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Principia Discordia => Principia Discussion => Topic started by: Outis So-Tsi Gemsirt on November 22, 2014, 08:31:04 pm

Title: Me and my questions
Post by: Outis So-Tsi Gemsirt on November 22, 2014, 08:31:04 pm
Hi everyone

There seem to be a lot of introduction topics around and I have no idea how this all works. I just joined today, so I'll just start my own.
I'm currently the only member of the Emerald Kangaroo Cabal (which I guess makes me the Episkopos).
I've been really interested in Discordianism for some time, I've read the PD and the BIP but there are some things that I can't quite grasp.
I understand that this is in the nature of Discordianism but I have some questions anyway.
Maybe somebody can help me.
I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.

Outis So-Tsi Trismegistos The Doubtful
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 22, 2014, 08:46:36 pm
As the old saw goes, ask any five Discordians a question and you'll get seven answers.

I personally don't think anyone can show you how to become a "true Discordian". I don't even believe in the bastards. I'd be happy to talk about stuff with you, though, and answer questions to the best of my ability.

Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Outis So-Tsi Gemsirt on November 22, 2014, 09:19:21 pm
Thanks a lot for answering.
I think I've just got this weird appreciation of Discordian philosophy but at the same time an extreme desire for a neat explanation of it, which I guess isn't really the idea.
I think I think I like Discordianism but I'm not yet really feeling it. So right now I'm just trying to expose myself to it and hope it rubs off.
Maybe you could give me one or two tips about how this forum works too?
For example, in a situation like this, would a PM have been more appropriate? And what are these different boards actually about?
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 22, 2014, 10:03:19 pm
Thanks a lot for answering.
I think I've just got this weird appreciation of Discordian philosophy but at the same time an extreme desire for a neat explanation of it, which I guess isn't really the idea.
I think I think I like Discordianism but I'm not yet really feeling it. So right now I'm just trying to expose myself to it and hope it rubs off.
Maybe you could give me one or two tips about how this forum works too?
For example, in a situation like this, would a PM have been more appropriate? And what are these different boards actually about?
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?

Posting it was perfectly appropriate. The best thing I can really suggest is to poke around and try  to get a feel for the topics that are posted and the conversations that ensue. A lot of the board titles are based on topics of conversation, ie. in-jokes, and are ever-evolving.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 22, 2014, 10:04:12 pm
Sorry for the short answer, I'd take more time with it but I'm supposed to be doing homework right now.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on November 22, 2014, 11:55:13 pm
this is the section of the board for anything and everything, other stuff is a little more defined.

Also there are cookies, but you can't have any, the pool's on the roof, etc.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 23, 2014, 12:08:11 am

  • Is Discordianism still that drug-centered? Do you have to be a pothead to qualify as a Disordian?
  • Do Discordians still follow the Principia Discordia? There seem to have been some side remarks in BIP - Common Walls.
  • Do Discordians still worship Eris as a goddess? Do they worship Eris as a personification of Chaos?
I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.



1.  Depends on who you ask.  Around here, not so much.

2.  No.  We all own a copy, but nobody READS the fucking thing.

3.  No.  Maybe.

We're not True Discordians™.  Not sure if we can help.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Faust on November 23, 2014, 08:15:13 am
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?

Periodically The Richard Nixon school of Ballet and the arts puts on a presentation of amateur dramatics, Alaska was his last production.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Hoopla on November 23, 2014, 09:30:54 pm
look forward to becoming a true Discordian.



 :troll:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Reginald Ret on November 23, 2014, 10:09:21 pm
Thanks a lot for answering.
I think I've just got this weird appreciation of Discordian philosophy but at the same time an extreme desire for a neat explanation of it, which I guess isn't really the idea.
I think I think I like Discordianism but I'm not yet really feeling it. So right now I'm just trying to expose myself to it and hope it rubs off.
Maybe you could give me one or two tips about how this forum works too?
For example, in a situation like this, would a PM have been more appropriate? And what are these different boards actually about?
The Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska?
Since Nigel is busy I will try.

The desire for a neat explanation is great! Thinking you have found the neat explanation isn't though, it is a case of the journey being more important than the destination. This is especially true here, because the destination is worth striving for yet unreachable, the only people who think they reached it are delusional. And not in a fun way. More in a digging their heels in the sand and screeching way.

  It is a good thing this is the internet because in public exposing yourself and hoping something rubs you in any way is frowned upon.

