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|The 13th award dates to 18 January 1994, or 18 Chaos 3160. This is the fourth and
possibly final year it was given by Earth Chapter 5 of the Ek-sen-triks Cluborguild. It
was given on 18 January and was called the Patus Pineappleus Bromeliadic and the
winners The Bromeliaddicts.
According to Chapter 5's Queen Bitch, the 1994 publication of Steve Jackson Games'
edition of Principia Discordia inspired giving the award to its two main authors, Malaclypse
and Omar. As the award was given months before the book was published, we can only
assume this was in anticipation of its release. We're happy to have a copy of the original
award given to Omar aka Kerry Thornley thanks to the folks at KerryThornley.com.
Malaclypse the Younger, who allegedly inhabited Gregory Hill, is listed as the prime
author of Principia Discordia and a co-creator of the DIscordian religion. Is
Discordianism a religion disguised as a joke or a joke disguised as a religion? The
debate goes on. As Greg Hill was difficult to track down, Queen Bitch doesn't know how
he was found. She thinks his O.P. certificate was entrusted to someone else, possibly
the much easier to find Omar, and then delivered to Greg. Or perhaps he never
received it. We may never know.
Omar, aka Kerry Thornley, co-created Discordianism, created much of Principia
Discordia, was the first and only person to write a book about Lee Harvey Oswald
before he was arrested as the suspected assassin of President John F. Kennedy, and
apparently coined "neo-paganism." Thornley was also investigated.
You can see a copy of the original award given to Omar HERE.
|The image of Pat Pineapple in the background is by
Toby Bruno and used with permission. The white
textured wallpaper was released it into the public
|It's unfortunately unknown how
many chapters of the Ek-sen-triks
Cluborguild were formed. While
this one called itself the 5th, it was
likely Earth's second chapter.