Re: virus: MEME UPDATE #5

David McFadzean (
Thu, 06 Mar 1997 18:36:12 -0700

At 01:32 PM 05/03/97 -0800, Richard Brodie wrote:
>Some of these are clearly tongue-in-cheek (I think), including Church of
>Virus, which I participate in regularly. CoV is actually a very
>high-content memetics mailing list.

Thanks for the plug. I'm sure you have noticed that a meme-complex that
appears to be "tongue-in-cheek" can be the memetic equivalent of a Trojan
Horse. Robert Anton Wilson and the Church of the Sub-genius are masters
at this. It makes the memes very difficult to criticize without sounding
ridiculous. The proponents can always say "What are you, stupid? It's a
joke for Chuck's sake!" (even if it isn't really).

David McFadzean       
Memetic Engineer      
Church of Virus