My esteemed colleague, Thom Hickey, shared with me a list created using the WorldCat.org Lists beta application. I told him I'd give him a 15 minute head start to blog about this (he found the list, after all): it is too good to pass up.
We've made it a little challenging to find (or even know about) LISTS so far, but early in the life cycle, there are apparently a few intrepid souls that tried it out. One of them, Daniel Cornwall, generated an instant classic:
This gem of 52 items (what, no joker?) belongs on David Letterman or All Things Considered.
Some of my personal favorites (my annotations):
- Citizenship and the strawberry jam. (Got milk?)
- After the cold war : living with lower defense spending. (ok, so some of these aren't exactly current... thank heaven we were saved from THIS particular fate)
- Everything you always wanted to know about shipping high-level nuclear wastes (a new candidate for the Dummies series?)
- Gobbledygook has gotta go. (what chance do we have?)
- The national money laundering strategy for ... (I think this rounds to the Ways and Means Committee)
- State-of-the-art dummy selection. (A fast moving field if ever there was one)
If you want to make your own lists, funny or otherwise, register at WorldCat.Org and get busy.
Image: rites of summer (June, 2007)