<![CDATA[Ranker: Recent funny Lists]]> http://www.ranker.com/tags/funny http://www.ranker.com/img/skin2/logo.gif Most Viewed Lists on Ranker http://www.ranker.com/tags/funny <![CDATA[The Most WTF Things Politicians Said This Year]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/wtf-things-politicians-said-this-year/mel-judson

The most shocking political quotes of 2014 are here, and they are all from elected officials! This list ranks the craziest politician quotes from the year, including all of the worst gaffes and all of the most ridiculous, foot-in-mouth moments from some of the world's most prominent officials. The most disturbing lines on the list, of course, come when these politicians and candidates really did mean what they said. Though politicians are typically excellent public speakers, these elected leaders have made 2014 a year with plenty of funny political quotes and surprising political statements.

Whether they’re hilarious blunders, like gay marriage opponent Rick Santorum saying it’s “fun” to “bang the president,” or absolutely horrendous, like Indian politicians defending rape as “accidental,” all of these ridiculous statements from politicians will have you asking, “WTF?” But WTF moments from politicians in 2014 extend beyond America. Many international politicians have gotten in on the fun too. In addition to quotes from political party officials in Indian Parliament, the ridiculous political statements on this list include everyone’s favorite Canadian politician, Toronto Mayor Rob Ford.

What crazy things have politicians and world leaders said in 2014? This list compiles the best of the worst quotes from senators, representatives, governors, vice presidents, former presidents, and current president(s) alike. No matter their status in national or international government, these leaders have all made some very public errors in 2014. 

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Babulal Gaur
"This is a social crime which depends on the man and the woman. It is sometimes right and sometimes wrong."

Babulal Gaur Yadav (Bharatiya Janata Party) gave this defense of rape after the 2014 Badaun gang rape. Even the party distanced itself from the Indian politician, saying it was only his personal opinion.

Brian Schweitzer
"If you were just a regular person, you turned on the TV, and you saw Eric Cantor talking, I would say – and I'm fine with gay people, that's all right. But my gaydar is 60-70 percent."

Brian Schweitzer (Democrat) hinted at Eric Cantor, who's straight, being homosexual. Maybe he thought that because he's part of the "gay-friendly" party, he could casually drop the word "gaydar"? The former governor of Montana later apologized.

Joe Biden
"Isn't it a bitch? I mean... excuse me. The vice president thing."

Joe Biden (Democrat) was talking to a fellow vice president, this one of the Harvard business school and got real comfortable, even though he was in front of a crowd. Does everyone's favorite gaffe-machine not like his job?

Mulayam Singh Yadav
"Boys will be boys... They commit mistakes."

Mulayam Singh Yadav (Samajwadi Party) delivered this line during his argument against capital punishment for rape. As chairman of his party and member of Parliament, Yadav doesn't seem worried about voicing his beliefs.

Rick Santorum
"Look, I understand why campaigns and all of you want to go out and just bang the president. It's fun."

Rick Santorum (Republican) told the Iowa State GOP Convention that he totally gets why politicians of his party criticize Obama. The former senator from Pennsylvania and second-place 2012 Republican presidential nominee just happens to have poor word choice, especially given his anti-gay rhetoric.


Sarah Palin
"Waterboarding is how we baptize terrorists."

Sarah Palin (Republican) told NRA members that this is what terrorists would know if she "were in charge." And thus, she reminded us, again, why she didn't snag that Vice Presidential position a few years back.

Thom Tillis
"Let's enforce laws already on the books."

Thom Tillis (Republican) decided to defend the fact that women earn 82 cents on the dollar as compared to men. A candidate for Senate in North Carolina, he clearly let voters know that he doesn't care much about the gender pay gap and caught a fair amount of flak.

Bob FitzSimmonds
"Exactly what part of our nation's fabric was woven by Muslims? What about Sikhs, Animists, and Jainists? Should we be thanking them too?"

Bob FitzSimmonds (Republican) was the treasurer of the Virginian Republican Party... until he wrote this on Facebook in August of 2014. Social media backlash forced this political official to resign shortly thereafter.

Steve Vaillancourt
"Does anyone not believe that Congressman Annie Kuster is as ugly as sin? And I hope I haven't offended sin."

Steve Vaillancourt (Republican) is not the most female-friendly Congressman. The representative from New Hampshire wrote this in a 2014 blog post, even going on to compare the Congresswoman to a drag queen. He's known for formerly being a Democrat, accusing a man of having child porn with no proof in 2007, and being suspended from the House floor after saying "Sieg Heil" to the Speaker.


Ram Sewak Paikra
"Such incidents do not happen deliberately. These kind of incidents happen accidentally."

