1. Copy and paste your LJ Friends List into an update and leave behind an LJ Cut.

2. If you've met them in person or otherwise know them from the offline world, bold their screenname. If you've only talked to them on the phone, italicize their name. If you've only talked to them online, leave their name alone. If you have someone on your Friends List who has multiple LJ's, only use one and get rid of the rest from the list. If you met them in person first, underline their name.

3. Post and let other people copy the meme.

Cut because I follow memes with sheepish precision. )
As charged by [livejournal.com profile] chickenfeet2003:

Reply and I’ll give you a letter. You have to find five songs that start with that letter and post them to your journal.

"Keep Me In Your Heart For A While," Warren Zevon
"Killing Floor," Howlin' Wolf
"King Of Rock," Run-D.M.C.
"Kirsten Is A Fuckmachine," Tiger Tunes
"Kung Fu," Curtis Mayfield

Five songs starting with the letter K. (Megaupload.com)

I do memes

Aug. 17th, 2006 11:30 pm
From, originally, on my friends' list at least, [livejournal.com profile] buffyannotater:
Here are the rules: Answer all the questions with the song titles of one band/group/artist. Multiple albums are fine (recommended, in fact). State the band/group/artist you're using in the subject line. Perty simple.

Use songs whose titles answer the question, not songs whose lyrics do. Not all of us know these songs, so it's not as fun.

Covers are NOT legit unless it is on a normal (non-live) CD.

For a true 10 questions challenge, do this without the aid of the internet/CDs/outside sources.
1. Are you male or female?: "I Could Never Take The Place Of Your Man"
2. Describe yourself: "Baby I'm A Star"
3. How do some people feel about you?: "Why You Want To Treat Me So Bad"
4. How do you feel about yourself?: "U Got The Look"
5. Describe your girlfriend/boyfriend/interest: "Another Lonely Christmas"
6. Where would you rather be?: "Alphabet St."
7. Describe what you want to be: "The Ballad Of Dorothy Parker"
8. Describe how you live: "Computer Blue"
9. Describe how you love: "Shy" (erstwhily "International Lover")
10. Share a few words of wisdom: You know, I'm actually drawing a blank on drawing wisdom from Prince song titles. Lyrics, sure, but titles? Uhhh . . . "Let's Go Crazy"?

Also from [livejournal.com profile] buffyannotater, and more interactive, try to determine my favorite:

1) Television drama
2) Television comedy
3) Movie
4) Band
5) Novel (I'm going to accept any of three for this)
6) Painter
7) Pie

Good luck!
Something new to collect, via [livejournal.com profile] ann1962:

Metros of the world! )
As seen, by now, everywhere, the meme du jour:

Leave your name, and:

1. I'll respond with something random about you
2. I'll challenge you to try something
3. I'll pick a color that I associate with you
4. I'll tell you something I like about you
5. I'll tell you my first/clearest memory of you
6. I'll tell you what animal you remind me of
7. I'll ask you something I've always wanted to ask you
8. If I do this for you, you must post this on your LJ

I've got two challenges of my own to meet, and I'm off to the gym before it closes for Shavuot, so number two won't be "hold your breath waiting for me to respond."
I think the lyrics quiz has run its course. Congratulations go out to [livejournal.com profile] ladystarlightsj, [livejournal.com profile] midnightsjane, [livejournal.com profile] londonkds, [livejournal.com profile] deevalish, [livejournal.com profile] dlgood, and [livejournal.com profile] buffyannotater. The remaining songs were:

3. "Dreams are strewn across the sand /
You won't need (you won't money) /
Oh no"
"The Road To Ruin" by The Libertines.

4. "Hip shakin' mama, I told ya /
I'm in love with only you /
Gotta, do it baby why don't ya /
I'll give ya everything you want."
"I Can't Turn You Loose" by Otis Redding.

9. "Jingling a wish coin that I stole from a fountain that was drowning all the cares in the world /
When I get older climbin up on the back porch fence just to see the dogs runnin."
"Go It Alone" by Beck.

