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A Community Meme

Let’s be honest – memes are a great way of producing content when you’re really stuck for ideas. “23 Questions” was a good one that quite a few people did, including a few who don’t tend to do memes that often (from what I can tell), and I guess it’s because it isn’t aimed at specific cultures (last week’s Friday Five, for example, was great if you had a job, but useless if you didn’t).
So, here’s an idea. Let’s come up with a one-off meme, a bit like 23 Questions. In the comments below, suggest one or two (no more than two) questions that could go in this meme. With a bit of luck, we’ll have a good meme going in a few days – once there are enough questions I’ll post them in a new entry for everyone to answer. How does that sound?
Questions can be about anything, but try to make them questions that could produce interesting answers and that most people can answer. I’ll put two of mine in if we get enough. Post away!
Update: The questions are up!


  1. Oh, good idea. I will have a think and get back to you.

  2. Who do you admire the most and why? (that was on an interview I had once)
    What would you have as your last meal if you were on death row? (not too morbid as this could be phrased as “what would be your favourite meal”)

  3. What is your earliest memory?
    What is your favorite homemade meal?

  4. Hmm, /thinks.
    What would your 3rd wish be? Everyone knows their 1st, but 3rd could be intresting.
    Blind or deaf? Always a toughy.
    Seems like a great idea 🙂

  5. Arsenal or Manchester United?
    Blue or Red?
    (sorry, I know they are a bit boring, bit stuck for ideas to be honest!)

  6. My grammar isn’t always the best but I think these are some pretty good questions:
    If you could choose the year you were born what year would you select? Why?
    Have you ever been dared to do something where the risk exceeded the reward (ie. jump off a building for a penny)?
    If you were forced to live the rest of your existence in a fictional world from a movie, book and TV show which ones would you select?
    Recall the nursery rhyme where boys are made of “Snips and snails, and puppy dogs tails” and girls are made of “Sugar and spice and all things nice”. If you were in that nursery rhyme what would you (as an individual) be made of?
    That’s all I’ve got for today. Good idea Neil.

  7. If you had a superpower, which superpower would it be and why?

  8. What is your favourite vegetable?
    In how many different languages do you know the meaning of at least one word?

  9. Just a couple here:
    Whose phone numbers do you know off by heart?
    What did you want to be when you were a child?

  10. All temporal paradoxes and and mind numbing time travel banter aside, what one event (if any) would you change in your personal past if you had the power to do it once?
    When you die, you come face to face with the maker of all things, (Even if you don’t currently believe there is one), what would you want to say to it/her/him?

  11. “What’s the one question you want to be asked of you in an interview?”
    For American readers Hanni’s question could be: Yankees or Red Sox?

  12. Have you ever cheated death?
    Have you yet decided what you want to do with your life? If so, what event caused you to want to take that direction?
    What was the most important decision you’ve ever had to make?