SubGenius Cult Management/History Course -- Starts Oct. 1 at MaybeLogic Academy
Strictly online! No need to show up on campus, as there is
no campus. Runs for 6 weeks. It's okay to join late.
For your $120 you get about $1200 worth of SubGenius media
downloads -- hundreds of hours of SubGenius audio and video available nowhere else,
plus much of the media sold in our catalog, as well as thousands of pages of
graphics (scans of old Stark Fists, Quijibos, comics, artwork, news reports,
interviews, photos, letters from the famous and the infamous, original cult-building
notes) and a book-length detailed description of damn near everything that
happened in Church of the SubGenius that I, Stang, know of. We're even
including the PDF of our book, PSYCHLOPAEDIA OF SLACK, which is now otherwise
out of print. Several live chat lessons per week will be held for those who
would like to "jam" with us or who have specific questions. Other
Church Elders helping this year include Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. G. Gordon
Gordon and Uncle Onan Canobite. It's very loose; you don't have to participate
but can simply lurk and download if you choose. (The downloadable media fills 3
to 4 DVD-Rs.) This is the fifth but possibly the last year we will offer this
15X-Day -- A True Rehearsal for the End of the World
Just before the 15X-Day Drill started at Wisteria campground
in Southern Ohio, a devastating storm struck the area and turned all the
surrounding cities into disaster areas -- EXCEPT WISTERIA! That campground full
of SubGeniuses, alone, continued to have power, water and ice. Those who stayed
home in places like Columbus sweltered in the heat with no Internet, while at
the campground the show went on and we got many hours of recordings of great
rants, bands, live radio shows, Bobtisms, topless pillow fights etc., currently
being heard on many recent Hours of Slack: http://www.subgenius.com/ts/hos.html
Note also the links to numerous amusing new videos by Dr.
Attendance was up slightly from last year, with a lot of new
younger SubGenii as well as Church Elders such as Dr. Philo Drummond, Dr. G.
Gordon Gordon, Dr. Hal and Papa Joe Mama. Two legal (and yet romantic!)
weddings were conducted, as well as the traditional Burning of "Bob"
and the July 5 7 a.m. Saucer-Awaiting. As usual, much new swag was generated
for the event, still available from our CafePress SubStore: http://www.cafepress.com/subgen/188969
Our friend General Public has been busting ass assembling
this online encyclopedia of all things SubGenius. It's not always doctrinal and
is chock full of funny lies and horrible jokes, but it's still more accurate
than most descriptions of the Church. The graphics are very carefully selected
and there are many links to some of the best SubGenius videos and websites.
It's open to contributors, and like Wikipedia itself is potentially a
bottomless pit. Highly recommended for those eager for more inside dirt on
Stang interviewed in New World Manifesto Documentary
"I Moan TAYVAY!" Some nice multinational young
people driving a school bus full of video equipment stopped by The
Slackermansion in Cleveland Heights as part of their USA -wide documentary
project called "New World Manifesto." For once my crediting of Dr.
Drummond was included! They did a good job of culling 10 minutes from 2 hours.
Their website includes many other videos from their travels as well.
Slack Hole 2.0, Other Major SubGenius Facebook Pages
The Slack Hole was probably the most entertaining of the
SubGenius Facebook pages, but Facebook caught it being naughty and took it
away. Luckily, it rebounded as the new and improved SLACK HOLE 2.0
The most-"liked" SubFace page is the OFFICIAL
(among many fakes) Church of the SubGenius page:
and another official one is The SubGenius Foundation:
A kind of "High Weirdness," mostly reporting on
the dumbest in human behavior, is SUBGENIUS OF THE DAY:
Some Interesting Recent SubGenius-Related Links
10 Extremely Weird Religions:
HIGH WEIRDNESS BY MAIL update
Hour of Slack listener? You might want to fill out this
The STARK FIST DAILY
Oldie but Goodie: SubGenius Comics
The "Stang Retired" Hoax
Just to tease some chronic haters, we announced in our main
Members-Only forum, ScrubGenius, and in a couple of Church Facebook pages, that
I, Rev. Stang, had retired and put the widely feared (yet also widely imitated)
Dr. K'taden Legume in charge of the Church. Much to our surprise, not only did
a lot of SubGeniuses fall for it, but it made the news despite its absurd
wording. Our immediate confession did NOT make the news, which figures. I'm not
retired. I probably CAN'T retire unless "Bob" orders it.
