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The Best Cartoons of All Time

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There have been many fantastic animated TV shows throughout the history, but which ones are the best? Some people think that cartoons are just for children, but there are many that have frequent themes that even adults will enjoy. From classic animated series like “Looney Tunes,” “The Flintstones,” and “The Jetsons” to the modern day hits of “The Simpsons” and “South Park,” there are many great cartoons available. Both classic cartoons and current animated series make this list of the best cartoons of all time. For anime, check out these lists of the best anime series and the best superhero anime of all time..

The cartoon was created during the silent movie era as a short that was shown before movies. They gained even more popularity when the talkies came around, most notable of these were made by the Walt Disney company and Warner Bros with “Merry Melodies” (which later became “Looney Tunes”). With the invention of the television, cartoons and animated programs finally found a realm in which to flourish.

This is a list of the best cartoons of all time, including series that are long gone and ones that are still going today. Vote up your favorite or make your own version.

 


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The Best Actors in Film History

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The best actors ever are ranked here in this list of the best actors in film history. These are the greatest actors ever to appear on the silver screen – male only (to vote on both genders, check out this list of the greatest film actors and actresses). These gentlemen were part of some of the greatest movies of all time (or were perhaps the reason they were the best movies ever), with countless Academy Awards between them.

What are the qualities of the best actors of all time? Is it the raw emotion they show, the parts they choose, their acting methods, or simply their effortless charm and charisma? There’s no denying some of these amazing actors belong on the list of the hottest male celebrities, but behind the 1000 watt smiles lies the talent that defines generations of actors.

Who is the best actor of all time? Is it a classic actor like Marlon Brando, a comedic genius like Charlie Chaplin, a double-threat like Clint Eastwood, or a method actor like Daniel Day Lewis? There are so many choices for the greatest movie actor ever that you may have a hard time choosing just one (although you can vote for as many of the actors on this list of the greatest actors ever as you’d like). If your favorite leading man isn’t on the list, make sure to add him so others can vote for him to receive the title of best actor in film history.
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The Greatest Albums of All Time

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This is a list of the greatest albums of all time, created and ranked by music fans worldwide. Music is as subjective as any art form, but most people can agree that there are works that rise above the rest. This is not a list of your “favorite” albums, but a list of the “greatest” albums. Whatever your musical tastes, vote and rank the albums you think had the most impact on music, the most influence on culture and other musicians… the greatest relevance to their genre.

If you see an album that should be listed here, be sure to add it! And to really impact this list’s order, reranking it to add your own version of how these albums should be ranked. You can also explain your choices for the best albums of all time in the top 10 comments section below. 

So what are the best albums ever? How about the top albums of all time? Vote now!
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The TV Shows with the Best Writing

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What are the best written TV shows of all time? The Writers Guild of America (WGA) and TV Guide recently compiled its list of the 101 Best Written TV Shows ever, and the results left things wide open for debate. So, do you agree with the choices? Was there a show left off? Vote for the TV programs that you believe featured the strongest writing. Add any shows that you believe deserve votes, and of course, feel free to re-rank this list of TV series with the greatest writing in any order you choose.

Many of the television shows listed here are considered among the best TV shows of recent memory, and with good reason: They are wonderfully scripted, featuring diverse characters and compelling storylines that made us want to keep watching, week after week. They are excellent dramas, outstanding comedies and awesome science fiction TV shows. Some of the programs here are older, but they were considered by many to be groundbreaking.

What should be the number one best written TV show ever? Certainly outstanding shows like ‘The Sopranos,’ ‘Mad Men’ and ‘Breaking Bad’ could be considered. They are, after all, some of the greatest TV dramas of all time.
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The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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Bored? Not anymore! These are the best TV shows for binge-watching. The greatest television shows in the world are ranked here as a sort of TV guide for marathoning shows. You can binge watch past seasons of programs currently airing to catch up to speed. You can also binge watch recently ended television programs to experience the entire show without the wait between seasons. And the best TV shows of all time don’t just have to be watched on, well, television.

Binge-viewing is the way all the cool kids watch TV these days, as Netflix and Hulu and HBOGo take us away from our remote controls and onto our computers. And if these must-see TV shows aren’t on the web, this list contains the best television series available on DVD or Blu-Ray. These are the best shows to marathon during a weekend or all summer long. From classic comedies to Emmy-nominated dramas, this list of the greatest shows in history not only answers the question “What are the best TV shows on Netflix?” but also “What shows should I watch this summer?”

From the best late night comedy shows to the greatest dramas on TV, these are the series you should be binging on this summer. The best shows to marathon will keep you clicking episode after episode — just don’t forget to eat and sleep while you do it.

 


The Best TV Shows to Binge Watch

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The Coolest Actors Ever

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As movie fans, we like to think of our favorite actors as being larger than life. With all of the coverage that these stars get, these cool customers know how to function both on and off the screen. Often times we think of our favorite actors as being fairly close in personality to our favorite characters to whom which they portray. Obviously it’s impossible for them to be a lot like their famous portrayals, but that doesn’t mean that these guys aren’t cool. In fact, most of these guys epitomize what cool is. Beginning with actors like Humphrey Bogart and Cary Grant during the Golden Age of Film, the best leading men have had a certain aura about them. James Dean, Marlon Brando and Steve McQueen are other actors who are considered some of the coolest guys ever.

