Thursday, October 18, 2007


"Jennifer" has tagged me. Now I just have to figure out how the hell this thing works. Pour myself a drink, pour myself another, yell at the kids, okay, here we go.

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 great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-
great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-grandparent is
Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-grandparent is Shakespeare's Sister.
My grandparent is Excuse This Mess...
My parent is Jennifer.

1. The best comedy in scientific dystopias is: A Boy and His Dog.

2. The best sexy song in rock is: Sex by Berlin.

3. The best cult novel in absurdist fiction is: A Confederacy of Dunces by John Kennedy Toole.

4. The best use of ground meat in American cooking is: the chili dog.

And with that I turn over the keys to Billy, Kathleen, and the famous Mr. almostinfamous.


Anonymous said...

LOL @ #4.

Anonymous said...

I couldn't figure this meme out, so I made up my own rules to mutate the dang thing.

Stop by and add one, cuz I'm creating a whole new meme.

Anyone reading this....please do the same.

Anonymous said...

i had to do mine without the benefit of booze.

i hope you appreciate the effort that takes, meme-parent!!

i want an A for Abstention, even though i'd rather have an A for alcofreakinhol

zombie rotten mcdonald said...

That's a pretty good song, actually. The video is pretty good too.

I almost went with Duran Duran's "Girls On Film" just for the video, then thought about "whiskey Sex Shack" by the Mekons, just for Sally's sex kitten-nurse persona...

Brando said...

Nice call on Confederacy of Dunces. Such a great novel.

Kathleen said...


zombie rotten mcdonald said...

Don Johnson never did anything better than A Boy and His Dog.

Anonymous said...

Oh! Come on BP! I'm surprised you didn't put down Don's, Heartbeat for sexiest rock tune!

Anonymous said...

How on earth did I forget Dweezil in that video???

Snag said...

"Girls on Film." That's a good one. I considered Robert Palmer's "Addicted to Love" but I don't think the song's that hot, it's the video that works.