Featured List on Ranker http://ranker.com The Top Staff Favorites on Ranker http://ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com Top Ranking lists, Most Popular Lists, Most Visited Lists <![CDATA[The TV Shows Most Loved by Hipsters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/tv-shows-most-loved-by-hipsters/ranker-tv List of TV shows hipsters love, currently running and from the past. Perhaps a TV-watching hipster seems like an oxymoron; after all, part of being a hipster is eschewing the mainstream and doing things that are different. These TV shows hipsters love, however, show that sometimes TV can be just different enough.

 Some hipster TV shows feature characters who are themselves hipsters. Think of Jess Day from “New Girl” -- from the black-framed glasses to the clothes to her attitude, she’s the quintessential hipster TV character. Or consider Fred Armisen and Carrie Brownstein from “Portlandia,” who’ve portrayed characters that embody yet satirize the typical hipster: from a focus on eco-friendly life to arguments about who read it/saw it/heard it first, the pair is everything hipster. Hipster TV characters aren’t new, either. Remember Dobie Gillis? He was a hipster. Or, was he, like, a beatnik, man?

 Other TV shows hipsters love don’t have hipster characters, but they’re peripheral enough to be enjoyed ironically or specifically because they are uncool. This class of TV shows for hipsters includes both older shows, such as “Star Trek,” and ones that are still being produced, such as “Jeopardy.” Hipsters also enjoy TV shows meant for a younger audience -- it’s hard to deny the hipster appeal of “The Powerpuff Girls.”

 Whether viewers call themselves hipsters, these TV shows with hipster appeal range from comedy to drama to game show and everything in between. For extra hipster cred, be sure to watch them on an old black-and-white TV or on a MacBook.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest San Jose Sharks of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/greatest-san-jose-sharks-of-all-time/ranker-hockey List of the greatest San Jose Sharks of all time. The players on this list have been ranked by the community in order of awesomeness during their stints playing for the San Jose Sharks. In the National Hockey League, the San Jose Sharks play at the SAP Center at San Jose in California. The stadium is known to locals as the Shark Tank, and these are the best sharks to ever have swam in the tank.

As members of the Pacific Division of the NHL's Western Conference, coach Todd McLellan got stars like Joe Thornton and Tomas Hertl in the 2013-14 season, but there are so many other great players in the history of the San Jose Sharks. Men like Jeff Friesen and Marco Sturm have all played their hearts out and are joined by other great Sharks on this list of the best. 

Vote up the best San Jose Sharks below and see where your favorites rank!

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<![CDATA[The Hardest Video Game Boss Battles]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-10-hardest-video-game-boss-battles-/pt_tesla The hardest video game bosses to beat are the fictional characters that stare you down and stand in the way of victory in your gaming environment. Of course, not all boss battles in video games are created equal. Some boss battles are just better than others. These are the hardest bosses with the best payoff - where the fights are hard, but worth it.

What is the hardest video game boss ever? What are the hardest videogame bosses to beat? From bosses in Final Fantasy to God of War to Diablo, these are the hardest (and most satisfying) boss battles to beat - but they're also the ones that make you feel the greatest sense of accomplishment.


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<![CDATA[The Most Iconic Celebrity First Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/most-iconic-celebrity-first-names/carlybobarly What's in a name? For some famous folks, naming is everything. Here's a list of celebrities, actors, musicians, sports stars, and politicians who have one-of-a-kind real first names. In fact, these stars' names are so unique that you can't even really steal them for your own kids. Like, what, "This is my daughter, Madonna"? "Did you eat the last cookie, RuPaul"? No, if you give a child any of these iconic names, you are basically just naming him or her after a celebrity. Sorry, but there can be only one Beyoncé. 

What are the most unique celebrity names? This list only includes real given first names - no stage names or pseudonyms. Many listed are mononymous people who are known just by a single name, like Shakira, Kesha, and Prince. Others have well-known surnames, even if they don't need them, like Charlize Theron and Kanye West. Many of the names on this list are popular in other cultures or on other continents, but are not common in North America. Other names may be used by more than one famous person or even fictional character, but everyone knows who the true Elvis is (i.e. not Elvis Costello) and the true Cher (i.e. not Cher from Clueless). 

Anyway, these famous people names are the ones for whom you don't need clarification. You are never like, "Wait, which Tupac?" Vote up the ones that are so unique that you hope to never find out that a person you know has give their baby the same name. 
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<![CDATA[Characters Who Are Most Worthy Of Lifting Mjolnir]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/characters-who-are-most-worthy-of-lifting-mjolnir Not just anyone can lift Thor's hammer. Thanks to an enchantment by Odin, only one who is worthy is capable of wielding Mjolnir. While worthiness is rather subjective, it's no joke. Many physically strong beings have tried to heft it, but can't even get it to budge.

In the comics, there are a number of characters who have lifted the uru metal weapon. Some of them are in the main Marvel continuity. Some are from alternate continuities, what-ifs, or company crossovers. Based on what we know about Thor as a character in the comics, who do you think should be able to lift Mjolnir with no problem?
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<![CDATA[The Very Best Pop-Tart Flavors]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-pop-tart-flavors-v1/ranker-food A list of all the Pop Tarts flavors to be voted on to determine the best flavor from the company. The flavors are from Pop Tarts’ unfrosted flavors, limited edition flavors, original flavors and low fat flavors. Each flavor appears once, even though some may cross over from different categories of the Pop-Tarts products. The list poses the question, “What is the best flavor from Pop-Tarts?” Each flavor of Pop Tarts has a picture next to it to show the way the product will look on the grocery store shelves. The list is of every flavors from Pop Tarts, including maple brown sugar, chocolate chip cookie dough, brown sugar cinnamon, and many more. Each flavor can be voted on as your favorite, with the list order changing with every vote that’s cast. Pop Tarts are made by the Kellogg Company and are the company’s most popular brand in the United States. They are mainly distributed in the U.S. and also in Canada, Finland, the U.K. and Ireland. The toaster pastries come in a variety of flavors with the originals being strawberry, blueberry and brown sugar cinnamon. The products are enclosed in foil to keep the pastries from spoiling and can be snacked on with or without being heated up in a toaster.
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<![CDATA[Things You Spend the Most Time Doing as a Parent]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-you-spend-the-most-time-doing-as-a-parent/analise.dubner When you read the parenting books before your first kid arrives, there are a lot of things you are simply unprepared for. Sure, the diaper-changing and the constructive playtime are all covered, you think you got that shit down. But when the kid has been around for a while, you slowly start to realize that you are spending most of your parenting time doing things that no book warned you about. Vote up the stuff you spend the most time doing, and make sure to add any missing things.
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<![CDATA[The World's Most Inaccessible Places]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/inaccessible-places/kellen-perry There are plenty of places on the planet that are essentially inaccessible because of Mother Nature - remote islands, towering peaks, the deepest parts of the ocean - but man-made places that are inaccessible are a different breed.

