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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красивейшая Богиня is doing 22 things including…

post random questions daily and see if anyone plays with me and answers them :)

50 cheers


красивейшая Богиня has written 331 entries about this goal


Are we being lured into a false sense of security?
This posting beyond hours. after-hours.
We let our guard down… and then suddenly the croc shuts it’s trap… ouch!


Do any of you wonder whether the Bots are secretly loving the sinking of the ship with all us still on board?

Candid Camera

is ‘candid camera’ the correct term for those prank TV shows?
where funny pranks happen to unwitting passer-bys in the street.
is that the correct generic name for them? or is that an out-dated term?

also: how would you simply describe what ‘toilet humour’ is to foreign students? (intermediate level)


Predict 43T's last breath...

Place your bets ladies, gentlemen and woodland creatures.
When do you think 43T will pull the plug? which exact day…
Winner gets all my cheers for the rest eternity. (43T’s eternity)

Furthering a comment made by Donna


How come we’ve suddenly got all our photos back?
what’s happening? I thought they were letting the site die a natural death… then pull out the ventilator plug at the end of this month


Don’t you lot feel a bit like we’re the last to leave the party?
guests who’ve over-stayed our welcome?

People on PC keep boasting how they’ve shut their accounts on here… yet I’ve still got the exact same number of subscribers (207). Hmmm… guess I can deduce that none of those damn midges subbed to me :(
Have you felt the pinch on your sub numbers?

Now even the 43T logo is missing at times :(

WHY ??!

Why do Mollie, IntWomanofMystery, Gottawonder and Spy all still have their avatars and I don’t?! Pure treacherous treason, I tell you! I’m The Exquisite Empress and they’re just plain parishioners of the Kitty worshiping kind.


This question is not about whether you think the French ban on full headscarves in public is right or wrong, but whether you also find their logic contradictory:

‘The court ruled that the ban “was not expressly based on the religious connotation of the clothing in question but solely on the fact that it concealed the face”.’

Then they further with all these exceptions:
“Exemptions from ban on public face covering:
- Motorcycle helmets
- Face masks for health reasons
- Face covering for sporting or professional activities
- Sunglasses, hats etc which do not completely hide the face
- Masks used in “traditional activities”, such as carnivals or religious processions”

With all those exceptions, with sporting, professional activity covering and masks for ‘traditional activities’ permitted, it seems to me that they are very much aiming to exclude face covering that solely stems from the Muslim religion. I mean, christian/catholic carnival masks are permitted. Why is one allowed and not the other? What’s the expression, what’s goose for the gandar?
Is there any logic in what I say or not?

This is not a discussion whether we agree with the ban or not. Just the logic and whether you think the ban is deliberately engineered at banning Muslim covering yet hypocritically/conveniently permitting coverings that suits the French traditions. which to me would imply that the ban is based upon the religious connotations of the clothing.


P.S. still <3 you Jin.

Possible comical endings.... with an Ice-cube

In a cafe the young chap at the table next to mine dropped an ice-cube. It fell on the floor between us. Being the conscientious Emu that I am not, I felt compelled to pick it up and place it on my saucer in case some unsuspecting customers slipped on it. The guy noticed this.

I thought how it might have been amusing to have picked the ice-cube from the floor, just as I had, and then subtly just popped the ice cube into my own glass of water. Without giving any expression of oddity on my face.

My friend thought it might have been fun to have picked up the ice-cube and put it back in the guy’s glass, while tutting at him.
She also thought maybe I should have rubbed it all over my nipples in this heat… refreshing. But that’s too rude to mention on here.

What other scenario outcomes could have come from this?
Best answer gets a prize gift. I’m the judge

Also posted on here:

Scottish referendum

“In Scotland, 79% believed the country should continue to use the pound…. research also suggested 62% of people in Scotland think an independent Scotland should keep the same King or Queen as England…”

Erm, the article shows stats that suggest in the event of Independence Scotland’s majority want to keep the pound, keep the BBC, keep the nuclear missiles, keep The British Monarchy, they’re already their own country with their own Scottish parliament… so if they want to keep the Queen as a head anyway, what exactly do they want from a split from the UK?
I thought part of the drive for independence was a history of hate for the English ruling monarchy that killed their beloved Mary, Queen of Scots.

Any Scots/Brits/Yanks/Europhiles/intellects/Kitties out there that can shed light to this for a confused Emu?

Also posted here-

красивейшая Богиня has gotten 50 cheers on this goal.


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