five things you don’t know about me

1. I dislike you intensely.
2. I love it when bad things happen to you.
3. When your name is mentioned I immediately try to change the subject.
4. I wouldn’t read your blog if you paid me.
5. If we were trapped on a desert island together I would kill myself.
[Link One.] [Link Two.]


  1. Well at least number 5 would give me something to eat.

  2. That’s the best way to end this stupid meme that I’ve ever seen!

  3. Techmeme features a rumour that a collection has started at Expedia’s tropical vacation section!

  4. Welcome to 2007 Mr Hugh Macleod – only up from here.

  5. Is it like some kind of pyramid scheme for A-List blogs?
    What we really want to know is their mother’s maiden name and the name of their first pet

  6. Nice! I doubt it will end the stupid meme trend though.

  7. Krzysztof Kurowski says:

    Well put. No need to advertise yourself.

  8. Need a hug?
    {{ }}

  9. I was thinking “schadenfreude” at no. 2.

  10. I got hit twice for five things….so I figured that I didn’t need to pass on the chain letter…they canceled each other out.

  11. like your picture,but my English is very poor,sometimes I spend a lot of time on reading your article ,luckly,just read slowly,I can understand your meaning ,thank god!

  12. This is truly amazing. I feel exactly the same way about you.

  13. 1. Thanks for keeping it to yourself.
    2. That must explain your mood.
    3. Much success with that?
    4. Don’t worry, I won’t.
    5. Save me the trouble? How considerate.

  14. You having a bad day? :)~
    We love you anyway. We may have to kill you out of kindness. But we love you anyway.

  15. Do you know you are the number one result on Google for the phrase “five things you don’t know about me”. Pretty cool. The nature of your response must have generated a lot of links…

  16. Mary Ellen says:

    I hope you don’t mind but I used this as my Valentine Card to people in the office

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Hugh MacLeod is a genius.  Genius.

Seth Godin
Best Selling Author

His work acknowledges the absurdity of workaday life, while also encouraging employees to respond with passion, creativity, and non-conformity...   MacLeod’s work is undeniably an improvement over the office schlock of yore. At its best, it’s more honest, and more cognizant of the entrepreneurial psyche, while still retaining some idealism.

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In moments of indecision I glance at the wall [to Hugh's work] for guidance.

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