The 'Sites, Publications and Award Groups (SPAG)' Issue
Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks
CluborGuild

Snooze Letter
January - February 2009
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Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild
Snooze Letter

January  - February 2009

The "Sites, Publications and Award Groups (SPAG)" Issue

discordia.loveshade.org

This being the "Sites, Publications and Award Groups (SPAG)" Issue, in which we tell you how to
find and submit to Intermittens, help gather Discordian works where we can all find them, brag
shamelessly about our popularity, revive a great old Discordian site, declare war on The War on
Discord, and expose new members of the Prestigious Order of the Pineapple.


27th ANNUAL ORDER OF THE PINEAPPLE AWARD
The members of the Order of the Pineapple (also know as the Pineapple DisOrder) have chosen
two honorees for the prestigious order (sometimes known as the
DisOrder of the Pineapple).  This
award is always given on
Pat Pineapple Day, January 18, and is for exceptional contributions of
extreme discord and eccentricity in service to the
Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild and/or the Discordian
Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild
.  The first award was given in 1982 on Jan. 18, which is
Pat Pineapple Day and synchronistically the birthday of
Robert Anton Wilson.  Pat Pineapple is
the mascot of the
ECG and Patron Saint of the D & D of the ECG.  Winners can put O.P. after their
holy/member names, or mundane names if they really want to.

This year's winners are both surprises:
Steve Jackson and Reverend Loveshade.
Steve Jackson is a rare honoree as e was not a member of the ECG nor is e a member of the D &
D of the ECG.  But es company,
Steve Jackson Games, published the most-circulated version of
Principia Discordia under Steve's direction. Steve was the prime promoter for making the
Apocrypha Discordia sequel (which was actually compiled independently by Rev. DrJon
Swabey
), created the Illuminati card game, encouraged the development of several
Discordian/Illuminati projects, and spoke of the Men in Black before they became the topic of a
movie.

Upon winning the award, Steve said, "Thank you very much for the bromeliadic honor! To the ranks
of flaxscrip and hempscrip we can now add pineapplescrip . . ."  For those who don't know, a
pineapple is a bromeliadic fruit.  The term is occasionally used in SCA heraldry, and Steve used to
be active as an SCA baron.

Reverend Loveshade is a surprise because Order members assumed e had already been
honored!  The Rev is founder and episkopos of the
Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks
CluborGuild
and editor of Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht.  But because of
es tremendous modesty (right), we're limiting further descriptions here (see our site for more than
you'll want to know about Reverend Loveshade).

Upon winning the award, The Rev. said, "Cool!  Now I've been pineappled.  And I didn't have to wait
25 years to get it."  (
Zeus, co-founder and founding president of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild, was
finally made a member of the O.P. in the award's 25th year.  Revy Love founded the D & D of the
ECG 15 years ago).

Stay tuned til next year.

WE'RE IN THE TOP ONE PERCENT FOR 2008
Our parent site, www.loveshade.org, which of course includes us, was ranked in the 1 percent most
visited websites for every month of 2008!  That comes from Quantcast.com, and is based on unique
U. S. visits (they plan to start counting out-of-America visits some day).

We haven't paid a penny to advertise our site (outside of our own site, of course), and we're well out
of the mainstream.  So we're pleasantly surprised!  For December, we were ranked as number
51,956 out of over 2,000,000 websites (there's actually over 9,000,000 registered domains out
there, but many of them aren't up).

Obviously, we wouldn't have gotten there if not for you!  Thanks for visiting, come back often, and tell
your friends!

ILLUMINATUS INNER SANCTUM REVIVAL
The Illuminatus Inner Sanctum Revival is on!  The site first went up March 18,2000 or March 19,
2000, depending on your time zone. It was one of the most active Discordian sites on the Internet.  
Then, around the time of the September 11, 2001 terrorist attack on the United States, it started to
fade.  (For those who don't know, some of the members there got caught up in investigations, some
even arrested.  Out of over a dozen charges brought against various people, the only one that stuck
was for marijuana possession--see Adam Newton's interview at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/interviewan, especially part 3, for more on the investigations).

Well there's now a revivial at the great site, which used to be an active gathering spot for some great
Discordians, some of whom went on to produce various Discordian works.  See it and join up (all
you need is a free Yahoo account--you probably have one already) at
groups.yahoo.com/group/illuminatusinnersanctum.  You can also submit stuff for Intermittens there!

