100 Things That Are Orange, Ranked

This morning we had this fantastic idea to rank every orange thing. We knew it’d keep our minds sharp while I avoided thinking about my life and we all went nuts with anticipation regarding the impending release of Orange is the New Black Season Two. Now it’s dark outside! Where does the time go?

Here are 100 Orange Things, ranked very loosely and often arbitrarily but usually very deliberately. We eagerly await your feedback in the comments.

100 Things That Are Orange, Ranked



100. Annoying Orange

“It’s the worst youtube thing to ever become an actual TV thing.”

Laneia, Executive Editor



99. Garfield from the movies

“Garfield in the movies is the worst.”

 Forever Intern Grace


98. Burning Fires Of Hell

This is where gay people go when they die. Sorry IT’S TRUE.


97. Road Work Ahead Sign

This is your warning that in about three minutes, you’re gonna be miserable for the next three hours.


96. Terror Alert Level Orange

Seems serious.


95. Carrot Top




94. Super Plus Tampax Tampons

Sometimes it felt like you are ramming an entire roll of paper towels up there and the cardboard was so slippery and the packaging was so bulky and thank g-d for ob.


93. Bad Spray Tan Situations

This keeps coming up so I’m going with it.



92. Mario Batali’s crocs

Rachel says it’s his “thing.”


91. Orange Idle Notification in G-Chat

Red and green have definitions, orange could mean anything!


florida postcard

90. Florida In General

“Florida is a swamp, because of this it has quite a fertile landscape for the growth of oranges. People are really proud of Florida oranges and think they make Florida a special place. I used to have one in my backyard, but then it died after my mom died. This could have been a metaphorical thing, or it could have been because then nobody took care of the orange tree anymore. The license plate in Florida also prominently features an orange.”

– Chelsey, Editorial Assistant

89. Buffalo Wings

I just can’t with these.



88. Kosher For Passover Orange Slice Situations

If I wanted to eat something orange during passover, I’d eat one of those weird/DELICIOUS kosher marshmallows, you know?



87. Circus Peanuts

What is this fresh hell.

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86. Hooters

Once upon a time I went to Hooters with my frat boy boyfriend on our way to the porn store and he told me I should work at Hooters and I said my boobs weren’t big enough and he said that I could always wear a padded push-up bra or else I could get implants if I wanted to. Like I didn’t have to, because I was already perfect obviously, but you know, if I wanted to. Reader: I didn’t want to.


this isn’t my hair, this is just a picture i found on the internet


85. My hair every time I try to dye it blonde myself

Me: “Janet, just tell me what you think, honestly.”
My Friend Janet: “Anyone who told you that your hair looks good is trying to sabotage your life. You look like — like — a shiny copper penny! But it’s not even like, even!”



84. Garfield in the comic strips

tbh I think he’s a little played out.



83. Cantaloupe

Sorry I know a lot of people claim to like this shit but it really annoys me when I get a fruit salad and it’s almost all melon.

82. Traffic Cones




81. Cheetos

Cheetos are good because they are delicious, but they are also bad because they are filled with terrible chemicals that will eat your stomach lining from the inside and turn you into a goblin.



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80. Orange Soda

“I don’t like soda, any soda, so I don’t like orange soda, but the overpowering and dangerous media messaging of Kenan & Kel convinced me for years that I was depriving myself of something really life-changing. I’m over it now it’s fine.”

– Rachel, Senior Editor



79. Hazmat Suits

This is what they wore to dig the dead body out of my apartment, I believe. (Don’t worry, it was like six years ago.)


78. Pennies

Did you know that in Canada pennies are illegal?


vitamin-c77. Vitamin C

Remember that song “Graduation (Friends Forever)”? Did you know that Vitamin C has her own Tommy Hilfiger lipstick color inspired by her signature orange hair? Honestly I’ll never know how you answered either of those questions, but I will forever wonder.




76. Life Vests

Life vests are great because they rescue you from drowning and give you something to lean on if you are hanging out in your canoe. They are also bulky and uncomfortable, but not as uncomfortable as being dead at the bottom of the ocean.



75. “the gigantic container of utz cheese balls that you can buy at costco”



74. Doritos

I wasn’t sure if Doritos would be considered good or bad, but Yvonne & Rachel both said they would be considered “good,” so this is where they ended up.


