beer.

So, there is is the top five links of the week. Honorable mention goes out to EVERYBODY that played our Fun Friday game, that was a blast! I can’t wait for next Friday…I’m cooking up some good ones.

Tell me what your favorite things this week were!

Weekend Roundup

Hi Guys,

 

It’s time for the weekend roundup! So, in no particular order here are the top five things we liked from around the internet.

1. 2012 Best Picture Nominees Recast With Dogs

Dogs are stupidly cute. They’re cute almost all of the time, so of course seeing them posed in these positions is a win. It makes me want to see War Dog, cause god knows I did not want to see War Horse. Can you even believe that it was nominated for best picture? There’s a scene that’s almost 30 mins (feels like hours) of him trying to get this horse to plow a field, you put that chihuahua down in a field it’s gonna run, cut that scene down to 5 minutes.

 

2.  Best Fantasy Worlds

I am so ready for Game of Thrones to start that every thing that is fantasy related makes me happy. So this is right up my alley. It’s unbelieveable to me that at the time of this post  Westeros is 15th! 15th!!!! Guys, that world is amazing…there’s seven kingdoms, and dragons, and really attractive women.

 

3.  Worst SAG Winners

Some people just don’t deserve things. There I said it. Sarah Jessica Parker did not deserve a SAG award! And I didn’t even like Dreamgirls….but I love Beyonce. Sometimes I do my “Ranky Dance” to her music.

4.  This Picture:

This old woman is amazing. She’s carrying three guns and told a cop she’s not afraid of a “f*&#ing thing”. Makes us think about Grandma Ranky…she was pretty B.A herself, that’s where we got it from.

 

5. Literary Tattoos

I love reading, and I love tattoos so this is a win. I also had fun playing a game on Facebook today with most you where you had to guess the book the literary tattoo came from. It’s fun to know what people are into and what matters to them. There were so many “Giving Tree” and Kurt Vonnegut tattoos our little listing heart swelled. Those are two of our favorites, and as you can tell from the site, I have a lot of favorites.

Honorable mention goes to my debut on Wednesday. I had such an awesome reception and really appreciate it. So, thanks guys!

Now you know what I liked from this week, I want to know what you liked. Leave it in the comments, tweet at me @Ranker, or head to FB and tell me there.

OH, and guys one more thing…I want to know what you want to read about on this blog. See, I was thinking about doing Twisted Tuesdays where we talk about crazy news. What do you think?

 

Ranky

 

 

Allow Me To E-troduce Myself

 

Hi Guys,

My name is Ranky and I’m the new face of Ranker, you’ll be hearing from me a lot on this blog and on twitter. I know you guys already know some facts about me but what you may not know is that I take being a mascot very seriously. It’s not just a job it’s a lifestyle.

I feel like mascots have been pushed aside and haven’t gotten the respect they deserve. We’re more than just an adorable face! I don’t want to get all political but I’m passionate about my role and about my fellow mascots. See, I’m a huge sports fan and I really love Sportscenter those commercials crack me up! While I was at the Ranker office this video was brought to my attention:

Hilltopper Sportscenter

That’s the Hilltopper and boy, if you want to have a wild night give that guy a call. Even though Hilltopper has since given up the life, I gotta say this video made me a little annoyed, yeah it was all in good fun and those guys at Sportscenter are awesome, but mascot bathroom rights are no joke. It’s really hard to hold it when you’ve got a tiny bladder like I do.

So, I’ve decided to give mascots a voice, you should expect to hear from me quite often sounding off about this or that, talking about my favorite lists. I like to write and memorize lists…just like that guy from Criminal Minds…did you see that episode? It was on last week the one about the Zodiac killer? Wasn’t it so good? Anyway…

It was very nice to e-meet you!

Cheers,

Ranky

Weekend Roundup

It’s time for your weekend round up, this is the place where we round up our favorite lists of the week…it’s pretty self explanatory.

1. Politicians Singing List

We are not even a little embarrassed to say that when Barack Obama sang  Al Green’s “Let’s Stay Together” our hearts skipped a beat. The man has skills to woo us. But this list is more about the people you don’t want to see sing…the ones that make you cringe…you know us we love a good cringe.

 

2. Celebrity Death Pool

Yes, it’s morbid and can be considered morally wrong to vote on who’s going to die this year…but it’s also fun. We have this death pool going, you can add your celeb and you can vote up other ones. We like to think it makes death a little easier…cause everything is easier when you’re winning.

3.  This Video

Adorable, sickeningly adorable. These creatures have such cute faces it makes me want to scream “JUST STOP BEING SO CUTE ALL OF THE TIME!” which is also how I feel about Ryan Gosling.

 

4.  Alternative Movie Posters

This list is amazing, and whoever came up with these casting decisions should be running Hollywood. I really wish Audrey Hepburn, James Dean, and Jimmy Stewart had been in Rushmore.

 

 

5.  6 Fictional Places That Actually Exist

This list is great because it confirms that Middle Earth is real, and that is an amazing piece of knowledge.

Honorable mentions go to the article 5 Websites That Could Have Made A Difference In Protesting SOPA because Forbes mentions us, and that was really cool.

Next is this video: Gay Rights Movement this is an amazing trailer for a documentary that’s being made. We don’t want to get political or offend anyone but this is a moving piece of work and this is an issue that matters. So, way to go guys!

 

There it is your weekend round up. Make sure you tell us what you loved this week and leave it in the comments or lets us know on Facebook and Twitter.