Re: I know one when I see one

From: Van oost Kenneth (
Date: Mon 28 Oct 2002 - 20:32:32 GMT

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    ----- Original Message ----- From: "Grant Callaghan" <>
    > And yet, we see people doing stupid, destructive things like this to
    > their anger all the time. It has even become a cliche used in movies and
    > plays. Definitely one of the things that mark it as a meme.
    > When asked, "Why did you punch him in the nose?" you're likely to get as
    > answer, "He pissed me off!" as if it was the fault of the person who got
    > punched that the puncher lost his temper. What a person does with his
    > is a decision of the angry person, not the person he takes it out on. But
    > irrationality is the kind of thing strong emotions cause in us.

    Set in memetic terms I can 't agree, not completely anyway ! Don 't forget Grant that either you or the one who punches you in the nose got reasons, you to make him upset and he to give you a swing. In both cases memes and memeplexes are at work, and yes it was in that sense your own fault that you got him off his tracks. Your way of saying things, the words you pronounced, the whole of your bodily gesture made him pissed off because memes and plexes of his own were to be trigged by those, hooks_ either by the puncher or of the one who got punched did their lousy job.... Memes Grant, have funny ways to let us know they exist !



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