Wednesday, February 22, 2006

Memed Again

I got tagged by Courtney, so it's time for me to sigh passive-aggressively, mumble about how I hate memes, roll my eyes and go ahead and do it. Actually, this one asks interesting questions. So many out there don't. If anyone ever tags me with a meme that asks my favorite color or if I've ever kissed another blogger, not only will I not do it, I will publicly ridicule the answers of the person who tagged me. You've been warned.

1: Black and White or Color; how do you prefer your movies?

The color the director filmed it in. Although I do think most old black and white movies would have been in color if it had been available.

2: What is the one single subject that bores you to near-death?

Sports. My eyes glaze over as soon as someone starts citing stats. How can they remember all that useless trivia. On the other hand, ask me who sang “Locomotion” and I can give you three answers.

3: MP3s, CDs, Tapes or Records: what is your favorite medium for prerecorded music?

CD’s. Never owned vinyl and I have had too many hard drive crashes to trust my music collection to Bill Gates. I also like being able to hold a case and read the lyrics and stuff.

4: You are handed one first class trip plane ticket to anywhere in the world and ten million dollars cash. All of this is yours provided that you leave and not tell anyone where you are going ... ever. This includes family, friends, everyone. Would you take the money and ticket and run?

No way. A kid is a lifetime commitment and I love my wife too much.

5: Seriously, what do you consider the world's most pressing issue now?

Intolerance. It comes in all flavors.

6: How would you rectify the world's most pressing issue?

Education. Smart people get jobs. People with jobs buy stuff. People with property don’t have time to riot and hate. Most of the time.

7: You are given the chance to go back and change one thing in your life; what would that be?

There are probably a few people that think I’m a complete asshole when I was really just an immature teenager. I’d behave better to them.

8: You are given the chance to go back and change one event in world history, what would that be?

A life cut too short is the most significant historical turning point that can be pinpointed. But there are too many assassinations to pick from. JFK, MLK, RFK, Francis Ferdinand. But even if I could, I’m not sure the world would turn out better.

9: A night at the opera, or a night at the Grand Ole' Opry --Which do you choose?

Grand Ole’ Opry. The one thing I didn’t get to do in Nashville.

10: What is the one great unsolved crime of all time you'd like to solve?

Who killed Nicole Simpson. Me and O.J. will get to the bottom of this one eventually.

11: One famous author can come to dinner with you. Who would that be, and what would you serve for the meal?

Kurt Vonnegut, of course. And I would cook one of the recipes out of Deadeye Dick. If it were breakfast, I would have Neal Stephenson over for Cap’n Crunch.

12: You discover that John Lennon was right, that there is no hell below us, and above us there is only sky -- what's the first immoral thing you might do to celebrate this fact?

Nothing. True morality is doing the right thing without the silly threat of an afterlife.

I also don't like tagging people with memes, but these folks might be good sports:

J. Po

If you've got better things to do, I understand. And if I didn't tag you it's because I'm too intimidated to. You could do the meme anyways if you want. I'd understand that too. After all, I'm a peace, love, and understanding kind of guy.


Pax Romano said...

Wow, my homemade meme is showing up all over the place ... thanks for playing!!

Mooselet said...

Nice to know I don't intimidate you. I'll get to it tonight, or later this arvo when the Teen has "friends" over (read - boys) and I'll need to be visible yet not.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for your congrats on our mollusc-ness. I hate being a mollusc and also I hate being slimey (on a count of being a girl I suppose, it might be more fun if I were a 10 year old boy!) Check out the new Inspired By game up at lam(b). I'm hoping it is just the thing to get us to flippery fishood. ;)

Anonymous said...

PS. I wouldn't take the money either. First of all what fun would it be without your family and friends? Second of all how would you ever know who your real friends were since now you were uber-rich? Of course everyone will like you now and tolerate all of your annoying quirks but they aren't doing it out of love. Not like the friends you have now.

2fs said...

I'm surprised in your 12/30 post (linked above) you didn't run into memepool:

Mooselet said...


HRH Courtney, Queen of Everything said...

Thanks for playing along, yellojkt. If you saw my response at Trusty's, you'll understand why I needed to spread the love, so to speak.

Jeff and Charli Lee said...

Got an off-topic request for you. I noticed in your bio that you're a Springsteen fan. If you get a second I'd be very interested in your opinion of the new 30th Anniversary set.

Maybe you could stop over and drop a comment on my recent review of it or send me an email.

Hope you don't mind the request. I really enjoy your insight and I thought it'd be fun to hear another fan's opinion. Thanks!

trusty getto said...

Excellent answers. They are eerily similar to many of mine, if not in details, certainly in flavor.

Probably why we visit each other's blogs just about every day, no?

Have a great weekend.

Anonymous said...

I'm sharing the mooselet sentiment of being happy to be considered unintimidating, but mooselet, don't you think "might be good sports" is kind of "faint praise" as Shakespeare would say? Or maybe it's meant to be a challenge. I am a perfect meme-victime (it rhymes if you say the second word in French) because I'm new enough to blogging that I haven't seen hundreds of them already.

Anonymous said...

But I won't tag, because, I guess, I'm intimidated by EVERYBODY.

Anonymous said...

Little Eva, Grand Funk Railroad, Kylie Minogue.

Anonymous said...

You might as well as tagged me. I got tagged by reading yours anyway.

yellojkt said...

Congrats, bob.

I knew someone would bite.