Tuesday, 13 May 2008

A Forgotten Meme and a Strange Rant

About eleventy-nine weeks ago someone tagged me for the Book Meme and I'm ashamed to say that I can't remember who it was, so I've been looking back through the comments to see if I can find it, unfortunately to no avail. What is so mortifying is that I remember commenting on their blog that I would get to it as soon as I could. Then Pinky came and tortured my computer and I couldn't blog for some time. Then I was distracted by trying to get my computer back to rights (still not right), then by having my bloods stolen, etc., etc. (Excuses, excuses!)

Anyhoo, while doing this I came across a couple of really weird comments from the same "Anonymous" back in April. The first was really, really long. I didn't read it all because frankly, not only was it badly written, repetitive and laced with the "F" word, but was blasphemous too. The second one was sort of complimentary to cats in a rather sinister way, but not to cat bloggers. Needless to say I've deleted both comments. The puzzling thing, though, is that I'm like a cat with a new box when it comes to comments. I love getting them and check to see if there have been any more every time the computer goes on. I can only suppose it was added some time after the post during the time my computer was being tortured. There are some very odd people in the world, in my humble opinion for what it is worth (not a lot, lol!).

Anyhoo, the Book Meme:

Here am the Rools, which I have copied from Storm's bloggie:

1. Pick up the nearest book.
2. Open to page 123.
3. Find the fifth sentence.
4. Post the next three sentences.
5. Tag five people and post a comment to Mickey once you have posted it. (I don't think it was Mickey who tagged me but if it was you Mickey dear, my apologies.)

The nearest book to me physically here where I am sitting is about HTML and while it is very informative and helpful, I'm sure most of you know more about HTML than yours truly and, let's face it, it could be a bit boring unless you happen to need it even as you read this. Next nearest are the shelves in my "computer room" (tiny spare bedroom) and I have chosen a book which I've had for a squillion years called "The Book of the Cat", edited by Michael Wright and Sally Walters, designed by Celia Welcomme, original paintings by Peter Warner and published by Pan Books (
© 1980 New Leaf Books Ltd).

"Movements by the prey are crucial for maintaining the interest and
excitement of the cat, and there may be much patting and prodding to keep the game alive. Even dead prey is sometimes used as a grisly plaything. The cat wil clasp it, roll about with it and wrestle with it as if it were a fellow feline."

No, surely not, hehehe!

I think this has been doing the rounds for some time so I won't tag anyone, but if you haven't played already and would like to, consider yourself tagged! And if whoever tagged me hasn't completely given up on me and reads this, please leave a comment and I will add your link.

Have a great Toesday efurrybody:) xxx


Duhr, I've just found who tagged me! It was Team Tabby and I needed to link back to Tiger Lily.

Sorry guys! Shows how scatterbrained I am - I'd actually started drafting a post in Word and had forgotten all about it. Double duhr, lol!!!


Daisy said...

It is very weird sometimes the strange comments that people will take the time to leave.

That book sounds good!

Babs (Beetle) said...

There are some very strange people in the world, of which, I'm probably one ha ha!

Tiger Lily said...

That delete icon is a wonderful invention!

Your book sounds very interesting. Much more interesting than HTML!!

Diamond said...

I thought this was a really interesting post and I liked the cat picture. I have to see the comments before they go on the Internet and that seems to be a good idea. I wouldn't like other kitties to read nasty or perhaps unsavoury remarks on my blog. We blog for pleasure don't we? and to help and befriend our fellow cats.

Chairman Mao said...

No fun gettin ol' weird komments, but at least they're easy to delete. Sometimes us Ballicai have to delete spam komments on our bloggies.

You did a good job on yur book meme! That was a furry innaresting parugraph!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

We Ballicai don't like yucky comments, either. Sometimes we get them, but we delete them.

That sounds like a fascinating book!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

I did a post last year on Puma Concolor Coryi or the endangered Florida Panther. The sports team was named for the feline, which is native to Florida and Georgia.

Quasi said...

Okay, the next time you need a book, I hope you'll consider my hilariously funny book, The World Is Your Litter Box, is in bookstores now and is also available on Amazon. The book is cleverly disguised as a cute cat book so humans will buy it, but is, in fact, a how-to manual FOR cats. Check it out on my website, www.theworldisyourlitterbox.com.

JB's Big World said...

I am sure we all understand about forgetting or not having time to do memes. It is hard to get my mom to help me sometimes and this week she is working a lot...so I know how it is!

One-Eyed Jack said...

It's ok. We just got our book meme done on Thursday. We occasionally weird comments too. One ranted about some weird religious thing we didn't understand. Even my human didn't and she studies these things! It was really really really long too!

Thank you for your kind words about my doodle. I think I should make my human take more pictures of them for posterity! More people should get to see my work, since clearly my humans fail to appreciate my brilliance!


Mickey said...

Yup,there are some sicko beans out there!!!! Delete is a good thing!! Sometimes you get a comment that only says 'Look here' Don't do it! Just delete it . It is either spam or a virus!!
Good meme though ;)
Purrs Mickey ( off to see if there are any dead things to play with! Hahahahahahahahahahaha!! kidding)