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(Newswire Today)   "Even Scientology can't hold a candle to the Church of the SubGenius, a new religious movement set to take Hollywood by storm"   ( divider line
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2006-08-28 12:50:44 AM  
Kneel before Bob, pinks.
2006-08-28 01:09:31 AM  
New fnord religion?

// Hail Eris
2006-08-28 01:19:30 AM  
Puzzling evidence. You'll find it just over the edge.
2006-08-28 01:25:14 AM  
New in the sense that Orrin Bloquy was publishing a SubGenius zine titled 'obloquy' back in 1995.

New in the sense that The One True Church was putting ads in Robert Crumb's Weirdo magazine in 1982.
2006-08-28 01:30:39 AM  
Praise Bob.
2006-08-28 01:31:28 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

/PageMaker 4.2, StyleWriter inkjet, industrial stapler, F5
//good times, good times
2006-08-28 01:49:26 AM  
Scientology, SubGenius, Bob, and all the rest is just a big hoax being pulled off by the Discordians, you fools.

Maybe this post is part of it too.

2006-08-28 01:53:11 AM  
Discordians? What have you been smoking?

/Thats just a cover for the Masons
2006-08-28 01:53:16 AM  
learn to pull the wool over your own eyes
2006-08-28 01:54:24 AM  
Very, very not new. But still funny.
2006-08-28 01:55:10 AM  
Give me SLACK or Kill ME!

/in my profile for ages
//also: Hail Eris!
2006-08-28 01:55:33 AM  
Can something that's 27 years old (at least) be considered "New?"
2006-08-28 01:57:32 AM  
oh boy another fad for insecure people to bandwagon on
2006-08-28 01:57:49 AM  
Old news is so exciting!
2006-08-28 01:58:01 AM  
I heard that Ecoterrorists, controlled by Big Oil, also controlled by the Servants of Cthulhu with the help of the Gnomes of Zurich destroyed the power structure of the SubGenius years ago.

/Yeah that did happen a few games ago
//Priviledged attack FTW
2006-08-28 01:58:20 AM  
New? Aren't we well past the original x day?
2006-08-28 01:58:37 AM  
often seen as a "parody" of religious cults

Duh, it IS a parody of religious cults (such as for example, Christianity), and a lot of other things. Did Ric Romero ghost-write this article or what? No explanation of how the Church of the SubGenius is "set to take Hollywood by storm."

This article is the kind of half-witted pink media fluff that SubGenii adore.
2006-08-28 01:58:40 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

The Church of the Subgenius is an "underground" "hipster" satirization of Scientology and other ridiculous beliefs.

/(that has only been around for the past, oh, 20 years or so..)
2006-08-28 01:59:43 AM  
Or kill me.
2006-08-28 02:00:12 AM  
serutanM/b>This article is the kind of half-witted pink media fluff that SubGenii adore.

Agency / Source: First Online Church of Bob
2006-08-28 02:01:07 AM  
string theory, the only true religion.

[image from too old to be available]
2006-08-28 02:01:56 AM  
[image from too old to be available]

Praise "Bob"!

/SubGenius for over 10 years.
2006-08-28 02:05:32 AM  
Hmm, they have some crazy good radio programs out there.
2006-08-28 02:07:03 AM  
NEW !!!!


/not really
// just an advertising gimmick
/// Hollywood loves gimmicks
2006-08-28 02:07:37 AM  
What is it? Guarenteed salvation or double your money back? I have yet to hear such an offer from any other church....sign me up!
2006-08-28 02:08:18 AM  
OK, so when I was using the farkin USPS to get subGenii literature 15 farkin years ago I was in on the next new Hollywood trend.

Who woulda thunk.

Damn Ric Romero is appropriate for this thread.
2006-08-28 02:08:22 AM  
If any of you folks have USENET access, I suggest alt.binaries.slack .
2006-08-28 02:09:17 AM  
Ah, the joke disguised a religion. Or is it the religion disguised as a joke?
2006-08-28 02:11:58 AM  
2006-08-28 02:13:56 AM  
Pee-Wee Herman is involved, so it's got to be the real deal.
2006-08-28 02:14:35 AM  
I had no idea SubGenius had such a wonderful and long history. I must look into joining.
2006-08-28 02:15:41 AM  
"You'll pay to know what you really think!"
2006-08-28 02:16:00 AM  
One of the best pieces I ever saw put together in the name of SubGenii was under an overpass in Pendleton, OR.

"Jesus Is Our Hope"

"Bob Is Our Hope"
"Jesus Is Our Bob"
and, best:
"Jesus Is Bob Hope"

Wish I came up with that one.

2006-08-28 02:16:33 AM  
Furry Sub-genius, the cult of a new generation.

/wishes he had photoshop skills
//loves the level of media manipulation that furry has acomplished
///loves being a furry
////slashie cult is next
2006-08-28 02:18:19 AM  
Szukalski Approves! Hail Protong!
2006-08-28 02:20:13 AM  
New? It's been around since at least the late 70's.
2006-08-28 02:22:02 AM  

One of the best pieces I ever saw put together in the name of SubGenii was under an overpass in Pendleton, OR.

How long ago? I'm not far away. I might be able to get a picture if it's still up there.
2006-08-28 02:22:21 AM

That is all.

/well, not really.
//any religion that has an OS named after it has my support.
///apocryphon FTW!
2006-08-28 02:22:26 AM  

/this is some ollddddddd shiat
2006-08-28 02:23:00 AM  
I say we all praise Bob, or else...
2006-08-28 02:24:12 AM  
In terms of religious movements, it's news.
2006-08-28 02:24:55 AM  
NEW, dammit
2006-08-28 02:26:18 AM  
man these guys have been around forever in fact they were founded right here in Indiana. I have met many of the main people in the group including Bob on multiple occaissions. They always have 2 or 3 crazy events happening in Indianapolis in the summer. They put on some great shows.
2006-08-28 02:29:15 AM  
Sub-genii for 25 some years. Praise Bob and thanks for the publicity Hollywood cognoscenti!
2006-08-28 02:33:18 AM  
Rofl @ New
2006-08-28 02:34:53 AM  
FTA - screw "liberal", the only media bias is "retard/imbecilic:" The organization is widely seen as a satire that mocks organized religion, or as the church describes itself, "a cynisacreligion." It was founded in 1953 by a mysterious figure named J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, whose smiling, pipe-smoking image has been seen worldwide in chip art,

"Chip" art?
2006-08-28 02:37:33 AM  
"The easy conscience of modern man."
2006-08-28 02:42:59 AM  
Anybody remember the Subgenius shorts on USA network's Night Flight, early 80's? Funny, weird stuff. Wonder if those will show up on YouTube or something... Now that I think about it, I would love to see a lot of that Night Flight stuff again.
2006-08-28 02:43:31 AM  
Shhh! Don't tell everybody its been around for ages. Let sign up some noobs, then we get to be the elders and boss them around and stuff.

/Ordained minister since 90 something
//More of a Pastafarian now
2006-08-28 02:48:55 AM  
RobTheNerd: Scientology, SubGenius, Bob, and all the rest is just a big hoax being pulled off by the Discordians, you fools.

Hail Eris!
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