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In short with minimal effort they could literally transform this place...and make it the defacto communications tool and discussion board that the event deserves.
MikeVDS wrote:I'm not paying for a social networking site, I'm paying for an event.
Archantael wrote:In short with minimal effort they could literally transform this place...and make it the defacto communications tool and discussion board that the event deserves.
Let's strip out the value and contributions of the eplaya to the event.
So...think about it...you're not paying for a social networking site, you are paying for a valuable resource to the event.
unjonharley wrote:What the h was that guys name on A Team?
Archantael wrote:MikeVDS wrote:I'm not paying for a social networking site, I'm paying for an event.
Ok, have it your way! Let's strip out the value and contributions of the eplaya to the event. First thing to go as I start thinking about it: Apokiliptika. That theme camp got kickstarted here. And on it goes from there.. . </soapbox>
porterico wrote:....I would bet that a majority of burners are kind of on the same page with me there. Tend to be more tree huggerish than environmental disasters.....
porterico wrote:interesting to attend my first burning man amid this ideologic controversy / rift... maybe a new religion will have to split off or something...
Seems pretty cool to me that I'll be able to have a look at enviro gadgets with a bunch of freaks. I'm kind of a sustainabilty freak and have had green ideas turning in my head long before the word "sustainability" was heard on the news every day, or people were buying carbon offsets for their plane ticket. Yawn... environmentalism is practically a forgone conclusion... the government and the man just lag sadly behind.
I would bet that a majority of burners are kind of on the same page with me there. Tend to be more tree huggerish than environmental disasters. Tend to actually give a shit about the prospect of stepping on a little desert flower when sidestepping was an option.
my opinion is that I think much more will be gained by these companies and the community at large eventually than just a few sales of solar panels... a lot of the technology leaps have already been made for a really environmentally sound future, it is more about implementation now... is it not?... getting other people off their asses... or setting a good example.
When I heard the theme was "Green Man" the first thing I thought of was... shit this is like a perfect reason for me to start "sustainability" conversations with people and see where they go.
these types of discussions are going to take place this year, it is not just going to be a bunch of people whining about corporate sponsors, it will be a shitload of people doing whatever they want to do, but people like me will probably at least try to engage with others that are interested on this whole green topic... especially around the pavilllion (seems logical eh?)
Whenever there is a disadvantage there lies inside it an advantage, I'm not sure what that advantage is for anyone except me, but it was easy for me to see.
I do know that I've sat here and read 11 pages of the controversy that has been unfolding over the last 2.5 weeks or so, so I guess I've updated myself on "what is going on"... now I'm pretty ambivilent about how it will all pan out.
I will say though as well that the donkey fucking videos, and the monkey fucking a donkey on a pile of burning tires while tipping over toxic waste barrells... made me laugh my fucking ass off...
jacktrash wrote:My predictions this year-
The night will become light, then dark, then light again, as Quetzalcoatl devours the moon...
Pepsi will pass out 42,000 bottles of Vitamin Water, free. You will get a grab bag from Sprint at the gate, given by the gatekeepers, already filled with some swag ($2 gift card from Starbucks, $5 gift card for iTunes, a blinky light of the Ford logo, etc etc)
So many fucking skywriters...Jesus now uses them exclusively for sending messages to his chosen on the playa.
I had a dream about trees on the playa, so you will see many trees. 6 of them will be really cool, and 4 of them will be electric shock trees that scream and grab you.
This is the year someone actually shoots a bunny during the Bunny parade, folks rejoice, bunnies never return to the playa.
You will hear so much shit about the environment, that you will hope that an enormous fiery comet comes Sat. night and blows us to bits (to
make way for a galactic highway). You will hate Al Gore, Leo DiCaprio, and all the other fucking celebrities you will see out there (I am looking at you, Cameron Diaz). Trust me, they are coming, and it will be really weird watching Woody Harrelson walk through center camp. You will be muttering "Fuck your'green'...fuck your'green'" over and over. Someone is going to bring an actual polar bear for rides and photo ops.
This is the year Spectators outnumber Particpants, so make it a good show everyone!!! Places people, you are onstage in five minutes!!!
Transformers are real, and they have been fitted with Tesla coils for your evening entertainment this year.
You will recognize 17.3 people, and remember 5 names, 3 of them real-world names, not their playa names.
Friday night will not be as good as Thursday night, because you are hanging out with some new folks that need to piss a lot.
1386 people will misplace their cameras.
172 couples will break up on the playa, 493 couples will meet and consummate on the playa...out of these, 58 of these couples will get married in real life within two years. 84 children will be conceived between Friday and Sunday.
You will end up having one of the pivotal conversations of your life 14 meters from a porta-potty, around 2:38am, on Friday night.
After it rains Weds. and Sunday, you will think to yourself, "Maybe next year I will go to Machu Picchu instead."
You will work on one part of your costume for an extremely inordinate amount of time, only to have it end up looking really sucky after it was smashed in your luggage by the airport TSA guy, who showed it to another TSA guy, who laughed, said you were "a fag", and placed it
the wrong side up back in your suitcase. Another spiritual exercise in the futility of efforts and "letting go".
You will catch yourself saying "This has got to be the most wonderful place I could be right now on this whole planet...", then you will immediately wonder why you have not shit in three days.
6,804 of you who attend this year will never,ever come back to the playa, for some reason or another.
Bring a coat. A warm coat.
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Teo del Fuego wrote:ya learn something new every day....didn't know Tribe was THE place to be to discuss Burning Man. I find ePlaya much easier to navigate, it doesn't have obnoxious adverts, and this whole "Friends" crap on Tribe reminds me of the high school rush to have as many people as possible sign your yearbook. But, then, I am over 30.
actiongrl wrote:D'you mean the real Tribe mashing up with the real ePlaya, or a hypothetical mixing of the two?
Ads? What about a mashup between fake ads and fake businesses (i.e. Piss Clear) and a real burner based business like...I dunno...Utilikilt, Tribe, Cool Neon, and even smaller businesses. I think that might be fun. If BM is a community, can't we market our products to folks within our community? It's already happening on Tribe (i.e. Ilaniowear, Lulievision).
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