73. The Gates At Central Park

lol remember when this happened



72. A Clockwork Orange

This book is really brilliant and amazing and also SUPER f*cked up and disturbing. I read it like three times when I was fourteen, that’s why I’m so weird now.


71. Peanut Butter Crackers

Once upon a time, I ate these every day. It was a really special time for my overall health. #neverforget


70. Ernie

The thing about Ernie is that he is a child so Bert and Ernie can’t actually be gay lovers. I wrote about this once, back before I got into serious journalism like this list.


69. The Sacral Chakra

Laneia copy/pasted this to me:

Location: The center of the abdomen

Color: Orange

Parts of the body: Reproductive system, sexual organs, lumbar plexus

Endocrine gland: Gonads

Sense: Sense of taste, appetite

Consciousness: This chakra is associated with the parts of the consciousness concerned with food and sex. It is about the body’s communication to the Being inside, about what the body wants and needs, and what it finds pleasurable. The person’s ability to have children is also associated with this chakra. If there is not a clear relationship with the element of water, associated with this chakra, the person’s relationship with water is a reflection of their relationship with the parts of their consciousness associated with this chakra, i.e. food, sex, or having children. This chakra is also associated with the emotional body, and the person’s willingness to feel their emotions.


68. Orange & Black Muscle Cars

“Hey orange and black muscle cars are pure sex. You had sex right then just from thinking about them. OR MAYBE I JUST LIKE DYKES IN MUSCLE CARS AND BOLD COLOR CHOICES? Don’t worry about it. But seriously an orange 1967 Shelby Mustang is straight up sex, you guys.”

Laneia, Executive Editor

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67. Hayley Williams’ Hair

This person is in the band Paramore and her hair sure is orange!


66. Goldfish, the fish



65. Goldfish, the cracker



64. The Orange Properties in Monopoly

“The Mediterranean Avenue and Baltic Avenue are the least-landed-upon properties, while the orange properties (St. James Place, NY Avenue, and Tennessee Ave.) are the most, due to their proximity to Jail, making them the most lucrative monopoly in the game. Acquiring the orange monopoly gives you a very high probability of winning.”



63. David the Gnome’s Fox

I think Rachel has a weird definition of “orange” but I’m gonna roll with it anyhow.

“David the Gnome was a show about tiny gnome people united with adorable woodland creatures against large, scary trolls. One of David’s key allies was a helpful fox named Swift, who carried David about on his back like a little king of the forest. If I were ever going to be carried on the back of a woodland creature, it would definitely be this fox. ”

– Rachel, Senior Editor


62. Home Depot

“Home depot, the great electric orange experiment in home-based self-determination, where the availability and helpfulness of the staff is inversely proportionate to the square footage of the store.”

Marni, former Home Depot employee and A-Camp Co-Director


61. Kraft Macaroni & Cheese

Because sometimes you just have to be like, “f*ck it.”


60. Orange Bell Peppers

The dark horse of the bell pepper family.



59. This Cat Kate Used To Live With

This is Orlando, who I lived with in Philadelphia. He is a special cat who may or may not also be a dinosaur of some sort, based on the noises and faces he liked to make.”

Kate, Contributing Editor


Blogger-Logo58. Blogger

Without which none of us would be here today.



57. Butternut Squash Soup

There are actually SO many good orange soups out there that you should try, for example Carrot Ginger Soup and Pumpkin Soup! This is really just one of many, I want to be sure I get that message across.



56. Creamsicles

They’re so delicious!



55. Monarch Butterflies

They’re so pretty in the air and all over!



54. The Golden Gate Bridge

I thought the Golden Gate Bridge was red, but apparently it is painted “International Orange.” You learn something new every dang day!


53. Chicken Tikka Masala

I know it’s predictable but I think it’s predictable for a reason and that reason is; “it is good.”



52. Beeker the Muppet




51. “Finding Nemo”

“I cried at Finding Nemo, and I’m only about 7% embarrassed to admit it, and my crying was only about 67% due to Ellen Degeneres’ portrayal of Dory. How much of my crying was due to Marlin’s being orange? That’s for me to know and you to find out by watching Finding Nemo again on your own and, let’s be honest, crying.”

Rachel, Senior Editor



50. Persimmons

“Persimmons are a smallish fruit that you can cut into pieces and put in your mouth and you will be so happy you did!”

Rachel, Senior Editor

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