K8, I shall get you back for tagging me. Mark my words.
Roishe. Let’s get this one over with, shall we? It took two full containers of St. Johns Wort before I could remember why I was doing 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-great grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Archy.
My great-great-great-great-great grandparent is Why Now?
My great-great-great-great grandparent is Hipparchia.
My great-great-great grandfathers are Archaeopteryx and Kiefus.
My great-great grandfather is Catnapping.
My great grandmother is BirdAnonymous
My grandmother is Baino.
My Mom is K8 the Gr8
My statements:


The best “bad” movie in comedy is: Grandma’s Boy
The best “worst earworm” in 80’s music is: Electric Avenue by Eddie Grant
The best “re-readable novel” in school-days literature is: “The Catcher in the Rye” by J.D. Salinger
The best “female-fronted” band in Rock and Roll is Blondie

Now for the fun part. I hereby pass this P.I.T.A. MEME to:

Kate at Because I said so

Cravey at What can’t be looked for

Wordnerd at Jambalaya!


The Pharyngula Mutating Genre — 8 Comments

  1. Haha onya Brian, you’re a good sport -“dumm dooo dooo on Electric Avenue, something ’bout getting higher . . ” (Bastard)

  2. We’re gonna’ rock down to……Electric Avenue…..and then we’ll take ya’ higher!
    (evil laughter ensues) Hahahahahahaha!!

  3. Thank goodness I’m your Great Granny and I don’t want to see your Grandma’s movie! Congrats to being part of the family! Blondie rocks!!

  4. I think I might be honored to be tagged, but – and I mean this in all seriousness – I don’t understand what I’m supposed to do.

    So, instead of graciously accepting a re-explanation, I’m going to stick my fingers in my ears (well, I suppose, in my eyes, seeing as how the Internet is a visual phenomenon) and remind myself that it’s all way, way beyond me.

    I’ll just curl up, extinct, and hang out with the dodo bird. I hear they make great margaritas.

  5. Kate, do like I did and read it, re-read it, re-re-read it, give up, go back and re-read it. drink heavily, re-read it, fall asleep while re-reading it, threaten suicide, threaten the person who sent it to you and then eventually……wait! Can dodo birds make martinis too?

  6. I imagine so. The dodo birds in my world are fabulous martinis.

    I acknowledge, willingly, the superiority of your blogging-goodness to mine. I do memes, upon occasion, but only ones that allow reflexive, thoughtless regurgitation of random facts or similar. Actual thinking? Gawd forbid.