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Who wants to work, when one can do memes instead?
And out of curiosity why are so many of my flist seemingly opposed to memes that are not of the *I shall be full of lurid colours and distort your Friends Page Mwahahahahhahaha* variety?

To me memes are just harmless, timewasting fun, but it seems to many others they represented things than range from Ennui to Offence, and it makes me curious as to their reasoning/

1. Go here.
2. Pass it on.

1.~How did you meet kesstrel? At Matt's birthday party
2.~What would you do if you had never met hollowfulofhat? I'd be thinking up of ways to meet her
3.~What do you honestly think of bisonwife? I think she's utterly marvellous
4.~Would or did bisonbaby and tjej go out? I think the age difference is a bit extreme there
5.~Have you ever liked vodka_fairy? Sure. I still like her. A fan of Trinny and Susannah is a friend of mine
6.~If tubewalker died tomorrow, what is one thing that you would need him/her to know? That I was super-glad to know him and that he should take a left at the Cumulus for the shortcut to the Pearly Gates
7.~Would sorceresz and nanji make a good couple? I think not
8.~Describe norantiskitchen in 3 words: Interesting, funny, talented
9.~Do you think biascut is hot? She's cute. And I like her outfits.
10.~Would ocean_rain_85 and amuchmoreexotic make a lovely couple? Only if they both abandoned their value systems and everyone had too much to drink
11.~What do you think of when you see ultraruby? That she's super super super spiffy
12.~Tell me something humiliating about nanji: I couldn't possibly defile her pedestal
13.~Do you know any of haggisthesecond's family members? Her husband
14.~What's auzerais's favorite color? I actually don't know :(
15.~On a scale of 1-10 how cute is scottiedog? 10
16.~What would you do if strange_powers just professed their undying love for you? Be utterly stunned and deeply embarassed
17.~What language does bisonbaby speak? A dialect of English
18.~Who is offensive_mango going out with? A very tall fellow called Jon
19.~Is norantiskitchen a boy or a girl? She's all woman
20.~Would guihong and strange_powers make a good couple? No. I don't think they are each other's types
21.~Who do you think bluedevi would be great with from this list? Everyone loves Bluedevi, she could have her pick
22.~When was the last time you talked to tjej? This morning
23.~What is vodka_fairy's favorite band? I haven't a clue
24.~Does sorceresz have any siblings? She has several
25.~Would you ever date nanji? She is a goddess, but I think we're best off sticking to the union of minds
26.~Would you ever date biascut?I don't think it would be a good idea
27.~Is mzdt single? yes
28.~What is hoshuteki's last name? I actually haven't a clue so I'll just pretend I know but that he wouldn't want it bandied all over the internets
29.~What is guihong's middle name? I haven't the faintest
30~What is auzerais's fantasy? I think possibly something along the lines of being an infamous writer of novels. Or of wondering around the biggest second-hand bookshop in the world and being allowed to browse for as long as she wants
31.~Where does norantiskitchen live? An allegedly magical place called Lavander Hill
32.~Would you make out with miss_newham? if we were single and she enticed me with her hair
33.~Are hoshuteki and miss_newham best friends? It would be nice if they were. They certainly seem to be getting along smashingly
34.~Does hollowfullofhat like auzerais? No because they don't know each other. But I think they'd like each other if they met
35.~How did you meet guihong? She stopped in London on her england travels
36.~Is biascut older than you? I think so
37.~Is amuchmoreexotic the sexiest person alive? All others pale besides Romany



( 9 comments — Leave a comment )
Aug. 19th, 2005 02:27 pm (UTC)
Haha.. thank you for bigging me up.
I would take bisonbaby out to the playground, but a date would be wrong.
Aug. 19th, 2005 03:33 pm (UTC)
I'd take bisonbaby out to the playground too. I think all parties would enjoy that.
Aug. 20th, 2005 07:38 am (UTC)
are you talking about my sister?
I would like to point out that she has a boyfriend at her playgroup.
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:21 pm (UTC)
Can I just profess my undying love for you? Now I know that you won't throw yourself off a bridge I think it's safe.
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:39 pm (UTC)
ha i saw that meme
but 6 is kind of depressing so passed on it ;)
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
You know, that's 2 memes so far from people i know IRL that haven't featured me, I'm pouting.

Aug. 19th, 2005 04:41 pm (UTC)
ps, that's not meant to imply that you left me out, but that computers are shit. LOL
Aug. 19th, 2005 04:52 pm (UTC)
I think most people in our little bubble of LJ read their friendslists to be exposed to intriguing snippets of other peoples' lives, or intriguing new ideas, or the creativity of their talented friends. Not to find out what Powerpuff Girl their friends "would be" in the opinion of some bored, semi-literate junior web designer.

It's the infectious aspect of these memes that's most annoying. It's OK if one person does it, but once your whole list posts the thing, it gets to be a real pain in the arse. And it doesn't actually tell you anything - if people answered the questions in this one honestly, it might be interesting, but they're generally too polite to say that (for example) they'd date someone who's taken. Plus, how entertaining is it to find out that someone you know a bit doesn't know the middle name of someone you don't know at all? Not very.

I heard an interview with some CEO of a web services firm where he said that the one thing that people can't get enough of is information about themselves - no matter how trivial or bogus. So there's endless sites that tell you which celebrity you're most compatible with, or what your ideal blood group is, or some nonsense. Most of the stuff posted as "memes" comes under that solipsistic category - it's not even interesting to your close friends. The thing I like about them least is that I know most of the people on my friends list could write something much more interesting in the time they spent answering stupid questions.

So the reason these things are wrong is that it's just lazy and self-centred to post them. I'm not totally guilt-free in this respect, but after the current outbreak, I swear I never will again.
Aug. 19th, 2005 06:08 pm (UTC)
Mine are just always crap because I don't know anyone. I like other people's though. I read all of them :)
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