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Re: Why Pastafarianism didn't persist.
« Reply #30 on: February 02, 2012, 09:09:11 pm »
Interesting note:  The CotSG is also pretty much extinct, at least as any form of organized asshattery.  Stang now refers to himself as a "public figure", and Philo Drummond and the rest are sort of coasting on Facebook. 

The reason why, I think, is because they were so traumatized by usenet bullshit that they withdrew into a set of "secret forums" and closed Facebook clubs, and developed this weird idea that they were in fact as large as their egos (Mostly Stang, here.  Nenslo disappeared for the most part, and the other 5 major writers haven't been producing, as Subgenii).

I've met more than a few of them, and I predicted this back in 1999.  Hellpope Huey and Nenslo were the only people willing to engage (read:  scream at, HST-style) anyone that wasn't in their own little circle (this was at a devival in Cleveland).  I didn't bother trying...Nenslo and Huey were the two people I came to see.

But it was amusing watching Stang running people off with his Bob Dylan-esque hatred of his fans.
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Re: Why Pastafarianism didn't persist.
« Reply #31 on: February 02, 2012, 09:19:06 pm »
hey, random question ---

Do you think the mad scientist character "Philo" from Weird Al's movie UHF is supposed to be Philo Drummond?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ld-twoeg2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkLLpiCpqQ0

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Re: Why Pastafarianism didn't persist.
« Reply #32 on: February 02, 2012, 09:21:30 pm »
hey, random question ---

Do you think the mad scientist character "Philo" from Weird Al's movie UHF is supposed to be Philo Drummond?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ld-twoeg2s
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QkLLpiCpqQ0

I don't know, but I don't think so.  Philo was never the Mad Doktor type.  He mostly wrote the OVERMAN stuff.

Philo just SOUNDS like a crazed scientist's name.
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Re: Why Pastafarianism didn't persist.
« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2012, 01:17:48 am »
related:

http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/02/03/essi-makela-finding-religiosity-within-a-parody/ (podcast)

http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/01/30/podcast-carole-cusack-on-invented-religions/

I thought those articles were very interesting, yet, I kept getting caught up in the language implying that 'traditional' religions are not as made up as irreligions. Because, of course, they are.
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Re: Why Pastafarianism didn't persist.
« Reply #35 on: February 04, 2012, 01:23:06 am »
related:

http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/02/03/essi-makela-finding-religiosity-within-a-parody/ (podcast)

http://www.religiousstudiesproject.com/2012/01/30/podcast-carole-cusack-on-invented-religions/

I thought those articles were very interesting, yet, I kept getting caught up in the language implying that 'traditional' religions are not as made up as irreligions. Because, of course, they are.

The second one I thought took pains to express that. Have yet to hear the first.
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