Monday, September 21, 2009

The 100 Greatest Things Of All Time: #87 - #80

#87: Fruit

It's delicious and it doesn't hurt anybody. Except for that one time.

#86: Light

Helps you see stuff, etc.

#85: Vernon Davis

He's still kind of a tease, but he's a solid waiver wire pickup if your TE has a bye.

#84: 9969 Braille

It's an asteroid with an exceptionally slow rotation period. 'Nuff said.

#83: Brick

This unconventional film noir-- set in the halls of a modern-day high school-- marks a promising debut for writer-director Rian Johnson. Rated R. 1 hr. 50 min. 2005.

#82: The balk rule

It's to prevent the pitcher from deceiving the opposing team. It just needs to be expanded to include pickoff throws, signals from the catcher, hiding the grip with the glove, slide-steps, quiet conversations with the pitching coach, false mustaches, lies of omission, infidelity, and prostheses.

#81: Ink

The story of the liquid that changed the world. From the bestselling author of "The Gaussian Function: The Remarkable Story Of A Normal Curve" and "Greyhound Station Cock: A Memoir."

#80: This answer to the question "Is it possible to have wooden legs and real feet?"

From user never_sing_melody at Yahoo! Answers: "?? i doubt it. how would any blood vessels or nerve endings travel through wood to get to your feet?"

Doubt suffuses this answer. But that's a good thing: the first step to wisdom is knowing that we don't know.

The 100 Greatest Things Of All Time: So Far
100: The 1989 Honda Civic LX sedan (manual transmission)
99: Weird dream that a Merychippus had one time
98: The sun
97: Pharrell Williams
96: A shack near San Gregorio, CA
95: The breakfast sandwich
94: Antimony
93: Seeing through Melville's bullshit
92: The scrappy white guy
91: Barack Hussein Obama
90: Foam
89: Dinosaur tributes
88: The way Jason Statham would pronounce "hydrocortisone"
87: Fruit
86: Light
85: Vernon Davis
84: 9969 Braille
83: Brick
82: The balk rule
81: Ink
This answer to the question "Is it possible to have wooden legs and real feet?"