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See the fnord, experience the power of fnord
The Illuminati Trilogy | 9/28/2012 | Somewhat Vanity

Posted on 09/28/2012 12:54:46 PM PDT by Usagi_yo

Here is a snippet from one of the books from Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea's Illuminati trilogy ... courtesy of the ***ipedia

^ FNORD, excerpt from The Illuminatus! Trilogy by Robert Anton Wilson and Robert Shea. 'Suddenly I saw Hagbard's eyes burning into me and heard his voice: ``Your heart will remain calm. Your adrenalin gland will remain calm. Calm, all-over calm. You will not panic. you will look at the fnord and see it. You will not evade it or black it out. you will stay calm and face it. And further back, way back: my first-grade teacher writing FNORD on the blackboard, while a wheel with a spiral design turned and turned on his desk, turned and turned, and his voice droned on, IF YOU DON'T SEE THE FNORD IT CAN'T EAT YOU, DON'T SEE THE FNORD, DON'T SEE THE FNORD . . .'


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Conspiracy; Education; Society
KEYWORDS: conspiracy; fnord; polls; vanity
While simmering over the seemingly hopelessness that the MSM is pushing about the Romney campaign I suddenly remembered this word from the late 70's early 80's and resurgence in the early 1990's internet counterculture.

FNORD, say it. Think it, whenever you read or hear about another questionable poll or a dodgy interpretation of a Romney 'gaff' by the MSM.

You'll feel better as the smoke is blown away.

Send Drudge a note and ask him to make the word FNORD (with no attribute) the headline for the weekend.

1 posted on 09/28/2012 12:54:51 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

Fnord is a fork, when what you really need is a spoon.

Fnord makes an excellent desert topping.


2 posted on 09/28/2012 12:56:33 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

A fnord once bit my sister


3 posted on 09/28/2012 1:00:31 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: JRios1968

He’s pinin’ for the fnords!


4 posted on 09/28/2012 1:01:56 PM PDT by Oberon (Big Brutha Be Watchin'.)
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To: Usagi_yo

uh... ‘ten tons of flax’?


5 posted on 09/28/2012 1:02:19 PM PDT by HenryArmitage (it was not meant that we should voyage far.)
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To: JRios1968

Also also wik.


6 posted on 09/28/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by ConservativeChris (I feel like Marvin Boggs!)
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To: Usagi_yo

I did check the word out, after you wrote it in another post.


7 posted on 09/28/2012 1:03:23 PM PDT by Sir Napsalot (Pravda + Useful Idiots = CCCP; JournOList + Useful Idiots = DopeyChangey!)
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To: Usagi_yo

I read the works.... trippy


8 posted on 09/28/2012 1:06:06 PM PDT by NativeSon ( Grease the floor with Crisco when I dance the Disco)
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To: Sir Napsalot

Yes, that was my FNORD moment.


9 posted on 09/28/2012 1:07:00 PM PDT by Usagi_yo
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To: Usagi_yo

I HAVE SEEN THE FNORDS!


10 posted on 09/28/2012 1:07:29 PM PDT by Boogieman
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To: Usagi_yo; fnord

Talkin bout ya!


11 posted on 09/28/2012 1:08:11 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (I'd rather have a bottle in front of me, than a Barack 0b0tt0my!)
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To: JRios1968

A fnord can be used to find the final remainder of 3.1415.

By tying two Fnords together, you can fashion an improvised floatation device.


12 posted on 09/28/2012 1:13:59 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

Do not taunt Happy Fnord


13 posted on 09/28/2012 1:16:47 PM PDT by JRios1968 (I'm guttery and trashy, with a hint of lemon. - Laz)
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To: Boogieman

Which is ok, because the Fnords saw you too...

A Fnord, properly tuned, can allow you to see in the dark.


14 posted on 09/28/2012 1:24:32 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: JRios1968

By sprinkling ground Fnord on your cereal, you can lower your cholesterol.

Fnords over 212lbs may be subjet to International Arms Control treaties.

