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January 2012

The Pineapple Protest Issue


This being the Pineapple Protest Issue, in which we celebrate a special anniversary, let you know some of
the people who've written blurbs for
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht, tell you about a threat
to Freedom of Speech online,  and announce this year's winners of the Order of the Pineapple.


We had some very worthy nominees this year, but for the award’s 30th anniversary the outstanding winners
R. Crumb and Dr. Demento.

Dr. Demento: A radio announcer who specializes in novelty songs, comedy, and strange or unusual
recordings dating from the early days of phonograph records to the present. The doctor has been spinning
the wax for decades, has a master’s degree in folklore and ethnomusicology, and brought older comic
musical artists such as Spike Jones, Benny Bell, Yogi Yorgesson, and Tom Lehrer to new generations. His
show was the one that introduced the world to “Weird Al” Yankovich. Visit

R. Crumb (Robert Crumb). The creator of Mr. Natural, Fritz the Cat, Devil Girl, and Keep on Truckin’. One of
the most prominent of the underground artists, his work is said to have laid the foundation for the
underground going mainstream in such animated programs as Beavis and Butthead, The Simpsons, and
South Park. While working well outside the mainstream, he also illustrated a graphic novel version of the
Book of Genesis, several album covers, and has had his work featured in museums. Visit

While anyone has the right to turn down the award, so far no one has.

Remember, it is absolutely essential for members to eat something containing or resembling pineapple on
Pat Pineapple Day, January 18–unless of course they don’t feel like it.

See a complete list of members and learn more at
The Order of the Pineapple, which celebrates its 30th
anniversary on 18 January 2012, at


Most books have a foreword, but not ours--we have a foreplay.  We've also gotten blurbs for Ek-sen-trik-
kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht from several people, some of whom you almost certainly know.

S. John Ross aka Pope Leo (Cumberland Games & Diversions, Warehouse 23, Novus Ordo
Discordia: The Gospel of Pesher the Gardener) supplied us with what we found one of the best forewords
we've ever seen.  And our blurb writers include
R. Crumb, Sondra London aka The Erisian Elestria, Alan
Moore, Rev. Ivan Stang, Reverend Jason "Pee Kitty" Levine, Adam Gorightly
, and more.  We'll share
samples of some of the things they had to say in a latter Snooze Letter.

While a date has not yet been announced,
Ek-sen-trik-kuh Discordia: The Tales of Shamlicht will likely be
published sometime in 2012, maybe in spring.


"In the past, if the government wanted to shut down freedom of speech, they had to work diligently to find the
press that was printing what they didn't like, and shut it down.

"But in the modern era, if the government wants to shut it down, all they have to do is tell IP providers, "don't
let anybody in our nation connect to these websites." That's what's happened in China, and now it's what
SOPA and PIPA intend to do in America....If you live outside of the United States but post or visit any internet
site in America, or you access any part of the internet from America, SOPA and PIPA could affect you too."

Sites for
The Loveshade Family, Alden Loveshade, Lorien Loveshade, Discordian Division of the Ek-
sen-triks CluborGuild, and MileySpears.com all joined in the strike on January 18.

Learn more at


You may know Discordian American Princess is listed on UrbanDictionary.com, has an article on the S23.
org wiki, and is an actual category of Uncyclopedia.com where several DAP articles have been featured.  
Princess Unicornia, Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko, Priestess Erisian Spectre aka Princess
Erisian Hellion
and Miley Spears are giving awards for worthy DAPS.

If you know of worthy DAPS, let them know at unicornia [at] loveshade [dot] org.


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