i can’t believe it’s not a meme!

the snagaløpe has ‘tagged’ me in a ‘meme’ originating in some far-off distant blog called ‘pharyngula’.

well i guess sometimes we have enough time to waste that we pursue these things.


There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, “The best [subgenre] in [genre] is…”. Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

— You can leave them exactly as is.

— You can delete any one question.

— You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. For instance, you could change “The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…” to “The best time travel novel in Westerns is…”, or “The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is…”, or “The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is…”.

— You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form “The best [subgenre] in [genre] is…”.

You must have at least one question in your set, or you’ve gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you’re not viable.

Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-grandparent is Shakespeare’s Sister.
My great-grandparent is Excuse This Mess…(shayera)
My grandparent is Jennifer.
My parent is Snag

1. The best THRILLER in scientific dystopias is: Dark City

2. The best sexy song in rock is: Pour Some Sugar on Me by Def Leppard.

3. The best cult novel in absurdist fiction is: Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

4. The best use of ground meat in american cooking is: the cheezburger

5: The best GAME SHOW produced OUTSIDE the usa is: The Crystal Maze

now to contaminate and mutate, i shall choose the celebrity couple of UC & AG. also, BAAAAINS!

btw, i think this shows more about how many varieties of dystopias exist than any socio-biologico-bloggo-logical information.

also btw, i’m not sure catch-22 is a cult thing, but it’s the only one i know…


8 thoughts on “i can’t believe it’s not a meme!

  1. btw, i think this shows more about how many varieties of dystopias exist than any socio-biologico-bloggo-logical information.

    I couldn’t agree more. And am actually writing a white paper on the subject as I type this. Yes, I am writing two things at once.

    I shall post my White Paper at blue girl, Home of Sciencey Things and Sexy Rock Music when it is complete.

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