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Kibology is a parody religion, named after Kibo, the central figure. Practitioners of Kibology are called Kibologists or (sometimes more disdainfully) Kibozos.

James "Kibo" Parry and his friends began Kibology about 1989 at the suggestion of Mark Jason Dominus. In its early Usenet days it was centered in the newsgroups talk.bizarre and alt.slack, until the creation of alt.religion.kibology[1][2] in late 1991. The faux religion aspect faded in the mid-1990s, and the newsgroup became oriented to the sense of humor of Kibo and his "followers". A similar Internet phenomenon exists surrounding the Church of the SubGenius; some posters also "wackyparse", which is to say, they comment on misreadings with humorous effect.

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  1. ^ Baczewski, Philip (1994). Philip Baczewski (ed.). Tricks of the Internet Gurus (1 ed.). Indianapolis: Sams Publishing. ISBN 978-0-672-30599-3. LCCN 94067090. one Usenet group named for him, alt.religion.kibology, has at least 88,000 subscribers.
  2. ^ Morten T. Højsgaard; Margit Warburg (2005). Religion and cyberspace. Routledge. pp. 55–56. ISBN 978-0-415-35767-8. Retrieved 6 August 2011.

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