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Thursday

Meme Express greets 2011

Meme Express greets 2011


Happy New Year to all 
- readers and writers - 
from The Meme Express.

The Meme Express Thanks Participants and Readers

The Meme Express Thanks Participants and Readers.

Thanks to the many blogging participants, readers, subscribers and blog followers. You have made The Meme Express a most worthwhile endeavor.

After 630 blogging prompt posts, The Meme Express is taking an extended break.

Please feel free to select any past prompt from the archives, Pick-a-Prompt (see sidebar) or the base of this entry. Refresh the page for more options.

Blessings all around,
Linda

Tuesday

The Meme Express Is Takin' a Trip . . .

The Meme Express Is Takin' a Trip . . .

. . . and won't be posting till next week.

Please feel free to pick any past prompts for your posts. Don't forget to leave comments with links to your blog entries!

Saturday

Saturday Stops - Solar


All Aboard the Meme Express – Saturday, April 24, 2010

The Hubble Telescope, now celebrating its 20th anniversary, has published some stunning photographs of the sun.

Marking this ultra-bright occasion, today’s bright blog prompt at the Meme Express is:

solar

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry.

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Hubble Telescope photo of the sun 
U.S. Government photo 
(public domain)

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Friday

Friday Freedom - April 23rd


All Aboard the Meme Express – Friday, April 23, 2010

Starting today, the King Tut exhibition, “TUTANKHAMUN AND THE GOLDEN AGE OF THE PHARAOHS,” is on display in New York City (from April 23, 2010, through January 2, 2011).

Additional cities on the King Tut tour include Denver and Toronto. Are you going to see King Tut?

Do you remember comedian Steve Martin’s send-up of the ancient Egyptian boy king, “King Tut”? Here it is:

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Welcome to Friday Freedom – the start of a wonderful weekend.

It’s Friday Freedom at the Meme Express. Pick any subject you like for your blog post. Today you can take your own track.

What is Friday Freedom? It’s a Writer’s Choice blogging prompt. Post what you like (on your own blog), and return here to leave a comment with your link. (See “Super-Simple Linking” for instructions on creating active links.)

In your blog post today, be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Feel free to grab our train graphic from the sidebar, and post an active link on your own blog. Why not add the Meme Express to your blogroll?

Note: If you participate regularly at the Meme Express, and you would like to join our blogroll, please let us know in your comment. We’d be happy to add you, if you play often.

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Thursday

Thursday Thinking and Inking - Reason


All Aboard the Meme Express – Thursday, April 22, 2010

German Metaphysical philosopher and author Immanuel Kant was born on April 22, 1724. Immanuel Kant's most famous published works included Critique of Judgment. Critique of Practical Reason. Critique of Pure Reason. Foundations of the Metaphysics of Morals and Religion within the Limits of Reason Alone.

Here’s a quotation from Immanuel Kant, offering his own political commentary, for Thursday Thinking and Inking at Meme Express.

All our knowledge begins with the senses,
proceeds then to the understanding,
and ends with reason.
There is nothing higher than reason.
Immanuel Kant
(1724 – 1804)

Each Thursday, we offer feature a quotation as inspiration for that day’s prompt.

The Meme Express for today is simple:

reason

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Wednesday

Midweek Musical Memories - Wrong


All Aboard the Meme Express – Wednesday, April 20, 2010

American pop-country singer B.J. Thomas topped the Billboard music charts on April 20, 1975, with his hit single, “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song.”

Here’s “(Hey, Won’t You Play) Another Somebody Done Somebody Wrong Song,” by B.J. Thomas:

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For Midweek Musical Memories at the Meme Express, we offer this prompt:

wrong

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Tuesday

Pick-a-Prompt - April 20th


All Aboard the Meme Express – Tuesday, April 20, 2010

April 20th is Look-Alike Day.

Are you a twin? Do you have a doppelganger? Who looks like you? Would you like to look like someone in particular?

Today the Meme Express offers you a choice: Pick-a-Prompt.

Scroll down the right-hand sidebar, and select any previous Meme Express writing prompt from the blog archives. Or look through the Pick-a-Prompt labels list for a topic that interests you. Publish your blog post, and return here with a comment and link, so other Meme Express participants can find and read your post.

