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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 02, 2012 9:20 am

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby wh..sh » Wed May 02, 2012 10:16 am

I hope they bring only 54,999 clown noses because I am going to be unique and wear a pig nose.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Wed May 02, 2012 10:52 am

SRSLY, how can you deny the fun presented here?



or the beauty here?

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Wed May 02, 2012 11:18 am

Hey, no making fun of my heart just because it was ripped from a baboon's chest by an Aztec priest before it was implanted in me! (I have creative health plan.)
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 02, 2012 11:24 am

my cold heart can see the beauty in alot of things.

like covering the entire playa in ice cream, Hot Chocolate and whipped cream and handing out 55,000 spoons...

except it would make a big fucking mess.

oh wait...

nevermind...

full steam ahead clown, Circus Peanuts be Damned!...

go ahead, get on Ellen, make it spread like a virus amongst the Dumb Masses, DumbAsses who actually watch that show.

bring 55,000 pieces of trash to the playa and force everyone to wear them so that you can say that it somehow brightened their day thru the all mighty power of the Foam Nose.

as you wish.

you were warned.

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Wed May 02, 2012 11:41 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:my cold heart can see the beauty in alot of things.

like covering the entire playa in ice cream, Hot Chocolate and whipped cream and handing out 55,000 spoons...

except it would make a big fucking mess.

oh wait...

nevermind...

full steam ahead clown, Circus Peanuts be Damned!...

go ahead, get on Ellen, make it spread like a virus amongst the Dumb Masses, DumbAsses who actually watch that show.

bring 55,000 pieces of trash to the playa and force everyone to wear them so that you can say that it somehow brightened their day thru the all mighty power of the Foam Nose.

as you wish.

you were warned.

the cliff is over there, make sure you and your lemmings clean up after you're done.


Lemmings coated in ice cream sundaes who watch Ellen!
Don't ALL the teeming, "dumbass" masses need even a little of what we (that's YOU and I Simon) bring to the Playa?
Ice Cream? Noses? Art cars? Sparkle Ponies? Burn Wall St.? Radical Inclusion? Spoons?
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Wed May 02, 2012 11:45 am

Hey, maybe not.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Wed May 02, 2012 11:47 am

...and what about the other 50K (give or take) I want to make available to everyone, everywhere else, that wants one?
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 02, 2012 1:05 pm

i suppose that you've already pitched this idea to Ben & Jerry then...
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby lucky420 » Wed May 02, 2012 1:16 pm

+1000000000000 for Simon
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ANNOUNCING: PISTACHIO STAND

Postby lemur » Wed May 02, 2012 1:39 pm

YEP

you heard it right.

I plan on bringing two pallets of pistachios to burning man this year.

one pallet sized container will be left on the open playa for all people to use, it will be open and free to grab from..unattended.. there will be rolls of bags like you get at the bulk food store.

one pallet is 500kg ..im guessing that should last.. I imagine people crowding around the pallet and enjoying the company of others as they eat pistachios, one of everyones favorite nuts..

I think that pistachios are probably the best nut for sharing company with at burning man, the time it takes to open each one leaves people time to talk without having food in their mouth.. bringing us closer together as we eat and share an experience.

within the city i plan to hand out the other pallet worth of pistachios to many camps, I have already got the people at Playa Info and the Center Camp Cafe to give some out to everyone who comes, there will also be bowls of pistachios at the DMV and any other camp i can get them in.

I think we should all embrace the nut that gives us time to talk, the pistachio.

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed May 02, 2012 2:00 pm

now to be fair, evidently this project has had some success at regionals, and without a moop problem.


i think tex should possibly present his plan to eliminate the stray noses that, at least to me, are the largest concern.


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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby lemur » Wed May 02, 2012 2:21 pm

we already covered that!!!

sftex wrote:Now to MOOP concerns:

Almost everything can be MOOP on Playa, we agree, right?
So, once it's gifted and accepted or requested and the Nose in in their hands, is it not THEIR RESPONSIBILITY to keep it from becoming MOOP?


when prodded a bit the reply was:

sftex wrote:I'll take full responsibility and gather a team to check the trash fence every day.

