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A random list compilation

Giving in to the obsession of making lists

Has anyone seen the new LivingSocial application on Facebook? Even if you haven’t done any of their top five lists yourself, you’ve probably seen at least thirty of your friends posting about it on your mini-feed. For about the first week this was out, I promised myself that I would never take part in an activity as crazy as debating whether Batman and Robin was among the worst superhero movies ever made, though it clearly is.Of course, before I knew it, I had my own lists made for my favorite movies, TV shows, and video games, all the while thinking that this information was probably already somewhere on my Facebook to begin with. Then I got to thinking: What could be some valuable information that no one would be able to find anywhere else? I started to do some research as to what kind of crazy lists are out there for you, the reader, to enjoy without having to spend any more time on Facebook than you probably already do.

Favorite cereal

Fruity Pebbles; Cinnamon Toast Crunch; Honey Nut Cheerios; Frosted Wheaties; Count Chocula.First of all, notice that 60 percent of the cereals on this list are likely to give you diabetes and a prompt trip to the dentist over the next 24 hours. The other two varieties are pretty healthy.The funny thing is, I’ve spent multiple hours of my life debating my favorite cereal with my friends (probably a bad sign), and I always come up with a similar conclusion: For the most part, we hate whatever cereal we eat now in comparison to what we ate when we were eight and staring at a TV screen on a Saturday morning. Then again, maybe some of us are still lucky enough to do that.

Favorite books to be stranded on a desert island with

“‘Lost’ and Philosophy: The Island Has Its Reasons;” a one-volume copy of “The Lord of the Rings;” the complete “Calvin and Hobbes;” a book to teach me how to get off the freakin’ island; and “An American Tragedy.”The first book is designed to make me blame the island for all my problems, the second and the third are mere entertainment, the fourth is to give me hope, and “An American Tragedy” is so depressing that I’ll think I have it pretty good with my hermit crab buddies and palm trees.

Worst crossovers ever

Having a video game for SEGA starring the dot from the 7-Up can; a blues album recorded entirely by Steven Seagal “Mojo Priest;” making a primetime special starring Scooby Doo and the Harlem Globetrotters; hearing the line in that “Fantastic Four” movie about the jet being made by Dodge; and anytime I see an Olympic athlete sponsored by a fast food chain.

Movies I’m totally afraid to admit that I like

“Space Jam;” the “Starsky and Hutch” remake; “Rush Hour,” no matter what time it’s on; “My Fair Lady;” and the “Hey Arnold!” movie that sucked ten times worse than the cartoon, but was still okay.All right, some of these picks are actually justifiable since I saw them when I was a kid. Of course, I’m also biased with some of these because 1) I love Michael Jordan and/or Bugs Bunny, 2) I used to know the creator of “Hey Arnold!” and 3) Ben Stiller in an afro is just plain funny. I feel no need to explain My Fair Lady.

And finally, my personal favorite, as actually found on Facebook:

“Expecting remakes of these by Flo Rida”

The choices here are simple and require no thought whatsoever. Muskrat Love; I’ve Got a Lovely Bunch of Coconuts; The Monkees theme song; anything by Michael Bolton; and the theme song from Benny Hill.Yes, the last one is already great, but Flo Rida would make it even better.

Matt Carter is a senior creative writing, journalism, and Asian studies triple major. He can be reached for comment at [email protected].

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