Subject: Re: misconceptions about slack
Date: 20 May 1996 00:00:00 GMT
From: email@example.com (MegEliz)
Organization: Gene Wolfe Library and Family Restaurant, East Wing
firstname.lastname@example.org (NENSLO) wrote:
: I've noticed that a lot of people are posting about slack, and how
: such and such a thing "has" or "gives" "slack." And I just wanted to
: point out that these folks are usually using the term "slack" to refer to
: the type of personal feelings of pleasure and satisfaction which can be
: "derived" or "obtained" from an experience or an object of perception.
: Slack, in actuality, is not a "thing" or experience which can be
: attached to, caused by, or gotten from any experience or object of
: When people write about how they saw some show on tv or obtained
: an object or ate something or had some sort of experience that had or gave
: them slack, what they are TELLING YOU, you perceptive one who sees through
: the veil, is that they have temporarily satisfied their Need-Implant by
: feeding it what it demanded, and they feel okay for now.
: True enough, the SubGenius must have slack, but LEARN that the
: feeling of pleasure obtained by temporarily getting "ahead of the game" -
: the "you know who"'s game, is "NOT IT."
: Some of our ancestors used NOT IT as a slack detector. If you can
: perceive something, say NOT IT, and know that it is not slack, nor can it
: be a source of sourceless slack.
: By all means, have as much Conspiracy "satisfaction" as you can
: get. I mean if you have the time to devote to it.
I have been wondering about this very thing. I have had no detectable
Slack for about a MONTH. Sure, sometimes I feel okey-dokey or even
lucky or satisfied but NOT SLACKFUL. I don't have a fucking clue where
it comes from, sometimes an event may cause me to recognize that it's
here and then POOF that does it. Examined Slack does not last.
So I guess I'll just have to wait and ignore it? Maybe it's here, but
now I'm skittish about checking.
Is there a Slack test? Is there any point to such a thing?
How 'bout if I have someone else check my Slack? A Slack-smear? Won't
they just steal it?
I suppose if I actually PROVIDED someone with it, then I must have
some that I haven't noticed? Is it possible to have a low level Slack
Wouldn't it itch?
p.s. I went to a mental hospital today. If I had a current tetanus
shot, I would have felt RIGHT AT HOME.
Here's my new sig!!!!!!!!!
Your .signature is REALLY GETTING ON MY NERVES. I'm of a FRAGILE
TEMPERAMENT, and the way it keeps SCROLLING UP after your one liners
is BEGINNING TO GIVE ME THE SHAKES.
You MIGHT want to CONSIDER using some of the BLANK EMPTY SPACE on the
right side of the screen. Just there -->.
Y'know, sorta boiling some of the philosophical interlardations and
empty space out. If you can't reduce the core of your philosophy to
ONE PITHY QUOTATION, then it's hardly worth having a philosophy at
I mean, some people kind of regard this kind of thing as kind of
embarrasing, y'know, like pointing out that someone smells bad,
y'know. But wouldn't you rather KNOW? That's the sign of a TRUE
FRIEND, y'know, someone that's not afraid to tell you that you SMELL
BAD. Or so deodorant commercials used to teach us. Now they just teach
us that if you smell GOOD, then you'll be sexually
irresistable. Apparently this was true of H.G. Wells. Not that he was
a big deodorant junkie. But apparently, his body odour smelt
peculiarly like honey, and this was what accounted for his "pulling
-Zero Point Knowledge Guy