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Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: OK Cupid: Round IVXXXIX
« on: Today at 01:12:31 am »
WHAT A PEACH!

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 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:

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 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.

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Discordian Recipes / Re: QG's Cookie Recipe Thread
« on: Yesterday at 10:00:05 pm »
Fuck! I thought I put the Apricot bastards recipe here!

Uh-oh.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Me and my questions
« on: Yesterday at 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.

  • Discordianism might still be "that" drug-centered. I'm not sure how drug-centered you're thinking, but I'm pretty sure some Discordans use drugs to some extent or other. No, you don't have to be a pothead to be a Discordian, that's silly.
  • "Follow" is probably not the right word. "Occasionally read and try to appreciate", sure. Some Discordians even write their own scripture, as you noticed.
  • Some Discordians worship Eris as a goddess. Some worship her as as a personification of Chaos. Some think it's a bad idea to worship Eris at all, because it might attract her attention. Some consider Eris an archetype representing natural processes in the universe; the balance of entropy and emergence personified. There are other options, as well.

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RAH!

FWIW, and I know you already know this, but sure you don't need a degree to prove you're smart, but you sure has fuck can exercise your smarts in pursuit of getting one. Smart people get bored, and bored people aren't happy, so IMO you should pursue whatever you can get your teeth into, hard.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 07:07:16 pm »
Actually that hot dog thing probably irritates me more than anything else, because it's so emblematic of the fact that even though they parrot snippets of it endlessly, so many of these orthodox by-the-book Discordian types don't even seem to understand the meaning of what the book actually says.

I guess that's true of a lot of religious conservatives, though.

 :lol:

It's like people who quote Monty Python, and - worse - get upset when other people do it and make a mistake.

Yep. Stuck in a loop.

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 06:39:31 pm »
Nigel, ignorance is not a bad trait.
So PDS hasn't got the knowledge you would expect, where's the harm?

Did you suspect PDS of a 'stupid noob' troll?

Knowing everyone here cannot be a demand we make of members of this forum, we may wish everyone gets to know eachother but that is no reason to put the social pressure on.

Oh, well I guess I'll let him go on rubbing everyone the wrong way and stop trying to facilitate a warmer response for him, since it's working so well for him so far.

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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 02:53:10 pm »
I don't got out much due to a combination of anxiety, depression, and asperger's syndrome. And recently I've been having trouble sleeping with the result of me spending a lot more time posting on message boards; including some, such as this one, that I had otherwise more or less stopped posting on.

I think the topic is a little more justified than you give it credit for though. While the IgNobel Prizes themselves are pretty famous, the magazine that gives them out seems to be a lot less famous.

OK. I was just wondering, because one of the gradual and ongoing developments here over the last many years here is various people getting assorted degrees in science and posting miscellaneous articles from there.

I wasn't sure if you just don't read the board, or if you have memory issues, or what the deal is. It's a little weird to have someone who seems to have been around for years to be like "HEY GUYS HAVE YOU EVER HEARD ABOUT [thing we've all talked about extensively from time to time]???" I think at least three people here have posted Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass in the last year.

I guess if I were going to make one suggestion about posting here, it would be to try to learn who the other posting members are, and what their deal is. For example, who is Cain? What does he do? How about Twid? Why does LMNO seem to know a lot about quantum physics?

Knowing who the members of a board are and what they are doing with their lives can actually help save you from looking like an ass, and also may make you more socially appealing to everyone else.


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High Weirdness / Re: The Annals Of Improbable Research
« on: Yesterday at 02:44:34 pm »
I absolutely loved this:

Electron Band Structure in Germanium, My Ass

but didn't get much out of the rest of the Annals.

A classic!

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Richard Nixon Presents: Alaska / Re: Sermon #1 on 21C Fun
« on: Yesterday at 05:26:51 am »
Can I give you an example that might break your philosophical wankery? Imagine a scenario in which your youngest child is brutally raped and severely, disablingly, injured.

Are you laughing at that? Can you imagine yourself laughing at it?

I can imagine that, but it would necessarily involve a psychotic break... which I doubt was Howl's point in this thread.

It was not, and I didn't take it as such.  I am operating under the impression that she was talking to Holist.

Bingo!

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It was a lovely evening! I no longer recall why I was so fascinated with the Kenyan, because of being so very brave, but I do recall that it wasn't that I liked him. I think that maybe I thought that if I paid attention to him hard enough, he'd go away.

It worked, he did.   :lulz:

My focused attention often has that effect. :lol:

I thought maybe you smiled at him the Nigel Way, because he sort of evaporated.

I'm pretty sure that he was explaining the Love Bullets, and I was grinning and saying things along the lines of "Aha! Just as I was saying, it's semen!" and "So the Love Bullets come out of a gun, and the gun is actually a penis?" and "How are Love Bullets NOT like semen?"

You might be extremely surprised to hear this, but I can be incredibly irritating.

In the manner that a cat that rids you of a particularly annoying mouse might be irritating.   :lol:

:thanks:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:25:09 am »
Actually that hot dog thing probably irritates me more than anything else, because it's so emblematic of the fact that even though they parrot snippets of it endlessly, so many of these orthodox by-the-book Discordian types don't even seem to understand the meaning of what the book actually says.

I guess that's true of a lot of religious conservatives, though.

 :lol:

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:21:21 am »
It's like when I'm told that my Discordia isn't real Discordia because it's too different from the way other Discordians do it.

Don't want too much discord in our Discordia, now. Gotta keep it reaaaal orthodox. Lol pineal fnord 5 tons of flax hot dog with no bun.

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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Volunteer Thread
« on: Yesterday at 05:17:55 am »

How ever, organized discord spreading seems counter intuitive.

So what?

It violates expectations.

Stop, you got something unexpected in my discord!

I was told this back in 2004, when I wrote The Heresies. 

Adding to or altering Holy Writ™ is Grayface as fuck.

THE IRONY

HOW IT BURNS

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