2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

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?

Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Jan 14, 2013 12:48 pm

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby BBadger » Mon Jan 14, 2013 1:06 pm

jhnt wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Are you asking the wrong question?
Consider interdependence.

Hey Ugly, How can "I" ask the wrong question, It was "my" question. :) Were you inside of my head again looking around?


Like opinions, just because you happen to "own" a question doesn't make it a good or correct question. When you've made your opinion/question public, you've automatically relinquished exclusive rights to it. Expect them to be judged by outside standards.

Yes, the question can be wrong. Fundamentally, the question could be contradictory or a paradox. Usually a "wrong" question means that the question is not giving you the answers you desire, for reasons such as:

  1. The question not appropriate for the expected education level of the environment (i.e. stupid questions) and gets ignored.
  2. The answer is a matter of belief or philosophy that must already be understood or accepted.
  3. The question is not specific enough, or contain enough details, to be worth answering.
  4. The question doesn't follow societal norms, and answering is purposely avoided.
  5. The answer to your question is already decided upon, but you want validation.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby clocksnmirrors » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:18 pm

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby aserendipity » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:25 pm

well your mind isnt slowed yet
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby jhnt » Mon Jan 14, 2013 7:27 pm

BBadger wrote:
jhnt wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Are you asking the wrong question?
Consider interdependence.

Hey Ugly, How can "I" ask the wrong question, It was "my" question. :) Were you inside of my head again looking around?


Like opinions, just because you happen to "own" a question doesn't make it a good or correct question. When you've made your opinion/question public, you've automatically relinquished exclusive rights to it. Expect them to be judged by outside standards.

Yes, the question can be wrong. Fundamentally, the question could be contradictory or a paradox. Usually a "wrong" question means that the question is not giving you the answers you desire, for reasons such as:

  1. The question not appropriate for the expected education level of the environment (i.e. stupid questions) and gets ignored.
  2. The answer is a matter of belief or philosophy that must already be understood or accepted.
  3. The question is not specific enough, or contain enough details, to be worth answering.
  4. The question doesn't follow societal norms, and answering is purposely avoided.
  5. The answer to your question is already decided upon, but you want validation.

I stand corrected, I think. If not I think I'll just stand over here in the corner and mumble.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:30 pm

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Ah, such things are beyond such things as fish...

Okay, I'm just checking in here. Did any one pm Sunbeam and say that she was possibly offending me?

because, if you did, thank you, that is so sweet, you must really thing highly of me, but that's sort of a little prank.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:37 pm

oh shit, i have to check the blog...


is that good asshole, or bad asshole, or chaotic neutral asshole... :twisted:


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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:38 pm

asshole...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:39 pm

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:39 pm

smell my finger, i've been touching my inner asshole.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Mon Jan 14, 2013 8:41 pm

Isn't this defeeting the thread :?: :roll:
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Fri Jan 18, 2013 4:39 pm

A man I knew, who refused to curse for religious reasons, used to say... when he was really REALLY mad... I'm going to step on your toes.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 19, 2013 8:13 pm

... wie Stalin!
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sun Jan 20, 2013 9:42 am

i think it's time to break out the OOP & T

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sun Jan 20, 2013 11:57 am

Fucking shrines made out of sticks.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:26 am

So, To please the cargo god's I build the camp, MV and art out of left overs from the last delivery..

That delivery went to the interlopers. They attracted the cargo god's and took the good stuff.. Leaving boxes, crates, tin cans, glass and other containers.. Now I must take the leftovers, preform many dances, drink many drinks to attract the god's for another delivery of cargo..

Looks like I will use a lot of string/rope, bamboo and duct tape to assemble pleasing item to the god's

I have a shed full of cargo left overs.. But it's only 30 degrees out there.. Must move to the fuck thread for this.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ratty » Tue Jan 22, 2013 9:32 am

I'm anticipating a bunch of crappy looking structures and artworks. Some of bamboo and others from pallets. I can't wait.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:17 pm

It will be exactly 3x as cool as you expect, Ratty, and you will be blown away.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Rice » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:27 pm

So, from what I can tell - based on the discussions here... This burn's art is going to be as cool and as inspired as in other years.

There have always been Tiki bars, and I suspect there always will be.

It would be interesting to see a giant art car made to look like "Serenity" on the outside and have the inside look like the cargo hold - that has been made into a bar...

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:31 pm

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:49 pm

I guess there will be a fair bit of face painting as well.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:53 pm

Soon as it warm to 40 degrees in the days.. The long branches of the apple tree will have to be trimmed.. They look lke they can be bent (in water) into arches..
The arches could be the frame work for a shelter about the size of a 10X10 pop up.
Arch x''ed across the top. Can add side frame along the hen from the same branches.. Tie off with hemp rope..

Going cotton (paint tarps) shelter.. To stay in the theme. Short garden fence post to tie the legs.. A loop of rope around a small stone in place of grommets.. Staying with sand stakes.. I drive them with a roto hammer.. Going to weld a 1/2 inch rebar to the top of each fence post.. So they can be driven in with the roto hammer..
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Jan 22, 2013 12:56 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I guess there will be a fair bit of face painting as well.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Tue Jan 22, 2013 1:32 pm

I could get into that. Zinc oxide as a base?
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 22, 2013 10:36 pm

Sunbeam56 wrote:I could get into that. Zinc oxide as a base?

Might as well. It's sunscreen and an art statement.

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 23, 2013 8:02 am

"the first thing we do after killing all the lawyers, is to burn the Mormon church to the Ground"*....


*shakespeare, in the future.



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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby H.G.Crosby » Sat Feb 02, 2013 7:04 am

after 7 days, it does get kinda lord of the fliesy...
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