On my first anniversary, I lament these 11 lists not getting the eyeballs I hoped they would.
I’ve decided that, every year, I’m going to compile the 11 11 Points lists that really, for whatever reason, didn’t get the views or response that I thought they would. Maybe this will bring them more attention. Or at least pacify me.
All 11 of these received fewer than 10,000 total views in the year.
I absolutely love lunatics and DMX is one of the greatest lunatics of modern times. This list chronicled his best moments, from accusing his baby mama of raping him… to busting through a gate at JFK Airport and claiming he was a federal agent… to buying $45 worth of drugs from an undercover cop… and everything in between.
For whatever reason, it toiled toward the bottom of my lists in popularity, which is a huge shame… mainly because, no matter who you are or what you do, reading about DMX’s life really makes you feel good about your own sanity.
I figured the nostalgia factor of He-Man… plus some really, really interesting revelations I dug up… would make this list go viral. It didn’t even come close.
Instead of just following in line with every other list of imaginary places on the Internet and listing the stereotypical answers (Atlantis, Shangri-La, El Dorado, etc.) I came up with WAY different (and hopefully funnier) choices.
Parts Unknown, the room where Jews run the world, suicide bomber “heaven,” Duckburg and so, so many more. I think it’s a good read.
I made this list as Brett Favre was deciding whether or not to go to the New York Jets. It’s got some great, weird photos — Pete Rose as an Expo, Patrick Ewing as a Sonic, Reggie White as a Panther, and more — all of which I figured sports fans would love seeing. Nope.
I know the Olympics are over, but this list should live on. Communist countries are such fertile ground for hilarity… and China’s sequence of absurd decision after absurd decision in advance of the 2008 Olympics is just unreal.
I mean… there are Mormon romance novels (besides Twilight). NASCAR romance novels. An entire subgenre devoted to time travel romance novels. I remember researching this one forever to try to find the best and the strangest.
This list would be perfect for the new comments feature of 11 Points… so, so, so much room for debate.
I think this list is really funny… and not just “you had to be there” funny. Anyone who wants to fry a turkey should read this list… and learn from our mistakes that very well could’ve blown up a city block.
There’s a reason why a lot of my sports lists are on here. Because I used to lump my NFL picks in with the other sports lists, these didn’t get that many appearances in the “related links” section.
I did 11 photos (or found videos) to go along with all 11 of the ludicrous phobias I found. This one’s a good, quick raed.
Lots of research went into this one, and I found a ton of really interesting little facts about bowl games that don’t exist anymore, from one in Cuba to one featuring the California Raisins.
OK. Self-promotion over. We now resume regularly scheduled 11 Points lists.