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July 6th, 2010


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07:25 pm - Utter Failure at Making Up a Meme
I want to make up my own meme, but I can't.

See, I zip by the cool 30 Days o' TV meme, or the variants thereof, and I think "What ho!" (like in my head I'm a cross-gender-cast Bertie Wooster or somethin', jeez), and then I think "I am too mentally exhausted to play in the meme-sandbox, I can't even listlessly throw sand names of TV shows around with my little red shovel."

So I don't. Do the meme, I mean.

And then I think, "What ho!" (see Wooster, Bertie, tragic not-being) and, further, "Why don't I make up my own?"

And the reason is that I can't think. A meme must have a [Caution: Rhyme Ahead] theme. I am theme-less. Themes flit through my grasping fingers and sail to other, worthier, non-Wooster-obsessed people.

Theme-less, meme-less, la.

(But if I were going to do the TV meme, I would say that I loved a lot of 80s opening credits because they were all id-vortexy, and I would link you to the opening for "Midnight Caller," a TV show all about manpain in late-80s San Francisco but with Gary Cole doing a deep-voiced thing which still pleases. Luckily I'm, as you see, meme-less.)

May YOU all have themes to take you through the rest of the week, though! :-)

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From:gwynnega
Date:July 6th, 2010 11:51 pm (UTC)
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I never saw Midnight Caller, but it does have a cool intro!

::hugs::
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:01 am (UTC)
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Hi, Gwynne, are you packing yet? :-)

In any event-- 1) all I really remember of Midnight Caller was the hotness of Gary Cole, who was an evening DJ who fought crime (as you do), and 2) hugs!
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From:gwynnega
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:03 am (UTC)
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Packing won't commence until tomorrow, but tonight I must extricate my suitcase from its perch on a high closet shelf!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:19 am (UTC)
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Happy extrication, then. :-)
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From:cindergal
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:04 am (UTC)
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Midnight Caller! Gary Cole! ::swoons:: Oh, I loved that show so much. Thanks for the memory, L!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:20 am (UTC)
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His voice was amazing, as I recall. I am a sucker for a great voice. :-)

Happy Tuesday, C!
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From:wildrider
Date:July 7th, 2010 01:32 am (UTC)
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I've never come up with a meme because I would need to do too much fact-checking and I am lazy.

If the meme is meant to be, it will come! *is zen*

{hugs!}
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:30 pm (UTC)
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I love your Zen! :-)

Happy Wednesday, K, with extra joy.
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From:kathyh
Date:July 7th, 2010 08:44 am (UTC)
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Oh, I remember "Midnight Caller" very fondly due to Gary Cole's "deep-voiced thing" and concerned looks. Thanks for the memories, rather than the meme :)

I didn't do the 30 Days of TV meme because I'm incapable of making up my mind about any of it for longer than 30 seconds!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
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The TV meme does bring up memories -- I'm glad my not-a-meme brought back good ones for you. :-)

(I do love a deep, husky male voice, it has to be said.)

Happy Wednesday, with all good memories!
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:34 pm (UTC)
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I remember Midnight Caller in flashes and impressions -- the voice, the world-weariness, San Francisco at night, Cole's leather jacket, reflections off the water of San Francisco Bay. I don't remember one episode all the way through, though. ;-)

Happy Wednesday, L, with all good things!
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From:freixenet
Date:July 7th, 2010 10:54 am (UTC)
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Oh, I remember Midnight Caller!

:hugs:
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:32 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for remembering, and happy Wednesday beachside! [hugs]
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From:paratti
Date:July 7th, 2010 12:53 pm (UTC)
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((Hugs))
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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 01:27 pm (UTC)
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Hugs and a good Wednesday, L! Sending good thoughts!
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From:mobile_alh
Date:July 7th, 2010 04:10 pm (UTC)
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Sigh. Memes sound like so much work, esp. in the summer heat. Now I'm sorry I never got around to watching Midnight Caller, since I too am sucker for the deep-voiced thing.

::Raises a hand for a Bertie-Wooster-meme, if meme there must be::

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From:laurawise
Date:July 7th, 2010 04:31 pm (UTC)
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If you want a taste of deep-voiced delight [grin], here's a teaser for a later episode, in which Gary Cole's Jack Killian is deliciously growly and silly all at the same time.

And heee, I'd have to think to come up with a Wooster-meme! I shall ponder.

Happy Wednesday, A! [hugs]
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From:stevie_carroll
Date:July 9th, 2010 06:13 pm (UTC)
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That intro brings back many happy memories. Thanks for linking.
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From:laurawise
Date:July 9th, 2010 10:17 pm (UTC)
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Hurrah for good memories! :-)

And happy Friday, too.

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