Re: virus: Fwd: FW: Using Our Brains (those that have one);-)

Paul Prestopnik (
Wed, 24 Sep 1997 15:34:15 -0400

of possible interest regarding the urban legions. I recieved the mail from
the virus mailing list about the "freshman" in junior high (we didnt have
freshman, (or soph, jr, or sr. for that matter) at my jr. high.. any one
else?), and not more than 15 minutes later, received another copy from my
sister at graduate school.

> From: Kirt A. Dankmyer -- aka Loki <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: virus: Fwd: FW: Using Our Brains (those that have one);-)
> Date: Wednesday, September 24, 1997 1:57 PM
> >at any given time. Then some idiot who has never heard of epilepsy
> >came across the research and thought, "wouldn't it be great if we
> >could use all our neurons all the time?!". Sadly, as is often the case,
> >the mistaken meme took on a life of its own[1]. Did you know the Inuits
> >have over 400 words for "snow"?
> Perhaps urban legends could be the memetic equivilant to the fruit fly
> mentioned in earlier posts: Certainly the stories seem to have a life of
> their own, and would seem to be just the sort of thing to point to when
> explaining memes to someone.
> -Loki
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> For the Snark _was_ a Boojum, you see. --Lewis Carroll