THE ALL NEW NON-PATRIOTIC 2008 ART THEME

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Sep 18, 2007 10:32 am

Freedom!
Puerto Rico, my heart's devotion
Let it slip back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the isle of Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe and put that in it
I like to be in America
OK by me in America
Everything free in America
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Postby Imagigrl » Wed Sep 19, 2007 4:41 pm

Now that poem of "Freedom!" would fit in well with the "World Dream" theme. The BMORG can easily transition to a world flavour instead of the limiting one they've slapped down on the burner.

"2008: Whining Man

Street layout:

Apathy
BORG
Corporate
Default
E-Tard
Fratboy
Government
Hat
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Festina Lente..."

ZaphodBurner, you almost made me crap my pants! There certainly is much too much whining on the playa. Much too much! With the exception of "Hat" (at least in the way I think of it, i.e., 'uniquely created art for the discerning noggin'), the negative elements we associate with Burning Man are luckily few and almost entirely listed in your entry. Of course there are good and bad things about the BMORG and the Default world. And of course, E can be rather entertaining although hardly the end all to a great burn. I've done the burns sober- much of the time -and never on E, although I wish I swapped spit at the Smooch Dome when it was aloft on the playa. I do so love a good snog and I don't need to be on E to do it, so there!!
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Burning Man 2008: Tabula Rasa

Postby purgatopia » Thu Sep 20, 2007 6:08 pm

I think the theme should always be Tabula Rasa....in other words, we should not have themes. Yes, I am one of those anti-theme people and I am proud. :-)
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Postby BAS » Thu Sep 20, 2007 7:05 pm

2008: Whining Man

Street layout:

Apathy
BORG
Corporate
Default
E-Tard
Fratboy
Government
Hat


Hmm. The streets need to go to at least "L", so we need a few more.

Irritability
Jerks
Kleptomaniacs
Lookers

(O.K., probably not the best continuation, but what I could come up with at a moment's notice. Better suggestions more than welcome!)


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show your passion & organize early, bitches!

Postby kitten_sf » Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:06 am

it's the biggest open secret on the playa: the 2008 theme is secretly PASSION
(anything else you've heard is just silly nonsense)

To properly observe the real 2008 theme, everyone with a theme camp should go to the "2008 Theme Camp" ePlaya area & post something about what INSPIRES THEIR PASSION for next year...

http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewforum.php?f=107

(OMG I just did that... and it felt great!)
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Postby roland brown » Fri Sep 21, 2007 10:45 am

Burning Man 2008: the microscopic world a celebration of things that are too small to see.
Street Names: Amoeba, Bacterium, Cell, Dendrite, Electron, Flagellum, Golgi apparatus, and so on
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Postby Dust_Kitty » Fri Sep 21, 2007 6:40 pm

How about:

Polarity
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Postby BAS » Fri Sep 21, 2007 11:13 pm

How about: "The Alphabet"? It would make naming the streets really easy, and the Man could stand atop an enormous BM!



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26 Streets for 08

Postby Bell T. » Sun Sep 30, 2007 4:07 pm

In case you all haven't noticed, the city was kinda full this year. We're going to need the whole alphabet for 08. Since so far we are laboring (!) under (!) the ghastly theme of you-know-what, I propose the following for the street names:

ARCO
Bechtel
Chevron
Dinosaur
Exxon
Freighter
Gulf
Hess
Iraq
Kerr-Mcgee
LL&E
Mobile
NIOC
Occidental
Phillips
Quick, clean up the spill!
Royal
Shell
Toxic
Unocal
Vaalpro
Whale blubber
Yesterday
Zap

But my favorite idea still is to change to every-other-year. Give the whole thing a rest. Make it more meaningful. Let the creative energy flow to the regionals. Try something different.

sure....
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Postby klone138 » Wed Oct 03, 2007 9:33 pm

I like the 2008:The Last Burn theme. This is what we could call the streets:

Anarchy
Burn scar
Commerse
Demise
Exodus
Fuck it!
Gone
Horrible waste
Its over
Journey was worth it
Kill that fed
Larrys fault
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Postby BAS » Thu Oct 04, 2007 8:33 am

Isn't is always Larry's Fault?


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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:55 am

Sometimes it is St. Andrew's Fault.
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Postby Mister Jellyfish Mister » Thu Oct 04, 2007 12:57 pm

If religion is a go then I won't like my placement on Zen street.