Now that we have the MOOP concern covered, anyone else have anything positive and constructive to add?




so now that the moop concern is covered.. can we get to the worrisome talk about who is and who isnt a spectator and the ultimate goal of burning man!?
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby ygmir » Wed May 02, 2012 2:23 pm

sftex wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:my cold heart can see the beauty in alot of things.

like covering the entire playa in ice cream, Hot Chocolate and whipped cream and handing out 55,000 spoons...

except it would make a big fucking mess.

oh wait...

nevermind...

full steam ahead clown, Circus Peanuts be Damned!...

go ahead, get on Ellen, make it spread like a virus amongst the Dumb Masses, DumbAsses who actually watch that show.

bring 55,000 pieces of trash to the playa and force everyone to wear them so that you can say that it somehow brightened their day thru the all mighty power of the Foam Nose.

as you wish.

you were warned.

the cliff is over there, make sure you and your lemmings clean up after you're done.


Lemmings coated in ice cream sundaes who watch Ellen!
Don't ALL the teeming, "dumbass" masses need even a little of what we (that's YOU and I Simon) bring to the Playa?
Ice Cream? Noses? Art cars? Sparkle Ponies? Burn Wall St.? Radical Inclusion? Spoons?



I suppose you've contacted the proper authorities?

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Thu May 03, 2012 4:21 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:now to be fair, evidently this project has had some success at regionals, and without a moop problem.
i think tex should possibly present his plan to eliminate the stray noses that, at least to me, are the largest concern.
Tex?


Thanks Simon.
Again, to be fair, I need to spell out this MOOP concern and this will be my last/best attempt.
Also, to be fair, I'm feeding trolls here, but in the spirit of MY idea of Burning Man, I owe this to everyone who MIGHT read this thread, Lemur and others notwithstanding.

On the subject of MOOP.
First, EVERYTHING ON THE PLAYA that's brought in from outside has the POTENTIAL to be MOOP. Let's agree with that. EVERYTHING, well, except items too large to float or be carried away by the environment.
So, certainly my project has that potential. We've been down this road and you can pick on this project b/c that's YOUR brand of fun, and you're free to do so.
How then, am I going to attempt to mitigate the impact of MOOP?

Every distribution point will have noses in 55 gallon (or smaller) plastic, heavy barrels, the tops of which will be covered by a sheet of latex that's been sealed around the top edge with a slit in the middle so people can reach in and grab a nose.
Unless someone grabs too many at once, the Noses WON'T fly away at random, they are essentially sealed in place.

Really, beyond that, I'll request that these distro points (within reason) tend to the Noses and their distribution. It's the best case scenario. I don't think to many people will fuck this up, but hey...you never know, it IS Burning Man and mistakes DO happen. If some Noses get loose, they get loose, but it won't be from ME or any supporters lack of making an effort to prevent that...

Next, given the nature of this project...I've seen EVERYTHING THAT COULD BE A COSTUME ACCESSORY or other "OH LOOK at that COOL THING ON THE GROUND" picked UP by people. Whom here hasn't played "fishing for ravers"? Burning Man attendees (Burners, Vets, Birgins, etc) tend to police the Playa very well and it's really, REALLY doubtful that too many stray Noses are going to end up ruining YOUR Burn, MY Burn or anyone' elses...like a roving pack of ever-expanding tribbles.
Also, I've worn a Nose in EVERY CONDITION, even out as a Greeter in whiteout, knock-you-down windstorms and as a conscious human...I REMOVE it when the going gets rough. Again, that's ME and I have an unending optimism about human nature and expect other's would follow suit. Maybe they won't, maybe they will. I'm not god, hence I'm not omnipresent nor omniscient in regards to behavioral patterns in the desert while potentially being under the influence of ???

Last, I WILL have myself and others patrol the trash fence at least once a day in sections, to make a concerted effort to remove any "strays".

That's it.

