OVER THE TOP

Fertility 2.0 - Black Rock City is a kind of Petri dish. Theme camps cling in fertile clusters to its latticework of streets, artworks tumble out of it, like pollen on the air. These nodes of interaction mutate, grow and reproduce their kind. Burning Man communities have now escaped this capsule world: our culture in a Petri dish has effloresced - it spreads across five continents. This year's art theme contemplates the tendency of any being or living system to create abundant life.

OVER THE TOP

Postby lemur » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:17 pm

..out of all of the cheezy 80s stuff to pick.. some burners latched on to mad max?

..for my money.. i think burner culture is best represented by hit underground trucker armwrestling culture film OVER THE TOP.

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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby ygmir » Sat Nov 19, 2011 10:23 pm

this, from a strepsirrhine primate........really............
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby juloxx » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:47 am

Fists of the North Star does a pretty good job
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby lemur » Tue Dec 06, 2011 1:35 pm

we shouldnt forget where stalone finishes out the best arm wrestling trucker film of all time..

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another reason for this to be the foundation of burner culture.


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and this:

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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Nipple » Tue Dec 06, 2011 6:39 pm

When I was in school, this movie came out. None of us had SEEN it, but we were pretty sure it was the most badass thing ever to be an arm wrestler based on the commercials.

Arm wrestling became a problem in the class. The teacher decided to resolve it by pairing us off, and having us arm wrestle for M&Ms.

Some of us, took this as a challenge wherein we would become quite literally some kind of candy KING, and we'd reign upon a BOUNTIFUL HOARD of candy, but only after we'd crawled right over defeated and lifeless body of our opponent.

Others, mostly GIRLS, figured it out and ended up taking turns rapidly allowing themselves to LOSE, which earned each of them a little baggy of M&Ms.

Others, like my opponent, and childhood bully, Ricky C. (WHOM I JUST FOUND VIA LINKEDIN*) walked away with 3 or 4.

Not being a strong child, I walked away with 0 M&Ms.

For a long time there was an M&M shaped hole in my heart, but doctors were able to repair it.

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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby oneeyeddick » Tue Dec 06, 2011 10:28 pm

better yet piss on some M&M's and leave those on his doormat.
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Postby Drawingablank » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:48 pm

I've never seen Over the Top (or even heard of it before), but actually Mad Max was 1979. There was plenty of fertile pickings in the 70's as well - many of which seem to be represented on the playa.

Alice in wonderland
American graffiti
Animal House
Apocalypse Now
Blazing saddles
Cabaret
Caligula
Clockwork Orange
Exorcist
Flash Gordon
Fritz the Cat
Grease
International Velvet
JC Superstar
Kentucky Fried Movie
Logans Run
Monty Python and The Holy Grail
One flew over the cukoo's nest
Pink Flamingos
Robin Hood
Rocky Horror
Saturday Night Fever
Slaughter House 5
Star Wars
The Sting
Taxi driver
THX1138
Tommy
Up In Smoke
Willi Wonka
Young Frankenstein

Just to name a few, plus a myriad of disaster and horror movies.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:51 pm

Oh dear, are we going to become a "all-the-culture-I-got-comma-I-got-from-the-movies" group now?
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Postby lemur » Wed Dec 07, 2011 1:58 pm

i guess you think books are better!!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Dec 07, 2011 2:01 pm

Well, I pretty much confessed to that in the celebrity threads. But silly as I find the themes, I think they are "better" when they are vague, rather than tied too tightly to any one piece of cultural expression. I mean, what would we do if the theme was "Mozart's Magic Flute" except have 1000 dick jokes?
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby EspressoDude » Wed Dec 07, 2011 4:55 pm

....leaves space for OneEyedDick to comment......
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Postby oneeyeddick » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:12 pm

We have an obligation to make space for everyone, we have no obligation to make that space pleasant.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Bob » Thu Dec 08, 2011 7:53 pm

What time is it?

Oh, December.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 08, 2011 9:24 pm

Bob wrote:What time is it?

Oh, December.

AKA the Silly Season...

Or am I underscoring just a bit too hard?
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby lemur » Fri Dec 09, 2011 2:32 am

get back to work!!

its only about a month away from ticket buying time ...


then once everyone calms down and realizes that they do have a ticket and burning man isnt over then the real work begins.


youll be wishing you did like HAWKS did, in OVER THE TOP.. and drove your Autocar diesel around with a big shipment of BRUTE.. working those muscles all the way with your in-cab weight lifting machine.

you only got a month!!! bulk up those muscles.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:19 am

i'll take the underdog, everytime.


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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:22 am

i secretly identify with spaz.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:23 am

one of my favorite scenes.....ever.........
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:28 am

when you get right down to it, it just doesn't matter, and this is, in essence, true freedom.

Not to ever Give Up, far from it, because it doesn't matter means you try even harder.


screw you buddha, bill murray can make zen koans too,
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:43 am

so many zen scenes.......really a movie for life.

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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 8:55 am

camper, CIT, Counselor.....did it for seven years in Bethlehem NH, in the heart of the white mountains.


a lot of "Firsts" there...valuable lessons learned, and i didnt drive my parents crazy for 8 weeks every summer because i was somewhere else.

win-win.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:04 am

**jealous**..........I always dreamed of doing that......I never got the chance........so now, I'm making my own, in the mountains, at my "Hof"........
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:13 am

the thing about camp is, if you're not diligent about certain things it quickly devolves into lord of the flies.

kinda like Burning Man.
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Re: OVER THE TOP

Postby ygmir » Fri Dec 09, 2011 9:29 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:the thing about camp is, if you're not diligent about certain things it quickly devolves into lord of the flies.

kinda like Burning Man.


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