Monday, August 04, 2008

Is a Meme as Annoying as a Mime?

I'm not sure. But I'm sure to find out. My friend and fellow blogger Shawna "meme'd" me and so I'm trying the same thing back at her -- and including you. I looked up “meme” in Wikipedia, and got completely and totally lost. So I reread Shawna's post and thought, well, maybe I can do this and so, here goes....

Meme "rules:"
1. Link to your tagger and post these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by leaving their names as well as links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they are tagged by leaving a comment on their blog.
5. Present an image of martial discord (as in "war," not as in "marriage") from whatever period or situation you’d like.

Just the Brently Facts
1. I do some of my writing (the thinking/plotting parts) while driving my John Deere and mowing
2. Brent is not my first name and Bill is not "short" for anything longer (like Billheimer or Billski), it's just plain Bill.
3. I went to five different colleges to get my four year degree and two seminaries to get my masters.
4. One of my pastoral predecessors at Friends Memorial Church was Daisy Douglas Barr, a recruiter for the women's division of the Ku Klux Klan. Her picture hangs right above mine in the FMC pastor's hall of shame (my name for it) -- reminding people that no matter how bad a pastor I was, at least I didn't belong to the KKK.
5. I appeared on television as a child with "Flippo, the King of the Clowns" (Columbus, Ohio, WBNS-TV, channel 10). Clowns have freaked me out ever since.
6. There is a guy named Bill Brent who writes gay/bi-erotica. I am not him!
7. I drive a 1955 MG TF1500 that I first drove in high school. It was owned by the fellow I was named for (Brent Stephens) and now has a whopping 25,000 miles on it.

I tag Haven, Peggy, Wess, Aaron, Doug, Leah, and Martin. If memes annoy you, blame Shawna!

Martial Discord:
My image of martial discord is by Picasso -- it still moves me after years of seeing it.


wess said...

Haha...Brent really funny stuff!

I did mine here

Peggy Senger Parsons said...

Brent, I so enjoy your blog
but I gave up chain letters in the third grade.

jindowaygook said...

How on earth can you be both a Quaker and a KKK member?!?

Brent Bill said...

"How on earth can you be both a Quaker and a KKK member?!?" -- that is the $64,000 Question. It's actually a quite fascinating story (the life of Daisy Douglas Barr) -- one that I hope someone writes soon. There is some stuff on the web about her and her "antics"

jindowaygook said...

I will have to check that out. That story sounds too crazy not to!

By the way, I just wanted to let you know that I have enjoyed reading your blog, and would like to add you to my blogroll, if that is okay. You are under no obligation to do the same, but I like to be polite and ask first.

My own blog is at

Brent Bill said...

I'd be pleased for you to add me to your blogroll -- downright tickled.

Thanks for writing -- and reading!


PS I enjoy reading your blog, too.

leah sophia said...

here's mine, finally--from Tucson while you're retreating in Northern California. BTW, I really and truly plan to update my blogroll during January, so I'll be sure to add this one. Peace!