On Monday Morning Meme-age

Because it’s early, here’s two random memes courtesy of Keith.

First up, fifty personal questions

  1. Elaborate on your default icon.
    On the blog, there really isn’t such a thing as a “default icon.” I generally use either a South Park-ized self-portrait or Doctor Pooh on LiveJournal.
  2. What’s your current relationship status?
    I’m not currently seeing anyone.
  3. Ever have a near-death experience?
    Several, actually.
  4. Name an obvious quality you have.
    I am obviously balding.
  5. What’s the name of the song that’s stuck in your head right now?
    It’s something I keep hearing on the radio, and I don’t like it, so I’m not going to find out what it is.
  6. Any celeb you would marry?
    I dunno. Maybe.
  7. Who will cut and paste this first?
    The people likely to do this have very likely already done it.
  8. Has anyone ever said you look like a celebrity?
    Yes. When I had hair I was told that I looked like Dave Matthews.
  9. Do you wear a watch? What kind?
    I don’t wear a watch.
  10. Do you have anything pierced?
    No. No interest.
  11. Do you have any tattoos?
    No. No interest.
  12. Do you like pain?
    No, though I handle it rather too well.
  13. Do you like to shop?
    Not really, no.
  14. What was the last thing you paid for with cash?
    Groceries on Friday.
  15. What was the last thing you paid for with your credit card?
    Books at Barnes & Noble on Friday.
  16. Who was the last person you spoke to on the phone?
    My sister. Sometime last week.
  17. What is on your desktop background?
    “The Creation of Bart.” It’s a parody of Michaelangelo’s “The Creation of Adam,” done with Bart Simpson.
  18. What is the background on your cell phone?
    Dragons in flight about a castle’s spire.
  19. Do you like redheads?
    I absolutely like redheads.
  20. Do you know any twins?
    I’m not really sure.
  21. Do you have any weird relatives?
    Everyone’s weird.
  22. What was the last movie you watched?
    Bender’s Big Score.
  23. What was the last book you read?
    About Time 6, by Tat Woods.
  24. Is there such a thing as love at first sight, or it is more likely to be “lust at first sight”?
    I think it’s both.
  25. What’s your favourite book?
    The Hound of the Baskervilles.
  26. When was the last time you visited the street where you first lived?
    Umm… never. At least, never within memory.
  27. When was the last time you googled your own name?
    This afternoon.
  28. What was/is your favourite subject at school?
  29. What was/is your least favourite subject at school?
  30. Do you like having your photograph taken?
    I don’t mind it.
  31. What time were you born?
    7-something. In the evening.
  32. Ever seriously questioned your sanity?
    From time to time.
  33. How many phone numbers do you have remembered and can say off the top of your head?
    At least forty.
  34. Can you Limbo?
    Hell no.
  35. Have you ever killed your own dinner?
    Hell no.
  36. How long have you been living at your current residence?
    Fifteen months
  37. What phobias do you have?
    Slimy stuff.
  38. What’s your ideal breakfast?
    Cereal and coffee.
  39. Where are you right now?
    My writing office.
  40. Why do you blog?
    To connect with people.
  41. What would you call your autobiography?
    Things That Don’t Make Sense.
  42. What’s the longest time you’ve stayed out of the country/where?
    I’ve actually never been out of the country.
  43. Do you use ICQ, AOL Buddy list etc..?
    I do, though it’s rare when I actually have someone to talk to.
  44. Do you have nightmares frequently?
  45. If you were another person, would you be friends with you?
    Possibly. I’m not sure. I can be fickle.
  46. Which TV character could you be friends with?
    Emerson Cod.
  47. What’s on your mouse pad?
    I don’t have a mousepad. I use a trackball.
  48. What is your ring tone?
    I have no idea.
  49. What did you watch on TV last night?
    I didn’t.
  50. Scary movies or happy endings?
    Happy endings.

Next up, creating a band through Wikipedia


1) Go to the Wikipedia home page and click random article. That is your band’s name.
2) Click random article again; that is your album name.
3) Click random article 15 more times; those are the tracks on your album.

I’m adding two rules:

4) Anything in parentheses may be dropped, at the user’s discretion.
5) Drop “List of…” if it begins any name.

Band Name: HMS Queen
Album Name: Sanskar International School

  1. White-fronted Tit
  2. Michigan County Name Etymologies
  3. Helicia peltata
  4. Naval Air Station Cubi Point
  5. Blaenhonddan
  6. Forerunner
  7. Bradford West
  8. Thermal treatment
  9. Number-One Hits of 1947
  10. University of Hawaii Alumni
  11. Abasan al-Saghira
  12. Ariyavangsagatayana, 9th Supreme Patriarch of Thailand
  13. Social Franchising
  14. Colorado State Song
  15. James B. Dickman

Dude, this is just fucking random. 😆

Published by Allyn

A writer, editor, journalist, sometimes coder, occasional historian, and all-around scholar, Allyn Gibson is the writer for Diamond Comic Distributors' monthly PREVIEWS catalog, used by comic book shops and throughout the comics industry, and the editor for its monthly order forms. In his over ten years in the industry, Allyn has interviewed comics creators and pop culture celebrities, covered conventions, analyzed industry revenue trends, and written copy for comics, toys, and other pop culture merchandise. Allyn is also known for his short fiction (including the Star Trek story "Make-Believe,"the Doctor Who short story "The Spindle of Necessity," and the ReDeus story "The Ginger Kid"). Allyn has been blogging regularly with WordPress since 2004.

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