Mutating meme

Finally, I’ve been tagged by Pharyngula’s mutating genres meme. I haven’t done a meme since moving to scienceblogs, and now I’ve been tagged with a sciencey one (sort of). I don’t know why I am so excited, but I am! Thanks Addy N.

If you want to read the latest mutation, go below the fold.

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-grandparent is Pharyngula.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Metamagician and the Hellfire Club.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Flying Trilobite.
My great-great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is A Blog Around the Clock.
My great-great-great-great-great-grandparent is Primate Diaries.
My great-great-great-great-grandparent is Thus Spake Zuska.
My great-great-great-grandparent is a k8, a cat, a mission.
My great-great-grandparent is Monkeygirl.
My great-grandparent is DancingFish.
My grandparent is Dr. Brazen Hussy.
My parent is Addy N.

The best television series in SciFi is: Firefly
The best teenage movie in comedy is: 16 Candles
The best long song in classic rock music is: Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen
The best children’s novel in classic fiction is: Little House in the Big Woods by Laura Ingalls Wilder
The best high-fat food in Indian cooking is: Saag Paneer
The best recent movie in comedy is: You, Me, and Dupree

I tag:
Dr. Lemming
Flicka Mawa
Jenny F. Scientist/
Miss Prism


  1. #1 Kate
    October 27, 2007

    I would have tagged you, but thought you were too big-time for me — I didn’t tag any SciBlings! 🙂

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