Re: virus: Richard Dawkins again

Tadeusz Niwinski (
Fri, 21 Feb 1997 17:31:19 -0800

Dave Pape from Oxford University Department of Memetics wrote:

>Listen- does anyone have any hints about where to write to Mr D?
>Is he still at New College? Is he on email? I'd like to contact him...
>ideas gratefully received, either posted to the list or direct to me.
>I'm not going to post the details to any religious groups, honest.

I was reading your mind and I have already sent him your
"thoughts" about him:

>I'll be up there with Him, right, and what if I'm not ready?
>My only chance is to say something that (1) He hasn't thought
>up Himself yet, and (2) is about so fcken head-meltingly fcken
>cool that His brain falls off at the stem!

>Then He won't have the last Word, and will come up to me
>afterwards and say, "Hey, great question, Kid, have a job at
>Oxford University, studying in the grey concrete tiered pyramid
>of the Oxford University Zoology and Psychology
>Department, with the shared entrance, and the stairs of
>Psychology in front of You, walled with modern art, with the
>lecture rooms and the underground libraries with huge pictures
>of forest at the back, Psychology, where You were a student
>9 years ago and didn't do it properly, pissing around with
>comedy magazines and silly shows... come back now
>You're MEANT to want to write funny shows, but all You
>really want to do now is think about memes, those things I was
>reading and writing about in, what, maybe the next
>fucking /office/, but which took 3 more years to become
>autocatalytic in Your personal area of Hamming timespace..."

>And then I could be Dave Pape, Oxford University Department
>of Memetics.

I am sure he will contact you soon. Just wait.

Regards, Tadeusz (Tad) Niwinski from planet TeTa (604) 985-4159