Posts on quality, life, culture, the media, news & tech with a twist & a slice of Limey. I moved my blog to http://renaissancehambara.jp in December 2006, go there for the latest content.
has linked to me in a blogtastic game of tick called four things. In this people who have been linked to name a number of different items in groups of four and then link to four other blogs that they know of that could continue this one.
In typical Wired reader style, this concept of an idea that can be communicated is called a meme (and memes are often written about in digerati circles).
Classic memes that non-geeks would have heard of include the Frankie Says series of t-shirts and No, but Yeah, but No dialogue from Little Britain. Why four?
Three or six are the perfect numbers according to a discussion between Lee van Cleef
and Clint Eastwood
in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly
couldn't shed any light on it either.
Four jobs I've had
PR operative - at present
Foreman - heading up a shift team on the bitumen plant in the UK's second smallest oil refinery
DJ - up north, before the young people started getting back into guitars, freebase cocaine and heroin
On the line - in a meat packing plant
Four movies I can watch over and over
All the Presidents Men
The Dollars Trilogy (particularly For a Few Dollars More)
The Usual Suspects
Four TV shows I love to watch
I don't have a television but I do have a soft spot for vintage shows, here's four that came to mind:
Four places I've visited on holiday
Four favourite dishes
- As my mate Griff would say 'a big bowl of fuck-off' (a ramen noodle dish from Wagamamas)
- A decent Irish fried breakfrast with proper black and white pudding and a side serving of soda bread
- Rhubarb crumble
- A well done tuna steak
Four places I've lived
Four sites I visit daily
It would actually be a hell of a lot more than this but: Slate.com, Wired.com, RTE.ie and ThinkSecret.com
Four places I'd rather be
Liverpool, with my mates, record shopping, sat in front of a range enjoying a turf fire
Four people I'm tagging
Ian Wood, Rainier PR, Tom Coates and Simon Willison
Labels: memes, memetag