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Ranking All 20 Episodes of Party Down

There are no bad episodes of Party Down. In two seasons of ten episodes each, Party Down — one of my favorite shows of all time — landed a hit with each half hour. The blend of darkness with warmth, fast-paced scripts filled with raunch, fantastic relationships between characters, and great guest stars almost every episode makes Party…

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Ride or Die: Ranking The Fast and Furious Movies

Today, as far as I’m concerned, should be a national holiday.  The reason, of course, is the release of Furious 7, the latest intrepid installment of a virtually unprecedented movie franchise.  (By the way, since we’ve now moved beyond midnight showings to evening-before showings, can we just say that movies like this open on Thursday…

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Ranking the Numbers 1-10: Counterpoints

About a month ago, the Earn This staff and a few of our friends put together our most ridiculous list ever: a ranking of the numbers 1-10. The criteria was intentionally unspecified, and the results were wonderfully disparate. It made for a fun article and some fun arguments. We had so much fun with it…

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Kalnoky Manifesto (2008-2013): They broke him down

This is the third and final part of my Tomas Kalnoky/Streetllight Manifesto retrospective. Read part 1 here and part 2 here. After the release of Somewhere in the Between, Streetlight Manifesto’s incessant touring continued, as did their lofty promises. Within a year or two of the release of Somewhere in the Between, the Streetlight website announced a…

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The Top 15 Advertising Jingles

  Ah, the jingle. Brainwashing at its most palatable. Like all aspects of advertising, jingles are carefully crafted to instill a need in you, the consumer. Without the company’s product, your life lacks meaning, and you are an inefficient, unsuccessful organism. You loser, you. Better do something about it right quick. The most insidious (and…

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Kalnoky Manifesto (2002-2007): With a golden heart comes a rebel fist

This is part 2 of my Tomas Kalnoky/Streetllight Manifesto retrospective. Read part 1 here. After BotAR broke up, Kalnoky got together a lineup that more resembled a traditional ska-punk band: trumpet, trombone, two saxes, guitar, bass, drums. This new band recorded an EP, signed a 5-album deal with Victory Records, and named themselves “Streetlight Manifesto.”…

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The Top 10 Characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender – Honorable Mentions

When we ranked our Top 10 Avatar characters, many of our favorites missed out on the final ranking. Here are several great characters from Avatar: The Last Airbender who didn’t receive enough votes to make the Top 10, but whom we still hold close to our hearts. Our honorable mentions. Appa Katy says: I must say that I expected more recognition…