Typically designed to either protect valuable goods (vaults, repositories) or protect the public from danger (bunkers, supermax prisons), what the hardest buildings in the world to break into all have in common is the remarkable human ingenuity behind their creation (how on earth do you design something that can deflect a nuclear bomb?). Here's a look at some of the most inaccessible places on the planet. 
 
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<![CDATA[The Best WWE Superstars of the '90s]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-wwe-superstars-of-the-90s/ranker-wrestling List of the best WWE Superstars of the 90s. The 90s had big boots (wrestling boots) to fill considering that they had to follow the 80s which is commonly referred to as the "golden era" of wrestling. The world was changing and wrestling had to change right along with it. And it did. Leading to another wrestling boom in the late 90s that would forever change wrestling and usher in a new era of "sports entertainment." I am of course talking about the phenomenon known as the "attitude era" but the attitude era along with the early 90s would be nothing without the wrestlers that made it so great. 

So, here they are. the greatest wrestlers to lace 'em up in the WWE (then WWF) in the 90s.

Who is your top wrestler of the 90's? It's a hard question, it's an extremely diverse decade in wrestling history, so, who's in your top ten? Vote up your favorite(s) now! Just vote! We just need you to vote. AND THAT'S THE BOTTOM LINE CUZ STONE. COLD. SAYS SO!!!
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<![CDATA[The Best Podcasts for Nerds]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/podcasts-for-nerds/jacob-shelton There are so many geeky podcasts floating around, it can be hard to know which ones are up your alley. If you’re seeking new podcasts for nerds, then this list has you taken care of. Whether you’re a nerd for TV shows from the '90s, comic books, science fiction, or true crime, there are plenty of nerdy podcasts on here for you to listen to in between games of D&D. Some of these podcasts might even help you out with your next move. You can even listen to D&D podcasts while playing D&D. Put your earbuds in and take a gander at this list of the best podcasts for nerds.

With so many different types of nerds out there, the podcasts nerds listen to can fit under such a huge umbrella that you can bet that almost anything you’re interested in has a couple of people talking into a microphone about it. Not all podcasts that are nerdy sound the same way. Some are mucho informational, while others are goofy and fun. And some manage to combine humor and intelligence in ways that are guaranteed to blow minds. If you’ve been looking for ideas about new podcasts to listen to, this list of nerd podcasts should keep you busy.

Vote on the nerdiest podcasts to listen to, and if this list of podcasts for geeks is missing your favorite nerd podcast, then add it yourself so your fellow nerdlingers can vote!

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<![CDATA[The Worst Noises Your Neighbors Make]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/worst-noises-neighbors-make/jacob-shelton Unless you live in the woods or in an ice cave, you probably have to deal with a few very annoying neighbors. Some times they can be cool, but most of the time they’re just infuriating noise machines that make you want to live in a submarine at the bottom of the ocean. Case in point, the upstairs neighbor who has been vacuuming for a full hour, and probably doesn't even have carpet up there. Annoying neighbors and noisy neighbors can take on many forms. From the frat boys that can’t stop blasting EDM at 2 am, to the artsy fartsy types who work on their audition pieces long into the night, they’re all making far too much noise and driving most of their fellow tenants and neighborhood dwellers insane. If you’re not sure if your neighbor fits the criteria for being SUPER ANNOYING, then just check out this list of the worst noises your neighbors make and start taking notes.

To be fair, everyone has probably played the part of the annoying neighbor at one point in their life without even knowing it. Who among us hasn’t listened to Lady Gaga at full volume on a Wednesday night? The difference between us and all those annoying neighbors out there is that we know when to call it a day. So from up here on the high horse, we present to you this list of all the annoying sounds your neighbors love to make.

Vote up the most annoying noises that your neighbors make and all the worst neighbor pet peeves. If your neighbor's special annoying noise isn't listed, add it and then file a noise complaint.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Male Celebrity Role Models]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/male-celebrity-role-models/lisa-waugh Male celebrities as role models... what are we looking for? Maybe someone who knows how to lead, be a good team member, or handle themselves in high stress situations. Celebrity role models for boys are not as hard to come by as you might think. Sure, there are your tiger blood guzzling crazy types, or butt-pinching Broadway theatre goers. There’s plenty of bad behavior once one achieves fame and fortune. Still, there’s always time for a second chance.

Lest we forget, Robert Downey Jr. used to be a hot mess and even went to prison. Now? He’s one of the more solid celebrity role models for boys because his story shows redemption and hope. There’s the nice guy (Chris Pratt), the stand-up guy (Nick Offerman), and celebrities as role models so cool you want to hang out with them all the time guy, like Dave Grohl and Keanu Reeves. There are the obvious old timers like John Goodman and Jeff Bridges. There’s the nice playboy (George Clooney). And then there’s the king of the actor role models, everyman Bill Murray.

Sure, everyone has feet of clay and no one on this list of celebrity role models is perfect. They are, however, artist and actor role models who have managed to not completely set their lives on fire, or if they have, have weathered the storm and have insight to share.

Which musician or actor role model is your money riding on? Which actor role model would you recommend to your child? Have a beer with? Watch the game? Have bail you out of jail? Vote up the best celebrities as role models below, or add the men you find positive and inspiring, and set an example for all.

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<![CDATA[The Greatest American Novels]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-american-novels/ranker-books List of some of the best American novels from classic writers, like Nathaniel Hawthorne, to more modern names, like Stephen King, with room for the list to grow. There is an option to add your favorite American novels to the list if yours is not already on there.

The list asks the question, "What is the best American novel?" with novels from William Faulkner, Toni Morrison, Philip Roth and Nathaniel Hawthorne, plus many more that have written great American novels since then. More modern American novels are included, such as The Road by Cormac McCarthy and The Stand by Stephen King, which may be more familiar.
 
American novels can represent the spirit of the age in the United States during the time it was written or the time it was set in. The American novel is written by those who are knowledgeable about the state, culture and even the perspective of those during that time.

Some of these best American novels may have also been on the reading curriculum in school, like Uncle Tom's Cabin by Harriet Beecher Stowe, The Scarlet Letter by Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Things They Carried by Tim O’Brien or To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee. Be sure to vote not just on your favorite authors, but on your favorite novel of all time, as some authors may be listed twice for other novels that are considered the best.

