The Official List of the Best Things in Existence

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The term “The best thing since sliced bread” has been around in popular English vernacular since before anyone can accurately recall. The phrase is used to describe anything thought to be great, and is used thoughtlessly. Since the dawn of time, a list has been inscribed in the history of the cosmos of the best things ever, an Official List of the Best Things in Existence.

This is not to be confused with the list of Greatest Inventions, as this list covers not only inventions but ideas, discoveries, people and yes, Virginia, even countries. What follows is The Official List of the Best Things in Existence in its entirety.

Timeline of the Best Things Ever[edit]

Antitheism[edit]

Timelessness-Contemporary Times

Although some people disagree, we really should reject religion.

The Universe[edit]

13.82 Billion BC-4 billion BC

The Universe is great.

The Universe is our only home.

Oxygen[edit]

4 billion BC-60 million BC

In the beginning, Optimus Prime made the heavens and the earth, and a bunch of other boring shit that everyone takes for granted. Yadda yadda yadda, and then He made life. This life promptly died within the first few minutes of making, no matter how many times He tried to make it. Eventually, He realized that the life He created couldn’t breathe, and so He invented oxygen, which allowed life to flourish.

Optimus Prime then realized that, according to the list, He had created something even more important than himself, and went into seclusion for 4 billion years and running. His last words were reportedly “Yeah, well, I was on the list the longest, and nothing’s going to take that record from me! Not even your mom.”

You know what? There’s no way to prove him wrong.

Monkeys[edit]

The highest point of evolution

60 million BC-45 million BC

The life on Earth known as ‘dinosaur’ began to die, and so humans stepped up to claim their position as the greatest species on planet earth. They survived the alien death rays that killed off the dinosaurs, and as such, they celebrated. They threw such a wild party that creation itself took notice of them, and inscribed homo sapiens on the Official List of the Best Things in Existence. Of course, this was BEFORE it found out what man had left flaming on it's front doorstep. After that, it was just too late.

Language[edit]

Behold the power of language!

45 million BC-20 million BC

Language was discovered exactly in the year of 45000000 BC when, moving rocks from one big pile of rocks to another large pile of rocks, an unnamed caveman dropped a rock on his foot and uttered the pivotal first word: “Moog”. Modern scholars have extensively studied this word and, going through all root languages, cite the modern translation of “Moog” to be “Fuck my toe”. Language has several branches on the Official List of the Best Things in Existence, which are listed under three separate entries.

Punctuation[edit]

20 million BC-15 million BC

Doubtlessly, modern scholars and English majors would notice the implications of the modern translation of the word “Moog”. Did the anonymous caveman want someone to attempt sexual intercourse with his toe? In 40,000,000 BC, however, this problem would be eradicated until the 1990’s, when punctuation was invented. Periods, commas, question marks, semicolons, weird things like ΅ that no one would ever really use, and exclamation points would enter language, finally allowing people to differentiate sentences. Thus, “Moog” was promptly amended to “Moog!” which translates into “Fuck! My toe!”

Singing[edit]

15 million BC-14 million BC

The first musical, 2 Guys, a Girl and a Brontosaurus* was performed 35,000,000 BC, and the world has never been the same. So pleasing were the sudden discoveries of things like tone, pitch, and screaming angst that in some cultures, notably the Watusi tribe in what is now modern-day Kenya, the tone deaf were put to death for their displeasing warblings.

*Interesting Historical Fact #1: This musical is also accredited as being the first musical about both beastiality and foursomes.

Saying Things While Belching[edit]

14 million BC-13 million BC

Recorded history shows that on December 20, 14000000 BC, Grok Ingersoll belched in mid-sentence, yet talked right through out the gaseous emission. His fellow tribesmen found this so hilarious that they rolled on the ground laughing for a solid half hour. For the next five million years, saying things while belching was considered the funniest joke ever. This tradition carries on in the noble Canadian national sport, Saying the Alphabet While Belching, and the Afghani national sport, Burping for Allah to Get a Blessing from Him.

