8 random facts meme stab kill die

Posted by Tim Ireland at 4 July 2007

Category: Inneresting

This entry was posted on
Wednesday, July 4th, 2007
at
1:09 pm and is filed
under Inneresting.

Justin has tagged me, and he is one of the few people I would forgive for this.

Here are the rules (as I understand them):

– You must post these rules before posting your facts… or not.

– Each player starts with 8 random facts/habits about themselves…. after the rules, if they bother.

– People who are tagged need to write their own blog (about their eight things) and post these rules… even though these rules are rather confused and repetitive.

– At the end of your blog, you need to choose eight people to get tagged and list their names… or you may choose to put this at the end of your ‘random facts’ post (rather than waiting for the closure of your blog).

– Don’t forget to leave them a comment telling them they’re tagged, and to read your blog… or you could simply link to them as you tag them, allowing them to pick it up in Technorati if they don’t happen to be a reader. Oh, what the hell… why don’t you pop over and comment spam them anyway? I’m sure they won’t mind.

Here are my facts:

1. I was a DJ for 10 years before coming to your beautiful country and sleeping with your beautiful women woman.

2. I once appeared on Home and Away… as a DJ.

3. One of my first jobs was stacking shelves at DJs.

4. My favourite Monkee is Mickey Dolenz, but I prefer the music of Mike Nesmith.

5. I’m a sucker for books, but prefer graphic novels or comics if I’m reading in bed. This habit is primarily a result of my learning to speed-read. I have to slow down if I want to sleep, but if I want to slow down while reading, I have to concentrate… which makes it hard to sleep.

6. I sometimes like to follow memes to (or toward) their point of origin… often, just to enjoy people bitching about the misery they are about to inflict upon others. Be warned that this is not as easy as it looks, as most people don’t credit tag origins properly, and some* people don’t do it at all;

dingding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding*, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding, ding*, ding*, ding, ding*, ding, ding*, ding*… and here the trail appears to end… unless you believe in time-travel.

7. I personally regard the majority of MySpace users to be a bunch of ignorant, witless, needy, image-leeching amateurs… but on most days I’m capable of keeping quiet and playing nice about that.

8. I’m on my 6th day without nicotine, and I’m doing well… despite all the drug pushers they have on TV insisting that I simply can’t get by without it in gum, patch or suppository form. I have no problem with the ban, as the one thing that has kept me a slave to the bastard substance all these years has been the continual exposure to social situations where it is expected, accepted, or offered. I could say something about certain types of memes and pester technology like MySpace and Facebook here, but instead, I’ll do this….

Here are my tags:

No. Shan’t.








5 Comments

  1. Sim-O says

    I don't want to be a born again non-smoker (of which I am regularly accused), but this will be a hell of a lot more help that the shit patches and gum that is just intended to keep you hooked to a different method of imbibing nicotine.

  2. Sim-O says

    arse.the link was for here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smoking-Permanently-Pengu

  3. balders says

    Ah cigarettes, something I've never managed to become really addicted to. God knows I've smoked enough of the damn things, had my first fag at 12 and had periods of regular smoking, but I've always found going without fairly easy. For example, at last year's New Statesman New Media awards, I scrounged about half a dozen cigs from Tim, yet didn't have another for a month or more. Strange.Anyway, keep up the good work guys.

  4. irritant says

    If you feel inclined I would be interested to read your views on Facebook.

  5. Manic says

    I can give you the short version now, if you like; I've never been impressed with pester-technology.

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