Welcome fellow Subgenius! Good to see it’s basically the same as when I did it. Those books should be required reading. Especially in this day and age. By the way, the tapes are totally worth a few bucks, and if you haven’t already seen it, if you’re a subscriber to Night Flight there’s a ton of CotS stuff on there. Do check it out! Praise “Bob”
My favorite bumper sticker was “ACT LIKE A DUMBSHIT AND THEY’LL TREAT YOU LIKE AN EQUAL”.
I need me another one of those
May the SLACK be plentiful on your quest to get “right” with “Bob”
I modulate between Holocaustal and Ivangelical
Buy for $35 what other religions charge all worldly possessions!
(And?) Christopher Hyatt. Much of the Salvation Pack looks like the pages of “Undoing Yourself”
I sent holiday cards with SCHWA stickers sewing them one year. People thought it was an X-Files reference. ¯_(ツ)_/¯
Still have my sticker on the filing cabinet — it has not glowed green yet.
Also still have my lapel pin.
I got my SubGenius salvation kit back in . . . the late 80s? It $20 back then, but was a LOT less fancy.
I remember leaving those little flyers in airport coffee stand sugar packet trays, pay-phone coin return slots (remember those?) and in the coin trays of slot machines in Las Vegas.
I gradually lost interest, especially after the Heaven’s Gate “lets have our balls cut off, eat doped up applesauce, and stick plastic bags on our head for our free ticket to the saucer hiding behind that comet!” news came out.
Does anyone know if there was a connection between J. R. “Bob” Dobbs and Dr. Dobb’s Journal of computer software? They were contemporaneous, and I always wondered if the creators of the journal were secretly fans of the CotS, and named it after him as their personal
inside joke. It would be cool if that were the case.
I’ve got a copy if that helps.
I have the bound versions of the first three years of DDJ. I don’t remember a reference to “Bob” Dobbs, but it’s been a while I since needed an 8080 compiler.
Mighty FIST of Slack delayed this posting. Luckile I’m no Pink.
Yes, it’s a group of weirdos in Dallas, where religion screams to be made fun of.
I made it to the last X-Day in New York state, which was a fun trip by scooter from Northern Greater Toronto.
If you can’t/won’t laugh at your own religion. you are either taking it too serious or not serious enough.
Yeah, but is that stuff really true though?
To be honest, to come up with some of this stuff, I think Ivan Stang had to be a little off. (Not that that’s a bad thing. )
I remember in a Stark Fist of Removal, the Chuch’s official zine, reading about a porn mag in which the text accompanying a layout, you know where the centerfold allegedly tells about herself, was all Subgenius propaganda.
Just imagine what you could do with 40# of baking soda, maybe a dozen gallons of vinegar, and about half a ton of dirt…
You’d be a neighborhood legend for years, might I hazard… Decades!
Ah, the memories of the old holy wars between the SubGenii and the Discordians. Me, I decided to stay a Discordian as it felt like Catholicism to the CoSG’s manic Texas Protestant style.
I like my irreligion to be old school, darn it! Besides, I live close enough to Ingolstadt that I have been to Adam Weishaupt’s old stomping grounds as a sort of pilgrimage.
Hail Eris! All hail Discordia!
I feel like Discordianism and CoS are more like different branches of the same tree, both bearing strange fruit that can really mess you up if you eat too much at once… (okay, that metaphor got out of hand quick. ) Both are good food for thought, if you’re into that sort of thing.
Discordianism resonates more with me, maybe because I found it first. Or maybe I’m fond of the idea that God is a crazy lady… like me. But it’s nice to see the Subgenii getting some attention. With the world as grim as it is now, we could use more irreverence and humor.