mr. zilla goes to town

Monday, June 21, 2004

Normally I don't discuss the curiousity called Neurocam as there's little I can add from this distance, but information has come to light that Graham's double-oh-dalliance with Neurocam and Shelly Innocence may be no iocus at all. Here's something for the authors of Bandwagon, and Egotript, and their readership within the conspiracy, to chew over.

Yesterday the New York Times reported on an study in last month's Psychological Science periodical:

Researchers found that angry people are more likely to make negative evaluations when judging members of other social groups. That, perhaps, will not come as a great surprise. But the same seems to be true of happy people, the researchers noted. The happier your mood, the more liable you are to make bigoted judgments -- like deciding that someone is guilty of a crime simply because he's a member of a minority group.

Consider this: Neurocam certainly make a swathe of statements about what they/it are not, however none of these statements are applicable if you consider their main role at present seems to be the promotion and staffing of the Shelly Innocence hysteria. I don't buy into the supposed distinction between Neurocam and Innocence. It's a "you're with us or you're against us" kind of world. And now we see that the sale of Happiness(tm) may be not so innocent at all.

Folks like Graham and Tript might like to consider their complicity in publicizing, and participating in, the activities of an organization selling a product scientifically shown to increase bigotry.

Come to think of it, in a recent comments thread on his blog, Graham and I traded references to intolerant groups purporting to pass on received wisdom such as "God hates..." gays, shrek, shrimp, you name it. I didn't bat an eyelid at the time but Graham folded his cards as soon as I broadened the terms of reference to other types of hate groups. There are enough shady characters and secrets going around the Neurocam escapade, I begin to wonder if Graham doesn't actually know more than he is letting on. I wonder if he didn't want this conversation about hate groups to go any further, lest it tangent in a dangerously revealing direction for his Neurocam masters... or is that colleagues?

Also from the same New York Times article: earlier American study found that children who are cheerful and optimistic end up having shorter life spans (perhaps because they take more risky chances).

So let me summarize: Innocence - and by extension Neurocam - are going to promote civil unrest and kill children. Hell, at least the evil bastard tobacco companies didn't try to profit from bigotry. Perhaps that's what all the protesting was about at the launch? No wonder. Now maybe, just maybe, the directors of Innocence and Neurocam were unaware of the deadly consequences of their product. But with this report they can no longer plead Ignorance(TM). If they won't go quietly, they must be sued, stopped, shanghaied and shut down, else future generations have to bear consequences only revealed in a Shelly Size Me doco they exit craving magenta lipstick.

So, operative G, let's see where you really stand, and who you stand (up) for... will you continue the puppet play of emails with shadows? Are you on the take, or will you take them down? Will you do somemthing about these deadly Weapons of Mass Delight?


  • Amen brother. I've been highly suspicious that Agent G was on the take, and part of running the show. PR man extraordinaire I say... time to sock it to him before he brings the house of common apathy down around my head...

    By Blogger Chris, at 2:49 am  

  • heh. don't think you're in the clear either buddy... I've got my eye on you... well I would except my tinfoil pirate hat keeps slipping down over it.

    By Blogger mister z, at 3:37 am  

  • I heard NEUROCAM is really an acronym* for:

    Old folk

    *acronym: n, a word formed from the initial leter or letters of each of the successive parts or major parts of a composed term.

    By Blogger Avery Cardoza, at 3:33 pm  

  • you seem fond of acronyms A_C... too fond I think. I mean what does A_C stand for?

    Angora Cat?

    are you a member of SPECTRE?

    are you Blofeld's henchpussy?

    By Blogger mister z, at 3:44 pm  

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