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3557 clicks; posted to Main » on 05 Dec 2022 at 3:30 AM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-04 8:08:52 PM  
Upvoted. The pol tab needs more slack.
 
2022-12-04 8:40:14 PM  

Fingerware Error: Upvoted. The pol tab needs more slack.


Thanks for the up vote Mr or Ms Error. I became an ordained minister after paying the 35 bucks many years ago and spent many happy hours posting on the SubGenius forum. The Fark comment section reminds me of the very same thing. There is a sad part about this though. Rev. Stang lost my info many years latter and said I was not a member. I am still not over it 15 years and 45 days latter. Kinda like my best friend, Billy Dog that died 43 years and 17 days ago.
 
2022-12-05 12:39:17 AM  

ruudbob: Fingerware Error: Upvoted. The pol tab needs more slack.

Thanks for the up vote Mr or Ms Error. I became an ordained minister after paying the 35 bucks many years ago and spent many happy hours posting on the SubGenius forum. The Fark comment section reminds me of the very same thing. There is a sad part about this though. Rev. Stang lost my info many years latter and said I was not a member. I am still not over it 15 years and 45 days latter. Kinda like my best friend, Billy Dog that died 43 years and 17 days ago.


I'm not following any of this but am impressed with your precise dating.
 
2022-12-05 3:35:40 AM  
Laugh if you want, but hasn't the end goal of all social progress been to increase the amount of slack in our lives?

You only think it's a prank but actually... they're on to something.
 
2022-12-05 3:43:59 AM  
I've had Slack since 1984. Allow my ultimate CSB to Dobbstown:

Fall of 1984. I had spent summer homeless after being kicked out of the house I knew for seven years. Everything I owned was gone. I had nothing. While I was homeless I missed almost every letter from college telling me what to do, but I had the one letter saying I was accepted.

So I showed up, sans 'matriculation', application and fornication. I had my letter of acceptance, though, and they had no choice! I was in college but I had no money. Or classes. Or anywhere to live. Uh oh.

I finally managed to get a set of classes lined up ( hell if I remember though one was Film History, awesome, free movies ). These classes wanted books. I went to the bookstore on campus and lo and behold at the farthest end of the store I saw Him. "Bob"

I had read a High Times excerpt of The Book callled "Bad Things". I knew the face, the pipe. As I priced every book for classes I was drawn to The Book. I then saw it was only 10 bucks. The classroom books were hundreds of dollars. I had twenty. Guess what I bought.

I proceeded to get high, as I tended to do, a lot, and read the whole. Farking. Thing. In one night. I was hooked. It was the greatest bit of literature I had ever read. BAR NONE! I quit college, slacked off, never looked back. Oh I have paid in pain and suffering but ,y pipe burns bright to this day.

/ Praise Dobbs since 1984.
 
2022-12-05 3:47:14 AM  
Sorry it's so big but you kind of need to to see the whole end-times family activity guide.

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2022-12-05 3:49:53 AM  
Does anyone remember when Letterman on NBC in the late 1980s early 1990s had part of a Dobbshead in the background? I have tried for years to find a photo. It is there. I swear.

/ I've got the original pamphlets ffs.
 
2022-12-05 3:50:03 AM  
Slack is not fungible; your Slack is not the same as my Slack.

There is no Law of Conservation of Slack.  By giving me Slack, you create more Slack for yourself.

One can always use more Slack, especially in one's pants.
 
2022-12-05 3:51:00 AM  

bughunter: Slack is not fungible; your Slack is not the same as my Slack.

There is no Law of Conservation of Slack.  By giving me Slack, you create more Slack for yourself.

One can always use more Slack, especially in one's pants.


Have you considered if it's Fun Giblets!?

/ Eeeeeyaaaaddayaydaydyadyaydyada
 
2022-12-05 3:53:45 AM  
On X-Day itself, July 5th, 1998, I was busy loading up equipment from my band's X-Night party. That 7am I was hungover and in no mood for any pleasure saucers. Thus I am still here.

/ Right?
 
2022-12-05 3:56:02 AM  
Ballad of 'Bob' Dobbs
Youtube lkOzznp4QW0


/ Oblig
 
2022-12-05 4:07:29 AM  
"Arise" is something to be seen. I have the VHS tape. I am OLD.

