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Tag…you’re it! July 30, 2007

Posted by whatpushesmybuttons in funny, humor, opinion.

So several weeks ago (or what seems like several weeks ago even though it was only technically 11 days) I was “tagged” by Tom at the Tao of Masonry (try saying that 10 times fast…starting now!) with a Meme. Meme’s seem to be the “it” thing these days among bloggers, mainly as a way to challenge their fellow blogger friends to reveal more information about themselves. It’s almost like getting picked on to speak in front of the class…but the class is full of really cool people who are listening to your every word. So when you’re tagged by your peers it is a pretty special feeling…knowing that someone out there really likes what you do (cue violin and tears).

This particular meme calls for the tagged blogger (in this case myself) to pick five posts that I feel identifies, or gets to the core of my blogging. Now I know I had viewers vote on what their favorite posts were last year and among those you’ll find my “best” stuff. However to single out five posts after a year plus of blog postings is pretty tough. Do you single out the most disgusting? The most humorous? Or the one that required the most thought?

Anyway, my apologies to Tom for being tardy on my tag response, but without further adieu, here is my “Death By Blog Meme”:

The posts I feel best identifies or gets to the core of this blog are (in no particular order):

1) The Rules of Pedestrian Engagement
This particular post took me a few days to write and while the idea could have been more expanded upon, was an idea I had (albeit a bit nonsensical) that incorporated original thought as well as plenty of sarcasm and humor. Plus the bonus came when Time Out New York ran a similar idea a few months later in their magazine, and nearly (and apparently coincidentally) incorporated many of the same ideas that were published within this particular post. So kudos to me for beating them to the punch!

2) If the food’s so bad for you, then why are there no fat chinese people?
I loved writing this post because it grew out of another nonsensical thing that popped into my head. Plus it allowed me to incorporate my favorite comedian of all time, John Pinette, and played upon my strength of sarcasm (especially with the absorbing calories through your skin part). I think the best line from this post was Egg Roll meet Duck Sauce, Duck Sauce meet Egg Roll. I crack up whenever I have an egg roll now, and always chuckle to myself when I’m dipping the egg roll into the duck sauce for the first time. I hope you enjoyed that post too.

3) The Ultimate Shower Songs…Part one and deux
I loved writing the ultimate shower songs because it was the first real thing i published on my blog (besides my first post on american idol). It was an idea I had for years, spurred on by watching hours of those Time-Life infomercials with the best songs of the 80s, 90s, barbershop classics, etc. So I finally had a venue to express my take on the whole singing in the shower thing that everyone seems to do but no one readily admits too. I’m still hoping that Fox or one of the networks will pick this up as a competition. Really. Would you rather watch someone singing in the shower or someone trying to remember a line while singing karoake.

Although you know what? Fuck it. I’m producing my own Shower Songs segment soon and publishing it right here on this blog. That’s right. You heard it here first. Video and all! (no worries, the camera won’t be in the shower with me, it’ll be behind the curtain). So if you have any suggestions on songs you’d like me to sing besides the ones published already on this blog please reply to this post or email me with your suggestions. Thanks!

4) Good Humor Friday
Ice cream. Politics. Religion. Bad business practices. What else could you ask for in a blog posting? Any catholic who is looking for an alternative to giving up meat for lent should push for Good Humor Friday!

5) Staring Problem
Why? Well because it shows my typical thought process and the random trains of thought that race in and out of my head. Plus it showcases my ability to draw in completely random references (in this case, Seinfeld, Austin Powers, Soul Train and Broadway Bill Lee) that somehow all tie together nicely. I think that’s the essence of this blog…random bullshit that is funny and somehow makes sense (sometimes).

Anyway, that’s my “death by blog meme” response.

I guess I now have to “tag” 5 other people to keep this meme going lest I want to end up with Influenzia or Scurvy or some other untreatable disease that the “chain gang” would punish me with.

Soooo…i’d like to “tag” (sorry guys!):

Tortious: CDP – I know…you’re thinking fuck…another tag! But if you needed something to write about on a rainy day ๐Ÿ˜‰

Laurie Kendrick: Laurie has some doozy posts to share from the past few months…so I’m sure she can think of 5 good ones!

Ration Reality: Sorry Jesse/BOE/Ape…but you guys have some great shit to gloat about so this should be easy for you.

Stiletto: Sorry Stiletto…another “tag” for you…but consider this one a “love tap” so to speak…plus it’ll give you an easy blog post if you don’t feel like writing something someday.

