Top 10 memoirs

  1. Holding The Man by Timothy Conigrave
  2. The Year of Magical Thinking by Joan Didion
  3. The Naked Civil Servant by Quentin Crisp
  4. Homage To Catalonia by George Orwell
  5. The Lucy Family Alphabet by Judith Lucy
  6. Breaking The Surface by Greg Louganis
  7. The Naked God by Howard Fast
  8. Thin He Was And Filthy-Haired by Robert Llewellyn
  9. 1001 Australian Nights by Dave Graney
  10. My Life in France by Julia Child
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Top 30 Morrissey songs

  1. Sister, I’m A Poet (live version off ‘Beethoven Was Deaf’)
  2. I Know Very Well How I Got My Name
  3. The Last of the Famous International Playboys
  4. Why Don’t You Find Out For Yourself
  5. The More You Ignore Me, the Closer I Get
  6. Piccadilly Palare
  7. Tomorrow
  8. Speedway
  9. Hairdresser On Fire
  10. Jack the Ripper
  11. Suedehead
  12. Alma Matters
  13. Everyday Is Like Sunday
  14. The Teachers Are Afraid of the Pupils
  15. Whatever Happens, I Love You
  16. Late Night, Maudlin Street
  17. Ouija Board, Ouija Board
  18. I Just Want To See The Boy Happy
  19. Dagenham Dave
  20. Mute Witness
  21. The Boy Racer
  22. Roy’s Keen
  23. Life is a Pigsty
  24. Disappointed
  25. You’re the One for Me, Fatty
  26. Mama Lay Softly by the Riverbed
  27. Ordinary Boys
  28. Boxers
  29. Have-a-Go Merchant
  30. Glamorous Glue (live version off ‘Beethoven Was Deaf’)

Top 100 alliterative names (in alphabetical order)

  1. Alan Alda
  2. Ansel Adams
  3. Beau Brummell
  4. Boris Becker
  5. Bruce Bolden
  6. Billy Boat
  7. Billy Brownless
  8. Björn Borg
  9. Bobby Brown
  10. Cassius Clay
  11. Cornelius Cardew
  12. Casey Kasem
  13. Claudette Colbert
  14. Clarence Clemens
  15. Christopher Columbus
  16. Charlie Chaplin
  17. Chas Chandler
  18. Cab Calloway
  19. Carl Cox
  20. Chris Cooper
  21. Chevy Chase
  22. Danny DeVito
  23. Daniel Defoe
  24. Dick Dale
  25. Diana Dors
  26. Doris Day
  27. Dom Delouise
  28. Dominique Dawes
  29. David Duchovny
  30. Erik Estrada
  31. Ernie Els
  32. Emilio Estevez
  33. Fred Funk
  34. Flavor Flav
  35. Farrah Fawcett
  36. Fyvush Finkel
  37. Graham Greene
  38. Gilbert Gottfried
  39. Galileo Galilei
  40. Greta Garbo
  41. Harry Hay
  42. Herbie Hancock
  43. Herman Hesse
  44. Harry Houdini
  45. Hubert Humphrey
  46. Iwan Iwanoff
  47. Jim Jones
  48. Jesse James
  49. Jim James
  50. Joe Jackson
  51. Janet Jackson
  52. Joshua Jackson
  53. Jack Johnson
  54. Jasper Johns
  55. Janis Joplin
  56. James Joyce
  57. Krzysztof Kieślowski
  58. Ken Kesey
  59. Kato Kaelin
  60. Kris Kristopherson
  61. Kurt Cobain
  62. Leroy Loggins
  63. Lucy Liu
  64. Lucy Lawless
  65. Lindsay Lohan
  66. Lyle Lovett
  67. Loretta Lynne
  68. Lisa ‘Left Eye’ Lopes
  69. Lennox Lewis
  70. Martin Mull
  71. Mike Myers
  72. Nick Nolte
  73. Ozzy Osborne
  74. Pier Paolo Pasolini
  75. Parker Posey
  76. Pablo Picasso
  77. Pricilla Presley
  78. Quentin Crisp
  79. Ryan Reynolds
  80. Robert Rodriguez
  81. Robert Rauschenberg
  82. Robert Redford
  83. Roy Rogers
  84. Ruby Rose
  85. Sebastian Smee
  86. Soupy Sales
  87. Sylvester Stallone
  88. Sam Snead
  89. Sarah Silverman
  90. Susan Sarandon
  91. Steven Street
  92. Tina Turner
  93. Ted Tinling
  94. Timothy Treadwell
  95. Vince Vaughn
  96. Wiley Wiggins
  97. Walt Whitman
  98. Wim Wenders
  99. William Wilberforce
  100. Zinedine Zidane