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<![CDATA[Lesser-Known Bands and Musicians Who Will Explode in 2016]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/2016-new-bands-and-musicians/cehudspeth In 2016, we’ve already seen a great deal of new music and the emergence of new bands, but the best albums are often credited to the mainstream artists everyone already knows. However, there are plenty of musicians that fly under the radar, still unappreciated and unknown, yet they have the potential to blow up into stardom one of these days. These are the bands and artists you may not know yet, but who have the greatest potential to see a massive rise in popularity.
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<![CDATA[The Best Alcoholic Drinks for Summer Brunch]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-drinks-for-brunch/ranker-food What is the best way to start a beautiful summer day? With an alcoholic beverage right at your brunch table. These are the most delicious alcoholic drinks for brunch, ranked by drinkers who love brunch and drinking. When the warm summer sun calls you to come sit in it, nothing will help you forget your worries more quickly than a boozy beverage. Sunny days call for light, refreshing cocktails and flavorful beers. Which are the best to order for brunch?

You're up, you're dressed, you're at the restaurant on time, re-hashing your night / life with your pals. What alcoholic brunch drinks catch your eye on the menu? For the casual drinker, a lovely champagne mimosa or a seasonal summer ale might do the trick. How about a citrusy cocktail like a greyhound or even a margarita? Live a little! Best of all, almost any type of beer is great for brunch, from a light witbier or hefeweizen to a full-bodied stout. Whether you are getting a slice of grapefruit or a full English breakfast, there's a brunch drink that will perfectly complement your meal. Two or three drinks will guarantee a summer day you'll never forget.
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<![CDATA[The Best Female Celebrity Role Models]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/female-celebrity-role-models/lisa-waugh Who are the top celebrity role models for girls? They're those famous females who encourage girls to be themselves and to stay true to their own thoughts and imaginations. They run their own world and make their own decisions. No one is perfect and celebrity role models for girls are certainly human. It’s because of this, not despite it, that artists and actress role models can best influence the badass women of tomorrow. This list aims to include both women who have always been positive role models, as well as those who have faced some tough times, scrutiny, and even scandal to come out on the other end even more successful and healthy than ever.

The older ladies on this list have been around the block and can give some real life on surviving the slings and arrows of life. Betty White is one of the most positive celebrity role models for girls because she’s been scandal-free, hardworking, hilarious, and still popular as she approaches a century.

Younger female actor role models can teach a master class on how to lead, too. Emma Watson is a UN ambassador and has been inspiring girls since her Hermione days. Her HeForShe campaign has put Watson on the world stage where she is happy to inspire and promote women. "My recent research has shown me that 'feminism' has become an unpopular word. Women are choosing not to identify as feminists ... Why has the word become such an unpopular one?” Why, indeed, Miss Watson.

P!nk, Ellen Degeneres, Leslie Jones, and Katharine Hepburn are examples of role models who inspire young girls to embrace both sides of their personalities. You can be a girly girl and then switch over to sports in a flash. You can be smart, nerdy, introverted, or a social butterfly. Just be yourself in all cases, according to these celebrity role modes for girls. In fact, Amy Poehler started an entire online community, Amy Poehler's Smart Girls, dedicated to this mission.

Who leads the pack of the top artist and actress role models? Who will stand the test of time as one of the most influential celebrity role models for girls? Upvote the female role models who inspire you the most or add any other Hollywood celebrities who are leading the way.

The Best Female Celebrity Role Models]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Small Towns in Television History]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-tv-small-towns/alexandra-plesa Oh, small towns: where everybody knows everybody, secrets eventually come out, and you always run into someone you know on your way to the grocery store. There’s no wonder so many TV shows are set in small towns – the setting brings characters closer and allows for charming exterior shots.

Plus, the best TV towns have the unique appeal of giving viewers the urge to leave the big city behind and retire to a quieter life. Maybe somewhere sunny, where attending town events is mandatory and locking your doors doesn’t always have to be on your to-do list.

However, not all small towns on television are safe and idyllic. Some are populated with supernatural creatures, while others lose tourism points due to their unusually high crime rate. And yet, viewers can’t help but imagine how it would be to live in a place where vampires throw the most epic parties and witches can totally bring you back to life if you lose your head along the way.

These are the best small towns in television history. Which one is your favorite?

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<![CDATA[The Most WTF Gifts You Can Buy On Groupon]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/weird-groupon-deals/candice-darden Groupon is the place to go to get great local restaurant, spa, and entertainment deals... but it's also the home of some truly weird and downright bizarre deals. These strange, funny daily deals can actually make the perfect gift for that quirky person in your life who loves all things odd, or if you're looking to mix things up yourself. From a naked magic show, Golden Girls drag show, phone pet psychic sessions, and dining in the dark (like total pitch blackness) there's truly something for everyone as far as Groupons for weird stuff. We've combed Groupon for the ultimate of weird Internet coupons, and come up with some truly ~unique~ deals that you can actually purchase. Check out the list below and vote up the most WTF gifts you can buy on Groupon!
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<![CDATA[The Top Celebrity Fashion Icons of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/top-fashion-icons-of-all-time/celebrity-insider List of celebrity fashion icons. Celebrities often have a very big impact on fashion trends. The celebrity icons, both women and men, on this list have inspired many people to try and emulate them through copying some of their most famous styles that have been captured on camera. Whether they are famous for a timeless look or a passing trend, they've created some very memorable looks and are all thought of as top fashion icons.

What celebrities have the best sense of style? Vote on this list of iconic fashionistas and tell us which celebrity has had the biggest impact on fashion and who is the biggest fashion icon of all time.
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<![CDATA[The Greatest Female Tennis Players of the Open Era]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/greatest-female-tennis-players-of-the-open-era Who are the greatest female tennis players of the open era? For our purposes, this list includes some of the best female singles tennis players since the Open Era officially began in 1968. Some of these brilliant female tennis players have long since retired since winning countless major tournaments, but some continue to make headlines with their awesome skill on the court. Vote for the tennis playing women you believe are truly the best since the Open Era began, and vote down any that you don't think qualify. Also, feel free to rerank this list in any order you want. Debate about who is the greatest female tennis player of all time (Open Era or not) continues to this day, with some arguing that the honor goes to Steffi Graf, and others saying the title belongs to the incomparable Martina Navratilova. In their day, these two female tennis players were feared and revered by opponents, and with good reason. And certainly, no list of the best and greatest female tennis players of the Open Era would be complete without Serena Williams: She is arguably one of the, if not the absolute top current female tennis players in the world. Serena's sister, Venus Williams, also makes this list. If you're a tennis fan, you might also want to cast your vote (or rerank your own list of) the greatest male tennis players of the Open Era. Is Roger Federer the best, or should the honor go to Bjorn Borg? You decide, with your votes.
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<![CDATA[The Best Deep Fried Foods]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/the-best-deep-fried-foods Deep-frying imparts tasty, crispy flavor to pretty much any food cooked with this process, and as a result, it appears that people will eat just about anything if it has been deep-fried. There are of course the standard fried foods that are so prevalent in fast food, such as French fries and fried chicken, but many cultures and cuisines enjoy deep fried vegetables, tofu and even insects. A somewhat disturbing trend which has also grown in popularity is that of deep frying junk food, including cookies, candy bars and processed pastries!

