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"Devo": Parody Critics of Scientology
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Booji Boy
2008-05-30 13:55:07 UTC
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Not found in archives (yet!)

snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."

http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians

From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s

Nov. 29, 2007

snip>
Devo

Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.

The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."

snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire — the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."

snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.

Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."

snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

snip>
History

The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.

Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"

snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]

[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."

(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address—only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]

[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"

snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "



Booji Boy
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DEVOLUTIONARY OATH:

1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
5. We Must Repeat:
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Devo Spud Fan; Dead actor John Wayne:
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Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)

Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"

http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
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"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong

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Stephen Durkin
2008-05-30 18:04:12 UTC
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On May 30, 6:55 am, Booji Boy <***@rpf_booji.sea_org_booji> wrote:

<trimmed>

"...doctor say you ain't got long to liiiiive...
...nurse say you ain't got much to giiiiiive...
...don't listen to your doctor...
...don't play up to the nurse...
...wave goodbye to your doctor...."

Love that song, thanks Devo.
anon7571
2008-05-31 00:00:30 UTC
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Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
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The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me. Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Marcolf
2008-05-31 09:26:11 UTC
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Post by anon7571
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
it, which is:

Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?

Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..

The header subject line reads in essence:

"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.

DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.

The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.

Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)


Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
[Anthem, once again]

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Bud McDermot
2008-06-01 13:05:23 UTC
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Post by Marcolf
Post by anon7571
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?
Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..
"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.
DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.
The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.
Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)
Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
[Anthem, once again]
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I've got the Devo magazine from around 1982 called The Brainwasher
and some other things. There is something that quotes bits from the
scientology book about Atomic Energy, whatever that was called, it
doesn't show up in any of the pdf files made. The one about, 'it is not
the atomic bomb we must fear but the human mind or lack of it on this
planet'.
There is also a bulletin from General Boy about their 'progress',
reminiscent of something.
I have wondered for years why Devo were quoting from a scientology book
without mentioning anything directly about scientology anywhere.
They show signs that they were keen on biological research. 'biology is
destiny' was on a badge I think. They had mock articles about
biological experimentation.
Marcolf
2008-06-01 17:49:00 UTC
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Post by Bud McDermot
Post by Marcolf
Post by anon7571
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
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http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?
Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..
"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.
DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.
The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.
Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)
Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
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I've got the Devo magazine from around 1982 called The Brainwasher
and some other things. There is something that quotes bits from the
scientology book about Atomic Energy, whatever that was called, it
doesn't show up in any of the pdf files made.
"All About Radiation"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_About_Radiation

http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=146&Itemid=198
Book: All About Radiation
Claims about L. Ron Hubbard

snip>
ALL ABOUT RADIATION

Atomic Radiation is a subject which interests the minds of every
thinking man and woman of this world.

In this book we have the sane and sober views of a Medical Doctor on the
physical facts and consequences of the actual atomic blast and the
diseases resulting from it.

L. Ron Hubbard, one of America's first nuclear physicists, famed author
and explorer, has comprehensively analysed these facts and related them
to human livingness, governments and the security of the world.

These facts when presented at the Congress on Nuclear Radiation and
Health at the Royal Empire Society Hall, London, so impressed
Parliamentary figures that they requested immediate transcription of
these lectures. Here they are presented to the reader in book form.

This book satisfies the urgent need of a systemized and factual
knowledge on the subject of radiation and its effects.

This book is vital to the survival of your possessions, your family and
the future of this planet. Read it, get copies of it to your friends.
—All About Radiation © 1967 L. Ron Hubbard (Dustjacket) "
Post by Bud McDermot
The one about, 'it is not
the atomic bomb we must fear but the human mind or lack of it on this
planet'.
There is also a bulletin from General Boy about their 'progress',
reminiscent of something.
I have wondered for years why Devo were quoting from a scientology book
without mentioning anything directly about scientology anywhere.
They show signs that they were keen on biological research. 'biology is
destiny' was on a badge I think. They had mock articles about
biological experimentation.
Marcolf

--
--
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/brnwshr.html
The original Brainwasher was a printed magazine available from Club Devo
in 1983, but is sadly long out of print.

The online Club Devo communique has returned to supply suppressed
information to hungry and/or misinformed tubers and to allow fellow
potatoes to blow off a littlesteam on their own.

This online version of The Brainwasher was reborn in 2004, and continues
to spread the truth about Devolution. New DEVOTEES and Dome Sightings
pages added in '06."

UPCOMING LIVE DEVO SHOWS:
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/live.html
click links for info & tickets (2008)

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEVO
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

