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Snooze Letter
May-June 2007
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Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild
Snooze Letter

May and June 2007

The "Ain't We Holy?" Issue

discordia.loveshade.org

This being the "Ain't We Holy?" Double Issue, in which we ask you for more holy stuff like artifacts and
saints that we can keep in our temple's basement; search for a copyeditor; teach you more about
Eristotle and ask you to teach us; and tell you progress on our book and about an exciting group
interview!


OUR SITE AND OUR BOOK AND OUR INTERVIEW

You may have noticed that there hasn't been much new stuff posted lately on our site,
discordia.loveshade.org.  We would apologize, but we have good reason--we're in the final stages of the
book,
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.  The writing is, as we reported before,
nearly finished, at least in semi-final form, and we're rushing to get more done.  We've received some
cool art--thanks!--but still need more.  See
What We Need Right Now for details.  We plan to look for a
publisher soon, which is actually rather backwards--usually you do that earlier on.  But hey, who says we
can't do things backwards?

In other news, our book's major writing contributors are being interviewed!  Freelance writer
Adam
Newton
, who did a series of interviews with Reverend Loveshade that we hope to gain the rights to
post soon, has agreed to do it.  Newton has been published in newspapers and magazines, and has
written for radio and television.  Unfortunately if understandably, we can't include every one of our 50 or
so contributors.  So we are concentrating on those who had three, four or more pieces accepted for the
book.  If that's you, you've likely heard from us by now about our plan to have a group interview.  The
tricky part is going to be getting us all together....

COPY EDITOR

We need a copy editor!  This is someone who can look over our stuff for Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia:
The Tales of Shamlicht, point out speling and errors grammar of, and suggest improvements in
wording.  We prefer someone with a degree in English/Communications, or at least someone with editing
experience.  But we're also looking for anyone with basic experience to help out.  Like everyone on this
project, you likely won't get paid, but have bragging rights!  If you're interested, send us your resume to
the email listing below.

MORE ABOUT ERISTOTLE

We got some cool info from Sister Hooter and the sister's assistant Pope Hilde about this holy
Discordian philosopher-prophet
Eristotle in a piece called, well, Eristotle.  And alert reader Telarus
sent us a copy of the Five Ages of Man, found at
http://jubal.westnet.com/hyperdiscordia/five_ages_of_man.html and soon to be found on our site.  
These sources seem to disagree, which we have no problem with.  The Sister and Pope's version
identifies the prophet as a wise, blind, cross-dressing, lesbian, slave-fathered dwarf girl born on
September 13, 1752.  But at least one version of the Five Ages identifies Eristotle as a wise-cracking
male.  Well, a cross-dressing female would appear to be male, wouldn't e?  In any case, we're slightly
revising the nearly-famous story
Five Blind Men and an Elephant (it's in or proposed for several
collections so far) to show the identity of the story's blind oracle.  We plan to post all these on our site
soon.


HAPPY BIRTHDAY SUIT DAY

Several members of the Ek-sen-trik Discordians (Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild),
Discordians for Jesus and Mythics of Harmonia are celebrating birthdays in May and/or June.  We don't
know if we got everybody, but these include the co-founders of DJ,
Nixie Nurita and Sister Lorraine
of Fairy Tree
; Mythics co-founder Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko; and ED member and contributor
Perlie the Pony Girl.  Should we make this Birthday Suit Month?  Congrats and a holy fanny slap, or
five, to them all.  Until the beginning of July, you can send birthday messages to them through temporary
emails (if you want these emails, add your name to our emailing list as described at the bottom).  We
trust you can figure out which email goes with which person.  If you have a birthday, anniversary, or
other event you'd like us to mention, send us an email to the address below.

NEWD MEMBER

The Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild has a new member!  Give a warm welcome to
Nurse Eggscream.  We aren't sure if the nurse's name means egg scream or eggs cream, but we'll
accept either one.  The medical member was recruited by Mythics co-founder Princess Unicornia, then
stolen by us, which we think is fair.  After all, they stole Bellydancer Upyours!  So a smagmoid, two
fnords, and three fannyslaps to welcome our nudist member.  Oh, we mean newest member.  Sure we
do.

WIKIPEDIA WARS: DISCORDIAN WORKS DECIMATED

Last we checked, the article Discordian Works from the Wikipedia was torn to shreds with little left in the
midst of name-calling, pettiness, and other nasty habits.  We don't plan to continue to do reports on this,
as frankly, as
Rev. DrJon Swabey pointed out, it's probably not worth it.  But still, isn't it just like Eris to
make this much discord?  You can see what's left, if anything, at
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Discordian_Works.


MAY THROUGH AUGUST HOLYDAYS

(See a list of all our holydays with a link to full descriptions at
discordia.loveshade.org/ek-sen-trik-kuh/holydays)

May 3 (50
Discord): Discoflux (PD)
May 23 (70
Discord): Jake Day Jr. (DJ)/Day of the Elppin (MH) NEW!
May 25 (72
Discord): Towel Day (O) NEW!
May 31 (5
Confusion): Syaday (PD) or Gulikday/Fearless Fred Day (ED)
May 37 (11
Confusion): 537 Day (ECG)
June 10 (15
Confusion): Mad Hatter Day (O) NEWLY PROPOSED AND ACCEPTED!
June 21 (26
Confusion): Imaginary Friend/Captain Tuttle Day (ED)/(MH)
July 2 (37
Confusion): Mid-Year's Day (ECG)
July 15 (50
Confusion): Confuflux (PD)
August 10 (3
Bureaucracy): Multiversal Underwear Day (O)/(MH)
August 12 (5
Bureaucracy): Zaraday (PD)
August 25 (18
Bureaucracy): Festival of Hanky-Panky Spankies (MH)


DISCORDIAN SAINTS

As Dixie Dixon pointed out, the vast majority of the saints we have chosen so far have penises.  Dixie
didn't say it in quite those words, but you get the point.  We are still revising our Saints' list, so if you
know of some deserviing saints with vaginas, let us know.  See our page on
FAQs about Saints to get an
idea what we're looking for.


DO YOU HAVE A DISCORDIAN ARTIFACT?

We gotten several submissions for Ek-sen-trik Discordian artifacts--thanks!  Some of these were sent
directly to us, and some were posted on the
23ae.com website.  Remember that descriptions for the
book must be extremely short (two to maybe five short words), but ones we'll post on the site can be
much longer.  Send us a description of your relic!


PROPOSED STUFF FOR THE BOOK

As we mentioned, from now on we're only sending proposed material for review to those who specifically
request seeing it.  If you want to see the submissions we're seriously considering using for
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht, send us a request to our email address listed
below.

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