Thursday, January 29, 2009

The Church Of The Sub-Genius

The Church of the Sub-Genius is a mutant offshoot of Discordianism launched in 1981 as a spoof of fundamentalist Christianity led by the 'Reverend' Ivan Stang, a brilliant satirist with a gift for promotion. Popular among hackers as a rich source of bizarre imagery and references such as "Bob Dobbs" the divine drilling-equipment salesman, the Benevolent Space Xists, and the Stark Fist of Removal. Much Sub-Genius theory is concerned with the acquisition of the mystical substance or quality of 'slack'.

The essence of 'slack' it a state of laziness, the absence of work or thought. Or, as it has been described, to be a divine state of infinite mental inactivity, right up there with hibernation, or the concept of nirvana. In the church of the sub-geniustrue 'slack' is the ultimate goal and surpasses any pleasure of the flesh or mind. "Praise Bob!"


  1. I try to aim for this state of zombie like slaker-dom every day. Of course one must disguise it while at work with the look of dilligence and determination.

  2. This one is old but still, it is the best I have seen.

  3. Funny as heck, Me-Me. You have a gift for finding the weird and outrageous. I've been a loyal member of Ivan's Church of the Sub-Genius for most of my life and Bob Dobbs hasn't let me down yet. Heh heh.

    SLACK IS THE ULTIMATE GOAL of every Bob-lovin' member. Amen and pass me the nirvana.

    Back in the mid 90's, actually, when I was doing the underground newspaper version of my blog, I would corresponded with Ivan Stang and his many minions. He had an underground newspaper, too. We would trade our publications with each other. He was/is very cool and very funny. He's the source when I write the term "normals" in my posts or comments.

    Anyway, we lost touch when I moved and stopped doing the underground newspaper thing.

  4. Actually that is exactly what Jesus preached, but nobody talks about that part of his teachings.
    Funny guy this Bob!

  5. Wow. I have been a part of this organization for years and did not even realize it. It is awesome to know that there are more people out there like me.
    Praise Bob for sure.

  6. Totally weird, bizarre, disgusting and I'm laughing my face off!!!! LOLOLOL!!! :) :)

    Actually, There's more truth in this than one might at first realize!!! That's what makes it so funny for me.

    You really know how to pick them.
    Thanks girl!! :)


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