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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #30 on: May 15, 2009, 03:01:14 am »
I totally dig the PD, old dadaist stoned hippie-ass humor and everything. I even like old dadaist hippie humor on a more general level. I loved "Zen without Zen Masters", for instance. I love silliness. I love absurdity.

What I find hard to tolerate for any length of time are dedicated, single-purpose attention whores who crap up tons of threads with attention-seeking bullshit without ever contributing anything literate or original, and the bottom line for me is that's what so-called "Pinealists" actually are... just using a Discordia-baited hook.
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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #31 on: May 15, 2009, 03:03:26 am »
That said, I love the idea of a pinealist sub-board to move that shit to. It would probably illustrate the point far better than the Wiki entry ever could.
“I’m guessing it was January 2007, a meeting in Bethesda, we got a bag of bees and just started smashing them on the desk,” Charles Wick said. “It was very complicated.”


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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #32 on: May 15, 2009, 07:28:27 am »
It seems to me that there may be personalities out there that will take to Pinealism very quickly and start telling everyone the concept as delivered. some when trying to tell someone about it will eventually find someone that will finish the thought in the same exact words. Some of those will realize that they were no longer thinking for themselves but spouting out Meme's that do not transmit information in some sense. Some of those will go on to create their own concepts and models. And some of those will share with others expanding Discordia. That's a lot of ifs.
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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #33 on: May 15, 2009, 08:12:37 am »
wat
yall are bigger dorks than I am

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #34 on: May 15, 2009, 08:26:28 am »
"If you are less funny than you are annoying, you just might be a pinealist."

yeah that pretty much sums it up

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #35 on: May 15, 2009, 09:03:16 am »
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Some people actually get over pinealism though most don't.

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #36 on: May 15, 2009, 10:03:11 am »
AFAIC "Pinealist" is just discordian jargon for "annoying dick"

Although the phrase itself seems to be reserved for a more specific type of dickishness.

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #37 on: May 15, 2009, 12:34:14 pm »
I (will) continue to read the subject of this thread as "Penis-ism". 

To the virginal (& need I say vaginal?) mind reading the Principia Discordia for the first time, the concept related to the pineal gland appears to be an off the cuff remark reminding one there are various ways to think about things, think twice, so to speak.

Ahh but to someone who has been exposed to the neo discordian framework?  It sometimes becomes the device by which an off the cuff remark designed to inspire original & creative thought becomes rigid dogma, that is, penis-ism.

Thoughts are derived by mingling with so many gosh darned things that I can’t even begin to name them!

Caught in the whimpering throes of penis-ism, the concept at once appears mysterious.  It is not.  All it means is you may have a temporarily overactive penis-ism gland.  Signs that someone may be suffering from this strange but all too common condition?  The easiest to recognize sign is the gland itself, it may become engorged & rigid.  This is not a sign it's overactive.  When your gland is overactive you find you have nowhere to put it ‘cuz you’re damn near intolerable to nearly all animals & most humans.  When this is the case, it is a very sad time, some of the worst afflicted begin to try to poke their gland into other people’s eyes while impotently explaining they want to remove a grain of sand.  As you can imagine, this hardly ever works out.

The cure?  Think twice, schmuck.
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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #38 on: May 15, 2009, 01:11:35 pm »
The label 'Pinealist' is most commonly used as a subjective term describing how another person's actions are perceived to the user of the term; although no one can be sure who used the term first, it's use as a pejorative first came to light on the PrincipiaDiscordia.com forums c. 2007; due to that, most uses concern the manner of posts a Pinealist makes.

The content of a Pinealist posting tends to have one of the following factors:

1. Direct and unaltered parroting of phrases, jokes, and memes first used in the Principia Discordia;

2. Gibberish or nonsense language, grammar or syntax that subjectively appears to have no use or meaning other than being meaningless (please note this does not always apply when in context of "artistic" or "poetic" posts);

3. The subjective appearance that the poster in question is "trying too hard to prove" how outrageously Discordian they are, to the point that their post loses all content and thoughtfulness;

4. A tendency towards peevishness when their posts are criticized for the above reasons.

Understandably, as this is a subjective term, the criteria and the limits are varied.  A well-thought out post that ends with a "fnord" might be just as derided as a post of nothing but someone posting "Hail Eris" 200 times…  Conversely, a surreal and absurdist bit of fluff might be widely applauded as amusing and entertaining, while a well-researched essay on the metaphysical properties of chaos theory might get trashed.  It's really all up to how the person using the term feels that day. 

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #39 on: May 15, 2009, 01:37:31 pm »
What a bunch of garbage!   

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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #40 on: May 15, 2009, 04:01:36 pm »
The label 'Pinealist' is most commonly used as a subjective term describing how another person's actions are perceived to the user of the term; although no one can be sure who used the term first, it's use as a pejorative first came to light on the PrincipiaDiscordia.com forums c. 2007; due to that, most uses concern the manner of posts a Pinealist makes.

The content of a Pinealist posting tends to have one of the following factors:

1. Direct and unaltered parroting of phrases, jokes, and memes first used in the Principia Discordia;

2. Gibberish or nonsense language, grammar or syntax that subjectively appears to have no use or meaning other than being meaningless (please note this does not always apply when in context of "artistic" or "poetic" posts);

3. The subjective appearance that the poster in question is "trying too hard to prove" how outrageously Discordian they are, to the point that their post loses all content and thoughtfulness;

4. A tendency towards peevishness when their posts are criticized for the above reasons.

Understandably, as this is a subjective term, the criteria and the limits are varied.  A well-thought out post that ends with a "fnord" might be just as derided as a post of nothing but someone posting "Hail Eris" 200 times…  Conversely, a surreal and absurdist bit of fluff might be widely applauded as amusing and entertaining, while a well-researched essay on the metaphysical properties of chaos theory might get trashed.  It's really all up to how the person using the term feels that day. 



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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #41 on: May 15, 2009, 04:03:59 pm »
in some sense. 
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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #42 on: May 15, 2009, 04:12:23 pm »
Honey and LMNO win.
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« Reply #43 on: May 15, 2009, 04:12:45 pm »
Props to Pesky too.
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Re: "Pinealism"
« Reply #44 on: May 15, 2009, 04:29:25 pm »
Posted on the Wiki.

And thanks, people.  It feels good when something I thought about for a while turns out to have the intended effect.