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  • Jessy

    Love it! Congrats top tenz!

  • Dalek6450

    This is a Christian site?

    • Really? How sad for you. Your enjoyment is diminished because I’m a Christian? Oh well, to each their own.

      • cypressgreen

        Um, I bet that was a joke.

        • Hopefully so.

          • Jmun

            He’ll be back… We all come back eventually. This site always pulls me back in.

            • cypressgreen

              Just when I thought I was out, they pull me back in!

      • tboger

        I now enjoy this sight more knowing you are a Christian.

      • FormerlyFromTokyo

        And as a fellow Christian with a VERY broad sense of humor and respect for people’s right to practice any or NO religion, thumbs up to you. Some people get pressed pre-judging (how ironic) all Christians. I say respect goes both ways. I respect my Buddhist, Muslim, atheist, Catholic, etc. friends and they return the same to me. If people aren’t down with that then they are less than immature. People don’t have to agree, but its only fair to respect each other’s right to have their own beliefs. But what am I talking about – people can’t even agree on what the best or worst video game is! You know, the important things like that. 🙂

        And umm…what exactly is an “eye racist”? (???)

  • Amrendra

    Toptenz never ceases to amuse me good or bad!!!

  • I found the complaints list quite interesting. There have been a number of times when I also fell into the “Why is this on the list and that isn’t” column. So what? Are we, as a species, so desirous of becoming totally homogenized that we must think in lock step? May we have no peaceful divergent opinions? Must everything be conflict? I suppose the answer to that last question is easily answered by the preferences of American TV audiences and the “reality” shows they embrace.
    At any rate, I enjoy the site and frequently make reference to it on my radio program.
    Keep on keepin’ on. Let people disagree. It’s good for you!
    Best regards,
    Jay Moore
    WATQ Radio
    Eau Claire, WI
    PS: I like the fact that you embrace your Christian faith in public. Too bad that more of us don’t.

    • Hi, Jay. Thanks for plugging the site. I appreciate the publicity. I believe one of the hardest things for any Christian to do is to share their faith, publicly or privately. On a side note, I watched Gabby Douglas win the gold (Aug. 2, 2012) and after during her interview she praised God for her blessings. I thought that was wonderful.

      From the Christian Post:

      Following her emotional win the 16-year-old gave an interview with NBC and celebrated the moment by praising God and offering her thanks for an amazing blessing.

      It is everything I thought it would be; being the Olympic champion, it definitely is an amazing feeling.
      And I give all the glory to God. It’s kind of a win-win situation. The glory goes up to him and the blessings fall down on me
      ,” Douglas testified in the interview.

      Later she also took to social networking site Twitter to continue her praise. She tweeted: “Let all that I am praise the LORD; may I never forget the good things He does for me.”

  • fdx

    Good thing is you have a sense of humor, i don’t share all your opinions but it’s always fun reading those lists. Frankly people shouldn’t take those too seriously :-).
    one complain you didn’t mention (well it’s not really one but who’s counting :-)) is the typo errors that sometimes appear on your lists, i’m pretty sure you made them on purpose to be sure you have our attention 🙂 and to have more complaints of course.

    cheers from moose heads land

    • Unfortunately any typoes or errrors you sea are knot are intnetion. Honestly. Editers are beaten dayly, I promis.

      • fdx

        yeah that’s what i fought

  • cypressgreen

    Wow. You have reached a new low. The title of this list should be, “This list is stupid!” You should not have included, “This list sucks,” because adding a ‘bonus’ makes it *eleven.* Why are “There aren’t enough women” and “This is racist” even on this list? Didn’t you review your own blog well enough to know that is not true? Shockingly, you also seem to think its okay to show your christian bias on your own site. Don’t you realize the rest of the world exists? We are not all christian, you know! Lastly, a review typical comments shows that you should have included, “Not enough of MY opinion, which is better than yours.” In the future, let’s put a little more thought into our lists, shall we? 😛

    • Could this somehow be the best and the worst comment ever? 😉

      • cypressgreen

        What can I say. You inspired me! Honestly, I only discoverd your site about 2 weeks ago, and I love it! Great job!

        • How did you find us? Google search? Link from another site?

          • cypressgreen

            Honestly, I forgot already. It may have been thru a post on Reddit, tho.

    • fdx


  • Bob R

    What a great list. Maybe I should have called it dumb/stupid/boring just to make you feel more at home. I hope you had fun writing this one.
    I read this list almost every day. I often disagree with what’s in here, but that’s half the fun. If I agreed with all of it, I might as well write it myself.
    I look forward to reading list #2000 in a couple of years.

    • Thanks, Bob. It was somewhat cathartic, I must admit. It is easier to look back and laugh at the debates now that time has cooled the fire. Hopefully we’ll be around for list 2,000; and we will get there faster since we publish more often than we did the first year or so.

  • Jonathan

    I have been a frequent visitor to this site for a while now and i just read that you are a Christian. I am pleased to see that a person who is witty, clever, intellegent and funny also shares my belief system. Keep up the good work!!

    • I think you would get a lot of arguments about my intelligence and cleverness from more than a few readers of this site. But I humbly accept your praise. I’ll probably need it later. 😉

  • Lee Standberry

    This list is incredibly biased – I counted 4 list that i wrote that you singled out for examples! what are you trying to say TopTenzMaster? And what kind of name is TopTenzMaster anyway? Now THAT sounds racist! Lmao –

    I’m surprised that this idea actually stuck with you to manifest into a list, but it was well done and certainly on point (and fitting) to cap off your 1000th list milestone. Congrats!

