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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2012, 07:09:05 pm »
Alty, I read that as Pink Nightmare Squid.  Which, if you think about it, is much, much better.

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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2012, 07:16:44 pm »
Ofuk. I forgot about Discordicorp
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« Reply #17 on: October 26, 2012, 08:04:33 pm »
Although it occurs to me that expecting Discordians to make a deadline is one HELL of a business model.  Remember what happened to Ben Mack, relentless promoter of "Discordianism" and leech upon the festering corpses of RAW and Thornley.  Ugliness, sheer ugliness, and I wince and cringe at the memory. 

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Hopes he comes along to "steward his reputation" some more.

I loved it when he realized that we were the only people talking about him, and we were talking shit about him a lot and totally fucking with his Google tracking.

Yeah, that was one of PD's finer moments.   :lulz:

In any case, I'd be interested in what terms and conditions Gav is proposing.  Sheerly out of curiosity, of course.  If I was going to sell anything, I'd ask Nigel if she had room on her website first.

 :lulz: I was going to start a Discordia publishing house, once.

Can you imagine a USER-PROVIDED CONTENT Discordian merchant site like Etsy?

It'd be a hopeless mess, I guarantee it.
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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #18 on: October 26, 2012, 08:07:35 pm »
As far as I can tell, this guy's page is a place for Discordians with a thing to pimp go to pimp it... sort of a Discordian product link dump and place for people with projects-in-progress to connect. It's a pretty good idea.
“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.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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« Reply #19 on: October 26, 2012, 08:12:28 pm »
Yep. I looked through the page and it's a neat idea. Found lots of little projects and self-published books that I would never have known about. If some enterprising soul actually wanted to try to aggregate all these little projects and act as an agent for them, they'd have their work cut out for them but it might just be a successful venture. Maybe a side-job for a bored wealthy person. For now, though, the page is just a Discordian self-promotion clearinghouse kind of space.
“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.”

“People get used to anything. The less you think about your oppression, the more your tolerance for it grows. After a while, people just think oppression is the normal state of things. But to become free, you have to be acutely aware of being a slave.”
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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #20 on: October 26, 2012, 08:17:24 pm »
Well, I guess the CTC has a new place to hang out.
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« Reply #21 on: October 27, 2012, 01:43:44 am »
Although it occurs to me that expecting Discordians to make a deadline is one HELL of a business model.  Remember what happened to Ben Mack, relentless promoter of "Discordianism" and leech upon the festering corpses of RAW and Thornley.  Ugliness, sheer ugliness, and I wince and cringe at the memory. 

TGRR,
Hopes he comes along to "steward his reputation" some more.
I got the impression he'd been institutionalized or something, one of the more recent times we talked about Mack. I think it was implied in a thread Cain linked to a year or two ago.
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« Reply #22 on: October 27, 2012, 02:37:08 am »
As far as I can tell, this guy's page is a place for Discordians with a thing to pimp go to pimp it... sort of a Discordian product link dump and place for people with projects-in-progress to connect. It's a pretty good idea.

It's great yeah. I've actually already got myself a book from there (i got Suu's one). Also I do like discordian themed stuff and I'm more likely to buy something if it's from someone I know and like, especially around Christmas etc.

Imma spam that place up a little later with some of my stuff.
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« Reply #23 on: October 27, 2012, 02:38:25 am »
Yep. I looked through the page and it's a neat idea. Found lots of little projects and self-published books that I would never have known about. If some enterprising soul actually wanted to try to aggregate all these little projects and act as an agent for them, they'd have their work cut out for them but it might just be a successful venture. Maybe a side-job for a bored wealthy person. For now, though, the page is just a Discordian self-promotion clearinghouse kind of space.

Ohh thats a mad idea!
If sheep entrails could in any way be related to the weather, i.e. sheep trails only originate where it rains, then you could use it as an accurate model for discerning what the weathers going to be like. Either, sheep shit makes it rain, or raining makes sheep shit. Sheep don't shit "randomly" sheep shit after they eat, it doesn't rain "randomly" it rains after water collects in the atmosphere.

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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #24 on: December 08, 2012, 04:08:04 am »
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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2012, 05:16:40 am »
Im glad to see some of you actually bothered to check out the link and see for yourself what it was all about.

All that lets just jump to wild sweeping conclusions and make some stupid shit up and slander someone we dont even know yet stuff is better suited for a SubGenuis forum of gimme-bob asshats.

Excuse the fuck out of me for suggesting the coolest kids on the intertubes stand up and take control of the system by surplanting it with better goods and services than most of the dumbed down ninny crap that fills the malls.

It should be OUR dumbed down ninny crap filling the malls!

I started the Discordian Commerce Guild for one reason only, because Stang is a IP nazi and his followers are not even allowed to spread the damn Dobbs head far and wide. There are no such thing as SubGenuis stores and the guy is afraid to even do any licensing deals with anyone ever so his selection of official stuff is for shit. Why guard a copyright if your not exploiting it?

Which logically leads one to recognize the fact that Discordianism is impossible to copyright or own by anyone. Its maybe even the one true publicly owned property that anyone can expand upon and build into something bigger.

Now if all you have to contribute to such a discussion is naysaying little bitch bullshit while hiding behind an alias, GFYS.

As for the rest of you, by all means check out the offerings at http://discordiacultureshop.storenvy.com and let me know if you have anything that might fit in the shop by contacting me at discordiacultureshop@gmail.com

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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2012, 05:32:00 am »
Oh boy.
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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #27 on: December 08, 2012, 05:34:24 am »
Pink Nightmare Squad. WTF?

So, you're using a symbol to empower women by giving bad men something to fear. Presumably people wearing PNS products are going to punish these kind of men. Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for justifiable vigilante justice. What I don't understand is how you are going to implement that kind of violence effectively, while selling MOICHENDIZING, without getting caught. Won't they link that violence to...say the people broadcasting their criminal intent on the internets to sell MOICHENDIZING?

I'll just leave the whole Capitalizing On Abuse Victims With Cutsy Crap thing alone because, well
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« Reply #28 on: December 08, 2012, 05:40:05 am »
Seems like half of a good idea. Also seems like a lot of massproduced ktischy toys.
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Re: Discordian Commerce Guild
« Reply #29 on: December 08, 2012, 08:29:55 pm »
Just as a point of order, I'd like to point out that it's not *copyright* that Stang enforces a lot, but the *trademark.*

Important distinction, because acquiescence in enforcing a trademark can make you lose the trademark. And then theoretically someone else could trademark something like it, and [theoretically] sue Stang for using the Dobbshead. Not necessarily a suit they could win, but one that would cost Stang legal fees he likely can't afford.

He's just making sure he doesn't get royally screwed.
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