INTERMITTENS
Speaking of Intermittens, the second issue is out, and so is the second version of the first issue!  
The first issue of
Intermittens edited by Professor Cramulus has been reformatted by Telarus,
KSC
, and the second issue edited by Vexati0n is now available.  The second issue's theme is The
Elements of New Discordia
, and it is well worth reading.

We won't mention this great magazine every month, but you can keep updated by checking our
Intermittens page at discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/intermittens.html.  Go there to download existing
issues, and to learn how to submit to upcoming issues.  Issue Three (the Weirdness issue being
edited by
Rev. What's-His-Name) appears to be filled or nearly filled, but here's the themes of the
next few issues that are accepting submissions (note that the magazine is expanding its base, and
is encouraging submissions by Discordians everywhere):

Intermittens 4 Theme: Illuminati Secrets Revealed! edited by Man in the Black Cloak
Intermittens 5 Theme: Law of Fives being edited by Hoopla
Intermittens 6 Theme: Discordia Theory/Practice being edited by P3nT4gR4m
Intermittens 7 Theme: Operation Mindfuck being edited by Sheered Völva
Intermittens ? Theme: Citation Needed suggested by LMNO but with no editor yet.

Understand that topics, issues and editors are subject to change.

And if you really want to visit some site other than ours (sigh) go to the brand new
Intermittens.org or
Intermittens.info.  Right now it's just a redirect, but it does let you see the themes, editors, and some
spiffy covers.

LITGASM
Yes, we told you about this last month, but it bears repeating.  It's an impossible effort, but we're (we
mean Discordian in general) are trying to find everything Discordian.  Learn more about how you
can find what you want and participate at
http://blackironprison.com/index.php?title=Litgasm.

HAPPY SPANK YOUR BUTT DAY
Happy birthday to Rosey Tiger, who is a founding member of both Shamlicht Kids Club and one
of its local chapters called
Purple Ferret's Nest.

Saint The Mary, celebrates being pushed out the womb on, not surprisingly, The Mary Day, which
is February 18.
The Mary is Patron Saint of Bearers of Erisian Tattoos; displays our Holy Symbol,
the Sacred Chao with Killiifish on es belly; and is a Divinely Revered Object of Obscene Lust.

Princess Unicornia wants everyone to know e will soon be old enough to drink and drive.  Not at
the same time, of course.  Unicornia is a member of
Order of the Pineapple, co-founder of Mythics
of Harmonia, and Assistant Editor/Groupie for our own Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of
Shamlicht.

THE WAR ON DISCORD
Yes, most of us American spags are very happy to see George W. Bush retire, and to see Barack
Obama
step in as America's president.  But did Obama have to start out by declaring a War on
Discord?  See the tongue-in-cheek post written by by
Iason Ouabache with help from Nigel and
Hoopla (with a little GASM addition of our own) at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/warondiscord/index.html.

We also have
President Barack Obama's Inaugural Address beginning at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/warondiscord/warspeech1.html.

NEW AND IMPROVED STUFF
We already told you about Intermittens and Barack Obama: The War on Discord.  But after seeing
various online discussions, we've added
Day of Discord & ShamliCon: Origins to show you
documentation on how they really began (did someone say, sex?).

We have also a few more great
Discordian Links, and now have one of the best (in our opinion)
scanned versions of
Principia Discordia by some great folks at 23 Apples of Eris.

JANUARY THROUGH APRIL HOLYDAYS
(See a list of all our holydays with a link to full descriptions at
discordia.loveshade.org/ek-sen-trik-kuh/holydays)
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
March 10 (69 Chaos): Head Chicken/Chicken Head Day (MH)

March 19 (5 Discord): Mojoday (PD) or Lingananday
March 25 (11 Discord): Discordians for Jesus/Neighbor Loving Day (DJ)
April 1 (18 Discord): April Fool's Day (O)
April 2 (19 Discord): St John the Blasphemist's Day (ED)
April 6 (23 Discord): Jake Day (O)

THE USUAL ADVERTISEMENT
You can visit our small but growing store at discordia.loveshade.org/store. Remember, a portion of
your purchase through our store can help keep our site up and help pay off our legal fees--but it
costs you nothing more!  And if you don't want to buy anything from us, you can sponsor a page on
our site including our main page, or simply give us money.  See
Why Should I Donate? at
discordia.loveshade.org/xtra/donate.html, or let us know if you'd like to sponsor a page or our site by
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January-February 2009
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