This is The End--We've Only Just Begun
Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks
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Snooze Letter
November-December 2007
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Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild
Snooze Letter

November/December 2007

The "This is The End--We've Only Just Begun" Double Issue

discordia.loveshade.org

This being the "This is The End--We've Only Just Begun" Double Issue, in which we say
goodbye to a friend, recognize some new saints, talk about our book publisher quest,
announce some great news about our legal mess, and ask for your support.


OUT WITH THE OLD, IN WITH THE NEW
Yes, much of what was in the Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht section of
our site ain't there no more. But those of you who read our
last Snooze Letter will know this is
because we've begun submitting our book for publication! We've already been told by one
publisher that they aren't interested, which is good--it's good because we got a quick response,
and can move on to another! There are relatively few publishers who would be interested in
such an off-the-wall work, so we'll be submitting to relatively few. But don't panic! We'll get it
published one way or another!

OLD NEWS IS GOOD NEWS
In our last Snooze Letter, we recognized the birthday of a member of Purple Ferret's Nest,
which is a part of
Napping Birch Tree which in turn is a part of Shamlicht Kids Club. But we
missed a couple! Happy Belated Nativity Day to PFN founding-leader
Minima and to founding
member
Harry Monkey. Five fine fanny slaps to you both!

Look for more about Purple Ferret's Nest to appear on
discordia.loveshade.org/skc soon.

If you have a birthday, anniversary, holyday celebration, convention, umbilical hernia, or other
event you'd like us to mention in a Snooze Letter, send us an email to the address below.

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

November 16 (28
Aftermath): Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild Day (ECG)
November 24 (36
Aftermath): Spanking Fest (ED)
November 25 (37
Aftermath): 537 Day (ED), sometimes Turkey Day (O)
December 4 (46
Aftermath): Hug Day II (O)
December 8 (50
Aftermath): Afflux (PD)
December 25 (67
Aftermath): Santa Claus Day (O)/(ED)
December 30 (72
Aftermath): New Year's Eve Eve (ECG)
January 1 (1
Chaos): New Year's Day (O)/Nude Year's Day (MH)
January 5 (5
Chaos): Mungday (PD)
January 10 (10
Chaos): Backwards Day, Reformed (O)/(ED)
January 10 (10
Chaos): Binary Day (ED)
January 18 (18
Chaos): Pat Pineapple Day (ECG)
January 21 (21
Chaos): Hug Day (O)
January 26 (26
Chaos): Backwards Day, Traditional (O)
February 18 (49
Chaos): The Mary Day (ED)
February 19 (50
Chaos): Chaosflux (PD)
February 20 (51
Chaos): Pet Loving Day (O)
February 29 (
St. Tib's Day): St. Tib's Day (PD)/Leaping Birth Day (ED)
February 30 (?????): The Unknown Holyday

NEW EK-SEN-TRIK DISCORDIAN SAINTS
(For a more details on the proposed saints/accepted saints, check the online version of our last
Snooze Letter at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/snooze/snooze0709.html)

We asked you for your response on some proposed saints, and you responded! (Well, you over
there didn't, but you over other there did.)

Officially Hereby Sainted Forever Until We Change Our Mind are
Julia and Winston Smith,
free-lover and freedom-loving editor in
George Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four; Pesher the
Gardener
of Novus Ordo Discordia; Monty Python of Great Britain, who we think was the
star aerialist in
Monty Python's Flying Circus; the disposed Roman Catholic nun Elzafinagle
of Ireland; the adult-scaring, kid-loving
Harbol of Saint Chao tse-Tung's work A Fnordian
Bestiary
; Josephine Baker, banana dancer and civil rights activist of America and France;
and that wacky Ek-sen-trik Discordian nominee who got the most votes of all,
Jesus of
Nazareth
. (Don't confuse this Jesus with that guy some radical Fundamentalists try to cram
down our collective throats--we're talking about the creatively innovative, organized
religion-challenging, trouble-making Jesus who's described in the book those fundamentalists
refuse to read with an open mind,
The Bible.)

