Monday, October 11, 2010
Playing with Memes.
My good friend Bea Sempere has slapped me upside the head with a meme. What's a meme, you ask? Well, I'm here to tell you. I don't know. So I looked it up:
According to Wiki, a meme is a unit of cultural ideas, symbols or practices, which can be transmitted from one mind to another through writing, speech, gestures, rituals or other imitable phenomena. So what does that have to do with the questions below? I haven't a clue, but Bea asked 'em so I'll answer 'em, then pass this thing along to someone else who'll be stuck with it.
1. If you could have any superpower, what would you have? Why?
Back when I was a puppy, George Reeves played Superman on TV. And every time I walked by the girls' locker room at school, I envied him for one of his superpowers--the ability to see through walls.
Why? Why do you think?
2. Who is your style icon?
If, by style, you mean fashion, then clearly I'd have to admit to admiring Homer Simpson. Otis the drunk from the Andy Griffith show comes in a close second.
If you're talking instead about writing style, then I'd probably have to opt for one of my two favorite horror writers--Robert McCammon or Jack Ketchum. I don't write like either of them--I don't even try to, but wish I could.
I wonder who I do write like.
3. What is your favorite quote?
"Forgive, O Lord, my little jokes on Thee and I'll forgive Thy great big one on me." ~Robert Frost.
This one's getting reprinted onto the keychains that'll be passed out at my memorial service. If you want one, put your name on the list.
Oh, and MisterBastard? If you plan on raising your leg in the vicinity of my grave, you better plan on showing up early. From what I understand, there'll be a pretty long lineup with the same plans as you.
4. What is the best compliment you’ve ever received?
When I was in grade school, one of my teachers kept trying to catch me not paying attention in class. What I'd do was stare out the window and daydream. One day she said to me, "I know you're not paying attention, but somehow you hear the last few words I say, figure out what question I was asking and come up with the answer. I don't know how you do it, but I'll catch you sooner or later." She never did. And I still daydream.
5. What playlist/CD is in your CD Player/iPod right now?
Brother Ray. I forget which album. It doesn't matter. They were all great.
6. Are you a night owl or a morning person?
I'm in bed before some people even begin thinking about dinner. Then again, I'm old, so what did you expect?
7. Do you prefer dogs or cats?
What kind of question is this? There is no choice here, people. Cats are vile, filthy, evil creatures. Dogs are kind and loving. Besides, I'm not allergic to dogs.
8. What is the meaning behind your blog name?
The title of my blog, What do you mean, I should start a blog? should be pretty self-evident. I had bunches of people on my case telling me "start a blog, start a blog, start a blog." But I didn't want to. Obviously, they eventually convinced me and WDYMISSAB is what resulted. Blame them, not me.
Okay, now I get to pass this on to a few others for their amusement. I think I'm gonna stick with Horror Hounds this time: