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Apple Talk / The Pagan / RPG Name Game
« on: February 19, 2008, 04:23:45 pm »
In a paralell universe, principiadiscordia.com is host to a forum for hardcore neopagans and RPG enthusiasts. Post what your username might be in that universe.




Cramwolf del Shadowspear

Alaric "Doombringer" Darkblade

Crystalfang von Lyonstryke

Magick_Moustache




ETA: obviously this is an excuse to post the worst usernames you can think of.

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Principia Discussion / Discordian Spagology: LULZ/SRSB
« on: February 17, 2008, 08:11:36 pm »
LULZ/SRSB

LULZ and SRSB are twin brothers, born to the Goddess Eris herself. It is unclear who the father is, and therefore LULZ and SRSB have become known as the bastard children of Eris, and thus extending the pattern of the Original Snub into human procreative culture.

LULZ and SRSB are tasked with maintaining the fine balance between eristic and aneristic forces in the universe. As brothers do, they are locked in eternal play, rivalry, and self-reflection. Neither is absolute without the other.


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Discordian Recipes / Simple Dinner Ideas?
« on: February 14, 2008, 04:25:23 pm »
Alright spags, the day has finally come where I use this subforum for actual food related posts.



So today is Valentine's Day. I get back from work at 5:30 and my girl has class from 6 to 10, so I volunteered to cook some candlelit dinner type thing.

Problem being that I have very little practice in the kitchen other than really simple stuff (pasta and meatsauce, burgers, chicken, etc). I'm hitting the grocery store after work to pick up materials and then making ... something...

Any ideas for what I should make?

The most complicated thing I've ever made is this dijon tarragon chicken dish which was great. But I had my girlfriend's help (truth be told she did most of it). This time I'm flying solo.

Exclude the following ingredients: seafood, mushrooms



HALP


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GASM Command / What This Section Is About
« on: February 09, 2008, 06:30:45 pm »
What This Section Is About

This section is for creation, discussion, and dissemination of Golden Apple Seed Missions, or GASMs for short.

GASM is a new Discordian buzzword that means "Assistance Requested". It refers to "activitist" projects which would be more fun or effective if more people were doing it.

This is a specific kind of prank where the effect is better with more participants. For example, in ColbertGASM, we snail-mailed Stephen Colbert from a zillion anonymous sources. His interns generally throw out his mail, but when we flooded him in a deluge like that, he had no choice but to respond to us on the air.




Where are the OMGASM websites again?

The OMGASM Wiki - http://www.blackironprison.com/index.php?title=OMGASM

GASM Feed - http://principiadiscordia.com/gasmfeed - check early check often







Why is this necessary?

Quite simply: because some pranks are exponentially better the more people are involved.






But the Principia Discordia says that Discordians are supposed to stick apart!

For the love of goddess, don't quote scripture at me! Is it against the RULES to work together?

If you ask me, the reason this rule is in place is because your average Discordian is a rather disagreeable character. It can be really frustrating for us to work together. But if we can get past that and just participate in each other's projects, we can create some really cool stuff.

Other neophilic irreligions are busy with large-scale stuff too. Look at the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster, or Project Chanology. These guys know that to get anything BIG done, they've got to work together.

Besides,
IT'S MORE FUN TO STICK APART
WHEN WE DO IT TOGETHER






What makes a GASM work?

So you've got an idea for a jake or prank or project, and you want help. Here are some tips to make your idea take off:

-Keep it simple. If your GASM can't be explained in a paragraph or two, most people won't have the attention to follow.

-Make it FUN. Participation in the Mission should be rewarding in of itself.

-Make it easy for people to participate. Don't make people generate their own material or do their own research. Make it Discordianproof.

-Expect to do most of the work yourself. Sad fact: It's not enough to build the funwagon, you've got to drive it too. Sometimes this will involve pushing it through mud and rain and harpies towards Funtown.




Let's keep this subforum moving. The more we think about this, the more likely that The Best Idea Ever will come out of the morass


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GASM Command / W00T - NEW FORUM!
« on: February 04, 2008, 02:26:56 pm »
Aw yeah we've got a shiny new subforum now!


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GASM Command / Postergasm Collection: Volume Dingus
« on: February 02, 2008, 03:58:58 pm »
re: POSTERGASM

over here I was ruminating on why people take down the various things I put up. Some people feel it's their responsibility to "clean up" and remove things which "don't belong". Commercial posters seem to stay up much longer. So here is my attempt to address this - I've create posters which look like the sort of things which don't get taken down.

