From email@example.com Fri Jul 17 09:48:15 1998
Subject: Re: There really IS a clique
From: firstname.lastname@example.org (G. G. Gordon)
Date: Fri, 17 Jul 1998 16:48:15 GMT
On Fri, 17 Jul 1998 01:19:00 GMT, !!!email@example.com (TarlaStar)
>Unit4@Sputum.Com (Doktor DynaSoar) wrote:
>>Clique is the word for the bunch of people that someone would rather apply the
>>word "us" to.
>>In alt.slack TarlaStar wrote:
>>} I want a new poster that I can respect. Surely one of you lurkers has
>>} the balls and personality to satisfy me.
>>To which I'd like to add and expand:
>>Sometimes new posters DO fit in from the get-go. Pee Kitty and Annnnnna come
>>to mind. They do so not by trying to fit in (or fit in by not fitting in), by
>>writing the 'right' things, but by being themselves.
>As always, you are right on the money.
What an absolutely marvelous thread and a pleasure to read, thanks
for kicking this off Tarla---enjoyed the b'guy's beer, wish you had
been there. I must confess that after mostly lurking on this newsgroup
I usually only post occasionally...but I do sense a newer breadth in
the information exchange and crossover between the funnin' and flamin'
and I don't know if that's because now I have so many new faces and
persona to put with the names on their postings or if we are turning
into at least an alt.slack than can stay on topic if not the kinder
and gentler subgenius nation. After twenty years association with
Stang, Dobbs and a large number of church members, I have come to only
one conclusion...this church is a joke...if you get it, you kill Bob
and become enlightened, a true Subgenius, if the joke just makes you
laugh, then you'll be doomed to be a Bobbie until you do get it...if
ever, and if you don't get it and you don't laugh, then you're a
That's right the church, like your life is a joke, and if you
can't take a joke....
As someone who has been accurately categorized as Nenslaic
(old, grumpy and cynical and mean] I found the X-day fiasco to be a
great and momentous event in the history of the church, because it
marks the turning point in the Church's progress. It was a bringing
together of a large number of solitary people many of who do not
socialize or interact well with "normal" society. I saw people of
every stripe and spot exhibiting all sorts of dementia and bizarre
behaviour and all obviously enjoying themselves and everyone else a
great deal...but more than that I saw, felt, lived, breathed and
wallowed in SLACK!
X-day reminded me what the church was all about, why it was
started, a thing we give lip service to and seldom achieve
nowadays...SLACK. And when I found myself standing out there with
Dobbs prophecy totally unfulfilled, no X-ists, no end of the world, in
fact nothing happening at all except what we were making happen, as I
said before, never have I been prouder of my religion or more
convinced of its superiority to all other belief structures. That
choice I made twenty years ago was the right choice and there is only
one way...through Slack!!!!
Grab life by the lapels and scream in its face if you want to get anywhere!