snip>
Website
www.clubdevo.com

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2008-06-02 01:48:07 UTC
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Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?
Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..
"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.
DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.
The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.
Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)
Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
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I've got the Devo magazine from around 1982 called The Brainwasher
and some other things. There is something that quotes bits from the
scientology book about Atomic Energy, whatever that was called, it
doesn't show up in any of the pdf files made.
"All About Radiation"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_About_Radiation
http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=146&Itemid=198
Book: All About Radiation
Claims about L. Ron Hubbard
snip>
ALL ABOUT RADIATION
Atomic Radiation is a subject which interests the minds of every
thinking man and woman of this world.
In this book we have the sane and sober views of a Medical Doctor on the
physical facts and consequences of the actual atomic blast and the
diseases resulting from it.
L. Ron Hubbard, one of America's first nuclear physicists, famed author
and explorer, has comprehensively analysed these facts and related them
to human livingness, governments and the security of the world.
These facts when presented at the Congress on Nuclear Radiation and
Health at the Royal Empire Society Hall, London, so impressed
Parliamentary figures that they requested immediate transcription of
these lectures. Here they are presented to the reader in book form.
This book satisfies the urgent need of a systemized and factual
knowledge on the subject of radiation and its effects.
This book is vital to the survival of your possessions, your family and
the future of this planet. Read it, get copies of it to your friends.
—All About Radiation © 1967 L. Ron Hubbard (Dustjacket) "
Post by Bud McDermot
The one about, 'it is not
the atomic bomb we must fear but the human mind or lack of it on this
planet'.
There is also a bulletin from General Boy about their 'progress',
reminiscent of something.
I have wondered for years why Devo were quoting from a scientology book
without mentioning anything directly about scientology anywhere.
They show signs that they were keen on biological research. 'biology is
destiny' was on a badge I think. They had mock articles about
biological experimentation.
Marcolf
--
--
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/brnwshr.html
The original Brainwasher was a printed magazine available from Club Devo
in 1983, but is sadly long out of print.
I definitely got mine no later than 1982.
Why don't they put the old one on the website?
I could put it on the web after I find it.
Post by Marcolf
The online Club Devo communique has returned to supply suppressed
information to hungry and/or misinformed tubers and to allow fellow
potatoes to blow off a littlesteam on their own.
This online version of The Brainwasher was reborn in 2004, and continues
to spread the truth about Devolution. New DEVOTEES and Dome Sightings
pages added in '06."
A complete lack of the kind of material in the original.
Post by Marcolf
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/live.html
click links for info & tickets (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEVO
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
Website
www.clubdevo.com
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2008-06-02 01:54:56 UTC
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Post by Bud McDermot
Post by Marcolf
Post by anon7571
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?
Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..
"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.
DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.
The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.
Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)
Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
[Anthem, once again]
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I've got the Devo magazine from around 1982 called The Brainwasher
and some other things. There is something that quotes bits from the
scientology book about Atomic Energy, whatever that was called, it
doesn't show up in any of the pdf files made.
"All About Radiation"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_About_Radiation
http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=146&Itemid=198
Book: All About Radiation
Claims about L. Ron Hubbard
snip>
ALL ABOUT RADIATION
Atomic Radiation is a subject which interests the minds of every
thinking man and woman of this world.
In this book we have the sane and sober views of a Medical Doctor on the
physical facts and consequences of the actual atomic blast and the
diseases resulting from it.
L. Ron Hubbard, one of America's first nuclear physicists, famed author
and explorer, has comprehensively analysed these facts and related them
to human livingness, governments and the security of the world.
These facts when presented at the Congress on Nuclear Radiation and
Health at the Royal Empire Society Hall, London, so impressed
Parliamentary figures that they requested immediate transcription of
these lectures. Here they are presented to the reader in book form.
This book satisfies the urgent need of a systemized and factual
knowledge on the subject of radiation and its effects.
This book is vital to the survival of your possessions, your family and
the future of this planet. Read it, get copies of it to your friends.
—All About Radiation © 1967 L. Ron Hubbard (Dustjacket) "
Post by Bud McDermot
The one about, 'it is not
the atomic bomb we must fear but the human mind or lack of it on this
planet'.
There is also a bulletin from General Boy about their 'progress',
reminiscent of something.
I have wondered for years why Devo were quoting from a scientology book
without mentioning anything directly about scientology anywhere.
They show signs that they were keen on biological research. 'biology is
destiny' was on a badge I think. They had mock articles about
biological experimentation.
Marcolf
--
--
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/brnwshr.html
The original Brainwasher was a printed magazine available from Club Devo
in 1983, but is sadly long out of print.
The online Club Devo communique has returned to supply suppressed
information to hungry and/or misinformed tubers and to allow fellow
potatoes to blow off a littlesteam on their own.
This online version of The Brainwasher was reborn in 2004, and continues
to spread the truth about Devolution. New DEVOTEES and Dome Sightings
pages added in '06."
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/live.html
click links for info & tickets (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEVO
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
Website
www.clubdevo.com
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Lyrics: Salutations. Today I feel a sense of urgency as I state to you
for Devo Incorporated: There is a direct connection between Devo's work
in the music field and a big wiggly world around us. You may not be
aware of this, but we are in the middle of World War Three. It is not
nuclear bombs that we must fear; the weapons is the human mind or lack
of it on this planet. That will determine our fate. Capital punishment
for airline passengers who attempt to save money; Spud Men in gas lines
who forget that guns don't argue, and tourists attempting to catch some
rays at Three Mile Island add up to a major attack of corkscrews in the
brain. We must fight back. We must know what we want. We must want what
we need, and what we need now is Duty Now For The Future.
Bud McDermot
2008-06-02 02:20:48 UTC
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Post by Bud McDermot
Post by Marcolf
Post by anon7571
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire - the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address-only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
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http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
//
The relationship between the title and the content of this post is a bit
obscure to me.
Where is the parody of critics of Scientology?
Take out the first "of" before "critics" in your response and you've got
Where is[are] the parody critics of Scientology?
Not "parody *of* critics of Scientology" as you mistakenly put it..
"Devo": Parody -> "Critics" *of* Scientology. Not parody *of* critics of
Scientology.
DEVO! ;-) For reasons outlined by Booji Boy being default "Subgenius"
members with Subgenius parody references to L Ron Hubbard, as outlined.
The mere fact that Devo are de facto members of Subgenius gives credence
to their 'religious' belief in such parody statements unless Devo says
otherwise which as any negation I could not find on the net. Can you or
anyone else? If not, it follows.
Make the difference in "of" use referencing -> subject, which is
diametrically vast. ;-)
Marcolf
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
[Anthem, once again]
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I've got the Devo magazine from around 1982 called The Brainwasher
and some other things. There is something that quotes bits from the
scientology book about Atomic Energy, whatever that was called, it
doesn't show up in any of the pdf files made.
"All About Radiation"?
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/All_About_Radiation
http://carolineletkeman.org/sp/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=146&Itemid=198
Book: All About Radiation
Claims about L. Ron Hubbard
snip>
ALL ABOUT RADIATION
Atomic Radiation is a subject which interests the minds of every
thinking man and woman of this world.
In this book we have the sane and sober views of a Medical Doctor on the
physical facts and consequences of the actual atomic blast and the
diseases resulting from it.
L. Ron Hubbard, one of America's first nuclear physicists, famed author
and explorer, has comprehensively analysed these facts and related them
to human livingness, governments and the security of the world.
These facts when presented at the Congress on Nuclear Radiation and
Health at the Royal Empire Society Hall, London, so impressed
Parliamentary figures that they requested immediate transcription of
these lectures. Here they are presented to the reader in book form.
This book satisfies the urgent need of a systemized and factual
knowledge on the subject of radiation and its effects.
This book is vital to the survival of your possessions, your family and
the future of this planet. Read it, get copies of it to your friends.
—All About Radiation © 1967 L. Ron Hubbard (Dustjacket) "
Post by Bud McDermot
The one about, 'it is not
the atomic bomb we must fear but the human mind or lack of it on this
planet'.
There is also a bulletin from General Boy about their 'progress',
reminiscent of something.
I have wondered for years why Devo were quoting from a scientology book
without mentioning anything directly about scientology anywhere.
They show signs that they were keen on biological research. 'biology is
destiny' was on a badge I think. They had mock articles about
biological experimentation.
Marcolf
--
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http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/brnwshr.html
The original Brainwasher was a printed magazine available from Club Devo
in 1983, but is sadly long out of print.
The online Club Devo communique has returned to supply suppressed
information to hungry and/or misinformed tubers and to allow fellow
potatoes to blow off a littlesteam on their own.
This online version of The Brainwasher was reborn in 2004, and continues
to spread the truth about Devolution. New DEVOTEES and Dome Sightings
pages added in '06."
http://www.clubdevo.com/mp/live.html
click links for info & tickets (2008)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/DEVO
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
Website
www.clubdevo.com
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Found the whole book:
http://www.scribd.com/doc/2161385/ALL-ABOUT-RADIATION
I can't find that quote. I swear I read that in the book around 25
years ago. Other articles say the book contents have been changed.
Now it's a Devo quote.
Fredric L. Rice
2008-05-30 14:56:12 UTC
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Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
Post by Booji Boy
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire — the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address—only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
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http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
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z***@hotmail.com
2008-05-31 06:12:48 UTC
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Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
The Church of the SubGenius is Scientology on acid on steroids.

