Thursday, October 18, 2007

Pharyngula meme

Okay, Ellroon at Rants from the Rookery tagged me for the Pharyngula "Mutating Genre" Meme, a bloggy experiment in Darwinian somethingsomething...

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 archy.
My grandparent is Why Now?
My parent is Rants from the Rookery.

The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is: Slaughterhouse Five, by Kurt Vonnegut

The best “bad” movie in scientific dystopias is: Mad Max

The best sexy song in rocknroll: Stray Cat Blues, by the Stones

(I left the first two questions un-mutated and gave my own answers. I mutated the genre of the last question from "music" to "rock and roll" and gave my own answer.)

Copy the instructions and list of blogs (adding a "great" where applicable) -- I'm your parent, Rants from the Rookery is your grandparent, etc. Okay guys (don't kill me, hahaha) play if you want to:

Prole at A Creative Revolution

Dr. Dawg (Dawg's Blawg)

April Reign

the Rev. at the Woodshed

and last but not least, Impolitical

I'm curious to see what PZ does with this.