Wednesday, October 11, 2017

The power of "Bob" compels you!... To pledge money to his Kickstarter campaign!

The Church of the SubGenius, in association with the SubGenius Foundation, has finally launched a Kickstarter campaign for the documentary "Slacking Towards Bethlehem: J.R. 'Bob' Dobbs and the Church of the SubGenius" (working title).

The official statement from the Sacred Scribe, Reverend Ivan Stang:

"AHH YES DEAR FRIENDS! This is your Hour of Slack host and prayer partner, Rev. Ivan Stang. I’ve had to keep this under my hat for months, but NOW IT CAN BE TOLD — A BIG MOVIE IS BEING MADE ABOUT US! This project is totally for real, a lot of film has already been shot all over the country, a great deal of money has already been spent, and most of us SubGenius old-timers, show-ranters and book authors have been secretly involved for weeks (a year in my case).
YOU CAN AND MUST HELP by checking out this slick trailer and Kickstarter campaign:
We need $200,000 to finish this thing. YES, WE ARE TOTALLY SERIOUS, and not to be confused with the great Beacon fundraiser of Dr. Legume, which is merely oriented toward destroying the planet as opposed to SAVING THE CHURCH FROM OBSCURITY and LAUNCHING IT INTO THE UNCOMPREHENDING FACES OF THE PINKS! — AND the COMPREHENDING faces of ten billion as-yet-unsaved SubGeniuses — unsaved only because they never HEARD of us. 
This movie could turn EVERYTHING around for us, shake us out of our Slack-induced torpor, draw in vast numbers of new obnoxious Bobbies and their dollars, and roust the unsaved out from under their rocks so they can join the party while FIGHTING THE POWER! (I think we all know WHICH power — the damn CONSPIRACY! The REAL one!)
The director is Sandy K. Boone of Austin and Black & Boone Productions, who knew about the Church practically before anybody. Her late husband was Rev. David Boone (aka Rev. Roberto de la Rosa), director of the classic INVASION OF THE ALUMINUM PEOPLE, and they were at the very FIRST SubGenius “devival” in history (a party and Pink Boyz concert at Philo Drummond’s Dallas house in 1979). I am personally VERY involved in this film and am guiding them through the vast videotape archives of SubGenius events, videos I’ve been hoarding for 35 years. Incidentally, in ten days we are MOVING TO TEXAS — specifically to my family’s ranch in Glen Rose, Texas, where I will be able to help with the editing in Austin much more directly.
I have ten days to move, but the SubGenius documentary only has THIRTY DAYS to raise this money to finish. It’s ALL OR NOTHING so it has to reach the goal by November 8. It’s off to a good start but WE NEED YOUR HELP! We know that most of you are poor as (heh) church mice, but like church mice there are a LOT of you, and some of you even have FRIENDS! 
So HELP US PUSH THIS, darn ya! Again, I could not be more serious about this. This is not a put-on. It is really going to happen. The producers have completed many documentaries and other films over the years; this is no amateur project, believe me. I’ve been with the crew filming and doing interviews in Austin, Glen Rose, Little Rock, Los Angeles, and San Francisco, with Philo Drummond, Paul Mavrides/LIES, Puzzling Evidence, Dr. Hal, Pope Sterno, Papa Joe Mama, Rev. Susie the Floozie, Dr. Legume, Lonesome Cowboy Dave, and many other long-time SubGenius doctors (plus many younger and female ones!). Jerry Casale of DEVO and Matt Groening are even involved, and because the film makers are SUPER-CONNECTED in the music and film business — Sandy’s partner Louis Black cofounded SXSW! — we have even more famous weirdos lined up to boost “Bob.”
EVERY TIME YOU SHARE THIS FUNDRAISER LINK, and every five clams you throw in, the snowball grows GEOMETRICALLY! This is no half-assed fundraiser. WE WILL FINISH THIS MOVIE! Hell, I’m physically hauling the entire Church headquarters back to Texas partly to insure this! (…And, well, also because our Texas house is newer and on an incredibly beautiful 700 acre nature preserve and goat farm.)
THE CHURCH IS HERE TO STAY and this movie — as you can tell by the trailer — is gonna WAY make that happen — AND YOU CAN TOO!
Thank you for anything you can do. PRAISE “BOB” AND LET THERE BE SLACK!

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And there you have it, it doesn't get any more official than that. I've already pledged $11 and my reward will be one ticket for salvation! 

You can click the above links for more information, or, you can click below on the sacred visage of J.R. "Bob" Dobbs and maybe some fortune from the Luck Plane will spill on to you. BUT DARE YOU CLICK "BOB"!?

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