September 23, 2004

Meme Starting

I'm taking the initiative today and starting a brand new meme. You know those "open a book, turn to page 23, and write the third sentence" ones? This is a slight variation involving John "F**k Up" Kerry. It's a bit complicated, so I'll break it up into separate steps.

1. Find the nearest book.
2. Open it to page 68. Because that's the year Kerry left for Vietnam.
3. Because Kerry was in 'Nam for 4 months, go to the 4th full sentence and write it down.
4. Now, write a follow-up sentence that has something to do with being in Vietnam.

Everybody with me? Good. It's time for a demonstration, so I'm going to try it.

1. The nearest book is "Issues for Debate In American Public Policy," a political science text. I am now holding it.
2. Turn to page 68...
3. The 4th full sentence is...

"[Such] reforms are essential to make the current program sustainable," write Joseph Antos and Jagadeesh Gokhale, scholars at the conservative American Enterprise Institute in Washington.

4. This is a tough one, but I'll give it a shot...

"When I was in Vietnam, reforms in fuel were essential to make our swift boats sustainable."

Yeah, that sucked, but it wasn't a great sentence. I'm more interested in what other people can come up with.

Try it!

Posted by CD on September 23, 2004 09:20 PM
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