At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 8:59 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:i loudly told them to go fuck themselves and then proceeded to go on a Rant right outside the temple "grounds" about how fucking pretentious the whole scene was.

Someone had to do it, Simon... someone! *shakes fist in the air*
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:01 am

wh..sh wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:i loudly told them to go fuck themselves and then proceeded to go on a Rant right outside the temple "grounds" about how fucking pretentious the whole scene was.

Someone had to do it, Simon... someone! *shakes fist in the air*

Next year, let's get a couple dozen bullhorns and rant simultaniously outside. maybe even in shifts...
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:02 am

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:i went once....they shooed me out because i was smoking a cigarette.


i loudly told them to go fuck themselves and then proceeded to go on a Rant right outside the temple "grounds" about how fucking pretentious the whole scene was.

im an asshole that way.


Yeah, in a giant structure designed to burn, crammed with paper, it's really a dick move to ask you to step outside to smoke. And those pricks up on their high horses, weeping about the kids and parents and loves they've lost and the mistakes they've made and the things they were never able to say when they had the chance -- good thing you were around to knock 'em down a peg or two!



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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:08 am

DUDE!


how can you look at the 24" x 36" full color picture of fluffy the cat and not bawl your eyes out like a Girl Baby?
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:09 am

asshole.


fluffy was much more than just a cat to me.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:15 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:DUDE!


how can you look at the 24" x 36" full color picture of fluffy the cat and not bawl your eyes out like a Girl Baby?


Please don't bring up the cat poster. That thing's eyes were following me all over the place in there.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:23 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
wh..sh wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:i loudly told them to go fuck themselves and then proceeded to go on a Rant right outside the temple "grounds" about how fucking pretentious the whole scene was.

Someone had to do it, Simon... someone! *shakes fist in the air*

Next year, let's get a couple dozen bullhorns and rant simultaniously outside. maybe even in shifts...

I don't know fishy, I was too afraid to even smile when I was in the temple. You know it's weird when you have to elbow your husband to get his attention while keeping an eye on the crowd and "whisper" to each other. I wasn't sure which one of the over-emotional-crying-chanting-having-a-moment person was going to kill me.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:24 am

did anyone else see the small but highly detailed tribute to richard gere's gerbil?



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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:37 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:bitch, please.


Open up the whole sock drawer why don't ya! From the guy whose camp left an RV on the playa. :wink:
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 9:38 am

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:bitch, please.


Open up the whole sock drawer why don't ya! From the guy whose camp left an RV on the playa. :wink:

Which remind me, next year I gotta leave a memorial to my rv.
I'll need one of those music chips to play "Winnebago Warrior" over and over over a tinny speaker.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:13 am

ok, here's the funny part...kind of...

i know who that belongs to.

it was nick-named the DeathStar™ many years ago.

the irony is not lost on me.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:21 am

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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Sep 24, 2012 10:51 am

Sitting at night on the temple grounds early in the week, we had a hobbit or something come over and tell us not to smoke. he tried to play cool by telling us that cops had been thru earlier so be careful with what is being smoked. I thought, no dude, you're the cop. That's exactly how I want to honor my fallen homies; playing by the rules and worriedly watching my back. And I didn't want to cause any trouble at the temple, so of course I was sitting down. Meanwhile, in the sacred space, the sound of ohming and chanting, the hippies' Freebird, filled the air without complaint. Later, at the burn, I was kinda glad about the solemness of the occasion, seeing as how we had run out of beers to give away.

Ps. love the hobbit and all, would not change a thing, and I can't.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:32 am

Basically the temple guardians are trained to ask people not to set the temple on fire (not just from smoking but also from sticking lit incense into the walls, etc) and not climb on breakable parts of the temple. Rather than seethe inwardly about it or start yelling at everybody for pretentiously mourning, if it's really that important to you you could just man up and light a second cigarette right then and there while balefully glaring at the temple guardian. That's going to illuminate the difference between them and actual cops.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Lonesomebri » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:39 am

A very large part of my mourning process involves inward seething. My morning process is much the same.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:45 am

Now that you mention it, so is mine. :lol:

Truth be told, I had a smoke on my temple guardian shift, but I did it in the courtyard.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:58 am

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:Truth be told, I had a smoke on my temple guardian shift, but I did it in the courtyard.

*gasp*
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Timezone LaFontaine » Mon Sep 24, 2012 11:59 am

wh..sh wrote:*gasp*
Blasphemy!!


I didn't want that giant photo of the cat watching me. Judging me...
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby wh..sh » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:10 pm

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
wh..sh wrote:*gasp*
Blasphemy!!


I didn't want that giant photo of the cat watching me. Judging me...

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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:11 pm

Timezone LaFontaine wrote:
wh..sh wrote:*gasp*
Blasphemy!!


I didn't want that giant photo of the cat watching me. Judging me...

Did the eyes follow you wherever you went?
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby graidawg » Mon Sep 24, 2012 4:21 pm

you can't smoke in the temple? fuck if i had known I would of got the cigars out. the only thing I ever set on fire BY ACCIDENT is me.
twice now on the playa, its getting to be a tradition.
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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Sep 24, 2012 5:04 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:A very large part of my mourning process involves inward seething. My morning process is much the same.



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Re: At Burning Man Nothing is Sacred. Oh, really?

Postby Teamdummy » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:13 pm

Sandman,

Look in the mirror, there's your dad, he's in there. Where do you think your opinions and judgments come from? Yeah, for better or worse, he is definitely in there and he knows. Burning Man needs you to keep coming, young burners need a good example.
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