It started as a joke. Punctilious was complaining about being tagged to respond to a meme. I suggested we should make up our own satirical meme about memes in retaliation. But like all good memes it has now taken on a life of its own.
Please do your part to help our meme on memes reach its full potential, or memesis, if you will. (And, hell, even if you won't.)
1. What’s your favorite empirical grounding for mimetics?
2. Do you find memes naturalistic or personalistic?
It depends on how much champagne I have enjoyed.
3. Do you prefer your memes to transmit vertically or horizontally?
Horizontally, of course.
4. Do you have a memecomplex?
Yes, I've been told that before. Have you been reading my shrink's private notes or something?
5. Do you agree with Boroughs that language is a virus?
It must be because those antibacterial wipes have just never worked.
6. Do ideas really have a life of their own?
Ideas come from words. Words are viruses. Viruses have a life of their own. Ergo ideas have a life of their own.
And a few additions from Punctilious…and please, please feel free to add your own too. It's in the memetic nature. It can't be helped.
7. Which came first the meme or the memeographer?
The memeographer, I hope. But if not, it sure explains a lot.
8. If my inbox is empty who hates me more, my mailserver or everyone else?
I've never felt that my mailserver hated me, just that it was laughing at me and not with me.
9. If seven bloggers propagate seven memes of seven questions in seven days, how long will it take for David Gregory to get the message?
Who's David Gregory and how'd he get trapped in my meme? (But David Gregory's safe, I think, because our meme stands now at nine questions.)
Now for the tagging rules. You read it. You are tagged. Very simple. (But, not to worry, we've been ignored on the playground before. We promise we won't cry...much.)
Go forth, memers, and multiply. ;)