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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.

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maxximoo's Life List

  1. 1. learn to play go
    157 people
  2. 2. create a demo reel
    13 people
  3. 3. get my volvo working
    2 entries . 1 cheer
    1 person
  4. 4. start my los angeles tour site
    1 entry . 1 cheer
    1 person
  5. 5. drink with danny devito
    1 person
  6. 6. hike around the hollywood reservoir
    1 person
  7. 7. see a show at the marionette theater
    1 person
  8. 8. Explore abandoned buildings.
    11 people
  9. 9. do my taxes
    1 cheer
    161 people
  10. 10. take adrenochrome
    2 people
  11. 11. edit a movie
    1 entry
    3 people
  12. 12. have a naked day once a month
    1 person
  13. 13. Bowl a 150 game
    9 people
  14. 14. Bench 150
    6 people
  15. 15. Play Laser Tag
    37 people
  16. 16. learn how to shave with a straight edge razor
    63 people
  17. 17. get good at tying knots
    21 people
  18. 18. learn calculus
    236 people
  19. 19. transcode my home movies to a harddrive
    1 person
  20. 20. See a total solar eclipse
    1 entry
    279 people
  21. 21. go to the north pole
    76 people
  22. 22. win a pub quiz
    22 people
  23. 23. see the titanic
    21 people
  24. 24. learn to SCUBA dive
    2,697 people
  25. 25. take a ride on the Vomit Comet
    12 people
  26. 26. beat castlevania: SOTN
    1 person
  27. 27. Eat every burger in Hamburger America
    1 person
  28. 28. read State by State
    1 person
  29. 29. change my name
    546 people
  30. 30. play with sulfur hexafluoride
    1 person
  31. 31. find a sport i enjoy
    14 people
  32. 32. deal craps
    2 people
  33. 33. drive a taxi
    5 people
  34. 34. start experimenting with HDR photos
    8 people
  35. 35. make a t-shirt quilt
    63 people
  36. 36. learn to cook
    10,169 people
  37. 37. eat at the hotel bel air
    1 person
  38. 38. bike the original los angeles border
    1 cheer
    1 person
  39. 39. knit a toque
    4 people
  40. 40. don't use my car. 6 days a week for 3 weeks.
    1 entry
    1 person
  41. 41. drive the 10 freeway from the pacific to the atlantic
    1 person
  42. 42. Watch all the movies that played at All Tomorrow's Parties: Nightmare Before Christmas '08
    1 person

How I did it
How to be 150 pounds
It took me
0 days
It made me

How to plan a Halloween Costume longer than the night before
It took me
3 days
It made me
quite pleased

Recent entries
don't use my car. 6 days a week for 3 weeks.
don't use ANY car

by the way, i totaled my car.

so now this entry just means “don’t use ANY car. for 6 days a week for 3 weeks.” I wonder if i should modify it further or give some reason to this arbitrary number.

Plan a Halloween Costume longer than the night before

I’ve ordered this. I won’t consider this goal complete though until i know how cool, breathable and transparent this outfit is. yay halloween!

get a canadian passport
cuba anyone?

or perhaps some cool visas to other rad countries?
or perhaps staying at some traveler hostels in LA?
or perhaps just being ready if the shit hits the fan on November 4th?

Fuck yeah

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