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For all true believers a J.R. “Bob” Dobbs movie would be enlightening to say the least. For non-believers it marks a chance to change the error of their ways and start down a path of slack-ridden truth-riddled justice. Either way, their is a kickstarter going for a new SubGenius documentary. In their own words,
“WHY THIS FILM?
Why not this film? Pull the wool over your own eyes and help us make a movie! The Church of the SubGenius is the underground movement that has galvanized the imaginative, the artistic, the nerdy, even the deranged – to examine the simmering dystopia in their culture, and do absolutely nothing about it… except, maybe, poke fun at it all. The Church of the SubGenius is taking over the universe. The sooner you learn about it, the better off you’ll be.”
The goal is a tiny $200,000, which maybe surprisingly maybe not so surprisingly they have already raised about ten percent of so far. Its going until November 8th of this year so if you want to contribute and see this made, do your thing, head to the site and punch in your info. If you don’t know what the SubGenius is, I kind of envy you, but they make stuff like this,
Anyway, there is a weird and large amount of swag and goodies up for grabs for donors too including getting listed as an Associate Producer on the movie if you donate enough. Granted that’s for a rather large donation but you can also just donate enough to get a copy of the movie, or a shirt, or a mug, or some rather rare SubGenius limited edition collectors items. I think there are 77 toasters up for grabs that burn an image of “Bob” into each piece of bread .
So far this seems to be a more behind the scenes look at America’s favorite cult than any previously released material and while that probably means less jokes, it looks like it can be educational for any would be future cult leaders. If nothing else this is more proof of the strange times we live in, we finally have crowd-funded nostalgia documentaries on complicated postmodern spiritual jokes. Kids today really have no idea about all the weird shit they missed out on. Never-the-less, always-the-more, the church that was always there for you now needs your help. Praise “Bob” himself and make your way over to their kickstarter campaign and donate enough of your filthy money to guaranteed your salvation.