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Bring and Brag / Re: ATTN: Nigel, HOLY SHIT!!!
« on: February 09, 2009, 07:33:48 pm »
I got my Nigel Beads today!
Pix as soon as I find something to put them on...

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: World's Foremost HIV Denier dies of...
« on: February 08, 2009, 04:28:57 pm »
Now I've got The Hate. I swear this stuff is contagious.

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Bring and Brag / Re: Seamstress Speak
« on: February 07, 2009, 04:20:19 pm »
Archaic...it's older than some posters on this board, I think.  *blush*  But it's because it obscures the stitches. OR maybe I'm switching it to the wrong side.  It can go both ways, the way the feet switch out.

I dunno.  Been a while.  But I know I struggle to keep the zipper WITHIN the damned seam because of the fucking foot.

18 and 1/2 makes it almost exactly as old as me.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 07, 2009, 05:32:01 am »
Oh yes, now I definitely get it. :lulz:

Some source material --> http://www.academyofsorcery.com/

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Now you can master the art and science of commanding omnipotent supernatural beings, including: fallen-angles, demons, the rulers of unearthly mystic dimensions, and even the embodiments of the elements (sylphs, salamanders, gnomes, and so on.)

You'll discover how normal people have learned to enlist the service of spirits -- entities -- and elementals to get what they want out of life.  Whether it be the destruction of a terrible menace, the whereabouts of a powerful occult artifact or perhaps an increase of money and popularity.

Yes, this is the REAL stuff they don't want you to know about.  Banned from bookstores, prohibited by churches -- it's all here!

But before you get excited and wonder about all the possibilities magic powers will grant you let me be first to remind you: REAL Magic & Sorcery isn't for just any average Joe surfing the web...  in fact it many not even be for you...

From: Abraxas
Academy Founder

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: CRAZY PREPARED
« on: February 07, 2009, 05:28:18 am »
ProTip: Don't have Raynaud's Syndrome.

If civilization degrades to the point where getting hot water and just plain ol' warmth become a serious problem, people like me are gonna lose our fingers come winter.

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Apple Talk / Re: Official February Shit List Thread
« on: February 06, 2009, 03:42:42 pm »
Everyone writing for Intermittens - time wasted with spurious legal threats

was issue #4 really that bad?

Like... you don't even know man... it was like...

dude, you don't even know...


But wait... the punchline is that WE ARE COMPRISED OF A BUNCH OF STUPID CHEMICALS. Ergo, love is as significant as any other event, emotion, or thought in our completely pointless existence.

:mittens: Welcome to nihilism. Enjoy it while it lasts (before the emos and goths completely suck the giggles out of it)

Moar :mittens: I really dislike the attitude that if something can be expressed in scientific or technical words, it's somehow less important than of it's expressed in religious or poetic language. It's very akin to the "Apes? In MY ancestry? FUCK YUO!" anti-evolution argument.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 06, 2009, 03:33:46 pm »
Okay, so we're talking about content that describe what we would consider basic Discordian "theory and practice," but with a special emphasis on making up bullshit claims about how IT WILL CHANGE YUOR LIFE, a la McOccultism?

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Propaganda Depository / Re: TGRR Podcasts
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:28:13 am »
geahwd.. so it is possible to ruin after bar lows. :x

Also, I think I just figured out how to parse this.

Translated: "God... so it is possible to ruin after-bar lows [sic]"

It still doesn't make a whole lot of sense.

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Or Kill Me / Re: You are all Equal
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:14:00 am »
:mittens:

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Propaganda Depository / Re: TGRR Podcasts
« on: February 06, 2009, 05:12:55 am »
I figured it had to be a drunk post.


Also, I like the video. I agree with Hoopla's suggestions, and if you choose to add a little more explanation, don't make it too much more. It's pretty effective as a short, slap-inna-face sort of thing.

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jesus christ

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(See I'm just too damn busy to post much or skim the place but I'm bored this afternoon and really enjoyed this thread so thought I'd chip in my 2p)

I lurked here for a month before I posted anything. If you don't get a feel for this place before they attack you, you're dead meat.

Untrue! I came in here without a feel for the place, started posting, and got flamed. Mostly for being a twit, but I held my ground and came out of the whole ordeal with my major organs hardly damaged at all.

I showed up, posted, received little to no flames.
It probably just means I'm a better discordian than you.
That, or I use my secret mod status to eliminate posters that I don't like.

1) You post less, reducing opportunities for asshattery.
2) You tend to be funnier than I am.

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(See I'm just too damn busy to post much or skim the place but I'm bored this afternoon and really enjoyed this thread so thought I'd chip in my 2p)

I lurked here for a month before I posted anything. If you don't get a feel for this place before they attack you, you're dead meat.

Untrue! I came in here without a feel for the place, started posting, and got flamed. Mostly for being a twit, but I held my ground and came out of the whole ordeal with my major organs hardly damaged at all.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Intermittens #6
« on: February 05, 2009, 11:03:23 pm »
Wait a sec

I'm having trouble reconciling this:

Anyroad I've been idle for a while so I figured it's time to step up to the plate with "Discordia in Theory and Practice". If Mel Brookes did a movie version of Crowley's work then the book of the film would look something like this.

Practical Jakes, Dealing with cabbages and lots of bold and totally unfounded claims about riches beyond reason and magiqual hosries.

with this:

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Basically the mandate is - leave no religion/cult/new age fad un-taken the piss-out of.

Can you clarify exactly what you're looking for, thematically and content-wise?

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Or Kill Me / Re: Salve Discordia
« on: February 05, 2009, 07:33:14 pm »
This makes me think of metaphor which has been applied to something else, but it works in the same way.

Think of a wave in the ocean, approaching shore. This wave started very far away, out of sight of the shore and have a certain inevitability to them. It doesn't give a crap about what it's doing, where it's going, or what the people on the shore think of it. In fact, the wave really isn't capable of giving a crap at all. It just moves.

Some people go out into the water and interact with the wave directly. One interesting experience is charging headfirst into a good-sized wave; there are very few things that act upon you with such irresistible force. You get thrown back and tumbled around until the wave finally putters out. Another thing people do is to just try and stay afloat, experiencing the up-and-down bobbing of the wave. Obviously, having a flotation device makes this easier and lets you last longer out there.

However, there is another way to interact with this irresistible force, and that is surfing. You don't really know where the wave came from and you know it has zero interest in what you want, but you also know that it possesses a certain inevitability to it. As a surfer, you wait out in the deeper waters, not knowing when a wave will come, only knowing that it will come and that you have to be ready for it. As soon as you see it building, you begin paddling towards shore so that you're moving in the same direction that it is. Once it hits, it picks you up and moves you along as part of itself. You can feel the incredible power it has and there is a thrill in realizing that you are riding along with it. You don't control the wave, but you are going along with it to do what you want.

And, if you've ever surfed, you know that you just had WAY more fun than anyone else at the beach.

Discordians, in theory, are trying to learn to surf. Chaos has a certain inevitability to it, and it is immensely powerful. However, we can know two things about it: It is coming, and if you go where it's taking you, you'll have more fun than anyone else in its path.





(here's the video I shamelessly adapted this from: http://www.zefrank.com/theshow/archives/2007/02/020507.html )

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