Dear 43 Things Users,

10 years after introducing 43 Things to the world, we have decided we have met our last goal: completing the incredible experience that has been 43 Things. Please join us in giving one last cheer to all the folks who have shared their goals with the world, as well as all the people who have worked at The Robot Co-op to build this incredible website. We won a Webby Award, published a book, and brought happiness to a lot of people.

Starting today, 43 Things users can export their goals and entries from the site. Starting August 15, we will make the site “read only”. 43 Things users will still be able to view the site and export their content, but we won’t be taking any new content from users. We hope to leave the site up for folks to see and download their content until the end of the year. Ending on New Year’s Eve takes us full circle.

It has been a long ride (one of our original goals was to "build a company that lasts at least 2 years” - we beat that one!) While we wish the site could live on, it has suffered from a number of challenges - changes in how people use the site, the advertising industry, and how search engines view the site. We wish the outcome was different – but we’ve always been realistic about when our goals are met and when they aren't.

As of today, you will be able to download your goals and entries. See more about that on the FAQ page. Thanks for 10 great years of goal-setting and achieving.

- The Robots.

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Make a list of 100 movie quotes (read all 10 entries…)

A Serious Man

71. “Larry Gopnik: I feel like the carpet’s been yanked out from under me.”

72. “Larry Gopnik: There’s some mistake. I’m not a member of the Columbian Record Club.
Dick Dutton: Sir, you are Lawrence Gopnik of 8419 Fern Hill Road?
Larry Gopnik: No, I live at the Jolly Roger.”

73. “Rabbi Nachtner: Sy Ableman was a serious man.”

74. “Sy Ableman: I’m a serious man, Larry.”

75. “Sy Ableman: I fucked your wife, Larry! I seriously fucked her!”

76. “Larry Gopnik: The Uncertainty Principle. It proves we can’t ever really know… what’s going on. So it shouldn’t bother you. Not being able to figure anything out. Although you will be responsible for this on the mid-term.”

77. “Judith Gopnik: Look, I didn’t know any other way of breaking it to you. Except to tell you. And treat you like an adult. Is that so wrong?
Larry Gopnik: Where do I sleep?
Judith Gopnik: What?
Larry Gopnik: Arthur’s on the couch!
Judith Gopnik: Look. Sy feels that we should…
Larry Gopnik: Esther is barely cold!
Judith Gopnik: Esther died three years ago. And it was a loveless marriage. Sy wants a get.
Larry Gopnik: A what?
Judith Gopnik: A ritual divorce. He says it’s very important. Without a get I’m an agunah.
Larry Gopnik: A what? What are you talking about?
Judith Gopnik: You always act so surprised. I have begged you to see the Rabbi.”

78. “Friend at the Picnic: Sometimes these things just aren’t meant to be. And it can take a while before you feel what was always there, for better or worse.
Larry Gopnik: I never felt it! It was a bolt from the blue! What does that mean! Everything that I thought was one way turns out to be another.
Friend at the Picnic: Then-it’s an opportunity to learn how things really are. I’m sorry-I don’t mean to sound glib. It’s not always easy, deciphering what God is trying to tell you.
Larry Gopnik: I’ll say.
Friend at the Picnic: But it’s not something you have to figure out all by yourself. We’re Jews, we have that well of tradition to draw on, to help us understand. When we’re puzzled we have all the stories that have been handed down from people who had the same problems.”

79. “Larry Gopnik: We had, I think, a good talk, the other day, but you left something that…
Clive Park: I didn’t leave it.
Larry Gopnik: Well – you don’t even know what I was going to say.
Clive Park: I didn’t leave anything. I’m not missing anything. I know where everything is.
Larry Gopnik: Well… then, Clive, where did this come from? This is here, isn’t it?
Clive Park: Yes, sir. That is there.
Larry Gopnik: This is not nothing, this is something.
Clive Park: Yes sir. That is something.
[a beat]
Clive Park: What is it?
Larry Gopnik: You know what it is! You know what it is! I believe. And you know I can’t keep it, Clive.
Clive Park: Of course, sir.
Larry Gopnik: I’ll have to pass it on to Professor Finkle, along with my suspicions about where it came from. Actions have consequences.
Clive Park: Yes. Often.
Larry Gopnik: Always! Actions always have consequences! In this office, actions have consequences!
Clive Park: Yes sir.
Larry Gopnik: Not just physics. Morally.
Clive Park: Yes.
Larry Gopnik: And we both know about your actions.
Clive Park: No sir. I know about my actions.
Larry Gopnik: I can interpret, Clive. I know what you meant me to understand.
Clive Park: Meer sir my sir.
Larry Gopnik: Meer sir my sir?
Clive Park: [Careful enunciation] Mere… surmise. Sir. Very uncertain.”

80. “Clive’s Father: Culture clash. Culture clash.
Larry Gopnik: With all respect, Mr. Park, I don’t think it’s that.
Clive’s Father: Yes.
Larry Gopnik: No. It would be a culture clash if it were the custom in your land to bribe people for grades.
Clive’s Father: Yes.
Larry Gopnik: So… you’re saying it is the custom?
Clive’s Father: No, this is a defamation. Grounds for lawsuit.
Larry Gopnik: Let me get this straight: you’re threatening to sue me for defaming your son?
Clive’s Father: Yes.
Larry Gopnik: But it would…
Mr. Brandt: Is this man bothering you?
Larry Gopnik: Is he bothering me? No. I, uh…
[Larry stares awkwardly at Brandt until he leaves]
Larry Gopnik: See… if it were defamation there would have to be someone I was defaming him to, or I… all right, I… let’s keep it simple. I could pretend the money never appeared. That’s not defaming anyone.
Clive’s Father: Yes. And a passing grade.
Larry Gopnik: Passing grade.
Clive’s Father: Yes.
Larry Gopnik: Or… you’ll sue me.
Clive’s Father: For taking money.
Larry Gopnik: So he did leave the money.
Clive’s Father: This is defamation!
Larry Gopnik: It doesn’t make sense. Either he left the money or he didn’t.
Clive’s Father: Please. Accept the mystery.
Larry Gopnik: You can’t have it both ways!
Clive’s Father: Why not?”



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