You are totally lost.

--
Zapanaz
International Satanic Conspiracy
Customer Support Specialist
http://joecosby.com/
Any way you look at it, less Americans died in the whole of Vietnam
than die in car accidents in a typical year.

But people still LOVE their cars.

:: Currently listening to Not To Touch The Earth (The Celebration of
the Lizard), 1970, by The Doors, from "In Concert"
Unclaimed Mysteries
2008-05-31 06:33:54 UTC
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Post by z***@hotmail.com
Post by Fredric L. Rice
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
The Church of the SubGenius is Scientology on acid on steroids.
Yeah.
--
It Came From Corry Lee Smith's Unclaimed Mysteries.
http://www.unclaimedmysteries.net
H.P. Huey
2008-05-31 15:55:38 UTC
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Post by z***@hotmail.com
The Church of the SubGenius is Scientology on acid on steroids.
The Church of the SubGenius is a tarantula on a wedding cake, giving
you the stinkeye and saying "What the fuck are YOU lookin' at, assface?"

--

HellPope Huey
A free lizard in the hand
beats two in the laundry hamper.

"Its really great to see a couple of you."
~ Danny DeVito

Don't worry about the world coming to an end today.
It's already tomorrow in Australia.
~ Charles Schultz
eddieVroom
2008-05-31 17:36:30 UTC
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Post by z***@hotmail.com
The Church of the SubGenius is Scientology on acid on steroids.
The Church of the Subgenius is a pie-in-the-face gag running in slow
reverse, revealing the Fart Joke of the Gods.
--
"Every Citizen should be given an electric guitar and sixty minutes on
television."
-- the Fabulous Stains

the Tortured Spark - a Light in the Dark
the Mystical RevvedErrand Doktor eddieVroom
Motor Lodge #13013

