The Keepers of Lists
are an ancient and secretive
order of monks who got bored of practicing Gregorian Chants
and instead took as their sacred calling, the grand responsibility of maintaining "the lists
". Lists were submitted by apostles
all over the world. The Keepers allowed their apostles to vote on list items & submit new lists in order to develop the funniest David Letterman
style Top 10
(and more) lists available on the internet today
and for all time.
The order went into seclusion
in late 1996. The website
the bears their name is presented in honor of the brothers & sisters of the original Order of the Keepers of Lists. It is the goal of the new brotherhood to re-establish the grand traditions
of the order and do justice to the memory of the founding Keepers.
In honor of the original Keepers of Lists, they maintain an archive of the Ancient Lists from the original website (found -after exhaustive searches
- on dusty scrolls (lost to the world, not quite as long as the Dead Sea Scrolls
) tucked away in the dark corners of the Internet.
The order of the Keepers of Lists
can be found at: http://www.keepersoflists.org
PS: The monks are a fun loving bunch that manage to find excuses
to party all the time
, drinking great quantities of mead
while stuffing their faces with mutton
. Come hang out for a while. The door to the monastery
is always open.