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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 17, 2010, 07:33:59 am »
Glad I inspired you, Nurse Rhizome. I think Hef was targeted because at the time R.A.W. and Robert Shea wrote the Illuminatus! trilogy, they wre working as editors for the "letters to the editor" column and started getting letters about the Illuminati. After a while they had such a collection of genuine American Conspiracy surrealism that they wrote a book about it (including their friends' characters of Omar and Malaclypse).

That's... just...

 :fap:

I only know the little I've read in the past few months here, and know *nothing* about the trilogy writers (blasphemous noob).  Thank you for that!  Just made this a hell of a lot more interesting.

It's like we're part of history... 
   \
:hippie:

@ Twid - I was thinking the same thing you were (re. celebrity stuff).  Add that onto the general WTFedness of "Oh God!  The evils I have seen... Hef needs to know about this right away!" -- that was enough for me, too.

It is really funny when you think about it that way too. Has the sort of implication that these characters think that Hef can actually do something about it. This looks like a job for Hugh Hefner! Activate the Bunny Signal!

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 16, 2010, 08:50:40 pm »
LQ - love that you handwrote (it's a word now) that letter and got this started.  That, and Telarus' blog comments make me want to get more involved.  This went from being lulzy to fucking awesome while I was away. 

Could be wrong, but I don't think the handwriting poses that big a problem.  If consistency's an issue, everyone else sending BS letters types or prints (as it's not a blitz, paper letters seem better somehow), and whenever you feel like it, you write one up.  Would that work?  Writing from all over the place was part of the plan.  Hef'll get a few from kanukistan at least. 

Still, I have to ask - Is there a reason Hef's the target?  It's funny *and* I still don't get it.

I'm guessing that PB would be more likely to publish letters like this. That and Hef is basically a celebrity, as opposed to other magazine owners. As far as the handwriting goes, would it be possible to mask that by using capitalized block letters? Might have a cool sort of effect to it, especially if they're all caps but the size of lower case

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Apple Talk / Re: Open book time
« on: May 14, 2010, 06:19:51 am »
If it makes you feel better, I'm probably the most retarded person here. Comes with teenage hormones, I think.

No, Weltburger is the reigning champion.
wonder what he's off doing right now anyway. No I take that back. i really don't care.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open book time
« on: May 14, 2010, 12:17:05 am »
It's Twid!!!

One of our newest so-far-entirely-unretarded n00bs!

Give him a chance.  He's not really  been here long enough for the retardation to kick in.

Thanks Trip!
Not hungover, I drank some water before I turned in.

I do suppose that the longer I stay here the chances of me saying something retarded approach one. I accept that.

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Apple Talk / Re: Open book time
« on: May 13, 2010, 06:25:19 am »
Or not. Going to bed. Good night.

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Apple Talk / Open book time
« on: May 13, 2010, 04:40:36 am »
I'm drunk. ask questions.

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Apple Talk / Re: Unlimited Weltbürger Fail thread
« on: May 07, 2010, 07:14:36 am »
Spork. Stainless steel variety, not plastic school cafeteria variety.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 06, 2010, 05:14:44 am »
I like the idea of the Facebook pages (one for each of them), and I also think that collaborating on building those pages will give us some sense of "personality" from which to launch a writing style. We should friend and like all kinds of conspiracy people and pages, but not all the same for each. They should both have different conspiracy focuses, with slight overlap.

What will we do for profile pictures? And should we set the profiles to private, so that they come up but can see friends list? might add to the paranoiac angle.

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Apple Talk / Re: This is stupid...
« on: May 05, 2010, 06:49:46 pm »
I know I'm a newb, and I should probably lurk moar. But this is stupid. Why do my roommates want me to buy beer when they can drink my urine? And yeah, it's on me because I have today off. (I live in Funtown btw, and we have alcoholic urine)  :argh!:. On the bright side my humanities homework is basically listen to Klaus Nomi's Lightning Strikes and suck down nitrous oxide. Not so bad after all.


Touche

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 05:10:48 pm »

No need for getting into semantics, the whole thing's fucked anyway. I can call it whatever I want at this point. How about "The Three Dirigibles of Hephaestus, and Their Two Assistants?" or how about "Some Things dimo Thought About When he Was Bored." Maybe "The Doctrine of Cheese?"

