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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#1 Asshole

is going to hell. He'll send you a postcard.



I'm doing 42 things
 

#1 Asshole's Life List

  1. 1. Huzzah! Embrace my randomness! And let people know it's OK if they embrace their's too!
    84 entries . 14 cheers
    2 people
  2. 2. List 43 of my favorite music videos
    20 entries . 2 cheers
    1 person
  3. 3. compile a 100-things-about-me list
    7 entries . 2 cheers
    640 people
  4. 4. everything
    1 entry . 20 cheers
    335 people
  5. 5. get out of Kentucky
    7 cheers
    17 people
  6. 6. become a zombie-pirate-vampire-ninja-robot-werewolf-secret agent-jedi-assassin-gangsta with telekinesis and my own talk show co-starring Seth Green
    5 entries . 16 cheers
    13 people
  7. 7. save the world... or maybe destroy it... just whatever I feel like when I get around to doing it.
    1 entry . 6 cheers
    2 people
  8. 8. run through a mall in tattered clothing, covered in fake blood, yelling "The zombies are coming!"
    1 entry . 13 cheers
    28 people
  9. 9. I want to dress up like a pirate, hijack a galleon, and board cruise ships without permission. I won't steal anything -- just make the passengers drink rum and wake up wondering if the night before really happened...
    2 entries . 14 cheers
    298 people
  10. 10. run through an Amish village naked covered with nintendo controllers, xmas lights and an Ipod buttplug all while screaming "IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN, IT'S HAPPENING AGAIN."
    10 cheers
    12 people
  11. 11. become an evil henchman
    3 entries . 8 cheers
    1 person
  12. 12. survive a zombie outbreak
    2 entries . 6 cheers
    202 people
  13. 13. Slap someone with a fish
    1 entry . 7 cheers
    33 people
  14. 14. microwave a CD
    1 entry . 3 cheers
    3 people
  15. 15. dress up like the BK King, sneak around town, give away BK burgers, and just be real creepy in general like the King on the commercials
    3 cheers
    1 person
  16. 16. get a bazillion cheers cuz you know I deserve them! :)
    8 cheers
    1 person
  17. 17. get some rock band schwag
    3 entries
    1 person
  18. 18. stage a cardboard sword fight in a Wal*Mart parking lot
    4 cheers
    1 person
  19. 19. make a Crazy Taxi ripoff where you drive hearsts instead of cabs and your patrons are deceased
    1 person
  20. 20. get a silver "grill," you know, like Paul Wall's got, but one with fangs! Yayz.
    1 entry
    1 person
  21. 21. play Dark Side of the Moon in reverse while rewinding The Wizard of Oz to see if the backmasks match up too:P
    2 cheers
    1 person
  22. 22. commit pastacide
    4 cheers
    1 person
  23. 23. collect weapons and paint them all pink
    3 cheers
    1 person
  24. 24. invent cigarette flavored coffee
    2 cheers
    2 people
  25. 25. build a bottle rocket launcher
    1 person
  26. 26. Go to Anthrocon
    1 cheer
    9 people
  27. 27. create a new genre of music, and name my new genre "tater chip"
    1 person
  28. 28. get a decepticon decal for my car
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    2 people
  29. 29. be the voice of a cartoon character
    3 cheers
    166 people
  30. 30. learn to play an instrument
    2 cheers
    1,413 people
  31. 31. acquire some trusty "tag-alongs," the Ron and Hermoine to my epic adventure so to speak...
    3 cheers
    1 person
  32. 32. drain all of my blood and replace it with acid so giant anacondas won't try to eat me
    1 cheer
    1 person
  33. 33. go back in time and invent sound so when I return to the present, anyone who uses sound in media will have to pay me royalties and I'll be, like, sooper-freakin' rich
    1 cheer
    1 person
  34. 34. study philosophy
    356 people
  35. 35. shoop da whoop
    5 people
  36. 36. fart in an elevator
    1 cheer
    6 people
  37. 37. Take up parkour
    181 people
  38. 38. vote
    2 cheers
    358 people
  39. 39. name 43 musical artists that kick ass
    11 entries
    1 person
  40. 40. start a cult that finally gives people the chance to worship me
    1 entry
    1 person
  41. 41. build a mind-control device that works on worms and hypnotize them all into moving in the same direction at once to see if it can create earthquakes, or move continents
    1 cheer
    1 person
  42. 42. learn german
    1 cheer
    5,480 people
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compile a 100-things-about-me list (read all 7 entries…)
#7: Chewing

I chew things constantly. Tic-tacs, toothpicks, candy, my sleeves, even my hands and fingers.



compile a 100-things-about-me list (read all 7 entries…)
#6: Christianophobic

I live in the Bible belt, so naturally, I associate with Christians everyday. No big deal. A lot of my friends are Christians. However, due to issues with a prior spiritual transition, and disagreements with parents, I’ll always carry a negative stigma with the religion. I feel uneasy around churches, bibles, and other Christian paraphernalia.



name 43 musical artists that kick ass (read all 11 entries…)
#11: Little Jimmy Urine


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