Thursday, 10 April 2008

Faves. Or -- It's all about the dimples

It is not every day that one gets to witness the birth of a meme. Today, though, I give you ...

The Fave.

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 fave
eg. 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.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I never saw this first time around, but there it was in the pick and mix box at the top today... Some "faves" of mine are:

- watching the digits on the DVD player display in case they come up with a palindrome number
- montage sequences from 1930s Hollywood films
- eating rice with chopsticks
- the sound of tap dancing on records

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