Altho, it isn't a real meme they're moderately interesting and make you think about certain things. They also serve as an insight into some of the folks you've "met" in the vasty ocean of the 'net and a way to let some folks know a bit more about yourself.
First, tho let's take a moment to discuss "memes" (or would the plural of meme also be meme? Hmmm...). A meme is a viral idea, which the small quizzes really are not, (unless the idea of quizzing people is the goal and meme). Some of the most popular meme are Christianity, Islam, "Got Milk?", "The Real Thing", Communist Revolution, "Have A Good One" and government reform. Some meme are good and some, like government reform are innately evil. A true meme is infectious, like a Barry Manilow tune, (Barry is a well know creator of commercial meme and may well be a grandmaster of the form) and spreads by virtue of its catchy message. It instills hope, in many cases, like arches. Arches were a meme whose time came and instilled the hope of a stronger building, a bridge, a doorway or a fast food restaurant. That's a true meme, not a quiz.
I have tried to get some folks on board with a "Liberty Meme", with little success. We desperately need a viral idea to spread liberty in these trying times. Something that convinces people of all stripes that now is the time for true freedom and liberty, not the faux freedom or liberty that drip so venomously from the lips of politicians and other who would use those words to propagate violence, empire and a ruling elite. So, along with Book Tag I'd like to put forth another meme...a Liberty meme. Winner gets to go down in history as the person most directly responsible for freeing humanity from the clutches of government and slave masters everywhere. As with any meme it must be catchy, easily remembered and inspirational. It mustn't be derivative, since that dilutes the idea in the long and short term. Orginality counts here, class.
Now, onto the book "meme":
- One book that changed your life.
Oh, goodness...there are so many. "The Probability Broach" by L. Neil Smith. It re-ignited my desire to live free.
- One book that you have read more than once.
Tons of them! But one that stands out..."Sperm Wars" by Robin Baker
- One book that you would want on a desert island.
Other than the US Air Force S&R Manual I'd have to say I'd like a copy of "Time Enough For Love" by Heinlein.
- One book that made you laugh.
Any Terry Pratchett novel. I'll laugh till I cry with his stuff.
- One book that made you cry.
"Kings of the High Frontier" by Victor Koman (Tears of hope and joy, not sadness)
- One book you wish had been written.
Whatever Uncle Robert was working on at the time of his death.
- One book you wish had never been written.
It's a toss up between Karl Marx's "Communist Manifesto" and "The Bible".
- One book you are currently reading.
"Give Me Liberty" by Gerry Spence
- One book you have been meaning to read.
Almost any of the half dozen Photoshop Books I have....
- Now tag five people
- L. Neil Smith
- Mike Kole
- Bill St. Claire
There you have it, folks my reading list, for the most part. Single book answers are non-binding for the obvious reasons. Now, move on and give us a Liberty Meme!
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