Friday, March 20, 2009
Thursday, March 19, 2009
SubGenius Online Course; New Videos; Magdalen & Other News
Monstro 8-week SubGenius Online Event!
April 6 - May 31:
Running Your Own Cult: Do's and Don'ts
and The Church of the SubGenius -- The First 30 Years
An ONLINE course from Maybe Logic Academy
You don't have to leave your home! Once signed up, you use your browser to access vast amounts of SubKnowledge in the form of text, videos, MP3s, online chats with Teacher Stang, and thousands of pages scanned from our old publications, comics, out-of-print books, etc.
Each year the how-tos and History of the Church materials get more layered and detailed. Last year's course ended up having twice as much material as the first year. This year we're adding even more. Describes and shows all of the most insane and/or fabulous things that happened in SubGeniusdom over the decades. Includes STARK FIST magazines of the previous century, letters from famous artists and monsters, sexy photos, and enough rare audio and videos from past events and radio shows to fill 3 DVDs. Yes, 3 DVDs of SUBSTUFF. It's like getting EVERYTHING the Church ever did (except for the 3 main published books) for one one-thousandth of the cost.
You'll also meet some VERY interesting people -- at a comfortable distance.
"So if you're debating with yourself over whether or not to join, punch your other self (the one who is arguing against it) in the face and get ready to shell out the money. This is a chance that only comes around once in a great year." -- former student Rev. Anna Dynamite
Maybe Logic Academy:
Free SubGenius Movies -- The Very Newest and the Very Oldest
Newest: SubGenius IGAZUM Cerebral Reformatter playlist:
If you are easily hypnotized, on strong antidepressants, or a chronic "chronic" user, set aside 40 minutes of time before you start into this, as it WILL mess you up one way or another.
A combination of interior-eyeball-scanned, mental projection-powered "animation" -- and past-landscape footage obtained through a randomly traveling time "camera" -- allowed us to create a composite music-video/brainwash code imbedder that will act as a replacement for recreational drugs. We used these techniques in six short videos about J. R. "Bob" Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius. Animation and music are by Rev. Ivan Stang with sound collage editing and vocal craziness by LeMur, Norel Pref, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Rev. Timothy Leary, Rev. Mark Mothersbaugh, and even J. R. "Bob" Dobbs.
If you have a really fast connection, we strongly recommend pushing the HD button at the lower right of the frame before starting each video. It makes a big difference.
My older videos (and my favorites, which are heavy on humor and animation) can be found at my YouTube site:
Our longer pieces are on Google Video. Newly added is my 1973 underground film:
"Let's Visit The World of the Future"
If you liked SubGenius Pamphlet #1 or THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS, you may find some surprising similarities in this old/future film, even though its discovery predates any SubGenius publications by 7 years. It is ". . . a travelogue inviting viewers of today to come visit the future."
This is the 45-minute "director's cut," restoring most of the bulldada that had been removed for the hippie "midnight movie" audiences of the 1970s, who could NOT handle it.
Another good YouTube playlist of SubGenius materials, the good AND the bad, is at Rev. McGrewrich's site:
Free "Infinitely Recursive Dobbshead" Windows Screensaver by Rev. Frank Force
We announced this in the last newsletter, but it has been greatly improved since then -- there's a new "psychedelic mode," and you can control the zoom rate of the infinite Dobbsheadery! And there's a new link to it, with samples:
Yet Another SubGenius Newsgroup!
GOOD READS SUBGENIUS
This literary-minded forum is in addition to alt.slack and the many other forums listed on SubSITE's NEWS page: http://www.subgenius.com/updates/updates.html
The most active and crazy one of all remains alt.slack:
July 1-5: X-Day XII at Brushwood, NY, USA and Amsterdam, Holland
This is the biggest annual SubGenius event! Not for the faint-hearted, although wimps are welcome.
(WARNING: many 'adults-only' photos here!)
July 21 - 26: Starwood 29 at Brushwood, Sherman, NY
Although this is the largest "neo-pagan" event in the U.S., with amazing musical acts and speakers like St. Paul Krassner, it also includes a major Devival and other highly bulldada activities! I haven't missed one in 18 years. In fact I'm one of the organizers now.
