My Parody Religion Is Better Than Your Parody Religion … or: How I Survived X-Day XI [2008]
Days Four and Five


OH SHIT!! WE MISSED THE END OF THE WORLD!!! Attending The Rupture is sort of the point of going to X-Day! And it happens at 7AM on 7/5/1998. (But when is 1998? Obviously our current calendars are wrong.) And we didn’t get up until past 9… DAMN! (more…)

My Parody Religion Is Better Than Your Parody Religion … or: How I Survived X-Day XI [2008]
Day Three

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EIEIEIEIEIEIEIEIE. This is the SubGenius salute! Remember it! (more…)

My Parody Religion Is Better Than Your Parody Religion … or: How I Survived X-Day XI [2008]
Day Two


As mentioned in day one … we went to bed the drunkest we have both been at once all year. Maybe all decade. And woke up at 4:30AM to save our stuff from the rain…. Then slept… Then: (more…)

My Parody Religion Is Better Than Your Parody Religion … or: How I Survived X-Day XI [2008]


I first heard about the Church Of The SubGenius on a national WWIV syndicated message board, on some BBS, way back in the late 1980s. The ridiculosity of it all intrigued me, as did the parody of organized religion. It is a parody religion, like Flying Spaghetti Monsterism, but superior in every way: Actual depth, substance, philosophy, and even truth. Superior art, superior video, superior radio shows, superior events. (Um, FSM doesn’t have any of these, does it? FSM is basically like parodying the Holy Bible with a knock knock joke or a single middle finger; CotS is like parodying the Holy Bible with a more ridiculous bible.)

Read the wikipedia page HERE; it explains things adequately). (more…)

It’s always a good times! Ian’s re-cap. Ian’s photos. Angel’s photos. Casey’s photos. Christian’s photos. Our photos. Vicky’s photos. Read on for my recount. Also, check out the journal everyone wrote in (PDF Warning). (more…)

blog-overlook-2-small.jpgWe had our 2nd annual Assateague Island beach camping trip earlier this month. Although I was recovering from illness and could not drink due to liver testing situation (since resolved fine), I still had a blast!

Pictures of this event are HERE.
Carolyn’s blog post about the trip. The longest and most thorough account: (her post is both about Bethany and Assateague).

Vicky’s blog post about the trip:

Angel’s blog post about the trip:


Vicky wrote a nice entry about Bethany Beach, where I spent Tuesday night, Wednesday, and Thursday morning, before heading on over to Assateague Island. Her friend Christina also wrote about the trip. I love her title: “My God, it’s full of Sawyers!” Best… Title… Ever… And finally, Carolyn, too, has written up the Bethany/Assateague experience.

I’m not going to bother writing anything myself. Procrastination pays off.

Here are the links:

Carolyn: http://carolyncasl.wordpress/bethany-beach-2006/

Vicky: http://tgaw.wordpress/bethany-beach/

Christina: http://cgeyer.blogspot/my-god-its-full-of-sawyers

Recently at Carolyn’s 30th Birthday party, a handful of us reminisced about the “We Have No Balls Story”.  A number of years ago, maybe even a decade ago, we were driving to Ocean City, Maryland when we passed a gas station with a marquee sign that proudly proclaimed:


“Wouldn’t it be funny if the S and the W fell off?” someone asked (I believe it was Jeremy Turner). (more…)


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Clint had to go to Atlanta for business. (more…)