  Forums are a form of passive communication...
  Looking up the term I find that apparently I am the only one who uses this definition so I will explain it with examples. Passive communication is a post-it on the refrigerator (or an email, but that image is boring.), you can read it at your own time and reply when (and if) you feel like it. Not immediately responding to passive communication is usually acceptable.
  Active communication is a phone call(or poking someone in the eyeshoulder), it is very intrusive and especially annoying when you are busy with something that requires your full attention. (can you tell I don't like phonecalls?) Not responding to active communication is a snub, but I am OK with that.
  OK, now that we can use the same definitions: Forums are a form of passive communication. This one is no exception.
Anything you want to talk about can be posted in the relevant board, I will explain some of the ones that have unclear descriptions:
 - The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts keeps changing it's name, it used to be called Apple Talk. It is the most active board and not specifically about any subject. Wanna whine about your rough day? do it there. The Open Bar thread is usually the place for that. Want to show this cool and silly thing you found? do it there. Anything and everything is acceptable there (except for blatantly illegal things, we want Faust the board-owner to stay out of jail.
- Or Kill Me is the ranting board. Is there something you really really HATE?! yell some profanity about that subject and sign off with the board's title (if you want, it's not mandatory or even common)
 - The Peanut Gallery is used to collect threads by some of the better trolls we get here. It can be quite entertaining and educational to read.
The rest, I believe, have a clear enough description but if you have any questions don't hesitate to ask.

PM's are like whispering at a party, they are for private conversations.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: LMNO on November 24, 2014, 11:58:33 am
Hi, new person!

Most of us here think that everyone has their own Discordia.  As it says in the Chao te Ching:

Quote from: Chapter 41
Some hear about Discordia, and plot against the Machine™.
Some hear about Discordia, and think about it at great length.
Some hear about Discordia, and decide it means they should get high and doodle.
If it weren't for those spags, Discordia wouldn't be as interesting as it is.

So, the answer to your questions are, "some do".  Personally,

No, No, Parts of it, No, No.

Hope that helps.  Welcome!
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Cain on November 24, 2014, 03:37:44 pm
Answers for "Discordianism on Facebook" and "Discordianism on PD" are given below.

FB Discordianism:  Yes, yes, yes but only literally, yes and yes.

PD:  no, no, maybe, maybe maybe.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on November 24, 2014, 04:18:40 pm

  • Is Discordianism still that drug-centered? Do you have to be a pothead to qualify as a Disordian?
  • Do Discordians still follow the Principia Discordia? There seem to have been some side remarks in BIP - Common Walls.
  • Do Discordians still worship Eris as a goddess? Do they worship Eris as a personification of Chaos?
I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.




2.  No.  We all own a copy, but nobody READS the fucking thing.


I don't.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Reginald Ret on November 24, 2014, 05:56:31 pm

  • Is Discordianism still that drug-centered? Do you have to be a pothead to qualify as a Disordian?
  • Do Discordians still follow the Principia Discordia? There seem to have been some side remarks in BIP - Common Walls.
  • Do Discordians still worship Eris as a goddess? Do they worship Eris as a personification of Chaos?
I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.




2.  No.  We all own a copy, but nobody READS the fucking thing.


I don't.
Well of course you don't read it! It hasn't been translated to runes yet!
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: LMNO on November 24, 2014, 06:58:52 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: N E T on November 24, 2014, 07:10:18 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)

Thread runed.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Eater of Clowns on November 24, 2014, 07:21:29 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)

Thread runed.

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 24, 2014, 08:47:24 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)

Thread runed.

I'm so alone.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Reginald Ret on November 24, 2014, 08:53:29 pm
 :lulz:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on November 24, 2014, 10:25:27 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Half-Eaten Waffle on November 24, 2014, 10:25:45 pm
(https://lh3.googleusercontent.com/-a5LJVsA-Jaw/VHOQMGz4GgI/AAAAAAAABUI/dYrZLYFeiYg/w575-h63-no/Rule%2B5%2Bpentabarf%2Brunes.png)

Thread runed.

:crankey:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Outis So-Tsi Gemsirt on November 25, 2014, 06:25:26 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Hoopla on November 25, 2014, 06:31:45 pm
...which means you're closer than ever.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 25, 2014, 07:02:42 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Hoopla on November 25, 2014, 07:05:58 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.

Style?
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Outis So-Tsi Gemsirt on November 25, 2014, 07:35:57 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.

Yeah, why would you die with a leather helmet on your head? You could die wearing anything on your head. ANYTHING! The possibilities are endless. Samurai helmets, top hats, porcupines... whatever suits you best while your doing your hardest to increase entropy on an American Battleship.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Doktor Howl on November 25, 2014, 07:39:05 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.