This list will give you plenty of ideas re: good things to deep fry. Rank your favorites and feel free to add your own. Don't be hesitant; as many state fairs have proven, almost anything goes. Simply think of your favorite foods ever and then deep fry them. Voila: instant fine dining! Some of the most delicious foods in the world are fried, so don't hesitate to consider every option.

What is the strangest deep fried food you've ever tried? Was it any good? If it was, it belongs on this list. Obviously not everyone will love the same thing. French fries? Probably a winner with most. Fried pickles? That might be more of an acquired taste (though they really are delish with some ranch dressing). And here's a thought: Is there a particular vegetable you won't eat, ever? Try frying it up, the top deep fried foods; you might be pleasantly surprised (though your waistline and overall health might eventually suffer).
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<![CDATA[Celebrities Whose Names Are Hardest to Spell]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrity-name-spelling/amylindorff Some big time Hollywood celebrities have one tiny thing wrong with them: it's very hard to spell their names. These celebrities all have hard names to spell, either because they are much more complex than say, "John Smith," or because they are a creative take on a usually easy name, like "Katharine" Hepburn. Tricky!

The famous names on this list are ones you probably remember, because when you first heard them, you went "well, what now?" Do you misspell Shia LaBeouf every single time you search Google to learn about his latest antics? Yes, yes you do. It's okay, so does everyone else.

From Matthew Mcconnaughheyeyghey (Matthew Mcaun? Matthew Machonahy? Matthew Mahogany? Who even knows.) to Oscar 2013 darling Quvenzhané Wallis, there are some celebs with complicated names that you will just never master. It's okay, the world will keep spinning, I promise.

Celebrities with complicated names are also some of the biggest stars in Hollywood. Remember Monica from Friends? Of course you do, but you definitely don't remember the extra "e" in Courteney Cox! In any case, it's time for you to upvote the celebrity names you can never remember how to spell. Bonus: if you can think of any other famous people with confusing name spellings, then you can, and should, add them to this list for other mystified fans of big screen stars to ponder.

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<![CDATA[The Best Game of Thrones Minor Character Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-game-of-thrones-minor-character-names/ranker-of-thrones How many characters are in George R.R. Martin's A Song of Ice and Fire book series? Who knows. maybe millions. What we do know, is that a whole bunch of them are very minor players, who have really awesome character names, nicknames, and monikers. Some of these hilariously named characters also have small roles on HBO's Game of Thrones, so an even wider group of fans has been blessed with the opportunity to meet delightful characters like Dolorous Edd.

These aren't the Lannisters we're talking about - these are the lesser known characters who you only remember because their name is something crazy like Clubfoot Karl, or Swampy Meg. (Poor Swampy Meg.) The world of Westeros and Essos is large and complex, and the minor Game of Thrones characters on this list come from all parts of the realm, beyond the Wall, and even across the Narrow Sea.

No matter how these characters earned their unique, odd names, you surely won't forget them anytime soon, even if you can't remember whether they were a hedge knight or a smuggler. Martin has proved throughout ASOIAF that he is great and coming up with character names and it only makes the GoT universe more fun.

Vore up the strangest and funniest names of minor Game of Thrones characters below, and thank the old gods and the new that your parents didn't name you Whoresbane.
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<![CDATA[The Most Incredible Things Ever Found in Attics]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-found-in-attics/christopher-shultz Since the dawn of storage areas in the roofs of houses, there has been interesting things found in attics (don't take this fact as historically accurate). There are lots of things found in attics, like dust bunnies, cobwebs, sawdust, rafter beams, and the occasional bat, raccoon, or squirrel. But there are also stories about attics that contain a treasure trove of rare, astonishing, shocking, creepy, and downright weird things. Want to know about some of the most incredible things found in attics? Then read on... 
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<![CDATA[The Best Podcasts for Smart People]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/podcasts-for-smart-people/jacob-shelton The Ranker Podcast is for smart people. Listen to the latest episode now.



Thank goodness for whoever invented podcasts. Not only do they help people pass the time at work, but the best ones help us learn something. This list covers the best podcasts for smart people, no matter what subject you might be interested in. Thanks to the democratization of recording equipment, all someone needs to do to make a podcast is buy a microphone and start talking. While it's great to get all those different perspectives out in the world, if you want to learn something, you've got to choose the listen to the right voices. Whether you want to learn Chinese or bone up on economic policy, there’s a podcast for you.

Whether it's linguistics to philosophy, just about everyone has their favorite field of study. On this list of smart podcasts, you'll find plenty of ways to get through your next morning in traffic or boring road trip. From politics and science to book reviews and intellectual takes on pop culture, this list has you covered for whatever you want to listen to. Get your earbuds ready and check out this list of podcasts that smart people listen to.

Vote up your favorite podcasts that feed your brain, and if your favorite smart podcasts aren't on the list, then add them yourself, you smarty-pants.
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<![CDATA[The Best Vacation Spots in the Solar System]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-places-in-the-solar-system/michaelgraff The solar system is a vast, amazing place. From our Goldilocks-zone planet of Earth we've been able to observe and learn quite a lot about our solar neighborhood. Most of that knowledge has come from high tech probes and telescopes, letting us peek at the other celestial bodies that make up our solar system.

Getting there in person has proved a considerable challenge for our tenacious drive to explore. The whole solar system is hundreds of millions of kilometers of space, inhabited by objects that make up an infinitesimal fraction of that volume. And even if you could live long enough to make the voyage, these places aren't exactly hospitable, with all manners of intolerable cold, heat or toxicity.

But let's just assume we all had a TARDIS or something. What cool things in the solar system could you visit? What outer space tourist sites would be your favorite destinations in an age of space tourism? Once you've considered this important question, why not rank your favorite Star Wars planets also?