More recently, tough guy actors like Bruce Willis and Daniel Craig mix brains with brawn in their iconic roles as John McClane and James Bond each. While they each exemplify a different kind of cool, people are still attracted to these actors because this coolness factor. These actors of the guys who you’d want to hang out with, talk shop and maybe down an adult beverage or two with.

Vote for who you think is the coolest actor ever. If you don’t see a name on this list and the actor is cool, feel free to add a name to the legendary list of the coolest people history


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The World Cup is wrapping up this weekend. England and Belgium will face each other for a third-place finish on Saturday. On Sunday, underdog Croatia takes on France for all that FIFA football glory.

Soccer gets a pretty big slight in the US. Still, 22 million Americans (about a fifth of the Super Bowl’s viewers) are going to watch the World Cup Final this weekend. Granted, that’s a pretty small drop in the bucket compared to the over three-and-a-half billion people who watch worldwide. Basically, half the planet is going to tune in to see if Croatia can make history against the French. That means there’s going to be a party or two happening and those parties need booze and food to keep them going.

We thought we’d take a note from FIFA’s global approach and put together a drink and food menu for a great World Cup party this weekend. We’re focusing in on French and Croatian food and drink to celebrate those teams’ advancing to the final. It’s a little culture, some great food, plenty of booze, and 90 minutes of intense soccer.

DRINKS FOR THE FRENCH SUPPORTERS

BORDEAUX RED

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A nice bottle of red from Bordeaux is an essential wine to have on hand for most occasions. For a World Cup final, it’s crucial. The earthy wines are some of the best in the world, certainly some of the most coveted.

Choosing a label is a rough prospect. Bordeaux has 7,375 chateaus releasing over 10,000 wines every year. So, yeah, where to begin? Look for Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, Merlot, Petit Verdot, and Malbec to dominate the scene with an emphasis on Merlot.

Blends are pretty common from the region (and likely more of what you’ll come across stateside). The best chateau blends from the Left Bank of Gironde estuary — Château Latour, Château Margaux, Graves, etc. — are 70 percent Cabernet Sauvignon, 15 percent Cabernet Franc, and 15 percent Merlot. The Right Bank — Château Fongaban, Château Le Conseiller, Château Fleur Haut, etc. — blends flip the script and are 70 percent Merlot, 15 percent Cabernet Franc, and 15 percent Cabernet Sauvignon.

Preference really comes down to what you dig — that, and where your price point lands when you get to the wine shop.

HARD CIDER

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Hey! We’re in the middle of baking hot summer heatwave. You know what’s superduper refreshing, crisp, and will still get you nice and tipsy? Cider.

French ciders are fantastic. They tend to lean more into the drier champagne-like elements of wine with nice echoes of apple orchards under the bubbles. An ice-cold cider is a perfect beverage to serve a bunch of friends looking to escape the heat and enjoy a little championship footie.

If you can find a bottle of Le Père Jules Brut Cidre de Normandie, buy a case. This French cider from Normandie has a gorgeous crispness to it that quenches a mid-summer thirst, feels light, and just a little apple-sweet.

CHAMPAGNE

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We mean, is there any better way to celebrate anything than with a bottle of French bubbly? You don’t necessarily have to break the bank here. A standard bottle of Veuve Clicquot should only set you back about $30. That’s not bad for three glasses of fizzy white wine all the way from Champagne.

Alternately, break that bank and drop a C-note on a bottle of Dom P (also known as Dom Perignon if you want to get snotty about it). Just, please, don’t buy some sparkling white wine from Napa or the Hudson and call it “champagne.” It has to actually come from Champagne, in France, to be called “champagne.”

DRINKS FOR THE CROATIAN SUPPORTERS

CROATIAN WHITE WINE

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Leaning into the summer heat and fun, an ice cold white wine is always a great option. Croatia just so happens to be an amazing country for wines and having a few bottles of their whites on hand is a big win.

Malvazija and Grasevina (amongst so many others) are great wine regions in Croatia. You should be able to score a perfectly decent dry white from either region in the $10-$20 range at wine shops.

Croatian dry whites tend to have a little sweeter edge that leans towards a fruit orchard. They’re designed to be lovingly consumed with salty cheeses, fatty cured meats (more on those later), acid and olive oil-drenched octopus, oily fish, ripe tomatoes — basically all those sun-drenched Mediterranean foods. These are easy drinking whites that are crowd pleasers.

LAGER
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Europeans drink a lot of beer. Croats (and the French) certainly aren’t outliers when it comes to drinking copious amounts of easy lager. Moreover, cold beer + sports is a no-brainer.

Karlovacko is one of the most ubiquitous lagers from Croatia and you might be able to find at specialty shops in the U.S. But, you know, a standard lager is a standard lager. You may as well upgrade a bit and stock a local lager in the fridge for the match. Just switch up your cheers game to saying, “živjeli!”

