Top 20 elderly actors

  1. Ruth Gordon
  2. Will Geer
  3. Vivean Gray
  4. Ian McKellen
  5. Bea Arthur
  6. Betty White
  7. Rue McClanahan
  8. Estelle Getty
  9. Angela Lansbury
  10. Katherine Hepburn
  11. Henry Fonda
  12. Don Ameche
  13. Jessica Tandy
  14. Hume Cronyn
  15. Gene Hackman
  16. Agnes Moorhead
  17. Maggie Smith
  18. Anne Charleston
  19. Ian Smith
  20. James Cromwell
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Top 10 wussy albums of the 1970s

  1. Paris 1919 by John Cale
  2. After The Goldrush by Neil Young
  3. Blood on the Tracks by Bob Dylan
  4. Tapestry by Carol King
  5. Bare Trees by Fleetwood Mac
  6. Bridge Over Troubled Water by Simon and Garfunkel
  7. Bryter Layter by Nick Drake
  8. All Things Must Pass by George Harrison
  9. A Story by Yoko Ono
  10. Tea for the Tillerman by Cat Stevens

Top 15 places to get a coffee in Melbourne

  1. El Joyero (Thornbury)
  2. Bomb (Abbotsford)
  3. Penny Farthing (Northcote)
  4. Ray’s (Brunswick)
  5. Mixed Business (Clifton Hill)
  6. Red Door Corner Store (Northcote)
  7. A Minor Place (Brunswick)
  8. The Breakfast Club (Northcote)
  9. Thousand Pound Bend (CBD)
  10. Captains of Industry (CBD)
  11. Kitschen Pantry (Thornbury)
  12. Northern Soul (Thornbury)
  13. Palomino (Northcote)
  14. Lentil As Anything (Abbotsford)
  15. New International Bookshop [when I make it!] (Carlton)

Top 10 novels of all time

  1. Myra Breckinridge by Gore Vidal
  2. The City and The Pillar by Gore Vidal
  3. À rebours by Joris-Karl Huysmans
  4. The God of Small Things by Arundhati Roy
  5. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
  6. The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
  7. Inside Mr Enderby by Anthony Burgess
  8. The Jungle by Upton Sinclair
  9. Lost Souls by Poppy Z. Brite
  10. Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe

Top 10 albums of all time

  1. Kimberley Street Retirement Village by Thermos Cardy
  2. A Walk Across the Rooftops by The Blue Nile
  3. Smoke Ring For My Halo by Kurt Vile
  4. Chelsea Girl by Nico
  5. Exit the Dragon by Urge Overkill
  6. Night of the Wolverine by Dave Graney and The Coral Snakes
  7. Starfish by The Church
  8. Liberty Belle and the Black Diamond Express by The Go-Betweens
  9. Adult Baby by Guy Blackman
  10. Born Sandy Devotional by The Triffids

Top 50 post-punk songs

  1. Greenhouse Holiday by No Fixed Address
  2. He Beat Up His Boyfriend by The Mekons
  3. Sunlight Bathed the Golden Glow by Felt
  4. At Home He’s A Tourist by Gang of Four
  5. Such A Shame by Talk Talk
  6. Nomi Song by Klaus Nomi
  7. Tale of the Saeghors by Makers of the Dead Travel Fast
  8. Leave The Capitol by The Fall
  9. Fade To Grey by Visage
  10. Cities in Dust by Siouxie and The Banshees
  11. Passionate Friend by The Teardrop Explodes
  12. The 15th by Wire
  13. Villiers Terrace by Echo and The Bunnymen
  14. On My Block by The Go-Betweens
  15. Consolation Prize by Orange Juice
  16. Mr Clarinet by The Birthday Party
  17. Making Plans for Nigel by XTC
  18. Farmers Never Visit Nightclubs by The Triffids
  19. Alice by The Cocteau Twins
  20. Push by The Cure
  21. Sometimes (I Just Can’t Live With Anyone) by Laughing Clowns
  22. Well I Wonder by The Smiths
  23. Seconds by The Human League
  24. Love Like Blood by Killing Joke
  25. Transmission by Joy Division
  26. Almost With You by The Church
  27. Song From Under the Floorboards by Magazine
  28. Rise by Public Image Ltd.
  29. The Ghost in You by The Psychedelic Furs
  30. New King Jack by Sekret Sekret
  31. The Village by New Order
  32. Ant Music by Adam and the Ants
  33. Gut Feeling by Devo
  34. Shout and Deliver by The Reels
  35. Only Loved At Night by The Raincoats
  36. Homosapian by Pete Shelley
  37. Sleep by This Heat
  38. Ghost on the Highway by Gun Club
  39. Spasticus Autisticus by Ian Dury and The Blockheads
  40. Tally Ho by The Clean
  41. We Are All Prostitutes by The Pop Group
  42. Real to Real by Simple Minds
  43. Credit in the Straight World by Young Marble Giants
  44. P.A.s by Scritti Politti
  45. Otis by The Durutti Column
  46. This is the Day by The The
  47. No Word From China by Pel Mel
  48. Happy Man by The Sunnyboys
  49. Death Goes To The Disco by Pulp
  50. Temple of Love by The Sisters of Mercy

