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

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from: shinyredtype
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:42 am (UTC)

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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from: uproar
date: Aug. 12th, 2006 02:55 am (UTC)

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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