BTRIPP (btripp) wrote,

Bahhhh ... it's memetime!

Snagged from ernunnos, it's a meme about one's L.J. interests. Now, I have pitifully few interests listed, but the "meme instructions" cover this situation, so as I was being catered to by the meme-maker, I figured I'd play along, but behind the cut, since I'm such a sweetie ...

The instructions:
Look at your LJ "interests" list. If you have less than 50 interests, pick every fifth one. If you have between 50 and 75 interests, pick every seventh one. If you have over 75 interests, pick every tenth one. If you have fewer than ten, pick all of 'em. List them on your LJ, and tell everyone exactly what it is about these things
that interests you so much.

OK, so I only have 8 ... I guess I'm not much of a band-wagoneer ... so here they all are:

american_people/link - Ah, PLINK ... it was an old ISP with on-line chatting that existed from 1984 - 1991 ... back in the days when it cost $7.00/hour to be on Compu$erve, and way before The Internet. If you look closely, you'll see my old ID on the guest list from the 1986 "mega party" (one of the "wallpaper" options). I have tried to steer old Plinkers over to L.J. (from the Yahoo group), and have this up just in case somebody from there shows up here.

art*o*mat - One of the coolest things in the world! The art*o*mat project is a series of refurbished cigarette vending machines that now sell small pieces of art ... I've written about them in here frequently (there's an art*o*mat down a the Chicago Cultural Center, vending groovy things for $5 a pull), and have a couple of concepts that I'm hoping to work up into stuff that I could sell there as well.

bureaucrash - This is what happens when Libertarians quit arguing the minutia amongst themselves and take to the streets. Sure, it's sweatier than heated arguments over cold beers, but it also looks a lot less pathetic! If the kids are gonna be delinquents, they might as well be doing it for a good cause. More "discordian" than the Protest Warrior in-your-face approach (and I should probably list them in my interests as well), Bureaucrash has chapters on many college campuses around the country.

cfuu - Sigh, I had such high hopes for this group when I first discovered it. As many long-time readers may recall, we were pretty much driven out of our local Unitarian Universalist church due to not being ultra-Left Neo-Stalinists, which was quite depressing. CFUU is the Conservative Forum for Unitarian Universalists ... unfortunately the "conservative" audience that it seems to mainly attract are Bible thumpers who for some reason want to be UU's ... I was hoping for something that maintained the laissez-faire theological approach of UU but got rid of the radical anti-American politics that I'd found locally, though this did not seem to be the case.

libertarian - Pretty self-explanatory ... although I'm only a member of our local/state party and not the somewhat loony grand debating society which is the national LP.

mold-a-rama - Another one of the coolest things in the world! Machines that make a little injection-molded figure right before your eyes for the very reasonable price of a buck! Hundreds of these machines from the 60's are still out there, spreading joy, and it looks like a new generation of machines is coming soon. Locally they're at the Field Museum, the Museum of Science & Industry, the Lincoln Park Zoo, and something like a dozen up at the Milwaukee County Zoo!

tchotchkes - "Stuff", "bric-a-brac", "junk" ... one of the "interesting" sides of obsessive-compulsive disorder is the inability to throw anything out ... were if not for The Wife, I'd be living in a sea of this stuff (she thinks we are anyway).

unicity_network - The network marketing company that I've been affiliated with for ages (it used to be Rexall Showcase International) ... they have top-notch preventative healthcare products, but have been through more chaos than anybody needs over the past five years or so (as I've bitched about in here at length), leaving me currently pretty much out of the loop.

Ah, now wasn't that fun?

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