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GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 22, 2008, 05:53:39 AM
Ok, so I've finalized the print-style poster and added it to the resource post.

I've also typed up a delicious post that I threw up onto Irreality that should generate some buzz with the Discordians over there. Yah, it's a bit late, I've been slammed by school.

Mailing stuff 2morrow and Sat!
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 20, 2008, 11:21:34 PM
Quote from: Professor Cramulus on February 20, 2008, 11:00:58 PM
More now. Linked to from the Blog -

I can't state how important it is that we have as many participants as we can.

Participating doesn't just mean sending in letters. You guys here at PD are the core OMGASM crew, and we need your help getting the word out, too. Please tell your friends, your forums, and anyone who will listen.

If you're on the fence about participating, just take the plunge and play along. It feels really cool to be a part of something like this.

Do it!

I'm posting to Irreality today. I figure with all the pre-prep'd material people should be able to get alot of it and their own material out by friday-saturday. Also, still working on clip-art.

So, are we going with the addresses on the BIP wiki, and just relying on sheer mass of mail to get most of the weird stuff thro?
GASM Command / Colbertgasm - Podge Clip Art Post
February 20, 2008, 04:25:57 AM
Clip Art, Letter Headers and Footers, and various graphic pertaining to the Discordian Soceity, POEE, and/or Jon Stewart.

----------------------Begin POEE/Stewart Resources-------------

----------------------End Stewart/POEE Resources-------------
GASM Command / Colbertgasm - Hodge Clip Art Post
February 20, 2008, 04:08:04 AM
Cram's right. We need to ramp this up into high gear. As such, I'll be making a few Clip Art Posts, which I will come back and edit to add more pics to when I find them/make them. If you reply with a link, I'll throw the image into these posts.

This first one will be the Colbert clip Art/AISB letterhead-footers. {Next one down will be Sewart Clip Art/DisSoc-POEE letterhead-footers}.

Having a bunch of modular text and rantings to allow people to fill out their own letters would srsly help. Anyone out there want to take a crack at playing a Grand Illuminatus? Here's a letter RAW wrote to a whole bunch of people. let it inspire you. Although I'm probably going to rip the letterhead off and re-create it for the Stewart side.

Call out ideas if you think just part of an image may be usefull, or you want to see iconography from different images together. This is what I'm sinking time into tonight, so a useful audience is a good audience. ^__^

---------------------Begin Colbert/AISB Resources---------------------------------

   -=- Bavarian Illuminati letterhead, based on one RAW made, or was it Camden Benares? I made this one, and it's huge at 150 pixels per inch for quality printing.


   -=- Here's a matching footer in the same font.


-=- Finalized print-style poster.







-=- via Cain

---------------------End AISB/Colbert Resources------------------------------
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 16, 2008, 02:06:22 AM
This is where the pic was hosted:

It was posted to LJ, here:
by [ljUser]singswithtrees, who I don't know so I can't confirm if it's the same person.
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 16, 2008, 01:41:59 AM
Just a quick note:
-Issues about mailing addresses. Good point to bring up, didn't want it to get lost up thread. Anything new? Also, yah, the writers got back this Wednesday. Do we still want to aim for the 17th thro the 23rd?

-Net. Internalizing your reactions should have something new out in a little while. Would individual clip-art be helpful to people building their own letters?

-Speaking of clip-art, I found this:

Seem's fairly old-school, and has a lot of the good rubber-stamp identifying marks of the POEE. There's also a lot of really good art about Emperor Norton in this girl's account, and she's obviously a bit savvy. We could use a lot of this stuff for the Stewart letters.
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 12, 2008, 03:02:42 AM
Quote from: Netaungrot on February 11, 2008, 07:29:42 PM
Hi Telarus.

Hey! Nice to meet you Net.

QuoteI appreciate your efforts in helping get the word out about Colbertgasm. Here's a sampling of what I thought of in response to your poster.

What reaction do you want people to have when they see it? I'm a bit confused as to what you were going for.
Glad to have found some active OM agents!     Srsly? Purely a fit of artistic gnosis. The pic comes from his campaign media (found it on some men's magazine website where I found his "college nickname"). The thing's a seriously layered photoshop file right now, and as such is totally modular. Intent going into this was to work with the colbert media I found on the net, and the concept of inducting him into the Illuminati. This would be less advertisement for the GASM as an actual piece of the mailing material. What would your reaction be to getting 20-30 of these with your face on them? LoL. And as I've mention to tosk, if I know colbert's character well enough, all this random correspondence we're sending him should have his own picture all over it.

QuoteWhy are the seals floating in space between type in image? Is that cuneiform? What purpose does it serve? Why does Colbert have all those buttons on? What message are you trying to send with them? Who is your audience for the poster?
I'll take the button question first: As my poster(s?) will be cut-up/collage I wanted to use an immediately recognizable, fairly recent image of him. The raised-eyebrow smirk is what he sells, along with media buzz, and the button-armored colbert, selling that smirk is _why_ we're inducting him into the Illuminati. I've seeded his chest with a few pyramids [obvious], a few other faces (weishaupt, crowley, raw) [obscure], and if you examine this image with an image manip. program you'll see a in the masonic button [srsly obscure]. The random text and runes, and geoetic circles are eye candy and there to distract any haphazard audience from the real message (the title, plus the buttons), and to give it a rubber-stamped official type look.

QuoteI think you should have one headline that's clearly a headline, (if you have more to say, make that a subhead) and something tangible that you want people to do (visit the Colbertgasm wiki at the very least?). Right now everything is a bit jumbled together, which doesn't seem to fit with the well-oiled conspiracy that is the Illuminati.

Also, consider the aims of Colbertgasm. I don't think Colbert + Illuminati = Colbertgasm. It's more specific than that.
This is excellent advice, thanks for being my editor for the moment, Net! I agree that subtitle should be shrunk down (I just came up with the Illuminati saying by spinning one of the Pentabarf commandments, but it really works if you read it as if you were colbert). As to your other points, should I whip one up that invites people to the colbertGasm wiki? if so what should it say, and where?

GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 11, 2008, 04:27:27 AM
burnstoupee: That was LULZtastic!

My piece was designed to be printable so we can mail our Third Outer Head some copies from random locals. I've come up with one poster design, and I could really use feedback, yo (yah, that was directed @ everybody)....

-Telarus, KSC
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 10, 2008, 03:01:03 AM
Not exactly following you.

Here's a work in progress. Any ideas for other symbols, etc?

GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 09, 2008, 11:04:22 PM
Lol, this is great, adding this to the wiki as well:

GQ: Stephen Colbert

Q: College nickname?

A: High Snow Lord of the Blowlands (there's an innocent story behind this —I was snorting cocaine for charity.)

Further mail should(may) be addressed to Probationer S. Colbert, High Snow Lord of the Blowlands,... or whatnot.
GASM Command / Re: Colbertgasm
February 09, 2008, 05:59:43 AM
This got brought up in IRC and should be noted:

Someone should send a letter coded in the Zwack Cypher. Someone else from somewhere else should send him a photocopy of the page out of the Illuminatus! Appendix that has the Zwack tables.

Also, working on letterheads/graphics.
This whole thread is full of win.

Here's some of mine:

Meditation on the 5-fingered Hand of Eris and the "Star Sapphire"(unicursal hexagram) of Crowley:

Spiral Pentagram (inscribed on one of my Apples):