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    Sean Daily is an English major from New Jersey now living in Las Vegas, the Other City of Lights. "I consider 'Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas' to be comfort reading, I like the al pastor tacos at Tacos Mexico and I count among my literary influences the Chainsaw from 'Doom'. 'RRRRRR! You don't like that, do you, Mr. Undead Marine! RRRRRR!'"

    Shanoah Alkire is our Discordian at large. "Born in Santa Cruz, I grew up in Grass Valley and the Bay Area, and now lurk in Las Vegas. My literary influences include Ray Bradbury, Lewis Carroll, and Douglas Adams. I also program as a hobby, and currently maintain the Gtk port of Angband. You can find a rather old bio of me here."

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Mind Games

Posted by shanoah on May 16, 2009

Well, Sean, I don’t think either of us could ever be the solid citizen fnord , the fnord happy fnord patriotic fnord blue collar worker fnord. We both tend more to be loners, outsiders, just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round.

And I like it that way. There’s a reason why the song The Big Country appeals to me[1], with the chorus of:

I wouldn’t live there if you paid me.
I wouldn’t live like that, no siree!
I wouldn’t do the things the way those people do.
I wouldn’t live there if you paid me to.

Hell, that’s half of why I ended up as a pagan and a Discordian. A religion that tells you that you don’t have to be mundane. You can leave Greyface behind you, play Mind Games with the world, and dance around with bananas in your underwear.[2]

I’m sure John Lennon felt the same way at times. He wrote this song, after all:

[1] And, yes, both songs in that post have been taken down by the man. fnord! Wonder if song content had any influence on that?

[2] The Monk realised that the God must be waiting for him to make an act of worship, so he reverently danced up and down twisting his fingers in his ears.
His God stared at him for a moment, caught hold of him, twisted him round, slammed him forward spreadeagled over the car and frisked him for weapons.

[3] And yes, Sean, this is a direct quote from a book you’ve probably read…


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