1. Grab the nearest book.
2. Open the book to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the text of the next 3 sentences on your blog along with these instructions.
5. Don't you dare dig for that "cool" or "intellectual" book on your desk! I know you were thinking about it! Just pick up whatever is closest.
Okey doke (and coincidentally the page had a bookmark, so it must be a good one):
"And with that her Mistris delivered her a suit of white Sattin, that was one of the Guards that lay at her house. Meg put it on, and tooke her whinyard by her side, and away she went into Saint Georges fields to meet Sir James. Presently after came Sir James, and found his Mistris very melancholy, as women have faces that are fit for all fancies."
Caught from boxofdelights. "List five fictional people -- from television, movies, books, whatever -- that you had a crush on as a child (or early teens). Then post this on your LiveJournal so other people can know what a dork you've always been."
Well, I have a problem with this in that my "crushes" rather involved my wanting to be the person in question. So with that caveat, here's the list:
- Harald Sigurdson
- Mr Spock
- Dr Who (in the Tom Baker incarnation)
- Kerr Avon
- Sherlock Holmes
Invent a memory of us and post it in the comments. It can be anything you want, so long as it's something that's never happened. Then, of course, post this to your journal and see what people would like to remember of you, only the universe failed to cooperate in making it happen so they had to make it up instead.
Copycatting sbisson, yesterday's great random spam subject line was "extort alcestis jigging"** from which great tragedy ought to rise. The non-random spam subject line that caught our beadies was: "Re: mysterious masked magician". Is that merely a magician or the magician?
* Not a sport, just a meme.
** Which contains the interesting link (not clicked***) "Not intreseted" which had us intrigued.
*** The linked not clicked, like the road not taken, as we're certain we've remarked before. Not just copy cats but parrots too.
(It really needs a good name, or we'll have to call it Fred.)
We're becoming increasingly tempted to map it, tho' the rate at which it seems to be spreading that really could be some task. It's fascinating us in a way that neither the subject nor the evolution and spread of any other meme has.
( Why? )
Hell, we've not only been sucked into a meme, but into the activity of analysing the damned thing. So which one of those is the big flea feeding off the other?