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Literate Chaotic / Re: Homonym Game.
« on: June 17, 2008, 05:21:23 am »
damn thats goood too, i give up..

"ace" and "ass" 

as in:

"That Veronica Vaughn is one nice piece of ACE..."

Uh....I did see a site that suggests that ace might have been pronounced like ass in Shakespeare's time ( but around here people pronounce them differently.  Ah well.  Different places, different aces, I guess.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Homonym Game.
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:49:48 am »
I tried to figure it out but my brain hurts.  Damn, I love that ass, though.

Reverend "Lovin' Spankin' Big Buns" Loveshade

Literate Chaotic / Re: Discordianism to Me
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:46:23 am »
....Discordianism, IMHO, isn't a coherent religion or philosophy, but an opportunity for people who would normally never talk to each other to find common ground they'd otherwise never know they had. The emphasis on the absurd and the contradictory as ideas and not as examples is its strong suit. Everyone has disorder in their lives, and that gives Discordianism a pool of potential recruits that includes everybody, not just those who share similar experiences or cultures.

I like this quote.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Discordianism to Me
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:39:04 am »
It is, to me, absurd (probably rightly so) that there are actually serious discussions on the theological and ethical implications of Discordianism. I read the PD, and to me it's pretty obvious these were two wise-asses who had a few spare minutes and wrote down a bunch of unrelated crap and called it a Holy Book, for the hell of it.

I don't claim to be an expert, but there were dozens of people who worked on it, rewrote it, re-edited, etc. over a period of several years.  The conception of Discordianism came in around 1958; partial drafts of Summa Universalia and The Honest Book of Truth in late 1950s/early 1960s; 1st edition of P.D. in 1965; followed by 2nd and then 3rd in 1969, and then finally 4th edition in March 1970 (yes, I know there's a so-called 5th edition).  I'm sure our Discordian Historian Rev. DrJon has more details on this than I do.

Note that Principia Discordia (4th edition) ends with, "If you think the PRINCIPIA is just a ha-ha, then go read it again."

Literate Chaotic / Re: Discordianism to Me
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:22:48 am »
I'm under the impression most young intellectual Japanese can read English very well.

According to my token Japanese-American friend Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko, English is a standard subject in Japanese schools, possibly because of the strong business ties between Nihon and Amerika.  What is tricky, as I think someone already pointed out, is relating to the cultural references, English puns (which often don't translate well from America to England, let alone Japan), etc.

Literate Chaotic / Re: Discordianism to Me
« on: June 16, 2008, 06:02:00 am »
I don't think Thornley and Hill were really harkening back to the other enlightenment religions, that's not to say that they don't share a lot in common, but there's a kind of repeating motif in philosophy religion.

More likely, if they were deriving from anything, it was existentialism.

Thornley also poked fun at es background in Mormonism, but I think a bit of real Mormon philosophy crept in (the idea of creating/becoming your own god/dess and proclaiming yourself pope/saint, for example).

(To be fair, this post comes from a discussion about this topic I had with my friend Alden)

The Discordian philosophy of there being objective Reality, which we interpret through our personal-cultural grid as our subjective reality, quite possibly comes from Existentialism's idea that the universe exists outside of personal perspective, and that each individual can chose es own morality that works within that concrete universe.

We believe that existentialism owes a lot to the Biblical book of Ecclesiastes.  Please forgive this oversimplification in ignoring differing points of view and reducing complex philosophical systems into nutshells:

Existentialism: Our lives have no ultimate purpose; everything is meaningless; life is a bore; everything is absurd.  You may choose to eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die; we end in nothingness.  There is no God.

Ecclesiastes:  Our lives have no ultimate purpose; everything is meaningless; life is a bore; everything is absurd.  Eat, drink and be merry, for tomorrow we die; we may well end in nothingness.  There is a God.

It's probably for this reason that Christians seldom quote Ecclesiastes, except for the "there's a time for every season" part (which I like).  I find it fascinating that a book of the Christian Bible contradicts much of modern day Christianity.  Principia Discordia uses parts of the Bible and Christian theology/methodology to contradict it too.

Or Kill Me / Re: that old guy...
« on: June 16, 2008, 04:33:47 am »

Literate Chaotic / Re: The Haiku Game
« on: June 16, 2008, 04:15:25 am »
sky cotton spreads, shows
cloud deity dropping robe;
on us all, pissing

NT: cigarette butt

Literate Chaotic / Re: The Haiku Game
« on: June 15, 2008, 05:58:06 am »
storm ripping mansion,
by one man's malediction,
house, like curtains, flounced

NT: a bitch in heat

Principia Discussion / Re: Hello, I am a Christ
« on: June 14, 2008, 05:04:29 am »

does anyone else find it funny that christians, who make up the largest and most powerful majority in the the united states, still feel the need to believe that they are oppressed, subjugated, and somehow under attack???....

I do, although I think those who claim that are mostly a whiney minority.  I'm not saying someone couldn't be picked on in America for being Christian. They can pick on you for anything.  But where I grew up you were a more likely target if you had red hair and freckles, or if you didn't dress the way you were "supposed to," or if you dated someone of a different race, or if your parents were of different races.  And if you claimed to be a witch?  Bring out the tar and feathers and oil and torches, folks!

But you could get away with being called Wiccan, because back in the day nobody knew what that meant except other Pagans. You could say Wiccans believed in natural medicine, preserving nature, God, and invoking the Goddess while dancing naked around a bonfire. OK, maybe you might leave off that last part....

Or Kill Me / Re: that old guy...
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:24:12 am »
While I write poetry, it's one of the few things I don't claim to be great at.

I really liked your beginning, and going from this strange old guy at the beginning to Buddha at the end is cool.  Personally, I'd cut out the "or something" at the end.  To me it seems stronger without it.  And you might want to do some more revision, if you want to.  I think with a little polish, it could be quite good.

But that's just one person's opinion.

GASM Command / Re: HIMEOBSGASM (a spin off of postergasm)
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:07:49 am »
HIMEOBS of course does not exist....

HA!  That's just what They want you to think!

GASM Command / Re: HIMEOBSGASM (a spin off of postergasm)
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:06:39 am »
Some Discordian friends and I will be visiting the Big City next weekend.  We just might take some of these along.

GASM Command / Re: EggGASM
« on: June 14, 2008, 04:04:26 am »
The Mythics of Harmonia adopted this as Erister Egg Hunt the same time Cramulus adopted it as EggGASM.  I like both names--whatever works to get the word spread.  I'll come back later and post details of what some of the groups did.

I actually prefer Erister Egg Hunt.

Say what?  What's wrong with EggGASM?  Are you being disrespectful to Professor Cramulus?

Oh wait.  You ARE Professor Cramulus.


GASM Command / Re: EggGASM
« on: June 13, 2008, 05:24:04 am »
By the way, with no Disrespect to Professor Cramulus (I consider es mustaches to be a Holy Relic), it appears somebody beat em to coining the term EggGASM:

"Dane Cook's: Egg Gasm!

Submitted by Brian McGuinness on August 22, 2007 at 5:49 PM"

And see the EGGGASM video at ("This is a hilarous spoof of Dane Cook and Chris Rock doing a cooking show.") although there it's spelled EGGASM.

By the way, I don't necessarily find it hilarious, but that's just my opinion.

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