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Discordian Games

The Game of SinkIf you’re a Discordian (and who isn’t?), you’re probably familiar with the game of Sink. Unfortunately, if your intelligence is higher than that of a cabbage, this recreation will eventually lose a bit of its luster.

Fortunately, there are other Discordian Games suitable for even such jaded sophisticates.

  • Discordian Solitaire (for two players; suits do not matter because Eris is color-blind)
  • Hybrid: the role-playing game. “RULE # 223: You can using the cloning equation to figure out the # of people that you can effect telepathically. And, you can use the nuclear equation to figure out the radius within which that you can affect others, but you can use topology to increase the maximum distance that you can affect some particular individual. And, the same method of topology, you can, also, generate or simulate singularity (black hole): % = X^X, where X = (C2/M); or, % = Y^Z, where Y = (C1/10) & Z = exponent, which is inverse exponent that is used on his Life Span.”
  • Illuminopoly: Monopoly that forgot to take its anti-psychotics. “RACE CAR: Automotive interests. May roll 3d6 to move if it desires, or just 2d6. Wins if all four railroads are destroyed at any point in the game.”
  • Memetic Truth-or-Dare: Defend the indefensible.
  • Mao: Mao is a card game.  You want to know the rules?  That’s too bad.

And failing all of the above, you could always give Nomic a try.


Robert Anton Wilson Festival: Music and Hot Dogs (Sorry, no buns)

A friend of Wigner’s friend tried to tell me that Robert Anton Wilson is dead, but I wouldn’t listen. He could be, but I haven’t looked in the box myself.

Still, I did just peek into my email inbox, and I found this:

Flyer for the Robert Anton Wilson Wake on 23 Feb 2007Robert Anton Wilson Wake and Erisian Festival
Friday, February 23

Northern Liberties
Radio Eris
Oneiric Imperium


Improvisation, Video Screeing, Poetry and Open-Mike, Crowd Participation,
+lasagna, text experiments (exquisite corpse and cut-up), hot dogs with no buns.

Eris Temple
602 S. 52nd St (52nd & Cedar), West Philly

Doors opens 7PM. Lasagna at 8.

$5 suggested donation for bands and temple renovation.

Oh, yeah. It looks like there’s some serious Erisian action happening in Philly. Radio Eris, Northern Liberties, and Oneiric Imperium have pages on MySpace . . . this could be Yohimbe referenced, but I’m not making any assertions.

Update 24 Feb 2007: I’d be very interested to hear from anyone who made it to this event . . please drop me a note or comment.

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Persistently Vegetative Martyrs

As I mentioned in an earlier post, I am episkopos of a Discordian splinter group, the Order of the A.’.A.’. (The true A.’.A.’., of course; all other claimants can be safely ignored.)

It is written in the Principia Discordia:

It seems that Zeus was preparing a wedding banquet for Peleus and Thetis and did not want to invite Eris because of Her reputation as a trouble maker.

This made Eris angry, and so She fashioned an apple of pure gold and inscribed upon it KALLISTI (“To The Prettiest One”) and on the day of the fete She rolled it into the banquet hall and then left to be alone and joyously partake of a hot dog.

This is true as far as it goes, but it is our fervent claim that, during that feast, Our Lady Eris did not roll a golden apple among the guests there present, but rather a golden eggplant: the Aboriginal Aubergine. Despite the self-evident nature of this assertion, it is accepted by surprisingly few people.

The principal task of the A.’.A.’. is keeping up with the Smiths. (The Joseph Smith, Jrs., that is.) Discordians have an ever-increasing number of Saints: anyone properly deserving can be declared a Saint Second Class. (There are four higher degrees of Sainthood, but they are typically reserved for fictional characters.) Despite these relatively lax standards, Discordianism still lags well behind the Mormons in total number of saints.

To rectify this, members of the A.’.A.’. must create as many new saints as possible; due to the difficulty of finding deserving human beings, it is permitted to canonize vegetables. Further, it must also be noted that the credibility of a faith can be increased by having a large number of martyrs. To this end, it is appropriate to eat the vegetable in question.

Further catmas shall be forthcoming.

All hail Discordia!