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?

Threshold

2. What is your least favorite word?

Can’t

3. What turns you on?

uniqueness

4. What turns you off?

conformity

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?

motherfucker

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

anthropology

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.

9 comments:

Minx said...

Oh, oh oh, can I play? I am trying to escape Christmas!


1. What is your favorite word?

Quiver

2. What is your least favorite word?

No.

3. What turns you on?

love

4. What turns you off?

hate

5. What sound or noise do you love?

cat purr

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

TV

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Oh fuck

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Rally driver

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Anything on the sea

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"The shoes are over there, help yourself"

gregra&gar said...

Hi Minxy,
Thanks for considering my blog shelter from the norm.

Minx said...

Heh - "shelter from the norm" - could be a hit song!
Who is Norm, anyway?

If you will forgive me - I noted the disharmony in the comments of your last post. It made me sad. We` are all crumbs from the big chocolate cake - maybe our ingredients are just a little different. I wish you both love and light for the season and may your God, Goddess, Spirit, Energy or Life Ethos be with you.

red dirt scribbler said...

merry christmas, g&g!

xxx
red

gregra&gar said...

Thanks for the good wishes, from my favorite blogging foxes, "bloxes??"
Better than flogs or fogs.

Not to worry, Minx, my daughter and I are digging deep to help each other heal the rift of living apart since she was four, forty years ago. It reminds me of grafting fruit trees, the bark must be removed where the blending is to occur. OMG I AM Chauncy Gardener!;°}

xxxRed

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

May I play along too in an effort to escape too many things?

1. What is your favorite word?

Susurration

2. What is your least favorite word?

Won't

3. What turns you on?

sunlight

4. What turns you off?

arrogance

5. What sound or noise do you love?

waves

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

screeching tyres and brakes

7. What is your favorite curse word?

Fuck!

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

Dancer

9. What profession would you not like to do?

Who'd want to be a politician or a chiropodist.

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

Welcome home, it's been a while, though you've never really been gone, of course.

gregra&gar said...

Absolullah, I looked up your favorite word to check out its agreement with my favorite sound, while my favorite word could describe your favorite sound if you took waves to be the threshold of the sea. Sweet.

Taking your, Minx's and my favorite word gives quite a picture of sensuality — murmering quiver at the threshold! How fun. Unique love in the sunshine

Absolute Vanilla (& Atyllah) said...

Trees and waves, G&G, they both work equally well for me - all slivers of nature's sensuality :-)

karoline said...

oh i couldn't resist you..

1. What is your favorite word?

diaphanous

2. What is your least favorite word?

goodbye

3. What turns you on?

romance

4. What turns you off?

lack of growth

5. What sound or noise do you love?

crashing waves

6. What sound or noise do you hate?

electronics

7. What is your favorite curse word?

fuckfuck

8. What profession other than your own would you like to attempt?

psychology

9. What profession would you not like to do?

factory line

10. If Heaven exists, what would you like to hear God say when you arrive at the Pearly Gates?

"i'm thrilled you understood that heaven and hell were of your own making"