/ For laughs I'd call Stang himself personally.
 
2022-12-05 4:11:06 AM  
Seriously the Book farked me up. i was never the same. LSD, weed, alcohol, none of those things had the effect on my brain as that damned book. I changed that night. Never the same. Never. It was a joke yet there was so much dirty rotten truth in that tome then anything I had ever seen. It should be considered one of the greatest books ever written. Easily top three for me, if not number one. It's just an amazing read.

/ Revelation X is just a hate screed; 3-Fisted Tales is pretty entertaining.
 
2022-12-05 4:12:34 AM  
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2022-12-05 5:55:44 AM  
I was introduced to this stuff by the book "High Weirdness by Mail." Basically, it was a diary of what happened when he told a *lot* of people "I am intrigued by your views and would like to subscribe to your newsletter."
 
2022-12-05 6:37:31 AM  

CrazyCurt: that damned book


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2022-12-05 9:46:49 AM  

ruudbob: Fingerware Error: Upvoted. The pol tab needs more slack.

Thanks for the up vote Mr or Ms Error. I became an ordained minister after paying the 35 bucks many years ago and spent many happy hours posting on the SubGenius forum. The Fark comment section reminds me of the very same thing. There is a sad part about this though. Rev. Stang lost my info many years latter and said I was not a member. I am still not over it 15 years and 45 days latter. Kinda like my best friend, Billy Dog that died 43 years and 17 days ago.


$35?  When I got my ordination back in college it only cost $10.
I guess inflation applies to everything, including Slack.
 
2022-12-05 11:47:57 AM  
Ivan Stang is still posting on YouTube, though he gets almost no views.
https://www.youtube.com/@revstang/videos

I always liked this one.

SubGenius Numa Numa Song
Youtube i6EJieNP3SE

SubGenius Numa Numa Song
Ivan Stang
5,404 views Apr 26, 2011
A SubGeniusised version of the Romanian boy-band O-Zone's popular "Dragostea Din Tei" or "Numa-Numa Song", this one has a completely new phonetically derived English "translation" devoted to Church of the SubGenius Slackmaster, J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, and is titled, "RATHER "BOB" DIN'T STAY." The overdubbing singers are Rev. Ivan Stang and Princess Wei "R." Doe, performing as experimental spazzmuzeek duo Poo Water Towel. ALL HAIL NUMA-NUMA-ERS WORLDWIDE! SPAZZMUZEEK FOREVER! PRAISE "BOB"!

SubGenius Foundation, Inc. Remix: Poo Water Towel
 
2022-12-05 12:24:25 PM  
The Pinks are weak!
 
2022-12-05 12:34:18 PM  
I bought in when it was still $20. But then I realized I was really a Discordian after all.
 
2022-12-05 12:46:51 PM  

ruudbob: I became an ordained minister after paying the 35 bucks many years ago and spent many happy hours posting on the SubGenius forum.


I never got around to paying my $35, but maybe I'll do it tomorrow if I feel motivated.

/fiddled around on alt.slack back in the early 90s
 
2022-12-05 9:18:17 PM  
Pfffft.... Discordiasm Lite.
 
2022-12-05 11:21:41 PM  
CSB: A few years after I had read the Book, i was in Jerusalem in a marketplace near the old city. I saw a Dobbs head spray painted on the wall of a shop. I took a picture of it. I thought I must find a blessing from Bob in this shop, but the doors were locked and the lights were out. I knocked but got no answer. As I turned to leave a man walking by said "Don't quit your day job." and handed me an olive wood pipe as he walked off into the dark. When I got home no one believed me of course and the picture of the Dobbs head was the only one in that roll of film to not come out.

/A roll of film was what you used to put in a camera to take pictures
//A camera was a device you had to carry around to take pictures
///No you couldn't make calls on it or surf the web, it just took pictures
 
2022-12-06 1:06:49 AM  
23 skidoo
 
2022-12-06 12:22:38 PM  
There's a funky little dive bar in Tucson called "Bob Dobbs." There's a couple Dobbsheads on the walls and one of the menu items is the Italian Sub Genius.

http://bobdobbs-tucson.com/
 
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