Farmers and mobsters

September 21st, 2009

Of late, it seems about half my Facebook friends are playing Farmville, and the other half are playing Mafia Wars. Both these games post updates every time a player adopts a cow or whacks someone. This doesn’t annoy me, but it does seem rather counter to the ethos, does it not? I mean, New England farmers are renowned for their laconic nature, and the Mafia has that whole omerta thing going on. Certainly, the only farmer I know doesn’t post every time she helps a neighbor bring in their crops, and my friends who are — oh, wait, I promised I wouldn’t talk about that. I like clunky shoes, but not actual cement ones.

Anyway, I mentioned the ubiquity of Farmville and Mafia Wars on an update of my own this weekend, and Molly — she of the Jewish-pirate jokes — responded with this parody of “The Farmer and the Cowman” from Oklahoma!:

OH, the farmer and the mobster should be friends
Yes, the farmer and the mobster should be friends
One man likes the rising sun
The other man likes to kill for fun
But that’s no reason why they can’t be friends…

I, of course, had to write the chorus:

Facebook folks should stick together,
Facebook folks should all be peeps.
Farmers dance with mobsters’ goomars,
Mobsters dance with the farmers’ sheeps.


3 Responses to “Farmers and mobsters”

  1. Mary Anne on September 21, 2009 1:20 pm

    Don’t know about Mafia Wars, but in Farmville, you don’t have to post the updates, you can skip them. I am a Farmville farmer, and I skip the updates. A relative of mine posts all of hers, Farmville, Farkle, etc., etc., etc. It doesn’t annoy me, but it does sometimes make me think that she’s got a little too much time on her hands . . .

  2. Jenny L3igh on September 21, 2009 3:06 pm

    Hahahaha, brilliant! Although now I will have that song stuck in my head all day. I haven’t had time to look for it yet, but I heard this weekend about “Web Site Story” which apparently can be found on the internet with songs like “Pandora” instead of “Maria.” I can’t wait to check it out…:)

  3. Eeeeka on September 22, 2009 8:27 am

    *dies laughing* I grew up listening to Oklahoma…

    If having the entires bothers you, you can always hide them. I have for a number of facebook apps.

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