The 20 Best Internet Lists of 2011

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Turkeys on the attack, ridiculous Kurt Cobain costumes, and more. In convenient list form!

If there's one thing the internet loves, it's lists. Whether that's a depressing side-effect of our ever-shrinking attention span as a society, or a testament to the simple truth that people love having crap numbered sequentially for them, remains to be seen, but the "listicle" (our least favorite portmanteau, right after "chillax") isn't going away any time soon. Fortunately, it's a flexible format, as demonstrated by this, our list of the twenty best internet lists of 2011. Meta!


1) 5 Things Doctor Shows Taught Us About Medicine

In addition to these five things, we've also learned that doctors have a lot of sex with each other. A lot. 

Harry Potter

2) 9 Cultural Zeitgeists Arguably More Damaging Than Twilight

We're on board with all of these except hammer pants — those things are legit.

Anna Wintor

3) Rumors I've Heard About Anna Wintour

Anna Wintour knows everything about everyone. That's why her hair is so big — it's full of secrets. 

Turkey Attack

4) The 10 Best Videos Of Turkeys On The Attack

Thanks to the Internet, I no longer wish to have the Doctor Dolittle-esque power to speak with the animals. Keep those little fuckers away from me.

Bad Kiss

5) The 10 Least Sexy Kisses In Movies And TV

If you think these are rough, you should've seen your mom's first kiss. Boom!

Bad Halloween Costumes

6) The 10 Worst Sexy Halloween Costumes

This list argues that everything has officially been sexualized; I see that as a challenge. Sexy Anne Frank, here I come!

Kurt Cobain Costume

7) The 5 Most Ridiculous Kurt Cobain Costumes You Can Actually Buy

This list could also be called "The 5 Worst Nirvana Puns Ever Made."

Dance Sequence

8) 5 Transformative Dance Sequences in Movies

It takes true directorial courage to advance your plot via a scene of David Bowie prancing around in tights.

Reading Rainbow

9) The 8 Nerdiest Reading Rainbow Episodes

After watching our favorite Roots alum (sorry, Ben Vereen) take a walk on the geeky side, we now completely understand Troy from Community's obsession

Best Penises

10) Top 10 Most Amazing Penises

Why are none of these Ryan Gosling's?


The Top Twenty Internet Lists of 2011

Thai Restaurants

11) 10 Best LA Thai Restaurant Website Soundtracks

If you're looking to soundtrack a smooth moment with the ol' lady, might I suggest Chao Krung? If you're currently on Ecstasy, Rambutan may be more your speed. 

Don't GIve a Fuck

12) 5 Easy Ways To Show You Don't Give A Fuck

Sorry, guys; all of my fucks are tied up in various venture capital firms; I simply cannot give you a fuck at this time. (Maybe you should just ask your mom for one — she seems to be giving out a whole bunch for free. Boom!)

Andy Rooney Rants

13) Andy Rooney's 10 Greatest Rants

Andy Rooney was America's finest curmudgeon. Best Week Ever calls these great rants; all I see is Andy preaching the gospel. Everyone younger is wrong and nothing is as good as it used to be? Tell 'em, Rooney! 

We'll have to explain

14) 10 Things 90s Kids Will Have To Explain To Their Children

Forget explaining it to children — can someone please explain to me why my Neopet keeps dying?

Planet of the Apes

15) 11 Anachronistic Photos From Behind The Scenes

Some things just don't belong together, like Victorian-era dresses and Blackberries, or Ken Cosgrove and a Macbook Pro.

Natalie Portman

16) 17-plus Unsuccessful Attempts To De-Glamorize Movie Stars

If there's one thing I've learned from the American Apparel catalogue, it's that stuffing beautiful women into bulky sweaters and giving them thick glasses doesn't make them less beautiful. 

Osama Bin Laden

17) Top 50 Internet Reactions To Osama Bin Laden's Death

From embarrassing gaffs to full-length comic strips, this is definitely the most comprehensive list you'll find about the most celebrated death in recent history. Although somehow it seems like the "Osama/Obama" switcheroo wasn't just a typo, FOX. 

The 6 Kinds Of Characters Who Wear Hawaiian Shirts

18) The 6 Kinds Of Characters Who Wear Hawaiian Shirts

This list forced me to admit once and for all that there isn't a single Hawaiian shirt in The Big Lebowski. How is that possible?

The 10 Most Badass Tombstones Ever

19) The 10 Most Badass Tombstones Ever

Tombstones and tattoos have the same limitations: once you get one, you're kind of stuck with it. Luckily for William H. Hahn, Jr., the epitaph "I told you I was sick" has real staying power.

26 Great Movies From The Villain's Point Of View

20) 26 Great Movies From The Villain's Point Of View

Things would have gone very differently if that Batman had just lightened up.