Ram Sewak Paikra (Bhariatiya Janata Party) shocked the world with this characterization of rape. The Indian cabinet minister and senior leader is responsible for law and order in the state assembly. How comforting.


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<![CDATA[The Best Jennifer Lawrence Anagrams]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-jennifer-lawrence-anagrams/chris-abraham
For this list we've taken America's favorite woman J-Law and scrambled her name into 12 different anagrams. In case you skipped English class when you were younger, an anagram is a word that you can get when you jumble another word. Jennifer Lawrence has a couple of great ones for her name, and we've included all the best ones below. What other celebrity could get a phrase like "Crane Elf Inner Jew" from their name? 

Check out some of our other great Jennifer Lawrence lists as well, including the Best Jennifer Lawrence GIFs and the Hottest J-Law Photos of All Time

Cereal Fern Jew Inn

Crane Elf Inner Jew

Ninja Rec Newer Elf

Lawn Nice Jeer Fern

Raw Fencer Eel Jinn

Jar Fencer Line New

Jaw Fencer Leer Inn

Car Fennel Jeer Win

Jar Rice Fennel New

Flan Crew Jeer Nine

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<![CDATA[The Funniest Names for Kickball Teams]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-kickball-team-names/kel-varnsen
Kickball. It's an amazing game, if we're all honest with each other for three seconds. It requires only basic motor skills and a cursory knowledge of how baseball works, essentially. But in kickball, you can't get hit in the head by a 90 mph fastball. You do, however, get to launch a mostly harmless rubber ball at your opponents' heads, and that's awesome. That's what America, at its core, is all about.

It's so fun, We all played it growing up (or most of us did, I would guess) and now there are leagues across the country where we can continue to play it as adults. As it was before, it is now. It's all about fun. That's why your team needs an awesome name.

Here's a list of some funny kickball team names. Vote for your favorites! Steal them for your own team! Have fun!

The We're Probably Drunks

The Last Picks

The Gym Class Heroes

The We Aren't Athletic Enough for Slow-Pitch Softballs

Balls of Fury

Rubber Lovers

The Blue Balls

The Sons of Pitches

The Nut Shots

The Dropkick Murphys

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<![CDATA[The Very Best On-Screen Cry-Faces]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/best-on-screen-cry-faces/derrick-deane
Crying on screen is an art form all it's own. It's takes a true uninhibited actor to let their face contort and transform into a portrait of pain, suffering, and discontent, and not everyone can do it. Which actors have made some of the best cry faces of all time?

There are many cry faces out there, and while we would love to include them all in this list, these are the eyebrow-arching, eye-squinting, jaw-dropping, chin-scrunching best. If you want more cry faces, check out this Cry Face Tumblr.

Benedict Cumberbatch

Claire Danes

David Tennant

Hayden Panettiere

Julianne Moore

Leonardo DiCaprio

Norman Reedus

Teri Hatcher

Aaron Paul

Lara Flynn Boyle

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<![CDATA[The Most Quotable Movies of All Time]]> http://www.ranker.com/crowdranked-list/most-quotable-movies-of-all-time
The most quotable movies of all time certainly rank among the best movies ever, but there's more than just cinematic excellence to take into account when picking the movies with the best quotes ever. The best quotable movies have one-liners that can be dropped in a variety of situations as well as thoughtful sentiments that relate to life in general. But one-liners, man, they sure do make a movie quote worthy.

"We're not worthy!"
"Stupid is as stupid does."
"I love lamp."
"I've got a beverage here!"

Many of these memorable movie quotes can be dropped into casual conversation and be immediately recognizable as coming from a popular film. Others like "they can't all be winners, kid" (it's on the greatest movie quotes list if you're stuck) are tougher to figure out, but come from movies as quotable as favorites like Forrest Gump and Pulp Fiction.

What movies have the best quotes? What are the top quotable films? Where do the greatest film quotes come from? There are many films with a single movie quote that belongs among the most recognizable among pop culture while others are quotable throughout the movie's entire running time. This list of the most quotable movies has a mix of both, all available for you to vote on as the most quotable film ever. If your favorite movie with the greatest quotes is missing, make sure to add it to the greatest quotable movies list.

To check out myriad other movies with great quotes, visit Ranker's Movie Quotes section.


Anchorman: The Legend of Ron Burgundy



Forrest Gump

Monty Python and the Holy Grail

Office Space

Pulp Fiction

The Godfather

The Princess Bride

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<![CDATA[40 Kids Crying For No Reason]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/kids-crying-for-no-reason/jude-newsome
If you're a parent, an uncle, a sibling, or have friends with small children, you know they cry for almost any reason at all. Sometimes it's for attention, because they know they will get it if there are adults around. Other times, it is because they are confused about the big, weird, and confusing world that they are new to. Things as simple as finding out there are hot dogs inside of every corn dog (a real life trauma, if there ever was one), how (and when) to put on sunscreen, and wearing a life vest can set off the waterworks, due to pure confusion.

