Re: virus: Memetics debates

Sun, 03 Nov 1996 18:39:36 -0800 wrote:

> I think many of these critics would be horrified by this estimate:
> [would I be too far off if I presumed a significant percentage of
> right-wing fundamentalists whose only point in reading C was to *be*
> offended? (In their reference frame, seeking out being offended should be
> an instance of deliberately 'sinning'.)]

Uh-oh. I guess I'm a sinner as I sometimes read "Family Circus" secure
in the knowledge that it will disgust me with its syrupy
sentimentality. I will even peek a Cathy from time to time even though
I know its particular brand of yuppy self-absorption and general
banaility with disgust me. Guess I'm a sinner too.

Actually, I'm sure the right-wingers hated it, but the most vocal
critics were from the other side of the political spectrum.

Take care. -KMO