Post your poem, story, song, photo or other entry on your blog. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

Then come back here, and post a comment with a link to your own entry.

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Sunday

Sunday Invitation – for April 18th


Sunday Invitation – for April 18th    

Are you digging into a delightful spring weekend?

This is your invitation to SIMPLY SNICKERS – home of weekly poetry prompts, accompanied by classic fine art. Here’s this week’s sampling:

Marteleur
By Constantin Meunier
circa 1888

It's Sunday again, and the MEME EXPRESS invites you to join us at SIMPLY SNICKERS for today's prompt:
first
force
fresh

You will find a bit of background and some lovely fine art for the occasion.

Use the art and prompting questions, or not. It's your choice! Just click here: SIMPLY SNICKERS to visit and view today's poetry prompt (or the archives):

Don't forget to c'mon back and leave a link to your post!

Be sure to bookmark the MEME EXPRESS . . . so you can come back tomorrow for a new blogging prompt!  

Saturday

Saturday Stops - Laughing


All Aboard the Meme Express – Saturday, April 17, 2010

April is National Humor Month – at least, in the U.S. What makes you laugh? What do you find funny?

Can you find anything laughable in today’s headlines? Why not blog about it? Have you heard any funny jokes lately? Share ‘em in a blog post.

Got a great gag? How about a clever cartoon? (Why not sketch your own comic strip for National Humor Month?)

Today’s lighthearted blog prompt at the Meme Express is:

laughing

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry. Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Friday

Friday Freedom - April 16th


All Aboard the Meme Express – Friday, April 16, 2010

Well, wow. It’s Friday again.

And, because it is April 16th, many Americans are sighing in relief to know that their federal and state income tax preparations are complete … for another year.

Some folks are eagerly awaiting tax refunds, while others may have written tax checks.

Either way, the time-consuming paperwork is over. The receipts have been copied and sent, along with the tax forms. Whew.

Welcome to Friday Freedom – the start of a wonderful weekend.

It’s Friday Freedom at the Meme Express. Pick any subject you like for your blog post. Today you can take your own track.

What is Friday Freedom? It’s a Writer’s Choice blogging prompt. Post what you like (on your own blog), and return here to leave a comment with your link. (See “Super-Simple Linking” for instructions on creating active links.)

In your blog post today, be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Feel free to grab our train graphic from the sidebar, and post an active link on your own blog. Why not add the Meme Express to your blogroll?

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Thursday

Thursday Thinking and Inking -


All Aboard the Meme Express – Thursday, April 15, 2010

Author Henry James was born on April 15, 1843.

Henry James’ most famous works included The Ambassadors, The American, The Bostonians, Daisy Miller, The Golden Bowl, The Portrait of a Lady, The Sacred Fount, The Tragic Muse, The Turn of the Screw, What Maisie Knew and The Wings of the Dove.

Here’s a thought-provoking (and perhaps controversial) quotation from Henry James, offering his own political commentary, for Thursday Thinking and Inking at Meme Express.

In museums and palaces
we are alternate
radicals and conservatives.
Henry James
(1843 – 1916)

Each Thursday, we offer feature a quotation as inspiration for that day’s prompt.

The Meme Express for today is simple:

ideals

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Wednesday

Midweek Musical Memories - Uncle Sam


All Aboard the Meme Express – Wednesday, April 13, 2010

American country music singer Loretta Lynn was born on April 14, 1935. Loretta Lynn’s most popular songs included "Coal Miner's Daughter," "I'm a Honky Tonk Girl," "One's on the Way" and "The Pill."

Here’s “Dear Uncle Sam,” by Loretta Lynn:

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Today is Wednesday - and Midweek Musical Memories at the Meme Express. The Meme Express for today offers this twofold prompt:

Uncle
Sam

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Tuesday

Pick-a-Prompt - April 13th


All Aboard the Meme Express – Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Congratulations to all of the new Pulitzer Prize winners! The awardees (for excellence in editing, journalism, reporting and more) were announced on Monday, April 12th.

Today the Meme Express offers you a choice: Pick-a-Prompt.

