DEAR FRIENDS on alt.slack,
I get some email sometimes, and for 150 years I've been saving it up to
dump into your lap. Why I didn't just dump, I shan't say. Maybe I will.
All I know is, I've got nothing better to do than sit here, Modemac-like,
reformatting this email stuff and posting it to Y'ALL. FINALLY.
This one is of historical interest. Legare invented alt.slack. This is my
2nd letter back to him, which he never got. It kept bouncing back.
Thank you, and damn you, Matthew Legare, wherever you are.
Bounced, cannot deliver:
----- Unsent message follows -----
>>>Although Dr. Bill Wisner SENT the actual original alt.slack newgroup
message, I PROPOSED it on alt.config.
I BOW DOWN ON MY KNEES TO YOU WITH MY BUTT UPLIFTED AT YOURS IN (strictly
symbolic) SUPPLICATION!!! And yet, at the same time, I CURSE THE DAY YOU
WERE BORN, TO GIVE HIDEOUS BIRTH TO THIS THING WHICH IS ROBBING MY TIME!!
-- but I must say, it IS giving me Slack.
>>>knew i'd be famous for SOMETHING
Yeah, no kidding, when the KKK and the Nation of Islam BOTH show up at my
door to burn my house down, I'll just tell 'em it's YOUR FAULT!
No, on second thought, let's both just blame Dobbs. Praise Dobbs for him
being there to take the MAIN blame.
Man, what a "trip" this has been, discovering a whole new cavern in the
SubGenius abyss, that had been there for years, and actually, FOR ONCE,
learning its origins! Of course, now that the history is becoming clear,
we must proceed to muddy the waters by releasing ALMOST equally plausible
alternate histories and mythologies.
I would be curious as to what you think of alt.slack now, what kind of
changes and evolution you've seen (if you've even paid much attention to
it since them Old Days), etc... I've been told it's shifted gears
considerably in the last few months, since a bunch of us old-timer
SubGenius cosubfounders finally got up and running... I was sort of
horrified when I first gazed upon it, but that was partly because I didn't
understand what "crossposting" and "cascades" were. Well, you can imagine.
Thanks a million for enlightening me to this critical detail in the
history. You were like the spore that started the fungus growing. I'm sure
most of the Net users would like to KILL YOU if they knew. Well, fuck 'em
if they can't take a joke.
We hope to make you proud of continued HIGH CLASS OFFENSIVENESS that
befits a secret priesthood of this august nature. The Web with its
art-display capabilities is, of course, just what we've been waiting for
without knowing it.
Copyright 1995 by Rev. Ivan Stang / 1st Orthodox Stangian
MegaFisTemple Lodge of People's Covenant Church of the
Wrath of Dobbs Yeti, Resurrected / The SubGenius Foundation,Inc.
PO Box 140306 Dallas TX 75214 / Fax 214-320-1561 / PRABOB
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