Another Great Killer Meme : LUSENET : TimeBomb 2000 (Y2000) : One Thread

Sounds like a cool market opportunity for movie theaters: Our seats certified HIV "bug" free...

-----Original Message----- > > Subject: FYI Danger...... > > For your information, a couple of weeks ago, in a Dallas movie theater, a > person sat on something sharp in one of the seats. When she stood up > to see what it was, a needle was found poking through the seat with an > attached note saying, you have been infected with HIV". > The Centers for Disease Control in Atlanta reports similar events have > taken place in several other cities recently. All of the needles > tested HAVE been positive for HIV. The CDC also reports that needles have > been found in the coin return areas of pay phones and soda machines. > Everyone is asked to use extreme caution when confronted with these types > of situations. All public chairs should be thoroughly but safely inspected > prior to any use. A thorough visual inspection is considered the bare > minimum. Furthermore, they ask that everyone notify their family > members and friends of the potential dangers, as well. > > Thank you. > > The previous information was sent from the Dallas Police Department to all > of the local governments in the Washington area and was > interdepartmentally dispersed. We were all asked to pass this to as many > people as possible. > > --------- End forwarded message ------

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-- Blue Himalayan (bh@k2.y), April 13, 1999


I remember hearing about this (a few weeks ago), but I thought it was hoax!?

-- Anonymous99 (, April 14, 1999.

My urban legend siren is going off. :-)

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 14, 1999.

I think that's what Blue means by Killer Meme.

-- Shimrod (, April 14, 1999.

My experience and research has shown there is a lot of misunderstanding about the concept "meme". "Urban legends" actually are fascinating studies in replication of ideas (memes)....but I digress. :-)

-- Donna Barthuley (, April 14, 1999.

I agree with Donna. Very unlikely. HIV is very dependent on moisture and temp, that's why it takes person to person contact to pass it. Now if it were Hepatitis C...

-- Tricia the Canuck (, April 15, 1999.

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