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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby TomServo » Thu Mar 21, 2013 7:11 am

I'm willing to bet "crossing the line" is done regularly on the playa.

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby EspressoDude » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:49 am

Everyone at the event crosses a line, actually two. The first one everyone crosses is called GATE. The second is is called GREETERS, where (if the wait is not too long) you can shed all your inhibitions, clothes, and roll around in the dust. Virgins get to ring the bell announcing........
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Eric » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:55 pm

Turtleburp wrote:My facial hair is a small price to pay for this...

I'm still working on the scowl


I've always liked the way Slim did it (note the armband):
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby junglesmacks » Thu Mar 21, 2013 12:59 pm

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Smenkare » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:02 pm

Was that his ranger outfit get-up? I don't think I would have been able to resist asking him where the showers were...I'd have hated myself for a little bit afterwards, but what the hell, there's a Karma bank for that.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Eric » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:14 pm

Smenkare wrote:Was that his ranger outfit get-up? I don't think I would have been able to resist asking him where the showers were...I'd have hated myself for a little bit afterwards, but what the hell, there's a Karma bank for that.


It's Decompression a few years ago - I think he was hosting a stage, not sure if he was Rangering (I don't think he's a Ranger). He's the genius behind the infamous Duck Bar, and is now one of the Man Build crew (as well as being one of the most creative people I've ever met). I can't find my shots of him from this event, I had to go hunting on the interwebs for this one.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby unjonharley » Thu Mar 21, 2013 1:16 pm

What a gas
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Ugly Dougly » Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:01 pm

If you haven't shocked and offended someone, as well as been shocked and offended yourself, then you are doing it wrong.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby jkisha » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:18 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:If you haven't shocked and offended someone, as well as been shocked and offended yourself, then you are doing it wrong.

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby jkisha » Thu Mar 21, 2013 10:22 pm

tattoogoddess wrote:
jkisha wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:I got to thinking today about if there is a line that can be crossed on the playa as far as attire.
I know a person who is attending this year and they purchased a replica nazi military greens jacket to wear out on the playa with the 2 bolts, eagle crunching the swatztiga (spelling?)
I find the jacket very offensive and told them I don't think it is such a hot idea. I'm all for radical self expression, but should there be a line, "supporting/promoting" a military who killed millions based on a race?
Am I over reacting? They are not a neo nazi, skinhead ect btw just fascinated I guess. Or at least that's what I gather.

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Not anymore. I'm in toms camp this year.

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby trilobyte » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:54 pm

I'm giving this a nudge over to Clothing & Playawear since I think that's a better fit.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby tattoogoddess » Fri Mar 22, 2013 12:17 am

Smenkare wrote:
Personally, what I find really offensive on the playa is when white hipster kids dress in war paint and plains head dresses like it's some kind of fucking fashion statement and bounce around doing mock war cries and dances while sloshing their beer all over the playa being "ironic" 1) because I'm native and those headdresses have meaning for me...meaning that those kids do not understand and haven't earned. 2) because there aren't supposed to be any feathers on the playa. Those kids are disrespecting the land and the people

Honestly, Every time I see that shit I want to put on a blonde wig and mustasche, a cavalry uniform and march over and club them with the butt of a colt forty five, march them out to the deep playa, and stick them in a little pen and tell them "If you leave that pen, you will be shot." and then throw them some ratty old blankets that smell like pee to sleep on for the night. You want to play Indian Brave for a day? Fine, but only if I get to play US Cavalryman. That's just me though, I'm sure we all have our costumery pet peevs.



Were do i sign up to help? Glad I'm not the only one who feels this way to. Not a "costume" I find amusing.

And as far a bdc... Not sure how I feel about the art...never have gone one way or another on it.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:42 am

i don't wear "costumes" on the playa and i dare anyone out there to give me shit about it.

you call that participating?

whatever.


you can weave your little day glo dreads and put on your fuzzy boots and LED strips all fucking day long....it does not impress me or say anything other than spectator.

i wear what is comfortable and functional because i have shit to do besides walk around judging other peoples shit.


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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 6:37 am

The fashions from Ultra are coming our way.
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The cosplay discussion caused me to look it up and nazi costumes are quite common in some places, like Japan.
I think the first cosplay I saw was actually a nazi officers uniform, and I don't mean a copy, but full uniform with papers and MP-40 automatic (operational and legal, but unloaded and firing pin removed-as it fires from an open bolt).
I don't recall it shocking anyone unduly, few raised eyebrows.
I borrowed the machinegun and had great fun cycling the bolt.
Still couldn't get the attention of the waitress on halloween.
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I notice a lot of star wars stormtrooper costumes these days, which surprized me at first, as they are a clear analog for nazis.
Doesn't seem to bother anyone though, bad guys or not.

I haven't noticed american indian costumes, but I like the idea of rounding them up.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:01 am

you.


shut the fuck up.



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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:03 am

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:20 am

yeah, i hope you DO move to rochester...

they'll eat you alive here...
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:35 am

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby unjonharley » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:46 am

Are you two having hallway sex??
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby AntiM » Fri Mar 22, 2013 8:48 am

Noisy, ain't they?
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:02 am

You'd think, wouldn't you?
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby ygmir » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:17 am

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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:02 am

gyre wrote:You'd think, wouldn't you?



whatsa matter, somebody cross a line?


gonna complain to the Mods?


are you that butt-hurt by my comments?
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby unjonharley » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:08 am

didn't hurt my feelings.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:10 am

thats cuz yer an old fuck....
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:26 am

So we're all pretty much in agreement then, that Hitler ruined that moustache for everybody?
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:34 am

this show is totally ruined for me now, fyi.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby Elliot » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:40 am

gyre wrote:...nazi costumes are quite common in some places, like Japan.

Now, that is puzzling.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby gyre » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:43 am

I don't mean to hold up Japan as a symbol of rationality.
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Re: Is there a line you Can cross at bm?

Postby TomServo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:48 am

If fashion offends you, then I guess BM is the right place! Used to be a man dressed as a german soldier, pulling betty page in a rickshaw, was acceptable! Fuck you hippies!
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