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#1441
Principia Discussion / Re: Really Real Discordians
June 07, 2009, 10:35:20 PM
Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on June 07, 2009, 06:03:14 PM
Quote from: MMIX on June 07, 2009, 10:22:05 AM
Quote from: Nigel on June 06, 2009, 08:27:28 PM
... For Realness.

I started this page, but I really have no idea what I'm doing. Anyone want to help flesh it out?

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/Really_Real_Discordians

NB Just a thought but this only works if PeedyDotCom is the be all and end all of Discordianism. There seems to be a lot of this going on lately. By trying to appropriate Wikia and such and flood them with local in-jokes and sub-cultural memes you are actually doing EXACTLY the same as the Really Realers you see lurking under every bed.  Personally I get pretty pissed off when people tell me how to be a Discordian No Matter Who They Are. I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TFYS actually means Think Like I Do. Delightful Ironies ITT


And THIS, ladies and gentlemen, is that whole "not getting the fucking point" thing you may have heard about.  Notice how it resembles the plaintive cry of the Out of Power Republican, who insists that anything that doesn't glorify Whites is racism, that anything that doesn't involve Calvinism is "anti-Christianity", and that anything that doesn't involve kissing the boss's ass is "class warfare".  It's just that in this particular case, we are told that if we DON'T listen to the Pinealists explain what we HAVE to do to be Discordians, then obviously we must be control freaks of some kind.

your noise:signal ratio is so far out of whack that it deserves a medal roger but thanks for the welcome. I've made my point now so I'm gonna shut up and listen to see if any other thoughtful replies like Cain's and Nigel's get posted.

ps on the off chance that that is a serious reply - wow way to misrepresent me
#1442
Principia Discussion / Re: Really Real Discordians
June 07, 2009, 02:16:44 PM
Quote from: Cain on June 07, 2009, 11:46:33 AM
Not necessarily.  All Discordian communities are made up of people (last time I checked) and for any given group of people its fair to assume some fall within a range of behaviour that is being described here.

Only difference is PD is one of the few Discordian communities where Pinealism is generally discouraged and abritrary categorization of our fellow humans is not, and so we've had the time to come up with such phrases to describe this behaviour.  Also we are probably the largest Discordian community, and so we have more experience of such things.

Edit: wow I need to have more coffee SLEEP.  I noticed three missing words before this edit, and had to put in another two.

- my bill is in the post - Dr MMIX's free advice for making your body love you

More seriously, Yeah I get what you are saying and I agree, actually, but there is a fine line between identifying that there are catmatic differences between the practices & non-beliefs of various flavour of Discordians and the marginalisation of certain mind-sets as being not acceptable practice because that inevitably leads to unwarranted assumptions that WE have got it right and YOU have got it all screwed up moron. I suspect there is no actual answer to this problem but that doesn't mean that it doesn't need restating on a fairly regular basis just to keep everyone on their toes. I almost said keep everybody honest, but I could hardly type it for laughing
#1443
Principia Discussion / Re: Really Real Discordians
June 07, 2009, 10:22:05 AM
Quote from: Nigel on June 06, 2009, 08:27:28 PM
... For Realness.

I started this page, but I really have no idea what I'm doing. Anyone want to help flesh it out?

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/Really_Real_Discordians

NB Just a thought but this only works if PeedyDotCom is the be all and end all of Discordianism. There seems to be a lot of this going on lately. By trying to appropriate Wikia and such and flood them with local in-jokes and sub-cultural memes you are actually doing EXACTLY the same as the Really Realers you see lurking under every bed.  Personally I get pretty pissed off when people tell me how to be a Discordian No Matter Who They Are. I don't recall anyone ever suggesting that TFYS actually means Think Like I Do. Delightful Ironies ITT
#1444


QuoteIt's instinctual to make sense of the patterns we see, to assign some kind of order to the mystifying connections that continually occur around us.

Dr Starbucks prescription - keep taking the pebbles

QuoteMedical myths, however inaccurate they may be, will continue to persist because they make complicated material a little bit easier to wrap our heads around. So the authors don't expect their readers to come away form [sic] the book with a complete medical education, but rather a willingness to question their doctor's expertise [my emphasis].

      - and TFYS
#1445

farming people - its just about as pointless and has a slightly better cash return
#1446
Principia Discussion / Re: "Pinealism"
May 23, 2009, 12:31:07 PM

smells like teen religion
#1447
Principia Discussion / Re: "Pinealism"
May 20, 2009, 09:10:25 PM
Quote from: The Good Reverend Roger on May 20, 2009, 06:50:26 PM
Quote from: MMIX on May 19, 2009, 01:19:00 PM
Quote from: Nigel on May 15, 2009, 11:43:10 PM
Holy crap. Will someone help me with this page? It's terrible.

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/Consequence_of_Eristic_Escalation#The_law_of_Consequence

I am becoming increasingly convinced that most of the wiki was written by 15-year-olds who just read the PD for the first time.

surely the consequence of eristic escalation is that shit happens

this passage seems beyond utility and past all aid

:kingmeh:

sorry your majesty I didn't realise you wrote this
#1448
Principia Discussion / Re: "Pinealism"
May 19, 2009, 01:19:00 PM
Quote from: Nigel on May 15, 2009, 11:43:10 PM
Holy crap. Will someone help me with this page? It's terrible.

http://discordia.wikia.com/wiki/Consequence_of_Eristic_Escalation#The_law_of_Consequence

I am becoming increasingly convinced that most of the wiki was written by 15-year-olds who just read the PD for the first time.

surely the consequence of eristic escalation is that shit happens

this passage seems beyond utility and past all aid
#1449
Principia Discussion / Re: glad to be here!
May 16, 2009, 10:27:15 PM

nope, 699 is a loan spammer, the sig should have tipped you off.

I am 666 and I am not a loan spammer.

nice to meet you
#1450
Principia Discussion / Re: glad to be here!
May 16, 2009, 07:51:40 PM
Quote from: Rev. What's-His-Name? on May 16, 2009, 01:19:19 PM
Do you have....the thing? 

nah, she only has loans & spammed 268 other sites

lol lol lol

you can take this as my introduction tho even if its in the wrong forum