This list is made up of hilarious pictures that parents have taken as a way to share their exasperation with the world. It can be frustrating to be a parent and have to explain things to a kid who just doesn't want to listen. However, finding the humor in it as you calm the child down is the sign that you're a good parent (right?). Let's just hope these pictures aren't still online when these kids are old enough to know that we were all laughing at them.

Those Hats Are Pretty Ugly

Get Your Own Leg Hole

Justified Tears

No Dinner Yet

Sorry, Tony


He Wanted to See

Classic Hose Prank

They're Supposed to Do That

It'll Come Back

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<![CDATA[The Funniest Roller Derby Player Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-roller-derby-player-names/kel-varnsen
The ladies of Roller Derby are some of the toughest people on the planet. Not just the toughest girls, the toughest people. Period. This is not a sport for the faint of heart. It's bloody. It's vicious. It's cutthroat. It is as full contact as full contact can be.

If you don't know much about the sport, go check it out! There is more than likely an arena near you where you can take in all of the frenetic action that you are sure to remember and possibly get hooked on.

All of that aside, one of the best parts of Roller Derby is that the ladies get to come up with a nickname, or an alias, that they go by when they prepare to do battle. Here's a list of some funny ideas for roller derby player names. 

Vote for your favorites! Add your own! Let's have some fun!

Ma'ama Jamma

Big Bertha

Anna Molly

Baberaham Lincoln

Herstory of Violence


Rolling Thunder

Barbara Fett


Punchy Brewster

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<![CDATA[Things That Are Not As Cool As People Think They Are]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/things-that-are-not-as-cool-as-people-think-they-are/hoserusc
Jorts are the dumbest things I've ever seen. Next to Toms shoes. Next to the Toyota Prius. Next to d-bags taking pictures of their food. There are so many things that suck that people think are cool. For real, some of the supposed best bands ever and the greatest movies of all time are just overrated bunches of garbage.

So add the things that you think have run their course or never had a leg to stand on to begin with, like people that use their children as their profile picture. Unless you were permanently scarred and no longer recognizable after giving birth, this is not okay. (UPDATE: it has been determined this is never okay).

If there are other things that society has deemed acceptable and/or cool that are missing from the list, make sure to add them so other people can finally realize that the things they are doing (like the Harlem Shake) are just not okay.

The Kardashians


Justin Bieber




Flat Bill Baseball Hats

Designer Facial Hair

Duck-Lipped Selfies

Earlobe Spacers

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<![CDATA[30 Punny Halloween Costumes]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/punny-halloween-costumes/leah-prinzivalli
Some people don't like puns. Some people love puns so much, they wait all year to dress up as "Pot Head" on Halloween and wear a 12-pound ceramic flowerpot as a hat for a full day. Which are you?

This list compiles all of the punniest Halloween costumes for all of the great pun lovers out there. From a basic holy cow to an elaborate French kissing, these puntasic costumes are sure to be right up your alley. And if you don't love puns, at least these costumes are original, right? Vote up the best pun costumes on this list, and vote down the ones that aren't quite so clever. Have a great punny costume? Feel free to add it to the list!

Cereal Killer


Dunkin' Donuts
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Mail Order Bride

Chicken Cord-on-Blue

Oh Deer and Holy Cow

French Kiss

One Night Stand


Raining Cats and Dogs

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<![CDATA[Funny Roller Derby Team Names]]> http://www.ranker.com/list/funny-roller-derby-team-names/kel-varnsen
Roller Derby. It's intense. It's fast. It's bloody. It's downright brutal and the ladies that participate in this bloodsport are just as intense, and fast, and bloody, and brutal, and totally awesome.

Skating around in a circle really fast while people are hitting you doesn't sound like my ideal Wednesday evening, but for these ladies, it's everything. And it should be. Everybody is allowed to have their own passion, and if there is one thing that roller derby isn't lacking, it's passion. It IS lacking sanity.

That being said... it's kind of ridiculous. What sport isn't if you boil it down to its core elements. With that in mind, here's a list of some funny Roller Derby Team names. Vote for your favorites now!

Toxic Cherries

Taco Kickers


Crash Test Lovelies

Eves of Destruction

Brakeless Endangerment

Edith Scissorfeets

Knee-high Sox

Black Heart Maidens

Space Jammers

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