Our Favorite Stories About Random Power Rankings
In this week‘s digest of stories from the Medium Universe, we present delightful lists that nobody asked for
Each week on Medium Rare, I’ll be sharing stories you might have missed that are definitely worth a second look. Got a suggestion for a piece we should feature? Pop it in the responses below!
- This is possibly one of the world's most comprehensive lists of the best video games. (Well, as of 2017, when the story was originally published.) Medium estimates that it would take a person just over six hours to read this 95,214-word listicle from start to finish. Good luck!
- This is a throwback post from jia.tolentino during her stint at The Hairpin (RIP). Wikipedia keeps an insane catalog of lists used to categorize women based on everything from the profoundly arbitrary—a list of prostitutes and courtesans!—to the comically absurd. Tolentino went through the archives to compile the ultimate ranking of women’s rankings.
- Lior Kozai lays out a Very Important fact check analyzing the believability of 10 false rumors planted in this infamous episode of The Office.
Ranking every rumor in The Office’s “Gossip” episode
There are 10 false rumors in the Season 6 episode of The Office titled “Gossip.” How do they stack up?