2011 Burningman Art Theme Sucks!

Does This Art Theme

Poll ended at Thu Aug 25, 2011 10:10 am

Suck Donkey Balls?
14
28%
Fill You With Nausea and Ennui?
6
12%
Make You Want to Burn Your Gear Now, So You Don't Go?
6
12%
Put a Hit Out on Larry Harvey?
7
14%
Make You Long For "The Green Man"?
17
34%
 
Total votes : 50

2011 Burningman Art Theme Sucks!

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:10 am

I don't know what it is yet, but I am sure of that.
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Rites of Passage

Postby Blurt » Sat Sep 04, 2010 10:53 pm

I like it. I can relate to it. When I went through puberty, all I got was a coupon for kotex. Burning Man was my real entry into womanhood....
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Postby Kinetik V » Sat Sep 04, 2010 11:13 pm

All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)
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Postby AltTabMatt » Sun Sep 05, 2010 5:48 pm

Camp wet dream and akward erection coming in 2011.
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Postby The Bass » Mon Sep 06, 2010 10:53 am

Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


agree with all of this - BUT - Rites of Passage _should_ be a very good theme. Certainly kicks the ass of "American Dream."
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Postby TomServo » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:28 am

Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 06, 2010 6:50 pm

TomServo wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.

Remembering that conversation we had on the board earlier this year, about the sailors' rituals for crossing the equator...well...there are...possibilities.
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Postby thirt33n » Mon Sep 06, 2010 11:09 pm

now i can come here again...since i'll be going in 2011. 2002 was my first year and i felt lucky. ...didn't understand all the hate for the compass degrees instead of clock streets at the time but it was confusing.
hope you all had fun whatever you did this week..

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It's awesome..

Postby Yobi Bear » Tue Sep 07, 2010 8:09 am

I saw Larry announce it Tue evening on the Playa. We were walking up the inner circle when we heard his voice and followed it to se him. I think it is very appropriate and considering my experience at this, our 1st burn, Burning Man is a Rite of Passage in and of itself.

Why wouldn't you like it??
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:08 am

A "This Theme Sucks" thread is traditional.
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Postby unjonharley » Tue Sep 07, 2010 9:43 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.

Remembering that conversation we had on the board earlier this year, about the sailors' rituals for crossing the equator...well...there are...possibilities.


Like standing for hours, looking through two rolls of toilet paper.. Looking for the equator.. With your pants down around your ankels..BTDT
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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Sep 07, 2010 10:36 am

unjonharley wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.

Remembering that conversation we had on the board earlier this year, about the sailors' rituals for crossing the equator...well...there are...possibilities.


Like standing for hours, looking through two rolls of toilet paper.. Looking for the equator.. With your pants down around your ankels..BTDT

There are people on the board who might be talked into that!
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Postby TheJudge » Thu Sep 09, 2010 2:57 pm

Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


And as a result, every year we have fish cars, pirate ships and other things that dont relate to the yearly theme at all.
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Postby Da Mule » Thu Sep 09, 2010 3:03 pm

Does This Art Theme
Suck Donkey Balls? 30% [ 6 ]
Fill You With Nausea and Ennui? 20% [ 4 ]
Make You Want to Burn Your Gear Now, So You Don't Go? 10% [ 2 ]
Put a Hit Out on Larry Harvey? 15% [ 3 ]
Make You Long For "The Green Man"? 25% [ 5 ]



For all those (6 at current count) who chose the option "Suck Donkey Balls", the line forms to the right.

Ahh, yeah....that's good, right there, right there.
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What theme

Postby artcrash » Mon Sep 13, 2010 11:07 am

Same old shit, some Larry generated nonsense that at least 90% of the population ignores anyway. A radical self expression event.....should be exactly that. Who needs a theme? Be your own theme! [/b]
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Re: Rites of Passage

Postby Lassen Forge » Mon Sep 13, 2010 1:07 pm

Blurt wrote:I like it. I can relate to it. When I went through puberty, all I got was a coupon for kotex. Burning Man was my real entry into womanhood....


There's my art installation - The Wall of Passage - A christo's fence-like structure parodying the US Flag made of Kotex, wrappers, and Tampax Tube clusters for stars... Perfect!

(Yeah, that stupid "free sample" coupon, fracking commercialism consumerism thrust on young women everywhere by the corporations, try to get me on brand loyalty my kooch... Worked well, Kimberly-Clark... Guess which brand I never bought?)
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Postby unjonharley » Tue Sep 14, 2010 8:52 am

Only thing I can come up with so far is


A Port-A-Potty door set in deep playa.. Name of the project would be: Pass Within.

