Bizarre Undersea Critter: What's A 'Flying Spaghetti Monster'?
These weird creatures, siphonophores, are related to jellyfish and corals. BP videotaped this strange-looking animal while collecting video footage some 4,000 feet under the sea. It's white. It's weir...
Discordianism
Discordianism is a religion and subsequent philosophy based on the veneration or worship of the Eris Discordia, the Goddess of chaos, or archetypes or ideals associated with her. It was founded after ...
Church of the SubGenius
The Church of the SubGenius is an American UFO and parody religion that satirizes better known belief systems. It teaches a complex philosophy that focuses on J. R. "Bob" Dobbs, purportedly a salesman...
Reverend Billy and the Church of Life After Shopping
Reverend Billy and the Stop Shopping Choir is a performance community based in New York City.
Bill Talen (born May 25, 1950) is a Dutch-American Calvinist Minnesota-born, Franconia College-educat...
Dudeism
Dudeism is a philosophy and lifestyle inspired by the protagonist of the Coen Brothers' 1998 film The Big Lebowski. Dudeism's stated primary objective is to promote a modern form of Chinese Taoism, ou...
Bizarre Undersea Critter: What's A 'Flying Spaghetti Monster'?
These weird creatures, siphonophores, are related to jellyfish and corals. BP videotaped this strange-looking animal while collecting video footage some 4,000 feet under the sea. It's white. It's weir...
Steve Jackson (US game designer)
Steve Jackson (born c. 1953) is an American game designer.
Steve Jackson is a 1974 graduate of Rice University, where he was a resident of Baker College before moving to Sid Richardson College whe...
Flying Spaghetti Monster
The Flying Spaghetti Monster (FSM) is the deity of the Church of the Flying Spaghetti Monster or Pastafarianism (a portmanteau of pasta and Rastafarian), a movement that promotes a light-hearted view ...
Devival
Devival is a term used by both Discordianism and the later Church of the Subgenius for a gathering or festival of followers. The name is a pun on Christian revivals.
SubGenius devivals are not reg...
Kibology
Kibology is a parody religion. It grew out of the Usenet newsgroup alt.religion.kibology named after Kibo, the central figure. Practitioners of Kibology are called Kibologists or (sometimes more disda...
Hand of Eris
The Five-Fingered Hand of Eris (also known as The Hand of Eris or, within a Discordian context, simply The Hand) is the name given to "two opposing arrows converging into a common point". The "canonic...
Malaclypse the Younger
Gregory Hill (21 May 1941 – 20 July 2000), better known by the pen name Malaclypse the Younger, was one of the two writers of the Principia Discordia, along with Kerry Wendell Thornley (aka Lord...
The Archbishop
"The Archbishop" is the third episode of the first series of the BBC sitcom Blackadder (The Black Adder).It is set in England in the late 15th century, and follows the exploits of the fictitious Princ...
Landover Baptist Church
The Landover Baptist Church is a fictional Baptist church based in the fictional town of Freehold, Iowa. The Landover Baptist web site and its associated Landoverbaptist.net Forum are a satire of fund...
Cena Cypriani
The Cena or Coena Cypriani (i.e. "Feast of Cyprian") is an anonymous prose work written in Latin. Tradition ascribes original authorship to the 3rd-century saint Cyprian, bishop of Carthage, but the ...
Hour of Slack
The Hour of Slack is a one-hour radio program produced by the Church of the SubGenius centering around the King of Slack, J. R. "Bob" Dobbs. Reverend Ivan Stang presents his own commentary, along wit...
Book of the SubGenius
The Book of the SubGenius: Being the Divine Wisdom, Guidance, and Prophecy of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs, High Epopt of the Church of the SubGenius, Here Inscribed for the Salvation of Future Generations and in...
The Church Lady
The Church Lady was a recurring character in a series of sketches on the American television show Saturday Night Live from 1986 to 1990, with later appearances in 1996, 2000, and 2011. "She" also appe...
The Thorn
The Thorn is a comic, religious satire movie released on May 24, 1974, as The Divine Mr. J. It was first shown as The Greatest Story Overtold at the Detroit Institute of Art in 1971. It was released o...
Parodies of the ichthys symbol
The ichthys symbol, or Jesus fish, typically used to proclaim an affiliation with or affinity for Christianity, has many variations. Some of these are made by Christians in order to promote a specific...
Ivan Stang
Rev. Ivan Stang, born Douglass St. Clair Smith (August 21, 1953) is an American writer, filmmaker and broadcaster, best known as the author and publisher of the first screed of the Church of the SubGe...
LOLCat Bible Translation Project
The LOLCat Bible Translation Project is a wiki-based website set up in July 2007 by Martin Grondin, where editors aim to parody the entire Bible in "LOLspeak", the slang popularized by the LOLcat Inte...
Invisible Pink Unicorn
The Invisible Pink Unicorn (IPU) is the goddess of a parody religion used to satirize theistic beliefs, taking the form of a unicorn that is paradoxically both invisible and pink. She is a rhetorical ...
Discordian calendar
The Discordian or Erisian calendar is an alternative calendar used by some adherents of Discordianism. It is specified on page 00034 of the Principia Discordia.The Discordian year 1 YOLD is 1166 BC. (...
Alt.binaries.slack
alt.binaries.slack is a Usenet newsgroup created for the purpose of posting pictures, sounds, and utilities related to the Church of the SubGenius, making them available for everyone to see and hear. ...
High Weirdness by Mail
High Weirdness by Mail, by Ivan Stang (ISBN 0-671-64260-X) is a 1988 book dedicated to an examination of "weird culture" by actually putting the reader in touch with it by mail.The book is divided int...
Guerrilla ontology
Guerilla ontology is a practice described by author Robert Anton Wilson in his 1980 book The Illuminati Papers as "the basic technique of all my books. Ontology is the study of being; the guerrilla ap...
J. R. "Bob" Dobbs
J. R. "Bob" Dobbs is the figurehead of the Church of the SubGenius. His image is derived from a piece of 1950s clip art. According to SubGenius dogma, "Bob" was a drilling equipment salesman who, i...