Greg Hill’s Discordian Newsletter: The Greater Poop

From the late-60s through the early-70s, Greg Hill published a newsletter called The Greater Poop aka The Greater Metropolitan Yorba Linda Herald-News-Sun-Tribune-Journal-Dispatch-Post and San Francisco Discordian Society Bulletin and Intergalactic Report & Pope Poop, a networking tool of sorts where Hill kept his fellow Popes and Momes informed about new initiates, cabals, projects and other current Discordian doings.

The early issues were a one page long sheet that was folded four times and mailed. The first few issues composed in long hand and later issues typed, often including hand drawn illustrations by Malaclypse himself.

Back (mailer) side of Issue #29 of The Greater Poop.
Courtesy of the Discordian Archives.

Front side of Issue #1 (archive copy) of The Greater Poop. Courtesy of the Discordian Archives.


As The Greater Poop evolved, it sometimes encompassed several pages, such as Issue #30, a ten page monstrosity that we’ve have posted here in its entirety.

This issue includes an announcement of the printing of the 4th Edition of the Principia Discordia and the official rescinding of the 1st thru 3rd Editions… along with the rest of reality.

 
The Greater Poop #30, July/August 1970

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2 Responses to Greg Hill’s Discordian Newsletter: The Greater Poop

  1. El Sjaako says:

    Awesome post. If most of these newsletters are half this good I’d like to have a copy of more of them. Any chance of a quick scan & dump to lulu or something?

    The I ching symbol on page 4 also appears on the PD on page 74. I don’t really know about the I ching, so it’s good to finally find that out.

    Any evidence that Mal-2 actually had some contact with the Kabouters? As a Dutch person I’d love to know more.

    Would it be okay if copy some of your text onto my website? I would of course link back here. I bought the domain name mainly for the email address, and didn’t really know what to put on there. So I started putting everything I know about how Discordians have used mail on it. Right now it contains the text from Kerry Thornley’s introduction to the PD about abnormail, and what DrJon remembers about how it used to work. I’d love to be able to put your information on there also!

  2. Greetings El Sjaako!

    Go forth and use the text, but please link back as you indicated.

    I have no knowledge about Greg Hill and the Kabouters, although he was prone to visiting the fnords.

    I was just today considering that a future book project including all of The Greater Poops might be worth pursuing, along with some commentary provided by myself and other Discordian chroniclers.

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