Honest Scrappy-Doo or Something

Because we all love Scrappy-Doo, right?

Okay, me neither, but I needed some title for this Honest Scrap meme.scrappydoo

The only thing worse that being tagged for a blogging meme is not being tagged for a blogging meme.  I feel hurt if I don’t get tagged and put upon if I do.  That probably says something insightful about me.  Can I count that as one of the 10 things I am supposed to list?

And what is this award about?

This award is bestowed upon a fellow blogger whose blog content or design is, in the giver’s opinion, brilliant.

And, thanks to laziness on my part, I have been tagged by respective authors of Pumping Irony, and A Ding World, Symptom of a Greater Cure, and Malfi’s World.

Thank you very much guys!  I do appreciate the thought!

The Rules for this meme are apparently:

  1. When accepting this auspicious award, you must write a post bragging about it, including the name of the misguided soul who thinks you deserve such acclaim, and link back to the said person so everyone knows she/he is real.
  2. Choose a minimum of seven (7) blogs that you find brilliant in content or design. Or improvise by including bloggers who have no idea who you are because you don’t have seven friends. Show the names and links of the seven random victims and leave a harassing comment informing them that they were prized with Honest Weblog. Well, Well, there’s no prize, but they can keep the nifty icon.
  3. List at least ten (10) honest things about yourself. Then pass it on!

Okay, I think I have the first part covered.  I’m not much on bragging, but I have done the acknowledgements.

honest-scrap1The second part though… seven blogs?

Okay, meme starters everywhere, let’s set some guidelines.  Nobody should have to tag more than three people, ever, just like no real rock and roll song should go over two minutes and fifty seconds.  This isn’t a multi-level marketing scam scheme.  I’ll shoot for seven this time, but don’t let me catch you asking for that many again!  And no, I’m not going to go leave comments on those blogs either.

And the third part?  Ten honest things about myself?  Like the tagging part, this should be quality not quantity, so five things max next time.  Or better yet, think of something new.  I think I have done the random/honest/unlikely facts routine enough times.  And pass it on?  Isn’t that the whole point of part two?

There is nothing about including the “Honest Scrap” picture, so I guess it is optional.


Okay, so, seven blogs.  I am going to go with CCP’s Apocrypha theme and pick some people who appear to be hiding of late to see if we cannot get them to show themselves or, in absence of that, nip this meme in the bud.  So I choo-choo-choose:

  1. Kevin of The Server is Down
  2. Jaye of Journey’s with Jaye
  3. Krones of Plaguelands
  4. Aggro Me of Aggro Me (oh, wait, he’s over here.)
  5. Genda of The Grouchy Gamer
  6. Anakh of Big Ogre, Small World
  7. Craig of Voyages in Eternity

And 10 honest things about myself?

  1. I have never been seen in an Italian restaurant sipping cappuccino with an oriental women
  2. I do not recall, when I was younger, and my heart was an open book, ever saying, “Live and let live”
  3. I sometimes throw my arms up and occasionally shout, but rarely at the same time
  4. I have never noticed anybody avoiding me like a cyclone ranger
  5. I have no idea if Superman or Green Lantern have anything on me, nor am I at all concerned
  6. I have, on many occasions, been working in the lab late at night
  7. I have got somebody, no matter what part I’m playing
  8. I have never called the doctor and woke him up regarding a belly ache
  9. I remember distinctly what the door mouse said
  10. I have never run into my Uncle Max at the Golden Fingerbowl

All of which was inspired by scrolling through my iPod.

There is an implied “mini-game” in my 10 things of course, can you name the 10 songs?

Okay, can you do it without using Google?

16 thoughts on “Honest Scrappy-Doo or Something

  1. JdJdJd

    1) no clue on this one..sorry.
    2) Live and Let Live – Paul McCartney
    3) Shout – Isley Brothers???
    4) Turning Japanese – The Vapors
    5) Sunshine Superman – Donovan
    6) Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
    7) stumped here too
    8) and stumped again
    9) White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
    10) Ella Fitzgerald?? (the song title escapes me though)


  2. Ska

    Not here for the game but this award sounds like a chain letter. Since when is a chain letter a gift? At least you didn’t have to paypal a dollar with it.


