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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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watch 250 of my Netflix queue items in 2007 (read all 16 entries…)
only another 7 since mid-April - up to 61

pretty bad, but i was migraining and writing a script so i’m not too unhappy.

~Halloween II, 1981 – it seems like it should have been better than it was…but it was pretty damn bad. you can tell someone different is playing Michael, which is distracting.
~Friday the 13th: Part 2, 1981 – a rewatch, from when i was 11. honestly, this one is a damn good sequel.
~Alice, 1988 – has some issues but in general is a pretty intriguing take on Alice in Wonderland. also saw the short “Darkness Light Darkness” which i thought was hysterical.
~Nosferatu, 1929 – after all this time, all i can say is “eh.”
~Taste the Blood of Dracula, 1970 – note to all movies of this kind: do not make people bored whilst waiting for Christopher Lee to show up again.
~Friday the 13th, 1980 – loads of gore-fun.
~Vampire’s Kiss, 1989 – damn this is bad, but if you like Nic Cage, he pulls out a pretty fun performance with very little to work with.

watch 250 of my Netflix queue items in 2007 (read all 16 entries…)
nearing mid April, another 25. brings me up to 54. not bad.

been doing better this month+change.

~Interview with the Vampire, 1994 – a rewatch, and i was right. it’s awful.
~Van Helsing, 2004 – crap, but pretty crap. very interesting effects.
~Dracula 2000, 2000 – um. the “twist” made me want to throw my TV through the window.
~Bram Stoker’s Dracula, 1992 – well, it’s not good, but it’s not horrific either. Anthony Hopkins is so campy!
~Embrace of the Vampire, 1994 – it’s a bad movie, but i can’t deny that parts of it are pretty erotic.
~Night Watch, 2005 – the special effects are INSANELY good; the ending was such a disappointment!
~Dracula, 1931 – oh, it’s good. why fight it?
~Fright Night, 1985 – silliness! but good, cheesy, 80s silliness.
~13 Ghosts, 2001 – i have a soft spot for both Tony Shalhoub and Matthew Lillard, so this is a fun movie to watch.
~Jesus Christ Vampire Hunter, 2001 – c-movie joy!
~Vampire in Brooklyn, 1995 – oof. the only good part is Angela Bassett, who rocks the role.
~I Heart Huckabees, 2004 – i see what they’re trying to do. not successful, but i see it.
~Vampires, 1998 – it’s actually pretty neat! it needs a sequel.
~Elizabethtown, 2005 – oh god, please shut these people up already!!
~The Serpent and the Rainbow, 1988 – intriguing!
~Magic, 1978 – terrific, even though it’s occasionally hard to watch Hopkins.
~Air America, 1990 – arrrrgh!
~Masters of Horror: Pelts (Dario Argento), 2006 – not bad, not bad…
~The Hitcher, 1984 – love! Rutger Hauer is love!
~Election, 1999 – so annoying i couldn’t even finish it.
~Audrey Rose, 1977 – very sad, yet almost irritatingly spiritual.
~Cemetery Man, 1996 – after a bit it was all WTF??
~Hellbound: Hellraiser II, 1988 – oh, man, NO one should reveal a “masked man”’s face in the first sequel. dammit.
~Hellraiser, 1987 – this was actually pretty good, and kinda erotic, too.
~A Nightmare on Elm Street 2: Freddy’s Revenge, 1985 – unbelievably silly, tho the main male character was endearing.

watch 250 of my Netflix queue items in 2007 (read all 16 entries…)
only 29 so far, last week in Feburary.

only 13 in february, which isn’t good at all. i have to do better. i give myself a slight pass because of work and a short month; 13 movies in 4 weeks isn’t something to sneeze at. that’s a little over 3 movies a week. but still, need to pick up the pace if i’m gonna make 250 by end Dec.

~ Saw 3, 2006 – eh.
~ A Nightmare on Elm Street, 1984 – cute!
~ Saw 2, 2005 – not bad, not bad. good traps.
~ Apartment Zero, 1988 – a rewatch. still really fantastic.
~ Z, 1969 – hard to watch; interesting story.
~ Saw, 2004 – eh.
~ Parting Glances, 1986 – sometimes tedious, but a great ending.
~ Sideways, 2004 – eurgh. awful.
~ My Super Ex-Girlfriend, 2006 – anna faris saves the film.
~ They Live, 1988 – we all know this movie rules.
~ Death to Smoochy, 2002 – watching it again it wasn’t as funny…
~ Troy, 2004 – a rewatch just for eye candy. wish i could skip the Brad Pitt parts.
~ Serenity, 2005 – i swear they MEAN to act that badly. love, love, love for Chiwetel Ejiofor.

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