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Gruntelope

Disastrous fortune! Damn our luck! We spied the gruntelope Heaving monstrous, muddy breaths Rolling slumb’rous on the slope Guide and giver, Yuptet raised A twig-like hand up to his brow And pointing with the other, lowed “Alack, there goes the sow.” “Level … Continue reading

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Brain Burner Disease

A highly contagious illness found throughout the Known Universe but wholly alien in the Goonscape. Brain Burners Disease is thought to have first emerged sometime in the 19th century in Western Europe. Sufferers have installed dozens and dozens of back … Continue reading

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World Glossary: The Hydra’s Leash

The Hydra’s Leash Metaphorical An unsubstantiated tool used by Zeus to tame the many heads of the hydra. Mentioned only once in a torn fragment of Eumenides’s The Secret Voyage: A leash with many collars. A thousand. A million. One hundred days … Continue reading

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Goonscoptic Physics

Goonscoptic Physics is the astrophysical study of the theory of the Goonscape. The field is studied largely by extremist members of Godsbeam who believe in the tenet of pilgrimage*. In 2040, 2 in every 3 goonscoptic physicists was a follower of … Continue reading

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Old Spirits Day Gooning

On old spirits day Rub your face with red clay And go out for a full night of gooning As you wander and stray You should howl, growl and bray Making sure that your voice is a booming But as … Continue reading

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The Broken Soil

The Broken Soil (Hib-ai Klinjustuh gra) is a goontext that fell out of the Goonscape and into the known universe in the 1980 Black Sabbath and Blue Oyster Cult tour, “Black and Blue” while they were performing in Uniondale, New … Continue reading

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Goonbarrowing

Goonbarrowing (variant: goonborrowing)– To borrow something that was originally yours but has been taken away.  The meaning comes from a poem from Glijmo Yoll’s Goon Scrolls describing a protagonist Hirreli who takes back the silk stockings she was swindled out of … Continue reading

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The Atheist Mission

The Atheist Mission is the first irreligious world religion. As of this publishing in 2041, there are roughly 1.3 million members of the Atheist Mission. Atheist Missionism was born out of an online chat community called the Atheist Scientific & … Continue reading

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New Goonyear

As your calendar starts to go sheer* Don’t let your face go all a-sneer You’ve grown a bit older So climb a new boulder Can you see an approaching new year? *Gooncalendars are made of translucent materials (plastics, sheer paper … Continue reading

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iPatch

The iPatch 1.0 was Apple’s compatibility patch released in 2030 for all non-apple technology. The iPatch was a three pronged approach to simplifying the chaotic proliferation of personalized digital technology.  The three major components of iPatch 1.0, Phase I were: … Continue reading

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