Do you want to post art, brags, rants to your fellow SubGenii, but are unwilling or unable to weather the rigors of alt.slack and alt.binaries.slack on Usenet?
BUT, already burned through all of the SubGenius Yahoo and MSN Groups?* (see below for list)
Here’s something NEW to die for:
"SubGenius Reverend" is the name of this all-purpose SubBlog, begun by nu-monet but open to contributors of text, graphics, and sounds.
Anyone can leave comments appended to subjects, but to be able to start new subjects, you must be a “Blogger” member – to sign up, email your preferred username, password and email addy to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Here’s something more organized – in fact, potentially INSANELY organized.
Announcing The High Weirdness Project, a SubGenius wikipedia:
Including: The Bulldada News Blog:
And: SubGenius Badfilm Reviews Blog
Thanks to Modemac, you the visitor can add your own movie reviews. As he says, “You don't have to do an exhaustive essay on the symbolism of the underlying metaphor and the deeper meaning of why you enjoyed seeing Thora Birch show us her boobs in "American Beauty" (though it helps).”
For the past three years, Rev. Modemac has been involved with Wikipedia, contributing to that site's success. Lately, he has set up this working wiki at his own site, so as to allow for faster, easier edits... and to allow contributions from visitors.
It’s now open for mutants, SubGenii, Discordians, pagans, blasphemers, and other unmentionables far and wide to visit, read, and make their own contributions. For fellow mutants of the Church of the SubGenius, Modemac also offers you your own page on the Wiki, with links to your Web site or whatever sites you want to promote. Feel free to add your links to any parts of the page you find appropriate -- Other Mutants, Music, Books and Zines, Sex, or what have you.
Modemac says, “I founded the First Online Church of "Bob" as a way of opening people's eyes to the truth about the Conspiracy, so as to bring them Slack and achieve my own Slack in return. Here's hoping that the High Weirdness Project inspires you to make your own mark on the world.”
All of this is also accessed through Modemac’s sprawling, and now majorly updated, website:
First Online Church of "Bob"
…probably the second most extensive SubGenius site in existence besides SubSITE… YET COVERING COMPLETELY DIFFERENT ASPECTS OF THE CHURCH! – such as the incredible stash of newspaper articles about the Church dating back to 1980:
Here’s the official Wikipedia SubGenius section:
Here’s a way to see and hear much of alt.binaries.slack without any special newsreader programs, just simply your web browser:
ALT. BINARIES.MULTIMEDIA.SLACK needs propagation!
Alt.binaries.slack has been, and remains, home to original SubGenius art and small video or MP3 audio clips. To post the many SubGenius videos, however, which are CDR-sized files, we have been using various existing newsgroups like alt.binaries.monter-movies and alt.binaries.movies.divx. WE NEEDED OUR OWN NEWSGROUP FOR THE POSTING OF DVD-SIZED MOVIES, whole Hours of Slack, etc.
IT IS CREATED, praise Modemac, and stuff has been posted to it, but that doesn’t mean that YOUR ISP CARRIES IT! In fact, mine doesn’t yet, and I don’t even use my local ISP for newsgroup access, but a specialty service called Giganews -- which carries pretty much EVERYTHING on ALL newsgroups.
But folks must let their newsgroup source KNOW that they want a particular new newsgroup, or it won’t get picked up. The more ISPs and newsgroup carriers like Newsguy that use it, the more thorough its coverage will be.
SO! Take a second for future Slack and email support@(your-isp.com) and ask them to carry the Usenet newsgroup, alt.binaries.multimedia.slack.
AND/OR, if you use Giganews, OR ARE MERELY THINKING OF USING IT SOMEDAY, go ahead and request it of them – they have a form for newsgroup requests and it’s real easy:
New ALTERNATIVE SubGenius IRC CHAT CHANNEL
For some time there’s been division in SubGenius chatland between the cantankerous, feisty contingent and the more laid back SubGenii. After too many drive-bys, the more laid back ones have created a new, bulletproof chat room. Point your IRC program at:
Once connected, join #subgenius
or you can use a browser to chat via
– though to get the Java plug-in to work, you must TRUST IN “BOB”!
The old feisty, heavily booby-trapped chat room is still #subgenius on any fefnet branch – vendetta.fef.net, for example.
Other SubGenius interactive e-groups:
Yahoo “SubGenius” main group:
Special X-Day Group:
MSN “Praise “Bob”
DragonFly Clench: http://groups.yahoo.com/group/DragonFlyClench/
2005 Detroit Devival, at The Magic Stick, Detroit, Michigan
The Foundry in London, England
May 5 teX-Day outside Austin, Texas
JULY 1-5, 2005: 8X-DAY: WORLD ENDS, Brushwood, Sherman, NY
Late July: STARWOOD also at Brushwood
JAMAICA, August 17, 2005
And we just decided to make BURNING MAN.
RECENT UPLOADS OF SUBGENIUS VIDEOS:
ARISE! The SubGenius Movie
6X-Day (23-minute recut, much slicker than the long version)
DAY OF THE SUBGENIUS by The Bolex Brothers
ADVENTURES IN TEEN LIFE by Champion Jack Codini
INTERMISSION by Champion Jack Codini
All of the above were uploaded last week as MPEG1 on alt.binaries.vcd, and as DivX avi on alt.binaries.movies.divx
Next: Rev. Sverre Kristensen’s SOMETHING NEW TO DIE FOR from the Danish PAL vhs master, to DivX and SVCD.
The abovementioned movies will soon be on alt.binaries.svcd as very high-res MPEG2 files, and they’ll be on alt.binaries.multimedia.slack as soon as I get access to that myself.
The DivX avi and SVCD-style mpegs look damn near as good as the DVD versions of these… WHICH ARE OF COURSE AVAILABLE for $ (CHEAP) from
Oh lordy, that reminds me, I have to go through and add PayPal buttons to the rest of the sacred and holy swaggarts and productry.