He only comes out when I drink my Djinn...
M***@gmail.com
2008-05-31 15:59:05 UTC
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Post by Fredric L. Rice
Post by Booji Boy
Not found in archives (yet!)
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
Post by Booji Boy
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/SummerConcert/story?id=3886672&page=1
Where Are They Now: '80s New Wave Musicians
From Duran Duran to Devo, Catch Up With Some Big Musical Names From the
1980s
Nov. 29, 2007
snip>
Devo
Though best known for the 1980 hit "Whip It!" Devo's music has been very
influential for many New Wave and alternative rock artists.
The original incarnation of the band formed at Kent State University in
Ohio in the late '60s as something of a joke, but they began taking the
music more seriously after the Kent State shootings, in which four
students were killed and nine wounded."
snip>
Those funny yellow suits and red hats you remember were actually part of
the band's biting social satire — the chemical protection suits mocked
America's industrialization and consumerism. The red "flower pot" hats
were intended to channel their sexual energy into their voices,
according to the band. The name Devo actually stands for the
"de-evolution" they saw in American culture."
snip>
[Devo] Band members are part of the Church of the SubGenius, a mock
religion that parodies Scientology and New Age philosophy."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Devo
Devo
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Devo (pronounced DEE-vo or dee-VO, often spelled "DEVO" or "DEV-O") is
an American New Wave music group, formed in Akron, Ohio in 1973. They
are best known for their 1980 hit "Whip It", which made it to #14 on the
Billboard Hot 100 chart. Their style has been variously classified as
punk, art rock and post-punk, but they are most often remembered for
their late 1970s and early 1980s New Wave sound which, along with others
(such as Gary Numan, Peter Gabriel, and The B-52's) ushered in the synth
pop sound of the 1980s.
Devo's music and stage show mingle kitsch science fiction themes,
deadpan surrealist humor, and mordantly satirical social commentary via
sometimes-discordant pop songs that often feature unusual synthetic
instrumentation and time signatures, and their work has proved hugely
influential on subsequent popular music, particularly New Wave and
alternative rock artists."
snip>
Devo actively embraced the Church of the SubGenius"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Church_of_the_SubGenius
Church of the SubGenius
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
snip>
History
The Church of the SubGenius claims to have been founded in the 1950s by
the world's greatest salesman J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Bob Dobbs is depicted
as a cartoon of a Ward Cleaver-like man smoking a pipe. The 'church'
really started with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 in 1979. It
found acceptance in underground pop-culture circles and has been
embraced on college campuses, in the underground music scene, and on the
Internet.
Because of its similarities to the tenets of Discordianism, The Church
of the SubGenius is often described as a syncretic offshoot of that
belief. However, its members state that the organization developed on
its own with the publication of SubGenius Pamphlet #1 (also known as The
World Ends Tomorrow And You May Die!) by Reverend Ivan Stang and Dr.
Philo Drummond, the original SubGenius Foundation. The original group,
using such pseudonyms as "Puzzling Evidence", "Susie the Floozie",
"Palmer Vreedeez", and "Pope Sternodox", forwarded their literature to a
number of underground pop-culture figures such as R. Crumb, Paul
Mavrides, the New Wave rock group Devo"
snip>
It is claimed waggishly in church doctrine that Dobbs inspired L. Ron
Hubbard to create his own cult when he remarked to him that the general
public may be pink, "but their money is green"[2]
[2]
^ Subgenius Foundation, The. The Book of the SubGenius. New
York:Fireside (Simon & Schuster), 1987. 18th printing. p. 18."
(cont.)
Ivan Stang also claims that in 1986, an official SubGenius ordainment
for Hubbard was paid for and mailed to his address—only two weeks before
the Scientology founder's death"[1]
[1]
http://tinyurl.com/4hgnv9
snip>
From: "Rev. Ivan Stang"
snip>
I'd heard a rumor that the legendary SubGenius Ordainment for L. Ron
Hubbard was purchased a mere two weeks before he turned up dead.
Better not let the White House know that.
It's not a rumor, it happened. Unfortunately it also happened to Bill
Hicks and Philip K. Dick. (Didn't work AT ALL on the ones we MEANT it
to, though!) "
Booji Boy
http://ochremedia.com/blog/media/musicMidtown_devo2.jpg
--
--
http://i79.photobucket.com/albums/j153/she-vo/be.gif
1. Be like your ancestors or be different. It doesn't matter.
2. Lay a million eggs or give birth to one.
3. Wear gaudy colors or avoid display. It's all the same.
4. The fittest shall survive, yet the unfit may live.
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/PNTG_devolution.jpg
http://i117.photobucket.com/albums/o44/era31165/210478tYbx-1.jpg
Devo Sea Org Anthem (YouTube)
http://youtu.be/6EAbNVq-4PU
Before you do anything, ask yourself: "What would Ron Do?"
http://tinyurl.com/59uvxp
snip>
"You gotta ask yourself, What would Ron Do?"
--Gerry Armstrong
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I hate Devo. I think you're kind of a laughable jerk too, Frederic L.
Rice.
RevNickie
2008-05-31 18:13:52 UTC
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Post by M***@gmail.com
I hate Devo. I think you're kind of a laughable jerk too, Frederic L.
Rice.
That's funny, because you're living proof that DEVO was right.
DEVOLUTION IS REAL!

-RevNickie
Fredric L. Rice
2008-05-31 14:16:03 UTC
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Post by RevNickie
I hate Devo. I think you're kind of a laughable jerk too, Frederic L. Rice.
LOL.
Post by RevNickie
That's funny, because you're living proof that DEVO was right.
DEVOLUTION IS REAL!
LOL^2. If anything, Yeti smell as bad as John Charmichael.

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Bud McDermot
2008-06-01 13:08:25 UTC
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Post by RevNickie
Post by M***@gmail.com
I hate Devo. I think you're kind of a laughable jerk too, Frederic L.
Rice.
That's funny, because you're living proof that DEVO was right.
DEVOLUTION IS REAL!
-RevNickie
I sometimes wondered that if someone was keen on scientology then
mocking biological evolution and those who depend on it would follow.
As if Devo were actually closet scientologists. I'm still not entirely
convinced they weren't.
If you become a Spud, then what do you do next. Devo observed spuds
they said.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-05-31 18:21:12 UTC
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Post by Fredric L. Rice
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
I disagree. Scientology and the Church of the SubGenius are two
different branches of what is ultimately the same profiteering UFO
cult, and both are part of an experiment in the running of religions
and cults.