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<![CDATA[Important Things You Forgot Happened on Game of Thrones]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/game-of-thrones-plot-points-you-forgot/michaelgraff HBO's Game of Thrones might not have thousands of pages to pack with details, unlike the books on which it's based,  but there are more than enough to keep track of. Moving between several royal families and their scattered retainers, each episode builds up several dense story lines with backstories and contexts.

There's plenty of major developments that we all remember, highlights from each season. But there could be just as many things you forgot about Game of Thrones. Less dramatic moments, but filled with important details all the same. Or perhaps some lighter moments, quietly funny pauses that broke up the doom and gloom.

If you're looking to understand the story and the characters of the show a little better, here are 16 things you forgot happened on GoT.

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<![CDATA[The Best Super Nintendo (SNES) Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-super-nintendo-_snes_-games List of the best games ever released for the Super Nintendo Entertainment System. The 16-bit Super Nintendo (or SNES) video game console was available beginning in 1990 in Japan (where it was known as the Super Famicom) and the following year in North America, and was not discontinued until 2003 and 1999, respectively. During the 16-bit era (which primarily featured SNES competition from the Sega Genesis console), Super Nintendo was the world's best-selling video game system. Over 39 million SNES units were sold around the world (still shy of the incredible 61.91 million original Nintendo systems sold.) Even into the 32-bit era, Super Nintendo systems remained commonplace in homes around the world.

794 total games were officially released for the Super Nintendo system. The first games available for the new system were "Super Mario World," "F-Zero," "Pilotwings," "SimCity" and "Gradius III." "Super Mario World" - which was often bundled and sold with the system in its early days - remained the best-selling SNES game of all time, with over 20 million units sold. Many Super Nintendo titles have remained popular through the use of emulators, which can currently recreate the SNES experience on computers.

Check out more lists like a collection of all Super Nintendo games made, the most loved Super Smash Bros characters, and which Nintendo system was the best.

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<![CDATA[The Best Beach Boys Albums of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-the-beach-boys-albums-list/reference One of the greatest rock bands of all time, The Beach Boys are one of the greatest surf rock bands, best 60s rock bands and are included in an elite group of bands inducted into the Rock N Roll Hall of Fame. List of the best Beach Boys albums, including pictures of the album covers when available. This Beach Boys discography is ranked from best to worst, so the top Beach Boys albums can be found at the top of the list. To make it easy for you, we haven't included The Beach Boys singles, EPs, or compilations, so everything you see here should only be studio albums. If you think the greatest Beach Boys album isn't high enough on the list, then be sure to vote for it so it receives the credit it deserves. Make sure you don't just vote for critically acclaimed albums; if you have a favorite Beach Boys album, then vote it up, even if it's not necessarily the most popular. If you want to know, "What is the best Beach Boys album of all time?" or "What are the top Beach Boys albums?" then this list will answer your questions. The list you're viewing is made up of many different albums, like Pet Sounds and Surfin' USA.This list of popular Beach Boys CDs has been voted on by music fans around the world, so the order of this list isn't just one person's opinion. You may copy this fact-based list to make your own just like it, re-rank it to fit your opinions, then publish it to share with your friends.
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<![CDATA[Bands That Sound Nothing Like Their Name]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/bands-that-sound-nothing-like-their-name/jessica-defino Have you ever been really intrigued by a band with a great name, only to be super disappointed when you hear their music? Or maybe you've disregarded a band with a lame name, and discovered later on that they're actually awesome. Unfortunately, many bands missed the mark in naming themselves, resulting in these bands that sound nothing like their name.
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<![CDATA[The Best Rock Music Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-rock-music-movies-list/all-genre-movies-lists A list of all the best rock music movies ever made, ranked by movie fans. This rock music movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director and more, but is currently ordered by popularity. Upvote your favorite items on this list to see them get to the top, just like you always hoped they would. This list of rock music films also contains rock music movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. Re-rank this list to fit your own opinion! These are the top films about rock music. Each and every one on this list either focuses on or deals with the concept of rock music, most often as a central theme. Downvote the items you hate (Pink Floyd The Wall, Tommy, etc.) or show them some love by voting them up if you like them. If there are any movies about rock music you believe we missed, please feel free to add them to the list yourself. The films on this list cover the most famous rock music movies of all time.

Items include everything from That Thing You Do to This Is Spinal Tap.

Whether you're watching these rock music movies on DVD, Blu-ray or streaming, this is a list of good rock music movies for a wide variety of occasions. So many occasions! So from the latest to simply the greatest rock music movies, here is the full rock music movies list, ordered from best to worst.


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<![CDATA[The Most Annoying Sports Metaphors and Idioms]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/annoying-sports-metaphors-idioms/amylindorff Welcome to an idioms list for a very special kind of idiom. It's the sports idiom and we can all agree that they are just the worst. These sports metaphors and idioms are pretty annoying when used in casual, everyday conversation, and especially in a business setting. Carol really hit it out of the park, huh? Why not just say she did a great job? That sounds like a perfectly fine way to put that!

What is an idiom? The dictionary says it's "a group of words established by usage as having a meaning not deducible from those of the individual words." You can decipher that on your own time. Basically it is a weird phrase that people say to mean something else entirely, and many of them are sports-related. You've definitely heard them. They are things like "play the field," "fumble the ball," and "down to the wire." Some you maybe didn't know were sports metaphors, but now that you do, maybe they will annoy you even more than before. You're welcome!

This isn't to say that sports aren't fun. Lots of people love them and that is really great! The thing is, they can stay out of your emails and your meetings and your elevator small talk very easily.

So, peruse this sports metaphors list and upvote the sports idioms with which you have just plain had it up to here. Plus, if there is a sport idiom that isn't listed here, but is common around your workplace and/or with your friend group and you wish it would go away forever, feel free to add it to this list and maybe someone will take notice.

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<![CDATA[Who Is America's Boyfriend in 2016?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/americas-boyfriend-2016/jessica-lawshe

What does America's boyfriend even mean? You know, he's the sweet, good-looking leading man (or hot new male celeb taking Hollywood by storm) that none of us can resist? But before we go all sister-wives on our new love interest, we have to decide who deserves the honor. So who do you think should be America's BF in 2016?

 

We all want the “dream guy” – charming, funny, super-hot. It's safe to say all the celebs on this list – from actors and singers to media moguls definitely meet the criteria. But which one is just a little bit better than the rest? It's an impossible choice, but someone has to make it. And that someone is you.

