17 January 2007

Numero Uno meme….

In the run-up to Christmas (that’s “Holiday Season” for our surprisingly high contingent of American readers) there was a popular meme that went round the blogosphere (that’s “chain letter that got passed around on the internet” for those that can’t be arsed with all this lexicon 2.0 nonsense).

The whole thing was encouraging people to expose five things about themselves that almost no-one else would know.

This is obviously very dangerous. Not so much that you reveal an embarrassing story about yourself, after all, that’s the point. No, this is dangerous because if you’re ever abducted by aliens and replaced by a very clever robotic replica of you, your nearest and dearest would be able to tell there had been a switch by asking you an intimate question to which only you knew the answer. A flawless plan, provided the real you hadn’t posted five things that people didn’t know about them on the web for any old robot-toting alien to take note of and lodge into the fake you’s silicon head. Anyway, we digress.

A highly scientific poll at TWL towers judged that Jono ‘the beard’ Bacon – a leading open source light, Ubuntu Community Manager for Canonical, prolific blogger and occasional journalist – had the most interesting ‘thing you didn’t know about me’ fact:

Someone took a shit on my Fiat Uno Van

Well Jono, if you insist on living in the West Midlands…

6 comments:

Anonymous said...

La Whittle blogged on this subject here:
http://tinyurl.com/2he6gp
Sally's revelations were thankfully turd-free, but did involve puking on a Spice Girl and swearing at Thatch. Rather disappointingly, they shed no light at all on the IT Journalism Divorce of the Year 2006 or her ongoing vendetta against the good folk at Sourcewire. Shame.

pr_spod said...

So then, TWL, what's the most embarrassing thing you've ever done??

Anonymous said...

Ha ha ha - just read Jono's blog, surely the fact that he is related to Ronan Keating is FAR more disturbing!

Anonymous said...

The fact that someone took a sh1t on his Fiat Uno van is not half as interesting as the fact that Fiat does not make an Uno van.

BTW - can anyone shed any more light on the 'divorce of the year' for me - I've obviously missed something...

La Whittle said...

I'm saving it all for the memoirs....

Mark Samuels said...

Leave. The. West. Midlands. Out. Of. It.

OK? Good.