June 27, 2007

Study of a Meme

Way back on November 15, 2005, I did a meme called "Shelby needs..." The rule is simple--you google "[your name] needs" and see what comes up.

A year and a half later, I still get comments on that entry. One today, in fact. I of course had to google Shelby needs again, and as it turns out, my blog post is the #1 result from google. Hunh. So a blog post about doing a search on a phrase that leads you to that particular blog post--it's so meta it's blowing my mind.

Additionally, the Shelbys of the world have also taken to debating in my comments. On the whole, it appears that Shelbys have a good sense of humor. Except for one, which gave me a headache when I tried to read it. I fear for this current generation of young people, truly.

I cut and pasted the comments in the extended entry.

hey,nice name!!lol
Posted by: shelby at February 2, 2006 03:52 PM

I went to google and put shelby needs and it brought me here!
Posted by: shelby at February 2, 2006 03:53 PM

lol i got an e-mail saying this thing and i just typed my name and got this. wierd. lol
Posted by: shelby at February 10, 2006 08:50 PM

So...I was wandering the web after being told to do the "Shelby Needs...." thing, and it brought me here. Well, after it brought me to a site all about dogs named Shelby. It made me sad. *apparently there are 5 million dogs in the US alone named Shelby*

Anywho, the point of this comment is that your entry amused me. Yay!
Posted by: Shelby at June 16, 2006 08:15 PM

woah! how many people are there named shelby? i was doing the _______ needs thing too. once I just looked up my name and it brought me to this site about a dog named shelby. very amusing and cute little site. shelby was a pug. i am a bean.
Posted by: shelby at July 3, 2006 10:07 PM

I'm not liking coming to this and it saying shelby needs a life, lil rude
Posted by: Shelby at October 22, 2006 08:48 PM

Posted by: shelby at June 1, 2007 07:29 PM

A friend told me to type in "shelby needs" I thought it was hilarious. I do think I need guinea pigs to do my evil bidding, but I don't want a job! It would be the death of me.
The REAL shelby
Posted by: shelby at June 5, 2007 09:14 AM

wtf is this??? i mean seriously, how many of yall are tryin steal my name? LOL, jj. but cmon, i always thort i was da only one wit da name shelby, but GAWD, deres so many of ya, (the onyl otha time i herd shelby was on Steel Magnolias, a movie, wer julie andrews characta had da name shelby)
well neways, one day i will probs meet someone like u's wit my name,
shelbz (da first and only shelby, ha i wish)
Posted by: shelby at June 12, 2007 10:44 PM

Ummm. No, I'm the first Shelby. Haha. Who all is sick of hearing "Oh, Shelby..like the Mustang"...yessss..I was named after my dad's Mustang..and of course..."ohhhh..like that movie, Steel Magnolia's right???"
Posted by: shelby at June 16, 2007 07:51 PM

Well...so much for feeling special and unique. ;)
Posted by: Shelby at June 19, 2007 07:08 PM

yeah my dad named me after a mustang goshh dont i feel special
Posted by: shelby at June 27, 2007 11:56 AM

I've yet to make a study of the time lapses in the comments. For example, why were there none between October 23rd and May 31st but have been 6 in this month? There's probably a dissertation in there somewhere.

(Also, as a point of clarification, in the movie Steel Magnolias, the character named Shelby who tragically died was played by Julia Roberts, not Julie Andrews.)

Posted by Shelby at June 27, 2007 06:05 PM

The sudden jump in comments this month could have to do with the meme making the rounds on myspace recently. Yes, I am too old to have a myspace account.

Posted by: Raz at June 27, 2007 08:23 PM

well that was kinda fun. I'll post my needy post over the weekend.

Posted by: :: Suzanne :: at June 29, 2007 09:56 PM

The real Shelby was named after the singer Shelby Flint. Dad and I loved the song "Angel on my Shoulder" and the voice as well as the name.
Yea to the Shelby's of the world.
Mom :-)

Posted by: Shirley at July 3, 2007 01:26 PM
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