Friday, September 30, 2005


From the gracious Kimberly of Music and Cats comes this fascinating meme, in which you extract the fifth sentence from your twenty-third post and slap it up. This requires a little Archive-Mining. Here are the detailed instructions, for those who have trouble parsing the first sentence above:
  1. Delve into your blog archive.
  2. Find your 23rd post.
  3. Find the 5th sentence.
  4. Post the sentence in your blog. Ponder it for meaning, subtext, or hidden agendas...
  5. Tag 5 others to do the same.
As far as memes go, I am but an occasional participant - though there will be many that, justifiably, associate me with the Infamous Punchbowl Meme. This one, though, sounded like fun, as it gave me an excuse to look at some of The Old Crap.

Having started this Magnum Opus early in July 2004 with a moderately irregular Posting Schedule, my 23rd Post did not appear until August 20, 2004. It was a movie review of sorts, the real subject being the unexpected pleasure of hearing (and seeing re-enacted) a piece of music with which I was thoroughly familiar. Here’s the fifth sentence:
This time it was “Collateral,” a film that is noteworthy for (1) having Tom Cruise playing against type as a sociopathic hit man, and (2) being the vehicle that solidly establishes Jamie Foxx’s acting cred.
There’s really no hidden agenda or subtext here, just a routine statement of opinion - although, in retrospect, the movie Ray probably did more to establish Jamie Foxx in his career than this one did. Nevertheless, I was simply standing on my Bloggy Soapbox, stating an opinion - an opinion that remains unchanged, and is just as meaningless now as it was then.

As far as the “tagging” business is concerned, I’m guilty of having done it in the past, but I won’t do it now. I think this is an interesting enough meme that it should achieve a self-sustaining propagation rate on its own. Try it!

[And don’t forget to visit Kimberly Sunday evening, when she hosts the eightieth edition of Carnival of the Cats.]

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