Rank Anything!

You always were an asshole, Gorman Quintin.

Aaron D. wrote:

It's crazy how many lesser-known acts didn't make the cut.

Man, I could just go on and on.

Damn, those times rocked.

Indeed. The album as a whole wasn't that good, but Annihilator's Alison Hell is a great, single, thrash song that I still enjoy to this day.

^^^ Nice cut. Thanks for the lead.

ClockworkHouse wrote:

You always were an asshole, Gorman Quintin.

Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.

0. Hudson, sir. He's Hicks.

Top Ten Wu-Tang Clan verses of all time!

#10 U-God "It's Yours" https://youtu.be/9OmS51lDEYg?t=1m1s
#9 GZA/Genius "Protect Ya Neck" https://youtu.be/R0IUR4gkPIE?t=3m39s
#8 Cappadonna "Winter Warz" https://youtu.be/48qFbacUo40?t=23s
#7 Master Killa "Triumph" https://youtu.be/cPRKsKwEdUQ?t=4m21s
#6 Inspectah Deck "Bring da Ruckus" https://youtu.be/ZIPfQ-HtYeM?t=1m50s
#5 Raekwon "C.R.E.A.M." https://youtu.be/PBwAxmrE194?t=21s
#4 Method Man "Shadowboxin" https://youtu.be/Q8s_2Lyid7Y?t=33s
#3 Inspectah Deck "Assassination Day" https://youtu.be/3emlUuEkWtM?t=46s
#2 Inspectah Deck "C.R.E.A.M." https://youtu.be/PBwAxmrE194?t=1m33s
#1 Inspectah Deck "Triumph" https://youtu.be/cPRKsKwEdUQ?t=50s

Honorable Mention

Killah Priest "4th Chamber" https://youtu.be/Q8s_2Lyid7Y?t=3m19s

Best coasts to live on:

1. West
2. South
3. North
4. East

Quotations from The Wire ranked by usefulness:

10- "The cheese stands alone." (Use: Events are aligning as you desire.)
9- “Y’all weren’t the only lawmen in the canyon today.” (Use: Others are surprised by your efforts.)
8- “He a man today.” (Use: A colleague's choices have been misconstrued.)
7- “My word is still my word, and in here, in Baltimore, and any place you can think of calling home, it’ll be my word that finds you.” (Use: Please fulfill my request.)
6- “I feel like one of them little bald-headed bitches on the chessboard.” (Use: Your efforts are underappreciated.)
5- “How do you expect to run with the wolves come night, if you spend all day sporting with the puppies?” (Use: You need to encourage a colleague to challenge themselves.)
4- “The Gods will not save you.” (Use: Emphasizing others must take responsibility.)
3- “Look the part, be the part, motherf*cker!” (Use: You have dressed appropriately, but others disagree.)
2- “Get on with it, motherf-!” (Use: You suspect others are stalling.)
1- "The f*ck did I do?" (Use: You are receiving blame for events. For best use, employ when you are definitely at fault for said events.)

Maybe reevaluate the use of #8. Maybe when a colleague's choices are worthy of respect even when you do not agree.

Valid, but I don't think Avon disagreed with Cutty's decision, it was simply one he could not himself make.

Wearers of the Crown, Ranked:
2- Marlo Stanfield
1- Avon Barksdale

He did want his corners.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Quotations from The Wire ranked by usefulness:

SpacePPoliceman wrote:

Quotations from The Wire ranked by usefulness:

10- "The cheese stands alone." (Use: Events are aligning as you desire.)
9- “Y’all weren’t the only lawmen in the canyon today.” (Use: Others are surprised by your efforts.)
8- “He a man today.” (Use: A colleague's choices have been misconstrued.)
7- “My word is still my word, and in here, in Baltimore, and any place you can think of calling home, it’ll be my word that finds you.” (Use: Please fulfill my request.)
6- “I feel like one of them little bald-headed bitches on the chessboard.” (Use: Your efforts are underappreciated.)
5- “How do you expect to run with the wolves come night, if you spend all day sporting with the puppies?” (Use: You need to encourage a colleague to challenge themselves.)
4- “The Gods will not save you.” (Use: Emphasizing others must take responsibility.)
3- “Look the part, be the part, motherf*cker!” (Use: You have dressed appropriately, but others disagree.)
2- “Get on with it, motherf-!” (Use: You suspect others are stalling.)
1- "The f*ck did I do?" (Use: You are receiving blame for events. For best use, employ when you are definitely at fault for said events.)

This list fails because of the lack of Brother Mouzone's "You know what the most dangerous thing in America is?" quote.

Paleocon wrote:

This list fails because of the lack of Brother Mouzone's "You know what the most dangerous thing in America is?" quote.

Paleocon armed with a shivgee?

Paleocon wrote:

This list fails because of the lack of Brother Mouzone's "You know what the most dangerous thing in America is?" quote.

Left off because I am not of the proper demographic that can complete the quote.

SpacePPoliceman wrote:
Paleocon wrote:

This list fails because of the lack of Brother Mouzone's "You know what the most dangerous thing in America is?" quote.

Left off because I am not of the proper demographic that can complete the quote.

At work, whenever I have to repeat myself, I find myself sending The Wire clips. Recently, I sent an engineer the Omar clip of him robbing the poker game where he says "son, you got me confused with someone who repeats himself", but have been known to send the "Lamar, where is my Harpers?" clip.

Mouzone has excellent magazine taste.

I find the No. 1 most useful The Wire quote to be Jay Landsman's jerk-off-motion combined with Bronx cheer.

