Random "Best of" contributions

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Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:34 pm

As one new to this forum and having never actually been to a Burning Man event, I'd like it if others would be willing to share any sort of "Best of" posts be it pictures, stories/tales/experiences, special encounters, musical magic, costume craziness, camps, transportation, problem and help stories, etc.

I'll be poking around throughout the forum looking for differnet nuggets and tid-bits. Please feel free to suggest favorite forum links.

I'd also be interested in learning of revered "elders" (people with a long and/or coninuous history with the event). Also with later arrivals who just took to it fairly quickly and now are an integral part of the BM community.

Those with political or specialty blogs are welcome to add links here (if that's allowed). I'm interested in the different activist contributions and would be greatly curious as to the range of political views (in the way that Johnny Ramone was a staunch Republican)

I hope this thread gets a lot of activity and is useful to other n00bs.

Warm regards to all.

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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby delle » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:39 pm

Sounds like a project.


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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Thu Aug 18, 2011 4:42 pm

Hopefully one that would be fairly painless to contributers.

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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:00 pm

Thought I'd add this one on my own because it captures the spirit I'm talking about -

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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby FIGJAM » Thu Aug 18, 2011 5:46 pm

Find "Tell me a story" in the open discussion thread!
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby Savannah » Thu Aug 18, 2011 8:02 pm

Here it is. :lol:

Tell Me a Story
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 18, 2011 11:46 pm

When people start to return from TITITITD you're hear ALL SORTS of tales, indeed, some true!
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Tell me a story...

Postby LanceThruster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 8:59 am

Re: Tell me a story...

Thanks for the thread topic. I'll be sure to check it out.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby Savannah » Fri Aug 19, 2011 10:18 am

Hey Lance,

There are lots of great threads with actual playa stories. The main site has a lot of stuff. ePlaya does too, but it takes some digging. Here are two links from the main site to get you started:

http://www.burningman.com/blackrockcity ... index.html

http://blog.burningman.com/tales-from-t ... hronicity/

It's crunch time as far as packing goes, so a lot of people are not spending much time online right now, but after the Burn there will be an explosion of stories. "Tell me a story" is just us making stuff up. :)
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Fri Aug 19, 2011 1:53 pm

Thx Savannnah,

I imagine that the focus for those going is anything other than being online much. In looking for something to show some friends I want to go with me I found Phil Steele's "Burn Monkey" page.

There's some fantistic pics there and it has its own "Best of" section.

It's nice to get a feel for what has gone down in the past as well as get me hyped for the upcoming ones.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:45 am

I would like to add this JWR article to the "Best of" pile as the smug dismissal encapsulates perfectly someone who doesn't get it and for whom freedom is a frightening thing. It further reinforces the idea of a mate as property.

from: What I Saw at Burning Man

Having spent the better part of a week in the desert among naked people, I have come to several conclusions. One, perhaps the ugliest thing in the world is a naked man riding a bicycle. Two, any nudist who claims not to be an exhibitionist is just a lying exhibitionist. Three, and most important, public nudity strips loveliness of any love. As Othello says of Desdemona, "She has eyes, and chose me." Laying one's beauty down in the public square makes impossible such a choice; it is to prefer the eyes of many and to offer one's beauty to all in common. Thus does the beloved rob the lover of his treasure; once it is theirs, it is his no more.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby Savannah » Wed Aug 24, 2011 10:57 am

Indeed, I can't say I agree with that person at all.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Wed Aug 24, 2011 11:14 am

Savannah wrote:Indeed, I can't say I agree with that person at all.


It reminded of a concert review done by someone that can't stand the band in the first place.

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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Aug 24, 2011 12:29 pm

Or yet another event detractor who has no valid concerns yet must babble on. (No, I'm nothing like that!) Yo, dude--just because the idea of your love going nude devalues it, doesn't make that universal or anything. Ask 20 people and you'll end up with at least 23 opinions over a broad range of possible values.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby graidawg » Wed Aug 24, 2011 1:32 pm

ask me again in 22 days, right now i am spending my last evening with my mistress of convenience for the last 6 or 7 months, who though i know it hurts her will take me back when i get back from home. I love you eplaya and all your lovely quirks
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Fri Sep 23, 2011 10:09 pm

I saw foxfur's site and said for him to post this, and then thought, fuck it, that's my job. It deserves to be here as it is exactly the type of commentary I was fishing for. I should be so lucky as to document my own baby burn as well -

http://foxfuramused.com/2011/09/19/what ... rning-man/

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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby Foxfur » Sat Sep 24, 2011 11:21 pm

I was looking at referrer stats on mah blog and wondered what post was throwing so many folks my way...
Have I mentioned that I really like our new friend LanceThruster?
Just look at his (?) contribution to the Jiffy Pop thread...
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?p=740916#p740916
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:37 am

Foxfur wrote:I was looking at referrer stats on mah blog and wondered what post was throwing so many folks my way...
Have I mentioned that I really like our new friend LanceThruster?
Just look at his (?) contribution to the Jiffy Pop thread...
http://eplaya.burningman.com/viewtopic.php?p=740916#p740916
Yay!



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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Sun Sep 25, 2011 9:51 am

graidawg wrote:ask me again in 22 days, right now i am spending my last evening with my mistress of convenience for the last 6 or 7 months, who though i know it hurts her will take me back when i get back from home. I love you eplaya and all your lovely quirks



OK, time's up. Tell us all about it.
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Re: Random "Best of" contributions

Postby LanceThruster » Tue Sep 27, 2011 12:25 pm

kitoconnell wrote:I just finished a review of the People of Burning Man -- a new coffee table book of portraits of Burners by Julian Cash, a.k.a. Supersnail. This book is gorgeous and is a great example of successful Burner Kickstarter fundraising, but you can check out my whole review here:
http://kitoconnell.com/people-of-burningman/

Has anyone else checked this out? What do you think?
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