I'm not all that surprised that these went unnamed -- I doubt very much that I would have recognized any of them. I might have known which album the Beck came from, but I definitely wouldn't have known the song title.

I've gathered all ten songs together and uploaded them to YouSendIt. There are now only 10 downloads allowed to non-members, so let me know if it runs out.
There's been a rather listless response to my last update, from which I have determined that I suck you may not be as familiar with the music in question as might be hoped. I've added a few lines to the seven remaining lyrics, should that serve to shake anything free.

2. "Well, New York City really has it all /
Oh yeeeeaaa-ah, oh yeah." ([livejournal.com profile] buffyannotater recognizes "Sheena Is a Punk Rocker" by the Ramones.)

3. "Dreams are strewn across the sand /
You won't need (you won't money) /
Oh no"

4. "Hip shakin' mama, I told ya /
I'm in love with only you /
Gotta, do it baby why don't ya /
I'll give ya everything you want."

7. "Do things do things do things bad things with it /
Do things do things do things good things with it." ([livejournal.com profile] dlgood correctly notes that this is "For the Love of Money" by the Ohio Players The O'Jays.)

8. "On stage or on record /
Go to the Wiz and select it /
Take it off the rack, if it's wack put it back /
I like the Whopper, fuck the Big Mac." ("It Takes Two" -- Rob Base & DJ EZ Rock as ascertained by [livejournal.com profile] dlgood.)

9. "Jingling a wish coin that I stole from a fountain that was drowning all the cares in the world /
When I get older climbin up on the back porch fence just to see the dogs runnin."

10. "Hugging like a monkey see, monkey do /
Right beside a riverboat gambler." ([livejournal.com profile] dlgood again comes up with the identification: Terence Trent D'Arby's "Wishing Well.")

There, nothing passive aggressive about that.
I feel a little guilty because I haven't been spending enough time with the one I really love, the one whom I can't live without; I'm speaking, of course, of my poor neglected mp3 player. However, since the October trip to Egypt, I've amassed a considerable playlist. Here are ten almost randomly selected lyrics from that playlist:

1. "You're the reason for the word 'bitch.' " ([livejournal.com profile] deevalish nails it as "Roses" by Outkast.)

2. "New York City really has it all."

3. "Dreams are strewn across the sand."

4. "Hip shakin' mama, I told ya."

5. "And don't try to dig what we all s-s-s-say." ("My Generation" by the Who, as identified originally by [livejournal.com profile] ladystarlightsj.)

6. "You'll always find us . . . out to lunch." (Correctly named by [livejournal.com profile] londonkds as the Sex Pistols' "Pretty Vacant.")

7. "Do things do things do things bad things with it."

8. "I like the Whopper, fuck the Big Mac."

9. "Jingling a wish coin that I stole from a fountain that was drowning all the cares in the world "

10. "Hugging like a monkey see, monkey do."

<FONT COLOR="white">Around your answers would be appreciated.</FONT>
Apparently, I owe the universe memes.
From a bunch of people, the "What is your world-view" quiz. You'll probably already know my answer before clicking the link. After all, I did. )
Another meme, this one from [livejournal.com profile] gehayi:
a. Choose ten of your all-time favorite books.
b. Take the first sentence of the first chapter (NOT the prologue) and make a list in your journal.
c. Don't reveal the author or the title of the book.
d. Now everyone try and guess.
1. The passing of time flattens everything: the altered perspective thus created annihilates the sequence of events and replaces it with the illusion of simultaneity, an illusion reinforced by the convenient habit of slicing history into neat, decade-sized chunks.

2. Whenever, fairest ladies, I pause to consider how compassionate you all are by nature, I invariably become aware that the present work will seem to you to possess an irksome and ponderous opening. (The Decameron of Boccaccio. [livejournal.com profile] nzraya got this one, but that's a little unfair, because she's a TOTAL RINGER. Interestingly, this made [livejournal.com profile] gehayi's list too, and I didn't recognize it there until after I had typed it out for myself. Usually, I guess, I just skip to the dirty bits.)

