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« on: Yesterday at 02:53:47 pm »

Apple Talk / Re: This just in... I changed my name in a drunken stupor.
« on: October 10, 2019, 05:25:30 pm »
Nice try, Bruno Alden Poptard Klokwork Ron Paul

Aneristic Illusions / Re: What Happens When a Discordian Runs for Office
« on: October 04, 2019, 09:53:24 pm »
I am so excited for you to be drunk with power, unlimited power

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: October 04, 2019, 09:31:02 pm »
Her major complaint about my mannerisms is she doesn't like me criticizing myself, she thinks it's really negative and disagrees with my conclusions.

where does this come from? why do you do it?

because you become conscious of something about yourself

your emotional-mind feels bad

the word-mind tries to resolve that feeling, using words

               it can't

that whole line of processing is basically a dead end, your word-mind can usually only describe and explain.

but by talking through it, you're involving others in this sad process, like following a map but with no destination marked. Just turning down random roads and hoping it'll eventually feel like you arrived.

don't get me wrong - reflection is good, self criticism is good

but we suck at it

when the word-mind encounters a problem, it pulls up a heuristic and gets to work
but we don't have enough perspective on ourselves to have reliable heuristics

and so a lot of us have this verbal tic where we just spew whatever's on our mind, and we think that's "processing"

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: Self ____
« on: October 04, 2019, 03:01:13 pm »
I need to know who am I ASAP. Any tips on that?

Why ASAP? Is there a deadline?
growing into yourself is a lifelong process

You've described your difficulty in observing, meditating, et cetera. You lose focus too quickly.

Did you notice this sequence - getting distracted, losing focus, getting pulled down a mental tangent until that's what you're focused on? What made it happen? What did it feel like? Does it have a 'taste'? When we're self-observing, it's easy to get distracted.. but can you observe HOW you get distracted? Notice the noticing.

You've described an emptiness, a lack of substance which ideas occupy and colonize. This part is real - the human consciousness is vessel, is a site of contact. It's more of a process than a substance.

I think a good start is to observe that emptiness - feel it in your everyday life. Notice how, in conversation, you're running this program that automatically selects dialog options. Something chooses a behavior off a menu, and it always selects the one which gives you the best reward. Everything happens according to stimulus and response. Is there anything else? Look right at what's happening, for as long as you can.

I don't want to elaborate too much more on that, because from your posts I kinda assume you're not really ready to do the hard work. That's not a dig - for most people, this kind of work never develops beyond a passing experiment. Disciplined self observation is uncomfortable and unpleasant, and we are creatures of fancy.

For now - you're experimenting, trying a lot of things, and that's good, it's part of the process.

I've always identified with my intelligence, ain't that stupid?

This is another key observation.

You're not observing your self--you're just observing the mind.

Apple Talk / Re: To the fairest of them all!
« on: October 01, 2019, 05:05:18 pm »
Eh, it happens. That's happened to a bunch of us before.

There was a guy on here who used the name Space Pope, and one day the Colbert Report did a segment in which they joked about a space pope, and so I concluded that Space Pope was Stephen Colbert.

Mind you, this was during a period in which we were convinced one or more Colbert Report writers was reading the forum, so it makes a little more sense

but I did accuse the guy of being Colbert in like 9 threads until he PM'd me about how much it was cracking him up

Apple Talk / Re: Open Bar: Drinks are on the Supreme Court
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:51:53 pm »
LOVING these pictures!

Principia Discussion / Re: Announcement 1969 by Arlen Riley Wilson
« on: September 27, 2019, 04:31:31 pm »
yeah I think you're confusing Arlen and Alden

Here's one she wrote about her frustration with the Democratic Party in 68.

Hymn to the Democratic Party

Chicago 1968

The Democratic Party giveth
And the Democratic Party taketh away.
Blessed be the name of the Democratic Party.

O donkey-eared Deity, friend of the poor,
How social is thy security,
How urban thy renewal,
How central thine intelligence.
Thou art the Good Shepherd
Who knoweth full well
The uses of sheep.
O mightiest of fleecers
How internal is thy revenue,
How federally administered thy
Foods and thy drugs,
How federally commissioned
Thy communications.

The party loves me
This I know
The precinct captain
Tells me so.
Little guys to it belong,
They are weak but it is strong.
Yes, the party loves me,
Sure, the party loves me,
You bet the party loves me,
The Liberals tell me so.

Ass-headed God, have mercy
Upon me. Thine were the vows
Of my radical youth;
Thou wilt not forsake me
In my mature and responsible
Old age. Golden-Hoofed Quadroped,
Look with favor upon me.
Even as with Abraham and Isaac
Have I offered unto thee my sons
Upon the altar of Obedience.
Of the first fruits of the heathen
Have I made thee burnt offerings.

Yea though I walk through the valley
Of the shadow of slump I shall fear
No recession. Thine initials
And thine agendas they comfort me.
Thou preparest before me a table
In the presence of Republicans.
Surely welfare and relief checks
Shall follow me all the days of my life,
And I shall dwell in Public Housing forever.


Apple Talk / Re: To the fairest of them all!
« on: September 27, 2019, 02:13:42 pm »
Yo where did you get that gorgeous golden apple though??

also, after you finished filming, did you pick it up, or leave it somewhere in public? I gotta know.  :fnord:

« on: September 27, 2019, 02:05:00 pm »
I want to see that, but with an image of the goatse man

so when you poomp, it's like an ass crapping into itself


Principia Discussion / Announcement 1969 by Arlen Riley Wilson
« on: September 27, 2019, 01:37:12 pm »
Announcement 1969
As a former love freak
I have an announcement to make:
I have learned to hate.
Hatred is a liberating thing,
It releases energies.
For many years I despaired
Of ever experiencing
True hate.
I always tripped
On the fallible,
The forgivable,
The understandable.
But as the film of love
Cleared from my eyes
I saw them clearly etched:
Those to whom I, my children,
My loves and my friends
Are casually expendable --
For principles, or for
Convenience, or as
A regrettable
All we have built
And hoped for and done
Are nothing to them,
To the grey men
With the artificially
Human complexions.
They are not only here
But everywhere,
An exclusive clique.
Moral appeals
Are pitiful squeaks
Of rats in a trap.
Far better
The bared teeth
And the poisoned
Small things can be rabid.
Witness a mad rat.
So tremble, grey men.
Not only I have teeth.
The Day of the Mad Rat
Is at hand,


Aneristic Illusions / Re: Many bloodsucking insects
« on: September 25, 2019, 08:24:24 pm »
and where should we put "them"???

I flush Discordian holy water every single day

Think for Yourself, Schmuck! / Re: hex17 dec23
« on: August 30, 2019, 08:05:16 pm »
Nullified is now the grand champion.  :crankey:

Now has to squash a noob in less than one post from either person.  :rogpipe:

If you start a thread calling out a freshly registered user,
and they never post,
you've done it in zero

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