And last but not least I want to tag the “Panel of Experts”. Why? Because I think their shit is funny. And even if they don’t participate in this “meme” so be it…but I just wanted to call attention to how humorous they are!



1. candice - July 30, 2007

i’d have to agree with your suggestions…they all do your blog well…then again i laugh at everything you write so what do i know! ๐Ÿ˜‰

2. elyse - July 30, 2007

amen to that candice!

3. Mr. Blogger - July 30, 2007

ha yeah..i’ve seen these meme’s go round and round…i’ve done my best to steer clear of them!

4. ethan - July 30, 2007

Yankees Suck! Yankees Suck!

5. tiffany - July 30, 2007

Although you know what? Fuck it. Iโ€™m producing my own Shower Songs segment soon and publishing it right here on this blog. Thatโ€™s right. You heard it here first. Video and all! (no worries, the camera wonโ€™t be in the shower with me, itโ€™ll be behind the curtain).

OMG…i can’t wait for that!!! ๐Ÿ™‚

6. trent - July 30, 2007

“So if you have any suggestions on songs youโ€™d like me to sing besides the ones published already on this blog please reply to this post or email me with your suggestions. Thanks!”

hmm…besides hearing you belt out some tunes from the shower song posts how bout adding a little Bohemian Rhapsody to the mix? This way we can hear you show off your vocal range? whatdya say?

7. howie - July 30, 2007

dude…if you beat one of the networks to the punch that would be awesome!! go for it!

8. gary - July 30, 2007

How bout adding Dust in the Wind to the shower song queue??

9. bob - July 30, 2007

hmm…something girly…like material girl…or you don’t bring me flowers ๐Ÿ˜‰

10. dean - July 30, 2007

oh man…you’re just asking for trouble…let’s just see how you do with the songs you’ve suggested first before we comment on your showersong singing ability ๐Ÿ˜‰

11. Chris - July 30, 2007

Dean: Fair enough…although my bathroom doesn’t have the best acoustics…but i guess i’ll make do ๐Ÿ™‚ Give me a few weeks and it’ll be produced. Just snippets from each song…like you get on those infomercials!

Trent, Gary: Good suggestions

Bob: you don’t bring me flowers yes…madonna maybe.

12. The Bagel of Everything - July 30, 2007

We’re game.
Give me a day or so to tear my team away from the tentacle-rape image boards and underage myspace profiles.

Um…research, ya know.

13. nelson - July 31, 2007

how bout like a virgin if you’re gonna do any madonna songs? ๐Ÿ™‚

14. cdp - July 31, 2007

Can I admit to having just downloaded all of the tunes from the ultimate shower songs lists?

And now if you’ll excuse me, I have a date with my rubber duckie.

15. cdp - July 31, 2007

oh, and I’m working on my list. lemme finish these TPS reports and I’ll get right on it . . .

16. cdp - July 31, 2007

Oh, and also can I please submit the Flashdance song (what a feeling) for consideration? You could totally do that whole running in place thing in the shower.

Probably shouldn’t try it drunk. I’m just saying.

17. lumberg - July 31, 2007

ooh…cdp, gonna have to talk to you about those tps reports. ooh…yeah.

18. Chris - July 31, 2007

CDP: haha…nice…i’ll consider it. I was trying to keep any running/triple toe-loops in the shower at a minimum, but for you, i’d gladly make an exception. ๐Ÿ˜‰

And no worries…i won’t try drinking and singing in the shower. Well…unless i bust out any bill joel songs.

19. cdp - July 31, 2007

Okay, sorry. I’m totalling stealing your thunder. Got so inpsired by the whole idea that I made my own list of ultimate shower songs. Check tortious for the run-down.

20. Chris - July 31, 2007

Cool…no worries about stealing my thunder. I liked your take on the list…especially with the “dancing in the shower” theme.

You can check out CDPs list here: http://cindypoe.typepad.com/tortious/2007/07/ultimate-shower.html

Job well done! ๐Ÿ™‚

21. Stiletto - August 3, 2007

Thanks for the tag. I’ll try to work on it once the coast is clear.

22. Chris - August 3, 2007

No worries…you can save it for a rainy day. ๐Ÿ˜‰

23. Stiletto - August 3, 2007

I love rainy days and it never rains enough in DC for my taste…Maybe I should live in Seattle. Anyway, I know you didn’t mean it literally…

24. Is this really the best we can do? « Ration Reality - August 9, 2007

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