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Mar. 11th, 2005

"DO NOT READ"

The "Tempting Fate" meme:

1. Make an LJ-cut post with "DO NOT READ" as the text.
2. Do not select a "mood" for this post.
3. If anyone clicks the cut, they are to comment and admit to doing so.
4. Anyone who reads this also has to do the same in THEIR journal, thus continuing the neverending madness.

This meme brought to you via saycestsay.
Heh,
Chris

Comments

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kijjohnson
Mar. 11th, 2005 06:53 pm (UTC)
Oh, har de har. I saw right through this one. If you comment without reading it first, then you can read it on your "Post a comment in response" page and you're home free.
stroppy_baggage
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:01 pm (UTC)
Me, I read it cos this was the third one I saw, and wanted to know what meme-nonsense was afoot.

No, I won't be posting it. There's enough crap out on the web without adding chain-letter memes.

Bollocks, I say.

kijjohnson
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:06 pm (UTC)
I love your sweet voice of reason, Pete.
saycestsay
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:20 pm (UTC)
*thbbpt!*
stroppy_baggage
Mar. 12th, 2005 10:01 pm (UTC)
Sweet? I think you misspelled 'curt'...

I don't mind memes, and there's been a couple of very good ones that I missed cos I was so busy in Jan & Feb. I actually will dig those up and take my shot at them some time...

mckitterick
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:23 pm (UTC)
Oh, and I bet you don't forward those pyramid letters, either? You're the one who prevents me from earning millions! Bastard!

Chris
stroppy_baggage
Mar. 12th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
Not only don't I forward them, I burn them in effigy, bucko!
the_monkey_king
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:21 pm (UTC)
Guilty, but I will not post the chain letter.

I'm still trying to hold to a strict "no memes" policy.
mckitterick
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:25 pm (UTC)
What a sad world it would be if there were no memes... ah, the sunshiney joy of the early morning "What level spellcaster are you?" meme, or the afternoon "if you were a crumb on the kitchen floor, what would you be?"

Chris
the_monkey_king
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:33 pm (UTC)
Sure, sometimes they are amusing. Sometimes.

But they are mental junk food, the Twinkies of the life of the mind.

I always regret posting the damn things. They make me feel fannish and weak. Sure I have something more substantial to offer, no?

My distain for the memes probably comes from the Germanic pragmatism in me. Or the Northern European gloom in ma soul. :)
saycestsay
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:35 pm (UTC)
Fewer calories than the Chick-Fil-A, and only half the saturated fat.
mckitterick
Mar. 11th, 2005 08:22 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I know what you mean. I don't normally pass on stupid memes, but some just give me a chuckle and others are actually really interesting, like those where you get to know your friends better. Those are substantial and, in fact, promote kinship among people spread around the world.

Chris
(Anonymous)
Mar. 11th, 2005 08:54 pm (UTC)
Meme Spreader!
Wolf, you're spreading the meme anyway, since I got this off your Friend's List!

(Alas, I cannot pass it on, since I'm on blogspot, and the concept "After the cut" means little to me)

Jeff Grubb of grubbstreet.blogspot.com
the_monkey_king
Mar. 11th, 2005 09:02 pm (UTC)
Re: Meme Spreader!
Jeff, I have more than once kicked people off my Friends list because they post almost nothing of value: just memes, quizzes, and other blogjunk. I may like them as people, but (for me) LJ is about what you post as much as who you are.

Fortunately, mckitterick has a good meme-to-real-posts ratio, and will never get kicked off my flist.
saycestsay
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:07 pm (UTC)
Re: Meme Spreader! Oh, the humanity!
(checking in panic that you still have me on your friends list.)
shellyinseattle
Mar. 11th, 2005 10:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Meme Spreader!
I have yet to kick anyone off my friends list, but I've not added certain people because they're LJs are too full of fluff. When I first started this, I did post a few quizzes and memes, but I've reduced this to a bare minimum because I noticed how boring they were to read.

I'll admit some are useful--like the longevity quiz that Chris posted a while ago that suggests not just how long you've got to live but what you can do to improve it. Same goes for certain memes. The ones that really get you to tell about yourself are at least fun to read even if not terribly insightful. Otherwise, I'm with you Wolf and wish people would post less junk.
mckitterick
Mar. 12th, 2005 11:49 pm (UTC)
Re: Meme Spreader!
ones that really get you to tell about yourself

I love those - memes as self-analysis tools ;-)

Chris
silverfae
Mar. 11th, 2005 07:29 pm (UTC)
I like what my friend eusashead had to say...

Happy Belated Banned Books Week! Like she's gonna not read something she's told she shouldn't! haha!
astartes_girdle
Mar. 11th, 2005 11:04 pm (UTC)
What be these memes you speak of? We do not have them on planet Zebulon. Are they tasty, with crunchy layers and insides that go squish when you bit into them. We especially like the ones with extra bursting so green and red juices trickle out of the three corners of your mouth.

If these be memes, we love memes. If these be not memes, then crush them like the cropuscules they are.

Disinherit the Earth!
Zebulon Unite!
carolynturgeon
Mar. 11th, 2005 11:37 pm (UTC)
I WANTED SOME DIRRRTTTT!
mckitterick
Mar. 12th, 2005 11:50 pm (UTC)
Heh heh. Maybe next time, missy ;-)

Chris
intrepid
Mar. 17th, 2005 06:15 am (UTC)
After reading several months of posts, I couldn't help myself! I'm weak! I clicked! Just shoot me now!

:)
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