10 Plagues of Burningman

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Mar 19, 2013 6:31 pm

TomServo wrote:
Roberto Dobbisano wrote:would it hurt to use a spell checker now and then?


there's no " ' " in Burning Man.


'Burning Man


My bad! Should have been B'urning Man.

Is that a glottal stop or an elusion?
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Tue Mar 19, 2013 8:09 pm

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby nolaflamingo » Wed Mar 20, 2013 9:48 am

[quote="Savannah"]And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Take thy rod, and stretch out thine hand upon the waters of Burning Man, upon their gallon jugs, upon their water trucks, upon Frog Pond, and upon all the neighboring hot springs, that they may become rain; and that there may be rain throughout all the land of Black Rock City, both on the Esplanade and the streets of the city. And Moses and Aaron did so, as the Lord commanded. And the people stupid enough to drive it in were forced to keep a frenetic pace while the citizens did yell "Slow down!" and other wags did yell "Don't slow down or ye will be stuck, fucktard"; and Lo, the drivers could not stop, and had to drive all the way to 9:00 and L Street before they dared park; and there was mud throughout Black Rock City.

And the Lord spake unto Moses, Go unto Pharaoh, and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. And if thou refuse to let them go, behold, I will smite all thy borders with Sparkleponies. And a tour bus shall bring forth Sparkleponies abundantly, which shall underdress and wander into thine camp, and into thy RV, and upon thy bed, and into the yurt of thy campmates, and upon thy people seeking illicit substances and sunscreen, hovering over the seats of your private privies, and into thy kitchens, seeking dinner. And the squealing ponies shall advance upon thee, and upon thy campmates, and rub up against thy leaders seeking to borrow a sweater, which will never be returned. And the Lord spake unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch forth thine hand with thy rod over the sound camps, over the biffies, and over Barbie Death Village, and cause Sparkleponies to come up upon the land of Black Rock City. And Aaron stretched out his hand over a mug full of Lamplighter sangria; and the Sparkleponies strutted forth and covered the land of Burning Man with feathers and loose glitter.

Then Pharaoh called for Moses and Aaron, and said, entreat the Lord, that he may take away the Sparkleponies from me, and from my people; and I will let the people go, that they may do sacrifice unto the Lord. And Moses said unto Pharaoh, Glory over me: when shall I entreat for thee, and for thy servants, and for thy people, to destroy the Sparkleponies from thee and thy houses, that they may remain in the Sparklepony Corral only? And the Sparkleponies shall depart from thee, and from thy tents, and from thy campmates' tents, and from thy drum circles; they shall remain in the Corral only. And Moses and Aaron went out from Pharaoh: and Moses cried unto the Lord because of the Sparkleponies which he had brought against Pharaoh. And the Lord did according to the word of Moses; and the Sparkleponies sobered up slightly, out of the villages, and out of Retrofrolic. And the townsfolk gathered them together upon rolling, cuddling heaps: and the land stank. But when Pharaoh saw that there was respite, he hardened his heart, and hearkened not unto them; as the Lord had said.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Say unto Aaron, Stretch out thy rod, and smite the dust of the land, that it may become tourists on Segways throughout all the land of Burning Man. And they did so; for Aaron stretched out his hand with his rod, and smote the dust of the playa, and it became tourists; all the dust of the land became tourists on speeding, undecorated Segways throughout all the land of Burning Man. And the magicians did so with their enchantments to bring forth tourists on Segways, but they could not: so there were tourists on unlit Segways running down the citizens of Black Rock City and generally looking like gormless asshats, right in front of God and everybody.

And the Lord said unto Moses, Rise up early in the morning, and stand before Pharaoh; lo, he cometh forth to the water; and say unto him, Thus saith the Lord, Let my people go, that they may serve me. Else, if thou wilt not let my people go, behold, I will send swarms of the Unprepared upon thee, and upon thy campmates, and upon thy friends, and into thy box trucks: and Center Camp shall be full of swarms of the Unprepared. And the Lord did so; and there came a grievous swarm of Unprepared dillholes into the house of Pharaoh, clad in darkness, spilling into all the land of Burning Man: the land was corrupted by people without drinking vessels, possessing only 3-ply toilet paper & Cup O'

Ha Ha that is too funny... and BTW hope you are able to get that lisp fixed,
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby knowmad » Wed Mar 20, 2013 3:30 pm

