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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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NewLibertine in Teaneck is doing 20 things including…

convert someone into a hardcore Bob Dylan fan

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oh, and the last song would definately be “restless farewell” cuz not only is it a brilliant, beautiful song, i consider it to be the best closing song on an album i’ve ever heard (far more effective than “desolation row” and “sad eyed lady,” in my opinion)



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i love the idea of leaving a blank cd with dylan songs on it in a library, it reminds me of that scene in garden state, i dont know why, but if i were to make a cd like that, i dont know if i’d put my favorite dylan songs on it, i think i’d put the songs that would be most likely to convert someone to the religion of Bob, and the songs i guess i’d put on it would be:
-I Want You (this got it all started for me)
-Boots of Spanish Leather(i’ve never met anyone who hasnt fallen in love with this song after hearing it, really hearing it)
-Up To Me (because songs dont get more beautiful than this. i love how it feels so personal yet is vague enough that almost anyone can relate to it in a way)
-Love Minus Zero/No Limit (perfect melody)
-She’s Your Lover Now (such wild, almost meaningless lyrics)

anyway, those arent necessarily the greatest dylan songs (there’s no like a rolling stone or visions of johanna or desolation row there) but they are the songs that elevated bob over any other artist (aside from the beatles) for me. they’re what i think a newcomer would like also



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