*I used to do this for days on Usenet. Then I got a life.


15 posted on 09/28/2012 1:26:51 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Dead Corpse

If I fnord, I blame it on the dog.

(Wait a minute... I don’t have a dog)


16 posted on 09/28/2012 1:34:48 PM PDT by Tuanedge (The Buffalo hates the Tiger, but the Tiger loves the Buffalo.)
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To: Tuanedge

Fnord is that tingle you get in your stomach when someone else bangs their funny bone.

Fnord was what Grocho Marx used to use to make his eyebrows look like that.


17 posted on 09/28/2012 1:39:37 PM PDT by Dead Corpse (I will not comply.)
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To: Usagi_yo

Is this part of the old Fnord vs. Chevy argument?


18 posted on 09/28/2012 1:42:34 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Usagi_yo

RAW had reached the point where he could no longer tolerate dogmatic beliefs, so advanced the cause of cynicism against those of all stripes who foster absolutes on us all.

From the conservative point of view, the bizarre dogmatism of the left is both intensive and extensive. It has long lost its attachment to reality, so tries to force a fantasy on everyone else. The end result is that the left has become something of a UFO suicide cult, a religion that wants to bring about the end of the world. Because “unicorns!”

Fortunately the right is not terribly afflicted with dogmatism, and it only exists in the right in snippets, small subsets that make the majority of the right roll their eyes.

The left however, not facing a dogmatic philosophy, tries to imagine one in the right. Some mythical enemy they can focus on instead of their own shortcomings. This is why they imagine grand conspiracies opposed to their more destructive agenda, instead of what it really is, sensible people telling the leftists that their ideas are stupid.

Yet when dogmatism does crop out on the right, it can be extremely dangerous. Perhaps our most dogmatic leader in recent years was W. Bush, who in short order turned America into a police state, fighting mythical enemies here, when they were almost exclusively on the other side of the world.

What he did will take decades to unravel, mostly because we can no longer afford paranoid delusions at home, at the same time we are still fighting a real enemy, over there.

We don’t need to monitor all Americans 24 hours a day to discover what brand of toilet paper they use, dutifully entered into vast electronic databases. Nor do we need to monitor everyone’s electronic communications, routes of travel, flow of money, etc. ad nauseum.

It achieves nothing and costs a bloody fortune. Which is why we desperately need cynicism to rescue us from such things. We desperately need people to be cynical about government. Cynical about career politicians and bureaucratic Mandarins. Cynical about the spew of the MSM and the lies of corrupt pollsters.

RAW didn’t particularly like W. Bush. He had a point. He likely would have disliked B.H. Obama as well. Different political spectra, but both deserving a lot more cynicism than they got.


19 posted on 09/28/2012 1:43:10 PM PDT by yefragetuwrabrumuy (DIY Bumper Sticker: "THREE TIMES,/ DEMOCRATS/ REJECTED GOD")
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To: Salamander

Ping....


20 posted on 09/28/2012 2:12:32 PM PDT by The SISU kid (I think they taste like Barbie dolls smell.)
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To: Disambiguator
no...

21 posted on 09/28/2012 3:04:05 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: The SISU kid; shibumi

The fnord that can be seen is not the true fnord.


22 posted on 09/28/2012 4:55:39 PM PDT by Salamander (Can't sleep, the clowns will eat me)
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To: Usagi_yo

Forget FNORD, the repubs need to grow a set of FNADS.


23 posted on 09/28/2012 5:00:07 PM PDT by Tijeras_Slim
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To: Salamander; The SISU kid
Sounds an awful lot like Frank Herbert's "Litany Against Fear" from Dune.



"Litany Against FNORD?"

24 posted on 09/28/2012 5:51:05 PM PDT by shibumi (Cover it with gas and set it on fire.)
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To: Usagi_yo

oh, the stories I could tell ...


25 posted on 09/29/2012 5:07:58 AM PDT by fnord (freedom is scary to some, especially other people's)
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