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Messages - Doktor Howl

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: June 15, 2021, 04:46:59 am »
What the actual fuck? I suppose it's a good thing he never had a case of "work rage".

That was in fact the hot topic of the water cooler crowd today.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:34:45 pm »
Faust, Cain:  We have an Italian dude in the waiting room, and I can't tell if it's a bot or not.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Elephant in the Living Room, part 1
« on: June 14, 2021, 07:33:09 pm »
Looking back 5 years later, it's fun watching the right to do itself what the left did to itself in 2016.

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Apple Talk / Re: The Compleat Billy Chronicles (thanks to Zenpatista)
« on: June 14, 2021, 06:59:28 pm »
One of my technicians didn't show up today.

Because on Friday afternoon, he did the road rage thing and shot a 50 year old man to death and wounded the man's 6 year old grandson.

There is no joy in Mudville.

https://tucson.com/news/local/man-turns-himself-in-after-deadly-shooting-near-south-side-tucson-store/article_aab2288e-cbab-11eb-8be7-e7b722599bc5.html

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Bring and Brag / Re: music store employees - a tribute
« on: June 07, 2021, 12:47:31 am »
I know everyone hates me here,
Have you tried not being a total arse biscuit?

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Apple Talk / Re: Everyday Religious Experiences
« on: June 01, 2021, 06:48:47 pm »
When the sky grows dark with angry Aztec gods and obsidian snakes head North out of Sonora and we gotta put the blood of boogaloo boys over our door lintels to get passed over and the ghost of John Dillinger isn't giving out autographs and

The cult of the Black Madonna is out shanking gallegos and lawyers are shoving fiendish contracts under your door because IT'S DUE and the equestrian statue of Father Kino gets off its plinth and starts trampling people and

and and and the X-day saucers finally arrive.  If you've gotten right with "Bob", you get a seat.  If not, you go to normal (boring) hell.

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Today:

Me:  "Okay, so I can get that sick new PLC software now, right?"

Dan:  "Sorry, there is no money."

Me:  "WTF?  I just recovered $780K AND saved us $1.5 million in moving costs."

Dan:  "Moving costs?  I know nothing of these 'moving costs'."

Me:  "Oh, you son of a bitch.  It's a lousy $9K."

Dan:  "9K is a lot of money."

Me:  "9K doesn't even show up on my budget."

Dan:  "See?  There is no $9K."

Me:  *incoherent screaming*.

Dan:  "This is all normal, Hamish."

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Discordianism and the COTSG are not things that any human being can do forever.  You get in, you get what you need, and then you leave.

Chaos is not sustainable.  It's just a lot of fun as a short term thing.

Noted. In the meantime I hope it's alright with everyone that I practice "existing" again till I develop the motivation and fortitude to find other places to do more than just lurk. I'll try to shine up some rants or other writings to drop here when things get slow, and try to improve my conversational skills so its worth interacting.

The Great Seriousness... now there's a term I've gotta throw in the forum search bar. Probably something there that might keep me occupied for an hour or two.
A lot of grayfaced infighting that resulted in eris "rewarding" us with four years of the Maga Khan.

Just when I thought I'd heard all the nicknames. Maga Khan  :lulz: Brilliant. I'll try to keep my own gravefaced nature in check. I don't think I would want yet another Great Seriousness (no idea if there's been more than one) or worse.

All of our previous infighting was funny.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: May 28, 2021, 06:40:12 pm »
I'm looking for a piece of Subgenius writing which encouraged people to burn a twenty dollar bill. Something about it being a form of Subgenius initiation  .. to experience the resistance to the destruction of your own slack, to feel the slack burn away into the air. Sound familiar to any of you naked old losers?

Nope.  You're supposed to send your $$$ to "Bob".  Everything else leaves you unclean

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Discordianism and the COTSG are not things that any human being can do forever.  You get in, you get what you need, and then you leave.

Chaos is not sustainable.  It's just a lot of fun as a short term thing.

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So, today I bought the old building back from the potheads and sold them the new building, with a 10% positive difference, and neither one of us has to pay municipal taxes for two years, because we are both *technically* moving a business into the city (both businesses are changing zip codes).

I shouldn't be proud of this sort of shit, but I am actually proud of this shit.

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Apple Talk / Re: Some random thoughts
« on: May 27, 2021, 04:20:42 pm »
Even pissing into the wind empties your bladder.

NICE.

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Isolation is self-reinforcing.  The less you have to do with people, the less you WILL have to do with people.

The thing about religion, same as politics, is that it narrows your crowd down, because making friends outside of the crowd is frowned upon.  So if you leave the religion, you're going to have this massive vacuum in your life.  The obvious solution is to fill that vacuum, and the best way to do THAT is to find something new, something you've never done, and get involved in it.  Then find something else to get into before the "new" wears off of whatever it was that you chose.

When my father retired, he suddenly had this huge chunk of his life that was "empty".  He's a biochemist and kind of (literally) wrote the book on microprocessor controls, so he decided to get into metalworking and rockhounding, and found two huge groups of people that he never knew existed, and he's learned things he never would have even heard about if he'd just tried to cling to the community that he had worked in.

After The Great Seriousness, I eventually walked away from Discordianism and started hanging out with Trekkies and learned that there was a whole new level of bickering that I had never been exposed to.  :lulz:

So the thing here is mostly getting off of your ass and breaking the rut you're in.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Curbside Pickup Only
« on: May 25, 2021, 03:00:20 pm »
I've been blaming Cram for it

So have I.  Even though I didn't run into him until 2006.  I just knew that some awful malevolent intelligence, cool and unsympathetic, was looking at my hair and making its plans.

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