What I Can't Live Without Tournament: Music vs Movies

Evening Standard

Perhaps this final match of round one will be the only higher seed to take down a lower seed.


The results of our last match ended with the biggest margin of victory yet as # 3 seed Meat trounced #6 seed Smoking.


In some ways, the music we listen to defines us. It affects how we speak, what we say, how we react, who we hang out with, what we wear, and a host of other things. In other words, music is part of who we are, just like our dietary habits. Truth be told, many of us would feel incomplete in a world without music, and this makes sense. We human beings are emotional creatures, who need various outlets to express our feelings. Sometimes it's all about finding a melody to change our present mood or perspective. Either way, there is solace in knowing that a song or style of music is always there to soothe our tired minds, pick us off the floor and take us where we need to be at any given moment.

What about movies? Like music, they are another way of escaping the every day minutia of our lives. Movies can oftentimes stir up emotions that we thought we never possessed. Personally speaking, I suffer from under-active tear duct syndrome.This isn't to say that I suffer from emotional constipation because I can smile and laugh with the best of them. Crying? Not so much. However, if a movie creates just the right atmosphere, my eyes will begin to water and tears will flow. Truthfully, this is not as rare as it used to be. Maybe it's my age or perhaps it's my hormones. Wait a second. I can't do that. Females are the only ones allowed to blame anything and everything on those pesky hormones. Guess I need to man up as I simultaneously learn how to be more sensitive. These things take time to balance out, and I'm not referring to my hormones. Never mind. I better stop lest I become more confused and you become more offended. I digress.


This one is a bit tricky. Music, of course, is ubiquitous in nature and can be heard whether we like it or not. At work, in retail environments and any number of other places without our consent. Therefore your decision will be based on music that you have 100% control over.

If you choose Music, you are saying that you will be willing to give up watching any movie over the course of a 3 Month period. This includes any movie that can be viewed on any device, at any venue or on any network. Sorry guys, I know it's going to be excruciatingly painful giving up your beloved Hallmark Channel.

If you choose Movies, then you are saying that you are willing to give up listening to any form of music outside of those situations where you are forced to listen. You will have to go 3 Months without attending a concert, listening to your favorite Cd's or local radio station. Also, playing an instrument solo or in a band is not allowed because it requires you to listen.

So which will it be? Music or Movies?

Football 1 Internet
8 Dairy 8 Fantasy
4 Alcohol 4 Games
5 Caffeine 5 CSR
2 TV 2 Phone
7 Sugar 7 Sports
3 Meat 3 Music
6 Smoking 6 Movies
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