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Happy New Year Listers!

How’s your resolution coming along? You realize it is only day 16 right? Don’t worry, I am not doing so well either. I told myself I wouldn’t be so obsessed with making lists for every little task in my life.

You should’ve seen it – there were daily to-do lists, weekly to-do lists, movies to see, music to download, grocery lists, reading lists, lists on my Treo, lists on my fridge, and lists covering my desk.  Well, there are still lots of lists but I am not as obsessed with it. Then again, what could I really expect, I do have a pretty influential list-making job.

What was your New Year’s Resolution? Were you creative? Or did you choose something generic: to lose 20 pounds, to run 5 miles every week, to read more books, or to quit smoking? Those generic ones are often harder to stick to. Try being creative, instead of a generic diet resolution, try something like only drink soda when you are out to eat, or instead of picking a random resolution out of your favorite fitness magazine, try to find a sport you like (or even a Nintendo Wii game like Wii Sports) and joining a league or playing with friends a few times every week. Don’t just say you’ll read more books; make a list of books you want to read. Just because John and Heather say you should spend less, save more, and watch your debt disappear, doesn’t mean that should be your New Year’s choice. Try to make something fit your lifestyle; for instance, don’t buy a new DVD every Tuesday, or instead of going to Outback for dinner, try grilling out back your home instead.

No one else can make your resolution for you. But you can get some very creative ideas from others’ resolutions. And remember, resolutions don’t have to start on January 1st, you can always make willful changes any day of the week, any week during the year.

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Boo! Scare ya? I sure hope not, But if so, it’s probably because everyone has become a scaredy-cat wuss lately. Now, I understand that everyone is afraid of something. But that is no reason for the recent evolution of my favorite holiday, Halloween! I hate that Halloween has moved from being a night-of-fright to a day-of-hilarity. It sounds dumb, but it’s true. Doesn’t it seem like everyone wants to be funny on Halloween now? I don’t get it! There is a reason Halloween is Halloween. Don’t you know the history behind it? It is not a day to look silly and make people laugh. That is called April Fools Day! And it’s not necessarily an excuse to look like a whore (though I have no problem with a slutty witch or hunky devil). Dressing like a horny schoolgirl or French maid is for Valentine’s Day (or a lucky night in a man’s love life). Halloween is a day to scare the crap out of people! There is a reason why Hollywood releases every “Saw” horror movie around Halloween annually, and movies starring Adam Sandler and Drew Barrymore come out in the Spring. Even on ListAfterList the funny and sexy costume stuff gets more attention than the scary costume lists. So please, go pick out a pumpkin and carve a scary face, not a silly clown one. And scare the hell out of those teenage trick-or-treaters when they come to your door! But don’t worry, if you feel the same way as I do, just watch this - and show ‘em to your friends too!

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It’s almost here! A day of feasting followed by fatigue. A day of indulgence then reduction. No, not Thanksgiving you glutton - Black Friday! On Black Friday, Americans everywhere indulge themselves in spending and feast on super-reduced sales at stores that open so early in the morning they shouldn’t be early-bird specials, but night-owl specials. Now why would you think I was talking about Thanksgiving? Thanksgiving is supposed to be a day of gratitude and grace (no matter if you believe it a secular or religious holiday). But by no surprise, America has turned it into a day of full of turkey and football. Now I’m not trying to bash Thanksgiving, because, just being Americans we have so much to be thankful for (i.e. every soldier fighting the war on terror). But the real excitement follows. Thanksgiving is just the start. Thanksgiving is Black Friday Eve. And thank goodness for “Turkey Day” because if it wasn’t for all that tryptophan consumption and Thanksgiving Day napping, you’d never be able to wake up at 4 a.m. to stand in frigid lines outside Sears. Is nothing more American than these two days? So tomorrow morning, give your thanks and get ready for the big day. Stuff the turkey, whip the mashed potatoes, turn on the parade (or football pre-game show), pull the pumpkin pie out of the freezer, and check your local ads. Our economy will certainly be thankful.