Yeah, why would you die with a leather helmet on your head? You could die wearing anything on your head. ANYTHING! The possibilities are endless. Samurai helmets, top hats, porcupines... whatever suits you best while your doing your hardest to increase entropy on an American Battleship.

I would wear the face of my commanding officer as a hat.  I mean, what are they gonna do to me?
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on November 26, 2014, 03:14:18 am
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.

Yeah, why would you die with a leather helmet on your head? You could die wearing anything on your head. ANYTHING! The possibilities are endless. Samurai helmets, top hats, porcupines... whatever suits you best while your doing your hardest to increase entropy on an American Battleship.

The only way to increase entropy is to increase organization.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: LMNO on November 26, 2014, 12:09:11 pm
Thanks everyone, this really helped. Especially the runes. Really deepened my insight into the matter.

This seems like a great community and I'm looking forward to hanging around here more often, searching for explanations and true discordianism, apparently never finding it.  :)

Fuck that.  And fuck enlightenment.  I'm just trying to figure out why kamikaze pilots wore helmets.  Until I get past that, I can't be BOTHERED with Greater Truths™.

Yeah, why would you die with a leather helmet on your head? You could die wearing anything on your head. ANYTHING! The possibilities are endless. Samurai helmets, top hats, porcupines... whatever suits you best while your doing your hardest to increase entropy on an American Battleship.

The only way to increase entropy is to increase organization.

Stick that in your pipe and smoke it.

 :golfclap:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: austin03 on March 01, 2017, 05:36:18 am
I am just giving my suggestion for those who have  any question regard to their project or assignment,they can get some help to online resources who provide services like online assignment help in UK (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAh9oLs67Cw) and others for every students.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on March 01, 2017, 02:29:44 pm
Hi, new person.

Okay, first of all, you can ignore everything said so far in this thread. Every last one of these people is a known apostate and is in fact only here because they heard about the prize money for the Best Discordian award ten years ago and they're still looking for it.

I, on the other hand, am a certified and ordained Discordian Minister. And I can tell you that being a Discordian is a long and arduous journey full of pitfalls, false starts, bad information, hokey TV reruns, boring jokes, and yes, lots and lots of drugs.

The first thing you should do if you really want to succeed on this forum or anywhere in life is to find an opinion somewhere and belligerently argue against it. It doesn't matter if you're an expert or not. Everyone can be an expert in anything. All it takes is sincere belief and thick skin.

Second, you should do lots of drugs and tell us about your experiences on them. Try to use common words like "colorful" and "trippy". Don't connect your experience to the real world in any way, though. We are nothing if not disinterested in current events and ideas.

Third, and this is probably the most important objective, is to constantly talk in meaningless riddles and koans. Phrase every post as a haiku of you can manage it. Whenever you see someone being too serious, remind them of the Discordian imperative to be silly all the time.

By doing these things you will learn very quickly what Discordianism is all about, I promise.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: LMNO on March 01, 2017, 02:38:34 pm
:hashishim:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Q. G. Pennyworth on March 01, 2017, 03:39:03 pm
Vex has the Holies bad lately  :lulz:
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 01, 2017, 04:40:12 pm
I am just giving my suggestion for those who have  any question regard to their project or assignment,they can get some help to online resources who provide services like online assignment help in UK (http://help4assignment.co.uk/assignments) and others for every students.

Oooh look, spam!
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Wizard Joseph on March 01, 2017, 04:51:31 pm
I am just giving my suggestion for those who have  any question regard to their project or assignment,they can get some help to online resources who provide services like online assignment help in UK (http://help4assignment.co.uk/assignments) and others for every students.

Oooh look, spam!

I'm reasonably certain that this is another "bot". They've all said SPAG in their profiles including the  one claiming to be an NSA bot.

My guess is they're fishing for IP addresses with the links. Just a wild, unsupported guess though.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Faust on March 01, 2017, 05:08:35 pm
Link updated to be more relevant, video found courtesy of cram.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Cain on March 01, 2017, 06:02:50 pm
I am just giving my suggestion for those who have  any question regard to their project or assignment,they can get some help to online resources who provide services like online assignment help in UK (http://help4assignment.co.uk/assignments) and others for every students.

Oooh look, spam!

I'm reasonably certain that this is another "bot". They've all said SPAG in their profiles including the  one claiming to be an NSA bot.

My guess is they're fishing for IP addresses with the links. Just a wild, unsupported guess though.

SPAG is the title given to all new users.

But yes, this is a bot.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 01, 2017, 06:38:41 pm
Link updated to be more relevant, video found courtesy of cram.

