The world’s longest meme….. I hope.

 Snagged from Eden.

– Bold all of the following TV shows which you’ve ever seen 3 or more episodes of in your lifetime.
– Italicize a show if you’re positive you’ve seen every episode of it.
– If you want, add up to 3 additional shows (keep the list in alphabetical order).*

7th Heaven
8 Simple Rules
Absolutely Fabulous
Aeon Flux
Alfred Hitchcock Presents
American Idol
America’s Next Top Model
Are You Afraid of the Dark?
Arrested Development
Babylon 5
Babylon 5: Crusade
Battlestar Galactica (old)
Battlestar Galactica (new)
Beavis & Butthead
Beauty and the Beast
Beverly Hills 90210
Bosom Buddies
Boston Public
Boy Meets World
Buck Rogers in the 25th Century
Buffy the Vampire Slayer
Bug Juice
Caitlin’s Way
Chappelle’s Show
Charlie’s Angels
Clarissa Explains It All
Commander in Chief
Cowboy Bebop
Crossing Jordan
CSI: Miami
Curb Your Enthusiasm
Dancing with the Stars
Danny Phantom
Dark Angel
Dark Skies
Davinci’s Inquest
Dawson’s Creek
Dead Like Me
Degrassi: The Next Generation
Designing Women
Desperate Housewives
Dharma & Greg
Different Strokes
Doctor Who (1963)
Doctor Who (2005)
Due South
Earth 2
Everybody Loves Raymond
Extreme Makeover: Home Edition
Facts of Life
Family Guy
Family Ties
Fantasy Island
Father Ted
Fawlty Towers
Felix the Cat
Flash Forward
Forever Knight
Freaks and Geeks
Get Smart
Gilligan’s Island

Gilmore Girls
Gomer Pyle, U.S.M.C.
Green Wing
Grey’s Anatomy
Growing Pains

Hannah Montana
Happy Days
Hart to Hart
Hogan’s Heroes
Home Improvement

Homicide: Life on the Street
I Dream of Jeannie
I Love Lucy
Instant Star
Invader Zim
Hell’s Kitchen
John Doe
Just Shoot Me
Keen Eddie
LA Law
Laverne and Shirley
Law & Order
Law & Order: SVU
Life With Derek
Little House on the Prairie
Lizzie McGuire
Lois and Clark: The New Adventures of Superman
Lost in Space
Love, American Style

Malcolm in the Middle
Married… With Children
Melrose Place
Miami Vice
Mission: Impossible
Monty Python’s Flying Circus
Mork & Mindy
Murder, She Wrote
Murphy Brown
My Life as a Dog
My So-Called Life
My Super Sweet 16
My Three Sons
My Two Dads
North Shore
One Tree Hill
Perry Mason
Phil of the Future
Power Rangers
Prison Break
Project Runway
Quantum Leap
Queer As Folk (US)
Queer as Folk (UK)
Red Dwarf
Remington Steele
Rescue Me
Road Rules
Salute Your Shorts
Saved by the Bell
Scarecrow and Mrs King
Scooby-Doo, Where Are You?

Sex and the City
Six Feet Under
Slings and Arrows
So Weird
South Park
Spongebob Squarepants
Star Trek
Star Trek: The Next Generation
Star Trek: Deep Space Nine
Star Trek: Voyager
Star Trek: Enterprise

Stargate Atlantis
Stargate SG-1
Teen Titans
That 70’s Show
That’s So Raven
The 4400
The Addams Family
The Andy Griffith Show
The Apprentice
The A-Team
The Avengers
The Beverly Hillbillies
The Bionic Woman
The Brady Bunch
The Cosby Show
The Daily Show
The Days and Nights of Molly Dodd
The Dead Zone
The Dick Van Dyke Show
The Famous Jet Jackson
The Flintstones
The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air
The Golden Girls
The Honeymooners
The Invisible Man
The Jeffersons
The Jetsons
The L Word
The Love Boat
The Lucille Ball Show
The Mary Tyler Moore Show
The Mighty Boosh
The Monkees
The Munsters

The Muppet Show
The Mythbusters
The O.C.
The Office (UK)
The Office (US)
The Pretender
The Real World
The Sentinel
The Shield
The Simpsons
The Six Million Dollar Man
The Sopranos
The Suite Life of Zack and Cody
The Twilight Zone
The Waltons
The West Wing
The Wonder Years
The X-Files
Third Watch
Three’s Company
Top Chef
Top Gear
Twin Peaks
Twitch City
Two and A Half Men
Ugly Betty
Veronica Mars
Welcome Back, Kotter
Whose Line is it Anyway? (US)
Whose Line is it Anyway? (UK)
Will and Grace
Without a Trace
WKRP in Cincinnati
Work Out

I learned two things while doing this……. first, I learned that I watched a lot of stuff as a kid that I don’t entirely like admitting to as an adult, like Gilligan’s Island and The Bionic Woman. Eeek. Second, I learned that in adulthood, I let a lot of shows go by without even noticing. There were a lot of shows on this list that I’d never heard of.

