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Sunday, January 26, 2014
'And Now Available with NEW & IMPROVED FNORDS!'
Adam Gorightly's latest blog post advertises his Historia Discordia site thusly, "Now Available with NEW & IMPROVED FNORDS!" And indeed, the Fnords section of the site has been enhanced with a number of new brief handwritten documents, including a "Discordian Guerilla Ontology" advertisement for the Illuminatus! trilogy and a handwritten version of a famous Discordian saying. I can't link to Adam's site every time he puts something new on it, but keep an eye on it. It is invariably interesting.
To see how many of these documents were rescued for posterity, go here.
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In case you didn't know, those cards were one of my contributions to OM.
No, I didn't know! The card I posted was made by you?
Or did you make the others? Tell me more!
Arthur, I will credit the card to you immediately! I was aware of your involvement in the early Discordian scene and in fact have some letters exchanged between you and Greg Hill.
Oh, and to confuse things even more, I just discovered by gmail handle is Uncle GoGo...this is Adam Gorightly here.
I read Illuminatus! when it appeared in 1975, and when I was trying to get up the nerve to do a zine of my own. I finally did so on 5/5/77. I started the Illuminatus! Nut Cult shortly thereafter because no one else had done it. Sometime around then, I got the idea for the cards. As is probably obvious they were technologically primitive, done on a typewriter (you remember typewriters), with little star stickers. Later I did a more modern version, designed by that excellent fan artist and underappreciated novelist Alexis Gilliland. If I can find one, I'll send it to you.
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