Monday, May 9, 2011

Top Five

Every six months Rink Rats has a Top Five Blog, here we go.

Top Five Seinfeld Shows:
1). The Contest
2). The Opposite
3). The Marine Biologist
4). The Boyfriend
5). The Puffy Shirt

Top Five Reasons The Economy is Still In Trouble:
1). 57 straight months of housing price decline.
2). Erin Burnett leaving CNBC for CNN.
3). The new hookah store in the Village of La Verne. What’s up with that?
4). $15 Trillion in U.S. Federal Debt.
5). Commodity prices: corn, sugar, rice, oil, gold and tuition.

Top Five Daily Newspapers Circulation:
1). Wall Street Journal – 2,117,796
2). USA Today – 1,829,099
3). The New York Times – 916,911
4). The Los Angeles Times – 605,243
5). The San Jose Mercury News – 577,665

Top Five Hospitals by Speciality:
1). Cancer – University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston
2). Heart & Heart Surgery – Cleveland Clinic
3). Neurology & Neurosurgery – Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore
4). Psychiatry – Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston
5). Rehabilitation – Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago

Top Five Reasons to Not Get in Debt:
1). Frank McCourt
2). General Motors
3). State of California
4). AIG
5). Alexis Bellino, Orange County Housewife

Top Five Profitable 2010 U.S. Corporations:
1). Wal-Mart
2). Exxon Mobil
3). Chevron
4). ConocoPhilllips
5). General Electric

Top Five Gardening Tips for Spring:
1). Mulch around plants to help with weed control and retaining moisture.
2). Prune shrubs, trees and perennials back that were not pruned in the fall.
3). Save space in a vegetable garden when planting tomatoes, plant pole beans and squash in the same area. Beans will climb tomatoes, and squash plants will act as ground cover which maintains moisture for all.
4). Recycling water, especially rainwater is a good idea.
5). Sharpen tools, it makes gardening work much easier and fun.

Top Five BBQ Tips:
1). Baste not waste
When it's time to baste the meat, cut an orange or lemon in half. Dip the juicy part of the fruit into a marinade and rub directly onto the meat. Easy and gives the beef a tasty twist.
2). Beer the Beef!
Add a tablespoon of beer to marinade to give it just the right kick--and it keeps the meat extra moist and tender.
3). Stop the stick
Tired of food always getting stuck to the grill? When you go to throw on the meat, first brush it with a little vegetable oil or olive oil and the sticky situation is gone.
4). No-fuss husking
Who has time to husk corn? With our tip, you do! With the husk still on, cut off both ends of the corn, roll it on your counter top, and watch the husk come right off!
5). Tea time and "me" time
Tired of plain iced tea? When making a pitcher for you BBQ, grab a frozen can of concentrate and stir in a couple of scoops. Orange juice, lemonade, and strawberry are some great-tasting choices! “I got this out of Facebook.”

Top Five Reasons The Lakers Are Out of the Playoffs:
1). Who Cares
2). Egos
3). Khloe Kardashian
4). Vic “The Brick” Jacobs
5). Too old

Top Five Reasons “They paved paradise And put up a parking lot”
1). Money
2). We did it that way at The University of San Francisco.
3). Create new job titles
4). Who cares about athletics.
5). Climate Action Plan

Top Five Reasons Facebook IS Dumbing Down Society:
1). “I am eating at Applebee’s tonight and having so much fun!”
2). Write a letter, how do I do that?
3). “My fortune cookie this week is …”
4). I hate my life but do not have the guts to do anything about it.
5). Sarah Palin

Top Five Reasons the U.S. Is Better Off Today:
1). Our citizens do not wear hats like Princess Beatrice and Eugenie.
2). Osama is history.
3). Kendra was eliminated from Dancing with the Stars.
4). Only 14 Oprah shows left.
5). Donald Trump will never become POTUS.

Top five reasons to Read Rink Rats:
1). It is cool.
2). I am related to him.
3). It beats Facebook.
4). Cheap news and entertainment.
5). We read it at St. Lawrence University.

BIRTHDAYS THIS WEEK – Birthday wishes and thoughts this week to Candice Bergen (65), Tony Blair (58), Mort Sahl (84), Bob Seger (66), Pat Summerall (81), Bono Vox (51), Steve Yzerman (46), Brian Williams (52), Mark Zuckerberg (27).

Next week, words of the month and Dear Rink Rats.

Until next Monday, Adios.

Claremont, CA
May 9, 2011


1 comment:

  1. Thank you Rink Rats for the semi annual top 5 list. Always of interest and amusing. Correction to Top Five Reasons the U.S. Is Better Off Today. They were not hats. They are known as fascinators.