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And Happy Holidays. Unless of course, you haven’t finished your Christmas shopping yet? Or if you are in any way related to Britney Spears? Did you hear her 16-year-old little sister is pregnant now? And her mom’s “parenting” book has been delayed indefinitely. Maybe now grandma will have time to add a new chapter on teen pregnancy and their bald, party-animal aunts? Then again, maybe you have another reason to not be merry? Or maybe you’re just one of those real-life Scrooges? Well don’t be a Grinch! So you don’t like the mall’s hour-long checkout lines. And your rear-wheel-drive, two-door car sucks on the unsalted, unplowed roads. And maybe your honey-do list gets a little longer this time of year. Whatever your reason to be bah-humbugger, there are plenty of reasons to be a Cindy Lou Who instead; besides the usual family, friends and health. Hate the commercialized Christmas? Make it a religious holiday. Remember that December 25th is supposed to be a celebration of the birth of Jesus. Hate the holy, spiritual side? Celebrate the social side. The holidays are a time of gathering. Besides seeing old friends and long-lost family members, it’s a chance to meet new people. Come out of your shell and shake hands with strangers at your office party, or look for some cutie standing alone under the mistletoe at the bar. Hate the social obligations? Curl up on the couch with a warm blanket and cup of eggnog next to a crackling fire and sparkling Christmas tree. Or go play fetch with your dog in the snow. Or take a stroll through the local holiday decorations. ‘Tis the season! Or just get out of town you Grinch. If you just don’t want to celebrate Christmas, take the expected time off of work or school to go on a vacation. In any case, if you’re a holiday Scrooge today, try and remember how special it was as a child. And if you’re childhood holiday memoirs were glum, you can always make new memories Mañana.

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So today is my birthday. I’m 24. Do I feel any older? You know what, I actually do! Twenty-four years of celebration, 24 years of experience and immaturity, 24 years of wisdom and stupidity. Anyway, it got me thinking about the circular evolution of the birthday. You parents will often say, your birthday was the happiest day of their lives. Throughout your childhood, birthdays were the biggest celebrations possible, with clowns and cake and confetti. Back then, your age was always the first thing on your mind and the first question you were asked. Remember when your age directly correlated to how “big” you were? As you get older, some other factors unfortunately begin to determine how “big” you are - but that’s a whole other issue - back to the birthday timeline. The teenage birthdays become less a celebration of you, and more a celebration of milestones and newfound freedoms. At 13 you’re officially a teen, 16 can drive, 18 an adult, and at 21 drink. After that, the celebrations become a little less exciting and come around a little more quickly every year (I’d like to tell you they don’t really come faster, but according to some mathematical law of fractional differences, they actually do). By then, the clowns and confetti are gone, and your cake isn’t big enough to hold all your candles. Have you ever forgotten how old you are? Its crazy to think you used to be able to show those tall people how old you were with the fingers on your hand. But just because you can’t count how old you are on your fingers and toes anymore, doesn’t mean it’s not exciting. Sure, no one will be screaming on your 25th like they did at the bar at midnight of your 21st (because they probably won’t be as drunk), but all those birthdays coming up that end in zeros are celebrations of different milestones in your life. And think, at the big 5-0, you will only be halfway through your entire life. Half way! Imagine all the things you did in the last half of your life? Seems like a lot, huh? There will be more career accomplishments, new relationships, and every day excitements. Heck, the Yankees might even win another pennant in your lifetime. And you always have the Denny’s senior citizen discount to look forward to. There is always more. And if and when you have a child of your own, the evolution will start all over again with their birthday, the happiest day of your life.

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Yesterday was the six-year anniversary of the tragic events that occurred on September 11th. It was a horrific time in our lives, filled with death and destruction, and remembered as the day that started the “War on Terror.” 9-11 was a horrendous day, one of the worst in American history, and served as a catalyst for some significant effects, both good and bad. Here are just some of those far-reaching consequences (and some less serious ones as well):

- Nearly 3,000 people were killed, including 92 people on board American Airlines Flight 11, and 43 people on United Airlines Flight 93

- It was the worst terrorist attack ever on American soil

- Over 1,036 books have been published about the attacks

- Michael Moore’s Fahrenheit 9-11 currently holds the record for the highest box office receipts by a general release documentary

- A variety of conspiracy theories have emerged which contradict the mainstream account of the September 11, 2001 attacks

- In 1997, the United States finally reached Mars on September 11th

- Harry Connick Jr., Ludacris, the NFL Baltimore Ravens’ Ed Reed, and Jesus of Nazareth were all born on Sept. 11

- If you have any of these names, you probably can’t fly on a plane because of 9-11

- The FBI put Usama Bin Laden atop the Most Wanted List

- George Bush was re-elected as the President of the United States

It was possibly the most consequential event in the history of America. And just like the JFK assassination, Apollo moon landing, Berlin Wall destruction, Challenger Space Shuttle explosion, etc., people will always remember exactly what they were doing at that time. 9/11 will forever remain on the American conscience. And for many people – 20% of Americans who lost friends or family members, the victims and heroes will always be in their hearts.


