Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Pharyngula's Evolutionary Cyber-meme

I've been tagged by Harmonia's Necklace for the meme started by Pz Myers at Pharyngula to demonstrate evolution in cyberspace.

First, the rules:

There are a set of questions below that are all of the form, "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...".Copy the questions, and before answering them, you may modify them in a limited way, carrying out no more than two of these operations:

You can leave them exactly as is.
You can delete any one question.
You can mutate either the genre, medium, or subgenre of any one question.
For instance, you could change "The best time travel novel in SF/Fantasy is..." to "The best time travel novel in Westerns is...", or "The best time travel movie in SF/Fantasy is...", or "The best romance novel in SF/Fantasy is...".
You can add a completely new question of your choice to the end of the list, as long as it is still in the form "The best [subgenre] [medium] in [genre] is...".

You must have at least one question in your set, or you've gone extinct, and you must be able to answer it yourself, or you're not viable.

Then answer your possibly mutant set of questions. Please do include a link back to the blog you got them from, to simplify tracing the ancestry, and include these instructions.

Finally, pass it along to any number of your fellow bloggers. Remember, though, your success as a Darwinian replicator is going to be measured by the propagation of your variants, which is going to be a function of both the interest your well-honed questions generate and the number of successful attempts at reproducing them.

So, without further ado:

My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-
grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-
grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Primate Diaries.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Thus Spake Zuska.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is a k8, a cat, a mission.
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Monkeygirl.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is DancingFish.
My great-great-great-grandparent is Dr. Brazen Hussy.
My great-great-grandparent is Addy
My great-grandparent is Mommy/Prof
My grandparent is Tree of Knowledge
My parent is Harmonia's Necklace

The best television series in SciFi is: Star Trek
The best cult movie in comedy is: The Princess Bride
The best comic novel in classic fiction is: Persuasion
The best high-fat food in vegetarian cooking is: Cheesecake!
The best recent movie in comedy is: Forty Year Old Virgin
The best fairy-tale film in fantasy is: The Princess Bride (can I answer that twice?)
The best historical fiction novel in young adult literature is:

[I bolded my changes. I don't know what happens that I couldn't answer one of the questions. I think my gills just fell off or something? It's extra embarrassing that I couldn't answer lit questions.]

I pass this along to Artemis, Midwife with a Knife, The Blog that Ate Manhattan, and anyone else who wants to get in on the action. Thus done, I've bred one heck of a lot more in cyberspace than in blood, bone, muscle, and guts! Thank not-god for birth control and good luck!

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