Thanksgiving Post: Self Got Meme, You Got Meme, Let’s All Meme!

Self learned something else yesterday: the meaning of the word “Meme”. The best explanation comes from friend and fab blogger Kathleen:

161 Meme

I’ve been tagged by Larry Lehmer for the 161 Meme. He is the writer/journalist/blogger who writes

I know who Larry Lehmer is, and am a devoted reader of his blog. I didn’t know what a meme was, I called it a meem, but actually its pronounced Mimi, like my sister’s name (actually she goes by both Meem, and Mimi.

Anyway, I am supposed to write down the 6th sentence on page 161 of the book I am reading, and tag five bloggers. The idea is to keep this going.

I am currently reading “The Alchemist” by Paulo Coelho. I don’t often read fiction, because in my experience, real life is way stranger than fiction.

I had to read this book after I read biographical notes. A tropical writer in a fascist time of fear writes anyway. And so it goes like this.

Sentence 6 on Page 161 of “The Alchemist”.

“The boy could see now that he couldn’t do so if he placed stone upon stone for the rest of his life.”

Here’s self’s own meme: sentence 6 on Page 161 of J. M. Coetzee’s Youth (First, self has to say that over half of p. 161 is a continuation of a very very long paragraph that began on p. 160, and most of the paragraph is in the form of a question, until, that is, sentence 6 on p. 161):

On the Third Programme he has heard music, from the studios of Radio Cologne, music spliced together from electronic whoops and crackles and street noise and snippets of old recordings and fragments of speech.

And the five people self chooses to meme are:

Fellow Writer Chancelucky

Former student Chellis Ying

Fellow Viggo Mortensen fan Lavalady

Filipino pundit Manuel L. Quezon III (Luuuv the name)

Filipino poet Wendell Capili


  1. chancelucky said,

    November 22, 2007 at 6:16 pm

    Thanks for meme ing me. I’ll have to learn how to read in the meantime I guess :}

  2. November 23, 2007 at 12:45 am

    What?? You mean, you don’t read? Chancelucky, say it ain’t so!!

  3. lavalady said,

    November 23, 2007 at 4:26 am

    The book I’m reading is fairly short, and page 161 is actually footnotes, so I’m tweaking it a bit and using page *61* instead… will post in the morning! Thanks for the tag.

  4. November 23, 2007 at 4:33 am

    I think that’ll work šŸ™‚

  5. mlq3 said,

    November 27, 2007 at 5:03 am

    just got out of hospital, so will be delayed in responding. thanks for tagging me though!

  6. November 27, 2007 at 5:32 am

    Glad you’re better. Take your time! I’m just glad you read the blog!

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