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Today's assignment:

Give an example of something that is both the most popular and the best thing of its kind.

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steve_hicken
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:22 pm (UTC)
Sweet Jesus, LP! Tall order.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:27 pm (UTC)
I'm all about making your lives more difficult.

In fairness, I guess it doesn't have to be THE most popular, but what I'm going for here is examples of things that are both of superior quality AND superior popularity. It has to be something you'd judge as both the best of its kind and, if not THE most popular, at least VERY popular.
doraphilia
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:23 pm (UTC)
how about an example of something that is the most popular and yet NOT the best thing of it's kind? That's much easier.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
That's why I don't need you to do it.
jedibugs
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
The. Beatles.

I win!
marciamarcia
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:11 pm (UTC)
No. No you don't.

*coughbeatlesareoverratedcough*
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mrdankelly
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:26 pm (UTC)
Peanuts, when Schulz was in his prime.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:47 pm (UTC)
Was "Peanuts" really popular? Not disputing you, I just genuinely have no idea.
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dignam
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:29 pm (UTC)
Shakespeare.
drownedinink
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
I can think of a number of movies, like the original The Manchurian Candidate, The Philadelphia Story, All About Eve, among others.

Of course, every film I can think of came before studios made underestimating audiences' intelligence into a science.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:49 pm (UTC)
The Manchurian Candidate wasn't that big a hit, was it? Or am I wrong?
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elston
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Heinz ketchup. Coca-Cola. Triple A.
dignam
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:30 pm (UTC)
Mozart.
caladri
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:03 pm (UTC)
You've got to be fucking kidding me. Best what? I mean, if you're talking about the chocolate extract that's marketed as a Liquer in Europe, sure. That Mozart is the fucking bomb. Of chocolate.
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oilyrags
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
category - portable music player

winner - oh come on, man, you know this one.
oilyrags
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
I should clarify - portable digital music player.
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sharpshinyclaws
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:45 pm (UTC)
CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:52 pm (UTC)
Are you talking about the TV show, or the activity?
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autobotsrollout
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:53 pm (UTC)
Batman. M*A*S*H (the sitcom). Beethoven's Ninth Symphony.
ludickid
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
With Batman, do you mean the superhero, the character, the archetype, the comic, or what?

Also, I'm trying to avoid arguing the choices here -- this is all very subjective, and I'm really more interested in finding out what people's choices might be than in establishing a canon -- but boy, do I disagree with you about M*A*S*H.
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zulkey
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:56 pm (UTC)
Indiana Jones and the Last Crusade
caladri
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
+2
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caladri
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:00 pm (UTC)
for all "The Simpsons"
Talking about how The Simpsons used to be so much better.
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caladri
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:58 pm (UTC)
sarcasm
ejaculate, meet face.
adam_0oo
Oct. 11th, 2007 03:59 pm (UTC)
Sopranos

Watchmen

Creative X-fi Soundcards

Half Life 2
caladri
Oct. 11th, 2007 04:02 pm (UTC)
No way, motherfucker. It's all about Half Life e!
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