Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

So Evil Mommy (best blog name ever!) tagged me with this meme that's pretty cool.

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There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, “The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is…”.

Copy the questions, and before answering them, 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 question.

* You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question. 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 great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great--great grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Clubs.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Shakespeare’s Sister.
My great-great-great-great grandparent is Shayera.
My great-great-great grandparent is PoliShifter.
My great-great grandparent is Lizzy.
My great-grandparent is Candace.
My grandparent is Randal.
My parent is Evil Mommy.

1. The best time travel film in SF/Fantasy is: La Jette.

2. The best scary movie in zombie apocalype is: 28 Days Later.

3. The best novel in American period history is: Hocus Pocus by Kurt Vonnegut. Does that count?

4. The best writer in American comedy is: Matt Groening.

5. The best silent movie in Russian film is: Man With a Movie Camera.

6. The best English poet in the nineteenth century is: Robert Burns.

7. The best anthem in Punk Rock is: "Shelia is a Punk Rocker" by The Ramones

Now, to tag.

I tag Belledame, Ren, and Daisy, should time allow.

3 comments:

DaisyDeadhead said...

And this is my first meme ever. Oh my God! *I thank the ACADEMY!*

This is what I get for coming over here to fawn over cute baby Halloween photos!!!!! :D

PS: That photo is ADORABLE!!!!!

Vanessa said...

Yay, memes are fun! You're one of the Heathers, now.

spyderkl said...

Those are great! Thanks for doing this.