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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #135 on: August 05, 2008, 04:30:06 pm »
I'll be seeding in 6 hours or so, once my download completes.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #136 on: August 05, 2008, 06:17:48 pm »
I'll be seeding in 6 hours or so, once my download completes.
6 hours? The file is less than 50mb.  Are you on dial-up or something? 

Also, there have been exactly 23 seeds for the last 6 hours or so.   :fnord:
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #137 on: August 05, 2008, 06:25:00 pm »
I'll be seeding in 6 hours or so, once my download completes.
6 hours? The file is less than 50mb.  Are you on dial-up or something? 

Also, there have been exactly 23 seeds for the last 6 hours or so.   :fnord:

Wireless.  Oh so crappy wireless.  Its currently downloading at 1kb/s

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #138 on: September 22, 2008, 07:32:42 am »
I just noticed that there wasn't a copy of Black Iron Prison on Scribd.  That problem has now been alleviated:

http://www.scribd.com/doc/6150789/Black-Iron-Prison
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #139 on: September 22, 2008, 10:42:23 pm »
rock on!

I just re-read the BIP this morning on the train ride to work, and I gotta say, it still packs a punch.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #140 on: September 23, 2008, 11:21:59 am »
Fuck yeah it does!

I mean, yes.   :D
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« Reply #141 on: September 23, 2008, 02:36:57 pm »
Fuck yeah it does!

I mean, yes.   :D

it does, particularly on the way to work...

I think that Bob's reading is extremely good and useful... if you know what's going on (or was going on) before the book was written, and then in conjunction with several of his other books. His style can appear insane (but remember, he's only half the author).

The first time through, I recommend people read it as a work of fiction. However, for Discordians, the book is a near perfect study of how to properly pull of a international mindfuck, while at the same time spreading memes, meme bombs and meme clusters... and getting paid for it. Masks of the Illuminati can be considered a cross between a mild mindfuck and a step by step guide on doing mindfucks. The Cosmic Trigger series provides an extremely  interesting journal of self-mindfucking, while discussing the philosophical/psychological causes, effects and principles which make up most of Bob's system of Model Agnosticism. Quantum Psychology and Prometheus Rising provide excellent sources of guides, experiments and exercises which I think may be necessary for a large segment of our species if they hope to break out of prison.

To read Bob for humor can be enjoyable... however, Twain did a better job of satire in fiction. To read Bob as a psychologist or philosopher will probably be frustrating, since he tends to throw out anything you may have learned on the subject. To read Bob as a messiah, or a leader, or a teacher... will result in him coming from the grave to make fun of you,

However, to read Bob as a Discordian, practicing his Discordian rites, rituals and mindfucks (from which we can learn something by observation), then you may see him as a grand sage of absurdity.

And that, I think is a damned fine thing.

(Folks who don't like Bob, usually don't see him from more than one point in a model... not always, but I find it appears common).
I full agree to that statement, nice done ratatosk

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #142 on: October 18, 2008, 11:11:16 pm »
Out of curiosity can anyone tell me why Principia Entropius is the most popular of the Discordian books I uploaded to Scribd?  It has a hundred more views than everything except for the Book of Eris and has been favorited by several people.  Is St. Syn just that popular?
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #143 on: December 28, 2008, 05:48:38 pm »
You don't need no stinkin' books to know something about nothin' about someone :evilmad:.  How's about I shut up now?
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #144 on: January 13, 2009, 09:23:32 am »
http://pokerwithoutcards.com/
search didnt turn this one up and its a damn good read
 so much that im stoping on the chapter i am to get it in paper form

even suprized by the intro
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #145 on: January 13, 2009, 10:48:48 am »
Poker Without Cards is pretty good.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #146 on: May 13, 2009, 03:10:39 am »
Thanks, no problem.  Yeah.  Alot of these are fairly recent.  I suggest you read in this rough chronological order:

The Summa
The Apocrypha
The Zenarchist CookBook
The Book of Eris

The Metaclysmia Discordia
The Wise Book of Baloney
The Apotheosis Psychoerotica
The Principia Entropius

Memoirs of a Daydreamer
The Jonesboria Discordia
A Pocket full of Chaos

You'll also notice at least 3 of these books have bits from people on here (actually there are four, but one is for guessing).
I've read all of them but two, but will get to them eventually.

Everyone's entitled to their own opinion, but in mine, a couple of these are great.

As to what I've read of RAW, I generally like the non-fiction more than the fiction.  But I loved Wilson and Shea's The Illuminatus! Trilogy in spite of the apparent non-ending.  I agree with Ratatosk--read it as a Discordian work, and it's great.  (Besides, the really real ending is on page 37 of the Dell trade paperback edition, beginning with "But in Cherry Hills mental hospital in Sunderland, England" and ending with either "'My back hurts,' Mary Lou says," or maybe with "WE'RE GONNA ROCK  ROCK  ROCK AROUND THE CLOCK TO  NIGHT."  But then I also love Monty Python and the Holy Grail, even though it doesn't have a real ending either.

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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #147 on: May 13, 2009, 09:15:43 am »
The Synthesis of Precognition...  arghth
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Re: List of Discordian books
« Reply #148 on: October 09, 2009, 02:46:40 pm »
Since a lot of the sites out there seem to have gone away, I'm in the process of putting up all the Discordian literature that I can find on the Sockmonkey Cabal website. It can be accessed at http://sockmonkeycabal.info/?page_id=35. It's currently incomplete, but I'm working on it. If you see that I'm missing something, let me know, especially if you have a copy of whatever it is that I'm missing. I want to build as complete a free discordian libarary as possible.
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« Reply #149 on: November 26, 2009, 09:43:42 pm »
Ty for the links. I have been searching for them for some time now.
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