The Flat Earth Society

The Flat Earth Society => Announcements => Topic started by: Daniel on November 01, 2009, 11:08:34 AM

Title: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Daniel on November 01, 2009, 11:08:34 AM
Have a look at the Flat Earth Society's online membership list (http://www.theflatearthsociety.org/cms/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=56).

I didn't want to mention anything ahead of time in case he wasn't on board with the whole thing, but I had a quick chat with him in email and he's ok with being listed, so here goes:  Yes, 00001 is the Thomas Dolby -- 80's synthesizer legend best known for the pop hit "She Blinded Me With Science (http://)".  But he's had many other albums as well and also started a company called Headspace which designed, among other things, some synthesizer technology which may very well be floating around in your mobile phone if it's a Nokia.  And if my brief conversation in email is any indication, he's an all-around nice guy to boot.

But I digress.

By now, you're probably wondering why I offered Thomas Dolby FotFE status and why he's sitting at 00001 on the membership list.  I'm sure he didn't plan it this way, but Thomas Dolby is responsible for the Society's existence now.  In 1984, he released an album called "The Flat Earth" which contained a song of the same name.  This album wasn't as big a hit in the US as his previous one and the first time I actually listened to it was during university in the late 90's after I'd found a copy on vinyl at a used record store and figured, "hey, I liked that big song of his.. so why not?".  At that time, I had some vague idea that there was (or had been) something called the Flat Earth Society but I didn't really know anything about it.  But I loved the album (particularly the title track) and listened to it often.. and it got me thinking. 

I started doing research and learning more about the Society and Flat Earth theory and gradually I came around to the Society's way of thinking.  In 2001, I was saddened to learn that Charles K. Johnson, then president, had passed away and the Society had essentially died with him.  I decided then that I would resurrect the Society.  And here we are today.  I still regret that I never contacted Charles when he was alive, but the new Society is my tribute to him and all of the other Flat Earther leaders who came before him.  And, strange as it may sound, it wouldn't have happened without Thomas Dolby.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on November 01, 2009, 11:10:00 AM
Wow! I was wondering about that earlier!


Cool! Celebrity endorsement!
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Jack on November 01, 2009, 11:16:24 AM
Wow, I don't know what to say..
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Mrs. Peach on November 01, 2009, 11:25:52 AM
If he'll give us permission to post them, the lyrics of The Flat Earth should be on this website. 
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Thermal Detonator on November 01, 2009, 11:41:07 AM
I shall never forgive Dolby for composing the polyphonic version of the Nokia ringtone that all the people with no originality or imagination had on their phone. You know the one - it rings and all the sheep reach for their phone before realising it's not them.
Mind you, Fieldwork was a fantastic song.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Taters343 on November 01, 2009, 01:51:13 PM
That is awesome. When you go on various talk shows and what not you should totally have him go with you. Especially for the late night shows you appear on. On a different note, woo! Number 4!
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Parsifal on November 01, 2009, 11:35:29 PM
Actually, I was more curious as to why there is no member number 00000.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Robert Palmer on November 02, 2009, 02:08:20 AM
80's musician, huh?
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: theonlydann on November 02, 2009, 07:12:52 AM
I am also a friend of the flat earth.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Chris Spaghetti on November 02, 2009, 08:12:21 AM
How does one become a FotFE?
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on November 02, 2009, 11:41:33 AM
How does one become a FotFE?

by paying attention
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Proleg on November 02, 2009, 11:44:24 AM
How does one become a FotFE?
(http://i36.tinypic.com/2qvcfgm.jpg)
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: markjo on November 02, 2009, 12:25:59 PM
How does one become a FotFE?

by paying attention

And paying $6.00.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on November 03, 2009, 05:37:42 AM
This song? (http://)
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: clovis2 on November 13, 2009, 10:00:17 PM
I remember buying that tape years ago and playing it to death!Someplace I read that he had denied being a FE'er.But maybe he was misquoted or maybe he has become more open to the idea.Anyway it appears his song has been something of an inspiration to many who definately are FE'ers!
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Saddam Hussein on November 14, 2009, 12:27:26 PM
I remember buying that tape years ago and playing it to death!Someplace I read that he had denied being a FE'er.But maybe he was misquoted or maybe he has become more open to the idea.Anyway it appears his song has been something of an inspiration to many who definately are FE'ers!

I don't think he is a FE'er, he was made a friend because his song inspired Daniel.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Viper-X on December 15, 2009, 11:57:02 AM
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Friends have often asked me why
I'm sensitive about my height
I will look around and say,
hmm--I thought I was immune
all my life I have waited
to be given any word
it was screaming to be heard
please remember...
the Earth can be any shape you want it
any shape at all
dark and cold or bright and warm
long or thing or small
but it's home and all I ever had
and maybe why for me the Earth is flat

Why is this taken literally? Can nobody see the symbolism here? Maybe the only reason he's ON the list is because he wrote that song, which does not seem to relate to actual beliefs. Every thread I enter seems to have some sort of distortion of truth, or no reflection of truth in what is said at all.

