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Principia Discordia => Propaganda Depository => GASM Command => Topic started by: Cramulus on January 29, 2008, 03:12:48 pm

Title: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 29, 2008, 03:12:48 pm
(http://www.myfungraphics.com/images/stephen-colbert/RS1013~Jon-Stewart-and-Stephen-Colbert-Rolling-Stone-no-1013-November-2006-Posters.jpg)

I'm working on the Colbertgasm wiki page (http://www.poee.co.uk/bip/index.php?title=Colbertgasm). Here's what I need your help with:


Can anyone help with these?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 29, 2008, 03:43:26 pm
We could also use some Illuminati letterhead, if anyone can dig it out of the Principia.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: B_M_W on January 29, 2008, 04:16:19 pm
This is an awesome idea.

Lets do it! Hell, if you give me the references, I'll send a letter or two!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 29, 2008, 04:33:27 pm
(http://www.myfungraphics.com/images/stephen-colbert/RS1013~Jon-Stewart-and-Stephen-Colbert-Rolling-Stone-no-1013-November-2006-Posters.jpg)

I'm working on the Colbertgasm wiki page (http://www.poee.co.uk/bip/index.php?title=Colbertgasm). Here's what I need your help with:

  • I need to find videos or references to the explicit Discordian references on the Colbert Report
  • We need to pick a date to flood them with letters. This project will not achieve its intended effect unless we hit them with zillions of letters in a short amount of time. I'm suggesting (off the top of my head) February 17th - 23rd
  • We need Jon and Steven's contact information. This might be found on colboard.com or comedycentral.com. A phone call to their HQ might reveal something too.
  • Colbert's Writers - since they have nothing better to do - have been having an awesome time pranking the public. Youtube has some videos of this - there may be explicit news elsewhere. Can anyone dig up some links for me? I can't access youtube at werk.

Can anyone help with these?

DAMN you make that look better than I did!!

I did find the link to the Illuminati video (I think it was in the Wiki entry I wrote), buit I can't find the Golden Apple one in their archives. IIRC it was called "Advice to the Gods" and showed up around July 26th or so.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 29, 2008, 04:59:28 pm
Maybe we should suggest a date when they should say these codes? I don't catch their shows every night, but if we all say to make a reference on MARCH FIFTH (walpurgisnaught!) (sp?) we can watch that show with high scrutiny.


also necessary: HELP NEEDED:

more sample letters for people to send. We need to get the wiki set up to A+ leve so that we can begin distributing the hell out of it. We really only have a week to contact EVERY DISCORDIAN IN EXISTENCE.

Here's a suggested outline for these things:

Letters to Colbert:

-Greet Him
-Identify which sect of the Illuminati you're from (make one up, but make it sound important)
-Offer him an opportunity to join.
-In order to prove his dedication, he must find some way to say ____ on the air
-Close with a quote in latin, secret code, or some mumbo-jumbo


Letters to Stewart:

-Greet Him
-Identify which sect of Discordia you're from (make one up, but make it sound like it's a lot of people)
-Offer him an opportunity to join.
-In order to prove his dedication, he must find some way to say ____ on the air
-Close with a joke or a quote from the Principia




You don't have to get too longwinded or fancy-grabass. It doesn't even have to be funny. The trick here is quantity, not quality!

I don't expect our recruits will have enough 'Think For Yourself' juice to come up with these on their own. So we'll need to provide as many letters as possible.


We do need your help, as I'm swamped at work and also doing like four OMGASM projects at once.  :fnord:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 29, 2008, 05:19:17 pm
Maybe we should suggest a date when they should say these codes? I don't catch their shows every night, but if we all say to make a reference on MARCH FIFTH (walpurgisnaught!) (sp?) we can watch that show with high scrutiny.


also necessary: HELP NEEDED:

more sample letters for people to send. We need to get the wiki set up to A+ leve so that we can begin distributing the hell out of it. We really only have a week to contact EVERY DISCORDIAN IN EXISTENCE.

Here's a suggested outline for these things:

Letters to Colbert:

-Greet Him
-Identify which sect of the Illuminati you're from (make one up, but make it sound important)
-Offer him an opportunity to join.
-In order to prove his dedication, he must find some way to say ____ on the air
-Close with a quote in latin, secret code, or some mumbo-jumbo


Letters to Stewart:

-Greet Him
-Identify which sect of Discordia you're from (make one up, but make it sound like it's a lot of people)
-Offer him an opportunity to join.
-In order to prove his dedication, he must find some way to say ____ on the air
-Close with a joke or a quote from the Principia




You don't have to get too longwinded or fancy-grabass. It doesn't even have to be funny. The trick here is quantity, not quality!

I don't expect our recruits will have enough 'Think For Yourself' juice to come up with these on their own. So we'll need to provide as many letters as possible.


We do need your help, as I'm swamped at work and also doing like four OMGASM projects at once.  :fnord:

I've got letters in various stages of completion from the first discussion about this. I'll clean them up and add them today.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 29, 2008, 06:05:26 pm
Maybe we should suggest a date when they should say these codes? I don't catch their shows every night, but if we all say to make a reference on MARCH FIFTH (walpurgisnaught!) (sp?) we can watch that show with high scrutiny.

As I was updating a letter I double checked and Walpurgisnacht is the night of April 30 to May 1, not March ;-). However, March 5th would be a good date anyway. I'll stick it in the sample letters until we figure out something better.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 29, 2008, 08:35:39 pm
A second Colbert letter and a first Stewart letter are now on the Wiki (feel free to edit). More coming as I have time to finish them.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on January 29, 2008, 11:58:40 pm
 This is quite exceedingly delightful!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Verbal Mike on January 30, 2008, 01:01:37 am
Would Colbert really be able to pull off a whole sentence in Latin on the air, as a sign? Might be a bit too bold...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 30, 2008, 01:04:00 am
Would Colbert really be able to pull off a whole sentence in Latin on the air, as a sign? Might be a bit too bold...

oh, he doesn't have to say anything in Latin. We just want him to say some obvious Illuminati phrase such as IMMANENTIZE THE ESCHATON or EWIGE BLUMENKRAFT (which he actually said on the air last year) or reference Bavaria or something  like that.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Verbal Mike on January 30, 2008, 01:27:40 am
I'm referring to the sample letters posted on the wiki. Both propose something in Latin. :)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Pope Lecherous on January 30, 2008, 02:52:55 am
Credo quia absurdum


I believe it because it is absurd

Also.... scanning the white house correspondents' dinner speech for "references" to discordia.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on January 30, 2008, 04:33:43 am
I won't have time to do this until Friday or Saturday, but I'll have some by then.

Also, I haven't mailed either Colbert or Stewart a book yet (procrastination FTW), so I can time that accordingly.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on January 30, 2008, 06:18:39 am
lol: my 2 cents attached.

Something in Latin: In Consensio Perfectus -- In Harmony Complete, or "Perfection through Conformity"

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Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on January 30, 2008, 09:20:45 am
i'm raping that letter.

also consider: March 15th- The Ides

maybe colbert goes for the Ides, and we warn Stewart to "Beware"?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2008, 04:13:00 pm
I would guess between being raised Catholic and his education, that latin wouldn't be an issue.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 30, 2008, 04:19:03 pm
i'm raping that letter.

also consider: March 15th- The Ides

maybe colbert goes for the Ides, and we warn Stewart to "Beware"?


The ides of March are a long way away. In my experience, people lose focus if a project's end-date is too far away. I personally think March 5th is pretty far away too (over a full month), but it gives us time to distribute this idea through all of discokind
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on January 30, 2008, 04:22:00 pm
Warning Jon Stewart to beware the Ides of March might be good comedic content, but depending on the dickishness levels of his lawyers, it might also be construed as a threat. Just sayin.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2008, 04:24:21 pm
Agreed, quick and immediate... Right now, they have no writers and are starving for content (see last night's Colbert show). If they start getting weird letters in the next few weeks while the strike is still on, I think we have a much better chance of them playing our game ;-)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on January 30, 2008, 04:50:45 pm
PROTIP for Colbert letters:
Eagle Dingbats (http://www.dafont.com/eaglemania.font)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2008, 05:39:17 pm
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page1.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page2.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page3.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page4.jpg

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on January 30, 2008, 05:45:39 pm
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page1.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page2.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page3.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page4.jpg

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

FUCKING JACKPOT!

Except for these only having enough resolution to look good at very small sizes, or in conjunction with other highly pixellated elements to look intentional.

Not that that's ever stopped us before though...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on January 30, 2008, 06:52:28 pm
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page1.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page2.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page3.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page4.jpg

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

FUCKING JACKPOT!

Except for these only having enough resolution to look good at very small sizes, or in conjunction with other highly pixellated elements to look intentional.

Not that that's ever stopped us before though...

I figured small sizes for letterhead might be ok...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on January 30, 2008, 08:03:16 pm
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page1.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page2.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page3.jpg
http://www.setmasons.org/images/page4.jpg

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

FUCKING JACKPOT!

Except for these only having enough resolution to look good at very small sizes, or in conjunction with other highly pixellated elements to look intentional.

Not that that's ever stopped us before though...

I figured small sizes for letterhead might be ok...

Large sizes could be cool too. I'm just saying use the distressed/pixellated element with awareness.

I might rebuild some of these to look clean and crisp if I ever have the time.

Still an awesome resource, Rat.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Sir Squid Diddimus on January 31, 2008, 06:08:13 am
i'm raping that letter.

also consider: March 15th- The Ides

maybe colbert goes for the Ides, and we warn Stewart to "Beware"?


~snicker~
i'm getting married that saturday
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 02, 2008, 02:03:45 am
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/Festwo/MasonicHoly.jpg)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/Festwo/Masonic3.jpg)
(http://i10.photobucket.com/albums/a149/Festwo/IlluminatiLetterhead.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 05, 2008, 12:57:23 am
We need to start kicking this thing into gear for letters week.

What do you think we can do to get tons of people to participate?

Who's willing to help?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on February 05, 2008, 01:10:46 am
What do you think we can do to get tons of people to participate?

prepackage everything.

like the copypasta Cain made for the GLP raid.

make it as easy as possible for people, just a PDF to print, an address where to send it to.

and whatever else you want them to do, give them the possibility of their own creative input, but if they wanna be lazy and still join, they should be able to without much thinking or work.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 05, 2008, 02:05:07 am
Gives me another reason to try out some of these new PDF creation tools on linux...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Jasper on February 05, 2008, 03:57:19 am
http://www.uweb.ucsb.edu/~jdmay/phil/help/latinphrases.htm

This is a reference list of various latin phrases, for those with great ideas.  Sorry if it's a bit late.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 06, 2008, 01:33:53 am
I won't have time to do this until Friday or Saturday, but I'll have some by then.

Also, I haven't mailed either Colbert or Stewart a book yet (procrastination FTW), so I can time that accordingly.

Fail.

I haven't forgot though. It's been slowly eating away at my ability to relax...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 06, 2008, 09:42:40 am
i have some free time tonight i might work on it
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 06, 2008, 04:17:22 pm
Has anyone found existing letterhead for either the ELF or the Illuminati? Or should I just make up some and stick them here? ;-)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 06, 2008, 04:32:30 pm
I doubt anyone has made one yet.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 06, 2008, 05:47:30 pm
All right, then I'm on it.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 06, 2008, 07:32:35 pm
i fell asleep, and i'm busy today with bleeding and burying.

has anyone put any of the sample letters on the wiki to letter head for quick print and mail appeal?
that's what i was going to do before i zonked.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 06, 2008, 08:02:01 pm
Well, I'm trying to make letterhead, but apparently I do not have the l33t skillz in such an area... Also, MS Word keeps blowing up whenever I try  to pull in clip art :(

Maybe I'll just make an image in GiMP and post it so people can add it themselves :(
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 07, 2008, 12:20:53 am
Well, I'm trying to make letterhead, but apparently I do not have the l33t skillz in such an area... Also, MS Word keeps blowing up whenever I try  to pull in clip art :(

Maybe I'll just make an image in GiMP and post it so people can add it themselves :(

http://www.scribus.net/ (http://www.scribus.net/)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: TheLastLump on February 07, 2008, 12:35:06 pm
Warning Jon Stewart to beware the Ides of March might be good comedic content, but depending on the dickishness levels of his lawyers, it might also be construed as a threat. Just sayin.


Also, I'm going to be sending a letter- all I'd need is a letterhead idea and the contact information, and I can make the letters more personalized.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 07, 2008, 02:45:26 pm
Check the Wiki, I just put up a letterhead for the Illuminati.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 08, 2008, 01:39:09 am
8.5 x 11

(http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/3711/erisiansocietyletterheauj1.jpg) (http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit/net/erisian-society-letterhead.pdf)

Please link at the Colbert wiki, I'm wikitarded.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 08, 2008, 06:48:39 am
Done :)

Also, Vex, can we link your fantastic letter on the Wiki as well?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 08, 2008, 03:44:09 pm
yes
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 08, 2008, 03:48:24 pm
Oh Vex....thought you should know, the freaks from GLP found your site yesterday.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 08, 2008, 03:49:50 pm
That's okay, nobody else goes there, it might as well be ravaged by trolls.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 08, 2008, 03:50:54 pm
Fortunately, they just seem interested in the stash of TGGR rants so far.  He's been busy over there, and is certainly making an impact.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on 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.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 09, 2008, 06:05:09 pm
ATTN: SHOP WIZARDS and WRATHFUL PAINTERS

Your talents are needed to produce images for COLBERTGASM

We need a sig size image

A stamp sized image

An avatar sized image (like 100 x 100, and a copy at 75 x 75)

And a few straight-up ads of varying sizes.

Suggested imagery:

Colbert + Illuminati symbols
Stewart + Discordian symbols

A big shiny COLBERTGASM logo.



We'll spill these all over the web with links to Colbergasm.


