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123 - The Aetherius Society and Britain's vilest troll Old Holborn



The YouTube video I refer to during the comments is here: http://youtu.be/_se8c-wN35M

The Aetherius Society is one of my favourite small scale religions. Mark Bennet is their representative. They are often described as one of the world's first UFO religions. Their website is here: http://www.aetherius.org

The YouTube video I refer to in the interview, and borrow a few clips from, is here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GS4UEpzlAyM

Also worth a look is this excellent Jon Ronson piece from his old and incredibly underrated TV show: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DWjl5CDk2vs

As a side note I was delighted to discover the entire series has been posted up there, apparently by World Of Wonder, the production company that made it. In the unlikely event they read this, do another series! I'll present it if Mr Ronson's too expensive these days. Probably my favourite TV show ever.

Also, it's interesting to note that since this interview evidence has emerged that Jesus might have been clean shaven: http://www.catholic.org/news/international/europe/story.php?id=57176

We cover the sad death of a woman in the UK who posted on twitter under the name of @sweeptyface. A cache of her tweets was sent to me by a blog reader, it's here: http://greptweet.com/u/sweepyface/sweepyface.txt

Old Holborn currently tweets here: https://twitter.com/Holbornlolz


Also, I've started doing a podcast with my mate Tom Binns. He's an award winning comedian who regularly features on the television. His live stand up act is phenomenal. If you like the sound of it and want to know more, go to his website: http://www.tombinns.com/

As it's a significant edition of the podcast, episode 123, the music was specially recorded this week by The Decedent Marsupials. They are the Discordian members of @QuislingMeet and @Mirrorkill

The session was a jolly time had by all, I even had a little go on the bongos at one point.


Neophyte: Hail Eris!
Initiates: All Hail Discordia!

2 comments:

Julian Stephenson said...

In the interview with Old Holborn you misquoted Aleister Crowley by appending "and hurt no one" when in fact ""Do what thou wilt shall be the whole of the Law" was his "mantra." There's a significant difference.

Stu Levine said...

I listened to this podcast because The Aetherius Society has a temple (or whatever they call it) on my street in Fulham. I wasn't expecting to find out anything fascinating, but boy I wan't expecting their philosophy to be so unbelievably cunty. It didn't help that the guy hosting the podcast (Nick, or perhaps Dick,) was easily the stupidest motherfucker I've ever heard speak. Now, I'm not the sort of person to use vulgarity and make snap judgements, but with in a minute I realized I was listening to a conversation between the two biggest fucking imbeciles on this planet.

The only positive thing I have to say about this show is that, despite being an utter piece of shit, it was well recorded, though I could imagine it might be more pleasant if it was purely static. This podcast should come with a cunt alert.

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