Rev. Clay Animation -- R.I.P.

Date: Tue, 31 Mar 1998

Rev. Clay "Animation" Vause, of Kent, Ohio and the band Indian Rope Burn,
died last Thursday March 26.

I got this sad news from his pal, Rev. Mike Crooker:

"The e-mail you knew was coming...

"Clay passed away Thursday (March 26th) after his 18 month battle w/ cancer.

I'm leaving his e-mail account (mation666@aol.com) open, just in case he
wants to come back and delete the Spam he didn't get a chance to finish.

"Almost made it to X-Day ;)"

Clay was a Minister in our Church since the early 80s, and one of the main
maniacs of the Akron area clench. He sang with his band at almost every
SubGenius devival in the area. His death only means that he misses out on
the first (and lesser) of the two SubGenius Paradises, the Escape Vessels.
Rather, Clay broke right on through to the other side, probably bypassing
SubGenius Heaven entirely and going straight to the 1st of the godzillion
levels of SubGenius Hell... which is UNIMAGINABLE better than SubGenius
Heaven, itself UNIMAGINABLE better than all the other religions' Heavens.

Clay got a bum steer here on earth towards the end -- he had a truly awful
form of cancer -- but from all reports he was still heroically joshing and
joking with his visitors all the way up to the end. A Mighty man. A
COVENANT man.

******

Another obituary, this one REALLY belated:

REV. SVERRE KRISTENSON

>>From yr list of silly pics:
>"Rev. Sverre Kristensen, King of the Danes and GOD-POPE of ALL EUROPE"
>
>The above person (who also did quite a few drawings in Revelation X)
>died of blood cancer nov. 5th. I have a (serious) obituary that I can
>email you if you're interested in reading it. Look out for Sverre's 64
>page comic book "Bad Pills" soon out on Mike Hunt.
>
>ex-Rev. J.R. "Bob" Bruun
>janbruun@online.no

I never met nor even conversed with Sverre nor even emailed him nor even
hardly wrote back, for that matter, I don't even know if there WAS or IS a
Sverre, nor if "he's" male or female. But I do know that the Sverre entity
did some of the best SubGenius video editting, and cartooning, EVER, and if
this is all true, well, IT WOULD IN FACT JUST FIGURE!!

He did a kick-ass video recombination of all our videos ("SOMETHING NEW TO
DIE FOR"), which has been on our "SubGenius Interviews" videotape for
years. To tell the truth, that video STUNNED and "FLOORED" me.
Unfortunately, somebody STOLE my original VHS copy of Sverres's work, from
a devival. (I'll bet that the only remaining dupe-copy of it is mine, in
European PAL format. If anyone has access to higher-quality dubs of
Sverre's re-edits of SubGenius materials, in ANY format, I'd be glad to
simply KNOW of them for future reference.)

This sort of thing is why we HAD to just go ahead and declare WAR ON GOD.

--
Copyright 1998 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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In article <i.stang-ya02408000R3103981956210001@enews.newsguy.com>,
i.stang@subgenius.com says...
>
>
>Rev. Clay "Animation" Vause, of Kent, Ohio and the band Indian Rope Burn,
>died last Thursday March 26.

Now that's a real fucking bummer. Clay was a pretty nice guy, too.

>REV. SVERRE KRISTENSON

*snip*

>I never met nor even conversed with Sverre nor even emailed him nor even
>hardly wrote back, for that matter, I don't even know if there WAS or IS a
>Sverre, nor if "he's" male or female. But I do know that the Sverre entity
>did some of the best SubGenius video editting, and cartooning, EVER, and if
>this is all true, well, IT WOULD IN FACT JUST FIGURE!!

Sverre was very real, and I used to trade tapes with him. We even talked on the
phone a few times. A truly bizarre man, he was. I figured that as long as he
reigned as Pope of All Europe, we'd be able to eventually corner that market
before X-Day. That was before he, too, died of cancer.

SHIT. Who's next?!?

>This sort of thing is why we HAD to just go ahead and declare WAR ON GOD.

You should've started years ago, Stang.

P.Lil

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Rev. Ivan Stang wrote:

}
}"Almost made it to X-Day ;)"

"
ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL.

ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL.
ATTACK. KILL."

PraMation.

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Rev. Ivan Stang wrote:
>
> Rev. Clay "Animation" Vause, of Kent, Ohio and the band Indian Rope Burn,
> died last Thursday March 26.

Clay was a great fucking guy. The proof of this is that I can't say
anything bad about him, and I can say SOMETHING bad about 98% of the
people I've ever met. IRB kicked sonic ass at many of our Ohio devivals.

I'm good friends with many of the Akron-area Subs who've shared air (as
well as smoke) with Clay, and I know they must feel a huge Clay-shaped
hole in their lives right now.

You all have my condolences.
So long, Clay.

See you in Greenhelle.
--
Dr.K'taden Legume
Evangelist Gunslinger
Church of the SubGenius (Holocaustal)

Visit the Holocaustal Website at:
http://members.tripod.com/~DrLegume/index.html

The horseman lifteth up both the bright sword and the glittering spear:
and there is a multitude of slain, and a great number of carcases; and
there is none end of their corpses

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