Monday, December 24, 2007
INSIDE THE ACTORS' STUDIO MEME
Perhaps the first time I heard the term, meme, was on the old TV show. Inside the Actor's Studio, when during his interview of actors, James Lipton would work in the following questions, the answers to which always seemed to exaggerate the spread between genuine candor and maintaining the hyped image. I like meme's despite their me-me-me aspect, or, if you're like me in valuing the uniqueness of the individual over willingness to conform to external authority, because of the work meme's do to help one find ones forsaken self under the mindless conformity demanded by western culture taken on faith and fear of punishment.
1. What is your favorite word?
2. What is your least favorite word?
3. What turns you on?
4. What turns you off?
5. What sound or noise do you love?
wind in the trees
6. What sound or noise do you hate?
the whine in my brain around circuitry
7. What is your favorite curse word?
8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?
9. What profession would you not like to do?
run the lives of others (would like not to be done by anyone!)
10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?
If you must bring up this mythical terminology: this IS Heaven being made to seem to be Hell by people running around worrying about just such mythical improbabilities as their main concern as if life were one big report card from the big Santa in the sky that pre-adolescent mankind still believes in.
I realized that although it was at least twenty years ago that I used to watch this TV show, or any other for that matter, Google's spell check still doesn't recognize the word, meme.