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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #60 on: May 24, 2007, 06:06:39 pm »
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #61 on: June 13, 2007, 02:27:36 am »
I have a copy of the Steve Jackson Games edition of the PD.  Content-wise what's the difference between that version and the hard cover edition mentioned a few pages back?

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« Reply #62 on: June 18, 2007, 02:36:00 pm »
Well, I don't have my hands on a hardcover yet.  I know it doesn't have the "extra" material in the SJ version that was submitted by SJGames fans.  Beyond that you'd have to ask Syn.  If you go to www.poee.co.uk you can get the details there. 
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #63 on: June 23, 2007, 10:39:49 pm »
a good one is alice in wonderland. I found that its productive to alternatively read one sentence from the xtian bible and one sentence from alice- try it out- its fun!  :mrgreen:
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #64 on: June 24, 2007, 01:35:24 pm »
actually they did make a bible-alice wordsalad once via one of them markov chain random prose generator things.

sorry if that doesn't make sense to you, but i don't feel like explaining it now. maybe i can dig up the link.

ok little explanation: basically they made a statistical model of the words in the bible (or, part of the old testament i think) and one of alice in wonderland, threw them both together, threw a few (computer) dice, and generated a piece of text that statistically looks like both the bible and alice in wonderland.

it's mostly random sentences that start out as bible text and then with a sudden turn of phrase start talking about the mad hatter and tea or something.
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #65 on: July 01, 2007, 07:49:04 pm »
This is my first post...
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #66 on: July 01, 2007, 07:51:40 pm »
This is my first post...
I've never read such a heap of Scheisse in my life,
love it

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Get used to it.

Also, you can make an introduction at the apple talk introductions thread, and a perusal of the Black Iron Prison thread is often a good way to catch up on what we (most of us) do here.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #67 on: July 01, 2007, 08:15:10 pm »
a perusal of the Black Iron Prison thread is often a good way to catch up on what we (most of us) do here.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #68 on: July 01, 2007, 08:17:17 pm »
a perusal of the Black Iron Prison thread is often a good way to catch up on what we (most of us) do here.

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but do it anyway

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #69 on: July 01, 2007, 08:51:28 pm »
ah of course ..

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #70 on: July 03, 2007, 01:57:38 pm »
Nah, they're all leading you astray.  You really should go digging through the Discordian Recipe sub-forum.  And then post your favorite recipe for Apple Pie.  Everyone knows that enlightenment can only truly be had when you are enjoying a fine and flaky crust. 
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« Reply #71 on: July 03, 2007, 05:02:52 pm »
This is my first post...
I've never read such a heap of Scheisse in my life,
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #72 on: July 12, 2007, 09:50:36 pm »
I think that Bob's reading is extremely good and useful... if you know what's going on (or was going on) before the book was written, and then in conjunction with several of his other books. His style can appear insane (but remember, he's only half the author).

The first time through, I recommend people read it as a work of fiction. However, for Discordians, the book is a near perfect study of how to properly pull of a international mindfuck, while at the same time spreading memes, meme bombs and meme clusters... and getting paid for it. Masks of the Illuminati can be considered a cross between a mild mindfuck and a step by step guide on doing mindfucks. The Cosmic Trigger series provides an extremely  interesting journal of self-mindfucking, while discussing the philosophical/psychological causes, effects and principles which make up most of Bob's system of Model Agnosticism. Quantum Psychology and Prometheus Rising provide excellent sources of guides, experiments and exercises which I think may be necessary for a large segment of our species if they hope to break out of prison.

To read Bob for humor can be enjoyable... however, Twain did a better job of satire in fiction. To read Bob as a psychologist or philosopher will probably be frustrating, since he tends to throw out anything you may have learned on the subject. To read Bob as a messiah, or a leader, or a teacher... will result in him coming from the grave to make fun of you,

However, to read Bob as a Discordian, practicing his Discordian rites, rituals and mindfucks (from which we can learn something by observation), then you may see him as a grand sage of absurdity.

And that, I think is a damned fine thing.

(Folks who don't like Bob, usually don't see him from more than one point in a model... not always, but I find it appears common).
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #73 on: July 13, 2007, 09:37:01 am »
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« Reply #74 on: July 13, 2007, 09:39:06 am »
Well, I don't have my hands on a hardcover yet.  I know it doesn't have the "extra" material in the SJ version that was submitted by SJGames fans.  Beyond that you'd have to ask Syn.  If you go to www.poee.co.uk you can get the details there. 
I never felt that the SJ Games stuff sat well with the rest of the PD, so I didn't include it. Also, if I had there would have been some major stinkitude. The Hardback is unique in other ways. BUY IT! http://www.principiadiscordia.co.uk
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