Tumbld

So this has been floating around Tumblr lately:

A circle of religious symbols around a chaos-starred sacred chao.

And since some people have wondered what the symbols are, I thought I’d try my hand at listing them.

In the center: The Sacred Chao from Principia Discordia
Around the center: The Chaos Star from from Michael Moorcock’s Eternal Champion stories
From the top, clockwise:
The Five-Fingered Hand of Eris from Principia Discordia
The Yellow Sign from Call of Cthulhu, inspired by Robert Chambers’ The King in Yellow
The Muted Post Horn from Thomas Pynchon’s The Crying of Lot 49
The Invisible Pink Unicorn from www.InvisiblePinkUnicorn.com
The Elder Sign from H.P. Lovecraft’s Cthulhu mythos
The Flying Spaghetti Monster from www.venganza.org
One of the many representations of “Bob” from the Church of the SubGenius
The symbol for Phaeton, a hypothetical planet between Mars and Jupiter

Personally, I would have added the deathly hallows from Harry Potter, a policeman assaulting a protestor, a teddy bear receiving oral sex from the Humanist human, and the Coca-Cola logo — for a total of twelve. Wouldn’t that make a nice clock?

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2 responses to “Tumbld

  1. That would make a nice clock, if it didn’t mean necessitate the addition of four more arms to the chaos star, and a twelve-limbed chaos star can hardly be called such at all.
    I would think it more sensible to introduce a new chaoist system of time, just like the old system, except with eight 180-minute hours in a day. In this way you can bring needless confusion both to yourself and anyone foolish enough to ask you the time.

    • My thought would be to move the chaos star from the display to the hands. The second and minute hands can both serve as two arrows (long and short on each) and the hour hand can have four (three shorts). For full effect, all eight arrows should be of different widths and lengths. Also, I’ve actually been working on a Discordian Clock. I know, it’s been done before, but why not do it again, right? I don’t know why I’m writing this since I’ve been considering stopping the project for requiring too much effort. Why can’t I just settle for a good-enough Mark of Eyghon?

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