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The Pharyngula Mutating Genre

Posted on Friday, November 2, 2007 in memememememe, Something to think about

Roishe.  Let’s get this one over with, shall we?  It took two full containers of Omega Fish Oil before I could get my noggin around this.

This evil evil meme is a twisted form of Chinese Whispers and goes like this:

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.

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-great grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-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 archy.
My great-great-great-great grandparent is Why Now?
My great-great-great grandparent is Hipparchia.
My great-great grandfathers are Archaeopteryx and Kiefus.
My great grandfather is Catnapping.
My grandmother is BirdAnonymous  

My mummy is Baino.


My statements:

• The best “badâ€? movie in comedy is: Grandma’s Boy
• The worst earworm in pop music is: “Every time we touch” by Cascada(aarrgh)
• The best re-readable novel in school-days literature is: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger

And now, with much evil laughter I pass this infection to you:

Going Like Sixty *mwa ha ha ha*

Brian F *mwa ha ha ha ha*

Foreigner by Default *mwa ha ha ha ha ha*

Best of feckin’ luck to you.

Bring on the comments

  1. Baino says:

    I can’t believe you did this! I only posted cos I had a new kid visiting so passed on the favour. I think I prefer the “10 Things I Hate About Memes” kinda meme . . .good on ya for having a go . . . be prepared for blogabuse!

    The biggest problem with this one is the bloody songs that people consider earworms. I’ve only just got Kelly Clarkson out of my head and now you give me . . .untz, untz, untz doof doof songs . . . . Arrrrrgggghh (I guess I deserved it!)

  2. AnonyBird says:

    HAHA congrats on getting your head around it! Baino had better stop calling me a kid cause I’m her Mum! Expect to see ugly great grand kiddies somewhere down the line now!

  3. Brianf says:

    OK, I got my head around it and no animals were killed or injured in doing so but I’m pretty sure there is a large number of brain cells in my head marching around, carrying signs and chanting slogans because they’re on strike. I’m half tempted to hire some thug-like brain cells and send them in there to beat up the striking brain cells and send them back to work.

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