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MonkeyBoy Dan
The Meddlesome
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B.A.C.K.R.O.N.Y.M.S. by MonkeyBoy Dan

July 14th, 2009 1:45 PM

INSTRUCTIONS: People love to make up acronymical explanations for words that aren't acronyms; for example, "cop" does not stand for Constable On Patrol.

This task asks you to make this creative mistake deliberately, to help the public understand what words truly mean. Find a word written somewhere out in the world, and publicly post what its letters stand for.

I spent some time playing with various backronyms and came up with two that I really liked:-

Public Order Litigation Interdicting Criminal Enterprise
(Directly inspired by Constable On Patrol)


Fraternally Recruited Esoteric Engineer (and/or) Magical Architect Simulating Outward Normality

From there the rest was inevitable. POLICE + FREEMASON = NUTTY CONSPIRACY THEORY

/ citizen-denizens of the realm of ASSIAH! / for too long the forces of CONVENTION and CONFORMITY have denied you access to the true nature of reality / they clutch tight to themselves the secrets of the FOUR MYSTIC REALMS and enslave THE PEOPLE within the lie of NORMALITY / the enslavers call themselves F.R.E.E.M.A.S.O.N.s (Fraternally Recruited Esoteric Engineer (and/or) Magical Architect Simulating Outward Normality) / they have no right to hoard magic for themselves and their SECRET MASTERS who hide in their shame / their pawns and unwitting dupes in their malignant and obscene plans is the P.O.L.I.C.E (Public Order Litigation Interdicting Criminal Enterprise) who are taught to OBEY OBEY OBEY and preserve the status quo / they prevent the common folk expanding their conciousness /

The traditional method for nutters to disseminate their truths to the populace is semi-legible hand written flyer.

My first few attempts, although suitably terrifying, were writ too large to fit my page.

The answer was a style less barking mad and more intensely focused derangement. I replaced standard punctuation (a tool of the conspiracy) with pure and noble zeroes.

The remaining space I filled with a variation on the Discordian Sacred Chao. I hadn't planned this but it turned out great, especially as it showed up well at a distance in the later documentation photos.

A quick lunchtime excursion took me to an Oxfam charity shop where I made twenty copies of my inflammatory message and thence to Pound Empire for some kids stickers to attach my flyers to stuff in an extra-creepy manner. Check out the pics for details. The eagle eyed will notice only 17 copies are accounted for - I'll update when I've found good spots for the remainder.

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A pile of fail
Text, the
Zero Chao
X 20
Pound Empire
The mark of quality
Bus stop the first
Bus stop the second
Night & Day Cafe
On the art thing base.
Affleck's Palace
2nd floor notice board
3rd floor notice board
Fitting booth
Second best
Obligatory red phone box shot
The Thirsty Scholar
It is there, I promise.
Grosvenor Square
Another lamppost
Union Evangelical Church, Hulme

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posted by Spidere on July 14th, 2009 4:05 PM

The final version of the flier is fantastic--I love the enlarged words that seem to just leap off the page at you. :)

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on July 14th, 2009 4:15 PM

Ta very much :)

The idea was that if it was being spoken to you, the BIG words are where the speaker pushes his face too close to yours and you can feel the heat of his breath.

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posted by Kommando on July 14th, 2009 5:03 PM

creepy star wars stickers are worth 4 alone.

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posted by MonkeyBoy Dan on July 15th, 2009 12:20 AM

Choices were Star Wars, Spider-man or Bob the Builder. There were Bratz stickers as well but while I am perfectly willing to be seen distributing the crazy conspiracy stuff that would have been beyond the pale.