Saturday, October 20, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre

BirdAnonymous has tagged me for The Pharyngula mutating genre meme. Now it’s a little confusing but I finally figured it out (bloody science student I suspect). She's one of my few Aussie bloggers so I can't refuse. I had a go last night but endured a brain bleed just reading the instructions. It was a little clearer this morning . . . so I'm having a bash never let it be said I am short of being a good sport!

There are a set of statements below that are all of the form:"The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…". Copy the statements, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

You can leave them exactly as is.
You can delete any one
You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. (this was the bit that confused my simple brain last night!)

For instance, you could change "The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is…" to "The best time travel novel in Westerns is…", or "The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is...", or "The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is...".

You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…". You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable.Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

My Ancestry:

My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is archy.
My great-great-great-grandparent is Why Now?
My great-great-grandparent is Hipparchia.
My great-grandfathers are Archaeopteryx and Kiefus.
My grandfather is Catnapping.
My mother is BirdAnonymous

My statements:

• The best “bad” movie in comedy is: Black Sheep.

• The worst earworm in pop music is: Never Again by Kelly ‘makes my ears bleed’ Clarkson

• The best alt-country album in country music is: Murder Ballads

(Ok I sort of cheated, I hate country music!)

I tag the following poor saps:
Because she's way smart
K8 the Gr8
Because he's a good sport Jefferson Davis
Because he's got lots of readers who might pass it on Grandad

Now next time someone tag me with something easy like . . ."10 Things You Should Know About Me . . ."


Anonymous said...

Whaaaaaaaaaaaa! I'm going to seek out 'Black Sheep' - see you knew something scientific! HAHHAAA I hate country music too and couldn't remember any 'pop' song *vomit*. Great choices though };-}

Thanks Baino!

Baino said...

You're as sad as me, reading blogs at 7 in the morning!

Daz said...

Now on certain other sites I have been chided for speaking my mind, Baino, and have henceforth resolved to use my now legendary Angry Box there, but here you still offer a crazed mind sanctuary.

Anyway, that is a long version of saying I fucking hate memes. Richard Dawkins came up with the term and that's enough reason to hate it.

Baino said...

That's why I didn't link you. (and the fact you haven't got a blog)And this blog is not just for your reading pleasure cariad. Is a 'crazed mind sanctuary' a complement? I have no idea what a meme is but I'm giving the new kid a go aight! You can always speak your crazed mind here Paduan.

Anonymous said...

Let me know when's the time to start stalking your 'poor saps'! You haven't met 'Hellcat' yet ;)

Anonymous said...

Ooooh my brain.

I really shouldn't have read this before my first coffee of the day.

Baino said...

Sorry K8 ... had to be a morning meme for me too but it's not as hard as it looks.
Anon: I think I'm running with the memeophobes! Best to stick to twitterings and warblings.