June 21st, 2008

tmbg

Wiki Little Critta

Man, why has the Internet gotten so boring recently? I mean, it's entertaining at times, but only when other people post interesting things. But the Internet is supposed to be something I can use to entertain myself without help from others, isn't it?

Anyway, in my boredom, I've been looking over the entries for individual songs at the They Might Be Giants Wiki, and I've noticed two recurring themes:

1. People can come up with really bizarre interpretations for the simplest songs. I mean, just look at all the argument over "Birdhouse in Your Soul" and "Doctor Worm," each of which I think can be pretty well interpreted in a single sentence.
2. The song ratings are very generous. Ratings are done on a scale of one to ten, yet even the lowest song on there has an average rating of 5.41. I can't really take issue with this sort of rating, though, as I do the same thing. I mean, I probably like the vast majority of what TMBG has turned out, and a song I like should get at least a 5, right? I'm not going to do some bell curve thing and give really low ratings to songs I don't like as much, and I guess other wiki participants feel the same way. I still find it oddly entertaining, however, that the song they did for a Play-Doh commercial has an average rating of 8.

One cool thing I found on there was an unreleased Venue Song. I wonder how many others of those there are. I seem to recall hearing that there was one for Irving Plaza.

And here's the result of a quiz that I got from annarama:

What American accent do you have?
Your Result: The Midland
 

"You have a Midland accent" is just another way of saying "you don't have an accent." You probably are from the Midland (Pennsylvania, southern Ohio, southern Indiana, southern Illinois, and Missouri) but then for all we know you could be from Florida or Charleston or one of those big southern cities like Atlanta or Dallas. You have a good voice for TV and radio.

The South
 
Philadelphia
 
The Northeast
 
The Inland North
 
The West
 
Boston
 
North Central
 
What American accent do you have?
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