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10 Most Famous Guitar Riffs of All-Time

Years ago, my lifelong friend started learning piano by ear. I remember going over to his house. He dragged me into the living room and said, “Listen to this.” He proceeded to bang out the guitar riff to “Day Tripper” flawlessly. I was blown away. This was about a week after taking up the instrument … Continue reading 10 Most Famous Guitar Riffs of All-Time → »

The Top 10 Events That Will Happen in 2012

The Top 10 Events That Will Happen in 2012

As the saying goes, “Hope springs eternal” (or something like that). Suffice to say, as we usher in a new year, there is certainly a degree of optimism and hope that we carry with us. We have our New Year resolutions and a resolute desire on how we are going to approach the upcoming months. … Continue reading The Top 10 Events That Will Happen in 2012 → »

10 Movie Characters You May Not Know Are Based on Real People

As Mark Twain famously put it, “Truth is stranger than fiction.” And so it is with movies. As authors and screenwriters use their imaginations to come up with some truly amazing stories, they do draw inspiration from the real world on occasion. Events, places, and even characters are influenced by what really is out there. … Continue reading 10 Movie Characters You May Not Know A... »

Top 10 Beloved Stories With Absolutely Ridiculous Anime Adaptations

Top 10 Beloved Stories With Absolutely Ridiculous Anime Adaptations

Whether it’s a new take on an established story, or just updating a classic for a different audience, we can all accept that there are going to be differences between an original work and an adaptation. But here are ten anime that so distorts the original, and so completely misses the point, that it barely … Continue reading Top 10 Beloved Stories With Absolutely Ridiculous Anime Adapt... »

Top 10 TV Detectives

Top 10 TV Detectives

Shamus, sleuth, gumshoe, P.I., private eye, private dick… We have so many names for detectives and so many great characters in literature, movies, television, and radio. Anne Iredale’s Top 10 Literary Detectives inspired this list. It made me think of all of the great TV detectives. According to the Museum of Broadcast Communications, the earliest … Continue reading Top 10 TV Det... »

Top 10 Ridiculously Strong Beers

Top 10 Ridiculously Strong Beers

If you’re of the thinking that beer begins and ends with Budweiser, prepare to have blown by the sheer variety of flavor and strength of the weird and wonderful brews that we’ve collected below. After a fair bit of “in-field research” and numerous two-day hangovers, here is our list of the strongest beers and ales … Continue reading Top 10 Ridiculously Strong Beers &#... »

Top 10 Fictional Dystopias

Top 10 Fictional Dystopias

The dictionary defines a dystopia as a state in which the conditions of life are extremely bad as from deprivation or oppression or terror. These scenarios have been the inspiration for countless novels and movies. They reflect our darkest fears and sometimes, actual elements in the modern world. THX 1138 George Lucas made his … Continue reading Top 10 Fictional Dystopias → »

Top 10 Original Songs by Comedians

Top 10 Original Songs by Comedians

Many comedians dabble in music for fun, and very few are serious musicians. Often a single on a spoken-word comedy album is all the music you’ll get from a comedian. This list is the Top 10 (11, really) Original Songs by Comedians, not funny covers or parodies of other specific songs. Okay, smart apples, quit … Continue reading Top 10 Original Songs by Comedians → »

Top 10 Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head

As time has progressed, we’ve seen music become much more sleeker and refined, designed for mass appeal from the get-go. Songs have become polished products like trinkets you can fit in your breast pocket and admire from the palm of your hand. It used to be that music had splinters and rough edges and a … Continue reading Top 10 Songs That Get Stuck In Your Head → »

Top 10 Moments of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Top 10 Moments of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time

Back in 2009, the people over at IGN.com decided to create a phony movie trailer for April Fools Day that was based on the video game saga The Legends of Zelda. This video clip was very powerful and created a buzz that rippled through the foundation of all fans who enjoy playing as the heroic … Continue reading Top 10 Moments of Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time → »

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