One month ago, in response to being tagged by Mark Frauenfelder of Boing Boing, I wrote my first meme (Four Neat Things About My Hometown) and subsequently tagged a whole bunch of people.
Quite a few did the meme (wrote about the meme? participated in the meme? propagated the meme? What's the correct term here?) and tagged other people, and so forth. Anyhow, it's neat to see how the meme propagated in just one month and to read about their hometowns.
Here are a few excerpts from various blogs, in no particular order:
Gerard Vlemmings of The Presurfer wrote about Tilburg, Netherlands:
Norwood Matt of Stuff on Fire wrote about Cincinnati, Ohio:
Gail Hapke of Scribal Terror also wrote about Cincinnati:
Apparently, this triggered a heated discussion on her blog:
Tom Hirt of Goferboy wrote about (what else - what's up with this? Is this a conspiracy?) Cincinnati:
Miss Cellania demurred when asked to write about her hometown:
Instead, noting that I already changed the original meme, she opted to write about all of Kentucky. Lucky us, because she included this:
She also wrote about:
We've actually featured Henry Earl on Neatorama quite a while ago. Sad to see that nothing has changed.
Jon Baas wrote about Milwaukee, Wisconsin:
John Walkenbach of J-Walk Blog wrote about Tucson, Arizona:
The cactus plants on the left are actually sculptures by Eric Carroll.
Tons of neat comments followed John's entry - for example:
Rob of Gut Rumbles wrote about Savannah, Georgia:
Rita of Res Ipsa Loquitur wrote about Marhsall, Arkansas:
By the way, Res ipsa loquitur is Latin for "The thing speaks for itself", a legal doctrine which
is applied to claims which, as a matter of law, do not have to be explained beyond the obvious facts. It is most useful to plaintiffs in negligence cases.
If the previous sentence didn't make sense, that's because Res ipsa loquitur is an unnecessarily difficult concept, hence the joke: "Res ipsa loquitur, sed quid in infernos dicet?" (The thing speaks for itself, but what the hell is it saying?")
Find out more about Marshall, Arkansas here: Link
Carin of Is This Blog On? wrote about Detroit, Michigan:
If you're wondering about the Kahlua Hummer, DrinkNation's got the recipe.
Jim at Parkway Rest Stop wrote about Kearny (pronounced "CAR-nee"), New Jersey:
Steve "ILuvNUFC" at Look at This wrote about Newcastle, United Kingdom:
Apparently, Geordies talk in a weird dialect, too:
Solcookie of the Quick and to the Pointless wrote about Houston, Texas:
I have never been in any of these food places, but based on the image on the Pappasito's website alone, I can tell I like the place!
Patrick O'Hannigan of The Paragraph Farmer wrote about San Diego, California:
The picture on the left is Saint Didacus of Alcala, better known as San Diego.
Scott Gilbreath of Magic Statistics wrote about White Horse, Yukon, Canada:
Joel of On the Other Foot wrote about Moses Lake, Washington:
Apparently, there is also a kite festival in Moses Lake.
Olle Zackrisson of Cool Finds wrote about Stockholm, Sweden (you have to scroll to the 19 April 2006 entry, there is no permalink as far as I can find):
Other photos of giraffe-painted cranes: Emmanuel's TrekEarth Photo | Chris Lightfoot's Sundries (scroll to bottom) | Galen R. Frysinger's Stockholm Harbor
Diana at Cream of the Crock wrote about Ottawa, Canada:
Update 6/6/06: Hanan from grow-a-brain did a photoblog about Riverside - one particularly interesting photo is of a statue of Mahatma Gandhi.
It turned out that in 2000, when the statue was proposed, not everyone was thrilled:
Thankfully, the muslims withdrew their objection, and the Riverside Gandhi statue was finally installed.
Fryeburg Maine; 1. Philo Farnsworth, the inventor of telivision lived here, while he was here he invented the Incubator and a vaccum wood drying method still used today. 2. Daniel Webster, (Websters Dictionary) started the high school in this town. 3. Admiral Perry, the first man to reach the North Pole lived here for a while. 4. Clarence E. Mulford, the fellow who wrote hopalong cassidy lived here.
It got converted into McCoy in the USA at a later date
Incidentally, this is a great meme and I applaud the creator, as well as the tagged for following it up.