The I'll Scratch Your Back If You Scratch Mine Department
We here at HyperDiscordia are always surfing around the 'net, as They say,
in search of links pointing back at our site in an orgy of ego-massagism
and bolsterism. We were amused to discover the many places pointing at us,
the categories under which HyperDiscordia was placed, and the occasional
Never ones to collect data to no purpose, we have hereby collected all the
sites we can find what have pointers to HyperDiscordia. These sites were
carefully gleaned from many long hours of communation with our pineal gland
and many more minutes making use of the various robot indexes of the World
Wide Web. (You will also be amused -- or else.)
For the sake of completeness -- and because we feel slightly guilty for
using their resources without some kind of attribution -- here's a list of
the Web searching whaddyacalls to which we've submitted HyperDiscordia's URL
and which we used to find the sites that point back at us.
(We've also noticed, much to our chagrin, that the number of sites we get
back from the Web robots increases almost daily. This means we'll never
get everyone. That's too bad, because if there's anything we like, it's
a Complete Set. Of whatever, it doesn't matter, as long as it's complete.)
Most importantly, the aliens at
Submit It! are cool,
because they allowed us to find and submit ourselves to all these links
without actually having to expend effort. And when you're under the influence
of your pineal gland, believe me, effort is not what you're good at.
One of the odder places we've been to is Roger's Discoridan Art Gallery, which doesn't strictly
link back to us, though he's stolen a lot of artwork from us. Why our work
should be grouped with Discoridans, we don't know, but there you are. Roger
is typical of the kind of strange typos one finds on the Web.
Pablo here has us listed under the heading, ``And you thought I was
Bizarre?'' (Yes, Pablo, we did, but now we know better.) He pontificates
further: ``Here is the seamy, the odd, the strange underbelly of the net,
along with some stuff I threw in because I was not sure where else to stick
it.'' We can only hope that HyperDiscordia falls under stuff he didn't know
where to stick, though if he'd just called us, we could have told him. He does
laud us specifically, though, with the phrase, ``Go anarchy!!'' Anarchists?
In keeping with the anarchy theme,
Rob van Son
has us listed under ``Anarchy on the Web''.
Billy Rock does,
too, as does the intriguingly named
If this keeps up, we're going to feel misunderstood. Bernardo Vasquez, a REAL Dominican-American, is a little closer when he classifies us under ``Mischief Ethics''.
Gary Thompson II, U High keeps
things in some sort of perspective by calling us ``Hacker/Techno frobnitz.''
Too bad a quick look through the
turned up nothing on the term
``frobnitz,'' so you're not authorized for that information.
In another incredible leap of context, HyperDiscordia is listed as a
``Mystical'' or ``Occult'' site by no fewer than one bazillion sites. There's
relation to Batman, we hope), for example, who
says that he has an ``extensive collection of Mystical and Occult related Web
Pages'', thereby killing two stones with one bird.
Jonathan ``I'll take an H, an F, and an N, Pat'' Kaufman has us listed
in his Occult List, and
Isis Unveiled -- truly an
Unusual or Deep Site of the
Day (at least on July 12, 1995) -- puts us with other Notable Illuminaries
under the heading ``The Illuminated Internet''. Similarly,
HyperDiscordia on his ``Pagan pages around the world'' page. Adding insult
to injury, Aunt Bunny
considers us part of ``Pagan, Occult, New Age''.
And David has us under
``Magic, Religion, and Spirituality''. As if this weren't enough, we found
that we're listed on New Age
Web Works. And, totally trying to discredit us,
Tezcat Communications has
lined us up with ``Law, Politics, Religion and Social Theory.'' This user
says blech. But succeeding in truly burying any hope we had for credibility
was left for John
``Llew'' Onorato, who lists us as a ``Wiccan Resource.'' We'd rather
be pelted with love beads until we say ``Groovy.'' (Don't try it.) Swinging
the pendulum in the other direction,
Thor J. Thomas outlaws us
with his ``Heretical Links''. Burn, baby, burn.
