The Order of the Pineapple is also called the DisOrder of the Pineapple and the Pineapple DisOrder, but it's usually abbreviated O.P. (The award has also been called Patus Pineappleus Bromeliadic and the winners The P. P. Bromeliadics or Bromedliaddicts). It honors those who have given extraordinary service to “the participatorial study of comedic attitudes and eccentric tendencies.” Many of the early winners were members of one of the chapters of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (ECG), the Discordian Division of the Ek-sen-triks CluborGuild (D & D of the ECG), Colonial Williamsburg, or Discordians, but that is not strictly required. The O.P. is awarded to very few people, those who are especially servicey. It's presented on only one day a year, January 18 CE, which is 18 Chaos of the Discordian calendar. That date is recognized as Pat Pineapple Day. Pat is the Mascot of the ECG and Patron Saint of the D & D of the ECG.
Kerry Thornley was admitted to this exclusive group in 1994 (only one or two members are admitted each year, and include Malaclypse the Younger, Alan Moore, Sondra London, R. Crumb, Dr. Demento, Timothy Leary, Robert Anton Wilson, Robert Shea, and others). Jan. 18 is Robert Anton Wilson's birthday.
Below is a scan of the original certificate accepted by Kerry Thornley.