BUZZ WEEK is Feb 17th - Feb 23rd. At the time of this writing we have one week to get ready.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 09, 2008, 09:55:40 pm
8.5 x 11

(http://img266.imageshack.us/img266/6290/internationalchaoticianmt6.jpg) (http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit/net/int-chaotician-letterhead.pdf)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 09, 2008, 10:01:08 pm
ATTN: SHOP WIZARDS and WRATHFUL PAINTERS

Your talents are needed to produce images for COLBERTGASM

We need a sig size image

A stamp sized image

An avatar sized image (like 100 x 100, and a copy at 75 x 75)

And a few straight-up ads of varying sizes.

Suggested imagery:

Colbert + Illuminati symbols
Stewart + Discordian symbols

A big shiny COLBERTGASM logo.



We'll spill these all over the web with links to Colbergasm.


BUZZ WEEK is Feb 17th - Feb 23rd. At the time of this writing we have one week to get ready.

So you want the above images coordinated together right?

WTH is stamp size?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 09, 2008, 10:18:19 pm
Quote
So you want the above images coordinated together right?

Not necessarily.

Quote
WTH is stamp size?

*scratches head*

I guess I meant like 250 x 250?
 "large" avatar size.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 09, 2008, 10:39:51 pm
jon and stephen's fan mail addresses have been added to the wiki
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 09, 2008, 11:04:22 pm
Lol, this is great, adding this to the wiki as well:

http://men.style.com/gq/features/slideshow/v/041307COLBERT?loop=0&slideshowId=slideshow41007&iphoto=1&nphoto=6&play=false&cnt=1


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.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 09, 2008, 11:23:04 pm
 :lol: I have a feeling that's a D&D character name.



Here's an idea--
You fill in a number of pieces of mail that people pledge to send
it generates a sig for you with that number in it.

Does anyone know of a way to generate that?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 09, 2008, 11:51:29 pm
:lol: I have a feeling that's a D&D character name.



Here's an idea--
You fill in a number of pieces of mail that people pledge to send
it generates a sig for you with that number in it.

Does anyone know of a way to generate that?

Sure, maybe we could even keep track of the number people input.... Do you want specific text for the sig?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 10, 2008, 03:01:03 am
Not exactly following you.


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

(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/colbert_gasm01_work_in_progress.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on February 10, 2008, 07:27:05 am
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bert.gif)(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bertavatar.gif)(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bertsmallest.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on February 10, 2008, 01:40:01 pm
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :fnord:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 10, 2008, 04:26:13 pm
(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bert.gif)(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bertavatar.gif)(http://i197.photobucket.com/albums/aa261/broodwitch/bertsmallest.jpg)

Holy shit :mittens:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 10, 2008, 06:47:22 pm
OMGZ!!!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 10, 2008, 08:20:54 pm
:lol:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on 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)....

(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/colbert_gasm02_printPoster.jpg)

-Telarus, KSC
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 11, 2008, 05:01:55 pm
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)....

(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/colbert_gasm02_printPoster.jpg)

-Telarus, KSC

That is a beautiful thing!!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Darth Cupcake on February 11, 2008, 05:13:52 pm
I am super excited about this Colbergasm thing. I'm getting a bunch of letters prepped to be mailed. I don't have much to do Saturday, so I might drive around to different towns in the area to drop letters in the mail from different locations. :D

That animated Colbert thing is GENIUS, btw.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 11, 2008, 06:03:48 pm
Alright guys, we've gotta do some thinking re: this


"ME" in this is my buddy HAL PHILLIPS who has a friend who works at the Daily Show.

Quote
Me: Hey, Zach?
I have a question.
Zach: shoot
Me: You interned at the Daily Show, right?
Zach: yes
Me: Do you happen to know who reads fan mail?
Like, would Jon Stewart read it himself?
Zach: probably not, no
Me: You think it's like, they'd pass it on to him if it seemed notable, but throw generic "you're so great" stuff in the trash?
Sent at 11:26 AM on Monday
Zach: yeah, i mean, it all depends
most of the fanmail is from legit crazy people
or people who want to send in story ideas
Me: Oh, yeah, I don't mean like people who wanna submit.
Zach: "this crazy thing happened in my town and it would be cool if you did a piece on it!"
Me: I mean like "I'm your biggest fan, I've followed your career since blah blah blah"
Zach: there was this one woman with brain damage who would send jon these long diary entries with pretty grotesque photos
Me: haha
Zach: yeah, there are lots of those standard fanmail letters
Me: Did he see the brain-damaged diary entries?
Or does someone else go through that and just chuck it?
Zach: i don't think he ever really sees them
he might glance quickly, but they mostly go to his assistant
Me: Hm, OK
Thanks man
Zach: why do you ask?
did you send photos of your brain surgery to jon stewart?
(yes, i saw those)
Me: Nah... a friend of mine wanted to send fan mail and thought they'd be more likely to actually read it if it was snail mail.
And I was just wondering if they actually do see it.
If I DO have brain surgery, though, I'll definitely send in photos.
Zach: honestly, unless there's something of value to say.. fanmail is seen as nice, but kind of pointless
if he wants to send something, he should call the main number and ask what the best bet is
i forget the main number's desk, though
Me: Cool.
That's what I wanted to know... thanks man!


discuss
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: LMNO on February 11, 2008, 06:16:24 pm
Not much to discuss... As far as I understood it, we pretty much figured he didn't read the mail himself, and it was filled with crazy people.

That's why I thought the point was to get many, many people sending in similar stuff at about the same time, so the person sorting it would suddenly find dozens upon dozens of letters delaring Colbert/Stewart discordian Princes, or Illuminati heads, or something.

One or two letters would be discarded, but stacks of them...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 11, 2008, 06:24:39 pm
Not much to discuss... As far as I understood it, we pretty much figured he didn't read the mail himself, and it was filled with crazy people.

That's why I thought the point was to get many, many people sending in similar stuff at about the same time, so the person sorting it would suddenly find dozens upon dozens of letters delaring Colbert/Stewart discordian Princes, or Illuminati heads, or something.

One or two letters would be discarded, but stacks of them...

My thought as well... Jakes are notoriously difficult to impact anyone with 'people' and 'assistants', unless there's unusual quantities...

Another thought, Stewart and Colbert are currently (at least they appear to be) starved for content.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 11, 2008, 06:35:11 pm
Everyone involved should be mailing 15 or so pieces.  Start with one, then send two, then three etc each day after each the other.  Steadily increase the volume.

Naturally, I can't help, because there is no fucking way I am sending fan mail from the UK, but have you mentioned any of this to the Facebook Discordians?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 11, 2008, 06:38:52 pm
1. Writers' strike will end in a month or so. Get on this quick.
2. Why would the Illuminati be sending correspondence to a publicly available address, to be read by some semi-anonymous/unimportant intern?
3. We need a locker at Grand Central Station, a pair of sneakers, a post-it note, two (authentic) bottles of kindergarten-grade paste from 1977, and a physical object of emotional significance for each of the two targets.

Seriously: if 10 of us send letters, even if it amounts to 200 pieces of mail, it will be plainly evident that there are probably only 10 people involved since every piece of mail is postmarked at the point of origin. Better plan: send mail from locations with different originating post offices, or even better, send a ready-to-mail letter to each of 15 friends all in different cities and have them drop their letters in mailboxes where they live.

We also need to conspire on the topic of return addresses, since sometimes mail will not be delivered without a return address. I suggest we pick some off-the-wall return address and have everyone put that return address on their letters. At the very least, this will prove that there is a link between all the letters.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on February 11, 2008, 06:47:51 pm
3. We need a locker at Grand Central Station, a pair of sneakers, a post-it note, two (authentic) bottles of kindergarten-grade paste from 1977, and a physical object of emotional significance for each of the two targets.

?

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Seriously: if 10 of us send letters, even if it amounts to 200 pieces of mail, it will be plainly evident that there are probably only 10 people involved since every piece of mail is postmarked at the point of origin.

not using 10 identical envelopes will also aid in this, btw.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 11, 2008, 07:14:08 pm
1. Writers' strike will end in a month or so. Get on this quick.
2. Why would the Illuminati be sending correspondence to a publicly available address, to be read by some semi-anonymous/unimportant intern?
3. We need a locker at Grand Central Station, a pair of sneakers, a post-it note, two (authentic) bottles of kindergarten-grade paste from 1977, and a physical object of emotional significance for each of the two targets.

Seriously: if 10 of us send letters, even if it amounts to 200 pieces of mail, it will be plainly evident that there are probably only 10 people involved since every piece of mail is postmarked at the point of origin. Better plan: send mail from locations with different originating post offices, or even better, send a ready-to-mail letter to each of 15 friends all in different cities and have them drop their letters in mailboxes where they live.

We also need to conspire on the topic of return addresses, since sometimes mail will not be delivered without a return address. I suggest we pick some off-the-wall return address and have everyone put that return address on their letters. At the very least, this will prove that there is a link between all the letters.


IAWTC

Mail from different post offices should help, getting lots of people involved would also be great, maybe we should start posting on MySpace/Facebook/LJ today.

I can take on LJ and MySpace, but I have no facebook account.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 11, 2008, 07:29:42 pm
Hi Telarus.

I 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.

Why 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 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.

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 11, 2008, 08:33:03 pm
GASM/ELF recruitment messages have gone out to three LJ groups, two MySpace groups, the Pranksters class at maybelogic.net and to a couple Discordian bloggers that have a decent readership. 23AE seems to be throwing errors whenever I try to post there.

Also, note the new ColbertGASM sig creator:

http://www.theinvisiblecollege.com/colbertgasm/colbertgasm.php (http://www.theinvisiblecollege.com/colbertgasm/colbertgasm.php)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 12, 2008, 03:02:42 am
Hi Telarus.

Hey! Nice to meet you Net.

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I 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.

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Why 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 kallisti.apple 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.

Quote
I 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?

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on February 13, 2008, 11:58:25 am
If I got 30 of these with my face on them I'd probably start carrying a gun.

Tell-a-walrus, I'm not so sure random for random's sake is the best fit for Colbert materials.

Illuminati stuff ought to be funny or so serious you're not entirely sure it's been faked. The more nonsensical, loose, whatever-comes-out-stuff seems better suited for propaganda targeted at Stewart.

I think any poster designed for general public viewing has to have the information needed to get involved and very clearly communicate it's message. But I don't think the time and money involved in making, printing, and putting up a ton of posters promoting Colbertgasm will be worth it in terms of cost-benefit at this point. Interweb promotion is quick, targeted, and cheap, so I say we stick to that.

One last thing about the poster. Why waste all of those symbols in your poster in one go? Why not spread all of them out across 10-20 different letters? One or two per letter. It would help make them all unique and personalized. I'm looking at the letter-writing like this: it's an opportunity to have all the fun of fraud, without the whole legal repercussions thing. And no matter how you look at it, we've just got to produce a huge volume of mail from the 17th-23rd.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 14, 2008, 07:56:31 am
ideas...

official illuminati postcards?

a little known fact, also, about the USPS is that they will mail damn near anything unpackaged, allowing proper postage is attached, within reason.

you wanna send in a painting/poster/cardboard, etc...a shoe was suggested in one of my favourite K.L.U.T.Z. books growing up.

mailing premade letters with an envelope and postage to people to mail out from other places...good idea, though anyone who wants to do this is going to have to pony up for a lil' mo' dough (postage plus postage, plus postage for your owns letters that you will be mailing...certainly don't forget to do that last part.)

If anyone has exceptional handwriting, particularly in flow-y, flowery calligraphy, i think a really nice handwritten letter on the stationary (any -Illumin- stationary) would have a nice effect included in this mass of mail.

i also heard Stewart say on his show last night the strike might be over MUCH sooner than we thought.

as a plan B, i would like to suggest that the ColbertGASM/StewartGASM enter a McCain style-100 year campaign, possibly even taking it to the Colbertnation Homepage. not exactly Raid Style, mind you.

i know there are already people from here, over there. just thoughts. i'm printing a ton of letters tomorrow. mailing them out to some helpers. i'm not sure how much 'a ton' is, to be honest. we'll see.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 14, 2008, 10:57:37 am
If the Colboards were to help, that would be awesome.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 14, 2008, 01:32:22 pm
I thought about that. What do you guys think? I'm worried that they would take all the credit if this thing works. But then again - does that really matter?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 14, 2008, 01:35:48 pm
On the one hand, they can't take credit, as Discordanism is built into the entire aim.  Also, it makes us work with them and vice-versa, creating linkage between our two similar groups (there are a LOT of Discordians on the Colboards, given their size and relative Discordian distribution).

On the other hand, well, it depends if we want to use this to get the attention of people like the Colboards, or forge the alliance while undertaking the project, and hope some sort of mutual cooperation arises out of it.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 14, 2008, 08:47:07 pm
of course i have absolutely no way of confirming this, but Colbert gives me the impression that he's on the Colboards at least sometimes...whenever he advertises the board on his show, he mentions "i'll be watching you."

if we could somehow introduce a large "illuminati" or "discordian" presence that is recognised on the boards, we might be able to get his attention that way, assuming he's not here, now, reading our plans already (as hoopla suggested a time ago)...

there's a thread on the forum somewhere about exploits on the Colboards, already; still, i think we should figure out close to exactly what existing accounts people have over there, so we can start planning a cyber presentation. maybe a new section on the wiki? iono...i'm wearing my "vote Cthulhu" shirt, so i'm feeling rather demoncratic.

my first self-criticism: how exactly would the Illuminati make it's presence known on the interwebs? Classically, they're very clandestine and secretive... i draw a blank at the moment.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on February 14, 2008, 09:05:27 pm
backchannels? PMs? ARGs?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 14, 2008, 09:13:44 pm
of course i have absolutely no way of confirming this, but Colbert gives me the impression that he's on the Colboards at least sometimes...whenever he advertises the board on his show, he mentions "i'll be watching you."

if we could somehow introduce a large "illuminati" or "discordian" presence that is recognised on the boards, we might be able to get his attention that way, assuming he's not here, now, reading our plans already (as hoopla suggested a time ago)...

I think that's a gimmick. The people at Colboards seem to think that if he DOES have an account, he hasn't made it known to anyone.

