HAPPY 7/11 EVERYONE!!!!!!!!!!!!! I hope you all went and got your free slurpees!!!!!!!!!!! I didn't, sadly enough.......................................
SOOOOO, I went to the Entertainment Weekly website about two seconds ago to check out the article they wrote on the Twilight movie and the one on Stephenie Meyer. I HAD to read these because the cover of the magazine was so horribly disgusting I needed to make sure they got the facts straight in the articles even if they didn't get the cover right AT ALL. So I read the movie one and I'm just like, nothing I didn't know, what ever and the Stephenie Meyer one actually was pretty interesting. And then I see this article, "The 25 Best Books Since 1983." So of course I click on it. 'Cause I like books.
I'm reading this article and it's a countdown backwards and I'm thinking, 'The reason I haven't read any of these books is because the ones I have read (Harry Potter and Twilight series were on my mind as I thought this) must be at the very begining. I get into the top 10, top 5, top 3, still nothing I've ever read! So I think, 'These must all be sophisticated grown-up books or what ever. They don't appreciate the pureness of young people literature.' So I just keep reading and in spot number 2 is Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, which I am currently rereading considering it is my favorite Harry Potter books besides the 7th. I like all of it except that Cedric dies. HE DOESN'T NEED TO DIE! Sorry. Another character dying pissed me off more. A LOT MORE. But I won't spoil it because this person dies in the 7th and I don't want to tell anyone (Dad) who is waiting for the movie comes out (HARRY POTTER AND THE HALF-BLOOD PRINCE: NOVEMBER 21ST!!!!) to find out because they are simply too lazy to read the books which are a million times better. Where was I????? Oh yeah. OK, so at least one Harry Potter book is on the list. But what is number 1???????????? I anxiously click the button and it is revealed to be:
And I'm just like, 'What. Is. That.' Seriosuly, if any of the books on this list were actually good I would have heard of it and read it. Like Frogs and French Kisses which I finished this morning and was a HUMUNGO CLIFF-HANGER!!!!!!!!!! Most buy Spells and Sleeping-Bags....
As I'm finishing up this list I see a link to another list: Pop Culture Classics (The EW 1000)! And I'm all, 'This most be good. 1000? I've probably heard of all of this. By the way, these are all classics made from 1983 or later. So no Wizard of Oz or anything. And I'm basing this on things I've seen/read. I've heard of most of these but I haven't seen all of them based on their PG-13/R ratings. (Dad...) So let's peek into the movies I've seen.
Out of 100 I have seen 9. This is sad, I'm less cultured then I thought. Here's the ones I've seen:
Number 3: Titanic ( I know A LOT of fun facts about that movie. I'd tell but I'm kind of lazy)
Number 5: Toy Story
Number 20: The Lion King
Number 25: Shrek
Number 35: The Incredibles
Number 90: Napolean Dynamite
Number 91: Back to the Future
Number 100: South Park: Bigger, Longer, and Uncut
But the South Park movie was seriously bad. I just watched it with my cousins on New Year's and when I asked why the reply I got was, "So I can tell people I've seen it." I really think some other movies should be on this list. Finding Nemo? Harry Potter? The Little Mermaid??? Really, those three movies should be on it. Number 1 by the way is Pulp Fiction.
OK, I'm not off to a strong start here. I think we should move on to see how cultured I am in another catergory. How about television. I wonder how many of these I've seen. (still out of 100) Scratch that. Change it to how many I watch on a regualr basis.
5. Five of the TV shows on this list I really, really, like and watch on a regular basis. I've seen a lot of them once or twice. A lot of them I really hate (like number 1: The Simpsons. EW!). Seriously, the only shows on this list I really, really, like are:
Number 9: Friends
Number 18: American Idol (I saw the concert! w00t!!!!!!!!!)
Number 53: Will and Grace
Number 62: House
Number 89: Spongebob Squarepants (the older the episode the better, in my opinion)
A bunch of these I've seen, but I don't really like them that much. What ever. So I'm still not that cultured.
I'm moving on to a catergory I KNOW I'm going to fail: Music. I just don't really like modern music. I'll judge this catergory by songs I have/want to get on my iPod. If it's a song I like but never listen to, it doesn't count. I'm taking the plunge...
This is my worst catergory yet! I've only listened to songs from THREE of these albums:
Number 24: Come on Over (Shania Twain)
Number 29: Breakaway (Kelly Clarkson)
Number 80: Back to the Basics (Christinia Aguilera)
You guys are all probably thinking I have really bad taste right now... Well, I'm moving on tot he extended list of books (the 100 list instead 0f 25). I know I at least have one of these...
ONE! I HAVE READ ONE OUT OF 100 OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE PAST 25 YEARS! And the one book I have read is HP 4 and seriously, who hasn't read the book?!??!?!?!?? I feel so culture deprived! This isn't fair! Twilight should be on the list! This shouldn't be! I own 181 books (just me, not my mom, not my dad, not my siblings, JUST ME!) that I don't share with anyone! This is really bruising my ego here! Is this implying I have bad taste?!?!??!?!?!?
Calm down Stephanie, there are more catergories, you can redeem yourself... Uh oh. The next classic is anothe sure fire failure on my part. Style. Oh never mind. This is stuff celebrities wore that people really loved. Or hated. So basically, it's memorable fashion moments. So I can't fail or not fail this. OK. The next catergory is technology. Intersting...
OK, I have benefited from at least 5 out of 25 of these. I've probably used more but I don't speak geek. Speak geek, that rhymes! OK, I've benefited from:
Number 1: The DVD player
Number 3: TiVo
Number 4: iPod
Number 5: YouTube
Number 15: Pixar animation
And like I said, probably others...
The next one is video games. I think I will skip that considering (Dad) that I am not aloud to own any video gaming systems. OOOO the stage is the next catergory!!!!!!!!!! I'm going to base this on shows I've seen, which I'll fail because I haven't seen that many, but I've probably heard of most of them!
HA! I've seen THREE out of fifty! And I've seen the movie version of a few others.
Number 10: The Producers
Number 13: The Lion King
Number 16: Wicked
w00t. This list gave me an ego boost. At least I've heard of most of these and really, really, really, really, REALLY, want to see most of them.
The rest of the lists are more specific (top 25 romantic gestures, top 25 death scenes, etc.) so I won't bore you with all the gory detials. But there's a link to these lists up top so go see for yourselves!!!!!!!!!!
NO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! List you deceive me again!!!!!!!!!! Cedric Diggory shouldn't die!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Sorry, no more gory details...
I have one thing left to say before ending this entry: Sars, you lied to me. Journey to the Center of the Earth was a horrible movie. The plot and characters were underdeveloped. It would probably make a fun ride though.
That is all! BYE!!!!!!