Lists Hidden in this Newsletter

9-11 Facts

Where Were You? When You First Heard about 9-11?

People on board American Airlines Flight 11

People on Board United Airlines Flight 93

Worst Terrorist Attacks on America

Best Books About 9/11

Michael Moore’s Most Controversial Movies

9/11 Conspiracy Theories

Day in History: September 11th

People Born on Sept. 11

The No-Fly List

FBI’s Most Wanted List

President of the United States

Where Were You When JFK was Assassinated?

Where Were You When Apollo Landed on the Moon?

Where Were You When the Berlin Wall Came Down?

Where Were You When the Challenger Exploded?



Best 9/11 Books & Movies on Sale at Amazon

Interesting in learning more about September 11th? Try these:


National Geographic - Inside 9/11 (DVD) - $23.99

The Greatest Story Ever Sold (book) - $5.19

9/11 - The Filmmakers' Commemorative Edition (DVD) - $14.99

The Terror Conspiracy (book) - $11.53

The New Pearl Harbor (book) - $10.20

Fahrenheit 9/11 (DVD) - $9.99 for download

9/11 and American Empire (book) - $12.24

United 93 (DVD) - $12.99

World Trade Center (Blu-Ray) - $27.95

Debunking 9/11 Myths (book) - $13.18

The Looming Tower (book) - $18.45



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It’s September and it’s “moving” time. Moving schools, moving homes, moving through lifestyles. Moving from one season to the next. Moving nearer the weekend. Around the world everyone and everything is moving:

- The seasons are moving from the stifling summer towards an appeasing autumn.

- Hurricanes are moving in on American shores.

- Students are moving from one grueling grade to the next.

- Teenagers are moving from their strict parents’ homes to the independence of dorms.

- If you are a twenty-something, chances are you are moving from one 12-month leased apartment to another.

- Football finally moves from the pointless preseason to the regular season on Thursday.

- The University of Michigan, Florida State and Notre Dame are moving out of the Top 25 Polls.

- Television networks are moving from summer programming back into the regularly-scheduled fall lineup.

- It’s mid-week, so we are moving ever closer to another work-free weekend.

- Monday was Labor Day, so you have to move all your white shorts and skirts back to attic for another bland winter.

- The United States economy is moving the wrong way.

- Michael Vick is preparing to move out of his massive mansion to a pocket-sized prison.

- Paris Hilton and Nicole Richie are moving towards motherhood.

- Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are going to need to move to a bigger home, stating their desire to adopt more children.

- Owen Wilson has moved from a cute, funny, and happy to a crazy, depressed, and suicidal.

- Britney Spears is moving on the Billboard Charts again (and moving back into the courtroom).

Everyone and everything is moving. This is just another example that serves as proof that lists are all around you. So take a look around you, and keep creating those great lists on ListAfterList.com


Lists Hidden in this Newsletter

Celebrate September: Hug a Texas Chef

Circumnavigating the World (in the Air) Records

Life During the 4 Seasons

Atlantic Ocean Hurricane Names 2007

School Grade Levels

Colleges with Dorms like Palaces

Moving Tips

NFL Coaches on the Hot Seat in 2007

College Football Top 25 Polls

Top 25 TV Shows on Today

How to Avoid a Hangover on Sunday Morning

Michael Vick's List of Screwups

"We're not spoiled." Paris Hilton Quotes

Cruise, Jolie and Reagan: Famous Adoptive Parents

Depressed Celebrities

Britney Spears' Step by Step Guide to Publicity



Things to Have While You Are on the Go

If you are going to be “moving” you are going to want to have these:

Apple 8 GB iPod nano (black) - $234.97

JL421 Badonkadonk Land Cruiser/Tank (really is a tank for sale) - $19,999.95

Shoulder Dolly - $49.82

High Sierra Swerve Computer Backpack - $39.99

Moving for Dummies (book)

Yellow Hummer H2 Battery Operated - $299.00

The Moving Survival Guide (book) - $10.17

Welcome To Your New Home! Housewarming Gift Basket - $49.99



 
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We are smack in the middle of the dog days of summer. And no, that doesn’t have anything to do with Michael Vick or Joey Chestnut. Instead, it refers to the hottest days of the year, usually starting in July and ending in early September. It is called “dog days” because the ancient Romans thought the heat came from the brightest star in the sky, Sirius (a.k.a. the “dog star”) that rises and sets with the sun during these months. As it turns out, its not hotter due to super radiation from this brilliant star, the heat is actually a result of the earth’s tilt. Anyway, if you’re interested in stargazing and peeping at Sirius, make sure you have a dark place away from the blinding city lights. Traveling to find that perfect place? Might as well pick one with a great prequel. Then if you’re tired from watching meteor showers all night, consider trying some different morning jolt besides that old-fashioned cup of joe. You’re going to need some energy during these final stifling “dog days.” But don’t blink - summer will be over before you know it.