Andy Ferrell thinks
we're ``Magick.'' Actually, we're Mahjick, which is, of course, cooler than
magic, Magic, and far cooler than Magick.
More appropriately, perhaps, are the even more than one bazillion sites that
thoughtfully group HyperDiscordia under the rubrics ``weird,'' ``strange,''
``odd,'' ``bizarre,'' ``tasteful,'' and the cryptic ``misc.'' The full
catalog of these nice names we've been called is:
- Weird Stuff
Bazaar of the Bizarre (where David posits, ``Religion for the 90's? You
make the call...'')
AND HYPERLINKS (Our very own people call us ``MISCELLANEOUS'', do you
Weird and Counter-Cultural Stuff (Not only weird, but counter-cultural as
well! We sure do get around. Contrast this with later entries, where we are
categorized as ``Internet Culture'' -- we're actually a culture based on being
counter-cultural! What could be better?)
Jamie puts us under ``Silliness,'' after generally disclaiming, ``If you
click around in here long enough, you're bound to find something that upsets
you, including, but not limited to, foul language and decomposing bodies.''
Perhaps we've been doing something wrong, as we have very little of either.
Better Living Through Insanity OR How to Be Wierd 101 further subtitles us
as ``Another site devoted to Erisian sacraments/rituals/sacrifices''. We
missed our sacrificial pages, but maybe we should add some in -- maybe in
conjunction with the decomposing bodies. (P.S.: We don't know what ``wierd''
is, but we're content to be it.)
Some of the coolest stuff to come out of
the minds of the strangest people
(FNORD) (We couldn't agree more.)
- No less a philosopher than
has us on his ``Hotlist of Peripheral Items culled from Web Journeys'' under
the all-inclusive heading ``FRINGE, WEIRD, PARANORMAL, FORTEAN'' saying, in
addition, that we are ``a homepage for SubGenii, Discordians, Zenarchists,
Otisians, Illuminati, etc.'' We're particularly worried about that ``etc.''
(whatever that is) notes, ``Some of the stuff you might find goes beyond
eccentric, through bizzare and out the other side'' and then says,
``Hyperdiscordia advertise Confusion for a new Generation, and we won't
disagree.'' And if they don't, why should we?
- Susan belittles
us while at the same time elevating us by calling HyperDiscordia a ``silly bit
of fun about `Discordianism' ''.
- c00kie says, ``Is the internet
confusing you? Click here and here for sites that don't make any sense.'' We,
of course, are one of the heres.
- Paul goes one further, calling Hyperdiscordia ``evidence that hypertext is
more confusing that you are.'' It isn't.
- The Respected EFF Dude
puts us on the ``Bleeding Edge'' with ``Fringe culture, weird science,
underground scene, cyberian diversions'' and finally lumps us as ``Alternative
Culture''. Alternative to what? We're not alternative, we're counter, as in
- The F.N.O.R.D.
Express collects us under the heading, ``The Truly Odd''. Better than
being falsely odd, I suppose.
- The Illuminati Online
kindly list us under their ``Arts and Culture'' heading. If this keeps up,
we'll get a bad reputation.
- Robert ``Fabuley'' Armstrong simply lists us under ``Random.''
- Fred -- the guy with the little homepage -- cautions us with, `` 'Nuff Said Aye?'' Never.
- Fringeware's staff apparently considers us soul-mates, and lists us under ``FRINGES R US!'' Well,
actually, FRINGES R THEM, and you can tell them we said so.
- Erik lists us under the punctuationally overloaded heading ``???''.
- Mimi and JB opine parenthetically, ``(it's in Miscellaneous because we're not sure what it really is...maybe we should have a category called Bizarre)''.
- Ritchie lumps us under ``The Bulk of It,'' which sounds uncomfortable.