September 4 - 7: DragonCon in Atlanta, Georgia
A HUGE SubGenius event unlike any other is planned for this, one of the grandest sci-fi/fantasy/comics conventions. Rev. Susie the Floozy, Priestess Pisces, The Quijibo Cartel, Yours Truly Rev. Stang and many other SubGenii will be staging a major Devival (with a Tesla Coil concert!), and will probably also have a sales table and be on some panels. Over 50,000 people attend this convention annually.
Late September or early October: Kent, Ohio -- check our Events page: http://www.subgenius.com/newdevivals.html for details as they develop. This promises to harken back to the infamous Cleveland devivals of the 1990s.
October 9 - 11, Portland, Oregon: EsoZone 2009
This is the second year of this fringe-science / psychedelics / 'magic' conference. The 2008 one featured Dennis McKenna, Antero Alli, Trevor Blake, Richard Metzger, Taylor Ellwood and Paul Laffoley. It sounds like an indoor Starwood. Princess Wei and I have been invited to be speakers / presenters / devivalists at the 2009 EsoZone, which apparently has a similar line-up of guests to the first one, along with several bands. Dr. Onan Canobite and Rev. Crawford Smith are deeply involved.
Their MySpace page: http://www.myspace.com/esozone
Boingboing on the '08 EsoZone:
A YouTube page:
November: Amsterdam Frop Cup?
New report on the 2008 Baltimore Devival:
Text, photos, and movies from Rev. Clint. Very detailed. Some excellent cleavage photography too. Other coverage of this and ALL previous SubG shows can be found in our Devivals of Yore section:
THE BUTTHOLE SURFERS and "BOB"
Here is some interesting news from Rev. Joseph Daddy of Jesus, our Main Man in Amsterdam:
"I got The Butthole Surfers (the original 4) their Membership kits when they were doing their European Tour... they also took all of the SubGenius DVDs that I had, and ended up using Dobbsedeliasteses 1 & 2 for the backdrop on the rest of their tour. Paul Green from the School of Rock was also on tour with them, and he was a long time "Bob" fan, so he got his kit as well."
REV. MAGDALEN'S CHILD CUSTODY CASE
It's not all bad news, but it's still dragging on, and she still needs financial help. The details are here:
Direct donations can be sent via Paypal to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Direct donation to Magdalen's legal fund: http://tinyurl.com/jbpe8
New Station Carrying HOUR OF SLACK in Florida
Saint Leo University, Saint Leo, FL
Saint Leo University Radio, 100.1 FM & Campus TV Channel 96
Saturday Evening at 11 PM ET
Also, there is a change at
Dade City Community Radio in DADE CITY, FLORIDA (near Tampa) -- they moved from an FM frequency to 1610 AM, with Hour of Slack on Sundays 6 pm.
Podcast, free show downloads and complete list of all stations carrying SubGenius shows:
ORDAIN YOURSELF OR A FRIEND
NOTE: Posthumous ordainments are also available.
Even those who have become ordained ministers in the Church need the three major bibles of our religion. Of course, everyone already has THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS, but many SubGenii consider REVELATION X to be better, and the Third Testament, Psychlopaedia of Slack THE BOBLIOGRAPHON, to be better yet.
ALL BOOKS WE SELL ARE SIGNED AND DATED BY YOURS TRULY, REV. STANG.
Illiterates might be happier with our primary DVD, "ARISE!" There are several more recent SubGenius DVDs available as well. The great thing about our videos is that they are not copy-protected. When you buy one for yourself, it's like you are buying one for all your buddies as well.
But the greatest gift of all, short of Salvation, is a subscription to THE HOUR OF SLACK so that every week for 6 months, you or your begifted one will receive the uncensored version of the same professional audio CDs that the radio stations get.
HOUR OF SLACK GIFT SUBSCRIPTION
Another good deal would be any of our MP3 stashes on CD-R. With one $15 purchase you can have up to 80 Hours of Slack, or mixed media barrages, music and devival recordings.
SUBGENIUS MP3 COLLECTIONS
And of course there are hundreds of designs on shirts, hoodies, baby clothes, mugs, buttons, posters, mousepads, geegaws, etc., at our sprawling SubGenius Store on CafePress.
THE SUBGENIUS STORE
Remember, friends: ANY and ALL SubGenius materials could suddenly VANISH at any moment. Indeed, many pray daily for that very thing to happen. DON'T BE A CHUMP! Get, while the getting's good. You already have all the Slack you'll ever have -- but only the Church can make it PLAIN to you! And we really enjoy doing that.