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Join my Movement!!!!!! March 29, 2005 3:24 AM

 Who will join my movement?

MANIFESTO OF THE LUNACISTS

“Let us write," I said. “At last, let us write! Look there from fortune’s pen: the first true testimonial. We are about to witness the renaissance of expression.”

Comrades! We declare to you that no more shall we be manacled in reverence for the past.  We are nauseated by the despicable sloth that, ever since the founding of Care2, has had those who would pen a testimonial forever enslaved in foolish endeavor to mimic the glories of testimonial classicism.  

Oh, how the spring of inspirational vigour has stagnated in the weary pedantry of formalism! A thousand standard forms, all singing odes to how wonderful a person this soul might be, full of fun and giggles and generosity. To reverence these forms is to distill our creativity into an ashen vase. To the disciples of other art-forms, testimonialism is still a land of the dead: a vast Atlantisi still casting up enticements of its putrefaction for the pleasures of the carrion-birds. And how those birds feed! How they poison the soul of the testimonial with the venom of their pomposity!

Ahh, but testimonial writing is being reborn, and in the shadow of its resurgence, we are riding forth, cresting a wave of fire, and we light the stars in our wake. We endow Care2 with a new magnetism, and we make of the testimonial a doorway, where once it was a mere moss-strangled relic. All you champions of description – we defy you! We cast down all your cosy portraits, and in its place, we raise the banners of the bizarre, the surreal, and the downright ridiculous!

Yes, we are replenishing the well of the absurd from very bones of sanity’s fallen edifice….

We state our purpose thusly:

 1. To deny the lure of reciprocal aggrandizement which has for so long tethered the wings of the testimonial to the lead weights of egoism

2. To distort and smash the mirrors through which the testimonial reflects the essence of its bearer

3. To exalt every form of originality, even if foolhardy, even if profoundly stupid

4. To bear bravely and proudly the smear of "madness" with which they try to gag all innovators

5. To regard all testimonial critics as useless and dangerous

6. To rebel against the tyranny of logic and common sense

7.  To sweep from the field of testimonial creativity every monument of themes exploited to vacuity.

8. To render and magnify the glamour of impulsive pointlessness….

 

Look at us, my friends! We are untired: our testimonial pens are unexhausted, for they are fed by the implaccable flame of insanity. We stand so high upon the very pinnacle of lunacy that we can wrap a string around the moon and make of it our yo-yo. We are free, we are brave, and we say the word ‘mongoose’ for no reason at all!

Join us!!!!

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 March 29, 2005 3:27 AM

Yes, yes. I have gone completely mad, but.... so could you!!!!

Lunacism will prove itself as a valid testimonial movement - just wait and see!!!!

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 March 29, 2005 3:30 AM

...errrr.....yeah.....what he said......

Psychologist  [ send green star]

 
 March 29, 2005 3:38 AM

Ahhhhhh, but see point 4: I bear proudly the smear of madness with which all innovators a threatened to be gagged.

I may not be appreciated during my lifetime, but the lunacist movement will be remembered, just you wait and see...

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Sure, I'm signing March 29, 2005 5:06 AM

We may be lunatic, but at least we're in good company  [ send green star]
 
Hmmmm ... I'm one with #3 and #6 ... March 29, 2005 5:14 AM

I'm IN! 

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anonymous Um...hey Al??? March 29, 2005 10:20 AM

Is this thing too long to have on our main page???  'Cause it belongs there. 

Sign me up!!!    (as Mona, please...I don't want anyone to know my real identity...)

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 March 29, 2005 11:35 AM

Yay, the movement is acquiring followers already.

Hmmmm....I think maybe the manifesto is maybe too long for the main page. But no matter, for Lunacism is a subversive, avant-garde testimonial movement, is it not?

Time is short at present, but I feel the first lunacist testimonials will shortly be coming forth....