RAKIJA
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Rakija is an intense plum (or any fruit really) brandy that’ll light a fire in anyone brave enough to start downing shots. You’ll have to hit the specialty liquor store to find a bottle of Rakija. If you do, maybe don’t start with shots right away. Try mixing it with a little soda water, ice, and lime to draw out the fruity notes.

It’s also heated like a mulled wine (called kuhana) with honey and spices. Given that it’s summer, you can actually cool that down and use it as a base for a white wine sangria with some of that Croatian white wine you already procured.

Or just take shots and brace for impact.

FOOD FOR THE FRENCH SUPPORTERS

OYSTERS

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Eating a platter of oysters with a nice glass of chilled champagne is a great way to spend any day — soccer or no soccer. Oysters are also the perfect appetizer to get a viewing party started. France’s Fin de Claires are wonderful mid-sized oysters that rival any grown in the U.S. But, don’t buy imports. Buy local.

Oysters are pretty easy to serve. Buy. Shuck. Eat. Done. Sure you can make a mignonette or slice some lemons for spritzing but that’s often unnecessary if you’re eating fresh oysters purchased nearby and still quivering. Find an oyster seller near you and go nuts.

CASSOULET

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If you’re looking to fill some bellies, a cassoulet is the way to go. The simple stew of white beans, bone broth, onions, garlic, fresh sausage, cured pork belly, and often either chicken, duck, or rabbit legs is a fantastic way to put smiles on everyone’s face while watching the match.

The great thing about any cassoulet is that it’s a slow-simmering dish. Throw everything is a braiser or crockpot in the AM and let it cook all day. Serve. Done. Well, maybe give it a stir every now-and-then, but you get the point. It’s an easy and delicious way to feed your crew with something resoundingly French.

MACARONS
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Macarons are about as French as you can get when it comes to sweets. They’re also very light, which is something you’ll want after a heavy cassoulet and lots of wine.

Look, we’re not asking you to make macarons. Find a dope (local) bakery that does all the heavy lifting and buy a batch. The crunchy meringue, the creme filling, the motley colors all work when celebrating France. Hell, order red, white, and blue ones — they work for both France and Croatia … and America.

FOOD FOR THE CROATIAN SUPPORTERS

ISTRIAN CHEESE AND CURED MEATS

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Istrian ham and cheeses are low-key some of the best in Europe. The cured hams from Istria rank right up there with Iberico from Spain and Proscuitto from Emilia-Romagna. Again, you’ll have to hit a Slavic deli to score some of this stuff, but it’s 100 percent worth it.

Hard, Croatian cheeses have a deep saltiness that leads to a creamy, nutty finish that leaves you feeling like the sea isn’t too far away. It’s the perfect counterpoint to the fat stripped hams with their lush red lean that absorb an umami funk from spending months in a cellar. Break a little bread, sprinkle some (good) olive oil, and enjoy the beauty that is Istrian ham and cheese.

CRNI RIŽOT
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Don’t be frightened by the words up there. This is just Black Risotto or squid ink risotto. There’s a lot of risotto in Croatia. It’s creamy, often seafood-centric, and a staple of cuisine.

The squid ink version is a great dish to serve. You can make a lot, add in the squid ink, and maybe add some fresh octopus or calamari to the mix. Or not, let the rice and ink shine if that’s how you dig it. Either way, this is a classic Croatian dish that’ll easily find a permanent place in your cooking rotation once you master it.

FRITULE
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Let’s finish with something we all know and love, doughnuts. Fritule are basically just fried balls of dough. Sometimes they’re mixed with orange zest or ground almond. Sometimes they’re drenched in rum or doused in chocolate sauce or both. Make a big ol’ batch of these and we guarantee they’ll be gone before the final whistle blows and either Croatia or France walk away champions for the next four years.

Or just make them anyway — because it’s fried dough soaked in rum and covered in chocolate and that’s better entertainment than any soccer (football!) match could provide.

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The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Since the debut of Iron Man in 2008, the Marvel Cinematic Universe has been delivering top-notch superhero movies with some of the greatest comic book characters of all time. Featuring Thor, Captain America, Black Panther, and Doctor Strange, these are the best Marvel Cinematic Universe characters. This list of MCU characters also includes memorable villains, such as Loki, Vulture, and Killmonger. 

Who is your favorite MCU character? While most of these Marvel superheroes have been popular before even making it onscreen, some lesser known characters, like the Guardians of the Galaxy, are finally getting the attention they deserve. 

Vote up the top characters in the MCU, and feel free to add underrated characters missing from the list.


The Best Characters In The Marvel Cinematic Universe

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Will Hollywood Please Stop Putting Thin Actors In Fat Suits?

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Hollywood often puts actors in fat suits in attempts to be be funny. And while fat-shaming is never okay, certain movies add blatantly fake extra pounds for ridiculous fat suit performances. The effect contributes to a pretty played-out punchline, though. Movies like Shallow Hal try to capitalize on larger characters, but the results can be seen as extremely distasteful.

Other programs use fat suits to make a point, but those representations are still somewhat flawed. Many celebrity fat suits just end up being way too over the top.


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