Every year somebody steals the street signs. Who's up to replace them with something sassy?

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Postby Teo del Fuego » Thu Oct 04, 2007 3:25 pm

funny funny photo!
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Postby BAS » Thu Oct 04, 2007 9:25 pm

Photo a no-go for me.... :(


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Postby spidermonkey » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:41 am

No last burn!!!! )'(
i really like the idea of "down to earth" theme. thats where we all should be and it would really make you think about it.
....everyone who doesn't like the american dream theme could either igore it, or percieve it however they like (the foundations of the american dream, the hopes for the american dream etc), or we could set up some kind of international refugee camp. the image of the playa wrapped in stars and stripes is no good but something can be done :)
fire is wild and untamed, like love...... it can hurt you but you play with it anyways )'(
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Postby HughMungus » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:17 pm

Absintine wrote:Existentialism-
A philosophy that emphasizes the uniqueness and isolation of the individual experience in a hostile or indifferent universe, regards human existence as unexplainable, and stresses freedom of choice and responsibility for the consequences of one’s acts.


I have a solution to existentialism if anybody wants to hear it. :)
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:25 pm

Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:If religion is a go then I won't like my placement on Zen street.

Every year somebody steals the street signs. Who's up to replace them with something sassy?

TACO? TOCA?
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Street Signs

Postby Donna Matrix » Wed Oct 17, 2007 1:45 pm

I'm working on a plan for street signs :idea: ... It will be posted soon as a thread. I wonder how many people care about it though.
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Postby spidermonkey » Wed Oct 17, 2007 3:40 pm

i think many care. chaos and outrage will most likely ensue
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chaos planning

Postby Donna Matrix » Wed Oct 17, 2007 10:22 pm

um... :shock:

posting a plan will result in chaos... that's pretty much what I expect, but....

it would be so very nice to have lighted street sign that can't be stolen... I mean leave the painted wooden ones up and they can taken at will and replaced at will
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Postby spidermonkey » Fri Oct 19, 2007 5:09 pm

i didn't mean that in an unfriendly way at all, just judging by what i have read sofar it might be true. none of it will be coming from me though. don't kill the messanger i say
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Postby Donna Matrix » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:17 pm

Spidermonkey - no offense taken *kiss, kiss*

but I understand the nature of the "post"

we are working behind the scenes and hopefully under the radar for now instead of just complaining but I expect some hits none-the-less

hopefully i can afford enough alcohol to dull the pain

ALSO - I find it hypocritical that people bitch about BM changing and in the same sentence say it's becoming disneyland. WHAT? Disneyland never changes. McDonalds never changes.

BM should change - all the time. That's the fun. I'm glad it not the same all the time. I'm glad the theme is different every year. I like not knowing what to expect. I like the adventure.

If you want same - go to a default corporation and get your fix.

Um... now I feel better. *rant, rant* Now, back to work. :wink:
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Postby Toolmaker » Fri Oct 19, 2007 9:26 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Mister Jellyfish Mister wrote:If religion is a go then I won't like my placement on Zen street.

Every year somebody steals the street signs. Who's up to replace them with something sassy?

TACO? TOCA?
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I think its supposed to be YMCA.

At least thats what my final answer is.
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Postby spidermonkey » Sat Oct 20, 2007 4:49 am

yes.. if there was not the freedom to bitch people would probably just be happy with all the wonderful things they do have/burning man gives, maybe just settle and be happy... freedom to bitch openly -- american dream..? aren't we all taking advantage of it right now?
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Postby mullingitover » Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:23 am

Burning Man 2008: Delicious Bacon
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Postby spidermonkey » Thu Oct 25, 2007 6:46 pm

UGLY DOUGLY WROTE

Puerto Rico, my heart's devotion
Let it slip back in the ocean
Always the hurricanes blowing
Always the population growing
And the money owing
And the sunlight streaming
And the natives steaming
I like the isle of Manhattan
Smoke on your pipe and put that in it
I like to be in America
OK by me in America
Everything free in America


I love it!
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Oct 26, 2007 9:49 am

Go watch West Side Story and let me know if you recognize my work. Eh.
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Postby spidermonkey » Mon Oct 29, 2007 12:36 am

i love west side story:) i was actually in the play in high school. i liked the reference
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Postby Finnegan » Sat Nov 03, 2007 6:45 pm

I second "Passion" as a contender for the theme. Beats the farking hell out of this amerikan dream nonsense.
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