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Content-THE SEQUEL!!!LL!

There is nothing in the world of web logs that are not memes. The entire act of posting to your web log is in itself a meme. Some memes are labeled as such as they are the instant Sanka of web logs and cob logging. We don’t do those. However, many people have done one concerning five songs on their ipod, 8track, cd, etc. that are embarrassing. This really isn’t the true test.

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In which plover largely fails to meme anything

Jennifer memed. In public. In my general direction. Also at seven other people. Simultaneously. Possibly in full view of several parochial school teachers.

Oh, what sad times are these when passing ruffians can meme at will at innocuous shorebirds.

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Meme schmeme – musical edition

We’re all going to have to do this one at one point or another, given that I only know like eight other bloggers, so this is going around like those monkey pox we’ve heard all about. I was infected by Jennifer at Saying Yes, and since Jennifer is teh awes0me, I can’t be all Saying No. Since deep dark personal secrets run like mega currency on blogs, I thought I would be cheap and just do a music version, given that I am only slightly competent at music blogging.

Eight interesting or random facts about myself:

  1. At various points in my life I have played piano, flute, alto recorder, alto clarinet, and the bassoon. I have never been good at any.
  2. Following my high school graduation, I was recruited by the Canadian armed forces to be a musician for the summer. I ended up chickening out of my audition and took a research position instead. In hindsight, the basic training probably would have been good for me.
  3. The first LP I ever bought with my own money was Men at Work’s Business As Usual. I have no regrets!
  4. The first cassette tape I ever owned was the Brandenburg Concertos by JS Bach. I used to listen to it on my Walkman during recess at Junior High while everyone else was into Wham! or some other crap like that. People thought I was really weird, except for the one guy who used to sing in the choir and who introduced me to other chamber music. His family owned an organ. What can I say?
  5. The first CD I ever bought was Police The Singles. It is interesting that I will be seeing them live for the first time in my life at the end of July.
  6. My favourite performance piece was Mozart’s Requiem. Hearing it is sublime, but performing it was almost divine.
  7. My current favourite band is The Kingsbury Manx. I can’t describe how many ways they are awesome, but I would give up pork for these guys to stay together. Every song on every album is perfect.
  8. The best live act I have seen is The New Pornographers. Especially when Neko Case is being super funny and cute. I would give up babka for these guys to keep performing.

8.5. Best show ever was Kingsbury Manx opening for New Pornographers at the Middle East downstairs. Pinko Punko and I got there super early and stood in the front row. Afterwards, we schmoozed with TKM, who were super nice guys, and way more into UNC basketball than I knew possible.

Obtained by our international spies

It would be dangerous for me to reveal our source that obtained this top-secret document in a shady massage parlour in Bangkok, but read its message and rejoice, Then eat one, as thou art commandest.

beard papa thai

Second order of business: Has anybody gone bloggomanic about this CNN article:

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Stupid Meme!!!

Adorable girlfriend tagged me with this meme. Now, I’m not personally a fan of such forms of chains, and I really don’t see why anybody would have any particular interest in what I say in response to these questions, but I just can’t take the chance of seven years of bad luck so here goes ….

Seven things to do before I die:

1. Publish one paper in a journal that will be read by more than 10 people
2. Consume my bottle caps of the world collection
3. Manage a small island nation
4. Reunite The Beatles
5. Invent the electric bassoon
6. Get credit for inventing the internet
7. Breast feed my own child

Seven things I cannot do:
1. Fly without my own jetpack
2. Whistle through my nose
3. The splits
4. Sing German opera
5. Multiply ten digit numbers in my head
6. Get monoclonal antibodies to work in the mature pancreas
7. Open my eyes underwater

Seven things I say most often:

1. Just wait …..
2. Goddammit!
3. The thing is …..
4. Whatever!
5. If you just listened to me in the first place ….
6. Did not!
7. Did too!

Seven books I love:

1. Alice in Wonderland – Lewis Carroll
2. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay – Michael Chabon
3. Pale Fire – Vladimir Nabokov
4. East of Eden – John Steinbeck
5. The Master and Margarita – Mikhail Bulgakov
6. The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy – Douglas Adams
7. The Phantom Tollbooth – Norton Juster

Seven movies I watch over and over:

1. The Princess Bride
2. Being John Malkovich
3. South Park: The Movie
4. Ferris Bueller’s Day Off
5. The Usual Suspects
6. Bull Durham
7. On the Town

Seven songs I play over and over again:

1. Bohemian Rhapsody – Queen
2. Across the Universe – The Beatles
3. God Only Knows – The Beach Boys
4. There Goes the Fear Again – The Doves
5. Seven Swans – Sufjan Stevens
6. Creep (Acoustic Version) – Radiohead
7. The Logical Song – Supertramp

Seven things that attract me to ….. blogging:

1. Making Pinko Punko and Adorable Girlfriend happy
2. Finding people that also like ketchup flavoured potato chips
3. Karl Rove bashing
4. The flying spaghetti monster commands it
5. Getting to eat delicious baked goods and then judge said baked goods
6. Intelligent conversation about good indie bands
7. Porn, porn, and more porn

Seven people that I want to join in too:

1. Chuckles (given that he seemed so hurt that AG didn’t invite him)
2-7. I wouldn’t wish this meme on anybody else