There are, by the way, quite a few Discordians on that board.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 14, 2008, 10:03:08 pm
of course i have absolutely no way of confirming this, but Colbert gives me the impression that he's on the Colboards at least sometimes...whenever he advertises the board on his show, he mentions "i'll be watching you."

if we could somehow introduce a large "illuminati" or "discordian" presence that is recognised on the boards, we might be able to get his attention that way, assuming he's not here, now, reading our plans already (as hoopla suggested a time ago)...

I think that's a gimmick. The people at Colboards seem to think that if he DOES have an account, he hasn't made it known to anyone.

There are, by the way, quite a few Discordians on that board.

Can we use some Discordian terms to perhaps get them over here for a brief conversation? I mean if we have "old useless memes"  :evil: like 23 pineal and fnord, why not use them as breadcrumbs? Surely we should be able to craft something that would be obvious to Discordians and not obvious to everyone else?

If we had insiders on the board... they may have some useful ideas on getting the boards to assist. :fnord:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 14, 2008, 10:05:36 pm
I like the idea of getting some insiders.

BTW, if you do a board search for the term Discordian, you'll find more than a few posters who have publically referred to themselves as that.  I suggest contacting those first, and seeing how it goes from there, who they recommend etc
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: TheLastLump on February 15, 2008, 02:23:46 am
my first self-criticism: how exactly would the Illuminati make it's presence known on the interwebs? Classically, they're very clandestine and secretive... i draw a blank at the moment.

But they're also known for being very paranoid. So, like, if we left an odd, unexplainable post with nothing really special about it other than it's utter nonsense (I've got a good quote from a well-known conspiracy, but I'm not sure if it's relevant to the Illuminatti) then, when someone posts a reply asking what it's about, someone else pops up and says something like "We know what we're doing. We're watching you, [name of replier]. The Golden Dawn approaches."

*I had something that actually had something to do with them being paranoid, but I had a better idea afterwards. Still, ph34r!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on 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:
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v131/ralia/joshua_norton_cabal.gif)
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.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 16, 2008, 01:44:44 am
Link to the account?  I might be able to dredge up some contact details and see if she wants to get involved...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 16, 2008, 02:06:22 am
This is where the pic was hosted: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v131/ralia/

It was posted to LJ, here: http://community.livejournal.com/eristicmystics/93671.html
by [ljUser]singswithtrees, who I don't know so I can't confirm if it's the same person.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on February 16, 2008, 02:36:51 am
spinoff campaign: find mailing addresses of random people throughout the world and send busloads of PFLD or AISB invitations to them, and see how they react.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 16, 2008, 08:27:11 am
vex- combine with the 50/50 stock predictions con for maximum lulz

i'm not sure for the rest of you, but i'm going to send my letters still.
even with the writers back, there's a good chance still IMO.
we need to emphasize the volume. i have maybe ten IRL people other
than myself sending letters, though i don't know their committal or quantity.

i'm sending 20 myself. maybe an extra three for the gimmick.

i'm going to start poking around the colboards some more.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 16, 2008, 02:14:33 pm
Yeah just to clarify--

the writers may be back
but COLBERGASM IS STILL ON
AND GOING STRONG
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on February 16, 2008, 03:04:00 pm
isn't that norton proclamation thing from the 1st Ed. PD, as discovered in old declassified FBI-files by drjon? [or am i confusing things now]
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 16, 2008, 09:23:53 pm
Eris at the Colbert Nation just mentioned that his name is spelled Stephen and that it should be corrected in a couple places. Otherwise, she is apparently recruiting others.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 17, 2008, 06:37:55 pm
http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=10492431371

chicka-chicka-check it out
We've got a facebook group now

PLEASE go spam your entire friends list with this!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 18, 2008, 04:28:44 pm
Being the first day of BUZZ WEEK, we're kicking off with a frontpage post at http://23ae.com/

check it out

http://23ae.com/index.asp?post=400
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 18, 2008, 04:30:55 pm
It occurs to me that WE NEED MOAR SAMPLE LETTERS

Can anyone help out with this? I'm sooooooo busy at the moment


Is anyone else spreading The Good Word?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 19, 2008, 06:48:32 am
i can do something tomorrow before work, but i'm not sure when it would be up by.
something printready for the jon stewart side, at least.

on my part, i sweetened the deal just a little, offering him intellectual property rights to
a short piece of writing.

not much, but something.
Title: Colbertgasm - Hodge Clip Art Post
Post by: Telarus on 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. (http://appendix.23ae.com/memos/081168RAW01.gif) 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---------------------------------
 - http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/AISB_header01.jpg
(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/AISB_header01.jpg)
   -=- 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.

 - http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/AISB_footer01.jpg
(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/AISB_footer01.jpg)
   -=- Here's a matching footer in the same font.

 - http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/colbert_gasm_printPoster.jpg
(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/colbert_gasm_printPoster.jpg)
 -=- Finalized print-style poster.

 - http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2007/oct/colbert/colbert200.jpg
(http://media.npr.org/programs/atc/features/2007/oct/colbert/colbert200.jpg)

 - http://www.comicsketchgallery.com/images/sketches/1990.jpg
(http://www.comicsketchgallery.com/images/sketches/1990.jpg)

 - http://colbertbump.com/VIVA_COLBERT_1.jpg
(http://colbertbump.com/VIVA_COLBERT_1.jpg)

 - http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j127/jcheshie/VivaColbert.jpg
(http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j127/jcheshie/VivaColbert.jpg)

 - http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p133/jcoppens/colbert.jpg
(http://i127.photobucket.com/albums/p133/jcoppens/colbert.jpg)

 - http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z19/thecarino/colbert1.jpg
(http://i193.photobucket.com/albums/z19/thecarino/colbert1.jpg)

 -  http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7462/1203201451611ix6.jpg
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7462/1203201451611ix6.jpg)
 -=- via Cain

---------------------End AISB/Colbert Resources------------------------------
Title: Colbertgasm - Podge Clip Art Post
Post by: Telarus on 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-------------
 - http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l157/gurlstar_t/VivaLaStewart_Thumbnail1.gif
(http://i95.photobucket.com/albums/l157/gurlstar_t/VivaLaStewart_Thumbnail1.gif)

----------------------End Stewart/POEE Resources-------------
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 20, 2008, 05:02:00 am
(http://img230.imageshack.us/img230/7462/1203201451611ix6.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on February 20, 2008, 05:25:48 am
I wonder if we could get Colbert to pose with a pipe in his mouth, exactly like J.R. "Bob" Dobbs.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 20, 2008, 09:13:25 pm
http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit/cramulus/aisb%20letter%20by%20cram.pdf
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 20, 2008, 09:33:02 pm
aaand

http://www.cwyohba.org/noexit/cramulus/discord-letter-cram.pdf
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 20, 2008, 11:00:58 pm
More now. Linked to from the Blog - http://www.principiadiscordia.com/blog/?p=15


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.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 20, 2008, 11:21:34 pm
More now. Linked to from the Blog - http://www.principiadiscordia.com/blog/?p=15


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?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 20, 2008, 11:24:57 pm
More now. Linked to from the Blog - http://www.principiadiscordia.com/blog/?p=15


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?

yeah, we're hoping that those addresses are accurate. And we're hoping that a large volume will suffice.

I found some "CONFIDENTAL" envelopes which I think will help too. =)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 21, 2008, 04:44:37 pm
Added a couple more letters to the GASM including one with an explaination to cover our unorthodox method of contact:
http://www.theinvisiblecollege.com/colbertgasm/Letter1.pdf (http://www.theinvisiblecollege.com/colbertgasm/Letter1.pdf)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on 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 (http://irreality.net/biologs/telarus&biologID=13106) 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!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 27, 2008, 10:37:32 pm
even though today is the 27th and any mail posted after today- especially from the west coast or overseas- will probably not make it to the jon stewart or colbert shows in time for the march 5th target, i intend to keep sending mail.

representing my own cabal, K.L.U.T.Z., i'm going to try and build off all the previous mail i've sent.

now, this is pretty fruitless for the march 5th target, but there's also the potential, feign as i am to think of it, that colbert won't or won't be able to respond on the 5th. it's my thought that a continued mass mailing sustained by as many people as possible will really drive it home.

digest and feedback? thoughts on a secondary approach?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 27, 2008, 11:13:23 pm
Yes, keep sending mail!

very likely they'll get it by the fifth


Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 27, 2008, 11:31:54 pm
I still have about 5 letters to each of them that I have yet to mail, I better get on it.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 28, 2008, 12:07:23 am
Word.

If he doesn't respond on the 5th, i'm going to mail him a rant about how he missed his greatest opportunity, one word at a time.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 28, 2008, 12:21:09 am
My grandma died Friday night so my contribution wasn't as useful as I'd hoped. Still we got off a number of letters here and I will continue to send letters with more invitations until he responds. Remember, this first batch may not even make it past his mail screeners.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 28, 2008, 12:59:21 am
My Condolence.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 28, 2008, 01:19:09 am
Thanks Prater, it wasn't unexpected, last week she decided she'd had enough of laying tween life and death and asked them to stop treating her. She was old and had outlived her friends and most of her generation of the family. I even got to say goodbye, so as far as it has to happen to everyone, at least she had the best options.

Personally, I wish she would have died two years earlier when her health and independence hadn't yet been destroyed :-/
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 28, 2008, 02:08:28 am
Weird- exactly how my nana died.

they misdiagnosed a ruptured appendix as a stroke, discovered it a week later. so she stopped fighting, and finally kicked it just after the last of the relatives had made it in.

they don't even build german women like that anymore.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 29, 2008, 08:33:23 am
Condolences as well, Ratatosk.


I heard Stephen utter "23 skidoo" on air tonight. It was early in the program, and following (or just before) a Wiliam F Buckly, Jr. reference, and it was the only 23, so I'm pretty sure it was just a reference to 60's culture.

Next week should really get interesting.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on February 29, 2008, 03:52:29 pm
I'm sorry to hear that, Rat. :(
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 29, 2008, 03:53:27 pm
Condolences as well, Ratatosk.


I heard Stephen utter "23 skidoo" on air tonight. It was early in the program, and following (or just before) a Wiliam F Buckly, Jr. reference, and it was the only 23, so I'm pretty sure it was just a reference to 60's culture.

Next week should really get interesting.

no way! can anyone find a video somewhere? An explicit reference to the number 23 on the air was DEFINITELY something we asked for!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 29, 2008, 04:06:28 pm
Most Excellent! :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 29, 2008, 04:31:28 pm
video clip forthcoming

GUYS
we win
SO GODDAMN HARD



Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 29, 2008, 04:39:14 pm
We need follow up letters now, too.

We need to bring Colbert further into the fold, and increase his education in the Illuminati's ways.

How about some sort of Lovecraftian reference next?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 29, 2008, 05:00:01 pm
My thoughts exactly Cain!

If we keep mailing him with strange 'projects' and 'secrets' we could keep this going for some time ;-)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 29, 2008, 05:01:57 pm
Another idea was to get mentions of butthash.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 29, 2008, 05:04:53 pm
Now, its not the 5th, so 23Skidoo could have been a coincidence... but with so many coincidences either we're spotting quarters or he's in.

Let's see what happens on the fifth, if he makes it more clear that he's in, I'm gonna start sending regular communiques to the Third Outer Head informing him of *insert stuff like Butthash (a secret tool being used by the enemies of the Illuminati)*

Yes? No? Maybe?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 29, 2008, 05:11:21 pm
I was thinking we should tell him to denounce the evils of butthash on air, in order to encourage America's youth to stupefy themselves.  In much of the conspiracy literature, including Illuminatus!, drugs were tools of control as well as Illumination.  Plus, its in keeping with his online persona.

We should all decide on the theme before sending out letters though.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 29, 2008, 05:12:06 pm
Yeah, that's a great idea  :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 29, 2008, 06:05:16 pm
VICTORY!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j-d5FM2N69I
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 29, 2008, 07:30:12 pm
possible intro text for the video:

Quote
The Bavarian Illuminati is a global ultra-conspiracy nearly as old as civilization itself.
On February 29th, 2008, they recruited satirical pundit Stephen Colbert into their ranks.
To test his dedication, they commanded him to utter the code phrase "23 Skidoo" on the air.
Colbert is now in CONCORDANCE with the will of the Illuminati and the Ancient Illuminated Seers of Bavaria.

The nemesis of the Illuminati, the Discordian Society, encourages you to investigate his participation. Watch for Discordian or Illuminati code-words on his broadcasts. He may be relaying coded messages to different sects of the Illuminati, and also using mind-control memes to sap the free will of the General Public. Stay sharp. and Think For Yourself, Shmuck.

principiadiscordia.com

suggestions?

perhaps a bit long? if so, what to cut? might be fine though.

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on February 29, 2008, 07:33:23 pm
28th of February is what the date should read.  It was aired last night, after all.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 29, 2008, 10:16:16 pm
Phase 2

Talking to cabalmate and co-conspirator HAL PHILLIPS who is also an NYC Comedy Scene Dude.


Quote from: HAL PHILLIPS
check this out:
http://newyork.ucbtheatre.com/classes/3162

That tells you where Colbert Show writer Peter Gwinn will be, in Manhattan, on the next two Thursday evenings.
Not a public event.  Just a shitty little office/rehearsal space.
Perfect for someone to unobtrusively slip a letter about the Illuminati into his big or something.

Because I can ask my friend Damian to try to slip something to Peter Gwinn.

Some sort of "you have completed the first task, one of our agents has contacted you through an intermediary" kinda deal.
Even if slipping it in his bag requires too much ninja skill, there could just be like, an envelope that says "FOR PETER GWINN" that someone could just put on the floor in the hallway when nobody's looking.  Easy peasy.

You devise something worth slipping to a Colbert Report writer... I will arrange for it to get to him when he least expects it.

 :mind ray:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on March 01, 2008, 02:01:29 am
brilliant!

as soon as Cram and P3nt4 get in touch with eachother, the intro text can be added, the clip will be bite-sized for general audience and we should spread the thing all over the interspags.

which also kind of helps if it was just coincidence afterall, because Colbert may get wind of us picking up on his "23 skidoo" remark, showing we're sort of serious.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Epimetheus on March 04, 2008, 04:04:45 am
The video is gone.
"Copyright claim."  :cry:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on March 04, 2008, 02:55:16 pm
Fuck them, it was a thirty second clip.

