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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WETWATERHere's something different

Try a Buzz Cut! 5 months ago

WETWATERNow try something exciting

Cut it ALL OFF! It’ll be one of the most exciting experiences of your life, and very liberating.


See all the Oscar winners for Best Picture. (I’ve seen 70 of 85).

See all the American Film Institute list of the 100 Best Films of All Time.

DO NOT see “Robot Monster” (1953) 5 months ago

WETWATERRegarding "how you did it" ...

Did you take advantage of the opportunity to “go all the way”, i.e. cut it ALL off, and experience the freedom of having no hair? Women often don’t realize how great they look without hair, and it’s an exciting and liberating experience.

WETWATERGo even shorter!

Try a Buzz Cut! Cool for summer, and looks great on females! 5 months ago

WETWATERMemorial for my mother

Six years ago, my mother suggested a topic for me to write about. It didn’t turn out the way she would have wanted, so I never showed it to her.

She died last week, having been insidiously stripped of most of her memories, so the title is ironic. This is my memorial to her.


My mother has profuse supplies
Of oft-repeated family lore.
But she told me one, to my surprise,
That I’d never heard before.
As she reports, when I was small,
She used to hear me softly cry
In bed at night, so down the hall
She’d drift to find out why.
“Why”, she claims, “did those bad, bad men
Do that to Jesus?” I sighed.
But no response, not now nor then,
Could this sainted woman provide.

But when I hear this story now,
It only makes me think of how
Thomas Paine would reprehend
Any tale that would offend
The sensibilities of a child.
And I just smiled. 5 months ago

WETWATERThat's easy for YOU to say!


WETWATERThere's a better option

Stop buying NEW clothes. I only buy Thrift Shop stuff. It’s good, and it’s cheap, especially when I buy clearance items—for as little as 25 cents! I even get shoes there—ones that look like they’ve hardly been worn. Right now I’m wearing Adidas Streetball sneakers, which retail for between $99 and $199. Looked practically new. Cost me less than $5! (So did my new-looking hiking boots.) 7 months ago

WETWATERHere's a shortcut

Visit a Nude Beach.

Then a Nudist Camp.

You’ll be amazed. 7 months ago

WETWATERYoui've left out the Deep South

I’ve been to 41 of the lower 48, and 7 states there is all I lack. I’m not looking forward to it. 9 months ago

WETWATERBe of good cheer

India values the Taj Mahal as a symbol of the nation and an architectural treasure, and will not let anything happen to it. The biggest threat is acid rain, which devastates marble. I’ve been to (and inside) the Taj and it’s worth the cost of the plane ticket to India. A fascinating country, by the way. 9 months ago

WETWATERIs it really that difficult?

How can you NOT look nice? You’d look nice wearing a burlap bag! 9 months ago

WETWATER89. The Torture Chamber of Dr. Sadism

That’s a REAL movie, believe it or not. 9 months ago


Probably have to make it yourself, which might be a rewarding effort. 9 months ago


Kumquat marmalade. Low sugar. Has ten times the flavor of orange. 10 months ago

WETWATERTry a Buzz Cut

CUTE! 10 months ago

WETWATERSorry, but Marlo Thomas beat you to it

. 10 months ago

WETWATERShould have tried this:

SHAVE YOUR HEAD! 12 months ago

WETWATERMkae an effort to make it happen

It’s worth it. 12 months ago

WETWATERWhatr, no Before and After pics?

Next time, try SUPERSHORT. Like a Buzz Cut. CUTE! 12 months ago

WETWATERNice photo, but ...

.. you’re facing the wrong direction! 12 months ago

WETWATERNice photo

. 12 months ago

WETWATERSet your mind free

End your hair anxieties with a nice, clean headshave! 13 months ago

WETWATERYou should KEEP it like that!

It’s a great look and I bet you enjoyed the freedom and convenience.

WETWATERIt looks fantastic!

You should KEEP it like that! 13 months ago


Those of you who want to try this, you should know that Lake Superior is COLD, even in the middle of a hot August. South Lake Michigan is the most pleasant. 14 months ago

WETWATERHere's a Book to Inspire

“The Age of Reason” by Thomas Paine 14 months ago

WETWATERBest cure for Trichotillomania

A nice, neat headshave. You’d look fanatastic! 15 months ago

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