21s lists


I always loved Irving Wallace's books of lists, and I have read them each many times. Here is my mini-tribute (of course, the site itself is another, but these are [more inane] miscellaneous lists), mostly in progress.

Tarot cards that correspond to zodiac signs

Aries - Emperor
Taurus - Heirophant
Gemini - Lovers
Cancer - Chariot
Leo - Strength
Virgo - Hermit
Libra - Justice
Scorpio - Death
Sagittarius - Temperance
Capricorn - Devil
Aquarius - Star
Pisces - Moon

100 most beautiful words of all time

21 adopted famous people (oops 33)

  1. Jamie Foxx
  2. George Lucas, Jr.
  3. Aristotle
  4. Charles Dickens
  5. Charlie Chaplin
  6. Coco Chanel
  7. Debbie Harry
  8. Eartha Kitt
  9. Dr Ruth Westheimer
  10. Eleanor Roosevelt
  11. Eric Clapton
  12. Gary Coleman
  13. Halle Berry
  14. Harold Robbins
  15. Ingrid Bergman
  16. J.R.R. Tolkien
  17. Jack Nicholson
  18. James Brown
  19. James Dean
  20. John Lennon
  21. Louis Armstrong
  22. Louisa May Alcott
  23. Maya Angelou
  24. Marilyn Monroe
  25. Malcolm X
  26. Nelson Mandela
  27. Ray Liotta
  28. Richard Burton
  29. Rudyard Kipling
  30. Sam Goldwyn
  31. Steve McQueen
  32. Steve Jobs
  33. Truman Capote

21 famous people that adopted

  1. Julie Andrews and Blake Edwards
  2. Kirk Cameron and Chelsea Noble
  3. George Burns and Gracie Allen
  4. Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt
  5. Bette Davis
  6. Bob Hope
  7. Burt Reynolds
  8. Calista Flockhart
  9. Dan Savage
  10. Diane Keaton
  11. Erma Bombeck
  12. Harry Belafonte
  13. Henry Fonda
  14. Isabella Rossellini
  15. Jamie Lee Curtis
  16. Jane Fonda
  17. Kirstie Alley
  18. Mia Farrow
  19. Michelle Pfeiffer
  20. Rosie O'Donnell
  21. Sharon Stone

Source: Our Adoption Journey, their list is MUCH longer.

21 hateable things (oops 24)

  1. Visible G-Strings. Come to think of it, icky
  2. Pseudo-intellectual bull, and all those that perpetrate it
  3. Crime in South Africa, or anywhere, but especially where a criminal will say to a newspaper - oh I am sorry I robbed your black ass, I think the whites deserve to be robbed
  4. Google-dissenters
  5. People who won't give it a bash, just try it before you bash it
  6. Slow speakers
  7. People who show irritation on the road
  8. Men and everything about them, including their cold shrivelled doengemalies
  9. Bad values - lying, cheating, stealing, manipulating
  10. Incomplete news articles
  11. Waffly writing, unless it is palimpsestical
  12. Adverts that aren't clever (but love the Dial-a-Nerd ad where the old granny, Delores, starts to swear ("fucking") at her computer)
  13. Classical music
  14. Pretty shots padding up movies
  15. Blonde clones in the movies, and the rediculous concept that someone with giant breasts, blonde hair and 12 years of age, can be a forensic pathologist. Ptuie.
  16. Logos bombarding me at every angle
  17. Newspaper headlines bombarding me at every angle
  18. Ads bombarding me at every angle
  19. Whingeing and moaning
  20. Service providers that refer me into a void
  21. Animal abusers/hurters
  22. Watching people doing things inefficiently
  23. Spam
  24. Music without words
  25. Three quarter pants

21 things to do before I die

  1. Go to New York on holiday
  2. Go back to Auschwitz
  3. Put in a kitchen
  4. Put up a granny flat
  5. Write my novel
  6. Send a message in a bottle
  7. Have a house at the (safe) sea
  8. Have real huisvriende
  9. Have home ADSL
  10. Finish Myst
  11. Become fit, biking and walking fit
  12. Become a good cook, by cooking a new dish every weekend