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if its about wackyness, im in March 29, 2005 11:47 AM

dont take my word for it, go ahead ask Anniina...  [ send green star]
 
 March 29, 2005 12:21 PM

I love it Siannon*hearsmile*...every syllable of it. I'm particularly fond of the "profoundly stupid" part. The madness stuff is great too. Consider me signed. Whee.  [ send green star]
 
 March 31, 2005 10:54 AM

signed

Amber Rae

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anonymous  April 09, 2005 10:32 PM

My movement is better.

You put your right leg out and wiggle your toes, then slap your arse and stick out your tongue simultaneously, followed by a face-wrenching grimace and a flick of the left arm upwards, and completed with a the delicate leap of a doe. You can squeak also if you wish.

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Hey..nice try... April 10, 2005 3:17 AM

...but it's not always about competition.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  April 10, 2005 10:38 PM

Geeeeeees, Marty, I wasn't competing. I was just making an accurate observation. *sniffs haughtily*  [report anonymous abuse]
 
Oh yes! April 11, 2005 12:43 AM

I have always wanted to take part in a movement of lunacy, to count myself in the number of crazies; to turn on the angry torch-bearers with a look of shear madness in my eyes, vowing that, though they may lock me in that dark dungeon of normalcy, they will never chain my lunatic soul ahahahahahahahahahahahah

...oh %#&!*%, was I rambling again? The doctors promised that would stop with this new medication....

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Julie.... April 11, 2005 7:12 AM

...you've got it. By George I think you've got it!!!

Celly...what on Earth makes you think this group has anything to do with accurate observation?
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 April 29, 2005 1:11 PM

Count me in Siannon.  [ send green star]
 
*MEOOOOOOOOW* May 25, 2005 3:41 PM

I knew there was something fishy going on at Care2!!!

Would love to say " I'm in", but that's actually what my husband.... ummm...wrong group....

Am I "in" ?

What do I do?

Does it just happen?

Does it tickle? ( I am sooooooooooo tickilish)


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anonymous  May 25, 2005 8:08 PM

I couldn't read it all - it was too long. If you come up with a condensed version, let me know.  [report anonymous abuse]
 
LONG... May 25, 2005 10:51 PM

but

THOUGHTFUL: and twistfully tip-toeing across the stomped-on truth!?!

um, i'm stoned...

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Man! May 25, 2005 11:53 PM

Are they still doing that to woman???

Where do you live, the Middle East?


"um, i'm stoned..."



It's been 25 years since I myself was stoned. Maybe thats what I need for inspiration?? I so stink at writing....
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 May 26, 2005 2:34 AM

That was the condensed version

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Jeffrey... May 26, 2005 2:50 AM

How about if we get it translated into Latin? Will you read it then?  [ send green star]
 
anonymous  May 26, 2005 2:04 PM

Trust me...Jeffy's in...he just doesn't know it yet.  [report anonymous abuse]
 
Alrighty then, nicely. May 26, 2005 3:33 PM


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Greetings... June 09, 2005 8:19 PM

I find myself oddly intrigued...I have been mesmerized by the rotating testy Martti laid on me...spinning purple shining things seem to do that to me and glitter I can't even say enough about glitterI swear things just haven't been the same since that last trip....Oh, crap...  [ send green star]
 
Ohh Magick.... June 10, 2005 2:53 AM

I may contain:Beef,Pork,mechanically seperated Turkey,Water,Corn Syrup,Salt,Potassium Lactate,Partially Hydrolized Beef Stock,Sodium Phosphates,,Sodium Diacetate,Asorbic Acid,Sodium Nitrate,and extracts of Paprika.But I'd love it if you'd hold me against you.

TY 4 the TESTY.
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 June 10, 2005 8:11 AM

Oh woe is I! Onan never speaks ingredients to me. But, I do acknowledge Magick's superior bespelling power, her glamor, her bewitchery, her... well, her everything... But, even a woman such as I longs for sweet endearments as ... as ... as ... What were we talking about again? OOOH, oh, yes, yes, I am in.

