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Meme time

I give up. Enough people I know have posted this on their blogs… so now I’m giving in to peer pressure.

I have bloke-ified it up a bit (and had some fun doing so), and altered some of the questions to reflect that a lot of people who don’t know me in person read this site. So where there are choices eg 3a/3b, answer as appropriate (or both if you like).

1. Who are you?
2. Are we friends?
3a. When and how did we meet?
3b. How did you find me on the web?
4a. Do you have a crush on me?
4b. Ummm, err, ma-a-a-ate… Oh go on then, do you have a crush on me?
5a. Would you kiss me?
5b. Would you give me a bloody big bear hug?
6. Describe me in one word.
7. What was your first impression?
8. Do you still think that way about me now?
9. What reminds you of me?
10. If you could give me anything what would it be?
11. How well do you know me?
12. (If you know me in person) When’s the last time you saw me?
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t?
14. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you?

If you feel like answering, put it in the comments.

By Daniel Bowen

Transport blogger / campaigner and spokesperson for the Public Transport Users Association / professional geek.
Bunurong land, Melbourne, Australia.
Opinions on this blog are all mine.

14 replies on “Meme time”

1.) Ren
2.) Acquaintances.
3a.) At Tony & Rae’s moving day.
3b.) Rae mentioned it the first time I went over to her house.
4a.) Naaaaaaaah. Not allowed in any case.
4b.) Same as above.
5a.) Maybe in a drunken fit of passion…er… no.
5b.) Yeah, but I’d possibly break you. You’s skinny man!
6.) Intelligent.
7.) Quiet (like me).
8.) Don’t know you well enough to know, exactly.
9.) The temperature sign on the Richmond silos.
10.) I haven’t the foggiest.
11.) Only met you in person once, I know that you’re a friend of Tony and Raes – that’s good enough for me.
12.) At said couple’s moving day.
13.) Yeah. I did. But I can’t tell you now either. It’s a secret. No, not really.
14.) Ididditalready.

1. Alex
2. No
3b. I stumbled across the site by sheer luck I guess
4a. Not yet
5a. If my life depended on it of course. Otherwise no
5b. Pretty much the same answer really
6. Entertaining
7. You seem to have a healthy sense of the absurd
8. I haven’t read anything that changes my mind yet
9. Hmm…pass
10. Syrup by Max Barry – what kind of a question is that?
11. I’d have to say not at all really
12. I’ve never met you
13. Well no, not really
14. Nah. Besides, I don’t even have one yet

1. well, mah. it’s in my comment name. ;-)
2. i’d consider us friends.
3a. i met you in person once in melbourne when i was visiting there (about 18 months ago), but i knew you from your site previous to that.
3b. i found you through melanie & jade. they told me about your site.
4a. well, i think you’re a nice person, but it’s definitely not a crush. :-D
5a. only on the cheek as a greeting!
5b. i’m not a bear hug type of person, actually.
6. funny.
7. same, funny. :-)
8. yep.
9. umm .. when i get your weekly toxic custard email.
10. probably just another visit from me. i love melbourne, any excuse to go there. :-)
11. relatively well via email .. enough to meet at least one IRL.
12. read answer 3a.
13. not really.
14. possibly, but i know you’re a busy man, so i wouldn’t *expect* you to go there & answer it. :-)

1. Krista from Canada
2. I like reading about your life lol STALKERRRRR j/k
3a. nup
3b. When missing australia so much i searched for average australian blog on google
4a. sometimes, if i am in an older man stage, but not often
4b. hmmm never mind.. i decided no.
5a. Is it in a movie?
5b. Yup sure would. You’ve made me not so lonesome.
6. australian
7. nice australian
8. yep
9. VCR’s
10. a tour of atlantic canada
11. not well
13. sure…once i couldnt comment for some reason i dunno what i was going to say though
14. I dont think you go to my blog…but… i guess i should be fair.

1. Vaughan
2. Yes, I think so.
3a. I can’t remember now. On the web many years ago, probably in connection with PT advocacy
3b. Google search, I think.
4a. Er, no.
4b. I said NO. Are you feeling all right?
5a. Only if asked. On the cheek.
5b. Probably. If assisted by grog.
6. Sane.
7. Sane.
8. Mostly.
9. People being annoyingly rational when I have the shits
10. I don’t know, what would you like? (What do you want, Ambassador?)
11. Well enough.
12. Last thursday.
13. No, not that I recall.
14. Maybe. If and when I get around to creating one.

1. Kathy
2. No, although we are acquaintances
3a. I believe it was at the Gold Class viewing of The Matrix that Gary & I organised last November, you came along with Marita.
3b. Via a link from Tony’s blog
4a. No
4b. Again, no.
5a. No.
5b. Iffen you like … I’m an indiscrimminate hugger, me.
6. Funny
7. You seemed nice, intelligent and normal, and therefore fit to date my friend :-)
8. No reason not to
9. Anything to do with public transport
10. A house in the area you want, with all the amenities you want, and a teeny tiny mortgage
11. Only to the extent that you choose to be known via this blog
12. At my housewarming in late March
13. No
14. No. HaloScan comments would collapse under the weight.

