History Literature / Illuminatus

1st Oct '17 9:01:47 AM nombretomado
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* DeconstructiveParody: Of [[ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy Theories]], [[TheSixties 1960s hippie culture]], and even ''the book itself''. See [[SelfDeprecation Self Deprecation]].

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* DeconstructiveParody: Of [[ConspiracyTheories Conspiracy Theories]], UsefulNotes/ConspiracyTheories, [[TheSixties 1960s hippie culture]], and even ''the book itself''. See [[SelfDeprecation Self Deprecation]].SelfDeprecation.
23rd Sep '17 12:34:56 PM nombretomado
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-->The error of most alleged libertarians — especially the followers(!) of the {{egregious}} AynRand — is to assume that all property(1) is property(2). The distinction can be made by any IQ above 70 and is absurdly simple. The test is to ask, of any title of ownership you are asked to accept or which you ask others to accept, ‘Would this be honored in a free society of rationalists, or does it require the armed might of a State to force people to honor it?’ If it be the former, it is property(2) and represents liberty; if it be the latter, it is property(1) and represents theft.

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-->The error of most alleged libertarians — especially the followers(!) of the {{egregious}} AynRand Creator/AynRand — is to assume that all property(1) is property(2). The distinction can be made by any IQ above 70 and is absurdly simple. The test is to ask, of any title of ownership you are asked to accept or which you ask others to accept, ‘Would this be honored in a free society of rationalists, or does it require the armed might of a State to force people to honor it?’ If it be the former, it is property(2) and represents liberty; if it be the latter, it is property(1) and represents theft.
2nd Feb '17 11:41:06 AM JustTroper
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* PopCultureSymbology: Being a postmodern novel, it contains lots of this. For instance, Bugs Bunny is revealed to be a symbol of Lovecraft's shoggoths, and "You Wascal Wabbit" was the password of Illuminati agents in Hollywood.
30th Jan '17 8:37:35 AM Morgenthaler
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* SealedEvilInACan: Yog-Sothoth is imprisoned inside [[spoiler:ThePentagon]], where he's kept dormant by [[spoiler: sacrificing unto him the souls of all the Americans who die in auto accidents every year.]] It gets released near the end.

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* SealedEvilInACan: Yog-Sothoth is imprisoned inside [[spoiler:ThePentagon]], [[spoiler:UsefulNotes/ThePentagon]], where he's kept dormant by [[spoiler: sacrificing unto him the souls of all the Americans who die in auto accidents every year.]] It gets released near the end.
20th Jan '17 11:49:08 AM Morgenthaler
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* GeneralRipper: Pretty much everyone in ThePentagon is presented like this.

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* %%* GeneralRipper: Pretty much everyone in ThePentagon UsefulNotes/ThePentagon is presented like this.
27th Nov '16 5:46:56 PM nombretomado
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The trilogy comprises the books ''The Eye in the Pyramid'', ''The Golden Apple'' and ''Leviathan''. They were first published starting in September 1975, as three separate volumes, and in 1984 as an {{omnibus}}; they are now more commonly reprinted in the latter form. The trilogy won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, designed to honor classic libertarian fiction, in 1986. The authors went on to create several works, both fiction and nonfiction, that further discussed the themes of the trilogy, but no direct sequels were produced. Illuminatus! has been adapted for the stage, and has influenced several modern writers, musicians and games-makers. The [[MemeticMutation popularity]] of the word "fnord" and the 23 enigma can both be attributed to the trilogy. It remains a seminal work of conspiracy fiction, predating ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'' and ''TheDaVinciCode'' by decades.

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The trilogy comprises the books ''The Eye in the Pyramid'', ''The Golden Apple'' and ''Leviathan''. They were first published starting in September 1975, as three separate volumes, and in 1984 as an {{omnibus}}; they are now more commonly reprinted in the latter form. The trilogy won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award, designed to honor classic libertarian fiction, in 1986. The authors went on to create several works, both fiction and nonfiction, that further discussed the themes of the trilogy, but no direct sequels were produced. Illuminatus! has been adapted for the stage, and has influenced several modern writers, musicians and games-makers. The [[MemeticMutation popularity]] of the word "fnord" and the 23 enigma can both be attributed to the trilogy. It remains a seminal work of conspiracy fiction, predating ''Literature/FoucaultsPendulum'' and ''TheDaVinciCode'' ''Literature/TheDaVinciCode'' by decades.
21st Aug '16 7:14:02 AM Morgenthaler
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-->''May Great {{Cthulhu}} rise and eat them!''

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-->''May Great {{Cthulhu}} [[Franchise/CthulhuMythos Cthulhu]] rise and eat them!''
1st Aug '16 8:30:21 AM Morgenthaler
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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Wilson and Shea's initial inspiration for the novel was the wide range of ConspiracyTheorist nutbars of all persuasions whose letters they read as editors for ''{{Playboy}}''.

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* RealLifeWritesThePlot: Wilson and Shea's initial inspiration for the novel was the wide range of ConspiracyTheorist nutbars of all persuasions whose letters they read as editors for ''{{Playboy}}''.''Magazine/{{Playboy}}''.
22nd Jul '16 9:31:34 PM foxley
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* LotsaPeopleTryToDunIt: Five assassins were actually gunning for JFK, although only one succeeded, and one other (Oswald) got caught.
12th Jun '16 12:47:53 PM Doc_Loki
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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: George Dorn's dogs.]]

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* WhatHappenedToTheMouse: [[spoiler: George Dorn's Joe Malik's dogs.]]
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