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Literate Chaotic / Re: Ominous Fortune Cookie
« on: March 25, 2017, 12:30:36 pm »
You are Donald Trump ~ RUN!

Yes. Its the end of Empire. Just consult your history books :(

Ewwwww, sweaty knees, ughhhh.

Why the hell don't we address women as "mister"? It's derived from "master", and the etymology indicates nothing about gender.

If the gender nazis would just drop the SS from Mistress some sanity might prevail.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Weekly Science Headlines
« on: March 16, 2017, 12:01:51 pm »
Dammit, I've been reading too much politics and missed this sad and statistically significant item

Swedish academic, doctor and statistician Hans Rosling (July 27, 1948-February 7, 2017) captured the world’s attention though his original and entertaining presentations of data on such topics as population growth, child mortality, poverty, and misunderstandings about the developing world.

Co-founder of the Gapminder foundation, Rosling called his role that of an “edutainer.” His 2006 TED Talk, titled “The Best Stats You’ve Ever Seen,” has racked up more than 11 million views.

Aw. :(

Reaching out from the beyond Prof Rosling offers some challenging last insights:-
Governments can't run bedrooms. Bedrooms run the world.

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: On Mu Magic
« on: March 08, 2017, 09:18:43 am »
Wow. Mind blown. Send me a bill

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: On Mu Magic
« on: March 07, 2017, 09:53:13 pm »
Homeopathic madgeek ftw!

Not swastikas dicks

There was at least one swastika.  I remember the dicks he drew on her kids.  She got a swastika.

Wow, I didn't remember there being a swastika, shit. 

Not swastikas dicks

Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« 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.

Techmology and Scientism / Nightmares, anybody?
« on: February 28, 2017, 11:57:11 am »
Hey guys, just in case you were still managing to stay nightmare free despite everything here's a little something I saw today

Boston Dynamics unveils 'nightmare-inducing' hybrid robot
Meet Handle, the two-wheeled, four-legged creation from the Google-owned robotics firm that even company founder Marc Raibert says is frightening
The footage of Handle had previously leaked at a presentation from Boston Dynamics founder Marc Raibert to investors, when even Raibert described it as a “nightmare-inducing robot”.

Google’s parent company Alphabet is reportedly looking to offload Boston Dynamics, following tensions within the company about its subsidiary’s fit within the wider corporate culture. After a previous robotics video was posted to YouTube, Google communications staff sought to distance the company from the hardware, according to emails leaked to Bloomberg News, citing the feeling that such technology could be “terrifying”.

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 09:45:09 pm »
You know, if we'd been having this conversation last year I would have totally agreed with you. In my wilful liberal naivete I don't think I had ever really though that the purchasing, lock stock and barrel, of a modern western democracy was actually a possible outcome of, well anything really. My political gamut ran from get elected and run with the current system to overthrow this system it sucks lets try to get it right next time. Being "Owned" in a literal monetary sense never actually occurred to me as being a thing which might happen. I kind of thought that when it came to politics the aim was to win the game not to buy the casino.

So from where I'm currently looking:-
Sure, someday we might get to a point where corporate armies enact company policy despite the legality of doing so, but more likely is that they will just make it legal in the first place by influencing "legitimate" policy and removing the bureaucratic obstacles.
you have got your tenses wrong

Aneristic Illusions / Re: General Trump hilarity free-for-all thread
« on: February 26, 2017, 07:47:51 pm »
vex, you seem to be forgetting that this is the tRump century. Your ideas about legitimate power lying with government sound so quaintly old-fashioned, like that Victorians covering up piano legs in the interests of modesty; which is another fake fact. Government power, in what for the moment are still nominally free democracies, will only obtain until someone comes along with the will, guile and cash to stage a buy out. Read some Hobbes, try the Leviathan, you can see the thought processes behind the development of our modern beliefs about power. Power in its essence is neither legitimate nor illegitimate it is merely wielded.
Just in case you didn't want to sleep comfortably yu might try this piece too,

also Nigel is right re. the order/disorder thingy. Discordians have spent years mulling over this shit. Who knew we would end up on the white hot edge of political thinking?

Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: February 24, 2017, 10:04:47 pm »
Or irony junkies:
                          "Guilty: Man who pulled gun out at 'Don't Shoot PDX' protest"

Richard Nixon's glittering half-life sarcophagus / Re: Spagbook
« on: February 24, 2017, 09:56:36 pm »
Classy frame, bro

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