virus: calendar

Eric Boyd (
Sun, 28 Feb 1999 09:31:23 -0500


From: Dave Pape <>
>Hello everyone. Been lurking for a bit, was away for ages.
>Back now, sniffing around the edge of the campsite, assessing
>the body-smells and the levels of tribal seniority. As usual,
>can't make head nor fkn tail of either.

Welcome back. I don't think I've ever seen you post here, although I have seen you praised here... which means I must have joined shortly after you left. As to seniority... I'm not sure there is a pecking order, other than the trivial "level 3" versus "level 2" pecking order, where level 2 pecks on level 3 and then gets confused by the response...

Unfortunatly, the level 3 membership ranks have swelled to at least three (Brodie, Reed and Tim), making all communication rather "flowery" around here. And of course, as usual, by the time you cut the crap away, you're generally so annoyed with the message than any real content it might of had gets intrepreted in the most unfriendly way...

>The Church should set a sort of religious calendar. calendars
>are a kind of early form of meme-transmission aid, aren't they?
>Big cultural feedback loop, each event cues recall of the next,
>until new year's eve cues recall of new years' day and round
>you go again. the Festival of the Argument About the Three
>Levels (La fiesta de los disputaciones de las tres planas) could
>be a kind of springy equinox event.

A calender is a great idea! I believe we already are supposed to have some kind of winter solstice at Dec 21 (celebrating the returning of the light, in true Luciferian fashion), and it wouldn't be hard to come up with a few more events: when is the snake handlers retreat? When (day of year) did Darwin publish the first edition of Origin? When was the very first use of a printing press? When was The Selfish Gene first published? Can we come up with events for the other equinox's? Another good mailing list event would be the "Eternal Faith Wars" Day of High List Volume, which we could place on the *longest* day of the year...

Oh... we could have a day of mourning on the day that the Library in Alexandria was burned. (do historians even know the exact day?)

I like the idea.