  3. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Memes certainly have a chain letter-like aspect to them, though they usually lack the whole “bad luck curse” or “send me a dollah!” aspect. I have seen a few that are obvious ploys for page ranking improves, the “you must link back to this site” sort of thing.

    I will respond to memes if I can find some twist that amuses me. The 10 honest things about me based on my iPod playlists seemed amusing enough.


  4. p@tsh@t

    Jdjdjdjdjdjdjdjd got a good number so I’ll just fill in:

    1. Fish heads as covered by Barnes and Barnes. (why this is on your ipod frightens me, though I suppose Kip Adada’s Wet Dream would have been too obvious)
    2. Live and Let Die by Paul McCartney other band, um, oh yeah, the Beatles
    7. coming up empty here.
    8. Coconut, Harry Nilson
    10. Hernando’s Hideaway performed by Ella

    Memes are the debil.


  5. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    It is actually the Brave Combo cover of Hernando’s Hideaway, but I did not ask for artist.

    As for Fish Heads… well, I have a child and only so many years to corrupt her view of the world. I also have a surprising amount of Spike Jones on my iPod for just that reason.


  6. JdJdJd

    Ahem…I would like to point out that the Beatles do not perform Live and Let Die :P…

    And damn you both for getting Fish Heads stuck in my head!!


  7. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    What, Paul McCartney was in a band before Wings?

    And you’re lucky I didn’t scroll down to the playlist with the “Happy Happy, Joy Joy” song from Ren & Stimpy.


  8. JdJdJd

    I’m back…

    7) Just a Gigolo/I ain’t got nobody.

    I admit it..I cheated. It’s been driving me crazy all day.


  9. p@tsh@t

    I stand humbly corrected. Sir Paul and Wings did do Live and Let Die. That’s what I get for relying on my falsely implanted childhood memories.

    *dons tinfoil hat and walks away grumbling to self*


  10. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    The answers, with the artists:

    1) Fish Heads – Barnes & Barnes
    2) Live and Let Live – Paul McCartney & Wings
    3) Shout – The Kingsmen
    4) Turning Japanese – The Vapors
    5) Sunshine Superman – Donovan
    6) Monster Mash – Bobby Pickett
    7) Just a Gigalo – Louis Prima
    8) Coconut – Harry Nilsson
    9) White Rabbit – Jefferson Airplane
    10) Hernando’s Hideaway – Brave Combo

    Other items I jotted down but rejected as either too easy or too obscure:

    I have no particular dislike of Mondays
    I have never been particularly fearful of the reaper
    I also hate banks
    I don’t have to wait to be king because it is never going to happen
    I am keenly aware of what I like about you
    I am no mule skinner
    I am frequently driving down the 101
    I am going to guess you have in fact had a friend like me
    I have been know to go a wandering


  11. JdJdJd

    I have no particular dislike of Mondays – Rainy Days and Mondays – The Carpenters?

    I have never been particularly fearful of the reaper – Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult

    I am keenly aware of what I like about you – What I like about you – The Romantics

    I am going to guess you have in fact had a friend like me -2 guesses on this one. Ben – MIchael Jackson or You’ve got a Friend – James Taylor.

    Yeah..I rarely respond to posts, but you got me in the one sure way to get me to respond.


  12. Wilhelm2451 Post author

    Well, I don’t want to make this the guessing game comment thread, so my rejected entries were:

    I Don’t Like Monday’s – Boomtown Rats
    Don’t Fear the Reaper – Blue Oyster Cult
    I Hate Banks – Mojo Nixon & Skid Roper
    I Just Can’t Wait to be King – The Lion King sound track
    What I Like About You – The Romantics
    Mule Skinner Blues – The Fendermen
    California – Phantom Planet
    Friend Like Me – The Aladdin sound track
    Happy Wanderer – Brave Combo

    I have a variety of music on the iPod.


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