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The Way of the Meme - Walking on the Edge
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The Way of the Meme
Is it me, or does the Australia theme song, as played in the TV trailer, sound like a bastardized version of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme?

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In other things, a couple of memes that have been amusing me lately.

1. A few of us on SF got to talking about the geekiness of our next President.

As skyblade noted, "Obama's an avid collector of Spider-Man and Conan the Barbarian comics. Which is actually pretty damn awesome. Also, he's read every single Harry Potter book. I'm wondering what kind of a hardcore geek our President Elect might be."

Naturally, this thought resulted in some Chuck Norris-style riffing...which was then metaquoted.

Some favorites?

Obama only really likes the first season of Battlestar Galictica, but soldiers on to feel relevant.

Obama is pissed the Watchmen are referring to themselves as the Watchmen in the movie.

Obama fancasts Kristen Bell in everything. He thinks she'd totally get his Star Trek jokes.

Obama wishes Vimes was real so he could put him in charge of the War on Terror. Obama knows Vimes would end that sh*t in five minutes and then smoke a cigar. (Well, ok, I have to like that one - it's mine.)

Obama wanted to be President just so he could storm into places and tell people he's a Big Damn Hero. (That one too.)

Obama ships Hagrid/Dumbledore. For the hell of it.

Obama has been banned from all Con masquerades since he wins every prize, including the ones he doesn't qualify for.

Obama had to be talked out of appointing Captain America Secretary of State, and only acceded when he remembered that he was dead.

Obama knows that Captain America is not really dead.

Obama is seeking to fill the position of the Secretary of Awesomeness. Bruce Campbell is rumored to be a strong contender for the new post.

Obama does not buy into all this sparkly vampire bullshit. He does love Growing Up Cullen, though.

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2. This USAWeekend blog asks What's better: The 'Twilight' series or 'Harry Potter'?

The funny thing isn't that Harry Potter is whooping Twilight's sorry butt - we knew that was going to happen. The funny part is that the comments were hijacked by, well, everyone, who started posting things like this:

Thou hast killed me, S. Meyer!
Posted by: Literature

This worries me. Carry on.
Posted by: Tim Gunn

Twilight canceled Firefly.
Posted by: Joss

Do I dazzle you?
Posted by: Lucius Malfoy

Twilight killed me.
Posted by: brain cell

Garth, reading Twilight is punishment for shoplifting in some countries.
Posted by: Wayne Campbell

I would give Twilight up, I would let Twilight down. I would run around and desert it. I would make it cry, I would say goodbye. I would tell Twilight a lie and hurt it.
Posted by: Rick Astley

THE BLATANT OBJECTIFICATION OF WOMEN IN THIS BOOK OFFENDS ME DEEPLY.
Posted by: Edward Cullen

One does not simply dazzle into Mordor
Posted by: Boromir

HEY TWILIGHT!
Posted by: patrick bateman

I love Twilight...
... Everybody lies....
Posted by: Greg House

Renesemee Carlie Cullen: Even Albus Severus Potter is laughing.

I read Twilight and now I can't get into Narnia. D:
Posted by: Susan Pevensie

BURN TWILIGHT! IT TURNED ME INTO A NEWT!
(...I got better.)
Posted by: Random Villager

Twilight for the win. I hadn't even thought about taking the engine out of her car before. Thanks for the tip SMeyer!
Posted by: Your Abusive Boyfriend

I'm rolling in my grave.
Posted by: Emily Brontë

Right there with you, sister.
Posted by: LM Montgomery, Jane Austen, Shakespeare

(And naturally I had to chip in):

King's to you, Harry Potter.
Posted by: Fernand Mondego

It *is* Twilight's fault I'm hung over. If it was a decent book there wouldn't be so much to blot out.
P.S. I had The Hair first.
Posted by: Bernard Black

HEE.

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Comments
scifantasy From: scifantasy Date: November 21st, 2008 05:26 am (UTC) (current file)
Is it me, or does the Australia theme song, as played in the TV trailer, sound like a bastardized version of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme?

