Thursday, 8 September 2011

My first 'meme'!

I'm confused. But that's okay, because others have been confused before me, and still more will (or may) be confused after me. This is my first meme, and no I still don't know what the hell that word means. Care to enlighten me, anyone?! Anyway, thanks to Brooke R. Busse for tagging me and making my brain hurt. A lot. But here goes:

Are you a rutabaga?
a) I don't know what a rutabaga is, but I have a vague recollection from seeing Brooke's answer to this question that no, indeed I am not. I'm perfectly unvegetative. Even if I'm sort of a potato (the stuck-to-her-couch kind) right now. b) No?

Which member of Def Leppard do you have the biggest crush on?

You're seriously making me CHOOSE?

Upload a heartwarming picture of something that makes you smile.

What were you famous for in high school?
The Satanic cult I was apparently a part of (pssst. It's called being shy, people. No Satan required).

How many people have de-friended you from Facebook?
My friend numbers seem to go up and down on a daily basis, so I think people are messing with me - adding me, deleting me, adding me, deleting me. Messin' with my miiiiind, you see.

What is the weirdest/most disgusting job you've ever had to do?
Ha. Easy. Worked at the rubbish tip. For one whole day. That's longer than most people last, or so I'm told. At least I wasn't there on a day when people's dead pets turned up in their trash (not even kidding on that one).

Where da muffin top at?
I ate it.

Describe yourself using obscure Latin words.
Octogenarian (minus about 50 years).
Okay so that one wasn't 'obscure'...sue me!

And I'm done! Now to pass this little ditty on to some folks who no doubt know much better than I what the heck a meme is:

P.S. I don't know about everyone else, but I choose not to track my own blog stats, as in my own visits to my own blog, blog pages, etc. So it annoys me just a little bit that every time Firefox updates itself, my settings for not tracking blog visits from myself are reset. Yes, it annoys me very much!!


  1. Hey Trisha I loved your humour coming through here. Yeah, what the heck is a meme, really? I especially liked the satanic cult you belonged to at school, ha ha ha.

    Yeah, I confess I got my idea for my London story probably from same article. Seeing it was just a bit of fun I used the idea. Hope I made something of it/added to it.


  2. Meme... meme... umm.... I am clueless too. But awesome little ditty! I will have to fill this out myself, soon. :)

  3. @Denise - thanks, and your guess is as good as mine!! I wonder if ANYONE knows what a meme is? hehe

    @Jenni - I was mostly confused because I went back through the trail of people who'd been tagged, and NONE of their questions were all the same. They had seemingly added their own questions to the mix. The first question always seemed to be the same though. So I added some of my own here - like the Def Leppard and Facebook ones.

  4. That kitty looks cranky! Haha - love it.

  5. LOL! This is great! Funny thing is, my son and I were playing hangman on my iPhone the other day, and it was the word rutabaga. I got the word right, but when my son asked me what it was, I had no idea. Same with meme. I'm not much help, am I?

  6. Hi Trisha! A rutabaga is like a big turnip that is only found in the bottom of CSA boxes. Crazy people put them in their juicers and pound their chests after using the raw juice of this rotten-radish flavored root as a chaser to raw beet juice which has been known to temporarily paralyze the vocal cords. These statements have not been approved by the FDA.

    So, Satanic Cult? You've got to get some mileage out of that one.

  7. @Liz - yes, I loooove a cranky kitty! They are the best value.

    @Julie - maybe not much help, but it does help me to know I'm not the only clueless person around!

    @Jennifer - meheeheh, I love your definition of rutabaga. Thank you. And yeah, I guess there's at least one story in the Satanic cult thing...

  8. Hilarious! I especially love the photo of Def Leppard- definitely a band a Satan worshipper would love! LOL

  9. I looked on Wikipedia for the definition of meme. Among other things, it's the name of a small village in Burma. I hope that clarifies things. :P

  10. LOL, thanks for the amusing post. Why would anyone compare themselves to a dirty root vegetable? You sooo need to write a book about your satanic cult - inside edge, you know. Hee hee.