Scroll down the right-hand sidebar, and select any previous Meme Express writing prompt from the blog archives. Or look through the Pick-a-Prompt labels list for a topic that interests you. Publish your blog post, and return here with a comment and link, so other Meme Express participants can find and read your post.

Post your poem, story, song, photo or other entry on your blog. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

Then come back here, and post a comment with a link to your own entry.

Of course, if this prompt seems to stump you, you are free to peruse the archives of the Meme Express and publish a blog post on an earlier prompt.

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Monday

Monday Mayhem - Pets


All Aboard the Meme Express – Monday, April 12, 2010

Today is the second Monday in spring, and it’s National Pet Month. Furry or ferocious, pets are paramount in April. In fact, several pet-related holidays occur in April:

  • National Pet ID Week - April 18-24
  • National Kids & Pets Day - April 26
  • Prevention of Cruelty to Animals Month
  • National Pet First Aid Awareness Month
  • National Pet Day - April 10
  • Hairball Awareness Day, April 30
  • National Animal Control Appreciation Week, April 11-17

Here’s Monday Mayhem at the Meme Express. The Meme Express for today offers this mixed-up prompt. Choose as many prompt words as you can for your blog post today:

Perhaps these blogging prompt words will inspire you to create a drawing, a poem, a short story, or a journal entry.   

Post away! Then return here to leave a comment with your link to your own blog post. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)
 
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Saturday

Saturday Stops - Fore or Four


All Aboard the Meme Express – Saturday, April 10, 2010

Looks like Tiger Woods is at it again.

As of Saturday morning (April 10th), Tiger Woods is tied for third place in the 2010 Masters Tournament at Georgia’s Augusta National Golf Course (with Ricky Barnes, K.J. Choi, Anthony Kim and Phil Mickelson), after Ian Poulter and Lee Westwood.

Guess Tiger Woods is a swinger after all.

But who will win the coveted Masters Tournament green jacket in 2010?

Today’s sports-minded blog prompt at the Meme Express is:

fore
or
four

Do you play golf? Are you a duffer? Or do you like to putt around in your house, your garden or your backyard?

What tees you off?

Are you a swinger? Do you attack those weekend honey-do lists with gusto, or just chip away at one task at a time?

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry. Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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Friday

Friday Freedom - April 9th


All Aboard the Meme Express – Friday, April 9, 2010

Friday! Who’s ready for a fine spring weekend?

All aboard! It’s Friday Freedom at the Meme Express. Pick any subject you like for your blog post. Today you can take your own track.

What is Friday Freedom? It’s a Writer’s Choice blogging prompt. Post what you like (on your own blog), and return here to leave a comment with your link. (See “Super-Simple Linking” for instructions on creating active links.)

In your blog post today, be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Feel free to grab our train graphic from the sidebar, and post an active link on your own blog. Why not add the Meme Express to your blogroll?

Note: If you participate regularly at the Meme Express, and you would like to join our blogroll, please let us know in your comment. We’d be happy to add you, if you play often.

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Thursday

Thursday Thinking and Inking - Failure


All Aboard the Meme Express – Thursday, April 8, 2010

Canadian-American actress and Academy Award winner (1929) Mary Pickford was born on April 8, 1893.

Mary Pickford appeared in Coquette, Little Lord Fauntleroy, Pollyanna, A Poor Little Rich Girl, Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm, Stella Maris, Tess of the Storm Country and The Taming of the Shrew.

Mary Pickford and her husband, actor Douglas Fairbanks, formed United Artists Pictures with actor Charlie Chaplin and film director D. W. Griffith.


Here’s an inspiring quotation on failure from Mary Pickford for Thursday Thinking and Inking at Meme Express.

You may have a fresh start
any moment you choose,
for this thing that we call "failure"
 is not the falling down,
but the staying down.
Mary Pickford
Canadian-American Actress
(1893 – 1979)

Each Thursday, we offer feature a quotation as inspiration for that day’s prompt.

The Meme Express for today is simple:

failure

Perhaps this concept will inspire you to create and post a drawing, a poem, a photograph, a short story, or a journal entry.  Then return here to leave a comment with your link. (Be sure to include a link to the Meme Express. Grab our train graphic from the sidebar for your link, if you want.)

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