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Bring and Brag / Re: The Parable of Steve
« on: February 05, 2013, 02:20:38 pm »
Wakka-wakka-wakka-wakka.  :argh!:
Everyone loves surprises.  :lulz:

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Bring and Brag / Re: The Parable of Steve
« on: February 04, 2013, 06:18:47 pm »
You left out the group of Discordians who were discussing how much they hate themselves and everyone else who hasn't used Discordianism as a means to justify the unleashing of their hate as much as they have.

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Sorry if those words conventionally suggests contempt, I'm typically not conventional at all times, nor did I expect it to be taken so conventionally, but I suppose I should have.

I can't read what's in your head.  I can only read what you actually write.  If you intend to communicate an idea, you have to write it in a manner that allows people outside of your head to understand the idea you were trying to convey.

If you start out with passive-aggressive bullshit, THAT is what will be communicated.  Your idea goes from whatever it is you were trying to say, to "I am an asshole!", and that's the end of that.  If that's what you MEANT to say, great...Otherwise, don't blame me because you torpedoed your own post.  I didn't do that shit, you did that shit.

And as for any expectation that I or anyone else will go out of our way to look past your "cuteness" because we're desperate to see the underlying genius of your message, don't hold your breath.

Noted. Thank you.

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I feel no contempt for you. I don't know you. I only know a tiny bit of your online persona, which comes off as very "hardass", so I show you a bit of that stuff as a cute way of saying "I'm not offended or feel threatened by you", but I suppose that sentiment's run it's course by now so okok.
Sorry if those words conventionally suggests contempt, I'm typically not conventional at all times, nor did I expect it to be taken so conventionally, but I suppose I should have. And I don't have a 'boner' for you...just a little tingly feeling in my belly. And I'll never stop being cute so don't request that.

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cookie-cutter trolling?

Gawd-damned. There's no pleasing You People is there? I'll try to make my comments fit your cookie box better if that's what you require to continue my de-Facebook-afication, I just don't understand why you can't see any of the genius behind them.

The comments I make are rooted in reason, sorry if I don't have the time to describe every detail of what I'm trying to express, like I said, I'm at work and my job requires a lot of mundane concentration; my mistakes cost the company money. I'll be more careful in the future when I deal with you though if that's what you're asking of me. Now I gotta go before I get fired.

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The humor is in the disconnect between what he THINKS he's accomplishing and what he actually IS accomplishing.

He THINKS he's fostering butthurt and STICKING IT TO THE MAN.

He IS coming off the like the same old, pathetic schtick that we've seen so many times.

That's only one small PART of what I think I'm fostering.

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That's What's-His-Name. Roger is still Roger.

And knock it off with the treacle, that's seriously getting old and was never funny.

I disagree.  It IS funny, but not in the way he thinks.

I mean, he's the FIRST GUY EVER to come down the pike with a boner for me, and expressing that boner with condescension.  That's NEW, and has never happened before a million times.  He's an ORIGINAL and a WACKY, ZANY CHARACTER.

Just like all the others over the last 10 years.

I never claimed to offer anything NEW, I just gotta be me.

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I've been thinking a lot lately (for a slug) on how to approach this issue more effectively. I think it's important to 'be the fish' before going fishing. There's so many aspects to Discordianism that it's easy to confuse/amuse people, but that's not going work as well as appealing to their fears/desires. Give people what they want to hear, and they'll pick up the rest later, in their own way.

Right now, in a general sense (it should be tailored to each fish if possible), I'm chosing to describe Discordianism as a means of increasing empathy, open-mindedness, expanding perceptions...partly through understanding/accepting strife and making it turn it's frown upside-down. In this way I provide some part of their unconscious a promise for betterment, and a cure for woes.
The method of fishing can change, because Discordianism has so many aspects at it's disposal that we just need to pull out what's appropriate to whoever we're targeting...tell the Hippies it's all about love and weed, tell the Christians it's a way to increase their relationship with Jesus, tell the Axe Murderers it'll increase their hunting skills...etc..etc...

Is any sense being made here?


But, it isn't all about anything.  Right there you are already betraying Discordianism by trying to tie it up in a neat package which the book goes to great lengths to discourage.  And honestly, I'm worried less about converting someone so that they can say they are part of a Discordian movement.  I'd rather just have the person start to explore themselves and understand the limits and parameters they have, probably unwittingly, placed upon themselves, their lives, and the way they proceed through those lives.  Expanding vision.  Tapping back into that imagination and creativity that adulthood buried.  The label is unimportant.

Hello Rev. What's-His-Name? (Is that Rogie-Poo or another Rev??)

I was merely offering an idea on one possible way to increase interest in
Discordianismô, if that's what someone reading might think is a worthwhile
thing to do. The question "How best to describe Discordianismô to the
unaware?" to me implies some sort of concearn over how Discordianismô is
portrayed/perceived. I guess I expanded on that too much (thinking more along the lines of online campaigns to increase exposure to whatever Discordianismô
may or may not be) when he/she was simply curious how others handle similar social situations in RL. I apologize if I missed the point and used that as an excuse to further my selfish, hypothetical agenda.

