It is not every day that one gets to witness the birth of a meme. Today, though, I give you ...
Are there things, dear hoverer in the blogosphere, that make you inordinately happy? Things that induce in you a sense of well-being disproportionate to their actual significance? Think about it ... And let me whet your appetite with one of my own:
The Vanish Stick Lid Dimple
For me, this is a design classic up there with the iPod. And here's why. No, it's not the logo. It's not the colouring (though, boy, I dig that sexy pink as much as the next man). I'm talking about the dimple. There in the lid - perfectly thumb-sized, mouth-wateringly smooth, irresistable to the Intellectual Hooligan's hands. Desert Island Discs? This'd be my luxury item, no question. Just me, a Vanish Stick, and boundless miles of ocean as far as the eye can see. Mmm.
Of course, a fave need not be a tangible object. Indeed, to define the term precisely, we must turn to its originators, Mses B & C McCrudden:
Fave - something you like, usually a lot, which someone else wouldn't necessarily think of.eg. the smell of christmas trees or freshly cut grass is NOT a faveeg. the feeling on your skin when you take off a watch - yes.eg. also yes: cleaning out jam jars and filling them up with things.It's usually something quite specific.(C McCrudden, 2008)
Think again, then, all you freshly-cut-grass lovers. Pavement after rain? Uh-Uh.
So. Proper Faves. Bring 'em on.