Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Tied to a Rock and Thrown Through the Window

Fortunately our window was already missing but it nearly hit the bottle on the mattress between MemeMonitor and myself, luckily since it was before noon we were dozing heavily. It was a note from a photoblogger questioning our intentions and upon throwing the rock BACK with said reply tied to it we decided we'd post them here with permission for avoid further tosses.

Dear Memes,

I'm writing with a couple of concerns for which I may be lambasted but here they are. It seems a little mean spirited to just pick one user for your Hall of Shame. Is this a harrassment blog or an attempt to actually make the memes a little more relevant? I tried policing a meme (Pxite) once myself when a user named Pix66 used to post images lifted from the Internet and entered them and vote for himself using made up profiles until he won it week after week. For my troubles I found images of my nieces and nephews loaded and entered under profiles called me a pedophile. Shortly after pointing this out to Nariman, the moderator, I decided to leave the policing to others. So I was sort of glad when I saw this Hall of Fame thing and thought maybe that abuses like THAT would be brought to light. I'm a little disappointed to see that this isn't the case. I appreciate the highlighting of entries that only seem to be trolling for hits and for entries which seem to ignore the rules, like my multiple image posts (Which I'm still going to use from time to time, heh heh). But let's try to make this a little more fair.

Jeff Kirlin

(Shameless self promotion plug deleted upon the advice of cousel)

And our reply:


Ok, not really.

Our reply:

Dear Mr Kirlin,

We are but 2 fellow travellers in this small world of Photoblogging and hoping merely to enlighten and educate rather than bully and berate and assisted by a small band of like minded minions. We look very kindly upon those who post a vigorous defense of their placement upon The Photo Meme Hall of Shame and because deep down underneath our crusty exteriors we are still crusty but not quite as much so we decided not to list them, especially given that they didn't receive any votes. Mandy and her small terrier Kerrin managed to defend through sheer force of will and we had, as we noted, a disagreement on the Pony Fight Club (The First Rule of Pony Fight Club is never talk about Pony Fight Club). Since Mr Gnet got the most votes and didn't seem to take his placement personally, we voted and the committee decided that his placement was warranted GIVEN THAT IT IS IN GOOD FUN AND OFTEN MEANS MORE EXPOSURE.

As for the lovely Mr 66(6), there is a special place in The Photo Meme Hall of Shame called Photo Meme Hell and we would gladly dash him upon it's brimstone rocks but we haven't seen him posting lately. But we have our bleary eyes peeled for him.

Now settle down but we appreciate your stones.


Your Noisy Upstairs Neighbours,

Memes Monitor and Shame, Esq.


Blogger kmm said...

Dear Memes monitor and shame, esq. I could be wrong (and I'm sure I will be corrected promptly if I am) but are some people taking this far toooo seriously?

7:07 AM  
Blogger memeshame said...

Dear kerrin,

In our secret day jobs as the joint heads of the Bill and Melinda Gates Charitable Foundation we have found that the mere mention of The Photo Meme Hall of Shame elicits reactions quite unexpected from expected sources. Some react with horror, others with dread, most with fear and loathing to borrow a phrase, but a very dear few give us the wink and nod from across the banquet table and those...

those dear kerrin...


We do not spend our nights laying about like snakes on the bare mattress looking at all these photo entries to AMUSE anyone...

NAY! We take it quite seriously!

Almost as seriously as the several VERY tempting offers we at the Foundation receive daily from these very pleasant and well meaning Nigerian businessmen. I'm not going to name any names, but are you aware that for simply delivering our bank account information so that our new Nigerian friends can continue THEIR OWN charitable work, we can make a tidy 10% on looted fortunes from corrupt African Regimes??


No, we here at The Photo Meme Hall of Shame thought not.

So rest assured, kerrin, that while some people appear to take it TOO seriously, we fear that they not take it SERIOUSLY enough, for they persist and persist and persist and persist and persist and write us and throw rocks through our windows and not give us the bank account numbers we PLEAD for so that we may continue our charitable work for MMS ABDULLAH HASSAN of LAGOS NIGERIA!

Please...kerrin...1 digit...that's all we ask.....

Additionally, even people who take this far too seriously spend much less time on this than we do. But THEY never squandered their computer industry billions like we do.

Or have.


It's Noon and time to rouse Meme Monitor.

Sincerely and lovingly,

Your noisy upstairs neighbors,

The Memes, Monitor and Shame, ESQ.

8:37 AM  

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