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editor and chief writer of one of the most important of the new generation of Discordian/Personist works, Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht. This book is a rarity as it's the subject of several commentaries, including one by United States Senate candidate Al Barger , and is highly controversial even though it hasn't been yet been published.
At age 12, Bruce found his first love in a 15-year-old church choir member he nicknamed Malch. He volunteered as a janitor to clean up after practice so he could be near her. He also amused her with his antics, including sneaking up behind the choir director during a rehearsal and pretending to direct with a toilet plunger. One day at her home, she gave him his first French kiss.
But she refused to listen to him after he ceremoniously handed her a roll of toilet paper on which he had written "An Ode to M's Commode." She was convinced he had spied on her while she was sitting on the toilet, and refused to believe his denials.
He became withdrawn. He challenged his teachers and grandparents, and when asked to quote Bible verses, would recite ones that were violently or sexually explicit. He was perhaps the only student in a Christian school who was forbidden by a teacher to read from the Bible.
As of mid 2008, the book, some of which has been posted online, is apparently nearly completed, and the group will soon be looking for a publisher. It includes articles on animal and human sex, humorous and explicit illustrations, ek-sen-trik discordian holy days, essays, humorous stories, rants, poetry, and even the Smagmoid Kids Club. It promotes Personism, the concept that each person should be accepted and respected as individual, and also contains references to the group's activities, including some veiled clues about the members and information on the original Ek-sen-triks and Discordians.
You can get high on nutmeg too. But not by snorting it.
Is that a rumor or have you tried it? OUCH!
No, in my position I hear about all of the latest fads and tricks. (Jenkem anyone?)
It's also in the Anarchist Cookbook. But from what I've heard if you make a tea out of it, from its pure form, it has some hallucinogenic properties. But no, I've not tried it.
Nothing in the Anarchist cookbook is ever worth listening to, ever.
You are not, and never will be, funny.
Thanks in Advance,
You mean you thought that was supposed to be funny?
As to the discussion here, careful, people. If you have too many thoughtful, intelligent discussions like this (or at least most of this, which I loved reading, by the way), other people might get the idea you're more than just a single-minded group of hateful, loud nasty flamers.
Right, but I guess what my point is, is that the self-loathing and overwhelming desire to change our bodies seems to go hand in hand with the culture of vanity in which external appearances are valued above internal humanity. You are free to disagree, but I myself have had the thought that I "should" get a nose job or a tummy tuck, and having that thought led me to hatred... literal hatred and disgust... at the saggy belly and big nose biology has given me.
But does that make the loathing and disgust natural and inherent? I personally don't think so.
I have read that a lot of transmen (am I using this correctly?) have the top done but never actually finish the bottom. i wonder if that is because phalloplasty seems like a nasty business or for other reasons. Only transman i have know didn't finish bottom.
I understand all of the arguments for GRS in modern Western society, but transgendered people have existed for the entirety of human existence, and in cultures which accepted trans people as a third or fourth gender, there are no such reports of disgust with one's natural body, and to me that speaks volumes.
From my perspective, and I don't want to get all woo-woo on you here but it's not an uncommon view from people raised in native American religions, it's sad and a waste when people feel they have to destroy such a rare gift by changing their outside bodies.
I say this despite knowing many trans people and supporting their decision to choose surgery in order to make them happy in the here and now... I just feel that requiring surgery for this happiness is something that our society has coerced.
OFUK! That is w1n. Can I POEEcast it?