How the fuck is a thirty second clip going to affect the earnings of the shit-gobbling bean-counters over at Comedy Central?


I suggest uploading it to Liveleak.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 04, 2008, 03:25:03 pm
However, that means someone at Comedy Central just saw Colbert and the Illuminati ;-)

Besides, with the edits that should fall under fair use...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 04, 2008, 03:28:08 pm
Besides, with the edits that should fall under fair use...

doesn't matter - when youtube gets a request to pull a video due to copyright, they don't even investigate it - they just pull the video. (citing an already overwhelmed legal team)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 04, 2008, 03:38:59 pm
laem
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on March 04, 2008, 06:39:34 pm
http://www.godtube.com/ (http://www.godtube.com/)

http://www.porntube.com/  (http://www.porntube.com/)

... plenty moar fish in the sea

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 05, 2008, 12:24:32 am
one day and counting.

we'll probably be competing against today's primaries in Ohio and Texas, since the writers probably won't have much material before tomorrow's episode. (am i the only one that found the plural of "Primary" strange and unsettling?)

i can cut through my anticipation with a spork.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on March 05, 2008, 07:16:40 am
(am i the only one that found the plural of "Primary" strange and unsettling?)
:argh!:
shit...


and right before bed too.  now more conspiracy theories.  fuck. i just wanna get some fuckin sleep you know.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 05, 2008, 07:59:47 am
Jon's Moment of Zen tonight was Geraldo showing the pistol that Jack Ruby used to kill Oswald to national tv.

I know I sent him the random tri-fold Tract that had that photo of Ruby and Oswald and all the cops with photoshopped musical instruments in everybody's hands on the back of it...and the Penguin with the semi-auto.

Should we do a backwards rain dance before tomorrow night?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 05, 2008, 10:29:58 pm
Today's the day, bitches!

Tune in tonight to see if Colbert is actually an Illuminati pawn.

If he says a code word of some sort - ANY SORT - join us on #discord (irc.maddshark.com) for fapfest 2008.


 :fnord:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 06, 2008, 05:35:07 am
Diruit Aedeficat Mutant Quadrata Rotundus! Si Hoc Leger Scis Nimim Eruditiones Habes!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 06, 2008, 02:46:26 pm
So it looks like there were no dice
(except for the one Colbert rolled for Gary Gygax)


it's cool though - we actually already won this challenge. Can someone post that video somewhere so I can link it on the wiki?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on March 06, 2008, 05:07:54 pm
So it looks like there were no dice
(except for the one Colbert rolled for Gary Gygax)

did he maybe roll a 5? or a 23?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 06, 2008, 05:15:17 pm
He rolled a 20.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: N E T on March 06, 2008, 06:19:46 pm
 :aww:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 06, 2008, 11:22:26 pm
how'd we win this challenge?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 06, 2008, 11:29:52 pm
He said "23 Skidoo" on his show a few days ago. Very explicit, if you ask me.

This is all according to plan because
-we didn't have too much control over which codeword he used
-we suggested March 5th but knew that if he was going to say a word, he would fit it in when he got a chance.

As soon as I can find the video, we'll post it.
It was pulled from Youtube for copyright reasons - but WE SHALL PREVAIL.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 06, 2008, 11:33:30 pm
yes, i witnessed that in the original broadcast, and the edited link.

without confirmation, though, i'm a bit reticent to claim it. (though, if i recall correctly, it was on St. Tib's Day)

on the other hand: usurpation is  a grand tradition.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 06, 2008, 11:36:33 pm
well seriously, we asked him to say 23 skidoo and he said 23 skidoo. His writers have read illuminatus, so they're aware of its meaning to Discordians - I don't know how much more explicit you can get than that.

We're not going to get any more "confirmation" - we're a conspiracy, after all - mystery, innuendo, and vagueness are our bread and butter.  :p
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 06, 2008, 11:38:50 pm
true dat. but 23 skidoo is from book of lies.

and i said reticent, not opposed.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Penumbral on March 06, 2008, 11:42:44 pm
where to from here?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 06, 2008, 11:52:14 pm
I also want to point out that the Jack Ruby's gun moment of Zen was aired on March 4th, and is re-aired about 4 times on the following day, for a total of 5 Moments of Zen. I need to watch the Colbert Report from the 4th again.



 :evil:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 07, 2008, 12:34:02 am
under the march fifth links of the colbertnation website:

http://www.cs.cmu.edu/~dst/Secrets/E-Meter/ <-- scientology link

comedyt central clips:

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?episodeId=162598 has the 23 skidoo ref.

i dunno if it's liftable.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on March 07, 2008, 02:27:32 am
where to go from here is obvious. we must instruct mr. colbert to do something that not only confirms his allegiance to the AISB, but accomplishes or helps to accomplish an actual goal. we should have him cover some specific grain of newsworthy material that he might not otherwise mention. something that fits with the theme of his show but also brings to light some misdeed of a prominent discordian or discordian sympathizer, coupled with a covert warning from the AISB to the offender.

something like "Newt Gingrich has a crush on Banksy, and when I say crush, I mean he has a pile of depleted uranium rounds with his name on them."
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 07, 2008, 05:28:47 am
i was thinking we could have him cover someone related to anon v. CoS
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on March 07, 2008, 05:43:49 am
also, if he and/or his staffers come here as the theory goes, then what's to stop them from finding this thread and knowing where this scam originates?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on March 07, 2008, 03:20:45 pm
i was thinking we could have him cover someone related to anon v. CoS

It's a cool cause - for sure - but it's not our cause.
I'd hate to think the Ancient Illuminated Discordian Society was getting coopted as Anon's personal army...



also, if he and/or his staffers come here as the theory goes, then what's to stop them from finding this thread and knowing where this scam originates?

I assumed they would find us. Doesn't matter though. Hopefully if they hang out here, they're hip to the "cause" anyway.


this "Cause" thing though. That's nebulous as fuck.



One self-serving idea would be to encourage him to report on the Discordian Society - we're 50 years old, after all. An anniversary like this is a hell of an excuse for news.

We could suggest that he dismiss it, villify it, condemn it. That sounds like a good "cause" - no?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 07, 2008, 03:31:10 pm
I agree, Cramulus.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 07, 2008, 09:50:23 pm
Hmmm. You people didn't notice Stephen flashing a TON OF  MAIL ON CAMERA during his bit about HOTDOGS, HOTDOGS, HOTDOGS last night, did you?      Now I need to find that footage.









To quote my gf, MaraMorai, "That was so fucking win."
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 07, 2008, 10:09:46 pm
WHAT?!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 07, 2008, 10:28:04 pm
So the bit was about jaking president Bush so that Colbert could have a private HotDog lunch ("to break 'dog") with the President.

(http://irreality.net/mediastore/640/images/OMgasm/colbertHotDogs.jpg)


Should we consider this instructions from the 3rd Outer Head *snerk*?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on March 07, 2008, 11:51:51 pm
it's hot dogs, obvious.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on March 08, 2008, 07:23:13 am
it's 5 hot dogs, obvious.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Penumbral on March 08, 2008, 08:58:41 pm
 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on March 09, 2008, 07:27:02 am
i was thinking we could have him cover someone related to anon v. CoS

It's a cool cause - for sure - but it's not our cause.
I'd hate to think the Ancient Illuminated Discordian Society was getting coopted as Anon's personal army...


i was thinking the other-way around; LDD is responsible for anon's movement.

but meh.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on April 04, 2008, 08:04:18 am
BUMP BUMP BUMP


We shoudl really do something to cap off this GASM and update the Wiki. Does anyone wasnt to help me crawl back through the Colbert and Daily show archives to get footage?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 04, 2008, 04:07:16 pm
BUMP BUMP BUMP


We shoudl really do something to cap off this GASM and update the Wiki. Does anyone wasnt to help me crawl back through the Colbert and Daily show archives to get footage?

you're absolutely right. Can someone write up a VICTORY! paragraph?

And who has the video footage? I know we've got the movie files SOMEWHERE...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 04, 2008, 04:18:38 pm
http://starlight.webhop.org/discord/colbert23skidoo.WMV

Quote
Cram   starlight.webhop.org?
11:15   Cram   what's that?
11:15   P3nT4gR4m   redirect to my pc
11:15   P3nT4gR4m   which goes off at night so it's not reliable server

can someone with some free time pleaze download this file and then host it somewhere?

You will win an internets.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 04, 2008, 04:19:26 pm
I already have that file, I just dont have reliable hosting.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on April 04, 2008, 04:46:04 pm
I have hosting... but its fast losing any sembelence of stable... I think the Invisible College will be leaving IPower soon. Anyone have advice on a good hosting provider?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: East Coast Hustle on April 05, 2008, 11:12:26 pm
did anybody catch thursday night's show?

he promoted stickerGASM and his guest was a guy who had written a book about the emergence of the internet as a tool for "organizations without organization".
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 06, 2008, 12:01:45 am
did anybody catch thursday night's show?

he promoted stickerGASM and his guest was a guy who had written a book about the emergence of the internet as a tool for "organizations without organization".

didn't catch the show.

can you clarify what you mean by "stickerGASM"?


Edited to add:

Got it, nm. So he's encouraging a sort of stickergasm, but not literally stickergasm. Got my hopes up.  :p
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on April 06, 2008, 12:05:14 am
did anybody catch thursday night's show?

he promoted stickerGASM and his guest was a guy who had written a book about the emergence of the internet as a tool for "organizations without organization".

If that was the episode with the 2nd Tek Jansen adventures, yah, that was gold. there was also a GASM in the cartoon, as the 'secret base' that Tek had to go to had a big sign that said "OctoGasm".

EDIT:
Cram- Steven told the Colbert Nation to print stickers that said "Peabody Award Winning", and put them on all the Dorito bags in their local supermarket. His guest (who's book was about emergent trends in disorganizations) said that if the Colbert Nation ran with the concept and did something novel (i.e above and beyond what Steven had asked them to do) with the Stickers it would be such a trend.

http://www.davidoverholt.com/blog/2008/04/clays-intention-despite-colberts-efforts.php/ (http://www.davidoverholt.com/blog/2008/04/clays-intention-despite-colberts-efforts.php/)

Namaste
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on April 09, 2008, 02:15:41 am
I wasn't paying too much attention, but Colbert may have made another reference to the forums.

Episode 4044
He's interviewing Trevor Paglen the author of I Could Tell You But Then You Would Have to be Destroyed by Me: Emblems from the Pentagon's Black World
towards the end of the interview, I'm pretty sure Colbert mentions the Illuminati and possibly something golden. 

I'll watch the rerun and check this again.


Edit: Checked. No dice. Just says that the masons are a front for the Illuminati.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on April 09, 2008, 12:55:14 pm
did anybody catch thursday night's show?

he promoted stickerGASM and his guest was a guy who had written a book about the emergence of the internet as a tool for "organizations without organization".

If that was the episode with the 2nd Tek Jansen adventures, yah, that was gold. there was also a GASM in the cartoon, as the 'secret base' that Tek had to go to had a big sign that said "OctoGasm".

EDIT:
Cram- Steven told the Colbert Nation to print stickers that said "Peabody Award Winning", and put them on all the Dorito bags in their local supermarket. His guest (who's book was about emergent trends in disorganizations) said that if the Colbert Nation ran with the concept and did something novel (i.e above and beyond what Steven had asked them to do) with the Stickers it would be such a trend.

http://www.davidoverholt.com/blog/2008/04/clays-intention-despite-colberts-efforts.php/ (http://www.davidoverholt.com/blog/2008/04/clays-intention-despite-colberts-efforts.php/)

Namaste

this sounds to me more like, if it's in any way related to us, colbert stealing the show and our ideas and ... what does anything have to do with doritos? he could have at least picked "Golden Delicious" apples or something :)

adding to that, having gone through the trouble of printing stickers that say "PEA BODY AWARD WINNING", i don't think it's a stretch to stick it onto something where it's actually funny.

hell, even if some knucklehead accidentally sticks it onto the wrong thing, it'll be funny.

(unfortunately, 99.99% of the population lacking any sort of basic creativity beyond that, they won't realize that they can pretty much print anything they like onto stickers and stick them onto whatever :) )

..

unless of course, we take the idea and run with it, stealing his show :) see, if we give them (on the colbert fora) the idea to take pics, put them on Flickr and tag them "peabodygasm" or just "colbertgasm", it might go viral in no time.
but, don't do that just yet, because if there's no way to affix the idea of "discordia" or something to it, it's mostly useless to us.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 09, 2008, 03:05:10 pm
GOOOD call zip.


There are two ways that this project can be "branded" with the Discordia meme-
1) the -gasm suffix totally links back to us... if anybody bothers to look it up
2) we co-opt the cause for our own cause. In the initial blast of flickrgasming, we make sure that the stickers we place and tag are subversive, countercultural, etc. Put the "peabody award winning" stickers on things of extremely low quality: common brands like McDonalds, Walmart, and yes, Doritos.


ETA:
this may be a lot of work, and would be much easier if we had some established presence on the colboards. Cain and I keep meaning to go over there and make friends, but I've been too easily distracted. I think Cain has managed to wave hello successfully.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 09, 2008, 03:19:37 pm
Yeah, I'm there, but I havent been recently.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on April 09, 2008, 04:05:36 pm
branded with the discordian name .. yes

i considered the -gasm suffix but .. well we can at least claim prior art, we've tagged other stuff on flickr, including colbertgasm.

option two is what's going to happen anyway, even if we don't do anything. oh i just looked up "peabody award", didn't know it was a real award, i thought it was funny cause it said "peabody" :)

that leaves one more question, what's this have to do with doritos? they just sponsor Colbert's show or something?

is the interview with that Clay guy online somewhere? (otherwise i'm gonna have to torrent the ep) never mind it will be in before i finish this post.

anyway i dont think just being generally subversive about it because it was on the colbert show, is going to do the trick. i dont think putting stickers on stuff, even subversively, is going to do much for any cause, people will just dismiss it as "that colbert stuff".

no, we gotta grab this chance to bring discordia into the mainstream media. colbert said he would mention it if anything out of the ordinary would happen he would cover it on his show.