Check it out:

http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit//cramulus/Postergasm%20Collection%20-%20Volume%20Dingus.pdf



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GASM Command / Colbertgasm
« on: January 29, 2008, 03:12:48 pm »


I'm working on the Colbertgasm wiki page. Here's what I need your help with:

  • I need to find videos or references to the explicit Discordian references on the Colbert Report
  • We need to pick a date to flood them with letters. This project will not achieve its intended effect unless we hit them with zillions of letters in a short amount of time. I'm suggesting (off the top of my head) February 17th - 23rd
  • We need Jon and Steven's contact information. This might be found on colboard.com or comedycentral.com. A phone call to their HQ might reveal something too.
  • Colbert's Writers - since they have nothing better to do - have been having an awesome time pranking the public. Youtube has some videos of this - there may be explicit news elsewhere. Can anyone dig up some links for me? I can't access youtube at werk.

Can anyone help with these?

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Apple Talk / CHOOSE YUOR OWN ADVENTURE
« on: January 25, 2008, 07:46:57 pm »
I was posting these in the PICS thread but decided to centralize them here.

All these covers come from http://www.gamebooks.org/show_series_images.php?id=30 - make yuor own!















































































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GASM Command / MoreGASM
« on: January 22, 2008, 10:01:25 pm »
This thread is to spitball and brainstorm ideas for project OMGASM.



Before we start mass-broadcasting OMGASM (too late, to some extent)
we should have a few GASMs set up, so if people are interested, they have an obvious way to participate.

It's also essential that our projects look like they already have people participating. I don't care if we have to fake it. If it looks like the whole of Discordia is behind us, everyone else will follow suit.

So other than putting up zany posters and meme bombs, what sort of things should Discordians do on a mass scale?



I'll get us started --


COLBERTGASM - a project to bury Steven Colbert and Jon Stewart with discordian mail. Ratatosk started this up a few months back, after Colbert made two very explicit Discordian references on his show in one week. We should flesh out this idea and post some sample letters for people to print and mail.




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GASM Command / POSTERGASM
« on: January 19, 2008, 05:23:11 pm »

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Or Kill Me / How I started a PIRATEGASM (waxing nostalgic, but relevant)
« on: January 19, 2008, 04:05:12 am »

It was 2003. I was a junior in college at SUNY Purchase. Which was a kind of bizarre place at the time.

I was living in this really zany apartment that had some kind of lunatic hivemind. One night, my sidekick Keiran and I decided that we needed beer and realized that we didn't have any, but we were cool enough to just go get some.

So we put on these pirate outfits. Well to be honest, it was kind of like rockstar / pirate outfits. And we got this crossbow thing we made out of wood and bungee cord, and cutlasses, and we printed out all these stickers with a skull and bones on them. And then we disembarked.

Kieran and I went door to door one Saturday night, and we knocked on the door and said
ARRRRRRRRR we said, we're the PURCHASE PIRATES and we OWN this place. So listen here, ye yellowbellied landlubber, ye can JOIN OR DIE.

And here's the conditions: If you choose DIE then fuck yew and get yuor ass fucked full of AIDS. FOREVER. Instead: JOIN. You get a cool Jolly Roger sticker to put on your door. And you get the following privelege:

any time you're in trouble and need safe harbor, or any time you're bored and need something to do, you can go to any door with the pirate sticker. You'll be like a brother to them. And if any pirates come to your door in search of safe harbor, you have to take them in and treat them like they fucking rule. And by the way, if you want this sticker, you have to give us a tithing of beer.

And you know what, we got drunk night after night for free.
We gave out a few dozen stickers,
and we made a few gross friends.

It spread like stupidfire. After a few weeks, everyone had heard of the pirates and wanted to party with us. We had so many fun and ridiculous public spectales: public executions, rum for strangers day, ballpipe matches, larceny for charity, the beer for chicks foundation, the pirate charity fun, fiasco 100% of the time. and that's just the tip if the iceberg.

So that's how one small idea (let's go get some beer)
made us lead by example (I want to be a pirate too)
and turned into some kind of local explosion (hey you guys, let's all be pirates)

The End.

