The Definitive Ranking of Girl Scout Cookies

Girl Scout Cookies are "just" cookies like the Manhattan Project was "just" a chemistry experiment. And it's in that spirit that today, this very frigid Friday afternoon, we settle, once and for all, which kind is best. Unequivocally. » 2/20/15 5:20pm 2/20/15 5:20pm

The Greatest Spies In Pop Culture, Ranked

If you believe fiction, spies are everywhere. You cannot turn around without bumping into someone in a wig, armed with a gun masquerading as a tasteful pair of earrings, and carrying secret plans in microdot form. There are so many, we decided to rank them. » 2/12/15 12:10pm 2/12/15 12:10pm

Members of the Baby-Sitters Club, Ranked

Ann M. Martin, author of the much-beloved Baby-Sitters Club books, recently revealed in an interview with Elle that her favorite character is Kristy: "I feel she set the series in motion." With all due respect to Ms. Martin, the staff of Jezebel disagrees. Here is a very scientific ranking of all the babysitters, from… » 10/09/14 4:10pm 10/09/14 4:10pm

Gawker Media Sites, Ranked: A Reader-Submitted Ranking

From time to time, Gawker's Rankings section is pleased to present rankings submitted by its readers and fans. Today, we bring you "Gawker Media Sites, Ranked," by one Joe Mayes. — Ed. » 10/02/14 4:07pm 10/02/14 4:07pm

A Comprehensive List of Foods That Look Like Dicks, Ranked

You know it, I know it and even your great-aunt Marlene who wears too much powder knows it: Some foods look like dicks. Delicious edible penises. Culinary cock. So let's just all be grown-ups about it and rank them. Because that's what grown-ups do when they're not busy crying themselves to sleep. » 9/12/14 2:40pm 9/12/14 2:40pm

Every Episode of Friends, Ranked

Twenty years ago this month, Friends—one of the greatest sitcoms ever—debuted on NBC. Today, one of the greatest lists ever—an exhaustive and definitive ranking of every Friends episode—debuts on Gawker. From worst to best, here are all 236 episodes: » 9/03/14 10:00am 9/03/14 10:00am

Home Improvement Shows, Ranked

It's 75 degrees, the air smells like crispy meats, blackberry vines are being total dickheads in my flower beds, and all my neighbors are outside drilling and weedwhacking and hammering approximately 14 hours per fucking day. It must be my favorite time of year—ALMOST SUMMER!—and all I want to do is a goddamn sunny… » 6/03/14 4:20pm 6/03/14 4:20pm

Jezebel's Hot 100: The Men We Love, Ranked

This week, Maxim magazine revealed its annual list of the hottest 100 women Maxim editorial assistants could find this year and arbitrarily ranked them based on a top secret sexability formula made with 11 herbs and spices. Here at Jezebel, we're above that superficial bullshit* and have fashioned a similarly… » 5/20/14 5:10pm 5/20/14 5:10pm

Every Character in Mean Girls, Ranked

Today is the 10th anniversary of the release of Mean Girls, which means—and I'm sorry to break it to you like this—you are hella elderly. On the upside, though, Mean Girls almost completely holds up, and still watches like a semi-masterpiece (even if Tina Fey has some squicky race and slut-shamey issues and the script… » 4/30/14 6:20pm 4/30/14 6:20pm

A Handy State-By-State Ranking of Dick Size

A condom company has lovingly compiled a state-by-state ranking of dick size based on sales of large-sized condoms. Congratulations, North Dakota (Dickota?). Condolences, Mississippi. » 12/03/13 2:50pm 12/03/13 2:50pm

The Great American Menu: Foods Of The States, Ranked And Mapped

What are the United States' best regional foodstuffs? Its worst? These are the questions that bedevil the mind of man—but no longer! For here, we have ranked them. Rigorously scientific (not), ardently researched (nope), and scrupulously fair (not even a little bit): this is the Great American Menu! » 10/17/13 2:36pm 10/17/13 2:36pm

Who's the Best, Most Badass Witch in All of Pop Culture?

Witches are having a pop culture moment, says everyone in the universe. Witches are currently more popular than Congress (but still less popular than dog poop, which is surprisingly well-regarded by Americans). NY Daily News wrote an article about the ubiquity of the witch, and, as a bonus, it sounds as though it… » 10/09/13 4:50pm 10/09/13 4:50pm

Massachusetts Girl Is Awesome at Chess, Probably the Real-Life Ender

A nine-year-old girl in Massachusetts is way better at chess than you will probably ever be in your entire life. Her name is Carissa Yip, and after only three years of playing chess, she already in the 94th percentile of the 51,000 players registered with the U.S. chess federation. Sure, there might be some… » 7/28/13 6:00pm 7/28/13 6:00pm

High School Rankings Are Bullshit

Irked by those pervasive "Best High School" rankings but can't put a finger on why? John Tierney's damning Atlantic piece on how the indexes reinforce the worst tendencies in our education system explains it all. » 5/28/13 6:45pm 5/28/13 6:45pm

Coincidentally, The Best Countries For Women Are A Bit Chilly


A new ranking by Newsweek/Daily Beast reveals which countries are the best and worst places for women to live. Using data from 165 countries, they based their rankings on five categories: "treatment under the law, workforce participation, political power, and access to education and health care." And without further… » 9/27/11 5:25pm 9/27/11 5:25pm