RE: Two Meme jokes

Richard Brodie (
Fri, 11 Sep 1998 16:28:26 -0700

From: "Richard Brodie" <>
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Subject: RE: Two Meme jokes
Date: Fri, 11 Sep 1998 16:28:26 -0700
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Bruce Edmonds wrote:

<<Q. How many memeticists does it take to change a light bulb?
A. None - "being blown" is a successfully propagating lightbulb meme, so
it must be right for it to be blown!>>

I tried to figure out why the first one was funny... then I realized that
"being blown" has a different meaning here in the USA.


Richard Brodie
Author, "Virus of the Mind: The New Science of the Meme"
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