3. On the last Thursday in March, somewhere between ten-thirty and eleven in the morning, Francine Khoury told her husband she was going out for a while, she had marketing to do. (A Walk Among the Tombstones, by Lawrence Block -- recognized by [livejournal.com profile] lynnmonster, on whom I forced the book ten years ago.)

4. Few heroes lower their sights in the prime of their lives; triumph leads inexorably on, often to destruction.

5. Towards the middle of the month of May, in the year 1660, at nine o'clock in the morning, when the sun, already high in the heavens, was fast absorbing the dew from the ramparts of the castle of Blois, a little cavalcade, composed of three men and two pages, re-entered the city by the bridge, without producing any other effect upon the strollers of the river bank beyond a first movement of the hand to the head, as a salute, and a second movement of the tongue to express, in the purest French then spoken in France: "There is Monsieur returning from hunting." ([livejournal.com profile] londonkds has ascertained that this is Dumas; but which Dumas is it?)

6. His head unnaturally aching, Barney Mayerson woke to find himself in an unfamiliar bedroom in an unfamiliar conapt building. (Philip K. Dick's The Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch -- [livejournal.com profile] lynnmonster again, with a book I gave her for her birthday.)

7. My wife and I were both born without whatever brain part it is that allows people to decorate their homes.

8. As I move my hand to write this statement of my own free will -- we can argue about the free will later -- there is in me no remorse, no desire to justify.

9. Pulling one hand from the warmth of a pocket, Jay Landsman squats down to grab the dead man's chin, pushing the head to one side until the wound becomes visible as a small, ovate hole, oozing red and white.

10. The job: take down a bookie mill, let the press in -- get some ink to compete with the fight probe.

And special bonus questions:

11. The train of events leading up to the publication of the novel Cocktail Time, a volume which, priced at twelve shillings and sixpence, was destined to create considerably more than twelve and a half bobsworth of alarm and despondency in one quarter and another, was set in motion in the smoking-room of the Drones Club in the early afternoon of a Friday in July.

12. Emma Woodhouse, handsome, clever, and rich, with a comfortable home and happy disposition, seemed to unite some of the best blessings of existence; and had lived nearly twenty-one years in the world with very little to distress or vex her.
Meme, for no real reason:
01. Post a list of 10 TV shows you love (current or canceled!)
02. Have your friends list guess your favorite CHARACTER from each show
03. When guessed bold the line and write a sentence about why you like that character
Some of these I'm not sure I know the answer for; perhaps you know me better than I know myself.

1. Buffy
2. Angel
3. Homicide
4. The Shield
5. Futurama
6. The Venture Brothers
7. Justice League
8. NewsRadio
9. 24
10. The Tick
From [livejournal.com profile] yhlee and Ogged of Unfogged, a meme in which one moves from A to Z over the internet. The variation here is to type each individual letter into the address bar and take the first site that comes up.

A: amygdalagf.blogspot.com/
B: bloglines.com/myblogs
C: coldfury.com/reason
D: dutchfurs.com/~haze/islove/?step=generate
E: evolvethought.blogspot.com/
F: fafblog.blogspot.com/
G: google.com/
H: highclearing.com/
I: imdb.com/
J: j-bradford-delong.net/movable_type/
K: kinja.com/user/dHerblay
L: livejournal.com/userinfo.bml?user=dherblay
M: markarkleiman.com/
N: nielsenhayden.com/makinglight/
O: oracleofbacon.org/cgi-bin/oracle/movielinks?firstname=Bacon%2C+Kevin&game=1&secondname=robin+sachs
P: poptext.blogspot.com/
Q: query.nytimes.com/gst/abstract.html?res=F10913FB3B5A0C738FDDA80994DC404482
R: reason.com/hitandrun/
S: scalzi.com/whatever/
T: theagitator.com/
U: us.f503.mail.yahoo.com/ym/ShowFolder?rb=LiveJournal
V: voy.com/14567/
W: washingtonmonthly.com/
X: xrrf.blogspot.com/
Y: yglesias.typepad.com/matthew/
Z: zip4.usps.com/zip4/zip_responseA.jsp

I understand where all these blogs come from, and tabbed browsing means that my home pages provide five of the letters. It is, though, readily apparent which letters drove Firefox to desperation.

