Sunday, October 22, 2006


Mememonitor and I were sitting up on the bare mattress of love, reading the morning paper, eating cold pizza from the night before and waiting to post our Banana to PhotoFriday when we saw this curious post.

This is that crafty devil Dream Awakener's entry for Innocent. We sat with our gaping pizza holes hanging open and scratching each other's heads like monkeys will as we tried to make some sense of it and, well, a scratch becomes a slap, which becomes a tickle, and then 3 minutes later, when all is said and done, our little Photo Meme Hall of Shame mailbox is overflowing with comments, mails, offers for cheaper viagra (saved in a special folder), and SCREENSHOTS! One of our little industrious Shamers actually sent us a SCREENSHOT! Which you can see here in our forum.

And here is the link to the image which appeared moments later:
The same sort of image that got Mr Rich Legg dragged before our Kangaroo Court, so many weeks ago. We are sure this young girl is innocent. But Mr. Jr Woodward is NOT!

And our biggest annoyance? We tried the same trick with the Banana several weeks ago and failed.

Speaking of PhotoFriday Annoyances:

I know marc and nick have addressed this ad nauseum as we discussed once over a lamb barbecue for photomeme moderaters and critics...

ATTENTION: _______ms______ , *FUZZY POINTS* , :ZoomVienna:: , ~carolbrowne~ , * Sakomaniak * , *****mien***** , ***Swaity*** , ++++LwS++++ , , **Sugarsnaps** , ...neene... , <>like-ness<> , **AkPhotoblog** , [ a n d r e s ] , ^ UPSIDE UP ^ , :: thesmooch :: , ~AprilStearns~ , *JC*Photofolio* , ::THEDOTS:: , --Dieta-- , [terrorkitten] , *****ChP******* , ++JavaCurls++ , **Shutters** , ~MadSunCaribou~ , CANTI + , >< , _niederhauser_ !

Have you ever seen ~~Annie Leibovitz~~, .:Richard Avedon:., +++Robert Mapplethorpe+++, ^^Bob Barker^^, <<>>?

No. These artists never used symbols in their names.

Who did?

The artist formerly known as Prince. I rest my case.

We understand that it is hard to be noticed in PhotoFriday as the above desperate (but effective) tricks show. It is hard to be noticed in public also. Do you walk around with giant horns attached to your heads?


Blogger ThomP said...

I argue this particular point... As my working title is *FUZZY POINTS*, and I simply have 2 asterisks ( which are basically fuzzy points in themselves). Therefore I am justified in my symbolage. As I believe is ::THEDOTS:: and ^UPSIDE UP^.

Obviously someone with a name like ++++LwS++++ is a complete NUT BAG!


10:44 AM  
Blogger memeshame said...

Dear ThomP: We like you so much that late at night, when we are standing barefoot at the fridge and drinking milk out of the carton and going over the days events in our foggy little minds, we think to ourselves "Is ThomP memeshame?" Then I remember that I am not, but then I glance over to mememonitor stretched out like a cat asleep in the moonlight on the bare mattress of love and I think "NO! BUT MAYBE MEMEMONITOR IS!" Then I take another bite of the stick of butter in my hand whilst glaring at her accusingly in the dark and then it occurs to me just before I poke her awake with the mop...

No, because she would never offer up the argument that we go back to the days of hieroglyphics! That we include PICTOGRAPHS IN OUR NAMES!!!!

We have given this lots of thought, oh ThomP, who we like so much and want to adopt and call you memethomp, but you are wrong.

At the VERY least, in my cold cold heart, there flickers a tiny ember of goodwill and I find myself WILLING to accept punctuation like ...neene.... Listen to it, put your ear your computer screen while I say it again.


OooOOOoOOOoooohh yeah. I hear it and so do you. (Checking to make sure mememonitor still sleeps)

And I'll even accept a hyphen from those of you with feminist Mommies who hated your Daddies. But we stand by our original assertions.

That's how we keep up the good work.

I will concede that I can SEE your point, however wrong.


your noisy upstairs neighbors,

Memes, Monitor and Shame, Esq.

12:01 PM  
Blogger neene said...

...neene... ♥♥♥ O(+>

..*.*. * . * . * .. * . *
_00000___00000 *.*. * . *.*.* . * ..
0000000_0000000. * . * . * . * .* .. * . *
000000000000000. * . * .*.*.*.. * . * . *
_0000000000000 * . * . * . * ... * .* .. *
__00000000000 * . *. * . * .* .. * . * . *
____0000000 * . *. * . * . * .. * . * . *
______000 * . *. * . * ... * . * .. * . *
_______0 * . * .. ** .. * . * . * . * . *
* .. * . * .. * . * .. * . * .. * .
:****** 2 memeshame

2:00 PM  
Blogger MemeMonitor said...

Dear ...neene...,

Pay for the shipping and he's yours. I'll even provide the necessary punctuation (Listen to it, put your ear your computer screen while I say it again... @:*&memeshame$#*@)

2:53 PM  
Blogger ThomP said...

There is a certain air of contentment when you whisper that through the ether to me. A little shudder and possibly even a quivvvvvvering exhalation. My point was simply to draw out an acknowledgment. For you to point at my point with understanding has pointedly proved my painfully paragraphed point beyond the point of its original intention.

I would dearly love to be adopted into the fold, but I am a rebelious child. I rebel before I have even become your child. Perhaps it's best for me to remain as your quiet neighbour downstairs, tapping on the ceiling with a broomstick in respect and friendship, before I move into the crib in the spare room and cry while you try and sleep at night.

I look forward to the next time I am able to grasp your attention with my wicked ways.

Hugs at bed time,



(giggles and runs away)

4:54 PM  
Anonymous Åţŏmỉšçħể said...

I actually did see Annie Leibovitz last week, and she was completely unpunctuated.

5:50 AM  
Blogger ThomP said...

Could you still bring yourself to respect her sans superfluous dots and squiggles. I guess you gotta give her time to come up to the new standard...

10:57 AM  

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