- one outlet is the tagname. we could even have them tag it "discordia".

- other outlet could be the actual stickers. replacing that silly coin with the GASM-logo, for example. then, i dunno, print off a whole shitload of those stickers and hand them out and offer to mail them to the [first 50] colbert forumites?

- doing obvious discordian things with the stickers, like i dunno, pasting a lot of them in the shape of a sacred chao. but then we'd have to do that ourselves, and it would fail to leverage the viral aspect we can gain from popularizing the Flickr tagging (btw this is slightly time-critical, because it's not too far-fetched that someone might come up with exactly this idea--without slapping a brand onto it)

didn't one of the memeology articles/summaries/threads we had say something about memes piggybacking on popular memes? cause that's basically what we're going to try and do. i think the gist of it was that if the piggybacking meme gives no inherent advantage to the popular meme, it'll fall off, because memes strive for compactness.

on a sidethought, i'm creating a category and index page for Memetics on the BIP wiki. there's a bunch of good articles and discussions floating around on this topic, but they're all floating around (one of them is in the middle of the memebombs thread, for gods sake :) ) -- quick start made, will put stuff there later: http://www.poee.co.uk/bip/index.php?title=Memetics

uhhhhm

i can possibly come up with more ideas, but i feel like i should hit post now.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on April 11, 2008, 01:04:38 pm
which date was this episode of the colbert report broadcast? cause the one i downloaded seems to be the wrong one, it has no interview with some guy about memes, nor anything about stickers.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 14, 2008, 04:58:57 pm
woah:

http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Verbal Mike on April 14, 2008, 05:17:34 pm
what, the fuck?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 14, 2008, 05:55:05 pm
woah:

http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534
:asplode:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 14, 2008, 08:31:04 pm
If that wasn't one of us, at least we know that the GASM project is getting the word out...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 14, 2008, 10:38:53 pm
woah:

http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534

Icarus23 contacted you as well?

I was going to post that earlier, but got caught up.

The guy is on the inside, and I dunno how popular the site really is, but more mentions = better
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on April 15, 2008, 06:49:44 pm
I contacted him originally via MySpace and he followed a secondary line of attack while the letter writing campaign was going on (his backend attack may have borne more fruit than originally thought)... but, we don't need no stinken MySpace Discordians... right?

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 15, 2008, 07:26:10 pm
this is the guy who is tyring to adapt the Illuminatus Trillogy into graphic novel form, right?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on April 15, 2008, 07:56:53 pm
this is the guy who is tyring to adapt the Illuminatus Trillogy into graphic novel form, right?

I think that he may be... All these other crazy Discordians blend together without Suu's avatars to help me keep them straight!!!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 21, 2008, 03:47:18 pm
To-Do




Volunteers?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Faust on April 21, 2008, 04:20:20 pm
find me the vid and I will host it.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 21, 2008, 04:28:02 pm
http://www.megaupload.com/es/?d=L0BOKT78
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 22, 2008, 07:47:07 am
Apparently a golden (delicious) apple made a random appearance on the show tonight, while they were talking about the Pope.

Sign? 

It has to be.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 22, 2008, 10:09:34 am
Apparently a golden (delicious) apple made a random appearance on the show tonight, while they were talking about the Pope.

Sign? 

It has to be.

I watched, but I didn't see any apple :(
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 06:41:51 am
Sure?  I was speaking to Lizzie, who was watching it on TV when it happened.  Colbert Report, last night.  It was just a quick cut away to someone eating an Apple, so you may have blinked and missed it, or something.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 23, 2008, 07:21:43 am
I suppose it's possible. Nothing happened during his actual conversation with the priest, though; of that I'm fairly sure.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on April 23, 2008, 07:47:27 am
http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=166723

7-10 seconds in:
"This past weekend was huge for Roman Catholics of all faiths...*CRUNCH* What was that?"
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 07:58:51 am
I notice a mention of illumination soon followed, as well.

Hmmm *strokes chin*

EDIT:

AND Colbert talks about making everyone else infalliable and the Pope falliable.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 23, 2008, 08:03:59 am
Oh damn, that was right after the commercial break and I was rushing back in from the kitchen.

And I only turned on the television to watch that very moment! :argh!:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 08:13:28 am
And Colbert complains he isn't included in Lives of the Saints

HOW MANY HINTS CAN HE DROP?

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/blog/cain/colbert-blatantly-a-closet-discordian/


Edit: I have spread this link far and wide (POEE, EB&G, Facebook and Myspace), so we may get a few more signups in the next couple of days.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on April 23, 2008, 12:35:18 pm
swote. but that was not a golden delicious apple, however.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 12:37:33 pm
No, I realized that on looking.  It is however slightly gold coloured.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Verbal Mike on April 23, 2008, 01:55:31 pm
Looks pretty unmistakable to me.
This success needs to be leveraged somehow, for something.
I think it's time to settle down in our...thinking chair!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on April 23, 2008, 06:29:55 pm
Letter-writing campaign congratulating him as our Brother in Discord?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on April 23, 2008, 06:30:59 pm
And complimenting him on choosing cannibalism, I presume?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Golden Applesauce on April 23, 2008, 07:31:14 pm
Idea:

We should put some publicity up about "Discordian Rallies" of some sort. That way our letters can be centered around the horrible unlawful, sinful, bizarre, believable things which happen at Discordian gatherings. "Dear Abby: last weekend my son went to this Discordian rally thing, an he came back with a tattoo the word "Spag" tattooed on his neck!" Everyone can adlib what happened.

The real interesting thing is going to be that if tons of newspapers cover this thing within a short amount of time, news may emerge on the phenomenon itself. This sort of meta-news will cause reporters to write rather frankly about Discord, raising awareness, etc etc.



To Do:
  • Collect addresses of the ten most popular advice columns.
  • Write up a page on the wiki about AbbyGASM. Explain what it is, how it works, and how to get involved. Make sure the "buzz week" date is posted loud and clear.
  • Push links to this project ALL OVER THE WEB. Hit 23ae, facebook, myspace, lj, poee, eb&G, irreality, ANYWHERE where Discordians hang out.
  • During buzz week, and for a week or two afterwards, we'll hide the wiki page, so that advice columnists doing background research on this thing won't see the project and spoil the prank.
  • Collect any buzz that comes up, and post it to the wiki



Volunteers?

We could tie this into Colbert.  Get him to mention it?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: hunter s.durden on April 23, 2008, 09:22:43 pm
AND Colbert talks about making everyone else infalliable and the Pope falliable.

I noticed this as well.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Gundam Agriculture on April 23, 2008, 10:00:23 pm
Edit: I have spread this link far and wide (POEE, EB&G, Facebook and Myspace), so we may get a few more signups in the next couple of days.

Gundam Agriculture reporting for duty, Sir!  Found you from FB.  /salute
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 10:07:06 pm
Greetings GA!

As you've likely noticed, we've been....fairly busy, shall we say, when it comes to pranking Colbert.  8)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Payne on April 23, 2008, 10:07:43 pm
Edit: I have spread this link far and wide (POEE, EB&G, Facebook and Myspace), so we may get a few more signups in the next couple of days.

Gundam Agriculture reporting for duty, Sir!  Found you from FB.  /salute

Get an avatar!

NOOOOOOOW!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Gundam Agriculture on April 23, 2008, 10:44:05 pm
Pasta viking picture deployed.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Payne on April 23, 2008, 10:52:00 pm
It will do.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 11:03:27 pm
I dunno, Pasta Viking is pretty acceptable.  It makes me think of the meek, health conscious younger brother of Techno Viking.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Payne on April 23, 2008, 11:06:04 pm
 :lulz:

He is probably an amateur athlete too.

Athletes tend to LOVE they pasta.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on April 23, 2008, 11:11:26 pm
I dunno, Pasta Viking is pretty acceptable.  It makes me think of the meek, health conscious younger brother of Techno Viking.

LOL - great minds - I had it down as the fuel of technoviking  :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on April 23, 2008, 11:13:29 pm
Sure?  I was speaking to Lizzie, who was watching it on TV when it happened.  Colbert Report, last night.  It was just a quick cut away to someone eating an Apple, so you may have blinked and missed it, or something.

good to see I was correct in thinking he was making a plug of some kind.  Though I only noticed the apple part. 
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: P3nT4gR4m on April 23, 2008, 11:15:35 pm
Sure?  I was speaking to Lizzie, who was watching it on TV when it happened.  Colbert Report, last night.  It was just a quick cut away to someone eating an Apple, so you may have blinked and missed it, or something.

good to see I was correct in thinking he was making a plug of some kind.  Though I only noticed the apple part. 

Congratulations! We have no fucking idea who you are :argh!:

Pls to make indroduction
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Payne on April 23, 2008, 11:19:48 pm
Sure?  I was speaking to Lizzie, who was watching it on TV when it happened.  Colbert Report, last night.  It was just a quick cut away to someone eating an Apple, so you may have blinked and missed it, or something.

good to see I was correct in thinking he was making a plug of some kind.  Though I only noticed the apple part. 

Congratulations! We have no fucking idea who you are :argh!:

Pls to make indroduction

My sources have informed me who this person is.

I won't spoil the fun for you though.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cain on April 23, 2008, 11:22:27 pm
Payne's sources are suspect and dubious at best.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on April 23, 2008, 11:23:39 pm
http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=109.7470

just did.

I'm "Lizzie" from Cain's post.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Payne on April 23, 2008, 11:24:46 pm
Payne's sources are suspect and dubious at best.

While this is true, this source usually knows what he's talking about. Except when he doesn't and makes up a believable story.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on April 23, 2008, 11:45:22 pm
I also, of course, am also lying about my identity in my above post.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Gundam Agriculture on April 24, 2008, 02:51:59 am
Anyone notice the Illuminati reference (eye on the back of the dollar bill) in last night's Colbert Report?

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=166773

About 45 seconds in.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on April 24, 2008, 03:30:13 am
Anyone notice the Illuminati reference (eye on the back of the dollar bill) in last night's Colbert Report?

http://www.comedycentral.com/colbertreport/videos.jhtml?videoId=166773

About 45 seconds in.

4:30 IN
DOLPHIN MOUNTED ANTI-MISSILE SYSTEM
STRAIGHT OUT OF ILLUMINATUS?  :fnord:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on April 24, 2008, 03:35:18 am
when do we mail Jon Stewart?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on April 24, 2008, 04:07:39 am
Whenever you trap him in the box and get some stamps, I suppose.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on April 24, 2008, 04:10:58 am
oh well, in that case I want to keep him.    :wink:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on May 01, 2008, 03:42:15 am
Poked fun at scientologists and spoke dutch today.
According to the law of fives, Colbert is clearly stealing from the forums.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on May 09, 2008, 02:04:23 am
Colbert update:
Quoted this thread :http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=16112.0  (Terrorist Watchlist)
and talked about Quantum crap
and mentioned florida.

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on May 31, 2008, 01:44:13 am
UPDATE:

Colbert used the fuckmittens on the show.

He was talking about how Florida and Michigan broke Democrat party rules and so they were being punished by the party, and Michigans response was "changing the shape of their state from a mitten, to a mitten flipping you off"


:fuckmittens:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on May 31, 2008, 01:57:02 am
UPDATE:

Colbert used the fuckmittens on the show.

He was talking about how Florida and Michigan broke Democrat party rules and so they were being punished by the party, and Michigans response was "changing the shape of their state from a mitten, to a mitten flipping you off"


:fuckmittens:

 :eek:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on May 31, 2008, 02:00:07 am
:fuckmittens:

Mah mittens are spreading!



....
didn't those things used to have transparency?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on May 31, 2008, 06:09:23 am
UPDATE:

Colbert used the fuckmittens on the show.

He was talking about how Florida and Michigan broke Democrat party rules and so they were being punished by the party, and Michigans response was "changing the shape of their state from a mitten, to a mitten flipping you off"


:fuckmittens:

OH MY GODDESS YES

that ruuuuuuuuules

can someone yank the clip? If someone can grab the relevant video chunk, I'll blog it.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: TheLastLump on May 31, 2008, 01:09:37 pm
Wow. If /b/ was full of Discordians, and they learned of this, there would surely be mention of "epic win" somewhere in there.

I must search for this video. For ze good of ze mishion, I vill go!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on May 31, 2008, 02:24:55 pm
wow. this is one of the first vague references that i really think can't be a coincidence anymore
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 01, 2008, 09:41:14 am
http://www.comedycentral.com/

It may not be there much longer, but it's the clip titled "Democralypse Now - Florida and Michigan"
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Verbal Mike on June 01, 2008, 07:59:31 pm
EPIC WIN

:D
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on October 17, 2008, 12:27:24 am
BUMP

http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Colbertgasm


I FINALLY updated the web page. I've included a TON of video clips documenting our successes.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 17, 2008, 12:37:11 am
you left out the day he used the apple he broke his wrist and now forever wears a wrist strong bracelet
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Kai on October 17, 2008, 01:48:13 am
wow. I didn't realize this was getting so intense. FUCK YEAH!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on October 17, 2008, 02:05:00 am
Hail Eris! All Hail Discordia!

Now... the election is almost upon us, any good ideas that the Illuminati might send Steven as a mission?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on October 17, 2008, 02:06:57 am
Maybe we can ask for an endorsement for the Guns and Dope party (http://www.maybelogic.com/gunsanddopeparty/)?

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on October 17, 2008, 03:01:13 am
ATTN ALL:

please digg: http://digg.com/television/Colbert_ILLUMINATI
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: tyrannosaurus vex on October 17, 2008, 03:46:46 am
cool. may be some truth to it.

but i'm calling Lo5 on the "quoting the BIP" bit.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 17, 2008, 04:08:18 am
Stephen snack is Doritos not apples which one of his writters got schooled for eatting on the set
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on January 14, 2009, 07:59:31 am
colbert plugged illuminati just now in the interview.  brought up the pyramid/all seeing eye/illuminati when talking about money with his interview subject.

