Friday, December 26

Post Christmas Cheddar X

Good morning and welcome to this week's post Christmas Cheddar X, It's Cheesier. This week's questions have nothing to do with the holiday but will hopefully still be fun to answer anyway.

I've not had a chance to get the MadLibs Cheddar X pulled together yet but will do so over the weekend I think. Or next week since its a vacation week for the Huh? family.

And so, without further jabbering on my part, let's get to the questions!

From a conversation with Ryan,
1. What's the best porn name you've seen or invented?

2. What's the most recent thing you've eaten off the ground?

3. What's your favorite meal (sneaking suspicion this has been asked before)?

4. What's the lamest blog name you know of?

5. Which blogger would you most like to meet in person?

6. What is the most surprising thing about you?

7. What is the best new word you've learned or made up?

Hope everyone enjoyed the holiday break yesterday, I know Santa was quite kind to us (anytime Santa gives you power tools, its a good thing!).
Happy Cheddar X, It's Cheesiering!

Thursday, December 18

Its Beginning to Look Alot like the Cheddar X!

Its that time again, a holiday inspired Cheddar X, It's Cheesier

As usually happens, I came up with all kinds of good regular X questions and only a spattering of holiday themed ones, but here's where the true beauty of the Cheddar X comes in to play. The Zonk Board questions will be carrying the load this week and that's alright by me because there's lots of end of the year projects to wrap up at work!

From Karen:
1. What was your most memorable present you received as a child? Good or bad.

From Chewie:
2. What is your most favorite holiday memory? Tradition?
3. Hot cocoa or hot apple cider?

And from Sue:
4. Egg Nog. Yes or yuck?!

To which I will add a couple more.
5. What's your favorite Christmas song or carol?

6. What's your favorite Christmas movie and why?

7. Do you spend the holidays with your family or with your friends or neither?

8. What is the most thoughtful gift you've ever given to someone?

I could go on now that my question asking side of the brain has woken up but this should be plenty to chew on until next week.

It looks like the Mad Libs idea is a go and I'll begin working on it. I think the plan is to Publish a list of needed words and then publish the short story that the words will fill in. As this is a very raw idea, I would welcome any help on it. I've got some ideas but can always use a few more. Send me an email at jh at intellectualpoison dot com with your input.

And there is it, another steaming pile of the Cheddar X, It's Cheesier.

Happy Holidays to everyone, thanks to Sue, Karen and Chewie for their input (Victoria, I tried to figure out a holiday themed question out of your comment on the board but failed, sorry!).

Thursday, December 11

Lost? Look No Further Than the Cheddar X for Salvation

Time for more Cheddar X, It's Cheesier! We had the best turnout ever for last week's band themed answers and I know I had a blast reading through people's answers.

1. What was your last near death experience?
1a. Or what is your most memorable near death experience?
2. How often do you pull or edit posts after publishing them?
3. How do you decide what to blog about?
4. What is your favorite work of art?
5. What was your last brush with the law about?
6. What's the most clever post title you've come up with?
7. What's the best marketing gimmick you've seen lately? Worst?

And I'm starting to develop another interesting concept for a Cheddar X. What would people's interests be in taking part in sort of MadLibs kind of Cheddar X where a certain number of adjectives, nouns, verbs and all those other fun parts of the language are entered into a short story? I think the best way for it to work is for a post of what the story requirements are on one day and then the short story with those blanks to be filled in the next or something like that. Is this a good idea or is doomed to fail because of the inherent weaknesses of the concept?

Also, because of the excellent response from last week's Cheddar X, I would also like to revisit the theme but by using movies as the base for answers. Maybe narrow it down to favorite actor or director. Of course, the set of questions would have to be changed but that's easily doable. Please leave responses in the comments or on the Tag Board (when its fixed). I will also be adding some more verbiage to the sidebar to make the aim of the Cheddar X a bit more accessible to newcomers.

One more idea to open up for discussion that I'm pretty sure I know the answer to already but would love some feedback. Would anyone be interested in doing a politically themed Cheddar X? My inclination is to say no but ya never know!

Everyone's assignment for next week? Give some thought to Christmas or holiday themed questions. Post questions to the comments or Tag Board. I've got a few working already but hey, I can always use a helping hand.

If you're lurking and wondering if you can play then lurk no more, come on in and join the X!

Thursday, December 4

Cheddar X-ploration: To Go Where No Blog Has Gone Before

This is the mandate, the philosophy and the verbiage on the back of the fresh new package of Cheddar X, It's Cheesier I got.

This week is a twisted sort of Cheddar X. Its a concept borrowed from Intellectual Properties who borrowed it from Indie.Rock.Librarian who likely borrowed it from somewhere else but that's as far as I'm tracing it.

And here we go!

Choose one of your favorite bands and answer the questions using song titles by that band. I think it would add some fun to not name the band and see how hard it is for people to guess (guessing, by the way, does not include using Google so no cheating!). But do it either way you want to.

Are you male or female?
Describe yourself:
How do some people feel about you?
How do you feel about yourself?
Describe your ex:
Descibe your current significant other (real or imaginary):
Describe what you want to be:
Describe your current mood:
Describe your friends:
Share a few words of wisdom:

Still unclear? Check out intellectual properties' responses for more guidance. Or heck, just wing it and have fun with it.

Leave a note in the comments if you want to share your responses, if not then no worries! The Cheddar X, It's Cheesier isn't about rules, man!, its about having some fun, dig?