Literary Meme

Er… yeah, go over to a friend’s blog and :

Like a virus that’s going around–here’s the literary meme. The rules:

1. grab the book closest to you
2. open it to page 161
3. find the fifth full sentence
4. post the text of the sentence to your blog
5. don’t search around for the coolest book you have, use the one that is really next to you.

So the book I happen to have right here is My First History of Canada by Donalda Dickie & Rudiger Krause.

Pg. 161 sentence # 5:  “But sometimes accidents did happen.”


Okay, your turn!

And would someone please tell me what a Meme is?

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2 Responses to Literary Meme

  1. lovingewe says:

    Meme, is it French? Could be mother. It could also be short form for memento but since you have a capital I think it means a person such as a woman.

    Funny to blog a page and paragraph.

    Mine is “Canada A Political & Social History” by Eager McInnis

    pg 161, sentence 5-The Quebec Act has been praised, and with considerable justification, as a measure of unprecedented generosity toward a conquered people.


  2. songbirdy says:

    I looked it up and found an entry on Wikipedia. Meme is said like “gene.” I believe, if I read all of the entry correct, it is was originally described by a Social Scientist to describe how a social idea or phenomenon grows. Like a “gene” it is kind of twisty and linked together. Our collective knowlege grows and feeds off each other.

    So, carrying the analogy further, an Internet Meme is like a gene in that, I saw this at another blog, and posted it here, she saw it somewhere else and posted it in her blog.

    You saw this entry and posted your response.

    The internet version is silly, but fun 😀 and the point about the Social Meme that he made is that we don’t know what fuels it along, there is no external command to follow and yet we choose to perpetuate the Meme!


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