Top 30 action films of all time

  1. Terminator 2
  2. Fantastic Mr Fox
  3. District 9
  4. The Rise of The Planet of the Apes
  5. The Day After Tomorrow
  6. The Dark Knight
  7. Toy Story 3
  8. Point Break
  9. Machete
  10. Dog Day Afternoon
  11. Land and Freedom
  12. Scott Pilgrim vs the World
  13. Rasberry Reich
  14. Fight Club
  15. Planet of the Apes
  16. Batman Returns
  17. Batman
  18. Superman
  19. Superman II
  20. Avatar
  21. Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon
  22. The Fugitive
  23. Moonraker
  24. Star Wars Episode V: The Empire Strikes Back
  25. Enter the Dragon
  26. Terminator Salvation
  27. True Romance
  28. Jumpin’ Jack Flash
  29. Beverley Hills Cop III
  30. Kill Bill

Top 25 English language poets

  1. Percy Bysshe Shelley
  2. Arthur Rimbaud
  3. Adam Lindsay Gordon
  4. William Carlos Williams
  5. Sylvia Plath
  6. W.B. Yeats
  7. Gregory Corso
  8. Maxine Clarke
  9. Anne Sexton
  10. T.S. Eliot
  11. Audre Lorde
  12. Lesbia Harford
  13. Walt Whitman
  14. Kay Ryan
  15. Robert Lowell
  16. e.e. cummings
  17. Santo Cazzati
  18. Dorothy Parker
  19. Hart Crane
  20. Federico García Lorca
  21. Langston Hughes
  22. Henry Lawson
  23. Oscar Wilde
  24. Carol Ann Duffy
  25. John Keats

Top 30 cultural institutions in the world

  1. Metropolitan Museum of Art – New York City
  2. American Museum of Natural History – New York City
  3. DDR Museum – Berlin
  4. Kröller-Müller Museum – Oterlo, The Netherlands
  5. National Bonsai and Penjing Museum – Washington DC
  6. Schwules Museum – Berlin
  7. Ho Chi Min Museum – Hanoi
  8. The Museum of Science and Industry – Manchester
  9. The British Museum – London
  10. Art Institute of Chicago – Chicago
  11. National Museum of Natural History – Washington DC
  12. Windsor Castle – Windsor, UK
  13. The Tower of London – London
  14. National Museum of Art – Washington DC
  15. National Gallery – London
  16. Museo Archeologico Nazionale di Napoli – Naples
  17. People’s History Museum – Manchester
  18. Musée National d’Art Moderne (Centre Georges Pompidou) – Paris
  19. Hunterian Museum at The Royal College of Surgeons – London
  20. British Library – London
  21. Tate Britain – London
  22. National Portrait Gallery – London
  23. Musée du Louvre  – Paris
  24. Galleria degli Uffizi – Florence
  25. Whitechapel Gallery – London
  26. National Museum of American History – Washington DC
  27. Musée Rodin – Paris
  28. Manchester Museum – Manchester
  29. V&A Museum of Childhood – London
  30. Art Gallery of Western Australia – Perth

Top 20 songs by Belle and Sebastian

  1. The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner
  2. Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying
  3. Electronic Rennaissance
  4. Sunday’s Pretty Icons
  5. There’s Too Much Love
  6. Stay Loose
  7. Slow Graffiti
  8. Winter Wooskie
  9. Jonathan David
  10. Come on Sister
  11. Nice Day for a Sulk
  12. I’m A Cuckoo
  13. Like Dylan in the Movies
  14. Funny Little Frog
  15. Me and the Major
  16. A Summer Wasting
  17. She’s Losing It
  18. To Be Myself Completely
  19. Le Pastie de la Bourgeoisie
  20. The Rollercoaster Ride