If anyone here wants to address MOOP again with me, please do it this way:

Send me a PM with your phone number and I'll call you directly and we can discuss this as adults. That's right, you can CALL ME or I'll call YOU.
Otherwise, you'll just be ignored, period.
I'm done feeding trolls here who's, seemingly, only form of recreation is to play games. I've asked many of you point blank what YOU'VE done for Burning Man, what YOU CONTRIBUTE, what separates YOU from being a SPECTATOR or to put out the Principles and to date, none of you have answered. Wanna throw stones? We could volley rocks all day, but I'm done with that.
That tells me you are, for lack of a more gentle term and coming from a Southern Boy, a chickenshit.
Which is MOOP, unless you specifically have a form in to the Org for "Camp Chickenshit", and then I'd like to come by and bring cocktail makings for Happy Hour once you have your coordinates :)

Thanks again Simon for the Olive Branch...
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 03, 2012 4:28 pm

no problem tex.


i think that you are probably going to be more concerned about this issue than many others as a result of this on-line hazing.


if this is what you want to do, and you really put your heart and soul into it, who am i to poo-poo on your parade.

thanks for actually putting up with us, we are a snarky bunch of motherfuckers.

bring the noses, remind people about moop, spread your clowniness....go for it.








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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 03, 2012 4:30 pm

And nipple wants two for his lemurs.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 03, 2012 4:32 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:And nipple wants two for his lemurs.



now THATS Funny.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Thu May 03, 2012 4:43 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:no problem tex.

thanks for actually putting up with us, we are a snarky bunch of motherfuckers.


Speaking of snark, guess how many button ideas my wife and I have contributed to THIS site:

http://snarkymcf.com/

I took 500 buttons last year, no MOOP :D
But, let's be honest, they all had pinbacks :P
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Re: ANNOUNCING: PISTACHIO STAND

Postby jkisha » Thu May 03, 2012 4:44 pm

Great idea! I love pistachio nuts. I'm sure you'll be bringing the pre-shelled ones.

FYI I brought a couple of pounds of unshelled pistachios last year. Not a shell ever hit the playa. It can be done. And so can the noses--they don't have shells after all.

lemur wrote:YEP

you heard it right.

I plan on bringing two pallets of pistachios to burning man this year.

one pallet sized container will be left on the open playa for all people to use, it will be open and free to grab from..unattended.. there will be rolls of bags like you get at the bulk food store.

one pallet is 500kg ..im guessing that should last.. I imagine people crowding around the pallet and enjoying the company of others as they eat pistachios, one of everyones favorite nuts..

I think that pistachios are probably the best nut for sharing company with at burning man, the time it takes to open each one leaves people time to talk without having food in their mouth.. bringing us closer together as we eat and share an experience.

within the city i plan to hand out the other pallet worth of pistachios to many camps, I have already got the people at Playa Info and the Center Camp Cafe to give some out to everyone who comes, there will also be bowls of pistachios at the DMV and any other camp i can get them in.

I think we should all embrace the nut that gives us time to talk, the pistachio.

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 03, 2012 4:50 pm

fine.


but i draw the line there.


i do not hug clowns, break my three foot bubble of proper social distance and i will go all John Wayne Gacy on your ass.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Thu May 03, 2012 4:52 pm

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 03, 2012 4:53 pm

SHUT UP!



gah...




someone drugged me.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby junglesmacks » Thu May 03, 2012 5:28 pm

Exactly. That was a gratitude hug!


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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Eric » Thu May 03, 2012 6:13 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:someone drugged me.


And visa-versa. It was good all around.


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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby ygmir » Thu May 03, 2012 6:34 pm

does having you arm around someones shoulder for a pic, count as a hug? one armed hug?........
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 03, 2012 8:55 pm

you fuckers are lucky to get a handshake!!!



please....i do not want to set a precedent....nor do i want to end up with my hair dyed pink, driving around in a pink rv rolling my face off handing out creepy hugs.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu May 03, 2012 8:57 pm

Those hugs will be a lot creepier with that on/as your nose.
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