Thursday, October 18, 2007

The Pharyngula Mutating Genre Meme

Candace tagged me. These memes always seem to go much more smoothly while partaking of the spirits, but since I'm currently sober with nary a bottle of le vin in sight, I'll fall back on that true-blue-liberal camaraderie of sharing in the misery. Rules are as follows:

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-great-great-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Clubs.
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-grandparent is Shakespeare's Sister.
My great-great-grandparent is Shayera.
My great-grandparent is PoliShifter.
My grandparent is Lizzy.
My parent is Candace.

1. The best time travel film in SF/Fantasy is: The Adventures of the Doughy Pantload Planet of the Apes.

2. The best scary movie in scientific dystopias is: Alien.

3. The best cult novel in teenage angst is: Oh shit, I don't know. I mostly read old stuff. The Catcher in the Rye, I suppose.

4. The best stand-up comedian in American comedy is: George Carlin.

5. The best sexy movie in American film is: Penthouse Pets 9 The Piano.

6. The best French poet in the nineteenth century is: Charles Baudelaire.

Some folks don't like doing memes, and since us lefties are known the world over to be wishy-washy, I certainly won't send a gang of Blackwater thugs to break down your front door and force you at gunpoint to fill this out. On the other hand, if the following don't answer and/or alter these questions as per the command of our octopus overlord, well, heavy are the hearts that carry the blame for starting World War III to their irradiated graves:

Evil Mommy.
Yazoo Street Scandal.

Je m'excuse, mes amis.


PoliShifter said...

dude, I know I'm your great grandparent and all, but fucking Cleveland lost.

You guys better get it together.

I work with a Boston puke fan. I need Cleveland to kick their ass!

Don't fail me! (please)!

Randal Graves said...

Wait. You're counting on a Cleveland sports team? BWAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA.

Gramps, let me explain something that you need to hip to. Cleveland'll just break your fucking heart.

spyderkl said...

*sigh* Well, you asked for it...

Candace said...

Great! Thanks for playing along. I'm getting worried about the others I tagged. I don't want my line to die out!

Randal Graves said...

Only so many posts about the machinations of BushCo I can write before slamming my head against the monitor becomes appealing!

I should start penning stuff about flowers and trees. Though those will be affected by global warming. Damn you, humanity!