That. Has a good ring to it.

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:49:06 pm »
Also, lies live in the heart of jokes, pranks, good art, bad art, and being polite to people you don't like.




I suppose that, assuming of course, even if the lie is the beginning of all wrongs doesn't make it the "worst." I do still feel that the lie is the most dangerous, not neccessarily to the individual, but to humanity as a whole.


I see where you're coming from. I just have a hard time thinking of the lie as anything more as a facilitator for other, worse things that are more dangerous.

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:36:53 pm »
Twid, look up King David.

Anointed by God, his first act that brought him to greatness and proved he was the LORD'S chosen one was to kill Goliath.

Later, he slaughtered the Syrians, "every male in Edom", Moab, and Ammon, and basically invented the idea of genocide.

He did this with the blessing of YHVH.  It's in 1 and 2 Samuel, if you need citations.


Yeah, the Old Testament is weird like that. Yahweh's track record seems to indicate that the Ten Commandments were a moment of inconsistency for him. Nevertheless, they do set a precedent for later moral reasoning, at least in that religion. Plus, when you're King, it's easy to say that God told you to do it. You could also point out that the other numerous laws outside of the Ten Commandments encouraged the Jews to kill other Jews, from the severity of the punishments. It neatly allows you to put up a bunch of rules that you attribute to God but gives God a cop out if you break the rule and he doesn't punish you personally. It's the tribe's responsibility, and attribute victory in war to God (and bad times due to the rampant sinfulness of the culture). Let's suppose for a moment that Moses, whether or not he actually talked to his god, made up the rules himself as a given. He probably did so with good intentions for social cohesion. As MMIX noted you're more likely to be killed by someone you know. And it's also not a good idea to kill a foreigner, since that might be disturbing a bee's nest when you're at a disadvantage. So leave it vague. Thou shalt not kill. Then, noticing that he had the numbers and the power, he added a bunch of other rules that God told to him, at a conveniently later time, which allowed him to dole out harsh punishments and conduct aggressive warfare (which David did).
Not saying that that's not a glaring inconsistency in religion. Just pointing out that the Ten Commandments are a good lie, and people have an easier time memorizing 10 rules and using that as a moral guide than 613. People generally favor simplicity. If your religion says killing is wrong, you'll take that as a given, and that's good enough for you. Nuances are for the clergy to advise you on. (Nowadays, the clergy in question would say, yeah, wrong, end of story.)

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GASM Command / Re: EggGASM
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:11:10 pm »
I've got a ton of plastic eggs from the kiddo's egg hunt. I'm going to be hiding them during some other random holiday.

EGGgasm is actually an ongoing year-round thing for me. I feel that the presence of a plastic easter egg is more curious when it's not around easter.

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GASM Command / Re: PlayboyGASM
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:08:35 pm »
I just had an idea for a letter - the reason that nothing ever changes in Washington is because the Tuscon Cabal (which is actually much older than you think) together with the Masons are the one who really run this country. The Democrats and the Republicans elect actors to pretend to be President, meanwhile, the most senior mason and the Episcopos of the Tuscon cabal are the ones who actually make the decisions which are attributed to "the President". If you're wondering why some of Obama's policies seem so similar to Bush's it's because the same person is responsible for them, yes that's right, the Good Reverend Roger has actually been the REAL president since the Clinton years! Our Dark Masters throw us a bone every now and again (like health care reform) just to make it believable that there's a different person in the White House every four years but really there isn't. The True White House is still in Philadelphia. And don't even get me started on the electoral college...

We could probably use some phrases from "Two-man con" in BIP to flesh it out.

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Or Kill Me / Re: The Five Suggestions
« on: May 05, 2010, 04:06:13 pm »

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It also presupposes an underlying drive to murder those regarded as "not us" and protect those regarded as "us". It seems interesting [to me anyway] that the primary targets of actual murders are not predominantly random "others" but are actually individuals who are known to us.
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Great point- whenever someone ends up dead the cops question the people close to them. The killer usually ends up being a family member or lover.

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