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Apple Talk / Re: Because you all asked for it...
« on: February 21, 2008, 01:06:17 am »
just one more circle jerk man, im good for it.

Apple Talk / Re: Because you all asked for it...
« on: February 21, 2008, 12:24:09 am »
I got lazy last night and only did 4. Sorry. These require more thought than they should.

can I have one?  :oops:
pic for reference

Apple Talk / Re: Because you all asked for it...
« on: February 20, 2008, 01:26:32 am »
not in it, brb planning vengeance

Apple Talk / Re: The Pagan / RPG Name Game
« on: February 20, 2008, 01:19:22 am »
Eris von Tartarus

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: They really are on to me!
« on: February 19, 2008, 02:29:37 pm »
Or you are a dead giveaway, maybe. 

yeah probably this.

Honestly, as time goes on the PD, in my opinion, will have less and less impact.  Because the one big mistake Hill and Thornley made when they put the PD together is in how then constructed their message.  Obvioulsy, the philosophies are timeless, but the way they framed it isn't necessarily so.  The 50s humor just doesn't translate very well in 2000.  Oh sure, some people will still get it, but many will be instantly turned off by it.  Think of anyone who hates the Three Stooges and that kind of old-school slapstick humor.  They will wrinkle their noses at the PD and not bother with it. 

This was one of the reasons for the BIP.  An attempt to reach some younger cats who aren't going to get into the old-thyme humor.
I agree with you, though I personally had no problems with the humor. However, BIP has a message that I feel is substantially different than the one in the PD. It's a nice read, but I don't think it can be the updated PD. I understand you aren't going for that either, but it'd be a pity IMO if the ideas of the PD would be lost.

Well I don't see how those ideas would be lost. This is just another layer, another strata of Discordian thought. A bit newer. If it creates a tension between itself and the PD I think that's good - it encourages critical thought and introspection.

I think the "jailbreak" mindset is a very useful one. I think that in many ways, comfort is the enemy of self-awareness. The thing about the jailbreak isn't that we're encouraging you to leave everything behind, all the time. The point is to evaluate which bars in your prison are helpful and which you need to escape from.

Look at the Parable of the Gong for example. The guy broke out of his prison, but he's still acting in a robotic way, and that gets him in trouble in the end. (well actually it gets his mentor in trouble) "Black sheep are still sheep" and all that. A lot of us feel like that's one of the "Core Tenets" of Discordja (lol).

the parable of the gong is actually my favorite piece, I give it to anyone who seems interested and it has always gone down well.
The actual Jailbreak document has had the most mixed results, some people really dont like it, either out of of feeling uncomfortable, or finding it preachy.

The BIP is definitely not the PD II or a modern age rehash, I think it is more just a different approach to some very similar ideas. The fifties humor may not suit some people but these people may be more suited to the direct approach of the BIP without all the circlejerk'ing jokes

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Scientific Supplier
« on: February 18, 2008, 02:27:41 pm »
well that was a dumb impulse buy.
I am now the proud owner of an 800 pound pull force magnet.

for everyone you pass in the building stop look at them, and say "ah, yes" in a high class English accent

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Tesla Engine Builders Society
« on: February 11, 2008, 08:10:16 pm »
excellent, I could go for some of those if its convenient for you

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Tesla Engine Builders Society
« on: February 11, 2008, 12:46:48 am »
well I have no intention of paying for those, but

Techmology and Scientism / Re: There is no reason at all for this to exist.
« on: February 10, 2008, 03:46:31 am »
I want a shotgun that shoots out chainsaws.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: Attn Faust Re: Airship
« on: February 10, 2008, 12:59:33 am »
I intend to send my applications to the french crowd when this they get this project up off the ground.

Techmology and Scientism / Re: The Tech Forum
« on: February 09, 2008, 12:46:24 am »
things that currently interest me.


the lightweight plastic zepplin france are making as an 80 passenger hotel.

the solar furnace you posted.

I just signed up.

I'm waiting on activation.
they have my ip on file, lets hope they don't check it.

I have not been back to mysticwics in a long time.
lets see how much things have changed...

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