caution spectabillis, sloppy thinking...
Bob wrote:Mostly I didn't want to be tempted to vouch for facts I couldn't confirm first-hand. I don't think it's meant to be a primer, more a pop/social history..
Bob wrote:...though I'm sure he'd be happy for you to spend money on it for whatever reason.
spectabillis wrote:caution spectabillis, sloppy thinking...
better than having pretense, and thinking i have a better understanding than others after reading a book.so careful yourself genius - because without even reading it i know a fuckload of history that could never be published. and thanks to you now, i have a better appreciation for that value, that i can hold such knowledge over your head.
Fancy wrote:I've never been (but im going this year damnit!). Enjoyed the book, though i'm wondering if any significant changes have occurred since 2003, the most recent burn he discusses.
Teo del Fuego wrote:..and necessarily NOT have a "pretension" of thinking one has a better understanding than others? .. So you know more about BM than me. Who cares...
moonrise wrote:... they brought their pets (3 dogs) to BM in 1993 and for several years after that. TV sets were (destroyed) there too, lmfao. Man do they have baggage. LOL
Simon of the Playa wrote:in all seriousness, i can see both sides and it is a conundrum until you realize that EVERYTHING MUST EVOLVE, OR DIE.
theCryptofishist wrote:I guess what gets me is that various old burners have "outgrown" the event, but are still emotionally involved with it. It's sad really.
nah, your new environment is easy to cope with, just like we deal with the real world where our subcultures take root and thrive. there's quite a few groups now who are not as open, because it successfully limits your influences.
but dont fret little fishy. your radically open environments will still attract plenty of fuckups who cant relate to the world. they always find that your open environment is just the place to put up with them - so we'd rather they hang in your places instead.
spectabillis wrote: there's quite a few groups now who are not as open, because it successfully limits your influences.
spectabillis wrote:moonrise wrote:... they brought their pets (3 dogs) to BM in 1993 and for several years after that. TV sets were (destroyed) there too, lmfao. Man do they have baggage. LOL
lol indeed: with a topic about a book, people think everything's supposed to be taken literally
moonrise wrote:Seems lame to me and to the 2nd and 3rd generation burners I camped with.
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