Saturday, July 19, 2008

What's in a Meme?

classic monster movie montage What is a meme? Wikipedia defines it thus: "At its most basic, an Internet meme is simply the propagation of a digital file or hyperlink from one person to others using methods available through the Internet (for example, email, blogs, social networking sites, instant messaging, etc.). The content often consists of a saying or joke, a rumor, an altered or original image, a complete website, a video clip or animation, or an offbeat news story, among many other possibilities. An Internet meme may stay the same or may evolve over time, by chance or through commentary, imitations, and parody versions, or even by collecting news accounts about itself. Internet memes have a tendency to evolve and spread extremely quickly, sometimes going in and out of popularity in a matter of days. They are spread organically, voluntarily, peer to peer, rather than by compulsion, predetermined path, or completely automated means." Sounds interesting? Read more

Jenny at Multifarious Mushrooms has tagged me, so this meme is in response to her post.

Here are my 4 things

Four jobs I’ve had:

  • Art teacher

  • Computing teacher

  • Web designer

  • Jazz guitarist

Four movies I can watch over and over:

  • Metropolis (a previously undiscovered uncut version was recently discovered in Buenos Aires. Read more about the lost footage here. I can't wait to see it.)

  • Nosferatu (original version)

  • King Kong (original version)

  • Jurassic Park

Four places I’ve lived:

  • Sydney noth

  • Sydney inner west

  • Sydney south

  • North Coast NSW

Four TV shows I love:

  • Dexter

  • Underbelly

  • Gordon Ramsay, kitchen nightmares

  • Q & A with Tony Jones

Four places I’ve vacationed:

  • Tasmania

  • Cairns

  • L.A.

  • MN

Four of my favorite dishes:

  • Balmain bugs

  • Lobster sushimi

  • Beef Wellington

  • Thai Penang curry

Four sites I visit daily:

Four places I would rather be right now:

  • Tasmania

  • Cairns

  • L.A.

  • MN
People I tag:

7 comments:

Jenny said...

Oh my God, you tagged me. I've already done this meme. I can't think who else to send another one to.

Your taste in movies is shocking :) Different ages, different genders.

BioTecK said...

Thnx for tagging me. :) So you love Dexter too?! :D I can't wait till I see the 3th season of it! ;)

Bikran said...

Thank you very much for tagging me . ..i will surely tag you if i will post my meme ( thanks for the definition and link of the meme before this post i was unaware of it ) ...Nice to know your choices.You got the taste there .

Liam said...

I'm glad to hear someone appreciates my taste! I think the meme thing is a fun idea; thanks for your responses.

iWalk said...

I think it's an interesting game.
Keep on tag. :P

iWalk said...

Thanks Liam give me a chance to continue this game.

Yeah, I already finished my job.:)

Liam said...

Hi bioteck, yes I do love Dexter too. It's become my new must see show of the week. I haven't been watching it long and I'm still trying to work it out; a psychopath who only kills bad people and is nice to everyone else... Certainly an unusual idea for a show. I only know I thoroughly enjoy it; so unlike the usual run of the mill.