Ridiculous Top 10 Lists
I’ve had it up to here (visualize my palm right above my eyebrow) with some of these “Top 10” lists that have come out recently.
As you may have known, Hoboken was listed as CNN’s “Best places for singles over 30” for the second year in a row. That didn’t seem like such a bad assessment (though the video sucked.) Then we were also listed as the 9th best place to “Ride out the gas crunch.” What is the purpose of a “gas crunch” list?
“Hey honey, gas just went up 40 cents a gallon. Get the kids, pack up the house. We’re moving to Hoboken!”
Then, U.S. News & World Report, briefly lists Hoboken as one of the Top 10 “Braniest” places to retire! WTF?
“Just because you hit your 60s, it doesn’t mean your brain starts to power down. Just the opposite. Your noodle needs more stimulation than ever, and, finally, you have the time to supply the required intellectual input. And picking a place to retire can be key to that process. For retirees who have no desire to stop learning—and that’s, like, pretty much everyone—there are plenty of American communities that boast thriving intellectual centers where cultural activities keep residents (and their brains) as busy and interested as they want to be.”
Dunno, it seems Hoboken just got lopped in as an afterthought because of its close proximity to NYC. Whatever.
Anyway, let’s make our OWN Top 10 lists that Hoboken should be included in. I’ll get the list started.
Hoboken is one of the Top 10:
- “Best places to get your entire family a job at city hall”
- “Greatest cities to double-park your car”
- “Best places to ‘lose’ your GPS device”
- “Most ideal locations to hide your public records”
- “Hottest cities for budding arsonists”
- “Cities with the most street festivals”
- “Best cities to commit suicide by getting hit by a car”
- “Best cities for singles who love iPods and don’t talk to anyone”
- “Perfect testing grounds for shock absorbers”
- YOUR ENTRY HERE:_____________________
I hate Saturdays sometimes.