The Wheel[edit]

In the year 2000, wheels proved to be useful no longer.

13 million BC-5 million BC

The wheel was first invented in the year of 13000000 BC and was primarily used for hunting. Early hunters would roll large rock wheels down hills, hoping to hit various animals for dinner. This practice, of course, was the precursor to hitting deer in your car.

This method of hunting became so vital to many early peoples that it replaced language on the Official List of the Best Things in Existence.

Evolution[edit]

The evolutionary tree

5 million BC-4,000 BC

Right about 5,000,000 BC, humans finally lost their tails. This was seen as a good thing, as tails often carried bugs and diseases. Not to mention, they hindered primitive fashion considerably with their unseemly bulges. Evolution was thought up and glorified, and for nearly 5,000,000 years this was hailed as the greatest thing since the wheel. Evolution doesn't always work however: Michael Jackson has still not evolved a Penis or basic accounting skills.

Beer[edit]

4,000 BC-3,000 BC

Like we even need to say anything here. Beer was first invented by the Egyptians, so let’s all raise a glass to those geniuses of drinks.

Opium and Cheese Sandwiches[edit]

3000 BC

When Oda Nobunaga was eating lunch with a retarded, schizophrenic albino hillbilly and a cyclops with psychosis, he accidentally spilled some of his opiates into the youngster's string-cheese and ritalin sandwich. It was that day that the greatest damn thing to ever meet sliced bread was born. Opium and cheese sandwiches are also produced as byproducts during the cellular respiration of neo-conservatives, as well as various mollusks and arthropods..

Boats[edit]

3,000 BC-2,900 BC

Let’s be honest here: Even with beer and wheels and no tails, life in the Old World was crowded and smelly. Luckily, several brave adventurers noticed the large bodies of water that would later be known as the Mediterranean Sea, the Pacific Ocean, the Caspian Sea, and Isaac’s Swimming Pool in his Back Yard. They noticed how wood floated on water and, together, hypothesized how they could use this to transport themselves across the waters. Finally, in 3,000 BC, they built the first boat and set out for new lands (Although the graphics were not as good as Halo 2).

History doesn’t record these early ventures, because they all failed, but it was the thought that counts, right?

Getting Boats Right[edit]

A boat that worked

2,900 BC-1,500 BC

Nearly 100 years after the first boat was made, the first successful boat was made, and the Vikings sailed from Europe to America, where they married the Indians and never came back. This amazing feat was accomplished by removing the hole in the bottom of the boat that was commonly used as a drain for the toilet. Luckily, they left blueprints, and the nautical world was forever conquered.

The first Pirate was born, and along with that the first Ninja was born as well. The Pirates used boats for Piracy, and the Ninjas used boats to travel to other nations and then flip out and start killing people with their crazy Ninja Skills.

Sandals[edit]

1,500 BC-47 BC

Sandals were a universal godsend, as nearly every culture on Earth discovered them around the same time, all giving positive reviews. The ancient Hebrews said “Whether wandering in the desert for forty years, running from our captors or defeating our would-be oppressors, sandals keep our feet comfortable.” The popular Roman advertisements claimed “Sandals: JVST DO IT!” Even the Japanese, on the other side of the world, noted “The sandal prevents our feet from turning hard and calloused like that of a dog.”

Caesar's Mom[edit]

47 BC-42 BC

One year after the crowning of Julius Caesar, an April Fool's prank was played, where Caesar's Mom was named "The Best Thing Since Sandals". Caesar himself was even sent an anonymous telegram, reading "Dvde, yovr mom is hot as fvck". Before fighting to their deaths, gladiators were required to sing along in a rousing rendition of "Caesar's Mom Has Got it Going On".

Caesar was not amused, but as it was already written on the list, there was nothing he could do about it. He publicly decried the appointment of his mother as one of the Best Things Ever and threatened to crucify whoever was discovered to have started this prank.