Lists in this Newsletter:
Football Players that Went to Jail
Nathan's Hot Dog Eating Contest Winners
Hottest Recorded Temperatures in the World
Celebrate July: National __________ Month
Celebrate September: National ___________ Month
Top 10 Brightest Stars in the Sky
How and Why the Seasons Change
Stargazing Tips
Best Places for Stargazing
Best Places for Sunsets
Energy Drink Reviews
15 Instant Energy Boosters



A Falling Star: Lohan’s Spiraling Career and Schizo-Roles
We should have seen the evolution from cute, child star to wild party girl coming! Every role
she’s played in her career has been somewhat twisted and schizophrenic, screaming to
free her from her innocent image.

1998 - The Parent Trap – adorable twins (both Lohan) separated at birth
2003 - Freaky Friday – switched bodies with her mom, Jamie Lee Curtis
2004 – Mean Girls – an out-of-town dork evolves to fit in with the cool kids
2005 – Herbie Fully Loaded – her talking car thinks it’s a NASCAR
2006 – Just My Luck – a stranger’s kiss swaps her good fortunes with his bad luck
2007 – Georgia Rule – a cool and rebellious girl moves to her grandmother’s boring town
2007 – I Know Who Killed Me – a tortured girl insists she is a stripper and not who they think



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Ryan
Editor ~ ListAfterList.com

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Doesn’t it seem like celebrities are screwing up every day? We all know about Paris Hilton, but that was just the “Celebrity Screw-up Kick-off Event.”

 

Lindsay Lohan has fallen off the wagon, and then climbed back on only to nosedive off again. Now she’s been arrested for a DUI and cocaine possession.

 

Britney Spears shaved her head and attacked a paparazzi’s car with an umbrella.

 

NFL quarterback Michael Vick continues to get in trouble. This time however, it’s unlikely he will avoid the sack.

 

In the NBA, a referee, Tim Donaghy, has been exposed for working with organized crime to affect the outcome of games.

 

Before all this drama, there was actress Winona Ryder, who stole more than $5,500 worth of merchandise from Beverly Hills Saks.

 

The NBA Lakers Kobe Bryant was accused of rape. O.J. Simpson was accused of murder. And three Duke University lacrosse players were also accused of rape.

 

Because of the attitudes and personalities that celebrities develop, the gross amount of money they make, and the viral interest in their lives, these poor decisions are never going to stop. So the real question is, who is next?

 

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ListAfterList.com is a site for YOU! (and soon to be a site about YOU – with social networking updates like friends, groups and improved profile pages coming in the near future)

ListAfterList.com is a place to express YOUR opinions, memories and expertise. On any wiki list, all you have to do is click the yellow “Add To This Wiki” button, type in your thoughts, and click the “Add to List” button. Right now, you won’t be able to see who added to a wiki list, but don’t worry, that is also coming in the next phase of our site.

For instance, what is your opinion on cigarettes? The latest statistics revealed that nearly 1 in 4 people in the United States smoke cigarettes, so odds are some of you have a favorite cigarette that isn’t on this list?

Or maybe you prefer being creatively imaginative? Well pretend you are the nation’s most empowered sheriff... who would you throw in jail? (besides Paris Hilton)

I know you all have memories. And I am sure you were all alive in 2001, so where were you when you heard about the terrorist attacks on the world trade center? Or if you are an old fart, where were you when JFK was shot?

I realize you’re not all doctors, but if you are, and you have a funny story, add it to this list of hilarious stories from real doctors. Or share your expert knowledge on cancer.

Currently, there are thousands of wiki lists that you can add to, and if you don’t have anything to add… create one yourself! We all have opinions and we all think we are an expert on something. With 28 categories, I am sure you can “list” about something.

If you have any feedback or things you would like to see on ListAfterList.com, let us know.  And, if you have any friends who might like to enjoy ListAfterList.com, let us know that too

 
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