The Order of the Pineapple aka the DisOrder of the Pineapple honors those who have given extraordinary service to “the participatorial study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.” It is an annual award given on 18 Chaos (January 18) which is Pat Pineapple Day.
The Order of the Pineapple was created by the Ĕk-sĕn-trĭks Cluborguild and began on January 18 CE (18 Chaos YOLD), in the year A. D. 1982 (3148 YOLD). On that day the ECG Co-Founder, Founding Vice President Alien, was presented with a pineapple. This was at Mt. Santa Juanita College in California.
The award has been given by various groups. These include the original Ek-sen-triks Cluborguild (1982-1987), the Merry Archers of Paganus Grimlove (1988-1990), Earth Chapter Five of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (1991-1994), the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (2007-2010), and the Order of the Pineapple itself (2011-). The award was apparently not given from 1995-2006.
It is traditional for honorees to eat something containing or resembling pineapple on Pat Pineapple Day, which is January 18 (18 Chaos) of each year. Members are sometimes creative in what they consider to resemble pineapple.
Honorees who have an article on the Discordia.wikia.com website include Rev. Timothy Edward Bowen, Brenton Clutterbuck, Professor Cramulus, R. Crumb, Adam Gorightly, Paganus Grimlove, Pope Hilde, Steve Jackson, Timothy Leary, Reverend Loveshade, Alan Moore, Professor Mu-Chao, Omar Khayyam Ravenhurst, Gypsie Skripto, Miley Spears, DrJon Swabey, Princess Unicornia, Robert Anton Wilson, Fairy Princess Yoshikyoko, Malaclypse the Younger, and Zeus.