  11. You're hilarious! I don't know what a meme is either. I had the option of adding a meme when I signed up for Mr. Linky - but I still don't know what it is. Anyway, it looks like you handled it nicely!

  12. Awesome answers. I have no idea what a meme is, but according to Wikipedia, they have their own convention called ROFLCon. So apparently someone knows what they are, and wants to celebrate them, too.

  13. I'm astonished - no really. NOBODY knows what a meme is yet!?!?! And yet the blogosphere seems (sometimes, to me, at least) riddled with them!

    I can't wait to find out what a meme is!! hehe

    @Samantha - I so agree! Satan is all OVER those boys. hehe

    @Michael - I can always count on you to muddy the waters a little! But then again, it's our best clue so far! Other than Julie F.'s, at least.

    @Vicki - I have not a clue! But it seems it was a common question throughout all the answers to this 'meme' I checked out.

    @Lady Gwen - hmmm, the plot thickens! Well, maybe someday we'll get an answer to this troubling question. ;)

    @Julie - thanks for the extra info. ROFLCon? I like it. I'm starting to wonder if 'memes' are just things somebody made up to drive other people mad because they could never figure out what they actually are...

  14. I think people just make things up for the blogosphere. I mean a meme technically is (straight from "a cultural item that is transmitted by repetition in a manner analogous to the biological transmission of genes." So like when you say a little story or chant over and over again in order to transfer an idea from one generation to the next. "Ring around the rosie" comes to mind...

  15. I've looked up meme before, but never remember the answer. Will check the OED for you!
    And thanks for the tag!
    Love your answers - and especially the photo of the your cat :-)

  16. @Danette - okay, it makes a little more sense now. Thank you for that explanation! lol

    @Deniz - I guess it's not too memorable?? hehe. That cat isn't mine, I just searched Google for 'evil kitty' and he was pretty near the top. hehe. I do have 2 kitties with evil streaks though.

  17. LOL! Thanks for the chuckle. And I'm with you on meme. Is it Latin for "Mom"? ;-)

  18. @Deniz - it's a fun search to do if you're ever bored. hehe

    @Liz - no worries. And oooh maybe that's the meaning!!

  19. Got it! Fresh from the OED:
    meme, n.

    Pronunciation: Brit. /miːm/ , U.S. /mim/
    Etymology: Shortened < mimeme(see quot. 19761) < ancient Greek μίμημαthat which is imitated ( < μιμεῖσθαιto imitate: see mimesis n.), after gene n.2... (Show Less) Biol.
    A cultural element or behavioural trait whose transmission and consequent persistence in a population, although occurring by non-genetic means (esp. imitation), is considered as analogous to the inheritance of a gene.

    1976 R. Dawkins Selfish Gene xi. 206 The new soup is the soup of human culture. We need a name for the new replicator, a noun which conveys the idea of a unit of cultural transmission, or a unit of imitation. ‘Mimeme’ comes from a suitable Greek root, but I want a monosyllable that sounds a bit like ‘gene’. I hope my classicist friends will forgive me if I abbreviate mimeme to meme.‥ It should be pronounced to rhyme with ‘cream’. Examples of memes are tunes, ideas, catch-phrases, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches.
    1976 New Scientist 9 Dec. 619/2 A rational person who hasn't acquired any variety of the God meme described by Richard Dawkins.
    1986 Canad. Jrnl. Zool. 64 1576 Congruence of the patterns of morphometric and cultural evolution in these islands suggests‥that the differentiation has been influenced by a colonization history involving restricted gene and meme flow between archipelagos, subsequent drift, and possibly founder effects.
    1993 Wired Feb. 132/2 I'm not sure what happens to such a culture when radical Maoism is replaced by the far more seductive meme of Western consumer culture.
    1998 D. Brin Heaven's Reach 27 On all other dimensional planes, memes could only exist as parasites, dwelling in the host brains or mental processes of physical beings.

  20. Deniz, that's awesome. Thank you for the history of the 'meme'. hehe

  21. Oh and hey... psst... I gave YOU an award!


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