1994. Revelation X - The "Bob"Apocryphon

When I started creating this "Books" website I announced its existence on Facebook & linked to its index & asked my Facebook friends to tell me if they knew of any books that weren't listed in which I might be mentioned. My friend Ben Opie then informed me that I had a passing mention in "Revelation X", a book I didn't have in my collection.

"Revelation X" was published in 1994 & I had schismed from the Church in 1987 & hadn't followed its activities much after that. In the interests of having every book that I know of in which I'm mentioned in my archive I bought a copy of "Revelation X" thinking that my only mention was a very small bit in a list near the beginning:

Once I got the book, which I haven't read yet (but which I'm confident will be as SUPRA-SubGenius as its predecessor(s)), I was delighted to discover that there's a slightly more substantial mention of me & my "Poop & Pee Dog Copyright Violation Ceremony" (1983) on page 173:

I'vee gotten more publicity mileage out of this one performance than almost everything else I've ever done. This is more than a little bit a self-fullfilling prophesy because when I was brainstorming with the Severn Institute & others about what to do as part of the 3rd SubGenius Convention that the Ceremony became a part of, it was discussed that we could deliberately create actions that if we were caught for would become hilariously distorted by the 'news'. It was our intention to manipulate the mass media's need for the sensational.

The 3 actions that were planned with this media coverage in mind were my Ceremony; a "Sunrise Sermonette" consisting of BalTimOre punk band "Fear of God" playing early morning generator powered gigs without permits at 3 spots around the city: a park, the side of the BalTimOre Museum of Art, & on the sidewalk across the street from Harborplace (the shopping mall); & a use of the Roland Park water tower as a place to project laser beams from to attract the X-ists.

The Ceremony, of course, I pulled off with the assistance of some friends; the Sunrise Sermonette happened in all 3 places; the use of the water tower didn't happen - maybe because we'd cut off the city locks & had them replace them too many times by then.

I was arrested during the Ceremony & it became international news. The story of all the ramifications of this is more than I want to go into here. The Sunrise Sermonette went largely unremarked.

Of the 72 books I've listed as of today (April 4, 2016), there're probably 11 that mention the Ceremony. Books like More News of the Weird only mention me because of the Ceremony. Of course, so many people know about it partially because of its mass media dissemination. While I think the "Poop & Pee Dog Copyright Violation Ceremony" was certainly one of the best actions I've ever performed, I list 44 from 1959-1989 here: http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/MereOutlineFavorites1.html , 49 FROM 1990-2009 here: http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/MereOutlineFavorites2.html , & 9 from 2010-present here: http://idioideo.pleintekst.nl/MereOutlineFavorites3.html that I think have also been exceptional. That's over 100 "Personal Favorites" out of a current total of at least 411 actions.

- April 4, 2016EV notes from tENTATIVELY, a cONVENIENCE

 

 

 

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