Re: virus: From the shadows

Tony Hindle (
Wed, 19 Mar 1997 02:34:40 +0000

In message <>, David McFadzean
<> writes
>At 09:07 AM 17/03/97 -0800, Tim Rhodes wrote:
>>On Fri, 14 Mar 1997, Lurker X wrote:
>>> I got interested in memes as part of some anti-public relations research I
>>> was doing. I can't remember where the first pointer was. Public relations
>>> personnel are the people who brought you "Part of this complete breakfast",
>>> and other wonderful examples of spin doctoring.
>Another one that really bugs me in advertising is "up to" as in:
>You can save up to 90%!
>You can make up to $30,000 a month!
>You can lose up to 25 pounds!
>If you substitute the equivalent "no more than" you will see that
>the advertisers are not making much of a claim at all (of course).
>I guess what bugs me isn't so much the advertisers as the general
>public who don't even bother examining the claim
Hmmm advertising.

Tony Hindle
...By the way if anybody here is in advertising or marketing
...Kill yourself.
Seriously, if you are do.
really do, there's no rationalisation for what you do and you
are Satan's little helpers O.K.
Kill yourselves, seriously.
You are the ruiners of all things good
Seriously this is not a joke......
....You are satan's spawn filling the world with
vile and garbage, you are fucked and you are fucking us
Kill yourselves.
It's the only way to save your fucking soles....Kill yourself.
.....Just trying to plant seeds. ...BILL HICKS.