A Literal Gift...

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A Literal Gift...

Postby Rabbi Dali Rick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:15 am

Greetings and much Love Burning Brothers and Sisters,

In Honor and Remembrance of my Brother, on his Birthday June 12, I decided to honor his memory by releasing my first two books as Free PDF downloads, starting with my first book of Poetry, "The Stupendous Technicolor Transparent See-Through Art and Convenience Store Book..." my poetic discovery of the Burningman experience, and followed soon by my second tome, "In My Solitude".

Note: For some reason the PDF omits the background image, (a beautiful beige linen) throughout, which is in the E-Book version, and gives the overall book a nice feel to it, but even without it, I think the reverent tone I was going for, is there.

Please, Read and Enjoy, and let me know what you think.


http://pl1695.pairlitesite.com/Rebbi/TheStupendousTechnicolorArt.pdf
[edited by moderator to fix link]

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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby catinthefunnyhat » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:19 am

I'm getting a 404 error (website not found). :(
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:32 am

Me too!
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:35 am

Ditto.
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:37 am

You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Elderberry » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:43 am

BBadger wrote:You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."

Why does that greeting always conjure up negative emotions? It's a very common greeting in India and Asia and has nothing to do with hippies or anything new age, really. Are you a racist?
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby trilobyte » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:51 am

I've edited the original post to fix the link.

Thanks for the gift!
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 9:59 am

jkisha wrote:
BBadger wrote:You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."

Why does that greeting always conjure up negative emotions? It's a very common greeting in India and Asia and has nothing to do with hippies or anything new age, really. Are you a racist?


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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby wh..sh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:02 am

BBadger wrote:You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."

ahem, technically, people from India who use "namaste" are very good with technology :)
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby wh..sh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:03 am

jkisha wrote:
BBadger wrote:You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."

Why does that greeting always conjure up negative emotions? It's a very common greeting in India and Asia and has nothing to do with hippies or anything new age, really. Are you a racist?

I am voting for ignorant.

its not even assholier-than-thou tuesdays.
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:22 am

It's just hilarious how much I've seemingly offended people with that. I'm perfectly aware of what "namaste" means. The statement was literally a jab at all the "namaste"s that get tossed around by hippies. Don't take yourselves too seriously guys. :roll:
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Bob » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:26 am

wh..sh wrote:
jkisha wrote:
BBadger wrote:You shouldn't expect more from someone ending a post with "namaste."

Why does that greeting always conjure up negative emotions? It's a very common greeting in India and Asia and has nothing to do with hippies or anything new age, really. Are you a racist?

I am voting for ignorant.

its not even assholier-than-thou tuesdays.


Do people from India reflexively sign all their communications with a "Namaste", as is common with hippies of a certain Age?
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby knowmad » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:47 am

BBadger wrote:It's just hilarious how much I've seemingly offended people with that. I'm perfectly aware of what "namaste" means. The statement was literally a jab at all the "namaste"s that get tossed around by hippies. Don't take yourselves too seriously guys. :roll:


Yeah and you really aught to start taking some things seriously. once again you blurt out what you think, regardless of how it goes down with others.

not caring that you are crapping all over someone's gift thread and making experienced burners wince as you play public douchschnozzle.
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby wh..sh » Wed Jun 13, 2012 10:53 am

Bob wrote:Do people from India reflexively sign all their communications with a "Namaste", as is common with hippies of a certain Age?

Not ALL the communications. But I do reserve my "namaste motherfuckers" signature for special occasions.

Now what hippies choose to do is beyond me and beyond all the "namastes".
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Bob » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:14 am

Arigato, Missus Roboto.
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:19 am

I'll just say that many of the hippies who say "namaste" are taking it out of its contexts in history and culture and repurposing it as some sort of pious add-on that will lend them credibility as a lover of mankind or the universe or--in all too many cases--actually someone who's not a parasite.

I can handle it in yoga classes. I do know hippies who I respect. But not all by a long shot. But the Rebbi's okay...
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:25 am

knowmad wrote:
BBadger wrote:It's just hilarious how much I've seemingly offended people with that. I'm perfectly aware of what "namaste" means. The statement was literally a jab at all the "namaste"s that get tossed around by hippies. Don't take yourselves too seriously guys. :roll:


Yeah and you really aught to start taking some things seriously. once again you blurt out what you think, regardless of how it goes down with others.

not caring that you are crapping all over someone's gift thread and making experienced burners wince as you play public douchschnozzle.
So go fuck yer Day somewhere else.


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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Rabbi Dali Rick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:28 am

Thanks, Mr. T...

and I still love you Badger,





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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:38 am

And hey, the book is nice.
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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Rabbi Dali Rick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 11:45 am

Thanks... Yeah, it looks really nice on the iPad...


It was meant to be a Hardback Tabletop casual browse books...


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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby Rabbi Dali Rick » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:00 pm

Also fixing it by uploading a duplicate file with the posted name...


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Re: A Literal Gift...

Postby BBadger » Wed Jun 13, 2012 12:43 pm

I've run the PDF through an optimizer. The original is 85MB because of only three images in that PDF: the title, the about the author photo, and the last photo. I was able to cut the file size to 1.3MB with Acrobat's File Size Reducer; it reduces the DPI of the images, but it really shouldn't matter because the other content-images are not print-DPI anyway.

Here's the link. The link isn't really meant for distribution (it can be) so I didn't fill it out with all the details.
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