Here's all the lists I've got so far:
The Best Sci-fi books, etc., that have nothing to do with Star Wars Or Star Trek.
The Best (?) Smurfs I Can Remember Without Cheating.
The Best Movies Everyone But Me Seems To Have Seen
The Best Rings In Pop Culture.
The Best Books I Ever Read
The Best Obscure TV Shows I'm Pretty Sure Only I Watched.
The Best Movies In Which A Dance Featured Prominently.
Gut feelings count for something, right? They do if you read Blink by Malcolm Gladwell, and/or if you'd like to set up a system for your life where you never have to ponder anything or do research and instead can justify everything by saying something like gut feelings count for something.
That's how I came up with the concept for Off The Top Of My Head. Well, that and that I keep trying to come up with posts that won't take me three weeks to write and you three weeks to read. I thought to myself "
That is, I thought to myself "How can I create posts that are quick to read and yet create the same thought-provoking response that most of my posts here do?"
And the answer was to go with my gut feelings: To create, from time to time, lists that I write up as fast as possible without any, or at least much, explanation of the contents of that list. Here's how it works:
I think up a topic.
I begin typing the entries on the list for that topic.
As soon as my mind goes blank, I stop.