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(SFGate)   I love counter-cultural events like Burning Man, because they are cool and everybody does it   (sfgate.com) divider line 31
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2014-03-10 12:37:53 PM  
Awesome. I'll look forward to the first lawsuit when someone uses the phrase "Burning Man" without sufficient approval from the corporation.
 
2014-03-10 01:08:31 PM  
How long until the first political appearance at Burning Man, and what corporation will it be sponsored by?
 
2014-03-10 01:10:17 PM  
Nobody goes to Burning Man anymore.  Its too crowded.
 
2014-03-10 01:11:55 PM  

Trashy_McKraut: How long until the first political appearance at Burning Man, and what corporation will it be sponsored by?


I bet this will be the first corporation to take up the reigns.

onefrugalchick.com
/they always love to take up anything "alternative" and market it to teenyboppers, no matter what the trend is at the time
 
2014-03-10 01:12:05 PM  
Never been to Burning Man. Never desired to go to Burning Man, but I'm not going to begrudge other people the right to go to the middle of fark-all and do what they want (provided they show some environmental responsibility).

I'm also not going to begrudge people from creating a company to regulate access to that thing as a non-profit entity. Isn't that what the free market is all about?
 
2014-03-10 01:13:09 PM  

DarkSoulNoHope: Trashy_McKraut: How long until the first political appearance at Burning Man, and what corporation will it be sponsored by?

I bet this will be the first corporation to take up the reigns.

[onefrugalchick.com image 320x240]
/they always love to take up anything "alternative" and market it to teenyboppers, no matter what the trend is at the time


Too Late
farm3.static.flickr.com
 
2014-03-10 01:13:16 PM  
"begrudge them the right to create a company..."
 
2014-03-10 01:14:03 PM  
I went to this counter-cultural event called Burning Bush when I was out in the Sinai Peninsula. It was awesome and the special effects rocked. The only problem was that only one other guy showed up, and hey, maybe it was the weed or the brown acid or maybe just the heat, but after a while I left to go back and find my friends. We partied some more and then we headed out to our new home...I was way tired if walking as we have been hanging out in this desert for what seen *forever*.....I looked over and my mom got scared and said "You're movin' with your auntie and uncle in Bel-Air." I whistled for a cab and when it came near The license plate said fresh and it had dice in the mirror If anything I could say that this cab was rare But I thought, "Nah, forget it. Yo home to Bel-Air!"
 
2014-03-10 01:15:52 PM  

lostcat: Never been to Burning Man. Never desired to go to Burning Man, but I'm not going to begrudge other people the right to go to the middle of fark-all and do what they want (provided they show some environmental responsibility).

I'm also not going to begrudge people from creating a company to regulate access to that thing as a non-profit entity. Isn't that what the free market is all about?


It's the largest Leave No Trace event in the world and set the standard for LNT events on BLM land.
 
2014-03-10 01:16:34 PM  
www.mentalfloss.com
 
2014-03-10 01:18:05 PM  
BM is one of those things that was cool in the 90's but has run its course.

Kind of like the Full Moon party on Kho Phangan.

And Bill Clinton.

And myself.

Don't judge me.

Get off my lawn.
 
2014-03-10 01:19:40 PM  
These events really don't interest me. But being in a place where there are women wandering around dressed like this would not be a bad thing.
www.lettersfrompeter.com
Good lord, what a body.
 
2014-03-10 01:21:03 PM  

Trashy_McKraut: How long until the first political appearance at Burning Man, and what corporation will it be sponsored by?


Too obvious.  It would be too big a violation of the core principals for the majority of builders, theme camps, volunteers and artists to stand.  Ticket lotteries, vehicle passes, increasing regulations... we can deal with all of that.  Some people drop out, but that happens every year.  Lose the core and you lose the allure.
 
2014-03-10 01:21:28 PM  

H31N0US: BM is one of those things that was cool in the 90's but has run its course.

Kind of like the Full Moon party on Kho Phangan.

And Bill Clinton.

And myself.

Don't judge me.

Get off my lawn.


I had a pretty cool BM this morning.
 
2014-03-10 01:23:36 PM  
I know it's cliche but it's run it course. The should split it in half or something. Way to big. Nevada has plenty of Desert.
 
2014-03-10 01:23:59 PM  

Repo Man: These events really don't interest me. But being in a place where there are women wandering around dressed like this would not be a bad thing.
[www.lettersfrompeter.com image 850x752]
Good lord, what a body.


