Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Wed, 09 Jul 1997 15:00:09 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:
> In message <>, Drakir <>
> writes
> >
> >I'm not telling anyone what to do. IF you're dying of lung cancer, it's
> >your own fault for being so "memetically yielding".
> I disagree, I believe people are programmed to be memetically
> yielding.

Then it's the parents fault for not teaching their kids to be
memetically sound.

> >No. If a new product is denied advertising, then it's memes cannot
> >propogate. But, as we have discussed here at some point, an established
> >meme is quite hard to kill, and will keep surfacing no matter what you
> >do. Since tobacco has already reached the state where advertising is
> >not it's main meme source, banning its advertising would not make much
> >difference.
> Then answer me this. Why do the Tabacco co.s spend so much on
> advertising and sponsorship?

As I mentioned earlier in the thread, I believe that tobacco advertising
does not cause people to smoke. It is merely a method of making people
aware of the brands on the market. Since there are already tight
advertising restrictions of tobacco companies, they have to get involved
in sponsorship, which can be expensive, but they have no choice if they
want people to buy their brand.

> Please dont give me the "market share
> argument" or else I will have to conclude that you are stupid and have
> small dysfunctional testicles.

Hung like a fucking horse, mate :)

> >Yes I do. Every time I go to bed after smoking too much, and wheeze
> >myself to sleep. I think "Fuck this stuff is killing me..."
> You think it, but you dont really believe it.

Yes I do.

> >Life's a bitch and then you die. I'm not scared of dying.
> Then you dont really understand what death means.

Maybe I don't understand what life means.

> [ciggys dont kill guns do, no they dont carbon monoxide does, no it
> doesnt lack of oxygen does, no it doesnt birth does]
> What a bunch of kids you are, I like you all more each day.

ga ga

later, mate,

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