By now everyone’s heard of the Order of the Pineapple. What, you haven’t? Well, you’re about to be enlightened.
The Order of the Pineapple (OP) is our second oldest and most truly “this-gives-you-bragging-rights” DisOrder. Like most of our stuff, we didn’t create it but ripped it off. It began recognizing exceptional contributions of discord and eccentricity in service to the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild in the very early 1980s, but expanded. A connection with the original group or to the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild rip off is considered, but not required. But exceptional service to the cause of discord and eccentric tendencies is a must.
Last year’s honorees were Professor Mu-Chao (who built this site) and Professor Cramulus (who revived this site). Recent honorees have included Steve Jackson (SJ Games is publisher of the black cover edition of Principia Discordia) and, ahem, Reverend Loveshade. Previous honorees included Malaclypse the Younger, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, Timothy Leary, and Robert Anton Wilson. Anyone is free to turn down the award, but so far no one has. We’re rather surprised at that.
The award is given out each year on Pat Pineapple Day, which is January 18. So it’s time to think of nominating worthies for next year’s award. While only a member of the DisOrder can technically make a nomination, we’ll take suggestions for deserving trouble-makers from anyone. Send your suggestions including reasons why we should consider your proposed member to firstname.lastname@example.org. This is a temporary email address and will be discontinued after the 2011 winners are announced on 18 January 2011. Please send nominations and suggestions for nominations no later than Santa Claus Day (25 December 2010).
OP Estorical notes
We are missing several years in which the OP may have been given. If you have any information on awardees from 1995 to 2006, please email us at the address listed at the sites listed above or post a comment below.