Jan 5, 2006

A Meme By Any Other Name...

I was sent a meme by Stranger than Fiction, so I looked up the term "meme" to find out what it meant. From the memes that I've seen circulate in blogs, I thought it was called a "me-me." You know, cause they are all about the author, and they silently scream "ME! ME!" I was wrong. Here's one definition (there are many others):
meme: (pron. 'meem') A contagious idea that replicates like a virus, passed on from mind to mind. Memes function the same way genes and viruses do, propagating through communication networks and face-to-face contact between people. The root of the word "memetics," a field of study which postulates that the meme is the basic unit of cultural evolution. Examples of memes include melodies, icons, fashion statements and phrases.

Here's my meme:

Four jobs you've had in your life:
I’ve had so many it’s hard to choose, but I’ll go with antique restorer, waiter, litigation assistant, and counselor

Four movies you could watch over and over:
Blade Runner, Toy Soldier, Harold and Maude, and Clerks

Four places you've lived:
Texas, Virginia, Arkansas – that’s it.

Four TV shows you love to watch:
Nip/Tuck, Daily Show, Stargate (1 or Atlantis, it doesn’t matter), Mile High or Footballer’s Wives

Four places you've been on vacation:
Buffalo River, New Orleans, Las Vegas, Orlando

Four websites you visit daily:
My own blog (narcissistic, but true), Ramblin’ Educat, A Life in Wales, and Yahoo News

Four of your favorite foods:
Tabouli, Beef Musmun, seafood gumbo, deviled eggs

Four places you'd rather be:
There are a lot of places I’d like to visit, but none where I would really rather be.

Four albums you can't live without:
Crowded House – Recurring Dream, Squeeze – Greatest Hits (or Singles 45 and Under), Don McLean – American Pie, and Nina Simone – any of her greatest hits albums.

Four vehicles I've owned:
78 Cutlass Supreme, 88 Buick Regal, Toyota Echo (I’ve only owned 3 cars)

1 comment:

Truth Is Stranger said...

Blade Runner!! Yess, I forgot about that one..
Squeeze! Good stuff...

hey don't forget to pass the meme on to 4 folks... :D