Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Check Lists

I've always been obsessed with lists. My brothers were, too. I can remember before the World Wide Web became part of my workday I used to sit at my desk (during down time) and just write lists. Lists of movies I'd seen, lists of books I'd read, lists of albums I owned. The Go-Go's even wrote a song about list obsessions called "Girl of 100 Lists." These days lists are all the rage. My friends in the magazine industry say that the only way to get an issue to sell is to feature some snazzy list on the cover. TV shows are based entirely around lists.

My cyberfriend Ed over at Whine and Cheese posted two fun lists that you might want to check out:

Time Magazine's All-Time 100 Novels

Total Film's 100 Greatest Movies Of All Time

He "did better" on the movie list than on the book list, and so did I ...

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