Re: virus: Memohazard Symbol

Dan Plante (
Sun, 23 Mar 1997 00:10:35 -0800

At 11:21 PM 3/22/97 -0800, Eva wrote:
>On Sat, 22 Mar 1997, Dan Plante wrote:
>> What do you model? I model mixed-mode circuits with Saber-CADAT. Very
>> groovy stuff.
>I sit very still while my ex flicks bits of clay at me, in the course of
>detailing bits of, say, my stomach, the whole being life-sized and
>intended to be cast partially, in paper, as part of one project, and
>entirely, in concrete, as another.

It should be wonder he's your ex ;-)

>> Here's my mental picture of the T-shirt:
>> Front: Close-up picture of a pleasingly angular face (as androgenous as
>> possible - nods to Eva), from tip of nose to just above the hairline, and
>> just past the eyebrows on the sides. The head is turned ever-so slightly
>> to the right, bowed forward slightly, so the eyes (lots of white and very
>> riveting - maybe gray irises) are looking at you from under slightly hooded
>> brow, and seem to follow you (a la DaVinci's Mona Lisa). Right eyebrow raised
>> in inquiry. The grabber: a high forehead, and cutting straight through so the
>> brain is clearly exposed, are the characters: CoV
>Sounds like me; should I model? ;)

Dunno. Are you a steel-eyed androgen with holes in yourn head?

>> Back: In big, bold, black letters:
>Plague. Inoculate.

I was thinking of changing my spelling, then asking you what the hell you were
talking about: "Is there an echo in here?", on the assumption that no one
would bother checking the original. Does that make me evil or just naive?

>> Farther down underneath:
>> (or whatever)
>I still like the meme hazard symbol idea.
>The face thing seems awfully embodied for a mailing list and web site.

Shame on you! BAD memeticist, BAD! You have to think like a Marketeer on
this one. Get their attention with a shocker (face), then make 'em curious
enough to check out the page (plague, inoculate, thanks). For the subtler
types, the exposed brain symbolizes a vector for the spread of ideas
courtesy of CoV.