Monday, March 12, 2007

Back in the Shamer Again

There was a buzz of excitement chez Meme on Friday this week when, at long last, one of the weekly photomemes pulled their thumbs out of their asses and choose a theme that was worthy of being called a challenge. Photo Friday gave us 'addiction' and immediately we dug our old shaming hats out of the cupboard ('MM' on mine, 'D' on Memeshame's). We don them now as, with pleasure, we bring you the first good, get-yer-teeth-into shaming we've had in yonks! Go put the kettle on, make yourself a nice cup of cocoa (slip a shot of something naughty into it while nobody's looking), sit back and enjoy the feeling that comes with knowing you haven't been shamed…this time.

Photo Friday -addiction

So, you understand that these aren't the only questionable posts to Photo Friday but the task of monitoring all 2403 entries is one that would eat into the time we schedule every week for our own addictions. If you strongly feel that we have neglected to bring before you a submission that deserves to be on its knees begging for mercy, then do feel free to contact us (Monday to Friday, 9am-2pm, 4pm-7:30 or until 'Dateline NBC: To Catch a Predator' comes on).

We've divided the shames into three sections:

Section 1- Wha'?

A) We cheerfully draw Ms Mandy Hall's attention to Xerraire's entry for 'Addiction'… a bird. See, Mandy? You could have been in there. You snooze, you lose, honeybun.

B) In an obviously feverish bid to secure pole-position, The One-eyed Man submitted a wall full of tatty posters. Let's hope the other eye is addicted to something more normal…porn or contact lenses, for example.

C) Check out Suto Zsolt's submission. This guy (or girl) has guts (or something).

D) Unhinging your lower jaw is one of our favourite tricks but there are easier ways of satiating your addiction to fruit, which is what we assume to be 3amFromKyoto's point.

E) In his frantic efforts to post early, jkirlin's sneaker Christmas wreath leaves us wondering: Is he addicted to shoes, Christmas, organizing objects into geometric patterns or the traffic one gets when posting early? We hope this brings him more traffic if that's the case. He clearly must need it.

Section2- If this is the alternative, I will never nag Memeshame about his butter-and-Absinthe addiction again

a) Friend of Hall of Shame, Dream Awakener seems to be addicted to blurry men on bikes. Or maybe the blurry man is addicted to cycling past shops. In either case, I don't think I have to worry about Memeshame taking up this habit.

b) Fnk Photoblog confesses an addiction for a smiling sphere of red rubber. Unusual, but to each their own.

c) Is Atomische suggesting that there are people out there addicted to vasectomy reversal? Is it just reversal?

d) First we had GDimension's (decidedly non-festive) fighting ponies and now we have Taro's boxing kangaroos. I can understand how the sight might stir your loins for the time it takes to press the shutter-button but there are really people who can't get enough?

e) Unfortunately, Memeshame probably WILL end up sitting beside SmilingSunflower in the Healthy Butts Anonymous meetings.

Section C- You clever little devils

This section is for submissions for which we have a sneaking admiration. That's all down to the submitter's sheer cheek at entering something they knew was shame-worthy but decided to go ahead anyway, attempting half-heartedly to justify it with a title that includes the word 'addict'. Ahhh, we do love you.

a) Witness the genius of Life's Too Short as he posts a picture of autumn foliage to 'addiction' and calls himself a 'colour addict'. *sigh*

b) Behold Andrask's master-mindedness of titling a crown of thorns 'pain- the ultimate addiction' *melt*

c) Gasp at the utter inspiration behind Ricoh GR Digital's posting of a hand on a glass door and dubbing it 'sex addiction'. Double points for actually posting to Photo Friday under that title and thus guaranteeing yourself double the traffic, Master Ricoh *fainting clean away*

So there we have it. We look forward to next week's Photo Friday theme, 'confessional'. It can only get juicier.


Anonymous Zsolt said...

You could have mentioned that my post s title was Addicted to Blue or BlueAddict, dear. Just to get the point of it, maybe by having a look at the category which was all about the blue. Quite a juicy and pop-post, congrat.

7:08 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi !


Re: Section 1, (D)

Just thought I'd add a quick 'explanation'..

Actually, it is more on the addiction to sweets and other prime teeth rotters. The removal of teeth in this photo , and the intention to then eat something healthy illustrates this.

I probably should have added a description, but there you go..




10:09 AM  
Blogger jkirlin said...

There is no such thing as bad publicity. Muchas gracias. Heh heh.

10:15 AM  
Anonymous ATOMISCHE said...

Perhaps I should have paused to think about how much personal information that image revealed, before submitting it to the 'addiction' meme.

1:18 PM  
Blogger merlinprincesse said...

OK! Now I understand.... If we want more traffic, we have to put something that is NOT related to the theme... So you talk about it and everybody clicks more on the link and you have more traffic and everybody is happy...Hhhehehe :) So today, PhotoFriday is Heat.... I will send a pic of mmmmm..... an apple? nope.... SNOW!!!!! Hhehehe! Naaah! Maybe...

1:25 AM  
Blogger PPL said...

"sex addiction" was only suggestive...

1:58 AM  
Blogger memeshame said...

Dear zsolt: It was certainly blue, dear.

Dear Stu: Anytime you can submit a caption to further clarify an image like, feel free. It was a great image. :)

Dear jkirlin: If you have no shame, Sir! ;)

Dear Atomiche: We think your addiction is shopping and thus you should take photos of your credit cards and submit them. Don't forget to post BOTH sides. Thanks.

Dear merlinprincess: Your theory only holds true if we had traffic to offer, which sadly, we do not. The only other thing we have learned after talking to moderators is that people would prefer to be shamed here than have entries which do not apply to the theme deleted. They HAAAAAAAATE that. And sometimes even refuse to participate in that photo challenge ever again.

Dear ppl: And very suggestive at that. I dug it.

8:04 AM  

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