Paranoia magazine in Washington Post

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13 Responses to “Paranoia magazine in Washington Post”

  1. Lotion For Pistol says:

    Double post is post.

  2. Malgwyn says:

    Here’s a chain for the paranoid:

    Tuesday Weld starred with Martin Mull in “Serial” circa 1980. Martin Mull is the brother of Anodea Judith, who is(or was) a High Priestess in the “Church of All Worlds”, a neo Pagan group based on the writings of Robert A. Heinlein, specifically “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Robert A. Heinlein derived much of the plot for “Stranger” from his interactions with Jack Parsons and the Pasadena Ordo Templi Orientis, which does claim to distill the wisdom of the Illuminati in it’s teachings.

    How do I know this stuff?

  3. Malgwyn says:

    Here’s a chain for the paranoid:

    Tuesday Weld starred with Martin Mull in “Serial” circa 1980. Martin Mull is the brother of Anodea Judith, who is(or was) a High Priestess in the “Church of All Worlds”, a neo Pagan group based on the writings of Robert A. Heinlein, specifically “Stranger in a Strange Land”. Robert A. Heinlein derived much of the plot for “Stranger” from his interactions with Jack Parsons and the Pasadena Ordo Templi Orientis, which does claim to distill the wisdom of the Illuminati in it’s teachings.

    How do I know this stuff?

  4. Phineas says:

    I hope I’m not a big nerd for recognizing Al Hidell as a reference to Oswald’s alias, Alex Hidell. Surely that’s only moderately nerdy, right?

  5. David Pescovitz says:

    @PHINEAS (#1), I didn’t get that reference but I love it now that you’ve shared it with me. Nice!

  6. hughelectronic says:

    I used to do illustrations for the cover of Paranoia. Once they tried to get me to illustrate a story that used the word “genocide” to describe what has supposedly happened to the world’s faerie population. I balked — just couldn’t go there, and I haven’t done anything for them since.

  7. joan darc says:

    I don’t know. how do you know this stuff?

  8. joan darc says:

    I don’t know. how do you know this stuff?

  9. joan darc says:

    post post on the Post post?

    and hit post.

  10. DevinLaRue says:

    Glad to see we’re being talked about!
    Hughe! You misunderstood the context of the article. It was not ridiculing the holocaust or in anyway revisionist. It was an article, that some may have thought silly, that said there was a war against the faeries that killed them off! However, the illustrations for it were great! Your refusal gave a another artist a job.
    Devin LaRue
    Paranoia Magazine
    Advertising Director

  11. june says:

    Joan D’Arc is a “subtle” reference to Joan of Arc? If you’re an idiot, I guess.

  12. Crunchbird says:

    What do you call someone who mistakes sarcasm for seriousness, June?

  13. joan darc says:

    Don’t be silly, Hugh. That story “Elves and Fairies: Slaughtered Race” was by Nicholas DeVere (issue 38) about the ethnic cleansing of the “dragon/elven” race who are the Druids, which ran for a thousand years from 751 AD until the Witchcraft laws were abolished in 1736. This group of real people, the Scythians (modern day Iranians) who came from the Carpathian mountains (Ukraine) were chased across Europe and into Scotland and massacred by the Catholic church. It actually happened. One of our specialties is alternative history and pre-history. A witch means a “fairy” or a “pict”. Perhaps if you had read the article instead of skimming it …

    And you did work for us after that. You illustrated the cover of issue 42 to my specs perfectly, illustrating me and Al doing the Illuminati secret dance, and you added a beautiful touch: a little Alien Elvis in a white leisure suit pointing in the air like John Travolta. As always, it’s perfectly alright if you take offense to anything, and we tried to explain, but I think you misunderstood the gist of the article. It is OK to use the word “holocaust” in relation to a tribe other than the Jews.

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