Technically, the
Log Lady prophet of Twin Peaks fame got enough yays to be selected, but
we got a proposed variation: instead of naming the Log Lady, who received es prophecies from
a log, why not name the log? We don't know of anyone who recognized a log as an Ek-sen-trik
Discordian saint, and we don't want to be accused of log discrimination? (What? You won't
accept em just because es made of wood and e's dead?) And we got three votes for the
wise-cracking, chaos-making
Bugs Bunny as a saint even though Bugs wasn't on the list! So
let us know what you think about Log Lady,
Log Lady's Log, and Bugs Bunny by sending us an
email to our address below by 15 Jan. 2008.

CASE DISMISSED!
If you've been getting our Snooze Letters for a while, you've probably seen bits about our legal
problems with The Agents of Greyface ("TAG" being all those who impose unnecessary order).
We were investigated on a number of charges, had our writings, photos, computer disks,
books, and other materials seized; some of us were arrested; some of us went into hiding, etc.
Well, another chapter has, mercifully, finally come to an end--the last major charge has been
dismissed! With the exception of a possession of marijuana conviction, everything has been
dropped, thanks to the help of some attorneys (some helpful, some not-so-helpful), a paralegal,
some friendly-if-working-unofficially members of the American Civil Liberties Union (
ACLU), a
couple government investigators, and, ironically, the American Federal Bureau of Investigation
(
FBI) itself. There is still one small agency that has refused to tell us what they did and what they
took from us, but we're filing a Freedom of Information Act to find out. This almost brings a
nightmare that's lasted over 5.5 years to an end.

This almost brings a nightmare that's lasted over 5.5 years to an end. For more information, see
Adam Newton's Interview at http://discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/interviewan.

GOODBYE EMILY SANDER/ZOEY ZANE
Tragically, Kansas girl Emily Sander, 18, died 24 November 2007. Emily was a friend of our
own
Perlie the Pony Girl, and apparently died by violence. Emily was also known as Zoey
Zane
, an Internet model who sometimes posed nude (we have no problem with that). Perlie
said Emily was very sweet, was happiest when helping others be happy, and loved cooking and
dancing when not studying business at college or working as a secretary. You can read about
Emily's case on our blog at
www.loveshade.org/blog, or see more about em on our tribute page
at discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/emily.html. Perlie's statement and our tribute page have been
reported in major news media in the United States and Canada, which we appreciate. The
tribute page also has information on how to contact police if you have any information on Emily's
case. For more info, go to
www.zoeyzane.com.

WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT
We're loath to ask for money, but we'll swallow our collective prides and do it anyway. We still
have thousands of dollars in legal fees to pay, and our website costs us money to keep up and
improve.

We're loath to ask for money, but we'll swallow our collective prides and do it anyway. We still
have thousands of dollars in legal fees to pay, and our website costs us money to keep up and
improve. If you would like to donate or are considering donation, go to
Why Should I Donate? at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/donate.html for more information on what's involved. You can also
go there to learn how you can sponsor a page on our website. We'll post a link or banner of
yours to a link you choose (some exceptions apply--email us at the address listed at
www.loveshade.org for details, or send us a message at discordia @  loveshade.org (ignore
the spaces--it's posted that way here to reduce spam.) We could really use your help and
support, and it will give you something ek-sen-trik-kully discordian to do with that Christmas
money you got.

You can also go there to learn how you can sponsor a page on our website. We'll post a link or
banner of yours to a link you choose (some exceptions apply--email us at the address listed at
www.loveshade.org for details, or send us a message to the address listed on our homepage.
We could really use your help and support.


* * * * *
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other cool emailings (we usually send about one email a month), send an email to
the
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the same address, but put something Discordian (ED, ECG, Eris, etc.) in your heading so
we'll know it's not spam. (We get a lot of spam, and don't want to unknowingly delete
something from a Discordian).

If you want to make a submission for our site (or the book, which only needs art submissions),
email it to the email listed for submissions on our
homepage.  Please see submission details
at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/xssubmit.html before you submit. Thank you and have a day.
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