That would be to much for small minds.. Puns are out of style.
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Postby Oldguy » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:07 pm

As I am pushing 60 now, I'd like to see a funeral Camp. Passing on is indeed a rite of passage. River Styx, Pearly Gates, or the Black Buggy will get us all someday.

I'd like to see a New Orleans style Jazz Parade. Ten years since the levees fell.

Religious, social, cultural, education passages are marked by celebration or events. Let's PARTY !!!
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Postby unjonharley » Tue Sep 14, 2010 2:36 pm

Oldguy wrote:As I am pushing 60 now, I'd like to see a funeral Camp. Passing on is indeed a rite of passage. River Styx, Pearly Gates, or the Black Buggy will get us all someday.

I'd like to see a New Orleans style Jazz Parade. Ten years since the levees fell.

Religious, social, cultural, education passages are marked by celebration or events. Let's PARTY !!!


Re. the potty door art.. Pass as in bowl movement
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Postby Cheyenne_Morningstar » Wed Sep 29, 2010 6:26 am

How about a skull and bones camp, a 'Scottish Rite' Freemasonry camp or a massive Mayan Pyramid with a big boy logo on top?
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Re: What theme

Postby junglesmacks » Wed Sep 29, 2010 7:17 am

artcrash wrote:Same old shit, some Larry generated nonsense that at least 90% of the population ignores anyway. A radical self expression event.....should be exactly that. Who needs a theme? Be your own theme!


This.
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Postby Fire_Moose » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:37 am

I gots a rite of passage for ya Larry!


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Postby unjonharley » Wed Sep 29, 2010 8:54 am

Fire_Moose wrote:I gots a rite of passage for ya Larry!


/grabs crotch



Should that read: "grad socks!"
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Sep 29, 2010 10:05 am

Cheyenne_Morningstar wrote:How about a skull and bones camp, a 'Scottish Rite' Freemasonry camp or a massive Mayan Pyramid with a big boy logo on top?

See this is the problem with our highly interconnected world. People from teh UK shouldn't know about Bob's Big Boy. (It's okay if they know about Lard Lad--I don't mind that the Simpsons has passed beyond our borders.) I'm sorry, it's just wrong. And what a way to represent for ourselves. We should hang our heads in shame.
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Postby weirdscience » Wed Sep 29, 2010 11:03 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.

Remembering that conversation we had on the board earlier this year, about the sailors' rituals for crossing the equator...well...there are...possibilities.


i know one swimming across a giant trash container that contains bilge water trash and anything else that was in the bilge water and the trash container... my moms boyfriend is ex navy he had to do this lol
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Postby Tamino » Mon Nov 22, 2010 10:55 am

[quote="Cheyenne_Morningstar"]How about a skull and bones camp, a 'Scottish Rite' Freemasonry camp or a massive Mayan Pyramid with a big boy logo on top?[/quote]

Skull & Bones?? White boys masturbating in coffins?
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Postby BAS » Tue Nov 23, 2010 2:21 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
unjonharley wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
TomServo wrote:
Kinetic V wrote:All themes suck. Besides, everyone knows the event was better last year!

(2002's Floating World theme still remains my personal favorite!)


Not really referring to the theme, but 2002 and 2010 are competing, to be my favorite year. 2002 gave us La Contessa....and while she's gone, I still see a lot of boats on the playa.

Remembering that conversation we had on the board earlier this year, about the sailors' rituals for crossing the equator...well...there are...possibilities.


Like standing for hours, looking through two rolls of toilet paper.. Looking for the equator.. With your pants down around your ankels..BTDT

There are people on the board who might be talked into that!


Wait-- you mean I was supposed to wait for a THEME to do that at BM?!! :shock:
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Postby NotANugget » Sat Mar 12, 2011 2:54 am

On a personal note-
I had a 12 year relationship explode and disolve while my father went from being cancer free to having to be moved into hospice.

And it is just March.... :(

For me at least, this year's theme is hauntingly apropos.
You awaken from the fairyland dream
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You realise your a part of the machine
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Postby graidawg » Sat Mar 12, 2011 3:24 am

yea this years theme is appropriate for me too.

I'm having some real issues in my life at the moment and its only thinking about burning man and the personal rite of passage of actually achieving something difficult that stopping me just jacking it all in.
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