Your Proudest Under-Rated Listology Contribution?


Jim asked which of your Listology contributions are you proudest of; I want to know which contribution you made that you loved but was over-looked, either not attracting many comments or misunderstood. I know everybody probably has one. Now's your chance to advertise it!

Please, only pick one, give a link, and give us a comment or two.

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Ah yes, excellent question! I must say though I'm generally pleased with the amount of attention my various lists have gotten, and of the ones I'm particularly happy with, I'm also happy with the comments elicited. Since I then have to pick a list of mine that's gotten noticably less attention than the others, I suppose that would by my Favorite Actors list, mostly because I like the way the restructuring came out. But it's far from a favorite of mine, and doesn't necessarily lend itself to discussion. I guess this is all a long way of saying, "gee, I dunno."

Yeah, I really like that list, but as you said, it doesn't really lend itself to discussion.

"Hey, wow, you like Paul Newman? Me too!"

What he said...

I read the list again just a few days ago. I agree with so much on the list, but I never think of anything interesting to say about it.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

:-) Thanks guys.

Well, it does have seven comments currently, but I was kinda disappointed with the feedback on my Songs I Wish I Understood list. I mean, this is kind of a universal topic, right? Everyone has thought about a song's lyrics trying to find meaning, and ending up just as baffled as before. I was hoping that people could post theories on the songs I listed, suggest their own songs that confuse them, and we'd get a big discussion going about cryptic lyrics. Instead, lbangs commented twice about the meanings of my selections (though once I had to twist his arm with a shameless plug), and pivvclam commented once saying he didn't mind if lyrics made no sense. Which is better than nothing, but I was still disappointed with the low turnout.

Ya know, funny thing about that list. I'll read it over, type up a proposed explanation for a song, read it over using Preview, decide I did a crappy job trying to express my thoughts, realize I need to spend more time than I have at the moment, and delete the whole thing without posting. This has happened numerous times.

Although on a few, I could only laugh, because you were funny and I have no clue what the song means.

Ah, well...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

Haha, well, thanks for trying!

So, besides the ones on my list, what songs have lyrics that baffle the hell out of you? I'm sure you could think of a few...

My choice is my Liberal Arts Education Without the College (here). As a college drop-out trying to learn, it is a topic dear to me, and even searching the Internet, I could find little like it.

Sources like the ones I listed are probably the only reason I'm not as dumb as a stump (not quite as dumb, at least). I really was moved when Fadiman died a few years ago. I owe him more than I probably owe anybody else I never met. Without his book, I really would not be the same person I am today (and much for the worse).

Of course, the list isn't exactly comment-bait, but the read numbers are low. It is probably why I don't have too many book lists - I know I'm a closet nerd and don't feel the need to advertise.

However, I'll still probably add a few more sources I discovered recently soon.

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I would say my second list on this site top ten directors if I made the list before 1960 was under-rated. I just kind of liked that concept. You can read it

I also was surprised that my Essential lists for actors best works did not get more comments. Also The best Rock and Roll group or individual whose name begins with ... series was under commented. Maybe people on-line think I am full of crap much like those who know me personally.

That is a terrific idea and a great list. It has been a little while since I've read it, so thanks!

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

I was going to reply to each of the folks above that have been disappointed by low turnout for various lists, when I realized I was going to make the same observation for everybody: the lists that get lots of comments are generally the ones that are updated regularly. A list that's posted once and then never touched again doesn't usually garner many comments, even if the list is great (and the lists mentioned above are great!). With our relatively low commenting population here, the comments trickle in bit by bit with each update. Of course, that's not a hard-and-fast rule, but it does seem to be a trend, at least looking at my own lists.

I was, and still am, quite surprise that Future Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Inductees I'd Like To See didn't get as much discussion as I thought it would. LBangs did drop in his well-worth two cents, but I would have liked to have seen more Listologists suggest who should and shouldn't make the R&RHOF in the future.

Just like Jim's list, I wish people would post more often here, too.

Lists of mine are think are pretty cool, so I wish they'd get more attention:

11 Best Movies Never Made
If I Was a... Then I'd Be a Cross Between... - probably doomed because I can't come up with a better title
The Listology Awards!

And, I really wish my 3 Wishes From an All-Powerful Genie article had sparked more conversation.

I'd have to say my most under-Rated one would be..MovieStars Who Could Be Played By Robots Oh And The Terminal : My Version :)

lbangs, which is your favorite among the poems you have posted to Listology?

Probably Home, though it is a close call. I find stuff to love and to hate about each, but I think that is my pesonal fave...

Shalom, y'all!

L. Bangs

This one. Ahhhhh, nobody comments on it... :(

Phew, I'm way too impatient.