What URLs starting with D, O, Q or Z should I add to my daily surf?


Nov. 26th, 2004 01:43 am
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Ever since the meme went around in May, I've regretted not putting up a bunch of lyrics from unidentified songs which readers could then guess. It's fair to say that this has gnawed at my heart. I enjoyed, despite my poor showing, the guessing games posted by lynnmonster and Chad Orzel, but I think my favorite set had to be the one by [livejournal.com profile] tahnan. Instead of just posting the words, he created ten separate puzzles from the lyrics. I know a good idea when I see one, and I am shameless enough to steal not only his idea but his puzzle forms as well. Unfortunately, I was able to solve (and, in fact, understand the mechanisms of) only eight of his ten song-puzzles, so I've had to bring in two other (much more complicated) types of puzzles.

So, following the lj-cut, there are ten puzzles, to which the answers are all lyrics from songs which have played on my MP3 player within the last three months. I won't say that the representation of my musical taste is entirely balanced (I do listen to black music made after 1972, for example, and white music made before 1976), but I like all the answers. Whether or not the puzzles are as likeable, I'll leave up to you.

To prevent the game from being ruined in the comments, I'm turning automatic screening on. If you want your answer unscreened, you should use invisotext; for example, if your answer to number twelve were "Spice Up Your Life" you might type:
Answer to #12: <font color="white">The Spice Girls, "Spice Up Your Life."</font>
Please put each answer in invisotext separately, as different solvers proceed at different speeds.

(The Spice Girls definitely don't feature in this quiz. Shut up.)

And so, without further ado: the puzzles . . .  )


ETA: It is traditional in these memes to outlaw Googling, but I figure that if you've done the work of solving the puzzle, you shouldn't get frustrated because you don't recognize the lyric.

Now, Googling to solve the acrostic? That action rests on a moral foundation made of sand.

A meme!

Apr. 29th, 2004 12:04 am
Well, a variation on an earlier meme, one that I didn't do; the result of this, however, was too good to pass up.

1. Go into your LJ's archives.
2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).
3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).
4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions.

But without further disclaimer, I present True Porn Clerk Stories.

(Vector of infection: [livejournal.com profile] yhlee.)
Taken from [livejournal.com profile] timian, whose results were as freakishly accurate as mine:

Your True Nature by llScorpiusll
The quality that most appeals to you:Loyalty
In a survival situation, you:Outsmart your attacker
Your hidden talent is:Pragmatism
Your gift is:Irresistible attractiveness
In groups, you:Observe others' behaviour
Your best quality is:Your sense of humour
Your weakness is:Your jealous nature
Created with quill18's MemeGen 3.0!
From, in rough order of appearence on my friends list, [livejournal.com profile] gehayi, [livejournal.com profile] scrollgirl and [livejournal.com profile] londonkds: do I believe . . .  )
Angel rocked. That's all I plan to say about it now. I guess I probably won't be getting any links from [livejournal.com profile] mutant_allies this week.

I am on DSL now, and all wireless! I can't send mail through my new email yet from Outlook, and now I seem to be unable to send mail (though I can receive it) through the old email. Because I have obsessively checked and double checked all the entries in Outlook's Email Accounts settings, and because my earlier problems have mostly turned out to be their fault and not mine, I'm blaming SBC for now. Still, if anyone has any suggestions for something I may have overlooked, I'm open to suggestions.

[livejournal.com profile] oyceter, [livejournal.com profile] deevalish and [livejournal.com profile] lynnmonster have all tempted me to indulge in the meme of the moment, but most of my answers sound pretty stupid ("something sweet within sight and any liquid in the kitchen?" that would be "Coke Coke" -- which is also my answer for "last snack food you ate and favorite drink"), so I will reproduce only the first one, which I like, though I'm not sure whether garlic is a spice, a vegetable, or just a necessity.

EXOTIC FOREIGNER ALIAS = Favorite Spice + Last Foreign Vacation Spot
Cilantro Leytonstone.

Second non-Monday in a row with a time below five minutes, by the way.



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