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Principia Discordia => Propaganda Depository => GASM Command => Topic started by: Cramulus on October 24, 2011, 05:44:47 pm

Title: FnordGASM
Post by: Cramulus on October 24, 2011, 05:44:47 pm
(http://s3.amazonaws.com/data.tumblr.com/tumblr_lslex6mFKE1qhwr6uo1_1280.jpg)

I found this and thought I'd share: http://fnordgasm.tumblr.com/

It looks to be a tumblr photo blog which shows currency that has been "fnorded". Anybody who googles Fnord is sure to find THE TRUTH (of the pance crapping variety). This is part of an oldschool Discordian project called "Fnord Your Ones (http://23ae.com/files/Dada%20Sheet-fnordyourones.pdf)"
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Freeky on October 24, 2011, 08:07:53 pm
That's pretty interesting.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Cramulus on October 24, 2011, 08:26:48 pm
Whenever I find other Discordians on the web, doing projects, I try to share them here.

I particularly like the FNORD YOUR ONES project... back when I was working in retail, I put a FNORD on nearly every single that passed through my register. Months later, I got a fnorded $5 bill as change, and I'm POSITIVE that it wasn't originally mine.

So set your weird free, it'll come back fivefold.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Freeky on October 24, 2011, 08:52:36 pm
Whenever I find other Discordians on the web, doing projects, I try to share them here.

I particularly like the FNORD YOUR ONES project... back when I was working in retail, I put a FNORD on nearly every single that passed through my register. Months later, I got a fnorded $5 bill as change, and I'm POSITIVE that it wasn't originally mine.

So set your weird free, it'll come back in a fivebillfold.

Fixed?   :lol:
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Telarus on October 24, 2011, 09:26:31 pm
Cram, I always appreciate you sharing the weird you find, especially if it's explicitly Discordian.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: kingyak on October 24, 2011, 11:02:14 pm
Don't remember where, but I heard about the one Fnording a few years ago and periodically whenever I happen to think about it. As luck would have it, I had a bunch of ones on me this morning when I read this. Fnording has been done.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Don Coyote on October 25, 2011, 01:12:53 am
The fuck? :lulz:
If I find any ones that are Fnorded I am blaming you.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Don Coyote on October 28, 2011, 01:47:10 am
 :lulz:
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fnordgasm is the unauthorised and just tagging of institutionalised script. until we are allowed to deal in flax or hemp lets do what we can to make theirs our own.
:lulz:
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Telarus on October 28, 2011, 10:15:05 am
:lulz:
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fnordgasm is the unauthorised and just tagging of institutionalised script. until we are allowed to deal in flax or hemp lets do what we can to make theirs our own.
:lulz:

Coyote, have you read Illuminatus!?  The Discordians use "Flax Script", a self-produced currency that actually degrades entropically (it's worth less the longer you hang onto it, and it's stamped upon transaction). Very neat concept. The IRL Discordians had a few 'versions' flaoting around with Mal and Omar on them.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Placid Dingo on October 28, 2011, 10:32:30 am
:lulz:
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fnordgasm is the unauthorised and just tagging of institutionalised script. until we are allowed to deal in flax or hemp lets do what we can to make theirs our own.
:lulz:

Coyote, have you read Illuminatus!?  The Discordians use "Flax Script", a self-produced currency that actually degrades entropically (it's worth less the longer you hang onto it, and it's stamped upon transaction). Very neat concept. the IRL Discordians had a few 'version' flaoting around with Mal and Omar on them.

I have heard this proposed as a mainstream currency. Iirc, it was almost adopted in Europe.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: rong on October 28, 2011, 11:18:14 am
I fnorded my ones and now they don't work in the soda machine.
 :argh!:

I figure a good place to check for fnorded ones would be a place that has a lot of ones - like a stripper's g-string.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Don Coyote on October 28, 2011, 01:15:39 pm
:lulz:
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fnordgasm is the unauthorised and just tagging of institutionalised script. until we are allowed to deal in flax or hemp lets do what we can to make theirs our own.
:lulz:

Coyote, have you read Illuminatus!?  The Discordians use "Flax Script", a self-produced currency that actually degrades entropically (it's worth less the longer you hang onto it, and it's stamped upon transaction). Very neat concept. The IRL Discordians had a few 'versions' flaoting around with Mal and Omar on them.