The variable being tested was Slack, and what it does when infused
into a fledgling saucer-cult, and Scientology is the control. Without
slack, a for-profit cult will focus exclusively on making money, to
the point where it cripples itself in social dimensions and is
vilified by outsiders for being too secretive and costing too much to
join.

the slack-in version, the Church of the SubGenius, is more accepted
because it is more flexible. It can be a joke religion and purveyor
of funny books if that is all the audience wants it to be, and all the
beliefs are published in big easy-to-read books with lots of pictures
for potential customers/members buy and enjoy before deciding whether
or not to join, and even if they don't, the SubGenius Foundation has
already sold them a book.

The experiment is still running, but the results so far show that
valuing slack AND money produces a more functional real-cult/joke-
church hybrid in comparison to the real-cult/crime-syndicate hybrid
produced by valuing money alone. in the future, all new religions
will have a joke-religion aspect, and use the entertainment value of
absurdity to facilitate actual belief in ridiculous concepts like
hope, joy, and love. After all, if you can believe that
extradimensional horrors are manipulating the planet to feed on human
misery and that a lone salesman and his gaggle of misfit fair-weather
followers can effectively fight them off by goofing off, then less
fantastical notions like life actually being pretty good and the world
being a great place are far easier to accept as possible.
Amos Happ
2008-05-31 19:09:01 UTC
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Face it.

The Church of the SubGenius and the Church of Scientology are in many
respects same.

Both play into universal themes, and they are about equally funny.
There are really only two, related differences:

The CoS pulls the wool over your eyes. The CotSG makes you do it in
your own way.
The CoS makes more money.

When you think about the kookery generated by the CotSG, the
astounding ethics of the founders really stands out. The line of
bullshit is really on a par with the Scientologists. In all
seriousness, the CotSG could pull in some HEAVY, HEAVY bread if it
pinked out a few notches. and starting pulling wool.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-01 00:36:01 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
When you think about the kookery generated by the CotSG, the
astounding ethics of the founders really stands out. The line of
bullshit is really on a par with the Scientologists. In all
seriousness, the CotSG could pull in some HEAVY, HEAVY bread if it
pinked out a few notches. and starting pulling wool.
yeah but if the CotSG pinked out that much, it wouldn't be as fun, and
the sort of people who sign up would be entirely different they'd be
people who aren't happy unless someone else is pulling their wool
rather than people who are entertained by doing their own wool-
pulling. Sure, there might still be a few self-pullers in the mix, up
at the top, using what they're learned from pulling trheir own wool to
pull everyone else's, but rather than just having a few at the top who
can do this, EVERYONE in the CotSG can do this.

It may not be as rich because of this, but I'd say it's far more
powerful in every sense that counts.
Amos Happ
2008-06-01 01:13:01 UTC
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Yeah that's sort of what I meant in commending the Great Powers of
"Bob" for their embarrassing display of incorruptibility. It'd be
pretty lame but the fabled Slackermansion would feature hot and cold
running monkey butlers.

On a side note, you referenced SubGeniuses as being "happy" doing
their own wool-pulling. Granted, I'm automatically happ-y, but it
seems that the other sort of happiness is an all-too-scarce mineral in
our Church. Ironic given our ceaseless meditation on a smiling face.
I bet the happiness distribution of your average Presbyterian church
is at least a little higher than that of the sum total of all dues-
paid ministers, probably because so many are so internet intabated,
among other things.

Wait, on second read the actual word you chose was "entertained".
Yep, prolly so.

Well, on that note, time to get the hell away from this thing.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-01 05:45:58 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
Yeah that's sort of what I meant in commending the Great Powers of
"Bob" for their embarrassing display of incorruptibility. It'd be
pretty lame but the fabled Slackermansion would feature hot and cold
running monkey butlers.
I first reaad thatas hot and cold running monkey BUTTER, and wondered
what was so special about monkey-flavored butter, and if monkeys even
taste that good to begin with, because they look like greasy, hairy
kinda things, and if you want greasy-hair-flavor you can just lick
hairy people.
Post by Amos Happ
Ironic given our ceaseless meditation on a smiling face.
I bet the happiness distribution of your average Presbyterian church
is at least a little higher than that of the sum total of all dues-
paid ministers, probably because so many are so internet intabated,
among other things.
yeah, subGenii tend to be more sensitive individuals, like the
dreamers and artists driven mad by Cthulhu's telepathic broadcasts in
"Call of Cthulhu," and we're trapped in a world where people who are
Not Like Us in any way that counts are running everything and they
hate us just for not being like them, but there's something to be said
for the fact that we've persisted anyway, that we're still here
anyway, pissing them off just by doing what we do, even if it's doing
nothing.
Post by Amos Happ
Wait, on second read the actual word you chose was "entertained".
Yep, prolly so.
i think Stang has a good rant about the SubGenius capacity for self-
entertainment.

in all honesty, i am overall happier since I joined the CotSG. I
still have all the sources of unhappiness in my life that were there
before I got my saucer-ticket, but this is where that pulling-the-wool-
over-my-own-eyes thing comes in handy. I may not be able to change
the actual thing bothering me, but i can change my perceptions of it
until it at least looks funnier.

and there's always the notion that you can be what you won't - not
what you WANT, necessarily, or i'd have four arms and wings by now,
but you CAN be the thing you have previously chosen not to be -
they're still do-able options that you simply chose not to pursue
before. you can be what you refuse to be, you can do what you refuse
to do, if you are just willing to change your mind.