So are we pagetwoing cosplay for being unoriginal?
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Danger » Thu Mar 21, 2013 11:53 pm

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 22, 2013 5:27 am

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Fri Mar 22, 2013 7:37 am

The Irony's getting a little thick here! Hippies, stick with what you know.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby knowmad » Fri Mar 22, 2013 9:55 am

Self Stylized Nazis, Zars and Mayors. and their new incarnation "Project leads". telling us what the joke is and isn't
kinda makes me wish we did allow feathers. then we could tar and feather them.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby H.G.Crosby » Fri Mar 22, 2013 10:13 am

TomServo wrote:The Irony's getting a little thick here! Hippies, stick with what you know.




don't i know it....and it's delicious.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

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

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 23, 2013 10:44 am

knowmad wrote:Self Stylized Nazis, Zars and Mayors. and their new incarnation "Project leads". telling us what the joke is and isn't
kinda makes me wish we did allow feathers. then we could tar and feather them.


You really don't know what the fuck your talking about, do you? And, it "Czar" or "Tsar", depending on one's preference. I hope that little tune explains the joke..for some peeple.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby knowmad » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:30 am

Not all about you Tom. you did prove my point though by being a Spelling Nazi.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 23, 2013 11:54 am

I don't give a shit about spelling or grammar. But when trying to make some sort of point, words like Czar or Tsar look better than Zar. Zar makes me think of pizza.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:08 pm

I like Czar, because it's one of only two words that I know of in English that begin with the Polish CZ. Czech being the other. I suppose I could claim Czechoslovakia as well--but that's really just a word formed with Czech. "Cz" is just one of three ways the Poles have of saying "ch". (I think there may be minor differences in pronunciation, but I'm not sure.) Plus three ways of "sh". Only one "shch". Ted Kaczynski should be pronounced ka-chin-ski, not ka-zin-ski. And that "i" on the end of slavic names, particularly Polish and Russian (and I assume Belorussian and Ukraine, but my knowledge is less refined there) is an "i" on Polish-Americans and "y" on Russian-Americans, because the Polaks were catholic and the Russians eastern orthodox... Polish uses the much the same alphabet as we do, so that at Ellis Island they had a chance to keep their spelling.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:14 pm

My Ex-wife and I thought about sending cookies to Ted Kaczynski. Opted out, when common sense prevailed. This was Pre-Bush for you young-uns. Kinda felt bad for him. Just a solitary soul blowing people up, but with a cause.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:26 pm

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Sat Mar 23, 2013 12:41 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:.


That's why I make it as confusing as possible.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Turtleburp » Sat Mar 30, 2013 1:22 am

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat Mar 30, 2013 11:04 am

Turtleburp wrote:cycling to the burn



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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Turtleburp » Mon Apr 01, 2013 1:56 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:
Turtleburp wrote:cycling to the burn



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I think of the other threads where this video could have been deployed **sigh**
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby ygmir » Mon Apr 01, 2013 7:51 am

thanks!!! *chuckling*.......
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Martiena » Sun Apr 07, 2013 2:08 pm

Savannah, that biblical teaching made my day! :D
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:16 pm

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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Savannah » Mon Apr 08, 2013 3:31 pm

Thanks, Martiena. :D
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby gyre » Tue Apr 16, 2013 10:15 pm

Music Festivals

Just because they're so hep and trendy.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby TomServo » Wed Apr 17, 2013 7:07 am

gyre wrote:Music Festivals

Just because they're so hep and trendy.


Fuck Music Festivals! I can only slam dance for about 2 minutes, nowadays.
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby socks » Wed Apr 17, 2013 6:50 pm

Ali Baba and the 40 bike thieves
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby gyre » Wed Apr 17, 2013 8:25 pm

Ali Baba's servant pouring hot oil on the 37 bicycle thieves
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby Sync » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:10 pm

I hereby nominate Savannah as the official unauthorized Profit of Burning man. Seconds? thirds?

Ten commandments anyone?
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Re: 10 Plagues of Burningman

Postby 171/348 » Thu Apr 18, 2013 2:34 pm

Crypto... You forgot Czestochowa... As in The National Shrine of Our Lady of Czestochowa here in Doylestown, PA.

Also, if the story is true, my Polish great grandfather (Great great?) didn't bother with same alphabets, at Ellis Island he simply said the same word that the guy in front of him said because they let that guy thru.
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