Top 50 disco songs of all time

  1. Menergy by Patrick Cowley
  2. Shake Your Groove Thing by Peaches & Herb
  3. Get Dancin’ by Disco Tex and The Sex-o-lettes
  4. You Make Me Feel (Mighty Real) by Sylvester
  5. Daddy Cool by Boney M
  6. More, More, More by Andrea True Connection
  7. Keep It Comin’ Love by KC and The Sunshine Band
  8. I’m Coming Out by Diana Ross
  9. Good Times by Chic
  10. More Than A Woman by Bee Gees
  11. Got To Be Real by Cheryl Lynn
  12. We Are Family by Sister Sledge
  13. Shine A Little Love by Electric Light Orchestra
  14. Never Can Say Goodbye by Gloria Gaynor
  15. I Love The Night Life (Disco ‘Round) by Alicia Bridges
  16. Heart Of Glass by Blondie
  17. You Should Be Dancing by Bee Gees
  18. Don’t Stop Till You Get Enough by Michael Jackson
  19. Love To Love You Baby by Donna Summer
  20. Shake, Shake, Shake (Shake Your Booty) by KC and The Sunshine Band
  21. That’s The Way (I Like It) by KC and The Sunshine Band
  22. I’m Every Woman by Chaka Khan
  23. Lady Marmalade by Patti LaBelle
  24. Upside Down by Diana Ross
  25. Celebration by Kool & the Gang
  26. The Hustle by Van McCoy
  27. Grease by Frankie Valli
  28. A Warm Summer Night by Chic
  29. Have A Cigar by Rosebud
  30. Knowing Me, Knowing You by ABBA
  31. Boogie Wonderland by Earth, Wind & Fire
  32. Get Down Tonight by KC and The Sunshine Band
  33. Can’t Get Enough Of Your Love by Barry White
  34. Jive Talking by Bee Gees
  35. Turn The Beat Around by Vicki Sue Robinson
  36. Disco Inferno by The Trammps
  37. Le Freak by Chic
  38. Stayin’ Alive by Bee Gees
  39. Livin’ Thing by Electric Light Orchestra
  40. Let’s Groove by Earth, Wind & Fire
  41. You Make Me Feel Like Dancing by Leo Sayer
  42. Everybody Dance by Chic
  43. You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate
  44. You Can’t Change That by Raydio
  45. I Want Your Love by Chic
  46. Can You Feel It by The Jacksons
  47. Born To Be Alive by Patrick Hernandez
  48. Xanadu by Olivia Newton-John
  49. Can’t Stop The Music by The Village People
  50. It’s Raining Men by The Weather Girls

Top 30 logos of all time

  1. Telecom Australia (Pieter Huveneers design, 1975)
  2. Black Panthers (1966)
  3. Michelin (Marius Rossillon design, 1898)
  4. Lacoste (1933)
  5. Australia Post (Pieter Huveneers design, 1975)
  6. Solidarnosc (Jerzy Janiszewski design, 1980)
  7. Western Australia Ministry of Education (circa 1990)
  8. Apple (circa 1977)
  9. General Electric (1899)
  10. World Wide Fund for Nature [WWF] (Peter Scott design, 1961)
  11. Industrial Workers of the World (Wobblies)
  12. Penguin (derived from an idea by the un-named secretary of Allen Lane in 1935, Jan Tschichold design, 1948)
  13. His Master’s Voice (derived from the Francis Barraud painting, 1899)
  14. Cadbury ‘glass and a half’ (1928)
  15. Black Flag (Raymond Pettibon design, 1977)
  16. I [heart] NY (Milton Glaser design, 1973)
  17. Chupa Chups (Salvadore Dali design, 1969)
  18. CBS (William Golden design, 1951)
  19. Coca Cola (Frank Mason Robinson design, 1885)
  20. Nestle (Henri Nestlé design with the worm still in the bird’s mouth, 1868)
  21. BP (Landor, circa 2000)
  22. CBGBs (1973)
  23. Kentucky Fried Chicken (circa 1978)
  24. IBM (Paul Rand design, 1972)
  25. BBC (circa 1997)
  26. Greyhound (1929)
  27. Kodak (circa 1971)
  28. ABC (1963, from an idea in a staff competition from space engineer Doug Rickard, adapted in 1965 by ABC’s senior graphic designer Bill Kennard)
  29. Pepsi (Caleb Bradham idea, circa 1950)
  30. AC/DC (Bob Defrin design, 1977)

30 favourite animals to go extinct in modern times

  1. Indefatigable Galápagos Mouse
  2. Steller’s Sea Cow
  3. Pig-footed Bandicoot
  4. Dodo
  5. Moa
  6. Thylacine (Tasmanian Tiger)
  7. Honshū Wolf
  8. Hokkaidō Wolf
  9. King Island Emu
  10. Toolache Wallaby
  11. Mexican Grizzly Bear
  12. Lesser Bilby
  13. Falkland Islands Wolf (Warrah)
  14. Bulldog Rat
  15. Quagga
  16. Caspian Tiger
  17. Sea Mink
  18. Bubal Hartebeest
  19. Giant Auk
  20. Cave Lion
  21. Laughing Owl
  22. Baiji
  23. Sardinian Pika
  24. Caucasian Moose
  25. Gould’s Mouse
  26. Laysan Rail
  27. Japanese Sea Lion
  28. Kawekaweau
  29. Male Passenger Pigeon
  30. Turquoise-throated Puffleg