Skip to comments.See the fnord, experience the power of fnord
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 . . .'
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.
Fnord is a fork, when what you really need is a spoon.
Fnord makes an excellent desert topping.
A fnord once bit my sister
He’s pinin’ for the fnords!
uh... ‘ten tons of flax’?
Also also wik.
I did check the word out, after you wrote it in another post.
I read the works.... trippy
Yes, that was my FNORD moment.
I HAVE SEEN THE FNORDS!
Talkin bout ya!
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.
Do not taunt Happy Fnord
Which is ok, because the Fnords saw you too...
A Fnord, properly tuned, can allow you to see in the dark.
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.
If I fnord, I blame it on the dog.
(Wait a minute... I don’t have a dog)
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.
Is this part of the old Fnord vs. Chevy argument?
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.
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