Who has the time and inclination to watch all of it? Eeek once again.


Let ’em eat meme.

 Well, Paula wanted me to do this thing, evidently she’s planning to come out here and take me to dinner! No problem there, I’m happy to eat on anybody’s dime! 

The rules:

1. Add a direct link to your post below the name of the person who tagged you. Include the city/state and country you’re in.

Nicole (Sydney, Australia)
velverse (Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
LB (San Giovanni in Marignano, Italy)
Selba (Jakarta, Indonesia)
Olivia (London, England)
ML (Utah, USA)
Lotus (Toronto, Canada)
tanabata (Saitama, Japan)
Andi (Dallas [ish], Texas, United States)
Todd (Louisville, Kentucky, United States)
miss kendra (los angeles, california, u.s.a)
Jiggs Casey (Berkeley, CA, USA! USA! USA!)
Tits McGee (New England, USA)
Kat (Ontario, Canada)
Cheezy (London, England)
Paula (Orange County, California, U.S.)

Joe the Troll (Albuquerque, New Mexico, U.S.)

2. List out your top 5 favorite places to eat at your location.

Crazy Fish – Sushi joints are springing up like sage all over the city, so who knows if this will still be on my list come next year (or next month). This place is great, though. While they have all the traditional rolls, they also get creative, and the chalkboard next to the sushi bar always has some new invention that sounds (and probably will be) great. The service has always been good (for me, anyway. I’ve had friends say otherwise) and the portions are terrific. They don’t skimp on the slices. They also have a house creation called the Crazy Fish roll. You only get 2 pieces with this roll, but it’s about 5″ across, with thick slabs of about 5 different fish!

Sadie’s – There’s no dearth in this town of Mexican or New Mexican fare (and yes, the two differ). When considering it, there are a bunch of really great places to go to. Sadie’s is just really great. The place is huge so there’s usually no wait. The food is terrific, and the portions are almost ridiculous. Whenever I leave there I feel like I could just be rolled out to the parking lot like that blueberry kid from Willy Wonka. Red or green, their chile is top notch, and their delicious salsa can be found at every grocery store in town, although it always tastes better at the source.

Buca di Beppo – While good New Mexican is easy to find here, good italian is a different thing (and we won’t even discuss the local pizza). This place is the exception, but it has one problem. It really is a place for parties of six or more. That’s because it is a “family style” restauant, which for italians means “enough food to feed all of Verona piled up on one table.” Instead of ordering individual meals, the party orders the dishes that they want, and all are brought out in gigantic serving dishes, and you serve yourself as if you were at home. The last time I ate there, I brought home enough food for three meals, and I was only one of several people bringing food home! Everything I’ve tried is delicious, and they have a good wine list, too. For a couple, I suggest eschewing the dinners and just having the hot antipasto platter – MORE than enough food for two people!

Golden Crown Panaderia – This is the little bakery at the end of the street in my old neighborhood, the one that I didn’t even know was in business until they started redecorating. By the time I noticed they were in business, they had already been featured on the Food Network and was shipping food overseas! The best breakfast for a lazy (or hung-over) Saturday morning is a few of their empanadas (basically a mexican fruit tart with an awesome crust) and a cup of their coffee. I’m sure they’ll send some to you, and they’ll be delicious, but they are at their absolute best if you get them hot out of the oven.

Papadeaux – The only thing better than seafood is seafood cooked Nawlins style, and that’s what I get whenever I’m there. I’ll have the Blackened Anything. It’s a bit pricy, so I don’t go often, but when I do I make a heavenly pig out of myself and leave happy – and that’s what it’s all about, isn’t it?

I’m a doer, not a tagger. If this looks like fun, feel free to consider yourself tagged.

Monday Meme.

Found at Ultrablog.

Name a CD you own that no one else on your friends list does.