:)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on January 14, 2009, 02:17:44 pm
I saw that too. there was no other funny business, but always nice to get a mention.

I like how he pronounces it Illuminat-tie
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on January 14, 2009, 06:53:37 pm
(http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3055/2884076558_749b0e6f14.jpg?v=0)


Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on January 14, 2009, 10:10:16 pm
if your phone rings water it...
not the same as is your refrigerator running
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Jenne on January 28, 2009, 04:44:18 am
Interesting!  Thanks, Cram, for pointing me out over here to read up!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on January 28, 2009, 04:10:29 pm
Yay, the bump meant I didn't have to go digging for this thread... thanks Jenne.

So, I've been thinking that ColbertGASM needs to have another push of momentum to turn this 'prank' into a useful OM resource.

First rought Idea: Watch Colbert (troll through the archive @ his site). Note the date of each episode, and then try to find news-media from the _next day_ which has eerie/strange connections to Stephen's show the night before. Blame said connections on the Bavarian Illuminati. Basically, blame Colbert for real world strife because he slipped his Illuminati agents the 'right' codeword the night before.

Any other ideas? Eventually, once we have more Buzz surrounding this (Has anyone seen the "Stephen is a Reptilian Illuminati" thread on the ColBoards?)... we should initiate another round of direct contact.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 03, 2009, 09:11:40 pm
relevant:

http://www.indabamusic.com/

groundhog day, colbert's guest spoke about copyright, re: colbert's words being edited to music.

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Jenne on February 04, 2009, 07:07:26 pm
Did you hear him last night?  In his intro he's talking about being a TRex.  :lol:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 04, 2009, 07:57:18 pm
Did you hear him last night?  In his intro he's talking about being a TRex.  :lol:

Yeah, I realllly thought he was going to say Pterodactyl, and then I was going to shit the couch!

luckily my nice white leather couch is still clean*










*for some definitions of "clean"
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 04, 2009, 08:02:16 pm
 :lulz: @ Cram... ME TOO
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dead Kennedy on February 05, 2009, 01:49:24 am
I screen-capped part of that bit:

(http://img6.imageshack.us/img6/7440/colbertqv1.jpg) (http://imageshack.us)

I just read the colbertgasm wikipage, and watched the various show clips with Discordian references.

Has anyone else noticed that in the April 2, 2008 interview with Congressman Sestak, Colbert, at 2 minutes and 32 seconds, the following exchange occurs:

Quote
Colbert:  Pennslyvania leads the nation in mushroom production.
Sestak: We have a mushroom farm in my district!
Colbert:  You ever feel like a mushroom?
Sestak:  Yeah, sometimes I feel like my staff keeps me in the dark and feeds me -
Colbert: - shit all the time?
Sestak: Yeah, you said it.
(Colbert and Sestak high five and laugh)
Colbert: I can say it, I don't have to run for public office.

With two lines Colbert gets a politician to acknowledge the SNAFU principle on national television.

Nice.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 05, 2009, 07:39:14 pm
watch full episodes on IMDB:

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0458254/
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 05, 2009, 08:02:57 pm
btw - if we were to reactivate this, I think this would be a good angle:


(http://appendix.23ae.com/memos/081168RAW01.gif)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on February 05, 2009, 08:18:16 pm
btw - if we were to reactivate this, I think this would be a good angle:


(http://appendix.23ae.com/memos/081168RAW01.gif)

ROFL, why not, it was one of the inspiration pieces ;-)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on February 05, 2009, 09:13:06 pm
So what you're saying is that we need to pick 3*OH Colbert's inner circle and Cabinet, and then inform them of the fact that they're now in the Bavarian Illuminati, and to send a copy of their membership papers to his address.... and one to the president... and one to us.


I think that this dude needs to be the Secretary of Inventions for Great Justice: Dean Kamen [http://asap.ap.org/stories/240474.s (http://asap.ap.org/stories/240474.s)]

Any other nominations? Then we get a letter with all their names on the letterhead, and send them around.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 05, 2009, 09:14:14 pm
David Icke? or is that too obvious?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on February 06, 2009, 07:26:03 am
Bill O'Reilly?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on February 06, 2009, 01:55:07 pm
hmmmm I think it's best to come up with a list of people that might play along.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Pariah on February 07, 2009, 07:19:06 pm
(http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr70/AidanGriff/ColbertIllumnati.jpg?t=1234034115)

Colberts hand during his dance remix video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSGZ44qGIZ0

Around 1:50


Familiar?
(http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XBvFfrA1jjU/SOxTdTyTmXI/AAAAAAAAB90/C019m4TbqkI/s400/illuminati.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on February 07, 2009, 09:13:07 pm
http://i470.photobucket.com/albums/rr70/AidanGriff/ColbertIllumnati.jpg?t=1234034115

Colberts hand during his dance remix video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fSGZ44qGIZ0

Around 1:50


Familiar?
http://3.bp.blogspot.com/_XBvFfrA1jjU/SOxTdTyTmXI/AAAAAAAAB90/C019m4TbqkI/s400/illuminati.jpg

I'm of the personal opinion that The Discordian Society should not not make a remix version along with David Icke soundbytes. Or definitely NOT NOT do anything else in a similar or dissimilar mannar.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on April 08, 2009, 09:45:10 pm
my attempt to get others to send Stephen a rock in responces to his 3/17 rock paper scissors game had mix success
either modify and make poster
or change theme to jihad and send your rock where it will be tossed against his head or not style poster instead

also this meme is reserved for 10.31 project
la danza de la muerte, la danza...de la muerte
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on June 18, 2009, 07:41:03 am
"Hes Cabal Ready"
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on June 18, 2009, 07:45:54 am
Hahahaha, he's totally Cabal-Ready.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on June 18, 2009, 03:26:25 pm
(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/colbertandilluminaticabalready.png)

see also:

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=21202.msg717005
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cainad (dec.) on June 23, 2009, 04:53:07 am
STEPHEN JUST TALKED ABOUT BEING CROWNED POPE

NEWS AT A FEW MINUTES AGO
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on July 01, 2009, 02:49:43 am
Jun 29, 2009
 noncenus = nonsense?
RIP Jeff Goldblum :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Rev. Stanley Baldwin on July 07, 2009, 02:08:52 am
must admit, under protest and duress, that it was done well -

even in face of the uncountable, humans will figure it out ;-)

Not that he entered w/ a T-rex ref. to the cynical tax on water
ripple.tear.crock!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 07, 2009, 02:20:02 am
must admit, under protest and duress, that it was done well -

even in face of the uncountable, humans will figure it out ;-)

Not that he entered w/ a T-rex ref. to the cynical tax on water
ripple.tear.crock!

Dude.

Shut the fuck up.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Rev. Stanley Baldwin on July 07, 2009, 02:22:58 am
to the irreverent reverent of mornings past: thank you!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: fomenter on July 07, 2009, 02:25:38 am
really two giblet heads babbling incoherent non sequiturs was bad enough... if the urge overwhelms you please pm them to enki or yatto they love that crap..
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: The Good Reverend Roger on July 07, 2009, 02:31:35 am
really two giblet heads babbling incoherent non sequiturs was bad enough... if the urge overwhelms you please pm them to enki or yatto they love that crap..

We should make a little board for them to babble in together.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: fomenter on July 07, 2009, 02:33:25 am
  :horrormirth:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on July 07, 2009, 08:13:24 am
TWILIGHT ZONE where everyone pretends to be either a vampire or a furby
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on July 07, 2009, 08:13:50 am
infact splitting this thread would give it its first pinned thread

eta: maybe pd subforum; nonsense
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on July 07, 2009, 03:32:51 pm
More colbert!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on September 16, 2009, 03:10:42 pm
some more synchronicity:

http://www.principiadiscordia.com/forum/index.php?topic=21182.msg753449#msg753449
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on October 20, 2009, 02:26:06 am
mentioned on the show:

sinister illuminati themed wallpaper on his twitter account

(http://blackironprison.com/images/d/dd/Colbert_twitter.png)



also - wiki updated: http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Colbertgasm#Colbert.27s_Fnords
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bu☆ns on October 20, 2009, 03:36:51 am
Ahh this is one of my favorite Lo5s
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Fiver on November 13, 2009, 08:50:24 pm
Dig it, Colbert declares a jake on Canada
http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/255254/november-12-2009/sport-report---cricket-scandal---letter-writing-campaign (http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/255254/november-12-2009/sport-report---cricket-scandal---letter-writing-campaign)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on December 10, 2009, 03:36:47 am
Colbert describes "the fed" as a super secretive "Cabal".

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/258142/december-08-2009/fed-s-dead
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: NotPublished on December 23, 2009, 12:06:33 pm
Holy crap, I read the whole thing...

Amazing  :eek:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on February 11, 2010, 08:55:56 pm
new word during the opening sequence of the report:

"Applepious"

16 seconds in.

http://www.hulu.com/watch/127116/the-colbert-report-tue-feb-9-2010

[edit:added link]
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Pariah on February 12, 2010, 09:34:14 pm
Colbert Embraces Postergasm

http://ccinsider.comedycentral.com/2010/02/12/colbert-unveils-his-official-olympic-poster/
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on February 17, 2010, 09:24:48 pm
2/168 Colbert references Phillip K Dick and that the speaker of the house is a shape shifting reptilian :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on March 04, 2010, 09:30:02 am
3/3 wag of the finger
...to American Academy of Pediatrics* :lulz:
 
*who released choking policy statement on Hotdogs

Colbert also had a great interview segment  with some smart girl about greece
that i shall be reposting in the bookclub when they update the clips
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on May 10, 2010, 07:28:41 am
Bump!

hxxp://pseudoccultmedia.blogspot.com/2008/05/stephen-colbert-33rd-degree-freemason.html?showComment=1273472899258#c5245718069584794448

Eric Simon Burke said...

    Stephen Colbert is in fact an inducted member of the Bavarian Illuminati. He formally accepted their coded invitations on February 28th, 2008 (check about 40 second in). At that point he became the 'Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati' [the previous third out head died about a year previous... I will not speculate publicly whom that was]
    Link to initiation ->
    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/156749/february-28-2008/richard-brookhiser

    I really can't tell you how I got this information. During the same week, Jon Stewart admits on air during one of the inter-show bumps w/ Colbert that some-one accused him of practicing 'black magick'. This was due to repeated letters sent to the Daily show office inviting Jon to join the "The Erisian Society & Smoking Club", apparently a parallel recruitment effort using some of Wilson's memes (you don't think the Illuminati wouldn't co-opt RAW's work?!?!?! really?!?!).

    More info here: http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on May 10, 2010, 05:52:04 pm
Nice.  :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on June 12, 2010, 03:47:09 am
I use Pandora a lot. I just send this to their Feedback email address:

There should be a very easy way to broadcast which song you are currently listening to to such network sites as Twitter, Facebook, etc, etc from within the Flash App (also the windows side-bar app) with a link back to your public Station profile.

If you love this idea, hit me back.


your eternal servant

Stephen Colbert, Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati.


 (it's already a feature):lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on July 30, 2010, 10:59:36 am
Can I get some-one on facebook to throw a Colbert/Illuminati reference @ Herschel Stratego on Facebook.

He's the only one on the Colbert Show page that responded when I dropped an Illuminati/Colbert/Gaga-as-supervillian joke. So I messaged him and told him, "Welcome to the Adamn Weishaupt Society. A HIMEOBS agent will contact you shortly with the most recent timetable."


 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Placid Dingo on July 30, 2010, 01:28:49 pm
There's a lot of possible pages for them.

Perhaps PM someone (i'm an option) the address of the correct one.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on July 30, 2010, 10:25:45 pm
lol, sorry. It's this one:

http://www.facebook.com/herschel.stratego
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Placid Dingo on July 31, 2010, 03:19:58 am
So just any reference? or do you desire a timetable?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dysnomia on July 31, 2010, 03:34:49 am
Bump!

hxxp://pseudoccultmedia.blogspot.com/2008/05/stephen-colbert-33rd-degree-freemason.html?showComment=1273472899258#c5245718069584794448

Eric Simon Burke said...

    Stephen Colbert is in fact an inducted member of the Bavarian Illuminati. He formally accepted their coded invitations on February 28th, 2008 (check about 40 second in). At that point he became the 'Third Outer Head of the Bavarian Illuminati' [the previous third out head died about a year previous... I will not speculate publicly whom that was]
    Link to initiation ->
    http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/156749/february-28-2008/richard-brookhiser

    I really can't tell you how I got this information. During the same week, Jon Stewart admits on air during one of the inter-show bumps w/ Colbert that some-one accused him of practicing 'black magick'. This was due to repeated letters sent to the Daily show office inviting Jon to join the "The Erisian Society & Smoking Club", apparently a parallel recruitment effort using some of Wilson's memes (you don't think the Illuminati wouldn't co-opt RAW's work?!?!?! really?!?!).

    More info here: http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534

:hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer: :hammer:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on August 07, 2010, 05:15:00 pm
I just came across this. It's in the category of "weird things related to Colbert", I thought it could potentially be useful as a puzzle piece in the next Colbert Conspiracy relating to Discordia. And if not, it's weird and somewhat interesting:

17 or Bust (http://www.seventeenorbust.com/) is a distributed computing project trying to prove that 78557 is indeed the smallest Sierpinski Number (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sierpinski_number). There were about 17 candidates smaller than 78557, and so far they have ruled out 11 of them.

Ruling out a candidate number from possibly being a Sierpinski number involves computing a few ridiculously large prime numbers, and these numbers are called "Colbert Numbers", indeed named after Stephen Colber:

http://mathworld.wolfram.com/ColbertNumber.html
http://primes.utm.edu/glossary/xpage/ColbertNumber.html
http://www.seventeenorbust.com/ (3rd news item, Wednesday, 15 Apr 2009)

Well.

