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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Sun Dec 06, 2009 11:32 pm

It just snapped together. Everything.
It just... all of it.
Made perfect sense.

I can't possibly expect anyone to get what I'm talking about unless you see it so with the best of my ability I am going to describe it.

Note: There will be people who will not agree with this, see it as destructive or (hopefully) anarchy, some will even read this and say "it's viral marketing".

I don't care.
I really don't. It just... I cannot get you to understand unless you see it so I will simply show you what I saw.

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I walk into Newbury Comics (Go Southern New England Independent Music/Comic stores!) and B-lined to the book shelf. After about a half hour of searching the racks, I had David Sedaris in one hand and "Life of Pi" in the other.

I dropped them both when I saw it.

A white book. Featureless. Just white. Some stains from being on the shelf too long. No title, no print date, no publisher, not even on the spine. I couldn't believe it. "Cool marketing technique" I told my friend (SLiM).

He agreed and i took the book into my hand and opened it.
It just starts.

No title page. Not even a price. Not a print date not a publishers note, NOTHING. Just, starts.

I flip to the end.
Last page is the last page. Nothing else is written. No inside flap no inside jacket. It's just... a book. The sticker with the price on it (placed there by clerks) says the book is called "The Manifesto". I looked this up when I got home, this is the only available title for the book being that it comes with a flyer inside that has that word printed all over it.

The flyer.
This little piece of red paper has changed my life.
Inside is all the reasons you should read the book and all the reasons you should make sure someone else does.
I'm about 20 pages in already and I had to stop to show you guys this flyer, as best as I could. If I had a scanner, I'd do that, but I don't. So, here instead, is everything it says. This flyer has completely thrown my world for a loop.


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ATTN. -- English Departments/Creative Writing Programs/Professors/Cafes/Bookstores/Delinquents/Punks/Fed-Up Bastards/Artists/Drunks/Losers

pace in bookstores, cafes, clubs, bars, bathrooms, performance spaces, tattoo shops, health food stores, head shops, raves, libraries, garages, travel ports.
make several thousand copies of the first page--give it to people, plaster towns, college campuses, English/Art departments, laundromats, factories, institutions, dumps

give to your CREW pain is beautiful

send to friends in distant cities it's all on fire

give to homeless people despair is fuel

write reviews sleep only to dream

give to delinquents, no-goods and punks

give to college professors/editors/book-industry people/truckers/politicians/losers/gangsters/alcoholic lawyers

translate into other languages; send to foreign friends

flood every Small Art Town

print posters, flyers, laminated artwork

life
is
fire

scream into the scream

books can be delivered using contact info below

give to bands on tour

send to magazines, contests, scholarships, grant givers, organizations, intentional communities, old-age homes

give to your enemies; give to your employer and quit

become the enemy
destroy the enemy

flood every city worldwide

nothing
destroys
the soul

make the world beautiful
give money to poor people
EQUAL ACCESS TO ALL
FAIRNESS TO THE SHITTY WORLD

if you don't like the government - be the government
if you don't like the media - be the media

make friends with everyone

sell
your
soul

now
life
is
rich

fuck shit up

this is the new world; make of it what you will

talk to people
connect the world

no trees
one flower
cares in a
for misty
you world

make our mothers proud
make shit happen

this is the experience that will change your life

we're gonna BE the famous people create
make your parents pay for everything give
feed the starving children share
care for things you don't care about hope
plagiarize yearn
make your dreams come true love
don't be realistic cry
everything is possible wish
ENNUI IS THE ENEMY sob
we're all the same person need
listen to the voices help
life is horrible believe
make everything happen NOW breathe
real success = real pain dream

you CAN go home again

if you decide to kill yourself make sure it isn't because your'e lonely and depressed like every other fucking person

give the world to the world the
collective
is
in
your
head

the sun
is beneath
the ocean

participate in all things
a dead animal is a living thing

your
head
is
a
book

real writers don't write

the Earth is lonely
the
revolution
is
in
your
head

invest in yourself
invest in your world

people are insane relative to each other

still water reflects the sky

the forces
against us
which seem
too great
are not
greater
than
our hearts
which are
golden
and
can never di ((That is actually spelt like that))

cry to sleep and pray for a dream

life impends

th stars at dusk reach out

the last rays of the sun are orange

the frozen world thaws

open
your
head

EVERY FUCKER DESERVES A MILLION CHANCES

feel love

commit yourself

USE THIS BOOK TO MAKE MONEY-GIVE THAT MONEY TO PEOPLE WHO HAVE NONE

CALL THE NUMBER BELOW BEFORE YOU DECIDE TO KILL YOURSELF
413.218.6179

no
more
bullshit

EMAIL: dedrabbit@yahoo.com
www.dedrabbit.com

PO BOX 533 Northampton, MA 01061

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Post by Scumfish » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:16 am

Viral marketing? Perhaps, but that book pretty much holds my manifesto in itself. I've heard of it, never seen it, always wanted to get my hands on it. It's one of those things that doesn't make sense until you stop reading the damn thing and actually get to the feeling behind the words.

It is an anarchy manifesto, and a lot of people do disagree with it. I'm kinda on the fence about it as people can read it as the sort of 'anarchy' (and I use this in the loosest term) that results in molotovs through windows, rioting etc etc. It's an image I've tried very hard to get away from - anyone who knows me in any form knows that I am a complete anarchist.

But taken in the right way - with the right mindset - not a truer word has been written. It's like any written word, though. The reader will always twist it.

I just wish the bastards would print it in England, as I've never been able to find a bloody copy.
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Post by Ult_Sm86 » Mon Dec 07, 2009 12:58 am

I'm sending you one immediately.

My friend SLiM (who is also student government president) and myself are ordering about 600 for the school.

I'll send you 12 or so.
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Post by BitterBamfing » Mon Dec 07, 2009 1:02 am

I need to find a copy of this like now.:eek

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Post by The Drastic Spastic » Sat Dec 19, 2009 3:00 am

I don't need anyone to tell me all of that. Putting it in a book doesn't really get it across, mind-to-mind communication would be best.

It's going under the name anarchy? Weird, since it's really the opposite. It's not the absence of anything. It's just life.
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