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Robert Anton Wilson Stand-Up
« on: April 03, 2020, 06:54:35 pm »
A classic discordian work: a stand-up set by Robert Anton Wilson.

Wilson's stage routine shares chords with George Carlin - he's funny, but he's also got a point to make.

This performance also explains Discordianism and ordains its viewers as Discordian Popes.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jpatFZ0R1mU

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Re: Robert Anton Wilson Stand-Up
« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2020, 11:55:20 pm »
Cracking It open now.  The audio quality is terrible, but I can't wait to hear what he says.  If he starts by explaining what immaculate conception means it's Gotta be good!
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Re: Robert Anton Wilson Stand-Up
« Reply #2 on: April 05, 2020, 07:52:06 pm »
I'm still listening in pieces. It's brilliant! he kinda reminds me of Yoda visually for some reason.
You can't get out backward.  You have to go forward to go back.. better press on! - Willie Wonka, PBUH

Life can be seen as a game with no reset button, no extra lives, and if the power goes out there is no restarting.  If that's all you see life as you are not long for this world, and never will get it.

"Ayn Rand never swung a hammer in her life and had serious dominance issues" - The Fountainhead

"World domination is such an ugly phrase. I prefer to call it world optimisation."
 - Harry Potter and the Methods of Rationality :lulz:

"You program the controller to do the thing, only it doesn't do the thing.  It does something else entirely, or nothing at all.  It's like voting."
- Billy, Aug 21st, 2019

"It's not even chaos anymore. It's BANAL."
- Doktor Hamish Howl

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Re: Robert Anton Wilson Stand-Up
« Reply #3 on: April 09, 2020, 06:55:48 pm »
I'm still listening in pieces. It's brilliant! he kinda reminds me of Yoda visually for some reason.

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Re: Robert Anton Wilson Stand-Up
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2020, 08:51:14 pm »
Because I don't have anywhere else good to drop it -- here's a compare/contrast of Illuminatus! and Atlas Shrugged:

https://jmrhiggs.blogspot.com/2012/05/illuminatus-vs-atlas-shrugged.html

(article doesn't give enough credit to R. Shea though!)