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2014-07-14 11:45:05 AM  

CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: cryinoutloud: sbchamp: Burning, Man
See what happens?

It's not even Burning Man. It's just another damn hipster party in the desert.

Burners are not hipsters.  They're so much worse.

How so?


The relentless quest for authenticity.  The hats with goggles are pretty terrible too.
 
2014-07-14 11:45:41 AM  
There is no escape that's for sure
 
2014-07-14 11:52:02 AM  
He carried a dozen eggs with him - I think he was hoping to come out the other side as Mother of Chickens.
 
2014-07-14 11:52:27 AM  

Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: cryinoutloud: sbchamp: Burning, Man
See what happens?

It's not even Burning Man. It's just another damn hipster party in the desert.

Burners are not hipsters.  They're so much worse.

How so?

The relentless quest for authenticity.  The hats with goggles are pretty terrible too.


Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.  I go for the art and music, and the ability to get away from the default world for a bit.  I've never worried about what others think of me as that is the entire idea, be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.  As far as goggles are concerned, at Burning Man, there is a lot of dust considering the location.  The ones that do it at other events are usually steam punk enthusiasts, and although it's not my bag, I don't care what they do, as they are their own person and they are not me.  Too many people worry about what other people are doing in regular life.
 
2014-07-14 11:55:57 AM  

CJHardin: vudukungfu: CJHardin: The worst thing is that this occurred directly in front of over a thousand people. I know that Fark hates everything Burning Man, even though there are quite a few Farkers that go, but a lot of people just got emotionally scarred by watching someone literally die in a fire.

I turned out OK

You were there?  No snark, real question.


Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

lenfromak: Sodium?


Magnesium.
 
2014-07-14 11:56:28 AM  

JackieRabbit: You know who else liked to burn things?


andy.moonbase.net
 
2014-07-14 11:59:02 AM  

CJHardin: Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.  I go for the art and music, and the ability to get away from the default world for a bit.  I've never worried about what others think of me as that is the entire idea, be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.  As far as goggles are concerned, at Burning Man, there is a lot of dust considering the location.  The ones that do it at other events are usually steam punk enthusiasts, and although it's not my bag, I don't care what they do, as they are their own person and they are not me.  Too many people worry about what other people are doing in regular life.


You're obviously saying all this just to fit in.
 
2014-07-14 11:59:38 AM  
CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.
 
2014-07-14 12:04:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.


2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.
 
2014-07-14 12:04:55 PM  
So what's next?  EABOD?
 
2014-07-14 12:08:38 PM  
Should have planned ahead, carried a huge bag of popcorn.
 
2014-07-14 12:09:42 PM  

CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.


Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.
 
2014-07-14 12:10:06 PM  
I think you mean "Person burns at Burning Person", unchecked-privilege-mitter...
 
2014-07-14 12:13:43 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.

Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.


Now, now, they're all open to interpretation.

For example, participation is required -- but voyeurism is considered a valid form of participation.

Radical self-expression can mean walking around with a bullhorn making fun of all the hipsters and sparkle-ponies.
 
2014-07-14 12:16:41 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.

Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.


I haven't altered my normal routine for a burn yet.  When it comes to radical self expression, I do so by wearing whatever I want, whenever I want, and bringing different types of art when I've never been an artist.  I guess other people like my stuff because I've been the recipient of 3 large art grants for these events.  Immediacy, I say what I am thinking rather than filtering it as usual.  Somebody drops trash on the ground, I tell them they should be respectful and pick it up and put it in the bin.  Maybe I pass a dance party and instead of passing and thinking later "man that looked fun", I join in.  Where is the rub, or in your case, nails on a chalkboard?
 
2014-07-14 12:24:50 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.

Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.

Now, now, they're all open to interpretation.

For example, participation is required -- but voyeurism is considered a valid form of participation.

Radical self-expression can mean walking around with a bullhorn making fun of all the hipsters and sparkle-ponies.


That would be the El Chupacabra Policia.  They would play black metal, noise, Hitler speeches, etc, and harass people.  I don't know if they're still a thing, but people didn't particularly care for them.
 
2014-07-14 12:26:33 PM  

question_dj: That would be the El Chupacabra Policia.  They would play black metal, noise, Hitler speeches, etc, and harass people.  I don't know if they're still a thing, but people didn't particularly care for them.


Snark is not limited to them. Snark is everywhere if you look for it.
 
2014-07-14 12:27:19 PM  

CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.

Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.

I haven't altered my normal routine for a burn yet.  When it comes to radical self expression, I do so by wearing whatever I want, whenever I want, and bringing different types of art when I've never been an artist.  I guess other people like my stuff because I've been the recipient of 3 large art grants for these events.  Immediacy, I say what I am thinking rather than filtering it as usual.  Somebody drops trash on the ground, I tell them they should be respectful and pick it up and put it in the bin.  Maybe I pass a dance party and instead of passing and thinking later "man that looked fun", I join in.  Where is the rub, or in your case, nails on a chalkboard?


I'm totally stealing these words for the next Burning Man thread.  I'll add some stuff about "you wouldn't really get it unless you were really there on the playa" and then something about dropping acid with a 50 year-old Google marketing exec.
 
2014-07-14 12:33:39 PM  

Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: CJHardin:

Well, from a personal prospective, I've never worried about being authentic, and I don't even know what that means to quest for it.

It's this:  adhere to the 10 principles of Burning Man,

And this:  be yourself, however you decide yourself should be at the moment.

2 of those 10 principles are radical self expression and immediacy.  Adhering to principles and being yourself are not mutually exclusive.

Radical self-expression.  Immediacy.