In 46 BC, Caesar was sent another note, reading "Cæsar, lighten vp! Wovld it be better if we said 'Yovr mother looks like a common whore, and she smells like she has ivst svrvived a battle with the lions'?"

Many were suspected of starting the joke, among the possible culprits are:

No one was ever convicted, however.

Sandals 2: Electric Boogaloo[edit]

42 BC-1 AD

Following Caesar’s assassination in 42 BC, the joke about his mom being one of the Best Things Ever was thought to be in crude taste (because the old slut was wrinkly like a raisin, her tits being so saggy that she could tie them together), and sandals were once again named the Best Thing Ever. Critics said that this reign was just a tired retread of all the jokes and characters found in the original appointment of sandals, however.

Money[edit]

Money is what you need.

1 AD-33 AD

Money lets us trade without killing each other.

Interesting Shapes in the Clouds[edit]

What everyone wished for, shapes in the clouds.

33 AD-668 AD

Six years after Jesus died, clouds started having interesting shapes instead of the usual triangles. Everyone was happy because of that.

The Printing Press[edit]

668 AD-1492 AD

The printing press* was invented in 668 and revolutionized the world of reading. The first books printed were the Guttenberg Bible, the real Bible, William Shakespeare’s cult classic Hamlet, and John Milton’s Paradise Island. So successful were sales that the Book Publishers Association of Europe lobbied for the printing press to be included on the list. It was, of course. ‘Cause you’re reading about it now. Duh.

*Interesting Historical Fact #2: This website was made with a printing press! Wow, isn’t that neat, kids?

Columbus, America, and Other Assorted Bullshit[edit]

1492 AD-1776 AD

The year 1492 gave us several great things. First, it gave us a new addition onto the list, one that covers several areas in one. It also gave us the discovery of America, which unfortunately would turn out to be the beginning of the end of mankind. Christopher Columbus, the director of the first two Harry Potter films, became a household name two solid years before the first house was ever built. He had been just another underground explorer waiting for his big break in showbizness along side his three stripper-wives, Nina, Pinta, and the Santa Clause Marina. (The second of which, Pinta, was named after her father's '72 Ford Pinto.) In honor of his big break, his three stripper-wives sang this now famous schoolboy rhyme, “In fourteen hundred ninety-two, Columbus sailed the ocean blue”. However, the original verse included the now-forgotten second couplet of “In fourteen hundred ninety-six/Columbus gave the Indians syphilis”. Oh, and Halley’s Comet was discovered, too. And third, 1492 also gave us an enourmous aural pleasure when Captain James C. Vangelis tried out his bagpipe when landing with his crew in the New York harbour. After all, the discovery of America wasn't such a difficult thing to do. Imagine Columbus could see the Twin Towers and the Statue of Liberty from far, far away. Besides, GPS was common already then.

Homosexuality[edit]

1776 AD-1865 AD

No, this is so interesting, how can something so old be the Best Thing in Existance in 1776? Well, lets talk about the gay couple John and Abagail Adams, famous American gays. Later, in Spanish California, Oscar Wilde invented gayness and spread its popularity there. In 1812, everyone in NYC died and got replaced by gay people. Thomas Jefferson hung the Manly Lisa on his wall in 1819. Now is that cool or what?

Every Piece of Southern Literature Ever Written[edit]

1865 AD-1927 AD

In 1865, the smash novel Gone with Jane of Green Heights was published. This book is the only book ever written about the height of life in the south, before it was destroyed, rebuilt, and repopulated with inbreeders. It is the only surviving record of an Alabama with graduate students, without "smokes", and a gene pool that doesn't completly invert.

