Earlier this week, in “celebration” of Left-Hander’s Day, we published a list explaining why it sucks to be left-handed. Proving that there are two sides to every story, here now is an ACTUAL celebration: ten reasons why the 10% of people born with a dominant left-hand should thank their lucky stars.
Short films made by students are usually quite horrible, usually due to the creators’ lack of experience and inability to properly judge what’s good and what’s bad. But sometimes, you get kids who know exactly what they’re doing, and produce awesome cinema as a result. Here are ten of the best to come out of the post-Y2K college generation.
Movies can feature some ridiculous crimes, featuring the most over-the-top, elaborately planned executions imaginable. And yet so often real life comes along and trumps it, with crimes so weird and off-the-wall that even Hollywood couldn’t think of them.
We tend to expect a certain kind of behavior from people on camera; namely, the non-criminal kind. The fact that we might later be watched by someone, especially someone who could punish us, is supposed to keep us in line. Oftentimes, in surprising ways and to shocking extents, it turns out not to inhibit behavior […]
Lying gets a bad rap but, oftentimes, it can help keep life interesting. Lies can inspire people to greater heights of achievement, even as they often sink the liar to lower depths. Lies save more lives and livelihoods than you’d ever believe (trust us; we’d never lie about that.) So here’s to ten of those […]
Ever since the Internet came into its own, the debate has raged over whether file-sharing is killing the entertainment industry. While some insist that those who pirate music or books are, in fact, the customers whom do the most to drive up sales, others say that they’ve deprived the industry of billions over time. While […]
Costume playing/live action roleplaying is an ever-expanding hobby and business. You’ve only got to look at some of the ads for this, and other sites, to see how true that is. However, while many sites enjoy showing off examples of people making subpar amateur costumes, or just calling them bad because the person in the […]
Artwork drawn out of pure affection for some pop culture has a negative reputation, mainly being considered rank “amateur.” While it’s true that there are many that are more suitable for putting on a fridge than putting on public display through the internet, there are many amazing pieces out there at least as good as […]
Fishing is often a great combination of manliness and meditation (Manitation? Sure, why not?) It offers the best of getting in touch with nature, and the satisfaction of making a big catch. And some of the best places to fish are located in Canada. With Canada’s well-earned reputation for high-quality fishing opportunities, TopTenz is confident […]
In an era where a person like Nickelodeon’s Fred can make about $100,000 a year, thanks to videos that take longer to upload than they do to actually make, it seems positively quaint how, not so long ago, single movies would absorb years of people’s lives to make. Sometimes the result would seem worth it but, oftentimes […]
From July 1 to July 3, 1863, Gettysburg was the site of one of the largest battles of the American Civil War, the deadliest by a wide margin, and one that is widely considered the closest the South came to winning. On top of that, on November 19, 1863, it was the location where Abraham […]
Events such as the Sundance Film Festival, the Toronto Film Festival, and the Cannes Film Festival cast huge shadows over the movie industry. In the case of Sundance, this has led to numerous complaints about the festival more or less betraying its roots as an opportunity to experience independent, or “indie”, movies. But numerous opportunities […]
When not scratching doors, yowling, making hairballs, or biting, cats can be neat and cute pets. Problem is, they usually don’t want to. However, when they choose to, the resulting stories can be worth all of the scratches, yowls, etc. Well, maybe not ALL of them, but certainly a good percentage. 10. The Cat Super […]
Imagine being embarrassed or betrayed in your relationship, by the person whom you’ve confided your most intimate self to, to whom you are devoting what is meant to be a meaningful fraction of your life. It is a prospect so terrifying, that millions of people all over the world don’t dare even approach another person […]
As we demonstrated here, the writers of Toptenz appreciate a good movie monster. But we also appreciate a really bad movie monster. Not just a lazily made, overdone monster like the sharks from any number of Jaws ripoffs or some SyFy original movie. These are hilarious creatures that were truly deranged in design or execution […]