My friend over at The Responsible Puppet introduced me to the concept of a meme, so I thought I’d try one here. I’d never heard of it, so if you haven’t either, here’s a definition:
meme: n. A unit of cultural information, such as a cultural practice or idea, that is transmitted verbally or by repeated action from one mind to another.
Basically, I’m asking you a question about a culturally relevant “thing,” and you answer and can pass on the action to someone else (or not). A side note, I CANNOT stand chain letters or guilt letters, as they should be called. So if the “pass on the action” part of this in anyway reminds you of a guilt-inducing chain letter, disregard it and just have fun answering a silly question.
One more thing on chain letters, I don’t believe them. Not any of them (I don’t question the motives of the friend who sent it to me, just the originator of it). I recently got one that was a prayer chain letter that you had to sign and pass on to 5 or 10 people and my first thought was that it was a hoax. My two cents is, if it is a real prayer concern, don’t use chain letters as your mode of passing it around. I just feel manipulated and annoyed. Enough. Here’s the meme:
List the song or songs you would sing at your American Idol audition.
You get bonus points for:
-naming multiple songs
-naming songs that might cause you embarrassment or would surprise those who think they know you.
-naming your favorite judge
-telling what you think the judges would say
I would sing Dixie Chicks, Wide Open Spaces or Queen, Find Me Somebody to Love, or Billy Joel, For the Longest Time. My favorite judge is Simon, but I like the new Cara too. And I think they would tell me that I was boring, lacking personality, forgettable. But, who knows, maybe they’d think I was great?
Credits: Thanks, Scott, for the idea and format!