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GASM Command / OMGASM at BlackIronPrison.com
« on: January 16, 2008, 07:30:10 pm »
I've started a centralized archive of writings related to this big project we've been talking about recently.

http://www.poee.co.uk/bip/index.php?title=OMGASM

This is important because when we recruit people, we need a quick way to tell them about it without forcing them to dig through our forums and read lengthy threads.

There's a ton of information we discussed that we need to distill into independant bites of information. This will be something we can direct people towards when they want to get on-board.

EVERYONE who has posted or thought about this project is encouraged (uhhhh REQIURED! ~lol~) to help out in building the wiki supporting it. See here:

TO-DO LIST

- We need to figure out what the OMGASM front page should contain. I think it should host all the propaganda we might use to snooker people into our clutches. Images, essays, rants, the sort of things that get people fired up. Stuff we encourage people to edit and repost on other Discordian forums. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Go through the threads about this project and paste relevant posts or ideas in this thread. Someone who wants to help will upload those ideas to the wiki. If you have free time, be that guy. Don't worry if it looks pretty, we'll clean that up later. If you're the kind of person who's good at layout and design, do that.

-I think the front page should have a history which explains the origins of this idea. There was an FSM thread which started the ball rolling and challenged us to one-up them...and now the ball is rolling. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Write the history of the project. Or at least make some notes on the History page for people to edit into an article later...

-Right now we need more images and stuff like that - Vex has started us rolling, could someone please upload his images to the wiki? Barumunk, you're a graphic designer right? Other image people should get on board too! HOW CAN YOU HELP? If you don't have graphic design skillz, find relevant graphics and upload them to the wiki!

-There are no current Golden Apple Seed Missions. This is a big flaw in our project - before we start broad recruiting pushes, we need to have some things in place for people to participate in. HOW CAN YOU HELP? Write up a mission for other Discordians. More importantly, get a Digg and del.ico.us account and tag existing missions (when they appear).



I've used the word OMGASM for lack of a better name. I think Vex proposed The Game at some point, but as a correlary between this project and The MachineTM.

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Or Kill Me / To Kill a Joke (and/or Religion)
« on: January 06, 2008, 09:53:53 am »
HAIL ERIS




did you hear that?

listen carefully...




ALL HAIL DISCORDIA





...it might be the last time you ever hear it.



By the time you depart from this world and drink the punch at limbo peak, Eris may be lost and forgotten by the 21st century. She'll wait for another era, when humanity won't cast her aside like an uppity bitch. Those grayfaces the Romans did it. And we're on that track right now.

It's ironic, really. Thanks the the incredible Chaos (read: Order + Disorder) of the Information Age (read: information + misinformation), there are more Discordians & kin than there ever have been. And people, in their blessed creativity, are taking Discordja in directions that Mal and Omar and RAW couldn't have imagined on their strangest trip ever. And yet over the years we have slowly drifted from the lunatic fringe into the lunatic margin. In a mere moment we may be off the lunatic all together. What has HAPPENED to Discordja? We should be exploding like fireworks filled with whoopee cushions but we're so unheard of, so fringe, we barely even exist!

I'm not saying we should get all mainstream or some shit. I'm just saying we would all benefit if we could pool our resources so we can all accomplish our goals. Whether they're putting up absurd flyers or drawing moustaches on movie posters or spreading some awesome meme bomb or whatever it is you want to do, you could do it on a bigger cooler scale if you had help. Or maybe you don't have any good ideas but you've read the Principia and Illuminatus! and Fight Club too many times to let life pass by without giving it a violent shaking.

There's hope for popes. Scope this dope:

Let's say your episkopos or your cabal or your congregation or your self wants to accomplish something or other, and you don't have the resources to do it yourselfves personally. Let's say you're all hot and bothered about Operation: Mindfuck and you want to drop your meme bomb in a wider radius than you have access to. Or whatever your project is. Be creative.

You write it up as a GOLDEN APPLE SEED MISSION. Write what it's about, and tell people how they can participate. Make it FUN. Then, you post it to the interfnord or hang it up on your wall or mail it to your friends or whatever. GASM is our new code word. It means Assistance Requested. It means you don't mind having your shit fucked up by a bunch of Discordian asshats.

