Sunday, January 18, 2009

Six Things Meme

Like a Berlin Wall made of cork, the details have really been escaping me this past week. Freida Bee tagged me and I thought the meme was going to be half-pictorial, like hers was, but it turns out that was just a clever introduction to it. I lined up goofy pictures and had half of a storyline written this morning, then I found out this was not to be the case.


At any rate, that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun, right? This is how it goes-

The Rules:

A) Link to the sexy manshrew who tagged you.

Actually, it wasn't a "manshrew," but Freida, Queen of The Bees. I'd make a semi-innocuous comment about "honey," but I don't know her all that well and her husband would probably make the trip from Texas to kick my ass.

B) Post the regulations on your blog.

No rules except, keep it semi-civil.

C) Write six random things about yourself:

Okay? So...

1) I am extremely susceptible to music and that's not just with songs I love, but also the songs I like, and even the ones I hate. Every time the Apple iPod ad with "Around The Bend" by The Asteroids Galaxy comes on, it takes me a good twenty minutes to get it out of my head.

2) I am King of The Run-on Sentences, view the first sentence in number one.

3) I've never met a non-filled pasta that I haven't liked.

4) I can't say the same about people, there are too many people who are hollow inside.

5) I've been flaking lately, sorry. So since my hair is turning gray, does that make me a Sugar-frosted Flake?

6) I couldn't care less what most people think about me, but memes strike a chord with my compulsions. So while on some days I don't want to do them, I'm afraid I won't be ever tagged again and I relent. That's right, I'm a Meme Masochist.

So who am I tagging?

Aldo. I know he's busy, but he said he would post more this year and he hasn't ; )
The always entertaining Paulie Decibels.
Pamila Payne, whom you don't know yet, but you will.


SkylersDad said...

I am right there with you on #3 and 4!

Baroness von B said...

Flaking, sweetie? Why suffer?

There's shampoo that'll clear things right up!!

Of course, you'll smell like tar and hard-boiled eggs...

pattinase (abbott) said...

I would dearly love to know who wrote the first meme and who named it meme.

Cormac Brown said...


Right? And only one tastes good with sauce.


"Why suffer? There's shampoo that'll clear things right up!!"

Or milk.
>: P

Cormac Brown said...


The origin of the word "meme," according to Wikipedia.

Another site seconds the hypothesis that Richard Dawkins coined the word itself, though I'm not familiar with Griffith University, and nothing you read on the Internet is 100% infallible.

Freida of the Bees said...

Cormac- The "Frei" part of Freida Bee has something to do with the fact that Mr. Bee does not read my blog (and believe you me, I look at my stats). I can't imagine being so incurious about what my partner spends so much time doing, but come to think of it, I find it completely boring to hear about his WOW characters, and don't care what he does there all those hours, alone with those half-naked elfin chicks.... Uh. Plus, Mr. Bee's not the fighting type, so have no fears. Me, on the other hand? Well, you're meeting me in the year of Zoloft, so the PTSD and OCD are in partial artificial remission, so you're safe there, too. Thanks for playing. (I love graying hair these days. I just hope I learn to love old lady smell, eventually.)

Cormac Brown said...

Queen of The Bees,

Thanks for tagging me and perhaps you could create a Queen Bee Goddess Warrior class to get Mr. Bee's attention (I don't know jack about WOW, only the Mr. T, Shatner, and Ozzy, TV ads).

Zoloft is serious stuff, but it sounds it is absolutely necessary. More power to you and with our gray hair, we will take the world back from the whipper snappers ; )

Gifted Typist said...

I'm the opposite. I have trouble making sentences longer than basic subject-verb-predicate constructions. What's the opposite of the run on sentence and while sort of pathology do I have?

But this is about you, not me.

And you just get curiouser and curiouser. Good curious.
I think.

Cormac Brown said...


"What's the opposite of the run on sentence and while sort of pathology do I have?"

Er, "screenwriting?"

"And you just get curiouser and curiouser. Good curious. I think."

And that is so much more desirable than what The Missus does, when she just folds her arms and shakes her head as if she doesn't want to know.

Mystery Dawg said...

Wow.. me? I'm not that exciting. 6 things, that's one more than I have fingers on either hand.....what to do?

Cormac Brown said...


That's the point, to demystify the Mystery Dawg. You've pushed writers that were previously obscure into the spotlight and you've given scores of unpublished writers a voice, yet we don't know the first thing about you.