Friday, May 15, 2015

The Fenderson's #pezoutlaw #hollywood #NFTA

Deral F. Fenderson "By the way, some day I would love to hear about the genesis of the Fenderson Family. Because that sounds just like something a crazy person would come up with. Have you ever written about that?"

Answer? 

Oh Buddy. This one, this one is a little known yet very big deal in the life n times of Pez Outlaw.
Have you ever done something in your life that time just can't seem to outrun.
I don't regret it n I'm definitely not ashamed of it, but I had no idea.

This Fenderson thing just keeps coming.
I still receive letters occasionally from new n old Fenderson Family members.
If I'm not mistaken, I believe that I'm referred to as the Fenderson Family Founding Father?

Okey Dokey here we go, but I have to ask you, people always ask for truth but do they really want that truth.
In the case of the Fenderson's I'm fairly sure that all concerned would prefer the carefully fabricated History of The Fenderson's.
But you asked, so......

Part 1.
In the 1980s I was a very frequent visitor of Goodwill n Salvation Army Stores, hunting for little treasures.
Late in 1980s (?1988-1992ish) while on a visit I found about 100+ green Fenderson Family reunion t-shits in various sizes for sale at about 25cents each.
Being a lover of a big pile of anything, I bought them all.

Part 2.
Gerald n Vernie Nichols have been dear friends of ours since the very first day we moved to the country 40+yrs ago.
Shortly after buying The Fenderson Family Reunion T-shirts we attended one of the friendly functions held by Gerald n Vernie.
I brought an armful of the Fenderson Family Reunion T-shirts to this function along with some Ed Grimly Halloween Masks.

One thing to note, The majority of the folks at this gathering were High School Theater supporters with children in the plays being produced. 
So as you might guess this was the perfect group for what I had in mind.
Kathy n Vernie passed out the T-shirts n masks, many pictures were taken.
The premise was that we were reenacting the Fenderson Family Reunion.

Part 3.
The back-history to/of the Fenderson's.
Quite simple actually.
The entire group of Fenderson Family members was abducted by Aliens at there Family Reunion.
The shirts were then donated to a thrift store.
My job was to reestablish the Fenderson Family.

Part 4.
I started handing out the t-shirts through my mail order business to anyone who wanted to be a Fenderson Family Member by just saying " I am a Fenderson".
Enter Graham Trievel, which might be where the whole thing kinda got away from me n became a life of it's own.
More on Graham Trievel n Discordia below.

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Just a little of the online presence of the Fenderson's. 
To be honest, there's so much written online about the Fenderson's, that I've never read most of it.
Discordia is written in a very hard to read style for a person (me) with Dyslexia.

It's almost like if you set out to crack the code of what is impossible for a person with Dyslexia to read, you write Discordia.
I understand how Bizarre n Rich that statement is from the person who wrote Pez Outlaw Diary. 
Trust me I'm very aware of the criticism Pez Outlaw Diary has received for the way it's (I wrote) written.

Problem is that Pez Outlaw Diary is my rabbit hole.
No matter how hard I try I can't seem to fix it.
All I seem to do is add odd little rooms in the wrong locations.

My hope n dream is that Jeff Maysh fixes it.

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Fenderson Discordian Graham Trievel explains

Fenderson - Everything2.com

everything2.com/title/Fenderson
"A Fenderson is a member of a family you can join by saying you are one. Yes, anybody who wants to be a Fenderson can be a Fenderson. Just say these three words, 'I'm a Fenderson.' It's as simple as that."
-- Fenderson Discordian Graham Trievel, in the Introduction of Principia Discordia.

You can also be made a Fenderson because someone says you are one...

I, Stompy Fenderson, hereby declare that you are a Fenderson.
So... now that you are a Fenderson, just add 'Fenderson' to your existing name, or give yourself a new name and add Fenderson to it.
The rule of being a Fenderson is this: "you must at all times keep in touch with other Fendersons". This is best accomplished by making everyone you meet a Fenderson. 

  
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Deral, Graham..........
Feel free to contact me with further info you feel should be included.  
I know that there is more, I just can't remember it. 
This Fenderson thing is 25+yrs old now.

The thing with the Fenderson's is this.
I do what I do then I walk away thinking that's it.
Then like today 25yrs later, here I am talking about it again. 

If some of those early Fenderson pictures surface I will publish them here. 
Vernie, got any? you can use a digilal phone etc n take a pic of a pic.

After Pez Outlaw, I intend to retire.






 

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