Because look, lunatic fringe joke religions are a dime a dozen deez days. And we Discordjians are gonna get left behind and forgotten unless we adapt to the times, people. In the olden days of Discord, they passed the word around with words of mouth and pamphlets and stuff. Now it's the Internet Robot Future and the whole world has its digital ear pressed to your gibbering mouth. We should be flourishing in this age. They say Discordians should stick apart, but people are treating that like a RULE. And as a rule, Discordians break ja rules!

So be on the lookout. Operation Mindfuck has mutated after having sex with the internet. The OMGASM is coming. You can help too. You just gotta

A) Help out people who post Golden Apple Seed Missions.
B) Be Active (whatever that means for you). Make your activities so exciting or cool or hilarious that others want to join you. Then let the fnordosphere know about it so that they can play too.

This idea will actually work if you (you PERSONALLY) actually participate, and don't just read this thing you're reading right now and go "Hm, that sounds like a cool idea, I wonder if it'll actually work."



kaBLAMMO


Did you hear that?


It's taking off RIGHT NOW!


No, I'm serious-- look outside RIGHT NOW!



hahahah holy shit

When you see it, you'll shit grins.

Hail Eris

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Or Kill Me / Negative Charity
« on: January 03, 2008, 06:41:12 pm »
In this fucked up modern world, shouldn't there be an evil charity?

When you donate money to a cause, you feel good because you're in some way making the world a better place.

When you donate money to a negative charity, you are funding the worsening of the world. Because nihilists, assholes, and regressivists need a place they can fund too.


When I was a kid I watched the show Captain Planet, and I thought that blue guy with the green mullet was so lame I wanted to grow up and start a pollution factory. I fantasized about releasing a ton of CFCs into the atmosphere, dumping garbage into the ocean, suing eco-friendly companies, and generally provoking the wrath of do-gooders and treehugging spags everywhere. Well shit, there's still time to accomplish all of this.

I should set up a paypal account so that people who are in a bad mood can donate money that I will spend on megaphone batteries, spraypaint, stink bombs, knives to leave in gang-territory, that sort of thing. I'd use the time bought by my donation money to clog bathroom stalls in police stations, key cars, and otherwise waste people's time and resources.

Hey, it may not be making the world better, but at least I'd be making a difference.




Edited to add: DONE. Go here: http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit//Negative%20Charity.html


(Now before you all jump on me, note that my tongue is planted firmly in-cheek)

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Apple Talk / Ghostbusters vs Cthulhu
« on: December 29, 2007, 05:55:02 pm »
Does anybody remember the animated Ghostbusters cartoon? I'm a fanatic Ghostbusters fan (my flatmate Nomad and I can communicate entirely in fragments of ghostbusters quotes) and as a kid watched their cartoon every Saturday morning. One particular episode left a big impression on me. Titled "Collect Call of Cathulhu", it's written in the Lovecraft genre. In High School, when I discovered Lovecraft, that episode's gnothic chanting bubbled up from memory and I began a maddened search for it.

But lo, the internet was young, and it was impossible (at that time) to find.

Imagine my delight when last night's youtube search revealed the episode in its entirety!

So without further ado, I present to you, The Collect Call of Cathulhu.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=QFpOEhJwPy4&feature=related - Part 1
http://youtube.com/watch?v=KF8M1Erwvg0&feature=related - Part 2
http://youtube.com/watch?v=al7jpbu9w_Y&feature=related - Part 3

things to look out for:

  • August Dereleth is, apparently, a chick
  • Shoggoths are scary as hell
  • the episode is fairly faithful to the genre. Including that the characters have to spend hours and hours reading boring old books
  • Cthulhu is somewhat easier to defeat than Lovecraft would lead us to believe

a line from the episode:
Peter: I don't see what's the big deal. [The Necronomicon] is just a book!
Ray: Yeah, and an Atomic Bomb is just a couple of rocks slammed together.

THE line of the episode:
Janine: (talking to Peter's date) "Ghostbusters are heartbreakers, kid. Don't get too close to 'em."


and for a bonus level of weirdness I discovered a few years ago:

Peter Venkman is played by Bill Murray in the movies.
In the cartoon, his voice is played by Lorenzo Music.
Lorenzo Music used the same voice for Garfield (the cartoon)
Bill Murray did the voice of Garfield for the Garfield CGI movie

For the Garfield movie, Bill Murray was essentially doing an impression of Lorenzo Music. Who was, in turn, doing an impression of Bill Murray. I call this the Musical-Murray Continuum.

IS YUOR MIND BLOWN YET?

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