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List Off by Jon Arnold

Post by the paperboy » Sat Dec 21, 2013 1:50 pm

Jon Arnold's List Off article, taking a look at why Jon loathes Best Off and Year End review lists. ... /list_off/

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Re: List Off by Jon Arnold

Post by Michael S Collins » Sat Dec 21, 2013 2:15 pm

1. Good article, Jon.
2. I agree with the general idea...
3. However...
4. My mind tends to run in lists as you might have guessed.
5. There is a tendency for folk to
6. Just make a random list like this
7. When prose would have sufficed
8. And call it a day.
9. Luckily, I would never stoop to those levels.
10. Snigger.

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Re: List Off by Jon Arnold

Post by Joseph » Sat Dec 28, 2013 3:13 pm

I must say I agree with Jon's dislike of silly lists and reviews like this. Year end lists such as major news stories or scientific discoveries can be interesting and informative but "Best Of" lists are total crap, entirely subjective and utterly worthless. A month or so ago I was reading one such list on the CBC website, a list of the greatest Canadian singers of all time (supposedly) and based on the comments I clearly wasn't alone in wondering what the hell the person that wrote the piece was thinking and/or smoking. No talent "singers" that admit to using auto correct crap in the studio are on the list and two of this country's greatest singers, who never use such cheats, weren't even on the list... pfft.

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Re: List Off by Jon Arnold

Post by Jez » Mon Jan 06, 2014 10:16 pm

I couldn't agree with you more, Jon -

Having just enjoyed the festive break, I found myself navigating the hazards of such retrospective listing. Really, haven't these programme makers - and their ubiquitous guests - something more worthy of their time?

Nice work, Jon.


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