 

Of course the most well-liked male celebrities in Hollywood made the list, including Justin Timberlake, Zac Efron, Chris Pratt, Ryan Reynolds, and Ryan Gosling. Those dudes could literally charm America’s pants off. Then there are some of the more off-beat characters like Paul Rudd and Adam DeVine, and even some wildcards you know you secretly lust after (ahem, Kevin Spacey). Don’t see a guy you think should be America’s boyfriend 2016 on the list? Then please add him!


It’s time to vote up (or add) the lovable male celebrities you want to bring home to meet the family. Who is America's boyfriend 2016?


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<![CDATA[The Best Condiments to Keep on the Fridge Door]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/what_s-always-on-your-fridge-door-_no-matter-what-_ A list of the best condiments to keep on the fridge door, ranked best to worst by eaters everywhere. There might be nothing else in your fridge - maybe just half a dried-up lemon or perhaps an empty box of pizza - but there's always something on your fridge door. The best condiments are those that make the meal, that you want to dip your fries in, or the crusts of your bread, or just put a little on your spoon. These kitchen essential condiments don't necessarily all work for the same snacks, but they sure make your sandwich, burger, eggs, or ice cream.

What are the must have condiments? Whether you think your favorite salad dressing is the be-all, end-all of the fridge, or that an icebox without deli mustard might as well not exist, this is the list to make your voice heard on the top condiments for the fridge. Vote on your favorite condiments, the ones you crave and dream about, to move them up the list, and vote down the ones that ruin your meals. If you can't answer the question of "what are the best condiments to have in the fridge" after checking out this list, maybe you're just a salt and pepper person for life. Did I forget anything? Feel free to add it below on this list of the greatest condiments for the refrigerator.
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<![CDATA[The Best Celebrity Autobiographies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-best-celebrity-autobiographies/ranker-books List of celebrity autobiographies, ranked best to worst by fans. Books written by famous people in Hollywood are included in this list. So what makes a celebrity memoir a must-read? The more revealing and candid the author writes, the better. Juicy details about the lives of the rich and famous makes celebrity autobiographies some of the best-selling books of all time. This list of best superstar memoirs and autobiographies has the most scandalous details and intimate truths about film and television icons, legendary rock stars and musicians, popular stand-up comedians, as well as news and media personalities. But what is the best celebrity autobiography?

The greatest celebrity autobiographies range from inspirational to tragic and elegant to trashy, but the one thing that connect these top-selling memoirs is that they are all very entertaining to read. Each page-turning chapter of these true-to-life diaries and confessions, which are mostly written by or co-written by the celeb, take readers behind the closed doors and behind the scenes. Some autobiographies written by famous people are funny, irreverent, and candid while others expose the dark side of fame and fortune. These are just some of the reasons why millions of readers can't wait to get their hands on a book written by a celebrity author once it comes out.

Do you love reading about juicy gossip, surprising scandals, and Hollywood controversies straight from the stars's mouths? Then vote on the list of the best celebrity autobiographies below and add your favorite superstar memoir if you don't see it. Expand your library of knowledge and check out these other book lists on Ranker, including the best celebrity biographies, the best movies based on books, and list of life-changing books.
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<![CDATA[The Basic Social Rules Everyone Should Follow]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-basic-social-rules-everyone-should-follow/jimmers2 It's probably always been this way, but doesn't it seem like there are a lot of a**holes just everywhere nowadays? We are social animals, we have to deal with each other every day. Why make things so awful? Just... simple stuff. Be polite, pay attention, toss out a kindness every now and then. And if those things are too tough, then, please, at least just stop being such a jerk. Vote for the ones you wish more people would obey, and add whatever you think is missing.
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<![CDATA[The Best Douglas Adams Books]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-douglas-adams-books/reference List of the best Douglas Adams books, ranked by voracious readers in the Ranker community. With commercial success and critical acclaim, there's no doubt that Douglas Adams is one of the most popular authors of the last 100 years. Adams is best known for his hugely popular science fiction novel The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy, which is also a pop culture touchstone. If you're a huge fan of his work, then vote on your favorite novels below and make your opinion count. This poll is also a great resource for new fans of Douglas Adams who want to know which novels they should start reading first. With memorable characters and excellent storytelling, there's no reason why you shouldn't check out his work if you're a big reader.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different books, like The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy and Mostly Harmless. What are Douglas Adams's best novels? Vote on this list and help us definitively answer that question.
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<![CDATA[The Best Documentaries About Video Games]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-documentaries-about-video-games/ranker-film Oh the life of a gamer. Who doesn’t have a childhood that involved playing video games well into the wee hours of the night? If you’re a serious gamer there are a variety of documentaries out there that tackle the history of video games, celebrate the classics like Street Fighter and the Atari, and even take a close look at the concepts behind fan favorite video games. This list of the best documentaries about video games has something for every kind of gamer.

What are the best documentaries about video games out there? See below and remember the good old days when the first batches of Nintendo’s and Sega systems came out. Back then, the graphics seemed absolutely amazing; now technology has shifted us into realistic graphics that we never imagined could be possible twenty years ago! The documentaries on this list look at many different aspects of the video game industry, including the history behind games and gaming systems, looking into the lives of serious gamers and covering different video game conventions and competitions.
 
This list has the best video game documentaries, including: Thanks For Playing, Chinatown Fair: A Documentary, Rise of the Video Game and Second Skin. Vote for your favorite documentaries today and add any not included.
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<![CDATA[The Best Fake Websites from Law & Order: SVU]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fake-websites-from-law-and-order-svu/whitneyvanlaningham Many of Law & Order: SVU's episodes are based around crimes that occur on the Internet. With the rise of chat rooms in the late '90s, many (fictional and real life) predators took to the web to hunt their prey. In order to capture the heinous Internet crimes of the decade, SVU took the liberty of inventing a slew of ridiculous, fake websites that mirror websites in real life. Due to copyright, they can't exactly use the terms "Facebook" or "Myspace" to talk about popular social media sites, so they've invented their own.   

What are the funniest fake websites from Law & Order: SVU? Face Union is definitely a top contender. Seldom does an SVU episode go by that doesn't bring up this popular social media site. It seems like all the hip college kids and high schoolers are connected through Face Union, just like young adults in the real world are addicted to Facebook. For some reason, no adults in the SVU universe have Face Union accounts, but nearly every child crime involves looking up someone's latest profile pic or cryptic post. 

Other fake websites from SVU include chat rooms like Slasher Fan and Soccer Rulez, dark blogs like Catching the Train and ScratchYourItch.net, and a bunch of fake pornography sites like The Rack Menagerie and Lolitaville.  
  