1927[edit]

1927 AD

1927 is known as the greatest year ever. Not because of the technology though, because it wasn't that good back then. It was because aliens were about to invade Earth. However, a meteor shower happened at the same time and killed all the aliens. It was also pretty to see all the alien spaceships getting blown up. This led to inspiration to many science fiction books and movies like Star Wars when Han Solo arrives in time to help Luke Skywalker blow up the Death Star.

Curiously, 1927 also holds the record for the shortest amount of time at the top of the list. However, this is only due to the fact that on April 19, that another thing in the Official List of the Best Things in Existence took record as the best thing. . .

Sliced Bread[edit]

1927 AD- 1997 AD

Ah, sliced bread. Where would we be without you? I’ll tell you, still risking staph infections from slicing our own rye loafs, that’s where! Sliced bread took all the danger out of the American kitchen, reduced the amount of time it took the average person to prepare themselves a delicious snack, and helped stores get more money easily since people would buy a lot of those.

Pirates and ninjas both thought sliced bread was a good idea, so they started buying it and people started listening to what they had to say. The pirates and ninjas were united by Orion Blastar when he formed the Psycho Friends Network in 1995. This was after the Pirates versus Ninjas wars.

Professional Wrestling[edit]

1997 AD-2002 AD

Erm. . . Actually, we’re still trying to work out how professional wrestling got on the list. Granted, if it’s on here, then it must be for a reason, and there’s no way to erase something from the list. We’ve got scientists and lawyers working on it. Trust me.

Notable additions to the world:

Eminem (Disputed)[edit]

Eminem: Champion of civil rights and cosmic disputes

2002 AD—2005 AD

On Eminem’s 2002 hit single Without Me, he clearly states that he is the “best thing since wrestling”, thereby adding himself to the list. Many followers of the list shake their heads and raise a public outcry.

The Dispute[edit]

Critics of Eminem’s inclusion on the list point to the fact that he added himself to the list, which isn’t allowed (unless you're a Jedi or a superhero). Furthermore, they prove that it doesn’t really count, as historians are still searching for why professional wrestling was added to the list, and no new additions should take place until people at least know why the previous holder of the title is there.

LL Cool J released an album called The Greatest Of All Time, which knocks Eminem's rather lame boast into a cocked hat.

This person is allowed to add himself to this list, but he didn't.

Yahoo Video Search[edit]

2005 AD-2013 AD

Not much explanation is needed for this one. An Internet search for free video porn? And you can search for whatever type of porn you want: grannies, trannies, live donkey sex, dead donkey sex, practically anything!

Another Dispute[edit]

Historians have still not figured out why professional wrestling was added to The Official List of the Best Things in Existence, but the Board of Additions to the Official List of the Best Things in Existence says, "Fuck the 'No Additions to the List Until Historians Figure Out Why the Previous Item Was Added' rule!", so the addition stands, unless you're a stubborn historian, in which case, the Board of Additions to the Official List of the Best Things in Existence tells you to bugger off.

Angry Birds[edit]

2013 AD - present

A couple of finns got bored to death and wanted to create some game featuring a few wingless birds with no legs chasing some weird looking green pigs while firing from a slingshot. Who thought a little mobile game could turned into a major thing around the world, spreading major fandom and merchandise all over the place. Even some movies have been turned into birds. What do you expect, at least one out of the next 10 people you'll bump into will have something Angry Birds related on them (no matter if they got the game, draws stuff related to Angry Birds, to wearing clothes), or if you step into a store, 9 times out of 8, you'll see something Angry Birds related. If you're wondering what they're going to come up with next, you'll never know.

Well, talk about things going to the birds

The Future of the List[edit]

Who knows what’ll be next on the list? A new advancement in technology? Moon bases? Edible n00bs? The End of the Internet as we know it? A space pirate ninjas from 4096 named Orion Blastar who likes to time travel? Anything could be added to the list. Even youHumanity waits in collective reverence of the Best Things Ever come before, and in awe of the next Best Thing Ever to present itself. It’ll be great.

Footnote[edit]

¹ But not likely!

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