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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2007, 04:17:41 am »
...Stang tends to be more Discordian in his view of the norms than most SubGeniuses. Though most of his 'followers' seem to have embraced the SubGenius philosophy that he preaches, rather than the one that he tends to actively participate in).

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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2007, 04:19:12 am »
With Stang, the barstool is only good for one thing.

for everyone else, the OP applies.
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2007, 12:01:15 pm »
Rat, a lot of people are throwing around the metaphor/parable of the Barstool Experiment in ways that, in some instances, are quite different from each other.

For me, I think Cram might have it right.  While I'm no stranger to debates that spiral up and out of the realm of the practical into the fantastic, lately I've had little time for pretentious shits who think they have "the answer" to whatever problem there might be in this world, but would only be effective if the world were an entirely different place to begin with.

For example, I was recently in a debate with a guy who claimed everything wrong with society was the fault of the Federal Bank Reserve system.  He claimed that the evils of the world would vanish if we would abolish it.  He then went on about how he'd set up a new system based upon the freemarket, and meritocracy, etc.

When he was done, all I asked was, "so, how do you suggest to bring down a system that has it's roots deeply entwined with the very structure of our society, without making every other social institution collapse as well?"

He closed his mouth, and slunk away.  That, for me, is a Barstool.
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2007, 02:30:02 pm »


Could always jump on your barstool and speed away!


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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2007, 03:21:11 pm »
We need to form a team, stat. 
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #20 on: July 10, 2007, 04:29:55 pm »
Rat, a lot of people are throwing around the metaphor/parable of the Barstool Experiment in ways that, in some instances, are quite different from each other.

For me, I think Cram might have it right.  While I'm no stranger to debates that spiral up and out of the realm of the practical into the fantastic, lately I've had little time for pretentious shits who think they have "the answer" to whatever problem there might be in this world, but would only be effective if the world were an entirely different place to begin with.

For example, I was recently in a debate with a guy who claimed everything wrong with society was the fault of the Federal Bank Reserve system.  He claimed that the evils of the world would vanish if we would abolish it.  He then went on about how he'd set up a new system based upon the freemarket, and meritocracy, etc.

When he was done, all I asked was, "so, how do you suggest to bring down a system that has it's roots deeply entwined with the very structure of our society, without making every other social institution collapse as well?"

He closed his mouth, and slunk away.  That, for me, is a Barstool.

And that's a barstool I can get on!
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #21 on: July 10, 2007, 04:37:11 pm »
I think the cool thing about the barstool as a discordian philosophy is that it's applicable to most any level of strife you wish to inflict. 

It has uses beyond smashing or lazing about.

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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #22 on: September 01, 2012, 02:49:24 am »
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #23 on: September 01, 2012, 02:59:58 am »
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #24 on: September 02, 2012, 04:40:36 am »
This thread was the First google result for discordian barstool
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Re: The Barstool is a Double-Edged Weapon.
« Reply #25 on: September 02, 2012, 05:14:41 am »
Look, if your bar is leaving stool everywhere you need to put a diaper on it, or least follow it around with some baggies.
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