Top 30 types of wood

  1. Pink Ivory
  2. Brazilwood
  3. Balsa
  4. Ebony
  5. Bastard Ironwood
  6. Jarrah
  7. Teak
  8. Elm
  9. Bigtooth Aspen
  10. Oak
  11. White ash
  12. Maple
  13. Poplar
  14. Birch
  15. Spruce
  16. Cedar
  17. Willow
  18. Tupelo
  19. Blackheart Sassafras
  20. Wenge
  21. Larch
  22. Afzelia
  23. Rocky Mountain Douglas-fir
  24. Persimmon
  25. Dogwood
  26. Grenadilla
  27. Hop-Hornbeam
  28. Trumpet Tree (Ipê)
  29. Bloodwood
  30. Sipo

30 skills I’d like to have

  1. carpentry
  2. fire starting
  3. computer programming
  4. minor surgery
  5. perfumery
  6. ice fishing
  7. animating
  8. horticultural grafting
  9. pastry cooking
  10. car mechanics
  11. flute playing
  12. boxing
  13. wood whittling
  14. bonsai
  15. buckskin tanning
  16. food sculpture
  17. yoga
  18. sewing
  19. piano playing
  20. plastics manufacture
  21. speed reading
  22. stone skipping
  23. food science
  24. hair cutting
  25. gum leaf playing
  26. fondant /cake decorating
  27. book binding
  28. drawing
  29. alcohol brewing
  30. raft making

Top 100 hip hop songs of all time (one song representing an artist)

  1. Wildcat Rap by Perth Wildcats (1989 roster)
  2. Fashion Party by Das Racist (featuring Chairlift)
  3. XXXO by M.I.A. (Jay-Z remix)
  4. I Hate My Job by Cam’ron
  5. Di-na-mi-tee by Ms. Dynamite
  6. Tha Crossroads by Bone Thugs-n-Harmony
  7. Gossip Folks by Missy Elliot
  8. U.N.I.T.Y. by Queen Latifa
  9. Chinese New Year by Clipse (featuring Roscoe P. Coldchain)
  10. Buffalo Stance by Neneh Cherry
  11. President’s Paranoia by Atmosphere (featuring Slug)
  12. Keep It On The Real by 3X Krazy
  13. Flashing Lights by Kanye West (featuring Dwele)
  14. Over by Drake
  15. Eye Know by De La Soul
  16. Commencement Day by Blue Scholars
  17. Buffalo Gals by Malcolm McLaren & the World’s Famous Supreme Team
  18. Keep Ya Head Up by 2Pac
  19. Just A Friend by Biz Markie
  20. The Message by Grandmaster Flash and The Furious Five
  21. Shake Your Booty by Public Enemy
  22. Mike the Mentor by Rhymefest
  23. Kick Push by Lupe Fiasco
  24. The Choice is Yours by Black Sheep
  25. Professor Booty by Beastie Boys
  26. Beef – Notorious B.I.G. (featuring Mobb Deep)
  27. Where It’s At by Beck
  28. Tightrope by Janelle Monáe (featuring Big Boi)
  29. Perfect Skies by Main Attrakionz
  30. The Rough Side of Town by Organized Konfusion
  31. So Fresh, So Clean by Outkast
  32. Down River by Wilcannia Mob
  33. Down By the Forces of Nature by Jungle Brothers
  34. Empire State of Mind by Jay-Z (featuring Alicia Keys)
  35. Remainz by Gang Starr
  36. Therapy by Heltah Skeltah
  37. Rapture by Blondie
  38. Tangerine by Big Boi
  39. Love Rap by Spoonie Gee
  40. Strawberry Girl by The Cool Kids
  41. Regulate by Warren G (featuring Nate Dogg)
  42. Got Your Money by Ol’ Dirty Bastard (featuring Kelis)
  43. Hiphopopotamus vs. Rhymenoceros by Flight of the Conchords
  44. From Sac to the Boonies by Mac Dre
  45. Fuck Da Police by N.W.A.
  46. Fix Up, Look Sharp by Dizzee Rascal
  47. Push It by Salt-N-Pepa
  48. That’s The Breaks by Kurtis Blow
  49. Pump Up The Jam by Technotronic (featuring Felly)
  50. Who Am I? (What’s My Name?) by Snoop Doggy Dogg
  51. Airplane, Trains and Automobiles by Dope Game
  52. The Good Die Young by 50 Cent
  53. Phantom by Mr. Lif (featuring EL-P)
  54. Wu Wear: The Garment Renaissance by RZA (featuring Method Man and Cappadonna)
  55. Ahonetwo, Ahonetwo by Del tha Funkee Homosapian
  56. Exhibit C by Jay Electronica
  57. Mama Said Knock You Out by LL Cool J
  58. Deep by East 17
  59. I Used To Love H.E.R. by Common
  60. Pursuite of Happiness by Kid Cudi (featuring MGMT)
  61. Liquid Swords by GZA
  62. On Fire by Lil’ Wayne
  63. Drop by The Pharcyde
  64. Sobb Story by Leaders of the New School
  65. Mr. Wendal by Arrested Development
  66. Provider by N*E*R*D
  67. Take Me Home by Brother Ali
  68. Glaciers of Ice by Raekwon (featuring Ghostface Killah, Masta Killa and Blue Raspberry)
  69. Hip Hop Hooray by Naughty by Nature
  70. Run’s House by Run-D.M.C.
  71. Hip Hop by Dead Prez
  72. Parents Just Don’t Understand by DJ Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
  73. Can I Kick It? by A Tribe Called Quest
  74. The Power by Snap
  75. Aint No Half Steppin by Big Daddy Kane
  76. Jump Around by House of Pain
  77. Bust A Move by Young MC
  78. If I Ruled The World by Nas (featuring Lauryn Hill)
  79. Rapper’s Delight by The Sugarhill Gang
  80. My Philosophy by KRS-One
  81. Paid in Full by Eric B and Rakim
  82. I Got Cha Open by Black Moon
  83. I’ll Be There For You/You’re All I Need To Get By by Method Man (featuring Mary J. Blige)
  84. Doo Wop (That Thing) by Lauryn Hill
  85. Planet Rock by Afrika Bambaata
  86. Muckaty by Kylie Sambo
  87. U Can’t Touch This by MC Hammer
  88. None Shall Pass by Aesop Rock
  89. Ice Ice Baby by Vanilla Ice
  90. Blinded By The Lights by The Streets
  91. Feel Good Inc. by Gorillaz
  92. Black Sweatshirt by Sage Francis
  93. The Proud by Talib Kweli
  94. Frontin by Pharrell
  95. Can It All Be So Simple? by Wu Tang Clan
  96. History by Mos Def (featuring Talib Kweli)
  97. Wild Thing by Tone Loc
  98. PSK, What Does It Mean? by Schoolly D
  99. Jizz in My Pants by The Lonely Island
  100. Obama Nation Part 2 by Lowkey (featuring M1 & Black the Ripper)