That is not only vastly superior and highly relevant, but I also had never seen the whole thing, so I didn't know John Barrymore was involved. This is amazing!
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Junkenstein on March 01, 2017, 07:20:34 pm
Vex has the bad Holies bad lately  :lulz:

Ftfy.

I keep telling you people to wash your hands after petting Roger but you never listen.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on March 01, 2017, 07:23:01 pm
I'm still watching/listening to the video at the link. This is truly one of the most incredible works of art I've ever experienced. My esteem for John Barrymore is immense -- I had no idea. The man is a genius.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: MMIX on March 01, 2017, 07:32:27 pm
Hi, new person.

Okay, first of all, you can ignore everything said so far in this thread. Every last one of these people is a known apostate and is in fact only here because they heard about the prize money for the Best Discordian award ten years ago and they're still looking for it.

I, on the other hand, am a certified and ordained Discordian Minister. And I can tell you that being a Discordian is a long and arduous journey full of pitfalls, false starts, bad information, hokey TV reruns, boring jokes, and yes, lots and lots of drugs.

The first thing you should do if you really want to succeed on this forum or anywhere in life is to find an opinion somewhere and belligerently argue against it. It doesn't matter if you're an expert or not. Everyone can be an expert in anything. All it takes is sincere belief and thick skin.

Second, you should do lots of drugs and tell us about your experiences on them. Try to use common words like "colorful" and "trippy". Don't connect your experience to the real world in any way, though. We are nothing if not disinterested in current events and ideas.

Third, and this is probably the most important objective, is to constantly talk in meaningless riddles and koans. Phrase every post as a haiku of you can manage it. Whenever you see someone being too serious, remind them of the Discordian imperative to be silly all the time.

By doing these things you will learn very quickly what Discordianism is all about, I promise.

Or get you elected 45th Pres.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on March 01, 2017, 07:36:23 pm
I'm still watching/listening to the video at the link. This is truly one of the most incredible works of art I've ever experienced. My esteem for John Barrymore is immense -- I had no idea. The man is a genius.

I'm 11 minutes in.

This video is too powerful, and yet I must persevere.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Faust on March 01, 2017, 08:46:04 pm
It's really something special.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 03, 2017, 03:56:56 am
It's worth mentioning that Vex got thrown out of Discordianism after The Incident, and we only let him couch-surf here so he won't ugly up the park.  He's a cad and a bounder, and everyone who knows him wants to dip him and meth and toss him into The Bashful Bandit in Tucson.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 03, 2017, 03:57:52 am
Vex has the bad Holies bad lately  :lulz:

Ftfy.

I keep telling you people to wash your hands after petting Roger but you never listen.

I am the bidpedal incarnation of Corporal Forbus.  Nobody ever listens.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on March 03, 2017, 04:09:22 am
It's worth mentioning that Vex got thrown out of Discordianism after The Incident, and we only let him couch-surf here so he won't ugly up the park.  He's a cad and a bounder, and everyone who knows him wants to dip him and meth and toss him into The Bashful Bandit in Tucson.

This is exactly the kind of unrepentant apostasy to which I was earlier referring. But such disrespect for one's spiritual elders is to be expected from Discordians, and from the particular school of for-profit Discordianism to which the Good Reverend subscribes, especially. Roger was once a lieutenant in the Generalissimo's army, but he was court-martialled for "conduct unbecoming an officer" involving an entire platoon full of enemy soldiers, and sentenced to a lifetime of preaching to the deaf on the Internet. Just so you know where he's coming from.
Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on March 03, 2017, 04:11:26 am
It's worth mentioning that Vex got thrown out of Discordianism after The Incident, and we only let him couch-surf here so he won't ugly up the park.  He's a cad and a bounder, and everyone who knows him wants to dip him and meth and toss him into The Bashful Bandit in Tucson.

This is exactly the kind of unrepentant apostasy to which I was earlier referring. But such disrespect for one's spiritual elders is to be expected from Discordians, and from the particular school of for-profit Discordianism to which the Good Reverend subscribes, especially. Roger was once a lieutenant in the Generalissimo's army, but he was court-martialled for "conduct unbecoming an officer" involving an entire platoon full of enemy soldiers, and sentenced to a lifetime of preaching to the deaf on the Internet. Just so you know where he's coming from.

I was totally set up.  I didn't do anything the Generalissimo didn't do before breakfast every morning. 

Title: Re: Me and my questions
Post by: Cramulus on March 08, 2017, 05:13:59 am


I hope someone here can help me and look forward to becoming a true Discordian.

get the fuck out of here with that