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All you have to find is one held-up bank teller who became a bank robber using the same m.o used on him. Who's to say it's outside the realm of logical possibility, and most probably history?
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>but couldn't the bank teller or others present interpret the instruction, internalise it and express it at some point in time, thereby making it a meme?
>Vincent Campbell <email@example.com> wrote:
>> A bank robber telling the teller to hand him the money isn't
>>conveying a meme, he's conveying an instruction. Memes are things that are
>>replicated. An instruction is not in and of itself something that is
>>replicated, it is something that is either carried out, or not carried out.
>>After all the teller is not imitating the robber by giving him all the
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