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« on: May 12, 2004, 09:13:06 pm »
This has been one of my favorite books ever since I first read it in 8th grade, and since the movie adaptation is coming out sometime next year, I thought I would mention it...

I think it counts as Discordian fiction in a way because it deals with the importance of disorder and creative chaos in a world of almost absolute order, but also emphasizes the advantages of order and therefore promotes the Discordian idea that true happiness grows from the cultivation of both. What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2004, 09:39:42 pm »
pretty good book. i cried while reading the end.

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2004, 11:32:00 pm »
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pretty good book. i cried while reading the end.


I didn't, cuz I was at school at the time. But I really wanted to.
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« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2004, 06:23:12 am »
*monochrome bump*
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« Reply #4 on: May 23, 2004, 02:36:43 am »
i was at school. well, i teared up, i didn't bawl.

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« Reply #5 on: May 24, 2004, 11:31:01 pm »
the giver is a classic example of the bound binding people.

you were born bound, ever since you had your sexual organs. cut them off and become unbound!

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« Reply #6 on: May 25, 2004, 04:33:21 am »
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the giver is a classic example of the bound binding people.

you were born bound, ever since you had your sexual organs. cut them off and become unbound!


Um no... eunuchs are not my idea of a fun weekend.

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« Reply #7 on: May 25, 2004, 06:48:00 am »
How come?
A lab accident in the sperm bank made me what I am today.


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« Reply #8 on: May 25, 2004, 06:57:58 am »
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How come?


well they're always depressed and like to stare at things that get pickled in jars or stuck in formaldehyde

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« Reply #9 on: May 25, 2004, 03:14:41 pm »
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you were born bound, ever since you had your sexual organs. cut them off and become unbound!


I think I'll pass on that...

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« Reply #10 on: May 25, 2004, 10:29:58 pm »
Perhaps Mr. Wrench is simply speaking out on his own (natural) shortcomings?

Just a thought...
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« Reply #11 on: May 25, 2004, 10:34:52 pm »
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the giver is a classic example of the bound binding people.

you were born bound, ever since you had your sexual organs. cut them off and become unbound!


Um no... eunuchs are not my idea of a fun weekend.

Dude, chicks dig eunichs!

Or thats what they tell me on /.
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Oh wait! Unix!!!

Unbound: Did you enjoy becoming a nullo?
There would have been a sig here. If you loved your goddess enough!

Set your registers, initialize your program counter, and EXECUTE!

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« Reply #12 on: June 15, 2004, 09:44:30 am »
"Or do you practice for 3 hours a day because you can't get yourself a lady? your not a eunich are you?"

or something along those lines...

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« Reply #13 on: June 15, 2004, 10:10:51 am »
Coincidentally, part of the PM I just sent you was that very quote.

"You need to find yourself a girl, mate. Or perhaps the reason you practice three hours a day is that you already found one, and are otherwise incapable of wooing said strumpet.... you're not a eunuch, are you?"

What a great movie 8)
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2. Bc4           Bc5
3. Qf3           Ne7
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« Reply #14 on: June 15, 2004, 10:23:21 am »
It's a conspiracy!!!!

oddly enough, you can't spell conspiracy, without the word Piracy. you also can't spell slaughter without laughter.