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 Ugly Dougly » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:01 pm

Sorry, I don't like fucking kids.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:15 pm

ill get your goat...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:29 pm

My preference is for brown-eyed warrior women, but I also have a taste for goat meat. So yeah.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby knowmad » Sat Feb 02, 2013 12:31 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Sorry, I don't like fucking kids.

No one likes Fucking Kids Dougly! what with all the whining and screaming, hush money...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Sat Feb 02, 2013 1:14 pm

you know, there is fucking kidsville

and then there is fucking kids ville.


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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Feb 02, 2013 4:37 pm

Simon's real sig line?

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Feb 02, 2013 5:04 pm

thats a foolacious argument...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Mon Feb 04, 2013 8:43 am

hey little kid, want some candy?





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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Elliot » Mon Feb 04, 2013 12:37 pm

My two cents at this point:
There was mention of the movie Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, either in this thread or another. I had not seen it since it first came out, but I watched it last night and by golly, there is a very good example of a Cargo Cult in this film. You have to sit thru all the other silliness, but it is worth it if you would like to see a cargo cult in action.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Gonzo Frothwood » Wed Feb 06, 2013 3:08 pm

All this controversy. Race,age,color,or national origin,sexual orientation or for that mater intelligence or or abilities we are all BURNERS and willing to put our lives and sanity on the line once a year to be with OUR cult cargo or not. lets get to work and party.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - Readings

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:18 pm

Rousseau wrote::The problem is to find a form of association which will defend and protect with the whole common force the person and goods of each associate, and in which each, while uniting himself with all, may still obey himself alone, and remain as free as before." This is the fundamental problem of which the Social Contract provides the solution.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:19 pm

Elliot wrote:You have to sit thru all the other silliness...

As if there is no silliness on the playa! :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Elliot » Thu Feb 07, 2013 12:34 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Elliot wrote:You have to sit thru all the other silliness...

As if there is no silliness on the playa! :mrgreen:

What on Earth do you mean?

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Foxfur » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:24 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Sorry, I don't like fucking kids.

I like fucking ePlayans.
I like it a lot.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby ygmir » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:26 pm

Foxfur wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Sorry, I don't like fucking kids.

I like fucking ePlayans.
I like it a lot.


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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby planetaryjaygo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:40 pm

When thinking Cargo Cults
The question arises . . What items should we take to a desert island for future generations of islanders to construct a cult around, long after our deaths?
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby planetaryjaygo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 1:45 pm

Crucfix. Bible or Mantra ?
I would take this record by Elis Regina and the Zimbo Trio and offer it up as an alternative bahaus crucifix -
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:12 pm

"The question arises . . What items should we take to a desert island for future generations of islanders to construct a cult around, long after our deaths?"

Duh! - A sliderule...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby BeeWeeDee » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:23 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:KILL YOUR TELEVISION !!!



it is the biggest cult of all.



Just think of all of the faithful viewers waiting for the next episode -

"see you real soon" - Micky Mouse
"ya'all come back now - ya hear" - Beverly Hillbillies
"Tune in next week for...."
As the world turns
Days of our lives
"Same Bat channel, Same Bat time"
Nightly News
Superbowl XXXXX

The list is endless

I'm sure the cult following many shows would fit into the theme - the cargo being pure crap (re: entertainment)
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby planetaryjaygo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 2:50 pm

Sunbeam56 wrote:"The question arises . . What items should we take to a desert island for future generations of islanders to construct a cult around, long after our deaths?"

Duh! - A sliderule...


Interesting. A Math Camp desert island future .. Higher Maths a prerequisite then eh? ;)
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:12 pm

Artifact of a more bountiful time... :)
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:14 pm

BeeWeeDee wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:KILL YOUR TELEVISION !!!



it is the biggest cult of all.



Just think of all of the faithful viewers waiting for the next episode -

"see you real soon" - Micky Mouse
"ya'all come back now - ya hear" - Beverly Hillbillies
"Tune in next week for...."
As the world turns
Days of our lives
"Same Bat channel, Same Bat time"
Nightly News
Superbowl XXXXX

The list is endless

I'm sure the cult following many shows would fit into the theme - the cargo being pure crap (re: entertainment)

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:25 pm

planetaryjaygo wrote:
Interesting. A Math Camp desert island future .. Higher Maths a prerequisite then eh? ;)


Been done..bout five years ago...
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby planetaryjaygo » Thu Feb 07, 2013 3:54 pm

And I thought sunbeam had turned amish on me . .

edit: I am wrong no slide rule to be seen in the bountiful ways of the Amish - http://tech.groups.yahoo.com/group/sliderule/message/28683
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Thu Feb 07, 2013 4:57 pm

Interesting that one of the commenters on the yahoo blog thought Amish might use a slide rule as entertainment but not math/tool. Odd that...
The slide rule was an important tool in the 50s, took our astronauts to space, and our bombs to Nagasaki.
Dont you wonder what Archimedes used?
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby unjonharley » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:45 am

High schools ban slide rules in Wisc. through the 50's..

Then I was arrested for counting to twenty one
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 9:48 am

Yeah, it was considered cheating. Not so long ago the schools wouldnt let kids use google for research, either.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Elliot » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:16 am

:D
Old slide rule joke:

An engineer is teaching his son how to use a slide rule, and he starts with a simple 3x4 and gets 13. The son laughs and says "Oh Dad, you know that's wrong!"

The engineer puts his eye-glasses on and does the calculation again. "By golly, you are right, Son; 3x4 is actually... (squints carefully at slide rule) ...12.1032."

Yes I know.... :mrgreen:
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Sunbeam56 » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:40 am

Dahling Elliott -
You are going to have to take a look at my tricycle.
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby Elliot » Fri Feb 08, 2013 10:54 am

Did you build it out of coconuts and reeds?
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