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Top 10 Sex Scenes That Will Make You Say WTF?!

Article: Top 10 Sex Scenes That Will Make You Say WTF?!

All top ten lists are, by their nature, subjective, but this one is especially so–because one person’s “WTF” sex scene is another person’s monkey spanking material. (Exhibit A: We’d qualify a lot of porn as WTF.) That’s said, here are 10 scenes that make us scratch our heads.

Sort out your Festival schedule

Article: Sort out your Festival schedule

So many films, so little time. I know, 10 days sounds like more than enough time to see your fill of films, but there are 117 feature-length films in the festival this year (not to mention a whole bunch of shorts)! Plus, you need to mix in some time to mingle, look fabulous and get your party on (did we mention Drake and Deer Tick are playing the Bing Bar?). Fortunately, everyone on the internet loves lists and there are tons of good ones out there rounding up what films you shouldn’t miss. And because we’re all about being service-y, we’ve decided to list some of the best ones here:

End of the year list…list

Article: End of the year list…list

Photo by Kent Shiraishi taken at Biei, Hokkaido, Japan.
Can you freaking believe 2011 is, for all intents and purposes, over? That means it is time for all of those end-of-year lists. So many lists, so little time left to read them; so I’ve compiled my own list of lists that will hopefully amuse, and at the very least distract, you.

For fans of MAKE and DIY culture, here are the top 10 “most important” people on Etsy, the popular online shop and community for independent handmade crafters.

For an exercise in guilty schadenfreude in 2011 here is a supercut of the best fails this year on YouTube. If you laugh at any of them you are a horrible, horrible person. I am a horrible, horrible person.

100 best first lines

Article: 100 best first lines

No, I’m not referring to the best lines the Situation has used in this year’s Jersey Shore. I’m talking instead about the 100 best first lines from novels as selected by American Book Review. 1. Call me Ishmael. —Herman Melville, Moby-Dick (1851) 2. It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession…

Beloit College annual mindset list

Article: Beloit College annual mindset list

Beloit College released their annual “Mindset List.” Since 1998 (the year I entered college…), Beloit publishes a cheeky list of “the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall” that originally acted “as a reminder to faculty to be aware of dated references.” Here’s a sampling from this year’s list about…

Unabridged list of fears

Article: Unabridged list of fears

Artist Brian Rea lived in New York City (fear: crowds) for 11 years (fear: aging) and during his last year in the Big Apple (fear: choking on apple seeds) in 2008, he began keeping a list of fears and grouped them under these categories: physical, natural, political, random, and emotional fears. Using chalk (fear: chalk…

Pitchfork's top 500 tracks of the 2000s

Article: Pitchfork's top 500 tracks of the 2000s

As the first decade of the 2000s quickly approaches curtains, Pitchfork, an influential if not at times controversial online music review, is counting down this entire week to their top 500 tracks (accompanied by streaming versions for your immediate listening gratification) of this decade. Ladies, gents, hipsters, and music snobs, begin your snarking debate now!…