Friday, February 15, 2008

123 Book Meme

First seen at Toast's last night, the "King of Memes" once again neglected to personally tag me, so I felt I could put it off. Or skip it, but Mike did the honors...


1. Grab the nearest book (that is at least 123 pages long).
2. Open to p. 123.
3. Go down to the 5th sentence.
4. Type in the following 3 sentences.
5. Tag five people.

Here goes.

As human beings, we are capable of extraordinary leaps of insight and instinct. We can hold a face in memory, and we can solve a puzzle in a flash. But what Schooler is saying is that all of these abilities are incredibly fragile.

That's from "blink The Power of Thinking Without Thinking" by Malcolm Gladwell. I'm at work, and that's a book my boss gave all of us a couple years ago. It's supposed to be good, but there it sat, uncracked on my shelf until this morning, so I cannot really speak to that.

Hmm. I'll tag Mrs F., Smitty, Deb, Angie...and I was stumped for a fifth until Adam just wandered in unaware...


Chris Howard said...

Hey, I tagged you first! Just because we only post bi-monthly is no reason to ignore our blog :).

Mr Furious said...


I actually just reshuffled the blogroll, and was about to go down the list and visit everyone...

Deb said...

I'm all over this as soon as my blog is caught up from the trip. I may have to do two quotes, though, because I pulled two books off the shelf by accident.

Mrs. Furious said...

Oh jesus... now the *religious* readers are going to find out that I'm reading that polygamist book... that is not going to be a good thing.

Mike said...


Mr Furious said...

ax·is [ak-sis]

9. an alliance of two or more nations to coordinate their foreign and military policies, and to draw in with them a group of dependent or supporting powers.

Not The Axis!!

It started out as a coincidence, but for no good reason I stubbornly try to keep all the categories over there starting with the letter "A".

If you recall, I once had "Adversaries" (among which Cole and Sullivan resided). I reshuffled things today, and decided to promote the people that contribute here to their own category above "Allies."

Mike said...

I figured it was something along those lines. But seeing "Axis" just above "Allies" leads most people to make certain . . . "assumptions."

Don't be surprised if you get Stormfront members among you readership. ;-)

Adam said...

I've complied with your demands, Mr. Furious. Now, can I have my soul back?


Mr Furious said...

But seeing "Axis" just above "Allies"

Do you recall a board game similar to Stratego—but asskickingly better—called "Axis & Allies"?

It is probably what made me think of "Axis".

I'll have to work on a better word...mow that you've pointed it out, I can't stop thinging in terms of WWII.

Mike said...

Never played Axis & Allies, but I heard of it. I assumed it was like Diplomacy.

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On a completely different subject, if you haven't checked out Wolfmother, you have to. I know that you love The Raconteurs, and Wolfmother goes even further into that retro-70's, hard-rocking sound. Those kick straight-out kick ass.

Smitty said...

Okay Mr. F. It's done. Meme requirements fulfilled.

I love Axis and Allies. I still play it, along with another sweet game from Milton Bradley that came out at the same time called Shogun.