Re: virus: Tabacco mind virus.

Drakir (
Mon, 04 Aug 1997 09:13:04 +0100

Tony Hindle wrote:
> In message <>, Drakir <>
> writes
> >I think the "Smoking stunts growth..." one was pretty good. You said
> >yourself that you didn't want to make people quit, but rather to prevent
> >people from starting.
> Well I meant to say that I couldnt think of much I could do to
> help people quit, but I couls do something to reduce the no. taking it
> up in the future.

You could try showing people pictures of the insides of the lungs of
smokers. It's not a pretty sight!

> >> As I said the spokespeople would make sensible targets, ans they
> >> apear publicaly quite often.
> >
> >Do they? When and where?
> On newsnight (with studio audience) when they are spurting out
> such shit as
> "oh the ban on sponsorship is terrible, sports will suffer."

I'm sorry, I don't watch Newsnight (I'm usually in the pub!).

> >> >Wrong! If we can engineer the memes for the next generation to move
> >> >away from Nuclear arms and into better democracy, then we can do
> >> >something NOW HERE about it. In fact, I reckon that we stand more
> >> >chance of that than we do of building an anti-smoking meme. After all,
> >> >nuclear arms aren't addictive!
> >>
> >> OK then you start, create a meme that might do some good, I cant
> >> think of anything.
> >
> >"Extended weather forcast: Planet Earth, year ****, 3000 degrees and
> >cloudy..."
> >
> >Or something along those lines.
> Yeah but thats got no hook, no potential to explode into the
> media and infest a load more hosts.

Well, that was just something off the top of my head, I'm sure someone
could come up with something better, being that I'm not exactly the
cream of memetic engineers.

> >> no matter how hard you try you
> >> can only be a nice compassionate guy.
> >
> >It's a habbit I'm trying to kick ;)
> Same here, its addictive isnt it.

Yeah, man, I just need a hit from time to time, y'know...

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