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Techmology and Scientism / NASA Space Tourism Posters
« Last post by Gray Area on Today at 02:13:59 pm »
This isn’t exactly techmology or scientism. I think it’s really more technologyish and scienceyish, but here’s the article title and link:

“NASA releases even more off its fantastical space tourism posters”

http://www.theverge.com/2016/2/9/10955126/nasa-space-posters-travel-tourism-planets

I’m far from being an expert, but it looks to me like these posters were intentionally done in the ‘Art Deco style’.
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Or Kill Me / It was a dark and stormy night[snip]
« Last post by Sepia on Today at 01:20:31 pm »
It was a stark and dormy night
It was dark stark lark;firewood/fireworks but not in rain

Fuck you thats  what, fuck you. Like that, peeled like a glove or an onion

dubito  cogito


I am the cancer ascended from life/I am the life ascended from cancer/I am in my life the definition of my death/In my death I will live my life/I am the stranger and the one strong of mouth/Shadows and songs is wherein I/


What if I never left the country called chaos? What if I never left the country called order? What if these frames of mind only come when you do not expect it and when you seek the chaos it never is what you imagined, the road through chaos where I drove my mind watching everything, observing, taking notes for future reference, future use when I am no longer in the country chaos, when I have transcended the limitations imposed upon myself by myself and the old whore, nature/nurture, then I will sit in a salon, open-air, smoking the most obscure and esoteric turkish tobacco, in my smokers jacket, twirling my whitening moustache, knowing my crows feet are seen by them all, wearing a pith helmet and welcoming them all to tell them my tale

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It seems to me like Facebook selects for the lowest common denominator - perhaps it is inevitable that as the pool of people that can have input into a topic increases the average intelligence goes down. When everyone has a voice it's not the most insightful that will rise to the top it's the voice that the majority agrees with. This is a problem that sites like Reddit face as well.

I think that this forum, in contrast, benefits from it's smaller membership. It helps that a lot of the regulars are, as you mention, pretty smart.

I've noticed that there is a sort of self-protecting attitude in this forum where any posts/posters that are of the Facebook Disco variety get so verbally harangued they either give up or change their tune pretty sharpish. It makes for quite an intimidating posting atmosphere. This isn't necessarily a bad thing.
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That was really great stuff! Mind if I share this to a Discordian FB group I  admin?
Yes, please share it around! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

What FB group is that? The vast majority of FB Discordian groups I know are full of shitposting 4chan rejects, it'd be nice to join some constructive ones.

The International Discordian Society est 2015, and thank you for making the vid! We moderate pretty heavily and screen for sock puppet accounts to keep the "Disco" hordes at bay. If you're willing to use a real FB account feel free to sign up!

Nice one, I've sent a request (Andy Wain).

I posted this link in about six different Discordian FB groups, and the best response was about five likes and four comments. By contrast, look-how-cool-and-drunk videos of idiots get hundreds of responses. Well done. Disco as fuck.

I'm also very active in one of the biggest hoax/satire (I shy away from calling it trolling due to the negative connotations that word's gained) groups on Facebook. It's classic OM stuff, but every time I've posted it in one of these "Discordian" groups, they fail to notice it's a joke and start reacting the same way as the Greyfaces.
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Today, I noticed that someone had added me to a politics and sociology group, so I checked it out. It was full of semi-familiar names, I assume from other Discordian groups. The dialogue, though, revolved almost entirely around racism and feminism, and as I read through I realized exactly what the driving factor behind "disco" FB groups is; most of these people are actually stupid as fuck. I mean, just plain plumb-bob stupid. They're in there DEBATING THINGS THAT HAVE FACTUAL ANSWERS THEY COULD JUST LOOK UP. There were a few people with functional intellects fighting the good fight, but it was pretty evident that they were frustrated and discouraged by the tide of idiocy pressing back at them.

So that kind of made me wonder; due in large part to this forum, and well as the members of the Pigdog Cabal who introduced me to Discordianism in the Bay area ca. 1993, I am accustomed to Discordians being some of the smartest people I know, as well as the least likely to cling to outdated modes of thinking (status quo of racism, sexism, etc.) simply because they're comfortable. These FB Discos are (mostly) blithering fucking idiots with little education and minimal critical thinking skills, dinosaurically defending 20th-century-status-quo modes of thought. They seem, in many ways, to be the opposite of neophiles; it's more like some of them are using "disco" as a cover for their teabagger impulses. What is it that attracts them to Discordianism, then? Is it that they perceive it as a philosophy in which reality and critical thinking can be set aside completely, allowing them to feel smart in a reality where empirical facts are relegated to the status of mere opinion? Do they feel like it gives them license to be "edgy", using the excuse of not being "PC"?
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That was really great stuff! Mind if I share this to a Discordian FB group I  admin?
Yes, please share it around! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

What FB group is that? The vast majority of FB Discordian groups I know are full of shitposting 4chan rejects, it'd be nice to join some constructive ones.

The International Discordian Society est 2015, and thank you for making the vid! We moderate pretty heavily and screen for sock puppet accounts to keep the "Disco" hordes at bay. If you're willing to use a real FB account feel free to sign up!
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Thanks!

I hace pance-suit. I hace professionally-looking blouse things. I am ready!
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Bring and Brag / Re: I made a short film based on an extract from the PD
« Last post by Eukanuba on Yesterday at 10:43:06 pm »
That was really great stuff! Mind if I share this to a Discordian FB group I  admin?
Yes, please share it around! I'm glad you enjoyed it. :)

What FB group is that? The vast majority of FB Discordian groups I know are full of shitposting 4chan rejects, it'd be nice to join some constructive ones.
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Recombinant DNA theory sounds like something you need for to be a mad scientist.  And therefore awesome.

Yes! I will need it for some of the stem cell therapy experiments that I want to do.
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