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December 5, 200610:09 AM

Five Things Meme - Tag, Who's Next?

This is the social media equivalent of a chain letter, but I actually like how the tagging is working on pushing this one forward and the people involved.

It's all based on "five things you wouldn't know about me." I got tagged by Anna Farmery over at The Engaging Brand.

OK - I'll play.

1. My first job in journalism was interviewing Tommy Lee from Motley Crue.

2. I was a certified self-defense instructor and have trained with many of the stars of the UFC - Ultimate Fighting Championship. Including the Shamrocks and Gracies.

3. Contrary to popular belief, I actually like being alone (but only sometimes).

4. I was arrested once (but not convicted) after the police thought I was brandishing an automatic weapon (it was a water pistol). This happened during my high school graduation. The incident involved a small police chase and a lot of officers. Thankfully, nobody got hurt (and yes, I think we're ALL morons a couple of times during our high school days).

5. I don't drink alcohol (ever) - not even if it's cooked in food. And no, I am not an alcoholic, I am not allergic to it, and it's not against my religion (I just don't like the taste or smell of it).

That was liberating.

So now you know about my law enforcement kerfuffle (I hope you won't think any less of me).

I will now pass this on to David Jones, Michael Seaton, Ed Lee, Ken Schafer, Andy Nulman, and Kate Trgovac.

By Mitch Joel


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  • Posted by Ed Lee
    Mitch Joel

    1. my most embarrasing moment was being caught stealing a sugar cube from the cupboard

    2. my middle name is Van

    3. my dad's forgotten why

    4. i'm jewish, although i don't keep kosher

    5. even though i love living in canada, i get really homesick for the UK

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  • Posted by Mitch Joel
    Mitch Joel

    The point was to post this on your Blog and tag some other Bloggers... but I know, you're ashamed of people finding out about the whole "Van" thing. Too bad your last name isn't Halen (that would be classic).

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  • Posted by Heidi Miller
    Mitch Joel

    Mitch--

    I know; I hate forwarding memes that are so self-indulgent; I long ago gave up these exercises on my personal blog. In fact, someone once told me that memes got their nomenclature from "me! me!" Wonder if that's true... maybe I should check Wikipedia...

    Where was I? Oh, right. Commenting. With business bloggers, however, this meme was a nice chance to get a bit more personal without arousing too much controversy.

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  • Posted by Anna Farmery
    Mitch Joel

    Typical I own up to being phobic about chickens and you have interviewed Tommy Lee. Must make note to self - think before ever writing anything personal on your blog!!!!!

    I also notice a strong connection of violence with you and Heidi - guns, self defense, the police, I really will have to screen my friends in future!

    Enjoyed it thanks Mitch and Heidi

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  • Posted by Kate Trgovac
    Mitch Joel

    Here are mine :-) Also posted at http://www.mynameiskate.ca/2006/12/twofer_tuesday_.html

    1. I'm originally from Texas

    2. My thesis topic was Intentionality, Sacredness and Play: Integral Elements in the Philosophy of Ritual (and now I'm in marketing!)

    3. I've played Dungeons & Dragons for more than 48 hours straight

    4. I've lived through three tornado touch-downs

    5. I spent my first night in Toronto handing out condoms at a Blue Rodeo concert.

    Thanks, Mitch!

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  • Posted by Mitch Joel
    Mitch Joel

    Thanks Kate. I don't know which one was scarier - the D&D or the condoms at Blue Rodeo.

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  • Posted by Ken Schafer
    Mitch Joel

    Oh thanks Mitch.

    In over five years of blogging I've never been tagged for one of these things. That drought made me say "I'll never do one of those silly things" while always imaging what I'd do if someone PICKED ME!

    Now what do I do? Drop it on the floor or tell all?

    Hmmm.

    If I do, it will be here:

    http://kenschafer.vox.com/

    Not here:

    http://www.onedegree.ca/

    Cheers,

    Ken.

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  • Posted by Kate Trgovac
    Mitch Joel

    Tough call, Mitch, tough call. I'd probably say D&D. W/ the condom program, I got to actually meet (in a platonic way) members of the band; with the D&D, all I met were a bunch of dwarves & elves ;-)

    Ken! You'd better not drop the ball .. time to disclose!

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  • Three degrees of separation.

    You tagged Kate Trgovac, who tagged Leesea Barnes, who tagged me.

    Here's where you can find my five things:
    http://www.bryper.com/2006/12/06/five-things-you-didnt-know-about-me/

    Sure, it's kind of silly, but I actually enjoyed sharing some old memories.

    So you were a bit of a goof-off in high school, eh, Mitch?

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  • Posted by Austin Hill
    Mitch Joel

    Hey Mitch.

    Here are my five things.

    High Five Back at Ya

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  • Posted by Mitch Joel
    Mitch Joel

    This wound up being a great post. I think I enjoyed reading everyone elses more than writing my own. In the meantime, if you didn't get tagged, feel free to add your list here or on your Blog and drop a comment in, so we know where to read it.

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  • Posted by Andy Nulman
    Mitch Joel

    At first, I wanted to kill you for including me on this gussied-up chain letter, but frankly, I'm having so much fun with the reactions and viral introductions I feel that I owe you. So here's a Sixth Thing--I didn't wear any underwear at the last YES conference. Enjoy!

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  • Posted by Andy Nulman
    Mitch Joel

    At first, I wanted to kill you for including me on this gussied-up chain letter, but frankly, I'm having so much fun with the reactions and viral introductions I feel that I owe you. So here's a Sixth Thing--I didn't wear any underwear at the last YES conference. Enjoy!

    Reply
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