“The First Laugh” by Richard F. Yates

When espousing a new ideology, conceiving a new way of looking at the world and interacting with the players on the stage of life, one must be CONFIDENT and CONVINCING! And, in my opinion, NOTHING is more convincing than a good propaganda poster! You can have your stone tablets (very heavy) and your sacred texts (difficult to decipher,) but what WE want is to appeal to the regular folks—on the ground—livin’ life… What THE PEOPLE respond to (today) is quick, witty phrases, a message they can kind of grasp (but that probably has some deeper meaning that they’ll PRETEND to understand,) and a flashy graphic! And that’s what we’ve made!


the first laugh - (peg)

It’s a conversion story and a quick set of talking points, on which we will build our utilitarian, entertaining, ideological structure—plus, it has a U.F.O. in it—and some eyes, for people who think Illuminati stuff is cool.

The image is available as a crypto-art piece from my MakersPlace store and is being published in an edition of 23 pieces! (That’s all! Forever!!) Folks who wish to attain the ranks of Grand Jester or Holy Fool in our disorganization will have a much easier time if they are one of the FEW humans (or other entities—we don’t discriminate based on species) who actually OWNS a verifiably rare, digital copy of this FOUNDATIONAL work! We’re talking GROUND FLOOR here, folks!

There are also pdf files of the poster available (easily printable at most copy shops, and measuring 11 x 17 inches) that I can send you if you just want to have a copy for the wall of your home or office or COMEDY CLUB! (Maybe that’s what we’ll call our sacred gathering places… And local “district” branches can be known as SIT-COMS!?!?)

Anyway, Snake and Bunny and I have been hard at work, thinking about this new ideology, even though it may LOOK like we’re just reading comics and watching TV—that’s how we MEDITATE and attempt to attain HUMOROUS EUPHORIA (a very HOLY state, in our belief system!!!) and we are planning to produce more materials, very soon, to help flesh out this nascent conceptual movement!

Someday, we might even come up with a NAME for this movement, but we don’t want to prematurely jump the gun before we’ve looked it in the eye! (Look before you leap… And don’t jump the gun… And don’t fire until you see the whites of their eyes… Umm… And several other wise sayings that I can think of right now…) If you have ideas that you believe (or were told by aliens) will help further THE CAUSE, then please feel free to mention them in the comments below OR contact me directly, somehow. (I’m open to psychic conversation from 2:00 P.M. until 4:00 P.M., Monday through Thursday, and by appointment on the weekends…)

If you are interested in receiving a copy of the pdf, contact me here:

richardfyates (at) gmail.com

Although, I really do recommend being one of the lucky few who actually owns THE FIRST LAUGH as a crypto-art piece, (available at my MakersPlace store,) if you want a TRULY rare bit of ideological history. Those suckers are going to sell out pretty quickly, especially once we start releasing the CRYPTO-ART-CURRENCY that we’ve got planned, which you’ll be able to use to conjure any number of psycho-spiritual-magical experiences… BUT…. I’ve said too much…. The world might not be QUITE ready for FULL REVELATION…. Yet…. (Ha!)

—Richard F. Yates
(Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.)



About richardfyates

Compulsive creator of the bizarre and absurd. (Artist, writer, poet, provocateur...)
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