They're not memes, dammit!
"Meme" is a term which was invented by Richard Dawkins in his wonderful book The Selfish Gene.Mr. Dawkins has written numerous books on evolution, and has been attacked by defenders of creationism and/or intelligent design for his unabashed atheism and disdain for "alternate" theories (i.e. religious ones). That's a blog posting for another time. He invented the term meme as analagous to genes, in that memes were units of cultural heredity. The analogy is (in my mind) a bit strained, but in any event, memes refer, in the general sense, to ideas that can pass from one mind to another. The theme from Beethoven's Fifth Symphony, a catch phrase from Seinfeld, or the idea of "god", are all examples of memes.
I'm sorry, and perhaps I'm being too easily annoyed right now, but these little blog things don't constitute memes in my opinion. They're not self-contained ideas that propagate themselves almost as if they had their own will. They're quizzes, damnit.
Ok, fine, so I'm being ridiculous. Do you really think I care?