A Discordian is Prohibited of Believing what he reads.
January 10, 2014 4:22 AM   Subscribe

Adam Gorightly's Historia Discordia: "Documenting the Origins, History & Chaos of the Discordian Society". Features bios of the early Discordians, Greg "Malaclypse the Younger" Hill's Discordian newsletter, information on forthcoming books detailing the history of Discordianism and the contents of Greg Hill's collection of Discordian works and writings, and a running blog with tons of information on the early days of Discordianism.
posted by Pope Guilty (34 comments total) 51 users marked this as a favorite

 
Prohibited from.
posted by Decani at 4:31 AM on January 10


Prohibited fnord.
posted by chavenet at 4:52 AM on January 10 [7 favorites]


fnord fnord.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:09 AM on January 10


Strange Interlude, your post is blank.
posted by sidereal at 5:11 AM on January 10 [12 favorites]


Law of fives.
posted by MartinWisse at 5:13 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


Operation Red Herring has ended.
posted by chavenet at 5:25 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


I thought the final word on Discordianism was:

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posted by robocop is bleeding at 5:27 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]


The problem with Discordians is that they're impossible to tune.
posted by grumpybear69 at 5:31 AM on January 10 [12 favorites]


Even false things are true.
posted by delfin at 5:37 AM on January 10


Even false things are true.

How can that be?
posted by Pope Guilty at 5:40 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Pope Guilty: "Even false things are true.

How can that be?
"

Just ask Sri Syadasti Syadavaktavya Syadasti Syannasti Syadasti Cavaktavyasca Syadasti Syannasti Syadavatavyasca Syadasti Syannasti Syadavaktavyasca
posted by chavenet at 5:43 AM on January 10


I don't know, man, I didn't do it.
posted by delfin at 5:49 AM on January 10 [9 favorites]


Strange Interlude, your post is blank.

It's not blank, it's just pining for the fnords.
posted by Strange Interlude at 5:55 AM on January 10 [9 favorites]


I don't believe this guy for a minute.
posted by The 10th Regiment of Foot at 6:21 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Hey, it's Friday, remember to eat a hot dog*, everyone.

*with or without a bun

--><--
posted by fiercecupcake at 6:50 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Sri Syadasti Syadavaktavya Syadasti Syannasti Syadasti Cavaktavyasca Syadasti Syannasti Syadavatavyasca Syadasti Syannasti Syadavaktavyasca

No wonder she goes by Siri.
posted by cjorgensen at 6:56 AM on January 10 [3 favorites]



Hey, it's Friday, remember to eat a hot dog*, everyone.


We were heartbroken to learn this week that the West 8th Street Gray's Papaya closed thanks to a $20,000 rent hike. To add insult to injury, the downtown branch of this New York icon is being replaced with an organic juice bar, which says pretty much everything you can say about New York's cutthroat real estate market.
posted by mikelieman at 7:05 AM on January 10


Hey, it's Friday, remember to eat a hot dog*, everyone.

*with or without a bun


Make me one with everything!
posted by Strange Interlude at 7:10 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Are you a human being and not a cabbage or something?
posted by Foosnark at 7:23 AM on January 10


I've just realized that my child is a Discordian.

Me: Why is the cat wearing your underwear?
Child: I don't know, man, I didn't do it.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:24 AM on January 10 [4 favorites]


To Eris, human!
--><--
posted by The otter lady at 8:10 AM on January 10 [1 favorite]


Prohibited fnord.

The license plate on my truck reads FNORD and it has led to some of the strangest conversations.

The most recent was this old goldbug coot I ran into at a trailhead up in the San Juans. It took me a bit to suss out what he was on about, but apparently the government had to mine all this uranium in that area to build a space ship for Elvis, who was to be our intergalactic ambassador. Kennedy was killed because he insisted on using the technology to further the space race and his own anti-communist ends. It took Jimmy Carter to finish the project, and send Elvis off - and President Carter has been rewarded many times over with a long life and great health.

That was a great conversation.

And my wife thinks I'm weird.
posted by Pogo_Fuzzybutt at 8:20 AM on January 10 [15 favorites]


καλλίστη
posted by Mayor West at 8:54 AM on January 10 [4 favorites]


Lick here, you may be one of the lucky 25!
posted by rabbitrabbit at 10:17 AM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Funny, I'm just re-reading Illuminatus! - and boy, has it aged well. I didn't remember the writing being so compelling, and it's completely on-target today.
posted by lupus_yonderboy at 11:18 AM on January 10 [5 favorites]


Stuff's all new to me, and I'm enjoying the ride. Thanks, PG!
posted by Mental Wimp at 11:46 AM on January 10


5=2+3
2,3
23
23 Skidoo
posted by sourwookie at 12:27 PM on January 10


There was one night when I was 16 and incredibly sleep deprived that I read a printout of the HTML copy of the Principia from start to end. I had read bits and pieces before, but this time I grokked it. I more than grokked it, I truly understood the counterpoint the surrealism of the underlying metaphor of the entire text. I was enlightened.

Then I fell asleep.

When I woke up the next morning, I had lost it all. The Goddess Giveth and Taketh and Doeth whatever she feels like.
posted by Hactar at 1:07 PM on January 10 [2 favorites]


Hail Discordia.
posted by Canageek at 4:54 PM on January 10


The most important thing to remember about Discordianism is Eris throwing the golden apple inscribed "To the Fairest". When you can look upon the Apple and laugh, you will have learned.
posted by sidereal at 4:59 PM on January 10 [5 favorites]


::holds up one finger::
posted by FatherDagon at 7:22 AM on January 11


The most important thing to remember about Discordianism is Eris throwing the golden apple inscribed "To the Fairest". When you can look upon the Apple and laugh, you will have learned.

I will sometimes wander down to the pigs and toss them an apple while calling, "To the Fairest!" The result is instructive.
posted by MonkeyToes at 7:37 AM on January 11 [3 favorites]


Reminds me of old Loompanics days.
posted by PHINC at 6:01 PM on January 11 [1 favorite]


Some days I think that Starbuck's Pebbles are the most important thing about the Principia Discordia. On other days, I don't.
posted by I-baLL at 9:42 PM on January 11


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