Vote up the best fake websites from Law & Order: SVU, and be sure to let us know what you think in the comment section. 
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<![CDATA[Who Is America's Girlfriend in 2016?]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/who-is-americas-girlfriend-in-2016/jessica-lawshe

We all have serious crushes on the people on this list, but only one lady can claim the top spot in our hearts. Who is America’s girlfriend in 2016? The girls on this list make up a who's who of the most well-liked female celebrities. So who do you want to make your number one gal pal?

Maybe to you, America's 2016 girlfriend is one of the ladies at the top of the pop charts: Queen Bey? Selena Gomez? Taylor Swift? Or maybe even someone from T.Swift's own squad of cool girls: Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham, or Cara DeLevigne? Are you in love with Anna Kendrick's hilarious tweets? Or obsessed with Chrissy Teigen's new cookbook? Dating any one of them would be a dream, but only one can win the title this year.
 

Don’t see your number one #girlcrush on here? Add her! Or do you think that a boy would make the best girlfriend? Add him, too! If they are someone you'd like to hang out with all the time, they belong here! Vote up your dream girl and make her America's girlfriend in 2016.

Check out last year's list of potential America's girlfriends 2015.

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<![CDATA[The Most Hated Game of Thrones Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-hated-game-of-thrones-characters/ranker-of-thrones The most hated Game of Thrones characters are despised for a number of reasons. Some of were responsible for the death of a fan-favorite GoT character or two. Others torture prostitutes instead of just sleeping with them like normal boys. Others retreat from attacks on the city while sending the common folk into battle. Wait, those people are all Joffrey Baratheon. 

As it turns out, however, Joffrey is not the only detestable GoT character (go fig), but is joined by multiple members of his family as well as a slew of other morally flexible citizens of the realm of Westeros. Whether they murder, lie, cheat, steal, or all of the above, there are plenty of people to hate in a series that regularly kills off fan favorite characters (and imprisons, rapes, and slanders others).

Who are the most evil Game of Thrones characters? What people on GoT do fans hate the most? Take some time to vote for the characters from Game of Thrones you feel deserve the title of most hated in GoT - and be sure to check out this list of Game of Thrones characters who should die.
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<![CDATA[The Best Horse Racing Movies]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/list-of-all-horse-racing-movies/reference A list of all the best horse racing movies ever made, many of which are streaming on Netflix and Amazon Prime. To see if your favorite horse racing movie, as well as other dramas, are currently streaming, head on over to the best drama movies on Netflix Instant and Amazon Prime lists.

This horse racing movie list can be sorted by cast, year, director, and more. This list of horse racing films also contains horse racing movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. This horse racing films list can also be copied to start your own. This list, though, contains the best horse racing movies of all time, as voted on by fans of the films This horse racing movie list can be sorted by alphabetically, by director, by year and more, but is currently ordered from best to worst. Click the thumbs up button to see your favorite movies rise to the top.

List of horse racing films includes horse racing movie titles that can be clicked on for more information about the film. You could always re-rank this list then share it on your social networks to get a count of what only your friends think about this topic.

These are the top films in the horse racing genre, meaning that each and every one of these is a movie with at least a single element of the horse racing genre in it. Be it the motifs of the horse racing genre or just some of the most common archetypes.

Also, you should vote on movies like Laffit: All About Winning and Dead Cert, if you like them. If we missed any horse racing movies on this list, please add them to the list yourself, as this is an open list which means you can add any movies whenever you like (choices are subject to moderation). The films on this list cover the most famous horse racing movies of all time and are voted on by people who really care about horse racing movie lists.
 
You can find the release information for any of the films listed below. It's often available in the data set, so you can even find the cast of some of these by clicking on the names of the horse racing movies. List includes photos and horse racing movie trailers next to the names of the movies.

The list you're viewing is made up of many different movies, like Secretariat and Kentucky Derby Greatest Moments.

Whether you're at home and want to watch these horse racing movies on DVD, streaming Blu-ray or streaming, or if you're seeing them in theatres for the first time, this is a list of good horse racing movies that can be helpful in either situation to see where they all stack up. So from the latest, to the greatest horse racing movies, here is the full horse racing movies list, ordered from best to worst.
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<![CDATA[The Most Overused Movie Poster Layouts]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/the-most-overused-movie-poster-layouts/chris-abraham In a modern Hollywood where remakes and sequels trump original ideas, are you at all surprised that so many movie posters look the same? This list showcases the most overused movie poster layouts, including the cringe-inducing "standing back to back" poster that so many bad movies (and some good) have used. There's no doubt that a great movie poster can really get you hyped for a film's release, but the ones shown on this list are a bit cookie cutter. This list was made votable so you could vote which common movie poster layout amuses you (or disgusts you) the most.

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<![CDATA[The Most Random Things That Predict Presidential Elections]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-predict-every-presidential-election/mike-rothschild If you want to win your office betting pool for the 2016 election, you need to accurately predict who is going to win for president. Fortunately, there are a number of random factors and trends that point the way to who is going to win. Some of them gauge the general tenor of where the American people are, like the 7-11 Cup Contest, or which candidate's face is selling the most Halloween masks. Others are totally random, like sports winners, or Olympic sites. But all are eerily accurate predictors and might just tell you who is going to win the 2016 election.
 
For example, did you know there's one tiny county in Indiana that almost always votes the same way the presidential election goes? Or that kids and college students tend be very accurate in mock elections? And if you really want to make some money on the election, see who offshore betting sites have favored - and where the money is going.

Here are some random factors that you can use to get a leg up in your election predictions. Not all of them will be accurate, but some of them have proven to be right time and time again.


The Most Random Things That Predict Presidential Elections]]>
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<![CDATA[Celebrities You Feel Like You Know]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/celebrities-you-feel-like-you-know/jacob-shelton Everyone has a favorite celebrity or two who they think just gets them. You know, those celebrities you feel like you know. Whether it’s because you’ve watched every episode of their TV show, or if they just come across as really cool in interviews, relatable celebrities are like a diamond in the rough. For every 20 celebs who tow the line, there’s always a Jennifer Lawrence or an Aziz Ansari who has no problem telling it like it is. If you’re having trouble thinking of famous people who are relatable, just read through this list of celebrities you feel like you know to meet your new best friends.

When you feel like you know a celebrity, you automatically become more than a fan. You cheer for their highest highs, and feel their cavernous lows. Maybe you’ve been watching the celebrity who you feel like you know since they were an awkward teen, and making movies that spoke just to you. Or maybe your favorite celebrity followed you back on Twitter. The celebrities on this list are the famous folks who you feel like you could get a drink with, or talk about your favorite movie without feeling like a total weirdo.

