Tagged! The Nosy “Tell Me Your Routine” Meme

November 13, 2007 at 8:04 am | Posted in Meme | 2 Comments
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Lallopallo tagged me – but the questions are a tad personal, so I might decide to lie where appropriate;-) Also there are soooo many of them….

1. Name one person who made you laugh last night?
My boyfriend.

2. What were you doing at 0800?
It is three minutes to 8am, and I am drinking tea und writing THIS.

3. What were you doing 30 minutes ago?
Sleeping.

8. What was the last thing you paid for?
A potato strudel and a spinach strudel.

13. What’s the best ice-cream flavor?
Yoghurt.

30. What was the last thing you ate?
Potato and spinach Strudel.

36. Did you cry today?
No, I didn’t.

37. Why did you answer and post this?
Because I am polite person and Lallopallo tagged me – but the person who invented this meme really did the worst job ever. Most questions were too stupid to be answered or just not anyone’s business – so the few ones you find here are the ones I still felt like answering.

38. Tag 5 people who would do this survey.
Hell I will! I am a polite person.

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The oldest meme on the web: The Hitler Cat

May 21, 2007 at 4:52 pm | Posted in Blogging, Internet, Lolcats, Marketing, Meme, Viral | 4 Comments
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Just because Jetsam brought up the subject of cats that look like Hitler: Here it is once more (for the first time on this blog) – the essence of a Kitler, a cat that looks like Hitler:

Kitler Hitler Cat

More Kitlers on www.catsthatlooklikehitler.com – although the site’s rather an example of why web 2.0 can only go wrong if it’s done with a web 1.0 mindset: The supposed top ten kitlers hardly look like Hitler at all, but they owners probably were the most relentless ones when it came to hitting the ‘vote’ button.

And this my own post contains a deliberate lie: The Kitler is definitely not the oldest meme or virus on the web. The oldest in the cat department is the Bonsai kitten (btw, what’s the thing with cats and the web anyway?***), and the oldest meme on the web that I know is the good old “End of the Internet”. Does anybody know anything older than that?

***) Check this out! The tags most closely related to ‘meme’ on wordpress are:
* Blogging
* Humor
* Life
* Cats
* Entertainment
* LOLCats
* Personal
* Thoughts
* humour
* Blog

WTF?

I think we’ve got a meme 17/40

March 9, 2007 at 1:45 pm | Posted in Culture, Entertainment, Film, Meme | Leave a comment
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My blog stats told me today that ‘Borat naked’ has apparently become a meme on the web:

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In the words of Wikipedia (which in itself is a collection of memetic knowledge) a meme is

a unit of cultural information transferable from one mind to another. Dawkins said, Examples of memes are tunes, catch-phrases, beliefs, clothes fashions, ways of making pots or of building arches. A meme propagates itself as a unit of cultural evolution and diffusion — analogous in many ways to the behavior of the gene (the unit of genetic information). Often memes propagate as more-or-less integrated cooperative sets or groups, referred to as memeplexes or meme-complexes.

If have hence now included the naked Borat footage, courtesy by youtube, into the post that curiously attracted the attention in the past: a post about about a visit to an artfair where a ‘naked little dead man’ was exhibited as a sculpture. Johnny Malmedy had commented on this, pretending to be Borat, hence establishing the link that I couldn’t explain at first. I even put up a Quick guide to Borat, assuming it was just general interest in the character Borat. But it’s the naked Borat they want:-)

If you haven’t watched Borat, here is the footage another time:

I think what this memeplexe is about is

  1. the outrageousness of the imperfect, naked body (the perfect body, in that sense, is not naked, not conspicuous enough to be naked)
  2. the outrageousness of the naked, hairy body (more specifically defining the nature of imperfection)
  3. the outrageousness of the naked, hairy, fat body (doubly marginalized)

Haven’t we all wondered in the past if the penis of a really fat man isn’t probably covered by body fat to an extent that it is not even visible anymore? Now we know: Fat men don’t have visible penises. On that note: Enjoy!

No Lent note today. I’ve given that up for Lent:-)

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