Pamphlet Experiment #2
Apr. 18th, 2004, 09:41 pm
my, the opportunity for a second installment of The Pamphlet Experiments
came quickly. There were new Jehovah's Witness magazines in the
laundry room yesterday! So this evening, I went to work.
sneaked into the laundry room with my basket (to avoid looking suspicious,
since a lot of people are out and about) and swiped the JW magazines.
Once back in my apartment, I cut up Normal
Bob's atheist pamphlets so that I could glue them to the cover.
I set to work. I tried to put them on so they obstructed as little
of the cover story titles and such as possible, but it was difficult.
This is the final result..
8:30pm April 18, 2004: The new magazines are in my possession, ready
to be altered
8:40pm April 18, 2004: The magazines have been altered and are now
drying. I used a liquid glue so that it'd really soak into both the
covers and the pamphlets, hopefully bonding them well. But it's so
cheap, that I ended up adding some super glue a little later.
So I let them dry and just went to place it in the laundry room again.
No one was in the laundry room when I went in, but people are walking
around the complex tonight and, since the place was clearly in use,
I hurriedly threw these on the one tiny clear spot on the table,
snapped a picture, and left.
Pamphlet Experiment #2 Results
I was much better about following up on The Atheist Pamphlet Experiment
#2 this time. After an hour had passed, I went back to check on
the altered magazines.
were no signs that anyone had attempted to tear off my additions.
Someone didn't like what they saw and decided it didn't need to
be seen by others.
of these glued pamphlets was less than one hour.
the magazines are still in prime condition, and because nothing
thrilling happened to them, I'll probably take them out of the trash
and return them to the table late tonight, so give them another
go. Expect a Pamphlet Experiment #2 Update Part B..
Plans for the Pamphlet Experiments: The next time JW magazines
show up in the laundry room, I'm going to change my strategy to
see what happens. I'm going to print out an article or some sort
of statistics about how many Jehovah's Witnesses and their children
have died after refusing blood transfusions. And, probably, a list
of everything that could get you "disfellowshipped" (which means
you're kicked out of the church and other JWs aren't allowed to
associate with you). People get disfellowshipped for things like
smoking, for goodness sake. And, by the way, JWs are required to
tell on their fellow JWs for doing anything against their rules.
I hope you like what I've started doing with your pamphlets. I think
it could inspire some interesting reactions! I'll keep you posted
on it, if you want.