Friday, May 23, 2008


These kinds of memes always crack me up, although I think this one came out less amusing than the last time I did a similar one. Ah, well...

The rules are simple: Go to Wikipedia, hit random whilst thinking about a question, and see what happens.

(Wikipedian answers will be in regular text, with my comments thereon in italics.)

1: How do you see yourself?

Ion (Greek mythology): According to Greek mythology, Ion was the illegitimate child of CreĆ¼sa, daughter of Erechtheus and wife of Xuthus.

Yes, I am just like a character in a Greek tragedy.

2: How do other people see you?

James R. Toberman: James Robert Toberman (1836 – January 26, 1911) served two non-consecutive terms. He first served between 1872 and 1874 and again from 1878 to 1882.

Apparently he was the mayor of Los Angeles. I'm sure it's possible to find some obscure metaphor in there for how people see me, but damned if I can see it.

3: What do you fear the most?

Orgasm (cocktail): The Orgasm is a cocktail that can be either served on the rocks or layered and drank as a shooter. It is an IBA official cocktail.

*snerk* Well, if that ain't some kind of Freudian answer...

4: What gives you most pleasure?

Philadelphia Health Management Corporation: Philadelphia Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a non-profit, public health organization engaged in research, education and direct services in the Philadelphia area. PHMC was founded in 1972.

Yeah, I get all tingly just thinking about that.

5: What thing in your past has had most impact on who you are now?

Vision Park: Vision Park is an electronic entertainment company and has been credited on the following games:

* Globetrotter 2 (a.k.a. Round the World Challenge; publisher)
* Europa Universalis

I'm not denying the impact of video games on my life, but I'm pretty sure I've never played either of those.

6: What can you expect from the future?

Podvelka: Podvelka is a town and a municipality in Slovenia..

Well, I'll be interested to see how I end up there.

7: What thing do you desire the most?

Freedom of religion in Jordan: The Constitution provides for the freedom to practice the rites of one's religion and faith in accordance with the customs that are observed in the Kingdom, unless they violate public order or morality. The state religion is Islam. The Government prohibits conversion from Islam and proselytization of Muslims.

Actually, freedom of religion on Jordan sounds pretty desirable to me. Judging by this entry, I'd say they're not exactly there yet.

8: What thing do you find most repulsive?

Tunku Muhriz: Tunku Muhriz (1945-) is the only son of Tuanku Munawir ibni Almarhum Tuanku Abdul Rahman, the Yang di-Pertuan Besar (hereditary ruler) of the Malaysian state of Negeri Sembilan from 1960 to 1967, and of his consort, Tunku Ampuan Durah binti Almarhum Tunku Besar Burhanuddin.

Names I can't pronounce disgust me.

9: What will give you your ultimate lucky break?

Reggie Barnes: Reggie Barnes was a star running back in the Canadian Football League.

My lucky break will be in Canadian football?! Wow, that sounds... unlikely.

10: What will be the cause of your ultimate doom?

River Ems (Hampshire): River Ems is a river in England with its source at grid reference SU808122 about ½ a mile east of Stoughton, West Sussex and its mouth at Emsworth, Hampshire. It is named after the town of Emsworth rather than vice versa.

I'd say, great, now I'll know to avoid that river, but since we've already established the Greek-tragedy nature of my life, I don't imagine it will actually work...


  1. Well Canadian football is a better game than American football. We have a bigger field and one less down. Of course, I don't ever watch football...

  2. All sports are equally uninteresting to me. Unless maybe you count bowling.

  3. Just switch Wiki's answers for #'s 3 and 4, and they work out much better.

  4. Well, but that would be cheating! :)