And that is weird. (http://img267.imageshack.us/img267/3135/iconconfused.gif)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: DeusExMachina on August 29, 2010, 03:48:32 pm
Is this still ongoing?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on August 29, 2010, 08:40:18 pm
Is this still ongoing?

Yes, although at this point the activity level is only at a simmer. Any ideas?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: DeusExMachina on August 29, 2010, 09:07:59 pm
Hmm well i was thinking if there is any creative output this would be a nice start.

Ill let you know when i think of something useful to add
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on August 30, 2010, 01:55:02 am
I plan on hopping back on this train once I start watching his show again.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on August 31, 2010, 10:44:30 pm
He did invite people to protest outside his studio.


On a related note... Daily show host said 23 skidoo
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on September 25, 2010, 11:58:18 am
Mr Colbert goes to Washington :lulz:

Writing an email to Kelly@foxnews.com is a waste of time and taxplayers money
And Steve King is a corn packer
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on September 26, 2010, 12:41:46 am
Colbert's Twitter page background:

(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/39408843/twitterbkgrnd.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Prince Glittersnatch III on September 26, 2010, 01:12:21 am
The Rally to keep fear alive is on 10-30-10.

10 + 30 + 10 = 50

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on September 26, 2010, 01:15:04 am
The Rally to keep fear alive is on 10-30-10.

10 + 30 + 10 = 50



:awesome:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on September 26, 2010, 02:57:15 pm
Colbert's Twitter page background:

(http://a3.twimg.com/profile_background_images/39408843/twitterbkgrnd.jpg)

Illuminatus pyramid, as well as the telescope is mirroring that freemason angle thingy. Nice.

So I guess we got him to be an Illuminatus agent, we still need to get Steward to join the Discordians, don't we?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 08, 2010, 08:58:13 am
http://www.eprestaurant.com/
10.30.10 2:30?
Emperor's palace at Capital Mall
Then wonder asking random people if they know where the rally is

Posters. And
Jake rally mao dot com?

Idea someone, probally me, post a google map url of say Macy's since they are known for parades, invite various local clowns with a flyer asking them to join the coolwhip party and jake them to run for office find newspaper clipping or print websites and mail them

Does anyone wanna dress like Lincoln?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 08, 2010, 09:04:40 am
And who wants to be counter protestors with signs that say Jon is a Witch!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Prince Glittersnatch III on October 09, 2010, 09:32:19 pm
And who wants to be counter protestors with signs that say Jon is a WitchMarxist Muslim Nazi!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 09, 2010, 10:31:03 pm
Only if its spelled like not see cause unlike laroachies, id rather not go there. Hilter can be spelled hister or how ever that old fucking doomsayer spelt it
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 09, 2010, 10:32:15 pm
God hates sanity would be :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on October 27, 2010, 09:05:28 pm
Colbert was included in a crossword puzzle (oh rubicon I love you)

Other words included secret code word: RATS
and AVOID RIOTS
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: the last yatto on November 18, 2010, 09:32:52 am
(http://i1013.photobucket.com/albums/af256/yattoksc/IMAG0240.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 11, 2011, 06:05:42 am
Bump.


What's this now, HMMMMM?

http://www.colbertpac.com/joining/


[Edit:: doesn't seem to work for me at the moment, will try tomorrow]
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 11, 2011, 08:09:48 am
http://www.quora.com/Is-Stephen-Colbert-a-member-of-the-Illuminati

HAHAHAH. This site is much more fun than Yahoo Answers.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on March 11, 2011, 08:23:28 am
This is from 08, but HOLYSHIT. Look at All Our Memes!

http://www.pravenue.com/newsletter.asp?article=534

Quote
Stephen Colbert joins Illuminati - Preview Edition 00000
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By mark steele - Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Dateline New York: (PRAvenueNW) News host Stephen Colbert, of Comedy Central’s “The Colbert Report”, recently accepted the offer issued him, in response to his request last year, to join the Illuminati.  Pictured above in his guise of “Tek” Jansen, Galaxy Hero, Colbert had issued a public plea last year to the Masters of the Temple to be admitted into this arcane order.

            Most recently founded in 1776 in Ingolstadt, Bavaria by Adam Weishaupt, a former Jesuit, the Illuminati is widely believed to be the beings controlling world events.  Some rumors date the Order back to the time of King Kull in Atlantis; others claim more recent origins for the Illuminati.  In 1975, it was revealed by undercover agents Robert J. Shea and Robert Anton Wilson that one Hagbard Celine (pictured above, with Colbert) was one of the 5 Illuminati Primi that ran the world.

            Though generally believed to have vanished into space in the late 1990’s Hagbard Celine has been sighted in numerous places around the world since last March, including many sightings on the Internet.  Rumors are that this is an imposter, not the original HC himself, though this has yet to be confirmed or denied.

            Sources state that “Celine’s” branch of the Illuminati attempted to contact Colbert shortly after the first plea was broadcast, but it is unknown whether or not this transmission was ever received.  Some time later, a pair of itinerant Discordians, worshippers of the Greek Goddess Eris, or Discord, attempted to invite Colbert into their own versions of the Illuminati, in a joint effort that involved unknown numbers of people in a letter writing campaign that appears to have borne fruit.  Asking for a single word answer that would indicate the acceptance or denial of the offer, on March 5th, the target date, Colbert opened his show with the words, “The answer, my friend, is blowin’” -- which expert analysis (see article below) assures us is a definitive “Yes”, that Stephen Colbert is indeed now in The Illuminati.  It is unknown whether he has, to date, accepted any other Illuminati group’s offers to join.

            Rumors indicate that this faux “Celine”, who also goes by the name of Icarus!, is attempting to get Colbert to “Go Public” with the information in a broadcast ceremony, planned for May 1, the 232nd anniversary of Weishaupt’s founding (or reviving) of the Illuminati.  Rumors indicate that attempts are being made to gain the Skull of Geronimo from the Skull and Bones Society (alleged to have been founded by the Illuminati) for the initiation.  This news team has not yet discovered whether any of this has any connection to Colbert’s plans to visit Philadelphia.

            The CIN Newz Team has given this reporter the assignment of following this news, and I promise I will spare no efforts in my attempts to fu—err, cover Colbert’s dangerous journey through Chapel Perilous.

Stephany T. Dorn, CIN NEWZ!


EDITORIAL

Craig Jameson III, Editor

            Welcome to the first, preview edition, of the CIN Newz!  The result of a long hard, struggle against the Greyfaces (fnord) in our midst, we will attempt to bring you, in every issue, the Newz! not fit to print in the Mainstream Press (fnord), the tale of the struggles of the little people, and our own sucking up to the Media Moguls (fnord) who might be able to give us money for this dubious enterprise.  As my Uncle Mel, our publisher, used to say, “Me, Worry?  HA!”

            Every issue we will attempt to bring you the best our team of Crack Reporters (fnord) can find (or make up) about the events in YOUR world(fnord)!  Can you hear me now(fnord)?  If we DON’T have a spy in your neighborhood yet, we soon WILL!(fnord) Our goal is “A bug in every bathroom, and two or three in the bedroom!(fnord)  You KNOW what our guys like to hear!

            Oh, sure, some of you may believe that these are just the mad ravings of a delusional middle-aged maniac with too much time on his hands, but I ASSURE you this is not true – I do NOT have too much time on my hands!  Stephanie, Ben Pinto, and the other staff members here assure me that they are doing everything in their power to ASSURE that we have compete coverage of the events that matter most!  Stephanie is even trying to seduc— err, track down the mysterious Avery C. Gordon (who comes from a nice family by the way – I had lunch with Barbara just the other day) in her attempts to completely cover the Colbert beat.  (Is there anything else going on in New York that really matters these days?)

            Now it’s up to you – what DO you want to see in these pages?  Our graphics department is working overtime these days to give you illustrations that suit the admittedly long-winded text you’re reading, so we want to make sure you LIKE what you’re seeing – drop me a line at the above link, and let me know!  As one of my great-grandfathers said to another, “It’s the SCIENTIFIC detecting of facts and using them to back up the Truthiness of your data that really counts!”

Opinion Column

By Ben F. Kawl, Opinion Editor

           When asked to do this column originally by Assistant Editor Pearl S. White, I demurred – I have long been a political non-Euclidian, disdaining the dichotomy of right and left wing used by the pundits in this country to the point that they seem to have lost all meaning.  But, having been forced by circumstances lately to watch the ramblings by my counterpart on Headline News, I realized that there are many issues to be addressed today that I may be able to wag the finger if I can borrow the phrase) toward, and possibly beyond, to some sort of potential resolution.

            In particular, I note a great deal of attention given lately to the issues of:

Global Warming(fnord) and WATER

                Now, since Ye Ed and the Publisher are breathing down my neck to get this out by Apr 1, I suppose I better produce… something about sending this to opinion columns all over the country?  Yeah, NO pressure…

                Recently, I’ve seen some comments that some scientists don’t believe in Global Warming, and have the evidence.  Unfortunately, the Rodeo clown that is having these people in to say this is NOT getting the data from them.  I, for one, want to hear it – it make no sense to have people on a show claiming something, and then not having the evidence to back up their statement.  It’s called a BLIND ASSERTION, and while it may be a favorite technique of Discordian Evangelists, I wouldn’t recommend it for serious scientific study.

            Another show (supposedly a comedy, but NO ONE in the audience laughed at this) had a segment on with an author on that claimed one of the major problems with global Warming was going to be DROUGHT, and that the signs of it could already be seen in some parts of the world.  It makes sense – the world heats up, the ice caps melt, and the water stays in the air rather than falling as rain.  Flooding on the coast, parching on the other parts of the continents.  AND – WHAT TO DO!?!

            There’s a major source of fresh water that sits in the middle of the North American Continent.  It’s called the Great Lakes.  They are called Great for a reason – they are VERY large, nearly of the status of inland seas.  In fact, G-Dub seems to have taken them for such once, as he was quoted as talking about the Canadians being overseas – and these lakes happen to surround the CIN Newz! HQ on 3 sides.

            In recent years these lake levels have been dropping, due to a shortage of snow and mild winters.  Most of the snow in Michigan comes from what is called lake effect snow – the water evaporates from Lake Michigan and flows back into it and the other Great Lakes through the local river basin.  Due to the recent climate changes and other factors, the level in Lake Michigan has been dropping.

            This year, through the grace of God, Gaia, or random chance, the levels have been brought back up.  Water from the Gulf of Mexico (remember Katrina?) has come up here due to weather patterns, and replenished the water supply.  This water is essential to the well being of us Northern Barbarians (we are NOT Yankees, thank you very much…) living here, not only for such economic items as tourism, swimming and boating but for bathing, drinking, and other essential life functions.  Several times in recent years, plans have been suggested for the waters here to be used to replenish drought areas along the Mississippi, in Arizona, and in other places.

            Well, back off, people, that’s OUR water – if you want it, come up here, and live and invest in the area!

                We’ve had the interesting experience in recent years of certain Republican politicians voting en masse against their party line because the came from here, and know that what the Party planned was NOT good for their area.  I commend these folks for having the courage to stand up to the others – even if I am doing it in fine print…

                Unfortunately, there’s STILL a big leak in the system, and has been for about 100 years.  No, I’m not referring to the St. Laurence Seaway (the lock system there works effectively to help hold the waters in), or the Niagara Falls system (that was formed by nature, and works rather well), I’m referring to the Sanitary and Ship Canal, which totally reversed the flow of the Chicago River, sending the waters down the Mississippi River rather than into Lake Michigan.  The site sets on the region where the two water basins divide.

            Now the reasons why it was originally made were good – there was waste backing up into Chicago, and being dumped into Lake Michigan, where the water around the city stagnated.  No wants their crap in their streets, and in the slowly flowing waters of the lake, it quickly became a health problem.  Cholera and other diseases caused the environment in Chicago at the end of the 19th century to be less than pleasant.  The rerouting also had the additional benefit of allowing ship trade down the Mississippi with Chicago, so everyone thought this was all great.  So now we have the situation where the citizens in some parts of Chicago and its suburbs are drinking the water from Lake Michigan, and flushing it down the Mississippi.  (SHAME ON YOU, COOK COUNTY!)

            Now, what’s on the other end of the Mississippi?  A (now) little place called New Orleans.  A place that’s needed to build levies to keep the waters at bay, and needs desperately to replant the trees to slow down the speed of the Hurricane winds the NEXT time something of the magnitude of Katrina hits.  But was Katrina the ONLY problem here?

            These levies, according to multiple reports from the Army Corps of Engineers and other examiners have not been equipped to handle the Mississippi water supply for quite some time.  Their recent failure was a combination of the reports being ignored, the engineers not getting the resources that they needed to fix the problem, and TOO MUCH WATER for structures built originally centuries ago to cope with.  Is it possible that the extra water that’s been headed down the river for the last 100 years helped CONTRIBUTE to the deterioration of the levies?  I say YES!  I see patterns where the DO exist!

            Can I PROVE this?  No – I don’t’ have the resources to do so, or to examine the data for the last 150 years on water levels in the Mississippi, and to correlate them with the structural integrity of the levies and the building project in Chicago.  But the data DOES exist, and can be analyzed.  Doesn’t it make more sense to do it NOW before another tragedy of this magnitude hits?  And, in any case, do we really NEED to be giving this vital portion of our Nation’s fresh water supply to the Gulf of Mexico?  It gets plenty from the Atlantic – it doesn’t need ours too!

