Order of the Pineapple 2020: Michael E. Brown and Robert Shea

Pat Pineapple as drawn by Order of the Pineapple member Toby Bruno–before the Order existed.

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The 2020 winners of the Order of the Pineapple have been announced! (This is only awarded once a year on January 18 aka Pat Pineapple Day).

The honorees for 2020 are Robert Shea and Michael E. Brown!

Robert Shea alias Josh the Dill co-wrote The Eye in the Pyramid, The Golden Apple, and Leviathan (The Illuminatus! Trilogy) with Robert Anton Wilson. The books spread Discordianism (and crazy if tongue-in-cheek conspiracy theories) when virtually nobody knew about it (or them). The trilogy won the Prometheus Hall of Fame Award. He and Wilson wrote letters about conspiracies to themselves at Playboy and then answered them. Robert Shea on Wikipedia

Michael E. Brown, professor at Caltech, led the team that discovered Planet X (name of the SubGenius world) and helped get it nicknamed Xena and later named Eris as part of “The Jake That Changed a World campaign” led by Discordians/Erisians. He wrote about it in How I Killed Pluto and Why It Had It Coming, in imitation of the Principia Discordia subheading How I Found Goddess And What I Did To Her When I Found Her. Mike Brown on Wikipedia

The Order of the Pineapple is also called the DisOrder of the Pineapple and the Pineapple DisOrder, but it’s usually abbreviated O.P.  (The award has also been called Patus Pineappleus Bromeliadic and the winners The P.P. Bromeliadics or Bromedliaddicts). It honors those felt deserving, particularly those who have given extraordinary service to “the participatorial study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.”

The O.P. is awarded to very few people, typically only one or two a year.  It’s presented on only one day a year, January 18 CE, which is 18 Chaos of the Discordian calendar.  That date is recognized as Pat Pineapple Day.  Pat is the Mascot of the ECG and Patron Saint of the very recently dissolved D D of the ECG.  It is absolutely required that members of the Order eat something containing or resembling pineapple on January 18–unless of course they don’t feel like it.

Congratulations to them both!

Order of the Pineapple

Order of the Pineapple Wiki

NOTE: The Winners’ Acceptance Speeches are in the Comments Immediately Below.

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13 Responses to Order of the Pineapple 2020: Michael E. Brown and Robert Shea

  1. Acceptance as reported by The Order of the Pineapple:

    ‘Though clearly an Illuminati honey-pot, I accept this “award” on behalf of my father, Robert J. Shea. ‘

    (for ROBERT SHEA)

  2. Acceptance as reported by The Order of the Pineapple:

    ‘Dear OPs:
    I am delighted to be accepted into your midst, but, more importantly, I am delighted that Eris of the outer solar system, the most massive dwarf planet yet known, gets such a recognition. I would be remiss to not also point out the important role of the moon of Eris, named after Dysnomia, who is a daughter of Eris and also the daemon spirit of lawlessness. I accept this high honor in their name.’


  3. I would like to welcome two outstanding Erisians to our DisOrder. I should also like to point out that ironically we have acceptances from two Michael E’s. It wasn’t planned that way, but was probably Eris playing tricks.

    <3 T congratulations, and pass the pineapple!
    Reverend 'O.P. 2009' Loveshade

  4. Congratulations!

    I will consume something pineappley in your honors.

  5. Miley Spears says:

    Congratulations! Gooble, gobble, one of us, one of us!

    Their articles are up on the Order of the Pineapple Wiki!

  6. Gypsie Skripto says:

    They are both very deserving indeed.

    I’m sure I never met Mike Brown but truly appreciate his work, especially in getting the name of Eris spread everywhere.

    I don’t know if I ever met Bob Shea. I was a young girl when Illuminatus! was published, but might have met him when I was very little.

    May Eris shine her light on you both!

  7. Congratulation on being accepted into our Disorder! They both spread the name of Eris far and wide and made true contributions to society.

    I’m glad to see they’ve both been honored. This year we’re having some pineapple cookies.

    Princess Unicornia
    OP 2007

  8. That’s great they both spread the name of Eris! Princess Unicornia and I will toast you both with pineapple cookies even though she can’t cook anything but breakfast!
    OP 2008

  9. TGGR says:

    F**king Fake Award given by F**king Fake People! You know Mike Brown and Bob Shea would never accept your stupid s**t. You obviously faked their “acceptances.”

    Well guess what? I know how to reach Mike Shea? So I’m going to check this out and expose you for the frauds you are! Get ready to spend some time in a nice warm jail cell, f**kers!

    (We’ve censored some words according to our posting policy. –TLF)

    • We certainly do not know what Robert Shea would have said as he reportedly passed away in 1994. However, we would welcome you posting what you learn after talking to Mike Shea.

  10. Pet Girl says:

    Congrats to the Pineapple People!

  11. Dolphin Blue says:

    That’s kewl they’re both great!

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