Are You All Reet? – Cab Calloway
Name a book you own that no one else on your friends list does.

The Three Musketeers, Alexandre Dumas, 1905 hardcover edition!!
Name a movie you own on DVD/VHS/whatever that no one else on your friends list does.

N.B.T. (Never Been Thawed)
Name a place that you have visited that no one else on your friends list has.

The Railway Museum in Union, Il.
Name a piece of technology or any sort of tool you own that you think no one else on your friends list has.

An ignition for a WWII warplane, I don’t remember offhand which model.

The Troll Buffet.

How come Furr’s never does THIS?

What a year it was……..

In 1965 (the year you were born)

Lyndon B. Johnson is president of the USSecretary of Defense Robert McNamara calls for a nationwide network of bomb shelters

Former leader of the Black Muslims, Malcolm X, is shot and killed in New York City To protest voting rights discrimination, civil rights demonstrators begin a march for Selma to Montgomery with federal troop protection

The first commercial satellite, Early Bird, is launched into space by Nasa to transmit telephone and television signals

Voting Rights Act is signed into law

Riots by young blacks in the Watts area of Los Angeles begin, causing $200 million in damage

Hurricane Betsy claims 75 lives in southern Florida and Louisiana

United States President Lyndon Johnson proclaims his “Great Society” during his State of the Union address

Dr. Dre, Sarah Jessica Parker, Robert Downey Jr., Shania Twain, Moby, and Ben Stiller are born

Los Angeles Dodgers win the World Series

Green Bay Packers win the NFL championship

Montreal Canadiens win the Stanley Cup

The Sound of Music, starring Julie Andrews, is the top grossing film

Dune by Frank Herbert is published

The Beatles’ Rubber Soul is released

“Satisfaction” by Rolling Stones is a top hit

The Beatles appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, performing songs from their new album Help!

Sony introduces the Betamax, a home video tape recorder

Nearly all of NBC’s programs are now broadcast in color

I Dream of Jeannie premieres

What Happened the Year You Were Born?

How did I ever find this before Paula did???

You Are a Chocolate Cake

Fun, comforting, and friendly.
You are a true classic, and while you’re not super cutting edge, you’re high quality.
People love your company – and have even been known to get addicted to you.

What Kind of Cake Are You?

The Joe the Troll Interview (with David Frost, natch!)

 Questions from Koz. If this doesn’t tell you what you’d like to know about me, blame him.

 1. What’s the worst song you know all the lyrics to?

As I’ve said many times before, I don’t pay much attenton to lyrics. Nothing can fudge up a good tune faster than lame lyrics.  Think about the music to Rocket Man, for instance – catchy, no? That second verse is unforgivably retarded, though.

I also don’t spend much time on music I don’t like. No one ever hears me complain “I’m sick of this song, they play it to death!” That’s because if I’m getting sick of a song, I turn it off! What a concept. Thus, I have to go to my youth to find a crappy song that I still know, for some demented reason, all the words to.

After thinking about it hard and hearing loads of crappy songs in my head (and thanks for that, Jeff!) I pick Stayin’ Alive. No more need be said.

2. Who was your favorite elementary school teacher, and why?

Probably my 4th grade teacher, Mrs. Thompson. First, she was pretty, and I was starting to notice these things. Second, she encouraged me to go beyond the curriculum and read what I wanted. Many of my other teachers couldn’t stand it when I went beyond what I was told and started reading – gasp! – the encyclopedia.  (By fifth grade, though, I was blowing off schoolwork entirely in order to read it, though, so I reckon THAT old bag had a point.) I just remember her as always being encouraging and kind, and never cracking the whip unless it was absolutely necessary.

3. If you could be the best in the world at one thing, what would it be?

Helping others get what they want out of life. If you can do that well enough and often enough, you’ll be sitting on billions and feel good about how you did it.

Either that, or screwing.

4. If you could do one dangerous thing and know you would not get hurt/caught, what would it be?


5. What’s your favorite non-domesticated animal?

Any bird of prey. They are so cool.

Now where’s that frigging joke, Koz???????????


If you’d like to keep this goofy shit going, here’s the rules:

Leave me a comment saying, “Interview me.”
I will respond by asking you five questions. I get to pick the questions.
You will update your weblog with the answers to the questions, and let me know that you answered. If you don’t have a blog, but would still like to play, I can send you the questions, and you can answer ’em in the comments.
You will include this explanation and an offer to interview someone else in the same post. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions.