We promised you twenty-four '11 lists' and twenty-four '11 lists' we delivered. A big thanks to Andréa Fernandes who helped keep things in order, and high fives to all our wonderful contributors for their wonderful contributions. I glanced at the stats, and as of this moment, here are the top four stories posted today:
1. The 11 Geekiest Family Portraits Ever, by Jill Harness
2. 11 Soldiers Welcomed Home by Very Happy Dogs, by Andréa Fernandes
3. 11 Sounds Your Kids Have Probably Never Heard, by Kara Kovalchik
4. 11 Women Warriors of World War II, by Miss Cellania
If you'd like to go back and see all 24 lists, here's where we're keeping them.
But Wait! There's More!
I went a little overboard assigning out 11 lists and accepting pitch ideas. In case a few stories didn't get turned in, I wanted to be covered. Of course everyone was decidedly punctual, so now there's a virtual pile of dynamite stuff. Rather than keep posting them tonight — you guys need some rest, as do our servers — here's what we'll do: a new 11 list will be posted at 11:11am and 11:11pm (Eastern) every day until my stockpile runs out.
Hope you enjoyed this. If we didn't set a personal traffic record today, we were close, which takes the sting out of the fact that this day started with my part of a segment on 11/11/11 getting cut from the CBS Early Show, which I'm blaming on Kurt Loder's new book of old movie reviews. (Maybe they can use it on 11/11/2111.)
But anyway, this proves we should do all-hands-on-deck stuff like this more often. If we can't think of anything creative, there's always 12/12/12.