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Aug. 7th, 2005 | 09:52 pm
posted by: adorn in mission101

Here are links to a bunch of other 101 lists. It's interesting to see them all.

A bunch of these are older than mine, though I know a lot of people that posted theirs in this community got their idea spawning from a conversation I had with mischiefmydear about making mine, though she totally beat me to the punch in finishing and posting her list. I'm trying to find out where the idea originated though. I got it from watching the old cheesy teen show Breaker High one day, where Shawn (Ryan Gosling) had a list he was trying to complete. This aired at the beginning of 1998. I wonder if there are older lists or if the writers of Breaker High really are smarter than they seem.

Any insight? I might just get desperate and click on all those links if I'm bored. Are there people here that made their lists before July 2004?

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stupendous badass

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from: uproar
date: Aug. 8th, 2005 10:36 pm (UTC)
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I'd be really interested to figure out who originally came up with the idea too.


I added this post to the community's memories, too, for future reference.

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I carry a log--yes. Is it funny to you?

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from: shinyredtype
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)
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I am 99% certain that Triplux is the originator of the list. I created mine relatively early on, and recall posts on the Triplux site to the effect of his 101 idea catching on.

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stupendous badass

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from: uproar
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)
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I've actually emailed him, and he points out on his website that he didn't originate the list, although he did write the text for the criteria which a lot of people use with their lists. His site is definitely one of the sources for the massive growth of the 101 in 1001 phenomenon though.

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Aliki

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from: aliki
date: Aug. 9th, 2005 03:43 pm (UTC)
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This ring for "101 things in 1001 days" was started on Sept 10, 2003.

http://www.ringsurf.com/netring?action=info&ring=101in1001

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101 ideas

from: ext_44436
date: May. 4th, 2007 08:48 pm (UTC)
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This is a good idea, I translate to spanish and put it in my spanish blog. Hope turns ok.

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101 in 1001 from Sept 20th, 2002

from: anonymous
date: Sep. 5th, 2007 03:53 am (UTC)
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For what it is worth, back on September 20th, 2002 I started a "101 in 1001" for my blog, tripledoubleyou.com. If you check web.archive.org you'll see it on the "Sept 23rd 2002" archived page. Here's a link to the archived page:

http://web.archive.org/web/20021004042655/www.tripledoubleyou.com/blogs/main/archives/001727.html#001727

- Jeremiah

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Lara

Re: 101 in 1001 from Sept 20th, 2002

from: adorn
date: Sep. 5th, 2007 03:56 am (UTC)
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That's so weird. I was just looking at that page, literally one minute ago. But I'm wondering, did you get the idea from Breaker High too? Because that episode aired January 1998.

Yours is the first one I can find on the internet anyway.

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