Scary things you learn on Facebook + random musings

4 Sep

So, I’m trolling around Facebook on a lazy afternoon and I see a list.

Top music in Tupelo.

Facebook takes all the folks in each network (like say, the Tupelo network, the North Pontotoc network, the MSU network, etc), tallies their favorite things, and calls them stats.

So, here’s a list of the top 5 music in Tupelo, per the Tupelo folks on Facebook.

1) Rap
2) Country
3) R&B
4) Hinder
5) Gospel

Everything you wanted to know about Tupelo, ladies and gentlemen, is right there in those five little words.
The rest of the top 10 explains further: Nickelback, The Fray and “rock” all finish out the list.

It’s interesting to note, by the way, that of those in the Tupelo network, 37 percent are female, 30 percent are male and a whopping 33 percent is “none listed.”

The books are rather pitiful – while a few good reads are listed (The Bible, Harry Potter), the tenth favorite book isn’t one at all. Instead, it’s “Don’t Read.” Wow.

I decided to look up my other network, Ole Miss, and compare. The music listings are pretty different.

1) Jack Johnson
2) Coldplay
3) Country
4) Rap
5) The Beatles

And, yet again, everything you need to know about Ole Miss are in those top 5.

I feel better about Ole Miss for this reason alone: 44 percent are female, 41 percent are male, and only 15 percent are none listed. Whew.

Here are the top TV shows and movies for Tupelo and Ole Miss, in case you’re interested.

Movies – Ole Miss
1) “Wedding Crashers”
2) “The Notebook”
3) “Old School”
4) “Blow”
5) “Anchorman”

TV shows – Ole Miss
1) “Grey’s Anatomy”
2) “Family Guy”
3) “Friends”
4) “House”
5) “Entourage”

Movies – Tupelo
1) “The Notebook”
2) “Dirty Dancing”
3) “Wedding Crashers”
4) “Remember the Titans”
5) “Friday”

TV – Tupelo
1) “Family Guy”
2) “CSI”
3) “House”
4) “American Idol”
5) “Grey’s Anatomy”

In other news (hence the “random musings”), I saw two very good movies this weekend I’d like to recommend to anyone with a DVD player.

The first was “Hot Fuzz” (courtesy of Jeff). Hands down, one of the best movies I’ve seen in a very, very long time. It’s a spoof on cop movies – need I say more?

Here’s the “Hot Fuzz” trailer. (hhmm, does the swan situation remind you of anyone?)

The second is “Little Children.” When I told my mom about it, I likened it to “In the Bedroom.” It’s a great movie, but hard to watch at times. And you can’t say you technically enjoyed it, but you’re glad you saw it. Then I found out the same guy that directed “In the Bedroom” also directed this. Hm.
It’s also kind of like “Closer,” only you might feel a little cleaner after watching this than you do after watching “Closer.”

Here’s the “Little Children” trailer.

In short: Watch “Hot Fuzz” when you want to be put in a good mood, and watch “Little Children” when you’re feeling very serious. Either way, they’re both terrific.

2 Responses to “Scary things you learn on Facebook + random musings”

  1. Daniel Lee September 14, 2007 at 2:07 pm #

    I am shocked…. truly shocked…. that judging by the cultural landscape of Lee County… that “Days of Thunder” was not in the top 5 movie list.

    I can’t tell you how many people I’ve met that think Days of Thunder represents the highwater mark of cinema.

  2. sheenabarnett September 16, 2007 at 10:31 am #

    So true!…lol

    Thanks 🙂

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