Very worried that there is some sort of "tribute"

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Postby fciron » Sun Sep 27, 2009 9:39 am

So I guess the Man did not raise a single, sparkling left hand into the sky just before the fireworks started. Too Bad. :roll:
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Postby mudpuppy000 » Thu Oct 29, 2009 12:56 pm

I actually saw the man with one arm in the air at one point. I don't remember what day it was, they all seemed to blend into one another.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:15 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Oct 29, 2009 1:16 pm

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Re: It's not a matter of "hate"

Postby spectabillis » Thu Oct 29, 2009 6:38 pm

DeepSpace wrote:But I thought we were supposed to leave the pop culture bullshit of the Default World behind?


its good that you finally realized the joke of what the man has come to represent. its not a community thing, and its come to qualify what many veterans (incl me) wanted bman to avoid.

and forget doing anything about it, fallout and turnover have come to support whatever its built for. its larry harvey's pet project, and if you fuck with it... well, look foreward to at least a year in prison depending on what you do.
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Postby drucake » Mon Dec 07, 2009 8:59 pm

is there really a tribute every year?
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Postby issimo » Sun Dec 27, 2009 1:53 pm

TRIBUTE:
something given or contributed voluntarily as due or deserved

Like the TICKET that gets you in the gate and the assurance it provides that SOMEONE will gather your ashes and mail them home if you are so lucky to fully participate at the random measure of devotion camp, or if you wander around aimlessly so as to be the last person on the playa and someone finally asks you if you need a lift.

Read this:
http://www.burningman.com/whatisburning ... iples.html

Read it again, please.

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Postby carmatic » Mon Dec 28, 2009 12:33 am

hey man chill out, why dont you try to have a good old bit of fun? in the spirit of winter, i shall post this video
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XzcHS7QgjtA[/youtube]
old gamers (and people who use abit of intuition) would know that song came from an ice-based level, hence it is appropriately themed for the time of year...

but anyway on a more serious note, i thought burning man , and alot of other festivals in general, was different for the sake of letting people do whatever they wanted? not as in different for the sake of being different, because that's insular and isolationist, its not some kind of secret underground movement or something

as i see it, the festival is a 'different thing' existing in the same world as the rest of us, not 'the same thing' just in a different, imaginary world...
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Postby Oldguy » Mon Dec 28, 2009 7:53 pm

pssst... it's not real, that's the whole point.
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Postby gyre » Mon Dec 28, 2009 8:11 pm

carmatic wrote:hey man chill out, why dont you try to have a good old bit of fun? in the spirit of winter, i shall post this video

old gamers (and people who use abit of intuition) would know that song came from an ice-based level, hence it is appropriately themed for the time of year...

but anyway on a more serious note, i thought burning man , and alot of other festivals in general, was different for the sake of letting people do whatever they wanted? not as in different for the sake of being different, because that's insular and isolationist, its not some kind of secret underground movement or something

as i see it, the festival is a 'different thing' existing in the same world as the rest of us, not 'the same thing' just in a different, imaginary world...

I think your post was better before you edited.
I thought you had some interesting ideas.
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Postby carmatic » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:41 pm

gyre wrote:I think your post was better before you edited.
I thought you had some interesting ideas.


sorry, but when i edit my posts, it is for a reason... heck i cant even remember what i edited my post for, i thought it was for a spelling mistake, or to rephrase something to make it clearer...

what was it about my pre-edited post which you liked?
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Postby gyre » Mon Dec 28, 2009 10:51 pm

I think I was confusing some ideas from another thread.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Dec 29, 2009 8:24 pm

carmatic wrote:
gyre wrote:I think your post was better before you edited.
I thought you had some interesting ideas.


sorry, but when i edit my posts, it is for a reason... heck i cant even remember what i edited my post for, i thought it was for a spelling mistake, or to rephrase something to make it clearer...

what was it about my pre-edited post which you liked?

Old time eplayans used to include a note.

ETA: this note and to fine tune a grammatical point.
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Re: It's not a matter of "hate"

Postby TomServo » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:11 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
DeepSpace wrote:But I thought we were supposed to leave the pop culture bullshit of the Default World behind?


What have you been smoking?

Michael's Royalty trumps our petty concerns. The world may have ended last month. We're just who's left after Micheal's rapture.


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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 30, 2009 10:37 am

Ha! You should see MY moonwalk!
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Postby oneeyeddick » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:19 pm

oh puke, I just heard the fireworks show at the Arch in Reno for New years is set to MJ's music.

Glad I am staying home.
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Postby LostinReno » Wed Dec 30, 2009 12:57 pm

oneeyeddick wrote:oh puke, I just heard the fireworks show at the Arch in Reno for New years is set to MJ's music.

Glad I am staying home.

No lie????? Ohhhh man, tomorrow is the first time we've planned to go downtown for NYE since '91. Oh icky nnnnnnnooooooooooooo MJ! :?
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Postby gyre » Wed Dec 30, 2009 1:03 pm

I detest music added to fireworks.

If explosives aren't entertaining enough for you, stay home.
Probably the same people that add muzak to nature films.
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