I've read about degrading currency, however my mirth is that paper currency is made of linen, which is flax.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: trix on November 02, 2011, 03:40:43 am
I postulate that Eris approves and protects the proprietors of this GASM.

Evidence:  I ask a random friend for all the one dollar bills she has on her.  She asks why, and I reply "five tons of flax" in an even tone.  I haven't used any discordian memes on her in the past, and I'm fairly certain she has no exposure to the PD.  However, she doesn't bat an eye at my explanation or even give me much attention (she was preoccupied on the phone).  I take her money, walk away, write Fnord on each bill somewhere inconspicuous, come back and give her the money back 30 seconds after I took it.  She takes it back without looking at it and puts it back in her money-wallet-thing.  Never batting an eye or showing the slightest sign of curiosity.

Perhaps the phone conversation was really that fascinating?

I'm tempted to go back and borrow $20 under the same excuse and give her a $5 in return, just to see if she notices.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Elder Iptuous on November 02, 2011, 04:01:11 am
it's called 'demurraged currency'.
see the local scrip used in Worgl Germany durring the Depression.
It is my understanding that the demurraging is effective in speeding up economic velocity, and was very successful in that instance before being shut down by the Austrian central bank who saw it as a threat to their monopoly on issuing currency.

there are some who advance that we could do well with a demurraged currency right now...
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Pope Monochrome on January 31, 2012, 02:56:10 pm
Hail Eris!

Where were you when the fnordgasm happened?

People are guilty of all manner of things but perhaps the one that plagues humanity most is not paying attention to what it deems important. After all, what good is holding something close to your heart if you don't truly know it. It is the implicit, explicit, and otherwise utterly unrelated goal of this movement to force others to take notice.

In this day and age there is nothing people hold more dearly than money. Above all else they will scour the earth, do anything, by any means necessary for the attainment of wealth. Monetary consumption has become the end goal worldwide yet no one seems to pay attention to the silly little pieces of paper that are carried around, attenuated to gold.

Thus I welcome you to a new segment of OMGASM (Operation Mindfuck - Golden Apple Seed Mission). Our goal is simple:

Fnordgasm is the unauthorised and just tagging of institutionalised script. Until we are allowed to deal in flax or hemp lets do what we can to make theirs our own.

The fnording of arbitrarily valued currency must be. Until people see what is in front of them, we must guide their eyes. Until they understand, we must confuse.

All Hail Discordia!

-Pope Monochrome KSC
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Pope Monochrome on January 31, 2012, 02:57:41 pm
...
Now that the official manifesto is out there...
I'm pleased to see other ape like creatures approving of the movement. I am thrilled to watch it spread.
Though closely resembling the Fnord your Ones project, Fnordgasm was developed independently (consciously at least---who knows what my subconscious has been up to) about two years ago. But no matter. Let's keep them guessing.
And for those who are participating, please think about contribute to the blog. I am busy working on other projects at the moment and thus don't have much time for photo ops anymore.
My eyes are open. Are yours?

PM KSC
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Cramulus on January 31, 2012, 02:58:56 pm
thanks for the reminder! I just fnorded all the money in my wallet.
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Triple Zero on January 31, 2012, 04:43:58 pm
Every time I read this I find that I just carry coins in my wallet ...

Remind me in a few days ok?
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Pope Monochrome on January 31, 2012, 05:36:20 pm
A bit of laser ablation will solve that problem :D
Title: Re: FnordGASM
Post by: Elder Iptuous on January 31, 2012, 05:51:28 pm
stamping on a coin would certainly lead to a more lasting FNORD...