    • Lee, I noticed that too. But I honestly wasn’t picking on you. I found the lists by doing searches for the phrases I was targeting. Your lists came up, as did others, and I thought they were all well written and interesting, even with the complaints. Think of this as your showcase! 😉

  • Paul. A

    Those who do not like your lists can just : unsubscribe”

  • YeahThatGuy

    Hopefully by highlighting people’s complaints about lists they read will inspire them to write their own lists and as the lists get better, the complaints disappear and we get some good rational debates in the comment sections

    • I applaud your optimism, especially about the “rational debates.”

  • YeahThatGuy

    Well I may have to submit a list myself soon. Hopefully one that will get people talking

  • KayCee

    You forgot “Ryan Thomas wrote this”.

  • David

    you should change the title to “Top 11 Lists about why TopTenz sucks” 😉

    • Jjjj

      But this isn’t a list of lists and the eleventh entry is a bonus, and not part of the top ten.

  • David

    haters gonna hate

  • Ronnie

    This list sucks! It’s racist and there is not enough women. You left off so many other things. I don’t think you know what a top 10 list should look like.

    ha, ha!

  • themagicalmre

    I don’t see a point in complaining on this site. Everyone has an opinion and this is your site and your lists. Some people just want to look for verification that they are right. I think that it is good that you have different opinions than me, or else this would be a boring site.

  • BryanJ

    Nice article. Great idea!

  • lawn

    You were doing fine till you hit #1. That one made this list biased/opinionated, for your chiding of commenters who didn’t happen to share your beliefs.

    • Why isn’t it reversed? Aren’t they chiding me for my beliefs. It seems I am never afforded the courtesy that is expected of me.

      • lawn

        Your use of “mistakenly” is pretty arrogant. How are you so sure?

        • Nice catch. And nothing I can say will convince you. We both know that. Only God can do that if you allow Him into your life.

  • aprilpiaoporto

    whats wrong if this is list supports christianity!? probably you guys who complaint about this are probably satanic!

  • Jmun

    I remember the first week I discovered this site. I took hours of of that week to scale through the lists on the site. Though I may have disagreed with quite a couple lists, I thought they were all fun reads. Thank you TopTenzMaster and congrats.

  • Nathan

    Whoever made this video feels your pain!

    • I wouldn’t say this is safe for work, in fact, it isn’t, but it was funny. Watch at home.

  • Chris

    Congratz!! Love the site, love the comments good and bad, who cares if we don’t all agree? It’s fun for goodness sake!

  • Zach Gillette

    Top 10 Actors Never to Win and Oscar
    “Yeah this article is all wrong. First of all there are no women on it…” remarked again by Keith Watabayashi

    Actors… ACTORS!!

  • FMH

    I think people get the “American bias” a bit wrong: I wouldn’t care about reading more lists based on the US, but then there are lists like that Top 10 Terrorist Attacks: They include international and US-based stuff, but while the international things are just the best known and most important ones, the US-centered facts include things that are of much less importance. Therefore it looks as if someone researched US-centered facts and filled them up with international ones when he couldn’t find enough.
    For example: You are writing a list “Top Ten biggest Cabbages”. In reality, the US has grown eight record ones from 1 to 5 tons. Russia has grown eighty from 4 to 5,5 tons. With your writing method, the list will include all eight US cabbages and the 5,5 tons Russian one. And the one missing? That will probably be an US lucette or even pumpkin.
    So the complaint isn’t that there are US-centered lists. Those are fine, even if sometimes boring for people from other countries. The problem is that lists, that are not US-centered are written with an US-bias.
    The “Top Ten Terrorist Attacks” is a perfect example. Hardly anyone outside the US has heard of the bombing of the USS Cole or even worse a completely non-lethal release of Salmonella (!) in Oregon – but the list was oblivious to the Islamist attacks on hotels in Mumbai 2011 or any of the big train bombings in Madrid, Spain (2004) or London (2005). And those really where things shown in the media everywhere.

    • A very well written comment that backs up your point and does so with courtesy and respect. Great job, FMH. And I agree with you. We have admitted that we can focus too much on the USA at times, but when you live here and write here that can happen. We (Toptenz and the writers) mean no disrespect to our world neighbors.

      • Cotupina187

        I come from Ireland and I have read quite a few top ten lists associated with my little country… I like reading about America as long as its not about your sports, I’d like to see more European sports (soccer, rugby etc) written about.

  • Cotupina187

    I dont believe in God but nothing annoys me more than when somebody tries to preach that God never existed… I say fair play to people who have their beliefs, as they are usually good people.

    Great article and love the site.

  • Peter

    I think the title should be changed… to Top 10 Complaints About TopTenz (Why Toptenz is Awesome!)
    If all the lists were such that no complaints, ire or controversy were raised, it would be a very boring site indeed.
    Well done and thanks!

    • Thanks for making my day, Peter!

      • Tyler

        It’s funny that people complain about how they think a certain someone should be on the list and criticize you for being biased, but by doing this they’re being biased themselves for pouting about how their opinions aren’t shared by everyone.

        • FormerlyFromTokyo

          Agreed, Tyler. I love talking with rational people, especially when they have different views. I learn something. That’s why I read comment sections, because I love learning other people’s opinions. That’s why I find it frustrating when I respect other people’s right to their views, religious or otherwise, but I don’t get the same in return. I don’t expect it, but it still is annoying because I’d like it. It’s like telling someone, “Only I can talk. Don’t ever open your mouth unless it’s to agree with me!” No bueno!

  • Hokieg

    Nice article. It is good that someone can claim and own their faults.
    On that note, though I see I am extremely late learning of this website and this post, I would like to point out that on your map for the “U.S. centric world view” you only have central America listed as “Latino.”
    It is worth noting that Latin America, and therefore “Latinos,” are all peoples from Central and South America. That would also include Brazilians.
    Enjoy your site!

  • Connor

    I really don’t understand why so many people are always so offended that someone is a certain religion.