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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Recent entries from Perlle


It took some effort but I was able to finish up the year and watch all 12 I needed to meet my goal. I’ve already gotten a jump on 2012 with a couple more watched. 2 years ago

PerlleMy list so far...

1. China
Balzac and the Little Chinese Seamstress by Dai Sijie

2. Japan
Several by Haruki Murakami: Kafka on the Shore, Norwegian Wood, Wind-up Bird Chronicle

3. Austria
Old Masters by Thomas Bernhard

4. Czech Republic
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

5. France
Quite a few: Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert, Swann’s Way by Marcel Proust

6. Germany
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

7. Italy
Too Much Tuscan Sun by Dario Costagno

8. Sweden
Millennium Trilogy

9. USA
Too many to recount

10. England
Second only to the US 3 years ago

Perlle 3 years ago

Perlle 3 years ago


I started this challenge back in 2006. There are so many of these films I don’t think I could ever watch them all. But watching a dozen a year will eventually make a dent in the list.

I have watched a total of 62 Criterion films, not counting the 10 I had seen prior to starting this challenge. So far, I have met my goal every year, but I am quite behind this year. It’s May and I haven’t gotten around to watching even one film from this collection this year. So, I need to spend some time watching some movies! 3 years ago


I have never been much of a joiner, but I am happy I stuck with this for the time I allotted. I definitely learned a lot along the way. 3 years ago

Perlle 3 years ago

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Perlle 8 years ago

Perlle 8 years ago


I’m sad I never got to see one and the program ended. As a kid in the 80s, I could never have imagined it ending. 3 years ago


I am marking this done because I have watched every episode I am interested in for now. I lost interest in the show about 4 years ago and I will revisit this if the show ever gets cancelled, but right now there is too much else to do and more interesting stuff out there to watch. I loved this show at one time. I think it would be more special if it had ended at some point. 3 years ago


I am at 110 towns. I should add a mini-goal of keeping my blog up to date while I make my travels. Only 59 towns left to visit. 3 years ago


This is super awesome! I want to make a similar map. :) 3 years ago


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