Jun 21, 2008

Peloponnesian Blowback

To a meme.

1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Present an image of martial discord from whatever period or situation you'd like.

Rule 1: Selil Blog. Thanks, resurrecting & tenured One(s?). Honored We are.

Rule 2: 7 things 'bout pickled Selves. Caution to the wind...

1. Was once an eagle scout spanked by a Marxist-Leninist Mormon Melchizedek. Joseph Smith, Joseph Stalin - what the diff. A scout leader once bore down on me for eating hot dogs directly out of the package - 'twas an unchristian abomination as munching on uncooked hot dogs was an act of cannibalism.

2. Once stood within 4 unobstructed feet of Arafat, within 5 obstructed feet of George Clooney (he was surrounded by an obstructing firewall of 6 foot tall Russian prostitutes shuttled in to Les Caves des Roy in Saint Tropez from Cannes' La Chunga Bar so to better cover their heady Cote d'Azur overheads of gimpy Russian pimps and exorbitant room rates at the Hotel Martinez (where they co-dwelled with mothers, grandmothers and toddling children) )- and to boot, once stood in a suddenly de-constructing situation, caught weirdly aware of the fact that I was wearing Björn Borg boxer shorts while drinking with Börje Salming (who also hawks a line of trés chère metrosexual men's underwear).

3. Father of daughters. Not father to any sons as far as made aware. Never spanked anything but a chest poking drunk but that mighty butt-smack silenced a sticky-floored beer hall for a full 5 seconds and brought tears to a grown man's Tuborg'd eyes.

5. Eat plain oatmeal (uncooked) with cold milk every morning and have done so for over 20 years. During such time, have never eaten a hotel breakfast even though well over a thousand hotel nights have been notched up - once asleep sleep is jealously relished.

6. Enjoy lifting weights and swimming in oceans but am far from being as strong, fast, or enduring as invested efforts in such activities should have reasonably left one endowed.

7. Been told repeatedly I make the world's best dry martini. Sometimes it's true - as when I give them away for free.

Rule 3: Tagging: Been regularly following a slurry of blogs via RSS on our latest mobile gizmo during the SMC hiatus; all of the blogs listed on That Shortbus and many of those crowded under Rhizomatic Graffiti.

So who to tag? Howz'boutz:

Rule 4: Inform tagged - doing & near done

Rule 5: Post image of martial discord - Lysistrate; Blowback (see pic above)


Americaneocon said...

I don't love memes, LOL!

Look how long I got around to the last one! But I'm game ... when's the question.

Get the posts rolling!!

Meatball One said...

Hassles, sure - but we take tags as tokens of affection and that's always nice.

I have some Qs on Conservatism and Kristol and Obama: I'll visit your shack shortly with a query or two.

on the meme...when and if it suits.

Gordon said...

You guys(?) are a bunch o' meatballs. I like that.

Will haveta think (which hurts...) about the meme. Many are random, all are weird. Or vice-versa.

Not much marital discord since I always get the last word. Last two words, in fact - "Yes, dear".

Meatball One said...

Gordon - it's martial , not marital , discord. LMAO. The power of Freudian slips - you reveal too much.

theBhc said...

Ok, so I left a comment on the previous non-post before checking out this one. I like seeing things chronologically, though clearly that devotion has served me poorly here. As to the previous, rash hit, uh, ... never mind.

Thanks for the tip, mate! Good to see you back. No calls, no posts ... you know how we worry!

subadei said...

Funny, since I added the martial bit to the meme (the original was four)the "Freudian" misconception of marital discord has come up as often as not in various responses.

afghanistanica said...

I've fulfilled part of the meme and provided some personal information: SS #, bank account and routing number, mother's maiden name, etc...

But i didn't pass it on for the stated reasons.

PS: You left a comment in a post by a different blogger at my group blog. Tsk, tsk. You really confused that Afghan.

Meatball One said...

-it's going to be a struggle of sorts to get back in form, but struggle we will. Your patience is appreciated and for that we will provide explanations & excuses - all in poor time) for our absconding ways.

-interesting evolution of meme - and fascinating repercussions of the addition of the martial gene. Those Freudian slips are a never failing source of powerful and entertaining insight...I oft find myself scouring for them, among other subliminal/subconcious tell-take indicators, when listening to speeches of our and others' nomenklatura.

-malpositioning of post: I'm sloppy - I'm not an ABCD kind of guy. I'd apologize if it weren't a lifestyle choice. Bey hey, Sorry.(And we're glad to see you found a way to keep blogging despite time constraints; Communal collaboration - we always suspected you be pinko.)