            Some studies indicate that around 40% of our Nation’s population (if one includes those in all the diversion zones, such as Chicago) lives in the Great Lakes Water Basin – nearly half!  And, if you figure that there are only 3 other Geographical regions (the middle to southern Atlantic Coast, the South, and the West) could only get an AVERAGE OF 20% EACH for the rest of the Nation’s population (not COUNTING the Canadians that also live in the Great Lakes Basin – that boosts the population count to 40 million people), the facts are obvious:  Despite the generally accepted statistics showing population centers densest around New York City, DFW in Texas, and LaLaLand, CA (many of whom ARE and CONTINUE to be my Friends), WE OUTNUMBER YOU!  Keeping this National Treasure of Precious Earth Fluid intact and inviolate for the future of our grandkids, and those who choose to come here when the droughts come, is ESSENTIAL for the survival of our species!  And remember, event though partially discredited in the wake of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the Michigan Militia has NEVER truly gone away… and let’s not even THINK about what the Canucks might do if they decided to deal with this directly…

            So, since the waste management systems have greatly increased in the last 108 years, and we now have the ability to put a stop to this wasteful practice, I can say, with al sincerity, that it’s time to:

PUT A PLUG IN IT, CHICAGO: NEW ORLEANS DOESN’T NEED YOUR CRAP!

Next issue – the rant continues, only this time about the Dust Bowl…


What kind of monster IS Hilary Clinton?

FIRST IN A SERIES!  Collect them all!

I:     A mummy!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Bebek Sincap Ratatosk on March 11, 2011, 03:54:49 pm
Yeah, I don't remember who wrote that now... but 'mark steele' was also known by another Discordian name (don't remember who)... IIRC he was a MySpace or Facebook Discordian connection during the whole ColbertGASM thing.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on July 28, 2011, 02:56:40 pm
WHICH ONE OF YOU DONATED TO THE COLBER SUPER PAC??

(http://i209.photobucket.com/albums/bb163/wompcabal/colber_superpac.jpg)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Jenne on July 28, 2011, 04:45:58 pm
:mittens:

Though, I won't be contributing.  Anyone know what he plans on doing with the $ he's collecting?  I missed that part...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cuddlefish on July 28, 2011, 04:46:59 pm
Heh. My pops got this Roku thing which lets you watch Hulu (and other things) on your television. Last week I spent a day watching an entire two weeks of The Colbert Report, and I noticed the ticker at the bottom with the names. I just remember thinking to myself that if I watched the ticker long enough, I'd start seeing some spags names fly by. I didn't catch any myself, but I'm glad you screen capped at least one Discordian.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on July 28, 2011, 04:54:46 pm
oh I didn't take the shot - some spag from FB did.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on July 28, 2011, 05:45:12 pm
:mittens: Can you imagine his face when that popped up in the donations roll?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Fractalbeard on July 30, 2011, 08:53:22 pm
Colbert wants to know what his superpac stands for, and he's asking his viewers. Can we hijack this by monday?

www.colbertsuperpac.com (http://www.colbertsuperpac.com)

There's a big yellow button that says "I stand for"

{edited for link}
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Fractalbeard on July 30, 2011, 09:03:56 pm
possibilities:

The bavarian illuminati
The discordian society
The strange times

There are probably better ideas.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 30, 2011, 09:44:21 pm
I like "The Strange Times". Or, SCIENCE!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Freeky on July 31, 2011, 05:55:47 am
I stand for SCIENCE!.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Phox on July 31, 2011, 06:55:14 pm
I stand for SCIENCE! and the horrors it can achieve.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Triple Zero on July 31, 2011, 07:14:39 pm
I wonder if they'll realize that all-caps SCIENCE! is something different than your regular garden variety science.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 31, 2011, 07:44:37 pm
I stood for SCIENCE! as well. We should make #SCIENCE! a Twitter meme.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on July 31, 2011, 07:46:05 pm
Actually it will have to be #FORSCIENCE
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Placid Dingo on August 01, 2011, 01:28:13 pm
@placiddingo.

I just twat.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Freeky on August 01, 2011, 06:28:14 pm
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Dear Hero,

You are receiving this letter because you had the courage to visit http://bit.ly/PACstand, and more importantly, the attention span to fill out the form before getting distracted by Facebook, GChat, or a Huffington Post article with “PIPPA WHALETAIL” in the title.

Thank you for plumbing the depths of your soul and passing along the principles you value most dearly. Your concerns are important to us, and will be appreciated in the order they are received.

Love,

Stephen Colbert
Supreme Allied Commander, Colbert Super PAC

***READ IF YOU ARE A SPAM FILTER***

I’ll see you in robot hell, you son of a bitch.

Stephen Colbert

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Luna on August 01, 2011, 08:03:12 pm
Quote
Dear Hero,

You are receiving this letter because you had the courage to visit http://bit.ly/PACstand, and more importantly, the attention span to fill out the form before getting distracted by Facebook, GChat, or a Huffington Post article with “PIPPA WHALETAIL” in the title.

Thank you for plumbing the depths of your soul and passing along the principles you value most dearly. Your concerns are important to us, and will be appreciated in the order they are received.

Love,

Stephen Colbert
Supreme Allied Commander, Colbert Super PAC

***READ IF YOU ARE A SPAM FILTER***

I’ll see you in robot hell, you son of a bitch.

Stephen Colbert

 :lulz: :lulz: :lulz:

Fuck, I may go donate, just for the "see you in robot hell" comment.   :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Fractalbeard on August 01, 2011, 09:00:34 pm
It seems that SCIENCE! is the choice, in case anyone hasn't guessed. So take a stand! (I'm not sure how much longer the link will be up)
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Dimocritus on August 18, 2011, 04:17:39 am
Got this. Assuming you guys got the same thing, but hadn't seen it posted.

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Subject: Spiders In Your Hair!

Dear Future Victims,

They're doing it again – and we have only seconds to stop them before you, your pets, and everyone you love could experience whatever it is you're most afraid of!

And don't forget, earlier I used the phrase "Spiders In Your Hair."

Send me twenty-five dollars right now to make a difference. Or send me a hundred dollars to make four differences. Or just let the bad guys win. Your choice.

Quick – Look behind you!

Stephen Colbert
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on August 18, 2011, 06:04:52 am
Got this. Assuming you guys got the same thing, but hadn't seen it posted.

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Subject: Spiders In Your Hair!

Dear Future Victims,

They're doing it again – and we have only seconds to stop them before you, your pets, and everyone you love could experience whatever it is you're most afraid of!

And don't forget, earlier I used the phrase "Spiders In Your Hair."

Send me twenty-five dollars right now to make a difference. Or send me a hundred dollars to make four differences. Or just let the bad guys win. Your choice.

Quick – Look behind you!

Stephen Colbert

http://laughingsquid.com/stephen-colbert-head-sent-into-space-by-makerbot/

(http://laughingsquid.com/wp-content/uploads/SpaceBalloon-640x426.jpg)

Some more great pics over there...


He is the 3rd Outer Head, after all....
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Freeky on August 18, 2011, 06:14:34 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53C-43XiuXM&feature=youtu.be

Holy crap, the last shot of Stephen Colbert's head is both beautiful and terrifying.  But space is super scary for me anyway, so...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Luna on August 18, 2011, 11:54:02 am
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53C-43XiuXM&feature=youtu.be

Holy crap, the last shot of Stephen Colbert's head is both beautiful and terrifying.  But space is super scary for me anyway, so...

It has to try hard to be.  You keep bending it...
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Freeky on August 18, 2011, 05:00:24 pm
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=53C-43XiuXM&feature=youtu.be

Holy crap, the last shot of Stephen Colbert's head is both beautiful and terrifying.  But space is super scary for me anyway, so...

It has to try hard to be.  You keep bending it...

That's right, I almost forgot about that.  There's just so much of it, though, and I can only do localized space/time points (namely in people's pance) at any given time. :sad:  THERE'S NO PANCE IN SPACE! :x
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on August 19, 2011, 09:29:34 pm
THERE'S NO PANCE IN SPACE! :x

 :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Don Coyote on August 20, 2011, 12:28:26 am
This may or may not be part of the reason I avoid the wearing of pance.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Freeky on August 20, 2011, 03:33:21 am
This may or may not be part of the reason I avoid the wearing of pance.

My domain is the pance region.  Is different than NO PANCE.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: El Sjaako on September 22, 2011, 12:54:57 pm
For the record: Colbert used 23 skidoo again, in the episode from September 21, 2011. In this bit: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/397645/september-21-2011/coming-soon---hour-long-radiohead-special
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: trix on September 22, 2011, 05:53:51 pm
For the record: Colbert used 23 skidoo again, in the episode from September 21, 2011. In this bit: http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/397645/september-21-2011/coming-soon---hour-long-radiohead-special
:ECH:

He obviously wants this GASM to continue!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Faust on October 12, 2011, 04:51:40 pm
Bump:

Does anyone still have the discordian letterheads?

I thought I had found them but ALL the links are dead.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on November 11, 2011, 02:19:31 pm
Colbert went on a Law of 5s rant last night. Literally! In Herman Cain's autobiography, he devotes a chapter to the recurring "45s" in his life. Colbert explained how the number 45 is related to the number 23, like that Jim Carrey movie, and that 5s occur all over the place. He concluded by saying it's all a democrat conspiracy.


http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/401900/november-09-2011/herman-cain-s-democrat-conspiracy  -- starts at about 2:00
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on November 11, 2011, 03:20:54 pm
The game is afoot!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Cramulus on November 29, 2011, 07:58:00 pm
found this conversation about colbertgasm on another board:

hxxp://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?p=3149678
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 07, 2011, 12:37:24 am
found this conversation about colbertgasm on another board:

hxxp://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?p=3149678

Oh hey look at that, that was Zoklet.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Chairman Risus on December 10, 2011, 08:47:08 pm
found this conversation about colbertgasm on another board:

hxxp://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?p=3149678

Oh hey look at that, that was Zoklet.

Wow. did that place give anyone else a headache? Talk about noise to signal ratio.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Mesozoic Mister Nigel on December 12, 2011, 02:36:35 am
found this conversation about colbertgasm on another board:

hxxp://www.zoklet.net/bbs/showthread.php?p=3149678

Oh hey look at that, that was Zoklet.

Wow. did that place give anyone else a headache? Talk about noise to signal ratio.

It's totally like that.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on January 10, 2012, 01:28:27 am
On January 5th, 2012, Colbert flashed a distinct 23 with hand gestures:

http://www.colbertnation.com/the-colbert-report-videos/405273/january-05-2012/indecision-2012---fun-rick-santorum

(skip to 1:40 for the gesture)

Aside from the obvious 23, displayed on the FIFTH of the month, the particular hand signs are the peace sign with his (crossed) left hand ("V", or 5), and a Shocker sign with his right hand.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on January 13, 2012, 08:41:20 pm
Colbert SuperPAC sent this out yesterday:

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Dear Super PAC Super Members,

Hi there. I'm Jon. It looks like I'm running this thing now. All the details are in the press release below. Quick question: does anybody know where the key to the Super PAC bathroom is?

Thanks,

Jon Stewart
President Pro Tem
Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow


FOR REALLY IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Under New Management!

BASIC CABLE, USA – Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow, an FEC registered Super PAC, today announced the addition of Jon Stewart to its executive board (along with the subtraction of Stephen Colbert).

With this change the group, which had been known colloquially as Colbert Super PAC, can now be referred to as The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC. They have already begun updating all of their letterhead with sharpie.

"I am excited to take the reins of this completely independent organization, and begin to air ads in South Carolina," said New President and Noncommunication Director Jon Stewart. "But I want to be clear: Stephen and I have in no way have worked out a series of morse-code blinks to convey information with each other on our respective shows."

Colbert is currently exploring a run for President of the United States of South Carolina. Because of this, he cannot be associated with any Super PACs, although he has asked Americans For A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow to forward any periodicals of an "adult nature." *

Americans A Better Tomorrow, Tomorrow is an independent, expenditure-only committee founded by Stephen Colbert in the wake of the Supreme Court's Citizens United ruling, then handed down to Jon Stewart like a pair of old dungarees.

###

For Press Inquiries Contact:
Alberto Rèalnamè
Communications Director, Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC
alberto.realname@colbertsuperpac.com

* Including the periodical "Adult Nature".


I think This should go here. Hasn't there been a lot of letterhead requests lately?
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: navkat on January 13, 2012, 11:26:41 pm
I think we charge Colbert with using Last Train to Transcentral as his official campaign song:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5gM09iw75-g

Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on January 14, 2012, 03:22:47 am
OMG, they did it. Awesome.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: navkat on January 15, 2012, 04:28:25 pm
Wait. Did which? Used the song? I don't have tv where I'm at!!!
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Telarus on January 15, 2012, 05:38:09 pm
Run for Pres.
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on January 15, 2012, 09:18:21 pm
Attack ad against Romney in SC. (Also, narrated by Lithgow, which is awesome).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW0JTcYeKXg

Colbert Super PAC Ad - Attack In B Minor For Strings
"If corporations are people, then Mitt Romney is [...] Mitt the Ripper."
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Don Coyote on January 15, 2012, 09:23:36 pm
Attack ad against Romney in SC. (Also, narrated by Lithgow, which is awesome).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XW0JTcYeKXg

Colbert Super PAC Ad - Attack In B Minor For Strings
"If corporations are people, then Mitt Romney is [...] Mitt the Ripper."

Well I now feel my contribution has gone to good use. :lulz:
Title: Re: Colbertgasm
Post by: Iron Sulfide on January 21, 2012, 04:38:53 pm
most recent Super Pac email:

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Dear Super PAC Super Voters,

Hey, it's Jon. It feels like only a week ago that we started this crazy journey to convince Stephen Colbert to run for President of the United States of South Carolina. But in fact it was a week and two days. Time flies when you're not coordinating!

Today is the South Carolina Republican Primary, so I just wanted to remind you to make your voice heard in the form of Stephen Colbert's voice in the form of Herman Cain's voice. Do your patriotic duty and vote for a man that's no longer running!

I'll see you at The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC victory party. We have a lot of money, so we splurged on name-brand cola!

Jon Stewart
President For Life For Now
The Definitely Not Coordinating With Stephen Colbert Super PAC

PS - Just a reminder, our Super PAC is not coordinating with Stephen Colbert, or Herman Cain, or any of the candidates. Although, full disclosure: I once brushed up against Mitt Romney at the 2008 Republican Convention. His skin was cold and rubbery, like a damp rain slicker.


This, after a barrage of Ads (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0jlcctxBHTs) in South Carolina, the most recent of which "attacks" Colbert: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=igZMahgu2_0&feature=related