- The Truly Unusual and/or Silly
- Random Surf Fodder
- Funky Stuff
- Strange and Unusual
- The Dark Side of the Net (Luke, I'm your father, come to the dark side of the net, you hoser.)
- Humorous Reading
- Surrealism, Stupidity, and the Fine Line Between -- which are we?
- Weird Stuff
- Random Silliness
Still others have classified us as a religion or a philosophy. We find this
most comforting, since no one else takes us seriously. The most wordy of
these people is Jon
Lasser (another Searcher For the H), who writes, ``Some of the most
fascinating interpretations of reality are the province of what are often
termed `Joke religions' I tend to believe that they are more likely `Joke'
Religions, being that there are many truths disguised as humor lurking within
these religions.'' Despite his lack of punctuation, he goes on to list
HyperDiscordia among ``Tomorrow's Traditions Today.'' Also, the surely
subversive group Compact
for Responsive Electronic Writing considers us part of ``Myths & Theos''.
And as long as that kid Theo from The Cosby Show isn't there too, we're
happy. woj says
succintly and lowercasedly, ``amen!'' And so do we.
ClearCom lists HyperDiscordia
under ``Philosophy,'' just above Objectivism. Can someone please define the term ``objectivism''?
And, furthering our credibility, the official-sounding Information Center for the Environment puts us in their ``Humanities'' list. Mayhap we should branch out into
other fields -- ``Orangutanities'' or somesuch.
The Great and Ballyhooed Yahoo even has HyperDiscordia listed; originally,
they had tossed us into the unsavory salad of
``Society and Culture:Cyberculture:Religions''. (On the day that we truly
become ``Cyberculture,'' please shoot us each twice in the head.) Since this
page went up, however, they've moved us under
``Society and Culture:Religion:Humor:Discordian''. It's nice to know they're
referring to our masterpiece of original thought, writes, ``I think it's a
tongue-in-cheek religion/conspiracy theory or something.'' We love you, too.
Rod is certain to get
us in trouble by calling us names, specifically ``Non-Christian loonies and
crackpots!'' on his Fighting the Religious Right Page. If anyone in jackboots
knocks on our doors, we'll know who to refer them to.
Gordon also places us under
``Religion & Philosophy'', but what does he know?
Loren Stafford cruelly
classifies us under ``Extropy,'' and comments, ``Wonder what this is all
about.'' We've taken your command literally, my dear, and now we're stuck.
Kevin Cole lists us under
``Mysticism''. And we were enlightened.
A number of places put us in cahoots with books, magazines, publications, and
other spawn of Satan:
- rST Zines
- Kashka (By the way, in case any of you are tempted to try and download her ``famous gif with the flower'', I had a devil of a time doing it thanks to her slow server. It's hardly worth it, as she is
neither nude nor posing with a llama, but in the interests of assuaging your curiosity, I have put that gif here.)
- Apparently mistaking us for a hefty book of naughty pictures, blasky puts us on his Coffee Table.
Some people just list us as fun or interesting or cool, but then this is from a
culture that uses ``fun'' for food -- as in ``Fun new shapes in Chef
Boyardee's X-Men Spaghetti-O's!'' -- ``interesting'' in Laugh-In,
and ``cool'' in regards to chewing gum, so take it with a molecule of NaCl.