21 books that changed my world

  1. Cider House Rules by John Irving
  2. A Prayer for Owen Meaney by John Irving
  3. The Fat Man in History by Peter Carey
  4. Illywhacker by Peter Carey
  5. Gyn/Ecology: The Metaethics of Radical Feminism by Mary Daly
  6. Heidi by Johanna Spyri
  7. Pollyanna by Eleanor H. Porter and Marion Dane Bauer
  8. The Benham Book of Palmisty: The Essential Work by William G. Benham and Rita Robinson
  9. The Women's History of the World by Rosalind Miles
  10. The Madwoman in the Attic: The Woman Writer and the Nineteenth-Century Literary Imagination by Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar
  11. The Female Eunuch by Germaine Greer
  12. Outrageous Acts and Everyday Rebellions by Gloria Steinem
  13. Disgrace by J. M. Coetzee
  14. In the Heart of the Country: A Novel by J. M. Coetzee
  15. Life and Times of Michael K: A Novel by J. M. Coetzee
  16. Artist's Way: A Spiritual Path to Higher Creativity by Julia Cameron
  17. Backlash by Susan Faludi

This is really sad, because I have read a lot of books - that I cannot think of 21 that I needed.

21 favorite TV shows

  1. Seinfeld
  2. The Persuaders (with Roger Moore and Tony Curtis)
  3. Friends
  4. Law and Order
  5. Mission Impossibile
  6. The Invaders
  7. Ellen Degeneres' talk show
  8. Oprah Winfrey's talk show
  9. Desperate Housewives
  10. ER
  11. CSI

21 most obnoxious famous people

  1. Tom Cruise
  2. Anthony Quinn
  3. Clark Gable
  4. George Bush
  5. Mel Gibson

21 ways to get over being dumped

  1. Go on a wild kissing spree
  2. Arrange a dinner party every Friday night from then on
  3. Stop talking about it, eventually you will kill the synapse that used to think about it
  4. Take up a new sport or exercise routine
  5. Join a club
  6. Start a club
  7. Write a book about what to do to get over being dumped - not one of those new age things, a horror where your ex dies in the end
  8. Hunt down someone the complete antithesis of your ex, and flirt outrageously
  9. Start a new business, something you have always wanted to do - or at least take the first step.
  10. Make a list of all the things your ex prevented you from doing, and do all of those things - every day.
  11. Dump your boring old therapist that got you into this mess, and get a new one.
  12. Take a trip to a white beach

21 ways to lose weight

  1. Sweat and Starve - exercise and eat less (the real way)
  2. Three Spoon Diet - only eat 3 spoons of food at each of 6 meals per day
  3. The Pink Diet - (thanks Mariah Carey) only eat food that is pink
  4. The Atkins Diet - only eat protein
  5. The Beverley Hills Diet - eat as much of one thing (anything) as you want and wait 3 hours untill the next meal.
  6. The Oprah Diet - get a trainer to get you up at 05h00 for weight training, jogging and personalised body attention. Get a chef to make only the most nutritious calorie controled gorgeous food. Don't eat after 19h30.
  7. The Tapeworm Diet - swallow a tapeworm
  8. The YoYo Diet - binge and starve until your body gets diabetes, and then mismanage the diabetes, commit suicide when your toes and fingers go gangrenous

21 famous people you are allowed to sleep with

(without your partner getting mad should you ever be lucky enough to meet them (Friends, was 5)

  1. Robert Downey Junior (The Pick-up Artist)
  2. Tom Hanks (You've got Mail)
  3. Ellen (anytime)
  4. Meg Ryan (City of Angels)
  5. Chris Noth (Sex in the City)
  6. Liv Ullman (Forty Carats)
  7. Goldie Hawn (Butterflies are Free)
  8. Susan Sarandon (The Hunger)
  9. Harrison Ford (Star Wars)
  10. Jennifer Aniston (Along Came Polly)
  11. Ben Stiller (Along Came Polly)
  12. Julia Roberts (My Best Friends Wedding)
  13. Hugh Grant (Four Weddings and a Funeral)
  14. Jake Gyllenhaal (Brokeback Mountain)
  15. Al Pacino (Bobby Deerfield)
  16. Ingrid Bergman (Indiscreet)
  17. Marilyn Monroe (How to marry a Milionnaire)
  18. Jodie Foster (The Little Girl who lives Down the Lane)
  19. Oliver Reed (Women in Love)
  20. Robert de Niro (Taxi Driver)
  21. James Dean (Rebel Without a Cause)

