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Onyx_TKD

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Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« on: September 19, 2011, 07:44:12 PM »
On a recent thread about the current facebook pregnancy meme, which is somehow supposed to "raise awareness" of breast cancer, I jokingly suggested that we start a new meme to raise awareness of silly facebook memes. Several people expressed interest, so here is a thread to decide the exact form of our facebook activism.
Put on your silliest thinking caps, people, because if you don't talk to your friends about memes, who will?

Following the same (lack of) logic that I see in the past and current awareness memes, I suggest a meme of the form:
"There's a [mythical creature] in my backyard, and it just [verb]ed my [noun(s)]!"
E.g. "There's a dragon in my backyard, and it just incinerated my plastic flamingos," or "There's a unicorn in my backyard, and it just impaled my fence," or "There's a griffon in my backyard, and it just shredded my garden gnomes."

(Updated Sept. 20 based on contributions in the thread)
(Birth month) Mythical creatures and associated verbs:
Jan.: dragon, incinerated
Feb: banshee, deafened
Mar: yeti, hid behind
Apr: unicorn, impaled
May: griffin, shredded
Jun: elf, abducted
Jul: centaur, trampled
Aug: jackalope, hopped over
Sept: hippogriff, molted on
Oct: mermaid, moistened
Nov: sphinx, posed riddles to
Dec: basilisk, petrified

(Birth day) Yard contents:
1: plastic flamingos
2: fence
3: croquet set
4: gazebo
5: flowerpots
6: grill
7: tomato plants
8: hydrangeas
9: garden hose
10: mosquito zapper
11: gazing ball
12: watering can
13: birdhouse
14: patio furniture
15: roses
16: garden gnomes
17: bonsai trees
18: doghouse
19: firewood
20: birdbath
21: rock garden
22: shrubbery
23: rain gauge
24: tiki torches
25: birdfeeder
26: rainbarrel
27: wind chimes
28: zucchini plants
29: lawn chairs
30: whirligigs
31: hammock

Feel free to keep suggesting alternative list items or entire alternate lists, if you wish.

Pass this on to raise awareness of facebook memes! Or don't! If you break the chain, nothing bad will happen to you, except that you'll have to come up with your own funny status, but that's ok, 'cause you'll probably come up with one even funnier!

ETA: If mythical creatures don't float your boat, Wavicle offers honey badgers and more thataway: http://www.etiquettehell.com/smf/index.php?topic=101605.0
« Last Edit: September 20, 2011, 05:15:16 PM by Onyx_TKD »

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2011, 08:16:16 PM »
January - Dragon
February - Unicorn
March - Griffin
April - Centaur
May - Jackalope
June - Hippogrif
July - Chupacabra
August - Yeti
September - Hydra
October - Wyvern
November - Sphinx
December - Mermaid
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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2011, 08:27:35 PM »
Can we add a gazing ball to the yard items?
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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2011, 09:32:22 PM »
Yard items:

Shed
Gazebo
Fishpond
Birdfeeder

Maybe instead of laundry, just using "clothesline"

More later.  :)

ETA:
Patio set
Garden hose
Rain gauge
Hammock
Birdhouse
Logpile (firewood)
Rainbarrel
« Last Edit: September 19, 2011, 09:39:19 PM by KimberlyRose »

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #4 on: September 20, 2011, 02:03:57 PM »
Garden Gnome!

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2011, 02:09:09 PM »
How about the verbs?

These would fit most creatures:

Shat on...
Ate...
Shredded....
Cursed out...
Squashed...
Hornswaggled...
Head-butted...

More specialized creatures perhaps:

Speared...
Flamed...
Froze...
Blinded...


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revenges." -- Feste, Twelfth Night by William Shakespeare.

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2011, 02:25:35 PM »
Umm...

Banshee, deafened
Elf, kidnapped
Mermaid, moistened (I just think "moistened" is a funny word)
Tengu, pecked/clubbed
Dullhan, Blood-Splashed

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #7 on: September 20, 2011, 04:51:25 PM »
I just updated the OP with some of the suggestions and more contributions of my own. For the creatures, I was aiming for picking creatures that I thought would be fairly widely recognizable and that I could come up with distinctive verbs for. If went ahead and filled out the rest of the items list, so that people can start playing if they want to, but certainly chime in with any more creative suggestions that you have!

Help! There's a sphinx in my backyard, and it just posed riddles to my garden gnomes!

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #8 on: September 20, 2011, 05:53:39 PM »
Help, there's a jackalope in my backyard and it just hopped over my birdhouse!

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #9 on: September 20, 2011, 06:00:14 PM »
Help, there is a hippogriff in the backyard and it just made me join Facebook. 

No, it didn't.  It got feathers all over the birdfeeder when the roc grabbed it, but I'm still not on Facebook, so all is well.   :)

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #10 on: September 20, 2011, 06:29:28 PM »
There is a mermaid in my balcony (no backyard in my apartment :)) and it just moistened my hammock.

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #11 on: September 22, 2011, 09:16:34 AM »
Help! There's a basilisk in my backyard and it just petrified my lawn furniture!
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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #12 on: September 22, 2011, 11:41:43 AM »
There is a mermaid in my balcony (no backyard in my apartment :)) and it just moistened my hammock.

Ewwwwww!   ;)

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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #13 on: September 26, 2011, 06:05:58 PM »
There's an elf in my backyard, and it abducted my bonsai trees.



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Re: Help raise awareness of facebook memes!
« Reply #14 on: October 01, 2011, 07:41:57 PM »
What is a meme?
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