Friday, September 11, 2009

Tag, Your It

Darlene tagged me for a meme. I do not usually play along with these, being a bit of a spoil sport,but Darlene has a most compelling blog, so I will do so. In addition, I actually played this meme once before...but it was on Facebook and I was reading All Fishermen are Liars. The rules are to pick the book nearest to you, turn to page 161 and copy the fifth sentence.

I will post the meme from the book closest to me right now...I am not actually reading it as it is a reference tool published in 1999 and already out-dated, Real World Digital Photography by McClelland and Eismann:
  • "a 2MB board provides 16 million colors up to 800 by 600 pixels (or 832 by 624 pixels on the Mac). If you raise the resolution of the monitor above that, you have to drop the number of colors that can be displayed at a time to 32,000 or fewer."
The book(s) that sit on my end table near my bed and which I am currently reading actually are:

From Onions to Pearls by Satyam Nadeen, a kind of weird book about awakening. I don't know if I am going to like it or not. Bought it at a used book sale.
Outliers by Malcom Gladwell. Another good book of his; this one is about demographics and genetics and the luck of the draw.

(And, of course, anyone who wants to play along, please do so.)


  1. Thanks for playing my meme game. Your sentence was certainly different. I think that's the fun of the game; it is so unpredictable.

  2. Oooh, yeah. I'll play along. The sentence you had was mind boggling to say the least. Wow.

  3. Not playing along with a meme isn't being a spoitsport. Most memes are silly.

    If I were to make one up, I'd do one relative to Marcel Marceau doing a scene from a famous Rosalind Russell film. You know, the mime Mame meme.

  4. I confess, I am a wimp instead turning to clean the shelves in my closet. But I confess that I am sitting here with a smile on my face.

  5. When I read this post a couple of weeks ago, I grabbed the book nearest to me and found the fifth sentence of page 161 very interesting. I'll do this meme as soon as I finish reading the book.

    Thank you Tabor. If not because of this meme, I wouldn't have started reading "The Unbearable Lightness of Being" by Milan Kundera. :)


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