Monday, August 28, 2006

Moody Monday

In appreciation for the early support of Moody Monday for our little endeavor, we begged agreed to be jurors. Greg's little practical joke was using an exceedlingly difficult theme of 'Proud' leaving us to conclude that next time we will only judge if he gives us a very nice specific theme like 'Clowns making balloon animals' or something we can get our pounding aching heads wrapped around.

Enclosed please find the missive we sent Greg explaining as much as we could, why we chose what we did.

Dear Greg,

Upon further review and the aspirin working we decided that nothing is wrong with (your submission for circle) now. Meme Monitor thought it was pasta drying but I thought it was a collection of belts and neckties of yours tossed about by Renee in a fit of tossing about a collection of belts and neckties. Now we clearly see that we have NO IDEA what it is and that's good enough for us.

We have also reviewed the first 75 entries to this weeks Proud theme.

We immediately ruled out images of flags posted by wankers who can't even read your suggestions.

And that left us with a 1, 2, and tied for 3rd place finish.

1st was number 56 because we also feel that Marriage is so Gay. We are not political because that requires paying attention to world events that that in turn requires paying the cable television bill and cuts into our online porn time but feel that everyone should be entitled to the misery which marriage can bring. Why should only heterosexual be so inflicted while the gay community has it so good? Let them marry and be damned like the rest of us. Also, it made is smile and we rarely do that.

2nd was number 11 because we like skin even if it is pregnant skin. And she does seem so damned proud and he of her. So that was our nod to traditional marriage after totally wankering it up with the gay marriage thing. And also, we enjoy Snowscan immensely.

and then tied for 3rd was number 73, the peacock and 67 the power lifter.

Thanks and let us know if we can be of your service again. Meme Monitor mentioned as we were doing this that it was fun and she wanted to do it again. She is so enthusiastic about things. You know how it is.

Our collective love to you and Renee,

Memes Monitor and Shame

If you would like us to be a juror for your photomeme, give you suggestions on how to CORRECTLY raise your children, assess the value of your blog and photographic skills, or take care of a jealous/cheating spouse please do not hesitate to write us at


Your noisy upstairs neighbors,

Memes Monitor and Shame, Esq.

Saturday, August 26, 2006

So, Meme Fans, what's been happening? A whole lot of irrelevant meme postings, that's what. It's lucky we're here, really, and we're only repeating what our many supporters have said when we tell you that the meme world is a better place with us in it. So we've polished the ducking stool and oiled up the rack. Get yer knitting out.

First off… Mandy, Mandy, Mandy. What on earth are we going to do with you, you little minx? We were delighted when Mandy of contacted us, contrite and accepting of her Hall of Shame fate. She impressed us with her Moody Monday 'Moving' entry, which elegantly demonstrated the move-ability of the left side of Tim Finn's body: Well done, girl, you're almost there', we were thinking. But you know how like when you've got a toddler in front of you, and you're holding out your arms to him, willing him to walk over to you, and you're so proud when his chubby little legs take those first faltering steps, and you smile and clap your hands…and then the uncoordinated little twit falls flat on its face? Yes, Mandy, sweetheart, you're trying but the Sydney Harbor Bridge for 'circle'?
( It's back in the training pants with you.

But rest assured you are joined in your training pants by frequent meme participant and line dancer jkirlin ( While he attempted a weak defense of this week's Photo Friday post on the Great Circle route (, we are shaming him for his multiple photo posts. Have some restraint, man! Or at least be on topic. It's a Photo Meme not a Post Meme! We've been watching you since 'common', oooh yes.

The pizza delivery boy who stopped by with our dinner and next day's breakfast (We can't always be bothered to get off the mattress on the floor just to eat) tipped us off on the following entry:, as submitted to Thursday Challenge 'hot'. 'This pizza's not hot', we said and he said, 'Yeah, and neither is this', thrusting the above web address into our grease & tomato sauce-covered mitts (left over from the lunchtime pizza, this was the dinner one that had just arrived, you understand).

Elsewhere in the city… submitted his buddies, Gary, Steve, Sam and Matthew, to PhotoFriday 'four': We discussed this at length and concluded at the bottom of our bottle of $2.99 Big Boris Vodka that this only works if you know the lads personally and can ignore Reuben, Vasco, Guiseppe and Paul standing there on the right.

Now, the e-mails have been fairly flying into our inbox with your votes for our Named and Shamed Top 5. Two nominees are neck-and-neck for the top spot but the rest of the field is wide open. We have employed a team of ragamuffins to help us keep tally (and to keep Memeshame amused) and will be posting them to this site in just a few days. It's not too late to make a difference. Mail us with your votes now:

Friday, August 18, 2006

The Hottest Banana You Ever Did Behold

Feel the heat.

Saturday, August 12, 2006

Unshamed and Reshamed

We hereby retract any aspersions we cast on the commonness of cockatoos in Australia. Having been given the heads up by the delightful and helpful Kerrin (, we did a bit of Googling and discovered that cockatoos are indeed so common that they have stopped being accepted in some areas as currency.
HOWEVER, just as we were about to shine the light of forgiveness upon Mandy, the self-same cockatoo (they can’t be that common if she has to use the same one over and over again and we’d recognize those beady eyes anywhere) rears its ugly -or at least small and feathered- head for ThursdayChallenge’s ‘happy’ theme. So, unless Kerrin can send us the heads up on cockatoos being the happiest birds in Australia, Mandy is officially re-named and shamed.

We would also like to extend our heartfelt congratulations to Mr Rich Legg of for his nomination as Pxite Editor’s Choice. We are particularly happy to see that it was ‘The Bride’ who was chosen. We have in the last months come to think of her as family, given that we have seen more of her than our own nearest and dearest. Again, a big hand for Mr Rich Legg (that’s

Due to public demand and with no efforts spared, we joyously present The Nomination Slot. Now until some of you like-minded citizens get up off your asses and help us out, we’ll only be able to do this monthly. We’ll begin with July 2006. Cast your twinkly little eyes over to the right. You see there? That Top Five List, waiting, gasping even, to be filled with the month’s top five offenders? Well, that’s where it’s gonna be. Now all you have to do is browse the nominees below and mail us (comments accepted as valid entries) with your choice for the Top 5. Results will be posted at the end of the month (and if we forget, please somebody send us a mail to remind us).
Nominees, in no particular order:

  1. Cuidado/ Speed (Pxite)
  2. Lenscape/ Design (Pxite)
  3. Mandy/Happy (ThursdayChallenge)
  4. Kitaoka/ Festivity (Pxite)
  5. Gdimension/ Festivity (Pxite)
  6. Pop1280/ Number (Pxite)
  7. Sanakand/ Minimal (Lensday)
  8. Photogreen/ Shallow (Lensday)
  9. Leggnet/ Electric (Macroday)
  10. Leggnet/ Common (PhotoFriday)

Friday, August 04, 2006

Dear Meme-fans,

Sorry we haven't been around for a while but spreading our cynicism far and wide keeps us pretty busy. We're sure you understand. Now, we want to thank all of you for your comments, e-mails, suggestions and cash donations. We are overwhelmed (by the comments, mails and suggestions). Several kind and trusting souls asked if there was any way they could jump on this here bandwagon and we are delighted to inform you all that there is indeed. We want you all to mail us with your nominations for Name and Shame. Your vigilance will allow us to sleep soundly at night, safe in the knowledge that we haven't let anyone slip by.

We've also had a request for a weekly "Vote for..." and that's something that we will look into.

Now, run, fly like the wind, little ye out the worst offenders and mail ye us at