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Historia Discordia
« on: June 17, 2014, 07:51:15 pm »


I just picked up Adam Gorightly's latest book, the Historia Discordia. It's cool! It's basically a catalog of vintage Erisian stuff that was gathering dust in Bob Newport's basement, including a ton of original Discordian correspondences and tracts. Tons of lost writings by Mal-2. Great coffee table book for the Discordian archivist or researcher.

I've enjoyed tracing the evolution of a lot of the concepts in the PD. For example, there's that line in the PD about how Discordians don't have dogma, they have catma. And it turns out there's a whole little sermon about it that wasn't included in the PD and to my knowledge isn't on the net anywhere. There are a lot of 1st edition PD pages which were revised several times before the 5th edition we're familiar with. A lot of the jokes and 1-liners from the PD are referencing other Discordian documents which have been lost, until now.

For those of us interested in the genealogy of this whackadoo contraption, this is really satisfying. It gives a sense about what the first Discordian communities were like, and who the key players were. (something I've always been curious about) It's also pretty cool to see the early much rougher drafts of some of the texts we're familiar with.

Definitely recommend this for the archivists, collectors, and insane hoarders that get stuck in Eris' orbit.



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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2014, 01:25:51 am »
*Not offended*

Um. Its a beautiful share. Im looking into it.

Is the author French?
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #2 on: June 19, 2014, 01:20:57 pm »
Cool Cram, that sounds quite interesting.
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #3 on: June 19, 2014, 02:49:17 pm »
I believe I will pick this up... although my birthday is just around the corner...
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2014, 03:07:26 pm »
I'd consider it bad form to not offer the right of reply here, and I'm guessing the author is more likely to check this thread than any others.

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=36618.0

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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #5 on: June 20, 2014, 08:12:46 am »
It's bad form indeed. www.historiadiscordia.com

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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #6 on: June 20, 2014, 08:14:39 am »
And that it's reply # 5 makes it a good thing.

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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #7 on: June 20, 2014, 09:49:20 am »
Cool, I'll pick this up, Looks interesting Adam.
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2014, 10:31:15 am »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
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« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2014, 01:57:20 pm »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
Yeah, me too.
Do you think that if we place enough pre-orders so that it was sold out before it ever arrived it might disappear in a puff of logic metaphysics?
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« Reply #10 on: June 20, 2014, 02:21:33 pm »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
Yeah, me too.
Do you think that if we place enough pre-orders so that it was sold out before it ever arrived it might disappear in a puff of logic metaphysics?

The kickstarter effect?
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« Reply #11 on: June 20, 2014, 06:06:09 pm »
Out of stock :[ but preorder placed.
Yeah, me too.
Do you think that if we place enough pre-orders so that it was sold out before it ever arrived it might disappear in a puff of logic metaphysics?

The kickstarter effect?

Maybe more like the kickass effect, though I'm not really up for anything that involves kicking today as I've just watched the Italy match and I think I may have to go drown my sorrows; not an easy thing to do when you aren't a drinker. I know . . . I just sank the Italian football squad. Yeah, I feel better already.
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #12 on: June 20, 2014, 07:01:34 pm »
Sorry I meant like kickstarter.com

Something gets loads and loads of hype, and generally proportional to that hype is how many delays, angry people, etc appear.
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #13 on: June 20, 2014, 08:00:13 pm »
Sorry I meant like kickstarter.com

Something gets loads and loads of hype, and generally proportional to that hype is how many delays, angry people, etc appear.

Lol, yeah I got what you meant I just needed somewhere to dump my World Cup miseries. :( It could be worse though, Ireland and Wales might have qualified.
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Re: Historia Discordia
« Reply #14 on: June 29, 2014, 01:11:18 am »