Your Five Friday Lists for January 3–7

Let’s rank stuff!

Will Leitch
3 min readJan 7, 2022


In our never-ending search for a Friday rubric we can stick with, we’re going to rank five things, every Friday. We will attempt to stick to rankings of things that have some sort of connection to the news of that week, but we can’t guarantee anything. Want us to rank something? Put it in the responses, or email us at

Bad Things That Happened on January 6 in the Last 10 Years

  1. The Capitol Insurrection (2021)
  2. Gold Mine Collapse in Afghanistan Kills 40 (2019)
  3. Twenty-Six Killed in Suicide Bombing in Damascus (2012)
  4. Five Killed at Mass Shooting at Fort Lauderdale Airport (2017)
  5. Marina Ginesta Died (2014)

Other highlights include 1994 (Nancy Kerrigan attacked), 1993 (Dizzy Gillespie died) and 1960 (National Airlines Flight 2511 bombing).

Peter Bogdanovich Movies (the Ones I’ve Seen, Anyway)

  1. The Last Picture Show (1971)
  2. Paper Moon (1973)
  3. What’s Up, Doc? (1972)
  4. Mask (1985)
  5. Daisy Miller (1974)
  6. The Thing Called Love (1993)
  7. Texasville (1990)
  8. Noises Off (1992)
  9. She’s Funny That Way (2014)
  10. To Sir With Love II (1996)
  11. Hustle (2004)

From one of the great American movies of all time to a truly wretched ESPN movie in which Tom Sizemore played Pete Rose … quite a journey!

Netflix Shows That You Know Are Probably Good But Just Never Got Around To, Sorry, Life’s Really Busy



Will Leitch

I write about these tumultuous times 2x a week. Author of five books, including “How Lucky.” NYMag/MLB.. Founder, Deadspin.