The List: Top 10 Macs

From the July 17, 2014 edition

With Canadian singer-songwriter Mac DeMarco coming to Skully’s this week, we’re counting down our favorite Macs ever. (We had to disqualify our editor Justin McIntosh due to professional conflicts, but he knows we love him.)

10. Big Mac

The iconic McDonald’s burger is more than 40 years old, but everyone, every now and again, gets an odd craving for this two all-beef patties, special sauce slathered monstrosity.

9. Macintosh computers

Let’s settle the Mac vs. PC debate. For ease of use and great product design, once you go Mac, you never go back.

8. Little Mac

As your avatar in “Mike Tyson’s Punch Out,” Little Mac — despite his diminutive stature — held his own with the world’s top fighters. We always got special enjoyment out of kicking Soda Popinski’s ass; he was a total tool. 

7. Mac’s Café

The Short North haunt has been slinging suds and pub grub for years. If you haven’t had their scotch egg, drop everything and go to Mac’s now. No seriously, drop everything now.

6. Fleetwood Mac

Rumours. That is all.

5. Cindy “Mac” Mackenzie

Veronica Mars’ computer-hacker bestie proved to be a valuable part of the mystery-solving team and a great friend.

4. R.P. McMurphy

The protagonist of “One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest” — indelibly portrayed by Jack Nicholson on film — was known as Mac to his friends when he led the insurrection against Nurse Ratched.

3. Bernie Mac

This Chicago-born standup comedian was truly one of the best of all-time. You’re missed, Bernie.

2. Mac ’n cheese

The term “comfort food” may be obnoxious and overused, but the best example still hits the spot every time, especially if you’ve moved on from the boxed Kraft stuff.

1. Mac from “Always Sunny”

To become the muscle in the gang on “It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia,” Mac had to reinvent himself — wearing a duster — after being stuck with Ronald McDonald as his true name.  And let’s give Mac credit where credit’s due — he invented the Dick Towel! Pure genius.