Usenet newsgroup
A Usenet newsgroup is a repository usually within the Usenet system, for messages posted from many users in different locations. Despite the name, newsgroups are discussion groups, and are not devoted...
Big 8 (Usenet)
The Big 8 (previously the Big 7) are a group of newsgroup hierarchies established after the Great Renaming, a restructuring of Usenet that took place in 1987. These hierarchies are managed by the Big ...
Alt.* hierarchy
The alt.* hierarchy is a major class of newsgroups in Usenet, containing all newsgroups whose name begins with "alt.", organized hierarchically. The alt.* hierarchy is not confined to newsgroups of an...
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...
List of newsgroups
This is a partial list of newsgroups that are significant for their popularity or their position in Usenet history.As of October 2002, there are about 100,000 Usenet newsgroups, of which approximately...
Rec.music.hip-hop
rec.music.hip-hop (commonly referred to as RMHH) is an Internet Usenet newsgroup primarily dedicated to the discussion of rap and hip-hop music. RMHH is one of the longest running newsgroups on Usenet...
Sci.* hierarchy
The sci.* hierarchy is a major class of newsgroups in Usenet, containing all newsgroups whose name begins with "sci.", organized hierarchically.sci.* groups discuss various scientific and research iss...
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...
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. ...
Dave the Resurrector
Dave the Resurrector was a so-called "resurrector bot" that responded to any attempts at canceling a message on the usenet newsgroup news.admin.net-abuse by re-posting the message. It was written by C...
Legion of Net.Heroes
The Legion of Net.Heroes, or LNH, is the oldest (and perhaps the first) Usenet-based shared universe still in existence, and the name of the premiere "net.hero" team in that universe. Birthed from a r...
Tariq Nasheed
Tariq Nasheed b. c1974 (sometimes nicknamed Tariq Elite, King Flex, and K-Flex) is a author, documentary film producer, media personality, satirist, Internet radio host, relationship expert, and soc...
Adam Lyons
Adam Lyons, known as 'AFC Adam', is a British relationship coach and pickup artist.
Lyons claims he had limited success with women until his mid-twenties, and was voted 'least likely to ever get a...
Freedom Downtime
Freedom Downtime is a 2001 documentary film sympathetic to the convicted computer hacker Kevin Mitnick, directed by Emmanuel Goldstein and produced by 2600 Films.The documentary centers on the fate o...
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...
Alt.horology
The alt.horology Usenet newsgroup concerns all aspects of horology (the science of time and timekeeping, clocks and watches). Those posting to it range from novices to collectors to professional watch...
Seduction community
The seduction community, also known as the pick-up artist or PUA community, is a movement of men whose goal is seduction and sexual success with/access to women. Members of the community often call th...
Hackers on Planet Earth
The HOPE (abbreviation of Hackers on Planet Earth) conference series is sponsored by the hacker magazine 2600: The Hacker Quarterly and typically held at Hotel Pennsylvania, in Manhattan, New York Cit...
Independent Scientologists
The Free Zone, also called independent Scientologists or Scientology Freezone, comprises a variety of groups and individuals who practice Scientology beliefs and techniques independently of the Church...
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...
Mystery (pickup artist)
The Pickup Artist is an American reality television dating themed game show that aired on VH1. The show was hosted by pickup artist Mystery (Erik von Markovik) and his wings J-Dog (Justin Marks) and J...
Alt.sex
alt.sex is a Usenet newsgroup – a discussion group within the Usenet network – relating to human sexual activity. It was popular in the 1990s. An October 1993 survey by Brian Reid reported an estimate...
Alt.sex.stories
alt.sex.stories is a Usenet newsgroup for erotic stories created on May 7, 1992 by Tim Pierce as an alternative to pre-existing alt erotica newsgroups. The group was initially unmoderated, a feature t...
Free Zone (Scientology)
The Free Zone, also called independent Scientologists or Scientology Freezone, comprises a variety of groups and individuals who practice Scientology beliefs and techniques independently of the Church...
Easynews
Easynews, Inc is a Usenet/newsgroup service provider. Founded in 1994, Easynews service is available to individual users through a subscription model and as an outsourced service to internet service p...
Bernie S
Bernie S. (born Edward Cummings) is a computer hacker living in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He is a regular panelist on the WBAI radio show Off the Hook. In 2001 he appeared in Freedom Downtime, a doc...
Internet Oracle
The Internet Oracle (historically known as The Usenet Oracle) is an effort at collective humor in a pseudo-Socratic question-and-answer format.A user sends a question to the Oracle via e-mail, or the ...