Wednesday, October 17, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

PoliShifter has tagged me.

I got tagged with this cool meme, demonstrating evolution in cyberspace:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...".

Copy the questions, and before answering them, 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 question.

* 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 great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Clubs
My great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-grandparent is Shakespeare's Sister.
My grandparent is Shayera.
My parent is PoliShifter

The best time travel film in SF/Fantasy is:

Back to the Future written & directed by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

The best scary movie(s) in scientific dystopias is:

Alien/Aliens directed by Ridley Scott/ James Cameron

The best sexy song in rock is:

Closer by Nine Inch Nails (gotta go with Poli on this one)

The best (cult?) novel in teenage angst is:

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger

5. The best stand-up comedian in American comedy is:

George Carlin

6. The best politician is:

Russ Feingold

Let not let this lineage go extinct! I am asking the following to go forth and multiply:

J. Marquis



Tom Harper



Mandelbrot's Chaos


Anonymous said...

Uhh...[hemming and hawing]...Deadbeat Alert. Sorry, but I kind of just blanked out when I was reading those questions and instructions. I really suck at any kind of team or group project like this. With sincere apologies, I'm gonna have to beg off. (I do agree with you and PoliShifter about Closer by NIN.)

Lizzy said...

Yeah, I had to read the directions several times, and I still didn't get it. I had to go to Poli for help.

Don't worry about it, Tom. I understand!!

I have sworn off all memes, but this one seemed different. That being said, no more tags!!

PoliShifter said...

Catcher in the Rye...great choice