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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: MRSA P FOR(UM}me
« Last post by LuciferX on Yesterday at 08:56:47 pm »
I think I may seen some myself recently.  Very, very small (specks of dust like) and absurdly fast red (bright) and black things.  They initially move 2-4 inches in a burst, say, up to half a cubit.  Then they float for a moment and twirl in their slip-stream, before taking off again.  Are these the fuckers of which you speak?
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Okay, okay.  So I have been trying to communicate my thinking to others for the past decade, and transmission rates still hover around nought.  Mostly, I find people intentionally equivocate and confuse the point because there's nothing they don't already care to know.  The worst is when they get combative
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The Richard Nixon school of ballet and the arts / Re: Duty calls.
« Last post by hirley0 on Yesterday at 05:08:20 pm »
Have fun punching sharks and riding bears!

?/?
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i lIP OFF TO THE rIGHT | NOT2Left/

Well yeah, what's the point of a philosophy if you don't act on it?
Think about it :lulz:
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Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: MRSA P FOR(UM}me
« Last post by hirley0 on Yesterday at 04:54:36 pm »
7/27 in the preseeding fort night
there has been a major BB attACT {NEVER MIND |
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Literate Chaotic / Re: The Death of the Vampire Trope
« Last post by xXRon_Paul_42016Xxx(weed) on Yesterday at 02:49:50 pm »

                                   When you hear them calling out in the Streets,
"Hide yo Dolphins, hide yo chillun, hide yo clean-faced humans, dey's comin' an they's a rapin'!"
                                          You'd better start running for the hills.

 :mittens:
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I just wanted to add something.

When I first read the BIP, I loved it.  I loved the perspective it put Discordia in, the modern, more developed, more immediately useful way of looking at things.

In the years since, my opinion towards it (and PD in general, for that matter) have significantly changed.

I still think the BIP is an excellent piece of Discordian work and a testament to the level of intelligence and quality that those involved can produce, but I have to say I think it missed one very important thing, something I think many of the members here also forget at times, and that is silliness.  Now, when I say silliness, I don't mean the faux-random wordplay bullshit the annoying pinealists like to post and this board is pretty much allergic to, but I mean Principia-style silliness of the Turkey-Curse variety.  Don't get me wrong, we have that here too for sure, but I think its value is under-appreciated a bit.  Maybe even a lot.

Horrormirth is all well and good and very relate-able given the world we live in, but I think the right kind of silliness is very important and included in the PD in spades because silliness combats elitism.  It takes the ability to show true humility, the ability to laugh at yourself, to be utterly and completely silly.  To me, that is what "consult your pineal gland" is about.

I mean, I hate to say it because I love this place, but this place can come off as awful elitist sometimes.  Maybe because there are so many of us still struggling to leave behind our own SGiTR complex?  Well I can't speak for others as I wouldn't know, only for me and I know I still have this problem.  I work on it by trying to remember to make myself laugh every day at a time when nobody is around simply by being so silly and stupid I embarrass myself even while alone.

Taking oneself too seriously leads to life becoming too serious to be fun, IMO.
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I'll probably come back and respond more specifically to individual parts of that huge post, but for now I just wanted to say that I don't think you fully understand the BIP metaphor.

Have you finished the BIP?

The bars of your cell are made of the filters you perceive reality through, or rather the biases and conclusions you form as you go through life.  There more to it than this, but I'm just wondering what the boxing metaphor you invented has to do with the BIP?

The BIP, a lot like My Discordia, is about examining the conclusions and filters and biases that I take for granted and have trouble noticing, and removing and replacing and redecorating until I am aware of and comfortable in my cozy little cell.  A "jailbreak" is not really about escaping the prison, merely finding a cell more to your liking.  You cannot escape the BIP.

Also, in the many years since the BIP, many threads have been made advancing and discussing the ideas contained within.  A very lot of them.  Chances are, if you take the time to look many of them over, you will find yourself thinking about the BIP and related concepts on quite a different level than you currently are in your new-to-it stage.
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