Monday, January 15, 2007

Attack of the Neglected Memes

One from Mallie:

1. Go to Wikipedia.
2. In the Search box, type your birth month and day (but not year).
3. List three events that happened on your birthday.
4. List two important birthdays and one interesting death.
5. List any holidays
6. Post it.

Events

1789 - French Revolution: Citizens of Paris storm the Bastille and free seven prisoners.

1825 - The Jefferson Literary and Debating Society was founded at the University of Virginia.

1965 - Mariner 4 flyby of Mars takes the first close-up photos of another planet.

Birthdays

1602 - Jules Mazarin, French statesman and cardinal (d. 1661)

1910 - William Hanna, American animator (d. 2001)

1913 - Gerald Rudolph Ford, Jr., 38th President of the United States (d. 2006)

Deathdays

1881 - Billy the Kid, American outlaw (b. 1859?)

Holidays

Bastille Day

*deep breath*

Now the one from K:

Grab the book nearest your computer. List the Title and Author. Turn to page 123. Read past the first 5 sentences, then read the next three. Type out those three sentences in your blog, then tag three bloggers.

"Smoke and Ashes" by Tanya Huff.

"As long as demons are attracted to your soundstage, for whatever reason..."

Translating the emphasis, Tony could see another "talk" with the constable in his future. Probably accompanied by shouting.

Mallie, Scott and Brendan may all consider themselves tagged.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh yeeeeesh.


What exactly does "closest to the computer" MEAN? Does that take into account the layering method of book storage?

and my verification word looks like a roman numeral

lvlvcxvi

Jammies said...

As She Who Tagged The Sherri, I translate "closest to the computer" as "book your leetle paw lands on first when you grab out in a random direction."

Happy now?

Mine looks like an insult.

wfnply

Bookworm Mathgeek said...

These are excellent neglected memes, and since I don't have a blog, I'll self-tag and post here.

First one:

Events

1521 - Tenochtitlán (present day Mexico City) falls to conquistador Hernán Cortés.

1987 - U.S. President Ronald Reagan assumes responsibility for his role in the Iran-Contra scandal.

1997 - South Park debuts on Comedy Central.

Birthdays

1860 - Annie Oakley, American sharpshooter (d. 1926)

1926 - Fidel Castro, Cuban revolutionary and politician

1952 - Herb Ritts, American photographer (d. 2004)

(I cheated a little and put three)

Deaths

1946 - H. G. Wells, English writer (b. 1866)

Holidays

Roman festivals - Vertumnalia in honor of Vertumnus and Diana, on the Aventine hill.

International Lefthanders Day.

Laos - Lao Issara, Day of the Free Laos.


Second one:

"One Hundred Years of Solitude" by Gabriel Garcia Marquez (a library inventory revealed that I have three copies, so this one is going on bookins.com, and is therefore close to the computer).

"Arcadio had seen her many times working in her parents' small food store but he had never taken a good look at her because she had that rare virtue of never existing completely except at the opportune moment."

I only did one sentence because I have no blog, and therefore, no one to tag.

mike from eerie, pa said...

ig uess i can self tag too...

(I'll skip the second one as the first book my leetle paw hands" can grab is da phone book)

1573 - Spanish attack on Alkmaar. (Were they expecting the Spanish Inquisition?)

1789 - American government takes out first ever loan, a total of $191,608.81.

1838 - Anti-Corn Law League established by Richard Cobden. (Somepeople - not to mention anyone by name - think i go against this law everytime i crack a joke.)

1939 - Fred Willard, American comedian

1961 - James Gandolfini, American actor (My actual birfday.)

1961 - Dag Hammarskjöld, Swedish United Nations Secretary-General, recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize (b. 1905)

Chile - Independence Day (first junta 1810).