When it all comes down to it, a long-term member of the CotSG is going
to be more functional than a long-term Scientologist. the
Scientologist has been told that people outside the organization are
Suppresive People, that they can't, don't, and won't understand or
like them, and hanging out with these people will only attract
sickness and stress and a reduction of mental acuity. They believe
this, and start cutting all the non-scienos out of their lives until
they can only really function at all in their little comfort-zone, and
start building bunkers and engaging in other expensive and dangerous
forms of kookery.

the SubGenius, in contrast, has probably spent their whole life around
people who can't, don't, and won't understand or like them, and has
had the opportunity to develop a natural protective coating of
cynicism and misanthropy in response to living under such hostility.
because we don't have Scientology's financial resources, we have no
choice but to learn to live in a world we don't necessarily like and
that doesn't necessarily like us, so we're better-adjusted, and we
just smile and have faith that our alien benefactors are sexier and
have bigger guns and will, eventually, show up and give us a ride to
someplace more to our liking.
tad
2008-06-01 09:57:37 UTC
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On Jun 1, 1:45 am, "Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust"
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by Amos Happ
Yeah that's sort of what I meant in commending the Great Powers of
"Bob" for their embarrassing display of incorruptibility. It'd be
pretty lame but the fabled Slackermansion would feature hot and cold
running monkey butlers.
I first reaad thatas hot and cold running monkey BUTTER, and wondered
what was so special about monkey-flavored butter, and if monkeys even
taste that good to begin with, because they look like greasy, hairy
kinda things, and if you want greasy-hair-flavor you can just lick
hairy people.
Post by Amos Happ
Ironic given our ceaseless meditation on a smiling face.
I bet the happiness distribution of your average Presbyterian church
is at least a little higher than that of the sum total of all dues-
paid ministers, probably because so many are so internet intabated,
among other things.
yeah, subGenii tend to be more sensitive individuals, like the
dreamers and artists driven mad by Cthulhu's telepathic broadcasts in
"Call of Cthulhu," and we're trapped in a world where people who are
Not Like Us in any way that counts are running everything and they
hate us just for not being like them, but there's something to be said
for the fact that we've persisted anyway, that we're still here
anyway, pissing them off just by doing what we do, even if it's doing
nothing.
Post by Amos Happ
Wait, on second read the actual word you chose was "entertained".
Yep, prolly so.
i think Stang has a good rant about the SubGenius capacity for self-
entertainment.
in all honesty, i am overall happier since I joined the CotSG. I
still have all the sources of unhappiness in my life that were there
before I got my saucer-ticket, but this is where that pulling-the-wool-
over-my-own-eyes thing comes in handy. I may not be able to change
the actual thing bothering me, but i can change my perceptions of it
until it at least looks funnier.
and there's always the notion that you can be what you won't - not
what you WANT, necessarily, or i'd have four arms and wings by now,
but you CAN be the thing you have previously chosen not to be -
they're still do-able options that you simply chose not to pursue
before. you can be what you refuse to be, you can do what you refuse
to do, if you are just willing to change your mind.
When it all comes down to it, a long-term member of the CotSG is going
to be more functional than a long-term Scientologist. the
Scientologist has been told that people outside the organization are
Suppresive People, that they can't, don't, and won't understand or
like them, and hanging out with these people will only attract
sickness and stress and a reduction of mental acuity. They believe
this, and start cutting all the non-scienos out of their lives until
they can only really function at all in their little comfort-zone, and
start building bunkers and engaging in other expensive and dangerous
forms of kookery.
the SubGenius, in contrast, has probably spent their whole life around
people who can't, don't, and won't understand or like them, and has
had the opportunity to develop a natural protective coating of
cynicism and misanthropy in response to living under such hostility.
because we don't have Scientology's financial resources, we have no
choice but to learn to live in a world we don't necessarily like and
that doesn't necessarily like us, so we're better-adjusted, and we
just smile and have faith that our alien benefactors are sexier and
have bigger guns and will, eventually, show up and give us a ride to
someplace more to our liking.
Well all I can say, or anybody can say to that is fuckin Pb and fuckin
A and it looks like I got teryaki sauce all over myself again. PB!
This is the best pro-'bob' thread in a while.
Amos Happ
2008-06-01 13:18:12 UTC
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"Bob"

"Bob"

"Bob"

"Bob"

"Bob"

Anyhow from an aerial perspective the disaffected malaise of the
internet-intabated yetinsyni horde dissolves to a giant smiling face.
You know, like those big pictures made up of all naked people, but in
our case, with more stumps.
Bud McDermot
2008-06-01 13:32:37 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
"Bob"
"Bob"
"Bob"
"Bob"
"Bob"
Anyhow from an aerial perspective the disaffected malaise of the
internet-intabated yetinsyni horde dissolves to a giant smiling face.
You know, like those big pictures made up of all naked people, but in
our case, with more stumps.
Join the Church of Scientology and you too can learn to spam people with
gibberish.
Fredric L. Rice
2008-06-01 04:43:51 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
Anyhow from an aerial perspective the disaffected malaise of the
internet-intabated yetinsyni horde dissolves to a giant smiling face.
You know, like those big pictures made up of all naked people, but in
our case, with more stumps.
And legs on fire. That's the best part.

---
"The ghost of dead space aliens made me write this" -- jigen
H.P. Huey
2008-06-01 15:23:22 UTC
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I first reaad thatas hot and cold running monkey BUTTER.
You should keep reading it that way, too. Its easier.
H.P. Huey
2008-06-01 15:18:53 UTC
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Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
the SubGenius, in contrast, has probably spent their whole life around
people who can't, don't, and won't understand or like them, and has
had the opportunity to develop a natural protective coating of
cynicism and misanthropy in response to living under such hostility.
True, but the SubGenius also buttons its shirts badly, leaves its fly
WAY open and then bitches because people ask them to zip up so they
don't scare the kids.

