Show Us Your Cults!

Cargo Cult - Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:39 pm

fuck,


you're good....
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:40 pm

just ask him...
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Dec 02, 2012 8:43 pm

im afraid they're onto us.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Elsewise » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:05 pm

Bacon altar, please.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Patamon » Mon Dec 03, 2012 12:31 pm

Idea for Art Project.

Make a Huge Statue of Steve Jobs, below his feet are hundreds of real Apple Products, like old Macs, old ipods, iphones, etc... all around the statues feet in a giant pile. then surrounding this are statues of people praying to Jobs. And of course, the whole thing burns and blows up on Friday night. That would be awesome, someone should make it so.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:03 pm

then, afterwards , we'll beat the shit out of steve ballmer for making Windows 8 so fucking stupid....
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:04 pm

Don't forget a Dharma Initiative/Others camp (from the old series 'Lost')…

I also can't help but think someone out there will rock an alien jesus.

Maybe the billion bunny people will form up and gift peeps and eggs and little foil-wrapped chocolates and pray for the return of the easter bunny.

A twitter cult might also be funny. Worshipping tweets, and telling biblical tales ("and on the third day, the founders gave us the hashtag!" or "after the deluge of low grade clients, the gods became angry and put harsh restrictions upon the holy API") and gifting blue peeps (or a more edible bird-shaped treat) and writing/handing out status updates manually on little slates.

So many possibilities...
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:25 pm

how about the drama initiative. All Drama, All the Time...



a place to go melt down and have a hissy fit without anyone passing judgement.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Savannah » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:39 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:how about the drama initiative. All Drama, All the Time...



a place to go melt down and have a hissy fit without anyone passing judgement.


Oo, I like that. :lol:
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby BAS » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:24 pm

Maybe the Man should be replaced with Buddy Christ?
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby timschapker » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:58 pm

I'm confused. Explain to me again the difference between a cult and a theme camp?
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:03 pm

timschapker wrote:I'm confused. Explain to me again the difference between a cult and a theme camp?



i'm not sure, but i'm pretty certain it has to do with DJ's.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby maladroit » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:15 pm

Might not be culty enough, but a camp could serve nothing but mashed potatoes and mud, everyone sculpting Devil's Tower all week long.

As an aside, that's a snazzy new avatar photo, trilobyte!
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby trilobyte » Mon Dec 03, 2012 4:33 pm

Excellent question, timschapker! I think there is potentially a lot of overlap between them, but in the context of the theme it involves interaction with some highly advanced technology/culture/civilization who then takes off, leaving those who had been visited to worship relics left behind, tell amazing and seemingly magical tales, and praying for the return of their benefactors.

For some camps, the theme already fits their camp pretty closely. For others, not so much. Theme art can take many forms though - camps, art installations (of any size), costumes, performances (or costumed performances), and mutant vehicles. Plus, this year Burning Man is specifically putting out the call for portable altars to be placed in a circle around the man (not portable as in they have to be on wheels, but portable as in they can be moved in preparation for the man burn).
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:11 pm

and more importantly, what IS man's relationship to G*d?


personally, i think we are nothing more than a continuous series of straight lines, waiting for a joke.


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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby 48_love » Mon Dec 03, 2012 5:43 pm

I KNEW that my aborted virgen de guadalupe shrine from last year's theme would somehow carry over ... Marian cults, ftw!
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thats funny, you don't look Amish.

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Dec 03, 2012 6:09 pm

one more, because it's just so rich, und filled mit speck und schmaltz.


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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby latchseeker » Tue Dec 04, 2012 5:07 pm

Possibly The Original Phenomenon of worship, and still very popular today though I still am quite mystified; FIRE!!!
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also a substantial burn barrel/device ala LNT, for people to gather for prayer to this Mystic Life Giving, HotAir Liquid that can't be anything less than intergalactic.

Such a broad idea about fire at Burrning Man, and i didn't once worry about any of it being done before! Savannah aren't you proud!!! :wink:
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby incubus_pantomime » Thu Dec 06, 2012 9:32 pm

I checked to make sure no one had mentioned this yet...

Firefly/Serenity cult?

It could make sense with this year's theme. (Personally, I'm just looking for an excuse to meet some fellow Browncoats and dress in my best futuristic Western gear.) :D 2012 was my first year, so I'm not entirely sure if this idea would be beating a dead horse.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:17 am

been there, predicted that.
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Dec 07, 2012 8:20 am

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby BAS » Fri Dec 07, 2012 9:01 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:NASA is a fucking cult too


But, they have MOONWALKING SUITS!

"Golden Spike, headed by NASA associate administrator Alan Stern, said it would use existing rocket and capsule technology, and would need to commission a lunar lander and moonwalking suits, BBC News reported. "
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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:07 am

Happy Harmonica!


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Re: Show Us Your Cults!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:12 am

Got Luggage?


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