RE: testing memetics

Robin Faichney (
Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:56:15 -0000

From: Robin Faichney <>
To: "''" <>
Subject: RE: testing memetics
Date: Fri, 12 Dec 1997 09:56:15 -0000

> From: Mario Vaneechoutte[]
> > P.S. If someone has the source for the bird/bottle experience please
> let me know as I'm still looking through my library...
> Maybe the story itself is a meme, but it probably is a true story. The
> instances that I have read or heard about it, the story was about tits
> knowing this trick.
The story itself has to be a meme, or at least a meme-complex, no?
If you believe in memes of any sort, I never heard a definition that
would exclude any story.

I heard it in my childhood, and in this case it was about tits, too.
Which seems much more likely, as tits are very much more
common, at least in the urban environment, with people often
putting out food especially for them -- plastic nets full of peanuts
suspended from a branch or whatever are popular these days.
And the story was about foil tops, not card ones, but that may
be because in our area, as far as I know, only foil ones were
used -- but anyway I can attest to having seen tits "on the job".

Robin Faichney

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