12 favourite otter species (in order)

  1. Old World Otter [also know as Eurasian Otter] (Lutra lutra)
  2. Smooth-Coated Otter (Lutrogale perspicillata)
  3. North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis)
  4. Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris)
  5. Hairy-Nosed Otter (Lutra sumatrana)
  6. Giant Otter (Pteronura brasiliensis)
  7. African Clawless Otter (Aonyx capensis)
  8. Oriental Small-Clawed Otter (Aonyx cinerea)
  9. Spotted-Necked Otter (Hydrictis maculicollis)
  10. Marine Otter (Lontra felina)
  11. Neotropical Otter  (Lontra longicaudis)
  12. Southern River Otter (Lontra provocax)

Top 20 jazz songs (one song representing each artist)

  1. Charles Mingus – Original Faubus Fables
  2. Bill Evans – Some Other Time
  3. Max Roach – Freedom Day
  4. Dave Brubeck – Take Five
  5. Sun Ra – Nuclear War
  6. Miles Davis – All Blues
  7. Herbie Hancock – Watermelon Man
  8. John Coltrane – Resolution
  9. Eric Dolphy – Hat and Beard
  10. Dizzy Gillespie – Sabla Y Blu
  11. Duke Ellington – It Don’t Mean A Thing
  12. Charlie Parker – Now’s The Time
  13. Archie Shepp – You’re What This Day Is All About
  14. Pharaoh Sanders – You Got To Have Freedom
  15. Art Blakey – Moanin’
  16. Thelonious Monk – Well You Needn’t
  17. Hank Mobley – Dig Dis
  18. Bobby Hutcherson – Effi
  19. Art Tatum – Tiger Rag
  20. Jean-Luc Ponty – Elephants in Love