Macbeth
Hamlet
King Lear
Othello
Richard III
Henry IV, Part 1 / Part 2
Much Ado About Nothing
The Tempest
As You Like It
Coriolanus

My son is in a cars phase.

1. Cars
2. Cars 3
3. Car Toons: Maters Tall Tales
...
99. Cars 2

I can't get over the longevity of that cursed IP... It's the goldenest of gooses for young kids but (for me at least) the least appealing Pixar property by a country mile. Halfway through the second movie you can almost hear Lasseter imploring the cast to hold on long enough to realise the infinite merchandising revenue. And the plot? A two-toned mess of ridiculous contrivances that goes way over the head of its younger audience and just confuses and annoys any adults present, but who cares because LIGHTNING MCQUEEN IS ON THE SCREEN AND MATER TURNS INTO AN ICECREAM TRUCK.

I hate Cars 2 so much.

Top 5 Zeldums:

5.) Everything Else
4.) Ocarina of Time
3.) Breath of the Wild
2.) Link to the Past
1.) Link to the Past Randomizer

Holy crap I've been playing ALTTPR for a month and I am so hooked.

hbi2k wrote:

Top 5 Zeldums:

5.) Everything Else
4.) Ocarina of Time
3.) Breath of the Wild
2.) Link to the Past
1.) Link to the Past Randomizer

Holy crap I've been playing ALTTPR for a month and I am so hooked.

Top three four responses to this post:

4. The order is a little off but I like their taste.
3. Is Zeldums the canon plural for Zelda?
2. My phone auto-corrects Zeldums to Zeldas; that's cool!
1. I would like to hear more about these randomised adventures.

LastSurprise wrote:

For the hardcore Nintendo Randomizer fan:

A Kotaku story about a mashup randomizer: ALink to the Past & Super Metroid

Shut the front door!

Well now that I know it exists, I have to play it!

Ahead of Dragon Quest XI's release, a ranking of the main-line Dragon Quest series (I haven't played X):

9. Dragon Quest - Still playable, years later, and I think it holds up better than the original Final Fantasy does.
8. Dragon Quest II: Luminaries of the Legendary Line - Introduced some really good and interesting elements, though it doesn't shine as brightly as any of the later games
7. Dragon Quest VII: Fragments of the Forgotten Past - There's a lot to like here, but the game's a messy kudzu plant, and Maribel is by far the worst character in any DQ game. Worse even than DQ V's Debora -- her spoiled demeanor makes more sense to me, and you can choose not to bring into your party.
6. Dragon Quest V: Hand of the Heavenly Bride - I liked this game and it's willingness to take risks by splitting the narrative across generations, but did not find the story or characters nearly as compelling as in any of the following games.
5. Dragon Quest III: The Seeds of Salvation - I spent a decent chunk of my childhood playing this, as Dragon Warrior III, on my old NES. To me, this game evokes days coming home to check my mailbox and see if the latest Nintendo Power had arrived. I loved how this game pioneered character classes and gave you the option to change and grow, I loved traveling a map that looked strangely like a map of the world, and I loved the guy-behind-the-guy reveal after beating Baramos.
4. Dragon Quest IX: Sentinels of the Starry Skies - Loved this, especially after such a long main-line Dragon Quest drought. I think the gameplay was on point, and some of the best in the series, although to me the plot, and the absence of party members with their own stories, makes this one fall lower on the list than it would otherwise.
3. Dragon Quest IV: Chapters of the Chosen - I remember a friend of mine owning this game, and I think he left it behind with me when he and his family moved away from my hometown. I loved it then, and I loved almost everything about it when they remade it for the DS, years later. All of the characters have such interesting stories behind them, and they all weave together so well -- and all of the chapters are interesting and fun! Playing through each from level 1 is a bit of a drag, but by the end of the game, reuniting with all of the other characters feels like finding old friends.
2. Dragon Quest VI: Realms of Revelation - I think it's a huge shame that this game was not released outside of Japan until the DS remake. I found it on an emulator and played through almost all of it, and was so glad that I did. To me, the game really executes the storytelling well, the job system, with multiple tiers, is spectacular (although I wish it arrived earlier), and all of the overlapping characters and story between the two worlds was really rewarding to investigate -- it reminded me, in a very good way, of what I loved about the time-travel plots in Chrono Trigger. I also loved the concept behind the post-game content, the bigger bad who could help you wipe out the big bad, but why should he be bothered?
1. Dragon Quest VIII: Journey of the Cursed King - I could go on about this game for hours, but instead will just say "Ragazzo!"

A list ranking every Transformers movie ever made, from best to worst.

1. Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Stevintendo wrote:

A list ranking every Transformers movie ever made, from best to worst.

1. Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Also functions as a list movie franchises where this gag isn't annoying.

Vargen wrote:
Stevintendo wrote:

A list ranking every Transformers movie ever made, from best to worst.

1. Transformers: The Movie (1986)

Also functions as a list movie franchises where this gag isn't annoying.

I'm glad you this so. I wouldn't usually take the attitude of 'this new thing isn't like my old thing so I hate it', but in this case I think it's deserved.

I'm probably biased though, I'd imagine I could probably still recite most of that film from memory.

Lemme try:

"Obelisk, look! It's Unicron!"

I actually thought the first Bay-formers movie was OK and showed some potential for the series. But the second one was so awful that it reduced my enjoyment of the first and made me avoid the rest of the series.

But sometime soon we're getting a Bumblebee movie from the director of Laika and the Two Strings so I'm actually looking forward to that one.