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 June 10, 2005 8:14 AM

Signed,

Caedwyn Dylan-Bastet

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 June 10, 2005 8:15 AM

I think we should all get testies to attest to the fact that we have joined the movement

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 June 10, 2005 8:19 AM

I am but a Testy novice... much praise to the brave souls that have pioneered the art of the Testy...OHHHmmmmmm  [ send green star]
 
 July 14, 2005 11:58 AM

So teach me somethin already! I've been waitin, Siannan!  [ send green star]
 
 July 14, 2005 12:05 PM

Oh, but the movement is already well underway, and gathering momentum. Since the manifesto was published, we have seen testies become pictorial, then animated, and now the phoneomena of testy-pimping and commercial testies....

Testies are already shattering the bonds of classicism

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 November 01, 2005 5:46 PM

Goddess Blessings, I am a very crazed, lunacy ridden, old haggy crone of a witch, who has primo medications and papers to prove both. (hehehehehehe)  Not only do I have the above stated, I also have a cupboard full of toads (or should I say, a cupboard full of those who did not take heed).  I came in a bit late, but can I join the wackiness?????  Your sister in Love -donna

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 November 01, 2005 5:48 PM

Oh, I forgot to add, by the time you get to my age, when you discuss joining "movements" sometimes that takes on different meanings (you know, lack of fiber in your diet!).  I am assuming we are not talking about that in this company!

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anonymous  November 01, 2005 6:10 PM

You mean like a bowel movement?  [report anonymous abuse]
 
anonymous Donna November 08, 2005 11:19 AM

You can talk about anything you wish here in Testy-land!!

*hmm8 We've had tit-testies...whynot sh!t-testies?

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LAWDAMIGHTY. November 08, 2005 3:11 PM

We don't necesarily hafta go down that path, do we?  [ send green star]
 
 November 09, 2005 5:30 AM

I'm IN!  (except for the sh!t testies, that is...)

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 November 10, 2005 11:17 PM

I swear one of these days I am going to have to use Depends when I come here to read these threads. ROTFLMAO!


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TMA... November 13, 2005 7:48 PM

...the group that cures constipation...perhaps too well.  [ send green star]
 
anonymous Hey Al? November 14, 2005 8:04 AM

Could I get that last statement in a testy please???  [report anonymous abuse]
 
As you wished, fair MONA... November 14, 2005 9:32 AM

...sorry it's not money.


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 June 30, 2006 7:54 AM

Insanity  [ send green star]
 
Hey, Sandy! June 30, 2006 8:45 AM

Good one!  And so true!  Err ... I mean in my case, anyway ...

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S'got June 30, 2006 9:57 AM

it's ups and downs IMHO.  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 1:54 PM

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 July 01, 2006 1:58 PM

brstare.gif                     cattoilet.gif  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 3:52 PM

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 July 01, 2006 3:55 PM

Let's hear it for "POWER TORQUING!!"

 

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Sandy... July 01, 2006 5:20 PM

...those are way cool. Any of 'em available for TESTIES?  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 5:39 PM

 erudition? uttered from mouths sanguine? in c2? a smattering of anarchy in our midst? by Jove! I may have a go at that! lead on ye of intrepid garulousness and let the annointments commence!  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 5:46 PM

Hold yer polo ponies Artie. There'll be no annointing until after the lecture, slide show and collection plate.    [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 6:56 PM

Martii, still carrying that Papist attitude after all these years?  [ send green star]
 
I plead nolo, July 01, 2006 7:48 PM

Vicar. But you'll be getting no papist smears from me.  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 7:53 PM

Papist smears?

  I think Wifey gets one of those once a year,,,

  Apparently it's good for a females constitution..

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 July 01, 2006 10:34 PM

I believe women have strived for a Constitutional Amendment to have governorship over papal smears for quite some time, eh? but the gynos are mostly men and don't want to relinquish the golden goose to usurpement.  [ send green star]
 
 July 01, 2006 10:49 PM

and then the Catholic pederast coalition comes along and really makes a mess of things, pissing in everyone's Cheerios.  [ send green star]
 
 July 03, 2006 4:56 PM

Marty (and anybody else), please take anything you see me post; I got them somewhere else.  Besides, they're no fun to keep to yourself - no good if you don't share them so others can get a laugh, too.

bitch slap

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 July 03, 2006 6:59 PM

Sandy I am SHOCKED
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