Friday, December 22, 2006

The Christmas Meme

The player of this game starts with "3 things he/ she would love to get for Christmas" and also has to list "3 things he/ she definitely does not want to get for Christmas". Then he/she tags 5 friends and list their names. The ones who get tagged need to write on their blogs about their Christmas wishes, as well as state this rule clearly, then tag 5 more victims. And the one who tags need to leave his/her victim a comment that says "you've been Christmas tagged!" in their comments and tell them to read your blog.
Django, Pug Blog

'Twas three days before Christmas, and that's when I found
7.62 measured the size of the round
I was hit with. Of course that could only mean
Sniper One had hit me up with that darn Christmas Meme.

Should I play along or should I be a stopper
And disappoint Sniper One ... and Alabama Improper?

c.a. Marks was the one who had given the fate to
Sniper One after she'd been hit by 123beta.

Butch offered his meme as response to a dare
From This That and Frog Hair 2's Patty McBlair.

Now Patty was tagged by the Junebugg li'l pixie
Of Wasted Days And Wasted Nites in the old Heart of Dixie.

To her the meme came with tremendous velocity
By way of Carina's Doggie musing and animalosities.

Carina's tag came from Wisconsin's Muskego
Where Sharon and Snickers enjoy everywhere they go.
And while Life With Snickers seems like a fantasia,
It's as real as Ben_Benjamin who lives in Malaysia.

"IM NOT A DOG!" says Ben's blog. I believe what he writes.
Who am I to argue with a canine that bites?

Ben_Benjamin was tag'ed with this Christmas meme
By Super Boy & Baby Licious who share a dog theme.

Those two pups were brought in by old dog Joe Stains
Whose life there in Tempe is devoid of the rains.
While Joe Stains can often be full of much bluster
He softened when tagged with this meme by young Buster.

Yes, Buster the Wired Fox Terror of bunnies
Passed the meme on to bloggers of serious and funnies.

But who had tagged Buster? Of course you'd feel smug
If you knew it was none other than Ronin The Pug.
Ronin shared his wishes as the meme, it required,
Plus two-thirds again more. There's much he desired.

He was tagged with the meme by those two doggy mugs
Named Gidget and Duke from A Tail Of Two Pugs.
Now Gidget and Duke love the Christmas sensation.
In this meme it turns out they are second generation.

For they were hit with it hard by Pug Blog's Django
Who started this long-listed Christmas meme tango.

Now that all are aware of this meme's genealogy
Here's my list of things I'd love to get on the Holiday.

My first wish for Christmas on this wish-list deal
The Wife knows for sure, it's my favorite meal.

But it's Christmas and that means it's not about getting
The second wish of course, is a stop to blood-letting.

The third thing I want is some peace and some quiet
I'm tired of protesting and calling for riots.

What do I not want? Don't think I'm insane,
But what I don't want is more of the same.
By that I mean fussing and fighting and strife.
I just want to spend time with the kids and the Wife.

I don't want to listen to idiots on TV.
I don't want to hear about Nancy Pelosi.
I don't want to read about trashing my nation.
I don't think that war losses are cause for cel'bration.

You might think I'm sounding like Seuss' old Grinch,
But I don't want the noise and I don't want the stench
Of fussing and fighting and cursing and yelling
Of blaming, accusing, or lies that they're telling.

It's Christmas and that means to every nation
God came to this world to bring us salvation.

Muslim and Hindu and Christian and Jew,
Every belief on this world, held by me or by you,
If it preaches love for your fellow man,
Live up to its teachings. I know that you can.

If you don't believe as I believe, that's alright, that's okay,
I still wish you all, Merry Christmas, anyway.


  1. LOL basil. I would not have done it myself but I like Butch, I did it for him.

  2. BTW, VERY well done on the story. You are talented.

  3. Thank you, ma'am. I appreciate it.

  4. Basil, thanks for stopping by and may I say you have the most interesting and eclectic blog. (Well of course I may, I just said it.)
    Here's some dirty words for ya - Merry Christmas! Woof woof! :)

  5. Tagged!...

    I've been 'tagged' by Patty.Ok, this is how it works: The player (me) must list 3 things that I would love to get for Christmas. Then I must list 3 things that I definitely do not want to get for Christmas. Then I tag 5 friends and list their nam .....

  6. Hey I must say this is excellent! I knew us pups had talent - obviously humans do too!

    Have you read my pal Gus' blog? On the Go with Gus - he has done amazing things with X-mas carols - one a day for about 3 weeks now!

    Hope you get everything you want!

    Bussie Kissies

  7. Basil,

    I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas!

  8. Pre-Christmas Roundup, Reading List and OTP...

    Probably won’t be a huge number of posts here between now and Christmas, though I do intend to continue blogging right through Christmas day (relatives or no relatives, the addict needs the fix…).
    Looks like quite a few others intend to do...

  9. This is the best response that I've seen! Happy Holidays and all that from the Heart of Dixie

  10. Wondrous and wonderful your response to the meme.
    To make it poetic is quite a grand scheme.
    I pray that your Christmas wishes all will come true,
    Merry Christmas dear brother.
    With love, from me to you.

  11. Bernie's Revenge Meme...

    A few days ago Patty tagged me with a Christmas meme. In response, I tagged Bernie......


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