I prefer this one.

NSFW
 
2014-03-10 01:34:54 PM  
Hippies are a silly little race.
 
2014-03-10 01:41:42 PM  
guyism.com
 
2014-03-10 01:53:51 PM  

blatz514: Repo Man: These events really don't interest me. But being in a place where there are women wandering around dressed like this would not be a bad thing.
[www.lettersfrompeter.com image 850x752]
Good lord, what a body.

I prefer this one.

NSFW


Can I have the clothes on the latter applied to the former? It's for testing purposes.
Thanks.
 
2014-03-10 02:05:43 PM  
Every year I hold an event known as Burning Cat, so hip and exclusive that I'm the only participant.  Well, the only surviving participant...

And no, you can't attend.
 
2014-03-10 02:21:59 PM  
I love how the people who went to BM in its early years complain about how its being done incorrectly now. It always makes me giggle.
 
2014-03-10 02:34:56 PM  
The naked people at Burning Man are far more attractive than the naked people at a Rainbow gathering.
 
2014-03-10 02:59:14 PM  
People at Burning Man love telling each other that "You're Doing it Wrong!".  It is one of the more acceptable generic greetings.

The math is against the festival now.  It was almost half first timers the last few years, and now there are hundreds of thousands of people who have been, and many of their friends who want to go, and only 70,000 tickets.  It is a good thing that they're now supporting the regionals more, now more people can have something like the experience without having to squeeze into the desert.

It is a great rite of passage.  It's a mediocre way to spend a whole year though.  Good for a few mind-blowing experiences, then it's time to move on or step it up...
 
2014-03-10 03:28:20 PM  

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: People at Burning Man love telling each other that "You're Doing it Wrong!".  It is one of the more acceptable generic greetings.

The math is against the festival now.  It was almost half first timers the last few years, and now there are hundreds of thousands of people who have been, and many of their friends who want to go, and only 70,000 tickets.  It is a good thing that they're now supporting the regionals more, now more people can have something like the experience without having to squeeze into the desert.

It is a great rite of passage.  It's a mediocre way to spend a whole year though.  Good for a few mind-blowing experiences, then it's time to move on or step it up...


I understand and agree with your point, but that just sounded kinda odd :)
 
2014-03-10 04:09:24 PM  

lostcat: Never been to Burning Man. Never desired to go to Burning Man, but I'm not going to begrudge other people the right to go to the middle of fark-all and do what they want (provided they show some environmental responsibility).

I'm also not going to begrudge people from creating a company to regulate access to that thing as a non-profit entity. Isn't that what the free market is all about?


I've never been and have no desire myself, but the begrudging begins when you whine all year about not having money and never being able to spend time with your kid and then when Burning Man rolls around, you suddenly have a spare $300 (for the ticket alone, not including supplies or food/water) and don't really mind giving up the week you'd have custody of your kid.

/the general "you"
//yes, I've witnessed this exact scenario
 
2014-03-10 04:57:14 PM  
Old gathering is old
 
2014-03-10 05:01:53 PM  

Ayn Rand's Social Worker: People at Burning Man love telling each other that "You're Doing it Wrong!".  It is one of the more acceptable generic greetings.

The math is against the festival now.  It was almost half first timers the last few years, and now there are hundreds of thousands of people who have been, and many of their friends who want to go, and only 70,000 tickets.  It is a good thing that they're now supporting the regionals more, now more people can have something like the experience without having to squeeze into the desert.

It is a great rite of passage.  It's a mediocre way to spend a whole year though.  Good for a few mind-blowing experiences, then it's time to move on or step it up...


Well it's all they know, because it's all we knew, because it's all we've heard since 1960.  "You're wrong, you're dumb, you're stupid.  Stop being young, stop being active, stop trying, stop caring, just do what we wish we'd done when we were kids now that we're old and full of regrets, the largest regret being that we're not young anymore."
 
2014-03-10 06:23:49 PM  
I work for Burning Man, so I'm really getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2014-03-10 07:30:15 PM  
The first year in eighteen years,I won't be going to Burning Man. I'm okay with this.
 
2014-03-10 08:56:41 PM  
Been to Burning Man nine times since 2003.

That's plenty for me.  Ducked out of my theme camp this year and felt relieved to do it.

I think I'm done.

The old timers always say "it isn't the same" and it isn't.

Neither are we.
 
2014-03-10 09:31:48 PM  
money talks, sell-outs abound
 
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