1. Someone else in Melbourne.
2. No.
3a. Haven’t.
3b. It was so long ago that I forget. Um. I think I was in the US, feeling slightly homesick and searching for sites based in Melbourne. I probably found you through Google.
4a. No.
4b. No.
5a. No.
5b. Yes.
6. Honestly I can’t think of one.
7. “I wonder if the Australian part of this site is funny or tryhard.”
8. No I know it’s funny.
9. A white computer screen.
10. Spare springs for the trampoline. I used to go through those things like chocolates.
11. Not at all.
12. I don’t know you in person, but I’ve seen you interviewed on the news. “The toxiccustard bloke,” I thought.
13. No.
14. I have no blog.

1. Shazza
2. Potential friends
3a. We haven’t.
3b. You were mentioned in TV Week Magazine YEARS ago
4a. Nuh
4b. Nuh Nuh
5a. Nuh
5b. I’m not that type of person
6. Astute
7. Funny
8. Yeah
9. Custard that has gone off
10. Dominion over all the world (at least it would be entertaining to watch.)
11. Hardly at all.
12. N/A
13. No.
14. Haven’t got one!

1. Who are you? Chris, I live in Durham, in the UK
2. Are we friends? Not really, never met you!
3a. When and how did we meet? I read your blog, and emailed you about it
3b. How did you find me on the web? A mate of mine linked your blog
6. Describe me in one word. Strange
7. What was your first impression? Funny guy, bit strange.
8. Do you still think that way about me now? Yeah
9. What reminds you of me? Online bloggers
10. If you could give me anything what would it be? Prince Chalres, please keep him.
11. How well do you know me? Not at all really
13. Ever wanted to tell me something but couldn’t? Nah
14. Are you going to put this on your blog and see what I say about you? Possibly

1. Rae
2. Yep
3a. Knew via email and blogs, then met at your housewarming party
3b. Via my boy Tony: “Read this! Read this! You have to read this”
4a. No
4b. Nope! :)
5a. Sure (on the cheek of course)
5b. Sure
6. Savvy
7. Friendly
8. Sure do
9. PT problems
10. A house to buy, with everything you want and need.
11. Prob not very well, but enough to have a nice chat.
12. Friday night and that yummy dinner at Marita’s
13. Nope
14. Too late!!

1/ I think my name shows
2/ Nope
3A/ Not met
3B/ Green guide a few years ago. Toxic custard grabbed me and reminded me of chunky custard in an old comedy show, Australia, You’re Standing in it.
4A/ Nope
4B/ The more I get to know someone the less likely this is
5A/ Greeting but no snogging or tongues
5B/ Only hug people I know very well
6/ Interesting
7/ Can’t remember. I was impressed by your vcr destruction vid
8/ Not sure
9/ Elsternwick
10/ A nice house in Elsternwick but to keep you on your toes as well, a rental flat with a tenant who is often behind in the rent and is not very clean or tidy.
11/ As well as anybody online who you haven’t met
12/ TV
13/ Yep
14/ If I ever make one, sure

1. Beverley
2. No
3a. Never met
3b. Jeannie, my ex flatmate and friend from Uni used to work with you and gave me the link.
4a. No
4b. Nope
5a. No
5b. Nah
6. Real
7. Amusing
8. More so
9. Dr Who
10. A pure wool doona
11. Not at all
12. Have never seen you
13. Don’t think so
14. Perhaps

1. I be Marco
2. No, we don’t actually know each other
3b. I think it was way back in ’96 or so, when TCWF was getting posted to one of the humour newsgroups
4b. No.
5b. I’m not really a ‘hugging blokes’ kind of guy :)
6. net.celebrity
7. Witty
8. Yes
9. Public transport advocacy, and my parents old VCR (same model as the one you destroyed). And custard.
10. I have absolutely no idea
11. Not at all other than what I read.
13. Nope.
14. Unlikely, I don’t think you’d have any idea who you were writing about :)

1. I am Seth.
2. No, but I I’ll surely consider that!
3a. July 2005, when I was looking for funny office humor clips, funny appliance and/or electronic destruction clips and I found your Sharp VCR destruction video!
3b. Yahoo Video Search, for the Sharp VCR destruction.
4a. NEVER!
4b. See my response above.
5a. Same as 4a.
5b. Maybe.
6. Funny!
7. Great!
8. Yeah!
9. Anything by Sharp! LOL
10. Home Appliance Shooting clips, Star Trek blooper clips, etc.
11. I know you pretty well now!
12. I haven’t seen you yet!
13. No, since everyone else says so.
14. Yes, in the future. I haven’t gotten to that part yet, but here’s my blog, inspired by yours!

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