As for the "betraying Discordianism by trying to tie it up in a neat package" comment, I thought I was pretty clear that what I was purposing was a way of giving unaware people a way of getting interested in something which can be so very difficult to find on their own, so that they may eventually have at least a chance of learning something. Those that have no way of dipping their feet in the water on their own at least deserve to know that there's a massive ocean out there (best metaphor I can think of while very busy at work)...even if I have to tell them we're going to Disneyland as I drive to the dentist, anyone worth 'having' will understand when they grow up, but this is getting a little old, again I apologise.

Also, it's spelled Discordianismô (from now on).

Whew! This illumination process is exhausting. Good thing I always remember to do my stretches before I log on here or I'd pull something for sure.

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Are there any threads here that haven't been reduced to FB bashing yet? I mean I'm new here, but you guys seem obsessed.  :evil:

All of them other than this one. Maybe you would know that if you bothered to read any of the others.

I like teasing the Rev here and there, just because I can, and it's my way of loving him, like his hate is his way of loving me. Also because I think the shake-up over at FB is slightly misguided in some respects...

The particular group being used as the example of FB Discordianism is "The Discordian Society". It's fallen apart in the last few years, mostly through a complete lack of moderation (we're currently being spammed by a homeless, Jesus loving retard who's running for Mayor (of MY CITY!)).

EventGasm hapenned, and most left to the other, Cramulus run Discordian group(s). The void was filled with all sorts of people who may or may not even know what Discordianism is. Many just regard that place as a platform for them to push the limits of what is conventionally considered tasteful. The beef should be with the NAME of the group or the lack of direction. Really it should be called  "Discordianish-types-fucking-around-with-no-purpose-and-shooting-the-shit" or something. Using that group as 'the' example of FB Discordianism is just too easy. Hate the spiders, but focus on whoever left the window open and make them stop. Either that or make yourselves a permanent figure there and be the gatekeepers (most haters come and then disappear).

And I like the idea brought up (lost the thread) about you guys attacking it all at once. That sounds like more fun than a treeful of monkeys. Or get together and make a new bad-ass group. I dunno.

Hello M. Nigel Salt BTW, nice to meet you.

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I think I am now disappointed in Steve.

 :|

I'm out.

Aw, sorry to disappoint you. On the(my) plus side, it's better than having you be indifferent towards me.   :sad:

Um, it's exactly what you get.  I expected better things out of you than some simple-minded passive-aggressive crap, and you didn't deliver. 

I don't know what I was thinking, expecting anything else.

In any case, do what you Like.  I'm going to go do something else now.

I was raised by Facebooks! Have a heart you heartless bastard.

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I think I am now disappointed in Steve.

 :|

I'm out.

Aw, sorry to disappoint you. On the(my) plus side, it's better than having you be indifferent towards me.   :sad:

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Are there any threads here that haven't been reduced to FB bashing yet? I mean I'm new here, but you guys seem obsessed.  :evil:

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I'm not saying you shouldn't evangelize or go witlessing.  I'm saying it's better if you show them the skull behind the smile RIGHT UP FRONT so that they can't complain about false advertising later.  Also, if you make it JUST LIKE WHAT THEY ALREADY HAVE, then what the hell reason would they have for joining, unless they think it's a chance for more stupid word games?

Discordia just works better if you've got your pants around your ankles and your crazy hanging out.

I didn't at all mean we should misrepresent it as something it's not, just to customize the approach depending on the target, IF the act of 'describing Discordia' has anything to do with the desire to increase recruitment. And even if it seems like false advertizing now, it won't if they actually 'get it' later. If they don't...fuck'em. If someone's going to give the coyote shit for leading them on a wild goose chase and ignore what the exercise taught them, then they probably weren't meant for it. Hey even if they get pissed, they'll probably advertize their distaste, and advertizing is good.

Well, first we have to ask ourselves, "Do we WANT to increase recruitment, or should people find us?"  This isn't the Church of the Subgenius (though many of us are members of that crowd), and therefore we don't get PAID for people signing up...So is it better for us to go find assholes, or let assholes find us?

Of course! But in my defense why would anyone inquire as to the 'best way to describe' something if they weren't concerned about potentially recruiting or enticing others into that something?

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Apple Talk / Re: Introductions, part V: Don't Say We Never Warned You.
« on: January 15, 2013, 05:33:52 pm »
It also has the added bonus of making them possibly sign up here, meaning I won't have to access my FB account to get my share of the mockery.

Well, Steve came over, but he isn't a retard like Taylor Hill or that leaping idiot Damon wossname from Mississippi.

How do you know I'm not a retard?

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I'm not saying you shouldn't evangelize or go witlessing.  I'm saying it's better if you show them the skull behind the smile RIGHT UP FRONT so that they can't complain about false advertising later.  Also, if you make it JUST LIKE WHAT THEY ALREADY HAVE, then what the hell reason would they have for joining, unless they think it's a chance for more stupid word games?

Discordia just works better if you've got your pants around your ankles and your crazy hanging out.

I didn't at all mean we should misrepresent it as something it's not, just to customize the approach depending on the target, IF the act of 'describing Discordia' has anything to do with the desire to increase recruitment. And even if it seems like false advertizing now, it won't if they actually 'get it' later. If they don't...fuck'em. If someone's going to give the coyote shit for leading them on a wild goose chase and ignore what the exercise taught them, then they probably weren't meant for it. Hey even if they get pissed, they'll probably advertize their distaste, and advertizing is good.

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