Reminder: My radio spoutin' buddy and prayer partner
Lonesome Cowboy Dave, with his friend Wes Jenkins, has published a new book of
DORKUS AND THE AFFAIRS OF LORD WILLING
ENDLESS YARNS! GRIPPING GRAPHICS! ! TITILLATING TINTYPES!
Set in the heart of the Brutish Empire and the uncivil belly
of Merika of the 1860's, this is a bumpy tale of a twisted aristocrat who is
conducting sovereign-sanctioned ergot
experiments on his entourage, who in turn are controlled by
fatuous forces. Dickens meets Jules Verne in Dada soaked
Donations -- THANK YOU!
When we revealed last year that we sometimes struggle
financially to keep all the Church outlets open and functioning, many people,
many of them strangers, heeded the call and donated to the Church or Hour of
Slack. I cannot express how much that meant to us. It certainly helps morale as
well as keeping the Church afloat. In a few cases the amounts caused our hearts
to soar like a hawk, but even more inspiring are the NUMBERS of people who
chose to help out, even with a buck here and there. Those contributions are as
important as the graphic, audio and SHEER GUT BLOW-OUT contributions from the
great blabbermouths, musicians and artists of the Church. It makes the constant
effort FEEL worthwhile. It brings actual Slack. Hopefully our continued work on
the radio show and the various web outlets demonstrates that Slack, and,
hopefully, spreads it around like Golden Manure.
SubGenius Books Gradually Going Out of Print
Right now we have a nice supply of THE BOOK OF THE SUBGENIUS
and REVELATION X. BOOK is now an ebook as well and might not survive much
longer as a physical book. REVELATION X isn't even an ebook and may well soon
go the way of THE BOBLIOGRAPHON, HIGH WEIRDNESS BY MAIL and THREE-FISTED TALES
OF "BOB". All copies we sell are autographed. Get 'em while you can.
New Dr. Seuss Readings 4 Xmas
Princess Wei and I scored two more Dr. Seuss books for our
grandboys, so we each read one into the magic Zafodian location recorder. I did
the one with the monsters and Wei did the sweet one.BTW when we say "I love you" at the end we mean our grandkids, not YOU.
If I Ran the Zoo
Horton Hatches the Egg
Latest BugPorn blog on Raw Story, BugPorn YouTubes
In truth this (like most of what I send Raw Story) is old. I
have been playing with microscopes, cameras and hideous animalcules for a
couple of years now. Just before 15X-Day I whip-edited several new short
videos. Probably not for everybody. They have nothing to do with the Church of
the SubGenius really. Below is a representative sampling.
MicroBugPorn 2012, #5: DARK ORGY
The good Rev. Zafod donated a new microscope with a built-in
digital video camera, and although it's not the highest-resolution on the
planet, it's sure a lot less shaky than holding a camera against an eyepiece.
This one, with music by Rev. Two Beans, is my favorite, because it is really
pretty gross. As the water drop dries up, the Philodina rotifers from my
birdbath get crowded closer and closer together. The final shot shows a rotifer
munching out inside the EYE of a mosquito larva. Hot action! A couple of
Cladocerans or "water fleas" are shown at the beginning, one with
diarrhea and the other afflicted with parasites. This is probably the grossest
of the series. The funny thing is, billions of much uglier creatures live in
your mouth and your hair follicles -- not to mention your intestines. Praise
MicroBugPorn #2: HARDCORE
Not for children or the easily influenced. All of the
physical acts shown are real. No special effects were used.
MicroBugPorn 2012, #6: GrossOut
This one stars a Stylonychia and, at the end, a really large
and unusually Lava-Lite-like amoeba. There many other "bit parts" as
well, and a cast of untold thousands of bacteria -- although they appear only
as little dots in the murk. Princess Wei claims that the images, combined with
Rev. Just John's "Gastrik Bop" music, will sicken the more delicate
ladies. We can only hope!
MicroBugPorn 2012, #4: Swallowing
This one features many microbes and worse things cavorting
to a classic '70s-porn musical track, but the highlights are extremely close
shots of Philodina rotifers sucking food-beings into their gullet-holes. Since
they're partially transparent, you can see their throat-jaws (the
"mastax") grinding up the little wads of algae. Also clearly visible
is the glue-emitting two-toed "foot" of the Philodina, a bodily organ
shared, like the rotary mouth-cilia, by all rotifers, however drastically
different they all look from species to species.