Thursday, August 28, 2008

Top 10 Frank Lloyd Wright Buildings I'd Like to Visit

10. Ennis House (Los Angeles, CA)

9. Arizona Biltmore Hotel (Phoenix, AZ)

8. Taliesin West (Scottsdale, AZ)

7. Gammage Auditorium (Tempe, AZ)

6. Price Tower (Bartlesville, OK)

5. Annie Pfeiffer Chapel (Lakeland, FL)

4. Beth Sholom Synagogue (Elkins Park, PA)

3. Johnson Wax Headquarters (Racine, WI)

2. Imperial Hotel (Tokyo, Japan)

1. Fallingwater (Mill Run, PA)

Thursday, August 14, 2008

Top 10 Types of Silence

10. suppressed silence
9. charged silence
8. heavy silence
7. uneasy silence
6. dead silence
5. empty silence
4. pregnant pause
3. golden silence
2. reverent silence
1. awkward silence

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Top 10 Types of Water

10. deionized water- water that has had its mineral ions removed.
9. dead water- phenomenon when fresh or brackish water rests atop more dense salt water without mixing.
8. meteoric water- long standing water in the ground originating from precipitation.
7. brine- water nearly or completely saturated with salt.
6. mineral water- water containing minerals that alter its taste or therapeutic value.
5. brackish water- water with more salinity that fresh water, but less that seawater.
4. meltwater- water released by the melting of snow or ice/glaciers.
3. connate water- water trapped in the pores of sedimentary rocks.
2. distilled water- water with nearly all impurities removed through distillation.
1. freshwater- water in bodies of water containing low concentrations of dissolved salts.

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Top 10 Favorite Movies

I haven't seen a ton of movies or anything, but these are the ones I could watch over and over. Recommendations are welcome.

10. I Am Sam

9. The Shawshank Redemption
8. The Pursuit of Happyness
7. Children of Heaven
6. Amelie
5. August Rush
4. Once
3. Fiddler on the Roof
2. When Harry Met Sally
1. Forrest Gump

Monday, August 4, 2008

Top 10 Scurviest Piratey Phrases

10. booty: treasure
9. hearties: familiar term of address among sailors.
8. red ensign: a British flag.
7. Jolly Roger: pirate flag with skull and crossbones.
6. scallywag: a villainous or mischievous person.
5. landlubber: a person unfamiliar with seamanship.
4. Jack Ketch: the hangman. (to dance with Jack Ketch=to hang)
3. black spot: a black smudge used as a death threat.
2. keelhaul: punishment by dragging under the ship.
1. Davy Jones' Locker: the bottom of the ocean; a watery grave.

Saturday, August 2, 2008

Top X Fruity Game Intros (Boing Boing Gadgets)

I'm no gamer, but I enjoyed Boing Boing Gadgets's Top 10 List of vomitously cheesy game intros so I'm going to mooch off of them for today. I wasn't able to sit through more than 10 seconds of most of them, but I think Zero Wing, listed last, is worth viewing.

Top 10 Fruity Game Intros

Friday, August 1, 2008

Top 10 Harry Potter Characters Named After Stars/Constellations

10. Arcturus - son of Phineas Nigellus Black.
Alphard - Sirius and Regulus's uncle.
Cygnus - Bellatrix, Andromeda, and Narcissa's father; Sirius and Regulus's uncle.
Orion - Sirius and Regulus's father.
Andromeda - Nymphadora Tonk's mother.
Merope - the abused daughter of Marvolo Gaunt; gave birth to Tom Riddle.
Draco - Harry's archenemy at school; only son of Lucius and Narcissa Malfoy.
Regulus - Sirius's brother who betrayed Voldemort.
Sirius - Harry's godfather.
Bellatrix - Voldemort's most loyal follower; Sirius's cousin.

And just for fun: