Each week our culture scientists rank their 10 favorite things in the universe. The resulting list is infallible. The list is perfect. If you don't agree with the list, you are wrong. Some items may stay atop the list for weeks, others may only make a brief appearance. Some items are Portland-centric, but only because Portland is at the center of the universe. Please do not write to us, asking for the metrics behind the list. We will not provide source material. We will not be swayed. Bow down to the list. Love the list, as the list loves all things. Let the list move through you. (And, you know, if you have suggestions for the list, stick them in the comments section below.)
1. Kim Dotcom
Where do we begin? The mansion? The license plates? The final basement showdown? Was Grizz in on this?
2. The squirmy awkwardness of reading Jack Bodanski's anti-Chip Kelly rant...
...after Kelly decided not to leave the Ducks for the NFL after all.
3. WW's own Max Bauske becomes mayor of Portland...
...City Hall, on Foursquare:
4. Newt Schrute
The resemblance in both physical and emotional demeanor is uncanny:
5. The epiphany that the poster for Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close...
...is also the poster for Home Alone
6. Billy Cundiff
This American hero kicked Baltimore square in the balls. Which Baltimore deserves. Again and again. The Ravens' real pain begins when Ray Lewis' sad, creaky old knees give out and the team's window closes. But this is a nice start. Thanks, Billy.
Poor guy. Maybe they'll let him win Nevada.
10. Peep Show
Holding in there for a third week in a row, but dropping a place from #9, is the fact that there are seven seasons of this amazing British comedy still streaming on Netflix, and we're still obsessed.