Vote up the celebrities you feel like you could know - whether it's because they are transparent on social media, friendly in interviews, or you watched them grow up through an awkward phase; in short, they just seem like you could be friends with them. And if you don’t feel like you could hang with any of these celebs, add the stars who you think you could hang with.
Celebrities You Feel Like You Know]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Tight Ends in the NFL]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/best-tight-ends-in-the-nfl Tight ends have become an integral piece to a football team's offense. In the past, tight ends have mostly served as extra offensive lineman to help with run blocking and an occasional pair of hands to catch a defense off-guard. But the game has changed significantly recent years. Big, athletic, pass catching tight ends have allowed offenses to stretch the field and are an added threat in today's predominantly pass-first NFL. The influx of these players has changed the way defenses prepare for an opposing team and now have to take account players they wouldn't have had to worry about in the past. For many years, Tony Gonzalez was considered the preeminent tight end for his rare combination of speed and power. He is widely looked at the greatest tight end to play the game. Gonzalez was the first in this era for tight ends. Players like New England's Rob Gronkowski, San Francisco's Vernon Davis and New Orleans' Jimmy Graham are three examples of these bigger, faster tight end whom have followed in Gonzalez's footsteps.

Vote for the tight end you think is the best in the NFL. The definition for who you consider to be the top tight end is open-ended. It can be one of the pass catchers from above or a blocking tight end. No matter what definition you choose, be sure to vote for your favorite tight end.
The Best Tight Ends in the NFL]]>
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<![CDATA[The Trickiest Eggcorns in the English Language]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/eggcorn-list/loganrapp What's an eggcorn and why would an eggcorn database or eggcorn list exist at all? Well, the English language is tricky and full of words and phrases that are easily mispronounced or misspelled. Heck, just about any language is tricky and full of nuance. There's a great video of Stephen Fry talking about language being an evolving thing, and that more pedantic folks shouldn't be so hard up to correct people. Many agree, but this list of eggcorns is something fun to think about!

Okay, so what is an eggcorn? I's a phrase or a word that, through misspelling, mispronunciation, or a simple misunderstanding of its meaning, has been changed to an incorrect phrase. In fact, the word eggcorn is itself an eggcorn: the linguist who coined the term chose that word after speaking with someone who said "eggcorn" instead of "acorn." 

So, we thought it'd be fun for linguaphiles to look at and rank the trickiest and most confusing eggcorns that sometimes trip up even the most avid grammar and language lovers. Some of these mistakes are just straight up wrong and get the meaning mixed up. Some are honest mistakes that most people rarely challenge. Some, interestingly, are phrases that, when you really think about it, still hold the spirit of the original meaning. '

The point is, this is all in good fun. Haters to the left! Let's enjoy the linguistic mistakes, poetry, and nightmares of eggcorns together.
The Trickiest Eggcorns in the English Language]]>
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<![CDATA[The Best Dressed Female TV Characters]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-dressed-female-tv-characters/ranker-characters List of the best dressed female TV characters currently on TV or from the past. These are the most fashionable women to grace the small screen, whether they’re powerful in Prada or beguiling in boho-chic. Sometimes quirky, other times glam, these best dressed ladies on TV have always done one thing: wowed viewers with their well-put-together styles.

 One way for fashionable TV women to catch audiences’ attention is with high-end evening wear. From slinky black dresses to shockingly pink frocks, trendsetting TV women are the focus of the party, and they command both the audience’s and the other characters’ attention. Could anyone rip his or her eyes away from Blair (“Gossip Girl”) when she stunned in the gold embroidered, peacock-inspired evening dress designed by Marchesa? The hottest TV women know how to wear designer fashions, and they wear them well.

 Of course, the best dressed women on TV don’t always dress to the nines. Even in a simple sweater and jeans, however, these fashionable television females are still the height of style. Rachel (“Glee”) is the pinnacle of casual, preppy chic, while Carrie (“Sex and the City”) could work almost any article of clothing into her eccentric, distinctive style. These fashionable TV women are so inspiring that there are websites devoted to helping viewers capture their looks and style.

 This list contains the most fashionable women on TV, the stylish female TV characters who have dressed to impress episode after episode. Whether their styles are casual, elegant, or unusual, the best dressed TV ladies are right here. Included on the list are characters who are fashionable in period costume, as well.

The Best Dressed Female TV Characters]]>
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<![CDATA[All the Villains & Nemeses on Archer]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-archer-villains/rhune-kincaid FX's smart-as-a-whip animated comedy Archer is full of some of the zingiest one-liners, raunchiest sex scenes, and longest running jokes on television. But beneath all that is the skeleton of classic spy stories that rival the staples of the espionage genre. That's where the villains come in. No matter how complicated or unrealistic their schemes are, they provide the backbone for the comedy that ensues. They motivate the plot so that the jokes have context. Without villains, Lana, Sterling, Cyril, Pam, Cheryl, Malory, Ray, and Dr. Krieger are goofballs without a cause.

Good guys are attracted to bad girls, they sometimes do bad things, and in the case of Sterling Archer, come from bad parents, but the bad thing that good guys need most badly is bad guys. 
 
Zip up your turtleneck and watch your phrasing for this trip in to the Danger Zone with a ranking of Archer's greatest nemeses, villains, scoundrels, and downright bad guys.
All the Villains & Nemeses on Archer]]>
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<![CDATA[The Craziest, Most Delicious Fair Food]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-fair-food/jacob-shelton Is there a better summer outing than a trip to the state fair? Don’t bother screaming an answer at your computer, because we can’t hear you and you’re wrong if you disagree. What better place is there to people watch, ride rickety roller coasters, and eat pounds of insane food that you can’t get anywhere else?!

Our favorite part about spending all day at a fair is definitely the wacky food that doesn’t exist anywhere else in polite society. Insane creations like pickle dogs (for the uninitiated, that’s a deep fried pickle with a hotdog inside), and literally deep fried anything are waiting around every corner for your feasting pleasure. If you’ve never been to a state fair before, you can make the rookie mistake of buying the wrong food and getting stuck with garbage instead of something tasty. That's why we’ve put this list of the best fair food together. You can thank us later.

With so many state fair food options, it can be tough to choose exactly which artery-clogging delicacy to try.  That’s why we’ve created the perfect menu for your state fair feasting pleasure. Some of the items on this list might seem a little weird, but roll with it. Your taste buds will thank you. Vote on which fair food you think is the best, and let us know which one of these monstrosities you’ve feasted upon. And if there’s anything we left off, you better give us the deets!
The Craziest, Most Delicious Fair Food]]>
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