These people or disorganizations, in a
particular order of which you will not be appraised, are:
- World Power Systems (the Punk as Fuck
- Doug, the one with the hat on
- This person
- Ryan of the
- The Back Page
To keep things interesting, a few pages list HyperDiscordia with no heading,
no preamble, no nothing (except for some, who add the redundant and reiterative
And a couple of pages miss the point entirely. Or, perhaps, they get the
point more fully than was expected. For example,
the Illuminati of
the Grand Recursive Order of the Knights of the Lambda Calculus place
HyperDiscordia under ``Other Conspiracies,'' apparently unaware that we are the
only conspiracy; this person
lists us as being part of ``Internet culture'' -- just when we'd gotten used to
being counter-culture, too; the
people at Stone Worship Design list us under ``Sublimation of the Ego,''
subcategory ``Modern (?) Systems'', and so does
Mobo, who seems to have simply
scammed his hotlist from SWD; and for some reason, both
(odd name) and
the Global Commerce Link think we're a ``cyber-village.'' Confusing to us,
though, is Hank, who
lists us under the heading ``MedGothic.'' This sounds like it might be the
gag line partickle
paired with the straight line partickle, ``What do you get
if you cross ER with Dark Shadows (besides tired of
television)?'' And Sean mixes us up with ``Astrology, Higher Self, etc.'' There's that
worrisome etc contingent again.
And, out of all of these, only Will is straightforward enough to list us under ``What's New,''
further noting that our ``What's REALLY New?'' dates are given in the
The best part about collecting these sites, though, was reading all the little
reviews. We'll be sure to use them on our upcoming book's jacket.
One of the all-around best links in the whole wide
world. If you're one of my many friends who still looks at
me oddly, check this link out and learn why.
--Shig the Unmentionable, TBA
That ever-growing fungal organ of Erisianism.
--Cosma Rohilla Shalizi
Pretty self explanatory.
--Jai and Morgana
``Hyperdiscordianism'' pushes you toward an even
more meaningful understanding of the Eris. You'll laugh,
you'll cry, and when you die... the battle for your soul
Start learning about the Sacred Chao. There is much
truth hidden between the lies of Malclypse the Younger.
Or Go For the Straight-Out Book of Lies in HyperDiscordia,
Confusion for a New Generation.
These are stranger places to hang out....
Straight from New Joysey, it's the grand new funk at
HyperDiscordia, Confusion for a New Generation.
u can pop off to HYPERdiscordia, which is truly
one of the BEST drugs out there. ;>
And here are some neat-o ass conspiracy pages....
[HyperDiscordia] is one of the best Discordian Sites
My Top Ten WWW Pages.... All Hail Eris! HyperDiscordia!
--Steven R. Staton
I am a proud Discordian, which means I worship Eris,
the Goddess of Chaos. Well, maybe I don't worship,
necessarily, but I am a Keeper of the Sacred Chao (thus
the initials KSC after my name) and I do abstain from
eating hot dog buns.
--The Honorable Dr. Bruce ``Kaffy'' Zambini,
If you don't see the fnord it can't hurt you.
If you are looking for peace and relaxation don't
get off your surfboard here.
[I'm] a discordian, or would be if I wasn't an
--Robert ``Grendel'' Reay
I've just discovered HyperDiscordia...is the
neatest of all neat stuff. Everyone with Web access
should check it out.
--Ian Paul Foot
Don't think we can compete with the cable companies?
Well check out this delightful array of programming
entertainment.... HyperDiscordia -- for those who like
--The Gnu Cabal
God is a crazy woman.... and she's got lots of
The baddest and saddest of the Web, selected
occasionally by random members of the Computing Science Dept.
--The Department of Computing Science
at the University of Aberdeen
Nothing more can be said about this. Visit
and be enlightened -- if you dare.
--UWI's Web's Edge
Nothing more can be said about this. Visit
and be enlightened -- if you dare.
--Geko Internet Services
[I'm detecting a pattern. -- Icky]
Nothing more can be said about this.
Don't ask questions, just click here.
There's an anti-Slack movement starting up at
Principia Discordia, Principia Cybernetica, and
here's HyperDiscordia and Generality.
A nice laugh or five.
Hyperlinked sister of Illuminati online, maybe
Steve Jackson runs the world.
And now for something completely different....
--The people at Imagesmith
Hyperdiscordia is chaos on the net.
--Christopher D. Moore
The Discordian Bible for all those lovers of
chaos and humour. Not to be missed if you wish to
understand the internet in-jokes.
Wierdness, oh no!
