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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joshandmolly




I'm doing 12 things
 

joshandmolly's Life List

  1. 1. run away to the south of France
    2 people
  2. 2. Learn to swing dance
    1,159 people
  3. 3. Learn ASL
    405 people
  4. 4. Learn French
    12,884 people
  5. 5. eat cookie like cookie monster
    1 cheer
    8 people
  6. 6. get Josh's bike fixed
    1 person
  7. 7. see Royal Tenenbaums
    1 person
  8. 8. see Lost In Translation
    3 people
  9. 9. see Dr. Strangelove
    2 people
  10. 10. see High Fidelity
    3 people
  11. 11. see Run Lola Run
    2 people
  12. 12. Learn to play chess
    319 people
Recent entries
get Molly tested for allergies
Untitled

Didn’t really need to do this. Instead I (Josh) just fed Molly shrimp and crab ‘til we realized she’s not actually allergic. I did it sneakily. Except not.



get Molly's bike fixed
Wow...

emohelelwhyare
6:23

i fixed my bike….turns out it wasnt really broken

Josh
6:23

haha what was it

emohelelwhyare
6:23

the sound was because the pedal hit against the kickstand evey time it went around..and i just now figured that out so i pushed the kickstand in more and now its fine



save slash destroy world
Good times for all. Always.

The title says it all. Somehow, Molly and Josh meeting was exactly what the world needed, slash always feared. The phrases they used in daily conversation were bad slash awesome enough as it was, but together they were unstoppable. So soon after meeting on the night of September 23rd, 2005, a short conversation about the show “Quantum Leap” led to a series of future, already-determined events that would bring about the eventual destruction and saving of the world as we know it. And eventually, phrases coined early on would seep back into black culture (probably due to the discussion revolving around the words “main squeeze” in a first season episode of Quantum Leap), so that popular hip-hop lyrics – such as “this is how we do” – would be forever secretly known as the creation of this duo. Step aside, Dre.

The plan was simple. Soon after the realization of the paradox quickly trapping them, Molly and Josh decided on a course of action that would include the immediate design and construction of a time machine. The phrases used and combined on that first night were already working their way around the world. Soon enough, all human life on earth would be gone. Fortunately, their plan included saving one life (I mean these are nice kids) from the very beginning, a well-traveled deaf pilot by the name of Beethoven. It would be under the direction of Beethoven that these two would spend some time taking a vacation, running away briefly to the south of France, stopping in Paris, running with tigers in the jungles of Africa.

But when the fun was over, they held up a sign to Beethoven telling him thanks for everything, and stepped back into the time machine. They arrived back shortly before that fateful first day, with only an inkling of the knowledge that they had indeed destroyed slash saved the world. It really was good times, good times for all. Always.




 

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