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I moved from NYC to LA in October, 2003. And though I still think NYC is the greatest city in the world, I'm truly loving life here in the City of Angels. I'm a writer, reader, and occasional picture-taker.

Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Memetics

So, it has been just under 24 hours since I posted my meme. And I thought I'd just check in on it -- the only time I will do so (since memes should take on lives of their own). Still, I thought it would be interesting to see how far it has traveled in 24 hours.

As far as I can see, 28 people have received the call to answer (including myself). 10 have done so already (and if I missed any from the last few minutes, forgive me). I'm seeing some interesting overlaps and responses -- a few people who have done telemarketing (as have I) and a few bartenders or bartender wannabes (I always said I should be one). 2 quotes from Raising Arizona, a few Jaws references already, and many early memories of drive-ins. I never have been to one, but I'll try to post a drive-in themed memory soon.

If you count me as Generation 0, those who I tagged as Gen 1, and their tagees as Gen 2, etc, here's how it all breaks down. 1 responder in Gen 0 (obviously), one Gen 1, two Gen 2, five Gen 3, and one Gen 4, so far. Just to give the shout-outs to respondees and then drop the topic:

Gen 1: Shawna
Gen 2: Dave, Kira
Gen 3: Lawrence, Kristen, William, Ras, Shawn
Gen 4: 101

A special shout out to 101, also, for exploring the mathematics of a spreading meme in his post. Interesting -- check it out.

Finally, I hope others will start more scribocentric memes in the future. This is fun (for me at least).

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13 Comments:

Blogger Warren said...

This thing is spreading like wildfire. Took me half an hour just to check all the sites and see who hasn't yet been tagged.

Anyway, add me to the list, as I just got the answers up on the site. Had a ball with it. Thanks!

12:40 AM  
Blogger Patrick J. Rodio said...

Yeah, I was tagged, and I've already posted.

6:34 AM  
Blogger Webs said...

Yes, I'm very proud to have memorized the 3 times table.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Chris Soth said...

Ok, looks like I'm the last first generation Jim-Caviziel-junkie to Pay it Forward. Hope the ones I tagged were first-timers...yipe.

12:41 PM  
Blogger taZ said...

Once again you managed to turn the scribosphere up and down!

Hope you do the same succe with your scripts!;)

4:12 PM  
Anonymous Lucy said...

Pick me! Pick me! (Oh God, having flashbacks to the schoolyard already)

But go on! You know you want to...

7:22 PM  
Blogger Eric Andrade said...

Thank you for doing this, Joel. Seriously, I just found another umpteen blogs that I have to put on my bookmark list. Damn, there are a lot of us!

7:29 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Lucy -- wish I could, but the meme is on its own now! ;-)

Eric -- my pleasure. If you want more, look back at my archives for my post "Hands Across the Scribosphere" and it's follow-up post. LOTS more to check out there, and plenty more since then.

7:49 PM  
Blogger MaryAn Batchellor said...

Been tagged. Did my job. Sent it to three others. Now, I'm going to drown myself in Ben & Jerry's because I just saw how prosaic and boring I am!

10:07 PM  
Blogger oneslackmartian said...

The best thing about this was seeing the quotes everyone put up. My favorite from someone's meme: "I bet these cops got SCMODS."

Oh, man, I had forgotten that line.

1:33 AM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Hey there. As I said, I'm not going to post on the topic of this meme again, but I wanted to alert y'all to something in the comments here.

Lee Thomson, in his answer to this, also put out a link to a del.icio.us page of all the people across the blogosphere (because let's face it, it's gone beyond the scribosphere) who have answered this. Very cool.

http://leethomson.blogspot.com/2006/01/round-and-round-garden_12.html

6:24 PM  
Blogger Merkin said...

So THAT's where it came from! Thanks for inventing it, I guess I must be G6 by now. It was fun filling it in. Keep up the good work ,Joel.

Yours

Merkin

7:26 PM  
Blogger Fun Joel said...

Actually, Merkin, according to Lee Thomson (who has been keeping track), it is at least Gen 10! I'm shocked and pleased.

8:00 PM  

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