[There it is again. Well, while we can't explain what it is, we heartily agree
to be wierd. -- Icky]
If you know who Eris is, and/or what the Illuminati
is, you might want to check out HyperDiscordia and
Illuminati Online. They are both REALLY cool and
have a lot of cool information for the newbie
Discordian. Anyone who's seen them before will
likely say the same thing. Also, between the two of
them, they have lots of links to other cool
Discordian web sites.
[A] wacky yet serious yet stupid yet brilliant
[A] hypertext mishmash of Discordianism and suchlike.
--Pope Max Flax Beeblewax
HyperDiscordianism is even more insidious than the
HyperDiscordia is based on the premise that there
are only two types of people in life: those who
get it and those who don't. Duh! Here you'll find
wonderfully twisted intellects sacrificing themselves
on the altar of gibberish. Or something like that.
Watch your brain explode in the realm of HyperDiscordia.
This place is just a mess. Hail Eris!
Hail Eris! Try learning about the Discordians.
--Richelle K. Mead
The Episkopos Aloysius Thudthwacker has
assembled a groovy little netplace called
Hyperdiscordia, which was my first exposure
to Discordianism (don't worry -- he was gentle).
Hyperdiscordia has some Principia stuff, but
a lot of it is original -- which is exactly
how it should be.
[Ah, there's nothing like a virgin brain. -- Icky]
Described as probably the most unhinged site on
[There we go, being wierd again. -- Icky]
Discordian resources and various other tidbits.
A sort of mish-mash of Discordian stuff.
Possibly the most circular page on the web.
Finaly [sic], after gaining much wisdom, you
may grok the Deoxyribonucleic Hyperdimension
and the plane of HyperDiscordia.
The Episkopos Aloysius Thudthwacker seems
like an amusing kind o' guy... And one of
his colleagues has written a pretty good
summary of just what Discordianism is, not
to mention a quite monstrous Map of HyperDiscordia.
--The Rt. Rev. Wor. Dr. Y Foo
It's called HYPERDISCORDIA, it's incredible,
and it has to be seen to be (dis)believed...
Q: How do you get a Discordian to click
Disclaimer: Only Discordians can understand
the above joke.
Satire with a razor edge.
The HyperDiscordia, Confusion for a New
Generation Web page has the distinct pleasure
of being able to impart confusion to more
than just the `new generation.' Contained
within, you may praise Eris, who may have
been a Greek Goddess, or view pictures of her,
one of more moral fiber than the other. An
essay called `Keeper of Truth,' is about
enlightenment brought on by Eris when the
author was contemplating a wooden block. A
number of other irreverent essays are also
here for your viewing pleasure.
--Magellan, McKinley's Internet Directory
True HTML strangeness! Try clicking on the
links as quickly as possible.
--The Marquis De Iowa
Subtitled ``Confusion for a New Generation,''
HyperDiscordia is a chronicle of Discordianism,
which can be very loosely described as a
religion of silly chaos. Much of the material
springs from Principia Discordia, the Discordians
``bible,'' so to speak, and the fevered ramblings
of Pope Icky Fundament. People familiar with the
Church of the SubGenius will feel the same loose
religious mockery, but with more intelligence and
notably less shouting. Of course, any true
Discordian would most likely find this whole
description insulting, so you'll have to wend
your way through this chaotically-organized site
to see for yourself.
[Finally I get the credit I deserve! Nonetheless, I find this
whole description insulting. -- Icky]
Done reading the Principia? Swell! Now check out this page
and see just how dangerous that book can be in the hands
of people who know HTML and have a lot of time on their hands.
--Pope Marv Pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis, JKSC
And we've even gotten a few short foreign language reviews, which we feel
very proud to have gotten:
Lapidum Astrum et Aurum.
--Mark Domenic Amadeo Tripp Pesce
Moje magiczne linki na Internecie.
So, was the trip worth it? You tell me.