This thread has two purposes. I’m making an old blog game into a forum game to entertain us (below this somewhat wordy paragraph). However, I am also asking a question about this game and others like it. Back when I blogged regularly and a number of my friends were bloggers as well, there used to be these things people called “blog memes”. Usually, they were a list of personal questions you’d answer, but sometimes they were fun activities to create a post on your blog (such as this, which I originally came across as a “blog meme”). What made them “memes” was that they had built-in spread, like chain letters: you’d do whatever the “meme” was, and then you’d name five bloggers as “tagged” to also do the “meme”. Do people think that “blog memes” as a concept are a meme, or is it only certain instances of the phenomenon? But anyway…
Get your iPod, mp3 player, or whatever you use to listen to music electronically, and put it on “shuffle”. Ask the following 15 questions, and click “next”; the song will be your answer. (Addition of lyrics to your post is optional.)
1. What do you think of me, mp3 player?
Dead Melodies by Beck
Does that mean you’re not happy with my music choices?
2. Will I have a happy life?
Monkey Wrench by Foo Fighters
What have we done with innocence
It disappeared with time
It never made much sense
Wasting another night on planning my revenge
One in ten
Don’t wanna be your monkey wrench
One more indecent accident
I’d rather leave than suffer this
I’ll never be your monkey wrench
That doesn’t sound really positive.
3. What do my friends really think of me?
Creep by Radiohead
4. Do people secretly lust after me?
Who Said I Would? by Phil Collins
I guess I’ll take that as a “no”.
5. How can I make myself happy?
Bottle of Blues by Beck
Medication. Got it.
6. What should I do with my life?
Girls on Film by Duran Duran
Are you encouraging me to make porn, or just watch it?
7. Why must life be so full of pain?
Heart Shaped Box by Nirvana
Not sure what you’re saying here. Maybe that since we have hearts, we inevitably experience heartbreak?
8. How can I maximize my pleasure during sex?
Florida by Modest Mouse
I guess I’ll pack up my mind
It took so much effort
Not to make an effort
Oh, what a flawless design
It was always worth it
That’s the part I seem to hide
And the busy ant empire
Put all your clothes inside
Even as I left Florida
No idea here.
9. Will I have (more) children?
Little Lou, Ugly Jack, Prophet John by Belle & Sebastian with Norah Jones
What are these, name suggestions?
10. Will I die happy?
You’re Not by Nataly Dawn
Why do the little words
Tear us apart
I’m not entirely sure
Where this whole story starts
You’re not what I expected to hear
And I am not like you
I don’t like planning my life out
Pretending my house is on fire
While I’m waiting to expire
Hmm, another less-than-encouraging answer.
11. Can you give me some advice?
Your New Twin Sized Bed by Death Cab for Cutie
Ah, get a new bed? That might be helpful.
12. What do you think happiness is?
Hurt by Nine Inch Nails
Wow, you’re a real downer today.
13. What’s my favourite fetish?
Last Resort by Papa Roach
I didn’t know suicide was a fetish! It doesn’t sound very sexy.
14. What is my significant other thinking at this very moment?
The Cheat Theme Song by The Skate Party
15. How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop?
Say No Go by De La Soul
Okay, forget I asked.