21 of my avourite artists

  1. Lots
  2. Linda Bergkvist (cg society)
  3. Mary Ellen Croteau (feminist)
  4. katty vandenberghe (digital)
  5. Anni Snyman (digital, photographer)
  6. Gregory Colbert (photographer)
  7. Zanele Muholi (photographer)
  8. Chris Diedericks (fine art)
  9. Kevin Collins (fine art)
  10. Diek Grobler (animation, fine art)

21 things you don't do during an interview

  1. Don't present a limp fish for a handshake.
  2. Don't answer your cellphone.
  3. Don't tell the interviewer any of your personal problems.
  4. Don't speak poor English or swear.
  5. Don't show up late or too early - pressurising the interviewer.
  6. Don't inadvertently insult the interviewer
  7. Don't be umprepared, unprofessional or distracted
  8. Don't be arrogant, enthuse slightly.
  9. Don't use your outfit to make a statement.
  10. Don't overdo the friendliness, don't hug your interviewer.
  11. Don't act shifty. Don't stand up once you have been asked to be seated, wait until the end of the interview to stand again. Practise if you need to. Sit still and look the interviewer in the eye.
  12. Don't list all your achievements and bang the drum. Be modest and dignified, if asked tell only the achievements relevant to the job being offered.
  13. Don't reveal that you have no career path or goal in mind, make it upon the fly if necessary.
  14. Don't make excuses of any kind at any time.
  15. Don't denigrate your previous job circumstances or bosses, don't show any aggression towards anything, conversely don't name-drop.
  16. Don't present sloppy forms.
  17. Don't forget to thank the interviewer for the opportunity and their time
  18. Don't first ask about the money
  19. Don't turn your weaknesses into positives (I am a perfectionist), be honest and make simple statements
  20. Don't not ask questions at the end of the interview, have at leat two questions ready
  21. Don't fail to ask for the job - at the end of the interview show your interest in the job and ask what the next step is.

21 reasons same-sex marriages will ruin society (12, I know)

  1. Homosexuality is not natural, much like eyeglasses, polyester, and birth control.
  2. Heterosexual marriages are valid because they produce children. Infertile couples and old people can't legally get married because the world needs more children.
  3. Obviously gay parents will raise gay children, since straight parents only raise straight children.
  4. Straight marriage will be less meaningful, since Britney Spears' 55-hour, just-for-fun marriage was meaningful.
  5. Heterosexual marriage has been around a long time and hasn't changed at all; women are property, blacks can't marry whites, and divorce is illegal.
  6. Gay marriage should be decided by people not the courts, because the majority-elected legislatures, not courts, have historically protected the rights of the minorities.
  7. Gay marriage is not supported by religion. In a theocracy like ours,
    the values of one religion are imposed on the entire country. That's why we have only one religion in America.
  8. Gay marriage will encourage people to be gay, in the same way that hanging around tall people will make you tall.
  9. Legalizing gay marriage will open the door to all kinds of crazy behaviour. People may even wish to marry their pets because a dog has legal standing and can sign a marriage contract.
  10. Children can never succeed without a male and a female rolemodel at home. That's why single parents are forbidden to raise children.
  11. Gay marriage will change the foundation of society. Heterosexual marriage has been around for a long time, and we could never adapt to new social norms because we haven't adapted to cars or longer lifespans.
  12. Civil unions, providing most of the same benefits as marriage with a different name are better, because a "separate but equal" institution is always constitutional. Separate schools for African-Americans worked just as well as separate marriages for gays and lesbians will.

Source: PFLAG Grand Rapids


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