I'd really like to see some credible evidence that the Earth is flat. There is far too much evidence of it being round.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Tom Bishop on December 15, 2009, 12:12:33 PM
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I'd really like to see some credible evidence that the Earth is flat. There is far too much evidence of it being round.

I will recommend that you read more and post less.

We'll do a two-step program.

Step 1: Start your reading by ordering a copy of Earth Not a Globe from Amazon.com.

Step 2: Start your posting less by exiting out of this website, never to return again.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Taters343 on December 15, 2009, 12:54:29 PM
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I'd really like to see some credible evidence that the Earth is flat. There is far too much evidence of it being round.

I will recommend that you read more and post less.

We'll do a two-step program.

Step 1: Start your reading by ordering a copy of Earth Not a Globe from Amazon.com.

Step 2: Start your posting less by exiting out of this website, never to return again.

This insolence needs to stop and it needs to stop right now. You are making a mockery of this website with your behaviour. You are a complete disgrace.

This is what your post looked like in my head.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Viper-X on December 15, 2009, 09:28:46 PM
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I'd really like to see some credible evidence that the Earth is flat. There is far too much evidence of it being round.

I will recommend that you read more and post less.

We'll do a two-step program.

Step 1: Start your reading by ordering a copy of Earth Not a Globe from Amazon.com.

Step 2: Start your posting less by exiting out of this website, never to return again.

I love to feel your warm embrace. You've still got a few questions from me I'd like to hear your insight on. Honestly. I'm all open ears as long as you're willing to look at the evidence given, which you openly refused to comment on. From then on, I've got few replies from you, most of which dodged the question... Instead of never posting again, I'll just leave you alone. Unless I'm banned for posting indisputable evidence.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: LiceFarm on December 16, 2009, 03:37:45 AM
Thomas Dolby is finally "out" as a flat earth believer?! I knew there were rumours but I never thought he'd pluck up the courage to come out. Well done Thomas, and my heart goes out to him and his family at this difficult time.

Paparazzi stay away!!!! Grr!!!
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on December 19, 2009, 06:02:27 AM
Our friend has a new live event coming up.

http://www.thomasdolby.com/
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: LiceFarm on December 19, 2009, 09:33:48 AM
This is insolence!

http://forum.thomasdolby.com/
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Raist on January 07, 2010, 06:46:40 PM
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I'd really like to see some credible evidence that the Earth is flat. There is far too much evidence of it being round.

I will recommend that you read more and post less.

We'll do a two-step program.

Step 1: Start your reading by ordering a copy of Earth Not a Globe from Amazon.com.

Step 2: Start your posting less by exiting out of this website, never to return again.

<3
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: LiceFarm on January 08, 2010, 09:39:52 AM
I'm posting this from outside Thomas Dolby's house.

I wish he'd go to sleep. Sometimes I think he has no respect for his fans. >:(
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: frostee on January 08, 2010, 05:42:11 PM
whaaaaaaaaaaat? where does Dolby live?
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Daniel on January 31, 2010, 01:04:47 PM
I'm sending off Thomas's membership pack tomorrow.  I should have done it ages ago but I wanted to finish designing/making a special case for it.  Jealous? :)

(http://img12.imageshack.us/img12/779/thomasdolbycase.jpg) (http://img12.imageshack.us/i/thomasdolbycase.jpg/)
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Secret User on January 31, 2010, 01:05:46 PM
Jealous? :)


Very.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Taters343 on January 31, 2010, 01:21:32 PM
I'm now spiraling in depression due to my immense jealousy.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Lord Wilmore on January 31, 2010, 01:28:14 PM
Yeah, in the jealous club too.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: theonlydann on January 31, 2010, 02:08:33 PM
WHAT IN GODS NAME??? I think Member 007 should have a special case for HIS medallion!

Ok Daniel. I'll pony up. How much.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: frostee on January 31, 2010, 09:59:11 PM
Make me a case bitch... And wheres my neck medalion too?!?!?! Make me one of those too
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Nomad on January 31, 2010, 10:07:44 PM
I'm sending off Thomas's membership pack tomorrow.  I should have done it ages ago but I wanted to finish designing/making a special case for it.  Jealous? :)

That's awesome!

Have you sent off the last batch of membership packs yet, by the way?  I thought you did last weekend and thought I'd have it by now  :-X
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Colonel Gaydafi on February 01, 2010, 01:11:37 AM
I am jealous  :'(
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Sentient Fridge on February 01, 2010, 06:31:28 AM
I am jealous  :'(
This-

Oh wait, I haven't even paid up yet...


Soon, soon.
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: Taters343 on February 13, 2010, 02:30:58 PM
Was Thomas Dolby told that he'd be receiving these before you sent them?
Title: Re: We have a new Friend of the Flat Earth!
Post by: frostee on February 13, 2010, 06:53:37 PM
I assume he knew. His address probably isn't public

On a side note I bought Thomas Dolby's Aliens Ate My Buick today for $8 and have Astronauts and Heretics, Golden Age of Wireless and The Flat Earth (special editions) on order