Category Archives: Top Ten Lists

Top 10 Signs You’re Starting to Suffer from Post-Election Day Ballot Counting Fatigue (By Ed Selender 11/6/20, from this week’s home office, in Harrisburg, state capital of Pennsylvania, this year’s key presidential election battleground state).

#10- You’re trying to figure out if Biden is ahead in Pennsylvania and behind in Arizona or Trump is behind in Pennsylvania and ahead in Arizona. #9- You could swear the “Electoral Map” (tally of electoral votes) on CNN has … Continue reading

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Top 10 Clues You Know Your Mailbox May Have Been Removed (By Ed Selender 9/12/20, from this week’s home office in Boston, Massachusetts, birthplace of Ben Franklin, the first postmaster general in the U.S.)

#10- Your lights, at home, start to flicker, and you realize you haven’t received a bill, from your electric company, in six months. #9- Your trusty dog Fido has stopped bringing in the daily newspaper to you, in the morning. … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways You Know You Were Meant to be an Author (by Ed Selender, 6/22/20, from this week’s home office in Landport, Portsmouth, birthplace of Charles Dickens)

#10- You’re getting pretty proficient at signing your name with your fancy Mont Blanc fountain pen. #9- All your DMs start off “Dear Reader.” #8- You struggle to keep your tweets within the expanded 280 character limit. #7- The monthly … Continue reading

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“Top 10 Issues on American Voters’ Minds, in 2020” (by Ed Selender, 3/3/20, from this week’s home office, in Las Vegas, Nevada, site of the last Democratic primary presidential debate).

#10- Why is Amos So Famous (as in Famous Amos chocolate chip cookies) ? #9- When the Houston Astros were watching films of stolen signs, did they turn off the lights and eat popcorn ? #8- Why are there so … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways You Know You Were Meant to Race in the Daytona 500 (by Ed Selender, 2/15/20, from this week’s home office, in Daytona Beach, Florida, home of the Daytona International Speedway)

#10- Before you start your morning commute, you love to step on the accelerator a few times, to make that vroom, vroom sound, before you release the emergency brake. #9- You have racing stripes, running up the walls, and across … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways You Know It’s Super Bowl Sunday (by Ed Selender, 2/1/2020, from this week’s home office in Miami Gardens, Florida, home of the Hard Rock Stadium, on 347 Don Shula Drive, site of Super Bowl LIV )

#10- Someone has painted yard markers all over the front lawn. #9- You’re awakened by a loud whistle and your wife standing over you, ranting something about a penalty for unnecessary roughness, for stealing the covers. #8- You open the … Continue reading

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“Top 10 Reasons to Go Over to the Dark Side” (by Ed Selender, 12/28/19, inspired by “Star Wars: The Rise of Skywalker,” and the eight other movies, so far, in the Star Wars saga, from this week’s home office in San Diego, California, birthplace of Adam Driver, a/k/a Kylo Ren)

#10- Dark chocolate contains flavonolds, which lower blood pressure and cholesterol. #9- The Dark Side has an open bar, so long as you don’t order light beer or white whine (get it?). #8- Being a Jedi Knight sounds glamorous, but … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Many People Prefer Ford Mustangs to Ferrari’s (by Ed Selender, 12/1/19, from this week’s home office, in Dearborn, Michigan, site of Ford Motor Company’s World Headquarters)

#10- Mustangs have more “natural” horsepower (helloooo, they’re called Mustangs, get it?). #9- Fewer monthly payments. #8- With Mustangs, you don’t have to worry about hitting your head, on the fancy butterfly doors, when entering or exiting the car. #7- … Continue reading

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Top 10 Things You Probably Will Not See Dwayne Johnson ( The Rock) and Jason Statham Doing Together (by Ed Selender, 9/27/19, from this week’s home offices, in Hayward, California, birthplace of Dwayne Johnson, and Shirebrook, Derbyshire, England, birthplace of Jason Statham)

#10- Playing Patty-cake. #9- Having a friendly game of Pictionary. #8-  Going camping. #7- Engaging in a friendly challenge of Hopscotch. #6- Competing in a pairs figure skating competition. #5- Doing pirhouettes in a local production of Tchaikovsky’s ballet “Swan … Continue reading

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Top 10 Ways You Know It’s Friday the 13th AND a Full Moon (by Ed Selender, 9/14/19, from home office in New Orleans, Louisiana, birthplace of Victor Miller, writer of the Original Friday the 13th horror movie)

7#10- You’re having trouble walking out the door, in the morning, when you look down and notice you’ve tied your shoes together. #9- You go to Dunkin Donuts, for your morning coffee, and the person in front of you has … Continue reading

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