An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

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An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby geospyder » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:10 pm

I know I've seen the discussion on ePlaya before but I cannot find it. I'm looking for a very brief - one, two or three sentence description of Burning Man that I can use for a person who has never even heard of Burning Man before.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby Savannah » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:18 pm

Here's one of the recent threads.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby trilobyte » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:19 pm

I keep it extremely simple. It's an arts and culture festival held in the remote Nevada desert. If they don't care, the conversation continues on. If they're curious, they'll ask about it and I let their questions guide things.

I'm nudging this over to Politics & Philosophy, since I think that's a better fit.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby FIGJAM » Tue Jul 09, 2013 5:25 pm

Burning Man is everything your parents would'nt let you do in the back yard because it....

A. Involved fire.

B. Was to dangerous.

C. May be slightly illegal.

D. They did'nt understand it.

E. The sound would annoy the nieghbors. 8)
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby GreyCoyote » Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:53 am

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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby graidawg » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:22 am

whats the most insane thing you can think of? well thats normal. think of something even more insane. now build it. take it to the desert and break it, now take it home. when you get home make it even more insane, spend all your money and time on it, then take it to the desert again and break it again. keep doing this until satisfied
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby Canoe » Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:34 am

I forget where I saw this, but something along the lines of:
camping in the desert with a large group of drunk naked strangers who are playing with fire.
Definitely not comprehensive, but it does get people thinking.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby MacGlenver » Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:26 am

A week-long desert camping party where one destroys their mind, body, assumptions and belongings.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby geospyder » Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:50 am

Thanks for the ideas...

I have no problem explaining Burning Man verbally face to face. What I was looking for is a one to three sentence written description that would be included with a gift to someone that most likely will have no idea that Burning Man even exists. This is for a M&G that I'm attending next week. We are using a token gift exchange to break the ice since we have not met each other than on a forum similar to ePlaya. The token gift should somehow represent the area we are from. My gift, to represent Nevada, will be one of the pendants that I'll be gifting at Burning Man. I've decided to place a business type card in the box, using one of the sayings I spotted on the link that was posted. It should be a good conversation starter :D

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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby FIGJAM » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:42 am

"It's everything you can imagine, and more of what you can't!" 8)
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:52 am

The best non-polka event going.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby BBadger » Thu Jul 11, 2013 10:33 pm

I've always liked: "A one-week summer camp for adults."

Or you can just call it "that thing in the desert."
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby GreyCoyote » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:08 am

FIGJAM wrote:"It's everything you can imagine, and more of what you can't!" 8)


Totally sig-worthy!
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby 48_love » Fri Jul 12, 2013 1:50 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:The best non-polka event going.


What? You're telling me this now! I thought polka was integral.

Off to the 'tickets available' thread, lol.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby some seeing eye » Fri Jul 12, 2013 4:08 pm

I think a reference to the movie series Mad Max might fit in there...

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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby Token » Fri Jul 12, 2013 6:33 pm

graidawg wrote:whats the most insane thing you can think of? well thats normal. think of something even more insane. now build it. take it to the desert and break it, now take it home. when you get home make it even more insane, spend all your money and time on it, then take it to the desert again and break it again. keep doing this until satisfied


Once you reach satisfaction, load it in a trebuchet, light it on fire and launch it.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 18, 2013 9:45 am

"it's like gently resting your balls on a plate of your mom's spaghetti bolognese"




oh wait, thats dubstep, nevermind.
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Re: An impossible task...brief Burning Man description

Postby Savannah » Thu Jul 18, 2013 11:19 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:"it's like gently resting your balls on a plate of your mom's spaghetti bolognese"




oh wait, thats dubstep, nevermind.


Love this guy. :lol:

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