Friday, October 19, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre

Anon has tagged me for The Pharyngula mutating genre meme.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 Ancestry:
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is archy.
My great-great-great-grandparent is Why Now?
My great-great-grandparent is Hipparchia.
My great-grandfathers are Archaeopteryx and Kiefus.
My grandfather is Catnapping.
My Mom is BirdAnonymous
My version of the questions:
• The best silly movie in comedy is: Young Frankenstein.
• The worst earworm in pop music is: Short People, by Randy Newman.
• The best alt-country album in country music is: Wailin Jennys, 40 Days.

To keep the meme alive, I'm passing it along to:

Another Tangential Thinker

Terry's Timeout

Who really cares anyway

29 comments:

RED MOJO said...

Just copy and paste the entire post, edit, change and answer the questions. For ancestry add one great to everyone and I will be your Mom. Have Fun! Then Tag at least 3 bloggers.

Anonymous said...

Short People! HAHAHHAAAAAA Forgot about that one! Thanks for playing Red Mojo ... I was almost extinct!

If I put how to make a link in a comment on a comment - it doesn't work! Instructions can only be emailed, I have an email address in my profile :)

You're catching onto this blogging ultra speedy!

Catnapping said...

I'm your grandmother, honey.

Can I pinch your cheek? Yer cute as a button.

kj said...

do i understand this?

how come you did so easily and i am still trying to figure out what the heck this meme is all about?

have i taken the time to read all this? will i in time?

oh, the drama.....

tsduff said...

Not to worry - give me a few minutes. I'll have to ponder this stuff LOL. PS, I enjoy your blog.

Anonymous said...

In time for 'what' KJ? In time for when the Hellcats start stalking you? Too late! MWHAHHAHHAAAA. Oooh, I see Mum has visited! Watch your birds Daughter ... she'll gobble them up!

Ces said...

Now I get it!

RED MOJO said...

Hi Mom, Thanks for stopping by, and grandma, this is a pleasant surprise! Yes, I am available for pinching.

kj, I had to email Anon for help on the "tag" thing. Other than that, it's not too complicated. I'd be happy to help you if you decide to do it.

tsduff, Thank you, I think you will be my only decendant. I enjoy yours too! :)

RED MOJO said...

Ces, I'm glad I could shed some light on something. What are you talking about?
Thanks for stopping in to see me.

kj said...

ok, i am going to print out anon's post, and then your post, compare the two,and see if i can figure this out (of course, when i have a quiet moment or two).

then there's ces saying she already gets it. so what else is new--she is admittedly more intelligent than i. i accept that. in fact, i like it...

:)

Craig D said...

I finally got over here and I'll try to keep the mutation going when I can sit down and do a proper response.

Thanks for dropping by my blog.

"Sonny Boy"

Anonymous said...

OH goodie! That's TWO grandchildren ... you're very clever Red Mojo!

Anonymous said...

WHAAAAA there's a boy too! 'Craig' is an improvement to the name 'KJ' *sigh* Young people and what they call their babies ... at least he isn't named 'ROCK'!

RED MOJO said...

kj, Good luck, call me if ya want.

Craig D, Thank you so much for playing. I appreciate that!

Anonymommy, You're welcome! I am going to have one of each! Woohoo!

kj said...

WHAAAT? craig is a better name than kj? BLAHHHHH!

Craig D said...

You're welcome, mojo. I'm not sure if the folks I tagged will keep it going. Hey, that's their problem.

kj: Sorry for being me...

Anonymous said...

Oh goodness! I think KJ is jealous her sister spat out a child first ;)

RED MOJO said...

Anon, I'm not sure she wants to be part of the family, but I can tell you one thing. That son of mine is shooting blanks! His attempts to reproduce are a joke. Go click his links and you'll see what I mean. George Bush indeed~ This meme is far too complicated for him to figure out!

Craig D said...

"His attempts to reproduce are a joke."

Ah, it's just like I'm back on the dating scene again. If had a nickel for every girl who said that...

Anonymous said...

You were RIGHT Red Mojo! I take back all the mean things I said about KJ ... if she does the meme
};-}

Craig D said...

KJ: This is a tough crowd! Choose well; even the president of the United States isn't good enough for them.

ALL: I'll rethink my choices so as to not spoil your bids for internet immortality. Folks with your senses of humor deserve to have their genes perpetuated.

GROUP HUG!!!

RED MOJO said...

Anon, Well, it seems like I'm a natural at this Mother stuff. I have shamed my boy into doing the right thing. And by the right thing, I mean, what I want him to do!

Craig D, I knew I chose wisely ;)
Group Hug back.

Anonymous said...

AWWWWWWW ...

*watch your neck Red Mojo!*

RED MOJO said...

Anon, what's my neck gonna do?

Anonymous said...

You've seen Sonny Boy's teeth!?!

tsduff said...

okay, lets not and say we did. Does that count? I'm a wuss with figureing out that thing. I've only got a bird brain anyhow.

RED MOJO said...

tsduff, that's okay. It is the thought that counts. I have Craig D, my only child. He's turned out to be a very good egg. I'll have to be content with that. :)

Craig D said...

In all fairness, cs has had spinal tap issues with her son this past week and she's moving into her new house this weekend. She may yet come though, as she has a way with the memes. (Best wishes, cs!)

And as Norman Bates once said, "A boy's best friend is his mother!"

RED MOJO said...

Craig D, The day I picked my three people to tag, I went to CS's blog and saw that her son was about to having the procedure, so I never even tagged her. I didn't choose another blogger to tag. So I was down to 2. That's why you're my only legacy. :)