Re: MEMES: and things.

Anders Sandberg (
05 Nov 1999 13:39:35 +0100

Spike Jones <> writes:

> Anders Sandberg wrote:
> > Ah, grasshopper, you have indeed been a bright student. You have
> > discovered the true meditative path...
> Anders are you a fan of the 70s series Kung Fu? Wasnt that a cool
> show? Never mind Cain kicking ass at the end of each episode, that
> was almost superfluous. It was so cerebral, so idea-ey, meditative,
> way out of character for its time. spike

Well, I wouldn't call myself a fan, but since I often work at my computer with the television on during the late night hours, I have assimilated maybe too many reruns of the series. While I found the basic story weak and often corny, it raised interesting issues about personal value systems, codes of honor and ways of acting. As a television series, it was unusually aware of some real eastern thinking, even if it often took the easy way out anyway.

I think we can learn useful stuff even from late night re-runs. Just modelling some of the characters can be an useful exercise or tool.

Anders Sandberg                                      Towards Ascension!                  
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