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Apple Talk / Re: Three Little Questions
« on: July 21, 2012, 06:59:00 pm »
The simple answer to these questions is "no" to all three.



The realization that I behave as if the answer is "yes" makes me extremely uncomfortable.

This.

But then, what definition of "slavery" is being used?

Is it actual, damn me for saying this, "Cotton-pickin" slavery? Or a form of mental slavery? Do we not also allow ourselves, even in a "free" country as "free" people, to become "slaves" to our jobs or our daily way of life?

The folks who make our toys are in a condition that is basically "cotton pickin" slavery. 

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: July 07, 2012, 05:27:13 pm »
Did you misread that? The guy tried to have the painting removed from display, has sued various media organisations multiple times and  quite likely gave the order to deface the painting. The actual culprits are still unknown.

While I agree it's amusing, I'm pretty sure Zuma is not a great fan of freedom of expression.

Yeah, I must have missed that part.

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Aneristic Illusions / Re: Random News Stories
« on: July 07, 2012, 03:12:31 am »
Ah South Africa, I mean "sewth efrika"

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-africa-18743710

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South Africa's governing ANC has expressed its "disgust" at a cartoon of President Jacob Zuma as a penis.

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The president sued the cartoonist, who works for the Mail & Guardian newspaper, after he depicted Mr Zuma in 2008 about to rape a female figure representing justice. Mr Zuma was cleared of raping a family friend in 2006.

The pair have also clashed over Zapiro's portrayal of Mr Zuma with a shower cap on his head - a reference to Mr Zuma's statement in the rape trial that he had taken a shower after having sex to reduce the chance of contracting HIV.

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In an affidavit, Mr Zuma said: "The portrait depicts me in a manner that suggests I am a philanderer, a womaniser and one with no respect."

Mr Zuma, who has four wives, has previously sued local media companies 11 times for defamation.

For those curious about this offensive artwork, here you go.



Cue a retarded discussion over freedom of speech any minute now. Pay no attention to the fact the painting depicts him as having a penis, not as a penis.

I think it's funny.  I also think the ANC expressing disgust is the best possible response.  They made their feelings known without curtailing the artist's freedom of speech.

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But the idea is the same...Whenever you hear "state's rights", it means "We want the power to fuck over residents in our states in one manner or another."  I have NEVER seen an exception to this.

weed legalization.

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Apple Talk / Re: dangerous territory/devil's advocate
« on: July 05, 2012, 07:38:59 pm »
I dunno man. You start seeing gun shops in worcester county. Westawoostah is bostonian for thar be dragons here. We dont know whats out there other than north adams which is practically south west vermont.

I think you're talking about the area that Lovecraft wrote about...

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Literate Chaotic / Write for Cracked, get paid
« on: July 04, 2012, 06:40:07 pm »
Just in case anyone didn't know about this.

http://www.cracked.com/article_19955_we-want-to-pay-you-to-write-us.html

Cracked has an open submissions policy.  dunno if their compensation plan is any good or not but I know some of you guys could be pretty successful with them.

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Principia Discussion / Re: Discordian Interview Project
« on: July 04, 2012, 06:24:58 pm »
Let me know if you are in Ohio.  My wife is funny about people being allowed in the house (it's messy) but if you are in Akron that's an easy drive from me so we could sit down and do an interview. 

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Apple Talk / Re: dangerous territory/devil's advocate
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:17:42 pm »
I am in favor of reduction of federal power and a relative increase in power of states, counties and cities.  In the US this is generally a Conservative position.  I favor it primarially because I prefer to live in Liberal areas and want the area to be able to implement those policies however.

That and because people are better able to effect change at a local level.

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Apple Talk / Re: Discordian Feminists
« on: July 03, 2012, 07:08:33 pm »
W/ regard to "special treatment," I'd rather not get punched, because I am a chick and my bones are mucho brittle from babby having.

Also, getting punched sucks.

The end.

Most people don't want to be punched.  Most people should not be punched even if they are being annoying or confrontational.  Smaller more physically delicate people should especcially not be punched and women tend to be smaller and more physically delicate, but a small, physically delicate woman who initiates physical conflict should be punched just as much as a man should.

I've always considered myself a feminist, I was raised by feminists and it's one aspect of my upbringing that I never rebelled against.  Discordianism has caused me to examine my assumptions about feminism and gender relations more critically, but I haven't changed any of my beliefs in any sort of drastic way on the topic.

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Apple Talk / Re: Why DID the chicken cross the road?
« on: July 01, 2012, 04:34:14 am »
Ask not who the chicken crossed the road for, he crossed for thee.

-Ernest Hemmingway

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Butane and gas huffing were a big deal among Australian Aboriginals in the 90's,  dunno if they still are.  I only knew at that point because I was talking with my step brother more often and he lives in Australia.  He may have exaggerated it a bit though because he's kind of racist.

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bump for peanut gallery consideration

Aw, I'm honored.

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Techmology and Scientism / Re: 17, the "most random" number.
« on: June 28, 2012, 06:20:11 pm »
1+7 = 8

23 = 8

7-1 = 6

2 X 3 = 6

17 is the 7th prime number

After 17, 7 is the most commonly picked number between 1 and 20 in the link in the OP.

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Apple Talk / Re: What's your specialt(y/ies)?
« on: June 27, 2012, 06:46:23 pm »
I can read music, although I can't sight read (that is, read it fast enough to play it)
I know Tarot really well.
I know wine and beer, worked as a sommelier and can advise on food and wine pairings.
I'm a professional body piercer.
Grew up on a (semi) functioning commune.

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Apple Talk / Re: Attn ex-Pagans/Magicians
« on: June 26, 2012, 09:55:59 pm »
Point taken. I just think about all the people who comment on amazon about the simonomicon and the stuff that happened to them after they bought it. To be sure a good chunk is a bit of the troll but you know a good portion of them actually believe what theyre saying.

So I thought "ooh I gotta see those comments" and searched a bit, but then I got distracted, as the "publisher" of this simon necronomicon is apparently called "Schlangenkraft".

And that's one bit in the I3 that always confused me, the "EWIGE BLUMENKRAFT, EWIGE SCHLANGENKRAFT" part. Anyone know what's that about, or what it is a reference to?

The only thing I could come up with is that BLUMENKRAFT could be a faux-German pun on "Flower Power" ?

(also, one of my favourite Psydub producers, OTT, named his first album Blumenkraft, but then, on the Twisted Records DVD interview he wore a Pope shirt, and there's a few more "signals from Bob"/Discordia references in the titles and texts on his other albums)

And then comes the fun part, so I searched "Schlangenkraft" on DDG ... Anyone remember that Postmodernism Literary Deconstruction generator? Well, whoever wrote that put something referencing "Schlangenkraft" in the sources/references generation part, and since everybody and their dog posted the output of that software all over the far corners of the Interwebs, it's completely drowned out any of the original signal for "Schlangenkraft" :lulz: Now THAT is magic ...

Ooh it gets even better pomo generator names "Schlangekraft", if you look for "SchlangeNkraft" you get the I3 references, jeez.

And WIkipedia explains, if you use the right spelling :)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ewige_Blumenkraft

(In the I3) it's indeed "flower power" and the "Schlangenkraft" ("serpent power") refers to either sexual energy (hey again), or the kundalini, or in fact any occult symbolism with a snake in it, really.

I thought I remembered reading in the appendix that it was hitting power, so flower power (peace) forever and hitting power (violence) forever.

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