A SubGenius is a person smart enough to invent a
ranch-dressing-flavored tube of KY Jelly the size of your arm, but not
enough to understand why they get a rude reception when they try to
promote it at church bazaars, elementary school carnivals and orthodox
Jewish funerals.

--

HellPope Huey
Cashews are great, but macadamias
are the bodacious ta-tas of the nut world

"I was at a church in Chicago;
they had 6 Commandments
and 4 Do-The-Best-You-Cans."
~ George Wallace

"Things are not what they seem."
"Yeah, that's what they teach us at the institution."
~ "Night Court"
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-01 15:54:18 UTC
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Post by H.P. Huey
True, but the SubGenius also buttons its shirts badly, leaves its fly
WAY open and then bitches because people ask them to zip up so they
don't scare the kids.
this is the Internet Age. it's nothing the kids haven't seen before,
and the easiest way to get around that shirt-buttoning issue is to
wear shirts without buttons.
Post by H.P. Huey
A SubGenius is a person smart enough to invent a
ranch-dressing-flavored tube of KY Jelly the size of your arm, but not
enough to understand why they get a rude reception when they try to
promote it at church bazaars, elementary school carnivals and orthodox
Jewish funerals.
can i get that in Thousand Island?
H.P. Huey
2008-06-01 19:16:29 UTC
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Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by H.P. Huey
True, but the SubGenius also buttons its shirts badly, leaves its fly
WAY open and then bitches because people ask them to zip up so they
don't scare the kids.
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
this is the Internet Age. it's nothing the kids haven't seen before,
and the easiest way to get around that shirt-buttoning issue is to
wear shirts without buttons.
and retard shoes that use velcro instead of strings, as well as those
special bumper-helmets with the flames pinstriped on 'em. I saw one of
those with a bumper sticker on the back that said HOT STUFF. O-TAY!
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by H.P. Huey
A SubGenius is a person smart enough to invent a
ranch-dressing-flavored tube of KY Jelly the size of your arm, but not
enough to understand why they get a rude reception when they try to
promote it at church bazaars, elementary school carnivals and orthodox
Jewish funerals.
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
can i get that in Thousand Island?
Yes, but our best seller seems to be the custom Lousiana hot sauce
version. That's the one that turns your ass into a rocket booster. I
sure hope that O-ring is titanium, mister. However, we don't morally
censure; we just want the money.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-02 02:27:35 UTC
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Post by H.P. Huey
and retard shoes that use velcro instead of strings, as well as those
special bumper-helmets with the flames pinstriped on 'em. I saw one of
those with a bumper sticker on the back that said HOT STUFF. O-TAY!
yanno, they make all kinds of nice laceless shoes these days. Boots,
for example. I'm a big fan of pull-on and zip-up boots.
Post by H.P. Huey
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
can i get that in Thousand Island?
Yes, but our best seller seems to be the custom Lousiana hot sauce
version. That's the one that turns your ass into a rocket booster. I
sure hope that O-ring is titanium, mister. However, we don't morally
censure; we just want the money.
I don't think I'd use hot-sauce flavored lube. not on anyone I liked,
anyway, and that includes myself.
H.P. Huey
2008-06-02 04:12:59 UTC
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Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by H.P. Huey
and retard shoes that use velcro instead of strings, as well as those
special bumper-helmets with the flames pinstriped on 'em. I saw one of
those with a bumper sticker on the back that said HOT STUFF. O-TAY!
yanno, they make all kinds of nice laceless shoes these days. Boots,
for example. I'm a big fan of pull-on and zip-up boots.
Ooo, laces, aren't we fancy? In Arkansas, its all about string, twine
if you're lucky. I haven't worn a leather belt since 1990. Its been rope
all the way.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-02 13:07:50 UTC
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Post by H.P. Huey
Ooo, laces, aren't we fancy? In Arkansas, its all about string, twine
if you're lucky. I haven't worn a leather belt since 1990. Its been rope
all the way.
The strings on a shoe that tie it onto your foot are shoelaces,
whatever they're made of, just as whatever holds your pants up is a
Belt whether it's leather, rope, or a really long section of braided
butt-hair.
H.P. Huey
2008-06-02 13:46:03 UTC
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Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by H.P. Huey
Ooo, laces, aren't we fancy? In Arkansas, its all about string, twine
if you're lucky. I haven't worn a leather belt since 1990. Its been rope
all the way.
The strings on a shoe that tie it onto your foot are shoelaces,
whatever they're made of, just as whatever holds your pants up is a
Belt whether it's leather, rope, or a really long section of braided
butt-hair.
What are they called if made from the dried intestines of Usenet
smart-asses?
Rev Egg Plant
2008-06-02 23:53:52 UTC
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Post by H.P. Huey
Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by H.P. Huey
Ooo, laces, aren't we fancy? In Arkansas, its all about string, twine
if you're lucky. I haven't worn a leather belt since 1990. Its been rope
all the way.
The strings on a shoe that tie it onto your foot are shoelaces,
whatever they're made of, just as whatever holds your pants up is a
Belt whether it's leather, rope, or a really long section of braided
butt-hair.
What are they called if made from the dried intestines of Usenet
smart-asses?
Fucking cool.
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-03 03:36:26 UTC
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Post by Rev Egg Plant
Post by H.P. Huey
What are they called if made from the dried intestines of Usenet
smart-asses?
Fucking cool.
Fucking cool shoelaces.

