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The Order of the Pineapple is a service award given to those who show great service the
"participatorial study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.” While it honors those awarded,
it is also meant to encourage it in others.
January 18 (18 Chaos): Pat
Pineapple Day (ECG). Honor the
ECG Mascot (and Ek-sen-trik
Discordian Brigadier and Patron
Saint) by consuming something with
or associated with pineapple.
Creativity is encouraged. This is the
only day the Order of the Pineapple
can be presented.
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The Order of the Pineapple of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild began on January 18 CE (18 Chaos
YOLD), in the year A. D. 1982 (3148 YOLD). On that day the ECG Co-Founder, the Founding Vice
President of Chapter One of the ECG, was presented with a pineapple. "Alien" (member name)
received the award in a ceremony on that day held for some reason we can’t remember. But it soon
became a serious recognition for service. In time, it expanded well beyond the original club.
The Order of the Pineapple is also called the DisOrder of the Pineapple and the Pineapple DisOrder, but it's
usually abbreviated O.P. (The award has also been called Patus Pineappleus Bromeliadic and the winners The P.
P. Bromeliadics or Bromedliaddicts). It honors those who have given extraordinary service to “the participatorial
study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.” Most members of one of the chapters of the Ek-sen-triks
CluborGuild (ECG), the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (D & D of the ECG), Colonial
Williamsburg, or Discordians, but that is not strictly required. The O.P. is awarded to very few people, those who
toward ek-sen-trik discord are especially servicey. It's presented on only one day a year, January 18 CE, which is
18 Chaos of the Discordian calendar. That date is recognized as Pat Pineapple Day. Pat is the Mascot of the ECG
and Patron Saint of the D & D of the ECG. (see picture below).
It is considered the Highest Honor of Colonial Williamsburg, the Greatest Service Award of the ECG, and a Greater
Order by the D & D of the ECG, which also has lesser orders (all can be called disorders).
Originally, the award was given to only one person per year. But as the groups have expanded, it is now often given
to two people per year. (Colonial Williamsburg now has its own version of the award).
It is traditional for a new member to swear or affirm an oath. It's also traditional for the wording of that oath to
change from year to year, and to be rather silly and essentially meaningless. The idea is that the person has
already given service, already proven emself, and doesn't need to promise to do anything.
Upon receiving the award, the honoree has the right to put the initials O.P. after es name. Usually the abbreviation
is used after a member name (ECG) or holy name (D & D of the ECG).
Another tradition of the Order or for any ECG or D & D of the ECG members is to eat pineapple or something having
to do with pineapple on Pat Pineapple Day. The person can do so while thinking about fulfilling the purpose of the
ECG, which as stated in its constitution is “the participatorial study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.”
This tradition was begun by Alien, who took ECG members Raggmopp and Prudence (later known as The Unknown
Homecoming Queen) out for pineapple pizza on January 18, 1983, the first anniversary of the award.
Those either allergic to or without access to pineapple (such as those being held indefinitely in solitary confinement
for suspected terrorist acts against hand puppets) can be creative in defining what is pineapplely. One could, for
example, consume all or part of an apple with the word “pine” carved into it; consume pine nuts while staying in the
“Big Apple” or sitting in an office of “Apple Records;” spell the word “pineapple” with alphabet soup and then eat the
soup, etc. While the consumption of actual pineapple is encouraged, so is creativity.
Exception: Tattooing the word “Pineapple” on your next-door neighbor and then eating your neighbor is generally
not acceptable behavior on Pat Pineapple Day. (Note that by “eating” we mean actual consumption, i.e., non-
consensual cannibalism. Consensual acts that are legal and harm no one are not hereby excluded).
|The original image of Pat Pineapple, mascot of the ECG and
later Patron Saint of the D & D of the ECG, and namesake of
the O.P. This image was made by Toby Bruno (member name
unknown), founding member of the Ek-sen-triks Cluborguild,
probably in 1982. As the original was worn, faded, etc., this
has been restored.
|This name tag
says "HELLO my
The rubber stamp
with the animals
and the word
used by members
of the ECG. Note
the elephant, which
of the D & D of the
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