It may be. TV trailers tend to not have the final music...
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:27 am (UTC) (current file)
Ah, that may be it, then. I mean, don't get me wrong, I LOVE the Pirates music. Just...for Pirates only, you know? Heh.
venice_diaries From: venice_diaries Date: November 21st, 2008 05:55 am (UTC) (current file)
I've been tracking the Obama meme online, and it looks like your Vimes addition is easily the most popular.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 21st, 2008 06:00 am (UTC) (current file)
What, seriously? That is so cool and also unexpected!

Although, technically, I should always expect Vimes to be popular. :)

You should post your data! (Of the whole tracking thing, not just Vimes.)
venice_diaries From: venice_diaries Date: November 21st, 2008 06:04 am (UTC) (current file)
Tell you what: Use the Google blog search function for "Obama" and "Vimes". You'll see what I mean.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC) (current file)
Nifty!
venice_diaries From: venice_diaries Date: November 24th, 2008 04:26 am (UTC) (current file)
Also try "Obama" and "Bruce Campbell". My personal favorite was "Obama" and "Masked Moor", but that was one of mine.
spectralbovine From: spectralbovine Date: November 21st, 2008 10:15 am (UTC) (current file)
Man, those comments are GOLD. There were three billion of them, but so many great ones.

And, hee, Obama and Kristen Bell. Totally!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:28 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh, those comments just kept on being awesome. There is no end! Hee.
coneycat From: coneycat Date: November 21st, 2008 12:05 pm (UTC) (current file)
Is it me, or does the Australia theme song, as played in the TV trailer, sound like a bastardized version of the Pirates of the Caribbean theme?


I hope it's not the actual final theme music because--yeah, totally Pirates.

Not that High Jackman would not make a splendid pirate, and I'm sure he'd be cool with the eyeliner.

ETA: Also, woohoo for the Vimes reference!

Edited at 2008-11-21 12:08 pm (UTC)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (current file)
OMG could you imagine Hugh and Johnny in a Pirates movie together? OOOOOOH.
narfzz From: narfzz Date: November 21st, 2008 12:34 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh man, I LOVE IT! I added a few gaming references but they're nothing compared to the ones already made up. Also, I couldn't help but LOL over:

I'm rolling in my grave.
Posted by: Emily Brontë

Right there with you, sister.
Posted by: LM Montgomery, Jane Austen, Shakespeare</>
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:29 am (UTC) (current file)
I know, I loved those two. Hee.
virginia_belle From: virginia_belle Date: November 21st, 2008 07:18 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh, those are great! Especially like the Rick Astley one.

And I have to say that I can't believe someone actually thought Twilight could compete with Harry Potter. Though there are hordes of teenage girls in glitter shirts lined up outside the theater by my office.

B.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC) (current file)
Hah - I can't believe it either, but in sheer numbers it seems to be holding its own. Sadly.
taro_twist From: taro_twist Date: November 21st, 2008 11:53 pm (UTC) (current file)
ROFL! The Obama riffing and the Twilight comments both had me literally laughing out loud. I think this was my favorite out of them all:

Obama does not buy into all this sparkly vampire bullshit. He does love Growing Up Cullen, though.

Obama + Twilight bashing FTW. :D
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:30 am (UTC) (current file)
I know! It's just a combo meal of goodness. Hee.
chrryblssmninja From: chrryblssmninja Date: November 22nd, 2008 07:45 am (UTC) (current file)
I would give Twilight up, I would let Twilight down. I would run around and desert it. I would make it cry, I would say goodbye. I would tell Twilight a lie and hurt it.
Posted by: Rick Astley


oh my dearie me.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: November 24th, 2008 02:31 am (UTC) (current file)
That one just about killed me. Reverse Rick-roll!!!
faerielandart From: faerielandart Date: November 26th, 2008 12:14 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh brother...I've managed to avoid Twilight thus far...I don't take my vampires sparkly!
From: (Anonymous) Date: December 3rd, 2008 12:19 am (UTC) (current file)

MG

That's awesome. It's hard to believe there will be a literate president after 8 years. Speaking of reading, have you seen this new Matthew Good book? http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/1440460272
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: December 12th, 2008 01:44 am (UTC) (current file)

Re: MG

Huh, no, I hadn't seen that. Who is Eric Blair? Is this an authorized thing, or what?
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