Fredric L. Rice
2008-06-01 04:42:29 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
Yeah that's sort of what I meant in commending the Great Powers of
"Bob" for their embarrassing display of incorruptibility. It'd be
pretty lame but the fabled Slackermansion would feature hot and cold
running monkey butlers.
With or without Ebola, your choice, I hope.

---
"The ghost of dead space aliens made me write this" -- jigen
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-01 19:02:12 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
On a side note, you referenced SubGeniuses as being "happy" doing
their own wool-pulling. Granted, I'm automatically happ-y, but it
seems that the other sort of happiness is an all-too-scarce mineral in
our Church.
couple other thoughts on this:
1), I'll admit that there are many days where "Bob's" smile is the
only smile I see, and the Dobbshead's stony silence is the closest I
hear to a kind voice. Those are hard days, but they are also
liberating, because they remind me that whatever paranoid-religious-
nut-craziness they drive me to, I have an excuse, a Divine Excuse,
that I paid thirty bucks for, and that if i ever really need to I can
cash that in, indulge in my craziest urges, and be blessed with more
involuntary slack than I could possibly know what to do with (like
lsing my job, car, apartment, etc)

2) the CoS members are born normal and pay through the nose and other
orifices to become kooks, the CotSG members are born kooky and pay a
pretty reasonable one-time membership fee to get away with staying
kooky. the CoS types pay big bucks for LESSONS on being like us.
they're getting it entirely wrong, though, but still, they're trying.
Knowing this, knowing that Tom Cruise is paying through the nose for
LESSONS in the kookiness that i was born with may not make me any
happier, but by the tentacled gods that feed on my raising blood-
pressure it makes me SMILE.
Fredric L. Rice
2008-05-31 14:18:13 UTC
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Post by Amos Happ
Face it.
The Church of the SubGenius and the Church of Scientology are in many respects same.
When it comes to color, SubGeni win. I mean I have never once heard a
Scientology customer or a Scientology ringleader exclaim, "My legs are on
fire!" That counts for a lot.

---
"The ghost of dead space aliens made me write this" -- jigen
Unclaimed Mysteries
2008-06-01 02:58:57 UTC
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Post by Fredric L. Rice
Post by Amos Happ
Face it.
The Church of the SubGenius and the Church of Scientology are in many respects same.
When it comes to color, SubGeni win. I mean I have never once heard a
Scientology customer or a Scientology ringleader exclaim, "My legs are on
fire!" That counts for a lot.
If the person who first exclaimed that ever joined Scientology the
devotees would ALL be wearing flame-retardant plaid slacks within three
weeks. The obsolete E-meter devices would pick up only Porter Waggoner
tunes, and would be replaced with Taser J-meters in a variety of
designer colors. The formerly secret doctrines would be a thing of the
past, for you would gain the Janorian ability to actually DINE UPON BAD
SPIRITS AT WILL. (The meat just falls off the bones!) The members'
characteristic robotic thousand yard stares and NOAA weather radio-like
speech patterns would give way to Pentecostal whooping and hollering.

Tom Cruise would be known as "the laid-back one."

You've always wanted a truly hip now-au-go-go religion in your life,
haven't you? Scientologists everywhere, here's your chance! You can make
it happen. Invite St. Janor Hypercleats to join your faith.

Pull the lever and down you go.
--
It Came From Corry Lee Smith's Unclaimed Mysteries.
http://www.unclaimedmysteries.net
Fredric L. Rice
2008-05-31 14:17:17 UTC
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Post by Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
Post by Fredric L. Rice
I don't think that's an accurate descrition of the Church of the SubGenius.
If anything, the Scientology crime syndicate mocks the SubGeni, not the
other way around.
I disagree. Scientology and the Church of the SubGenius are two
different branches of what is ultimately the same profiteering UFO
cult, and both are part of an experiment in the running of religions
and cults.
The variable being tested was Slack, and what it does when infused
into a fledgling saucer-cult, and Scientology is the control. Without
slack, a for-profit cult will focus exclusively on making money, to
the point where it cripples itself in social dimensions and is
vilified by outsiders for being too secretive and costing too much to
join.
the slack-in version, the Church of the SubGenius, is more accepted
because it is more flexible. It can be a joke religion and purveyor
of funny books if that is all the audience wants it to be, and all the
beliefs are published in big easy-to-read books with lots of pictures
for potential customers/members buy and enjoy before deciding whether
or not to join, and even if they don't, the SubGenius Foundation has
already sold them a book.
The experiment is still running, but the results so far show that
valuing slack AND money produces a more functional real-cult/joke-
church hybrid in comparison to the real-cult/crime-syndicate hybrid
produced by valuing money alone. in the future, all new religions
will have a joke-religion aspect, and use the entertainment value of
absurdity to facilitate actual belief in ridiculous concepts like
hope, joy, and love. After all, if you can believe that
extradimensional horrors are manipulating the planet to feed on human
misery and that a lone salesman and his gaggle of misfit fair-weather
followers can effectively fight them off by goofing off, then less
fantastical notions like life actually being pretty good and the world
being a great place are far easier to accept as possible.
Hum... Is there a newsletter you put out that I may subscribe to?

---
"The ghost of dead space aliens made me write this" -- jigen
Morose, aka Doktor Holocaust
2008-06-01 05:18:58 UTC
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Post by Fredric L. Rice
Hum... Is there a newsletter you put out that I may subscribe to?
not at present, but for a few bucks a month I'll concoct some just-for-
you gibberish like what I've written above. or you can... you know,,
just check alt.slack and I'm likely to post a good deal of it here
anyway.
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