It's like nails on a chalkboard.

I haven't altered my normal routine for a burn yet.  When it comes to radical self expression, I do so by wearing whatever I want, whenever I want, and bringing different types of art when I've never been an artist.  I guess other people like my stuff because I've been the recipient of 3 large art grants for these events.  Immediacy, I say what I am thinking rather than filtering it as usual.  Somebody drops trash on the ground, I tell them they should be respectful and pick it up and put it in the bin.  Maybe I pass a dance party and instead of passing and thinking later "man that looked fun", I join in.  Where is the rub, or in your case, nails on a chalkboard?

I'm totally stealing these words for the next Burning Man thread.  I'll add some stuff about "you wouldn't really get it unless you were really there on the playa" and then something about dropping acid with a 50 year-old Google marketing exec.


Glad I could be of assistance.  Maybe one day you can attend a Burning Man event and see how things work for yourself.

As far as this year goes, I'm not bringing art, only a playatech bar and lots of booze to share.  Other than that, I'm volunteering as a medic for a total of 24 hours over 4 days.  Not all burners are the same.
 
2014-07-14 12:37:01 PM  

CJHardin: The worst thing is that this occurred directly in front of over a thousand people. I know that Fark hates everything Burning Man, even though there are quite a few Farkers that go, but a lot of people just got emotionally scarred by watching someone literally die in a fire.


They'll make t-shirts about it next year.
 
2014-07-14 12:41:08 PM  

trappedspirit: CJHardin: The worst thing is that this occurred directly in front of over a thousand people. I know that Fark hates everything Burning Man, even though there are quite a few Farkers that go, but a lot of people just got emotionally scarred by watching someone literally die in a fire.

They'll make t-shirts about it next year.


I've never seen custom shirts at events other than the BOD and volunteer staff shirts.  Do you know of other shirts that are made?
 
2014-07-14 12:41:44 PM  
A man walks into a bonfire....


Too soon?
 
2014-07-14 12:45:35 PM  
So did they change the name to "Burnt Man" after it happened?
 
2014-07-14 12:55:46 PM  
I am sure this was the bright point of everyone's burning man experience.
 
2014-07-14 01:13:38 PM  
Reports are coming in that just before he burned he had assaulted a woman while wearing a bear costume.
 
2014-07-14 01:18:50 PM  

Mock26: I am sure this was the bright point of everyone's burning man experience.


I'm sure that we are all concerned about the people that witnessed this, the family of the person who ended his life (for whatever reason), and how this will affect the burner community at large.  I'm not exactly happy about the fact that this person did what he did, and although I feel bad that he decided to do so, most of my concern goes to the people that saw it happen.  It sucks and it doesn't represent the burner community.  This dude took his issues and threw it upon a bunch of people who just wanted to get away from the norm for a while without affecting anyone else.

I'm actually afraid that the thing that makes me happy 2 or 3 times a year is going to have issues due to one person's decision.  I know you are being snarky.  None of us are happy about this event.  It's incredibly sad for all persons involved.
 
2014-07-14 01:19:17 PM  
Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions


From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.
 
2014-07-14 01:20:12 PM  
I know it's out there so it doesn't matter if I post it.  Here is the event.

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=d29_1405320420
 
2014-07-14 01:26:32 PM  

moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.


So when someone decided that all they had to make others feel any better was to play music as normal, you say that you wouldn't piss on them to put them out if they were on fire.  Exactly what should they have done?

EABOD.
 
2014-07-14 01:34:20 PM  

moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.


I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.
 
2014-07-14 01:48:37 PM  

CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.


i.imgur.com
 
2014-07-14 01:49:41 PM  

CJHardin: cryinoutloud: sbchamp: Burning, Man
See what happens?

It's not even Burning Man. It's just another damn hipster party in the desert.

It's a registered Burning Man Regional event. I about to attend one on Thursday that has 2700 attendees. I very rarely see hipsters at these events.


2700?  Who got as big as Flipside?
 
2014-07-14 01:53:24 PM  

misanthropic1: CJHardin: cryinoutloud: sbchamp: Burning, Man
See what happens?

It's not even Burning Man. It's just another damn hipster party in the desert.

It's a registered Burning Man Regional event. I about to attend one on Thursday that has 2700 attendees. I very rarely see hipsters at these events.

2700?  Who got as big as Flipside?


Transformus
 
2014-07-14 01:54:12 PM  

moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]


I'm not mad, you just said something sensational and I responded in the same way.
 
2014-07-14 01:58:48 PM  

moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]


melem1.files.wordpress.com
 
2014-07-14 02:06:44 PM  
"Give a man a fire and he's warm for a day, but set fire to him and he's warm for the rest of his life."

-Terry Pratchett
 
2014-07-14 02:18:41 PM  

moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]


If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.
 
2014-07-14 02:24:16 PM  

Rapmaster2000: If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.


If you spent some time on the playa, you wouldn't be trying to talk other people to spend some time on the playa.

Burning Man sucks. Don't go.
 
2014-07-14 02:24:22 PM  

CJHardin: misanthropic1: CJHardin: cryinoutloud: sbchamp: Burning, Man
See what happens?

It's not even Burning Man. It's just another damn hipster party in the desert.

It's a registered Burning Man Regional event. I about to attend one on Thursday that has 2700 attendees. I very rarely see hipsters at these events.

2700?  Who got as big as Flipside?

Transformus


That's my favorite burn!
 
2014-07-14 02:25:07 PM  
Rapmaster2000:

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

Bwahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha!
 
2014-07-14 02:27:14 PM  

Rapmaster2000: moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.


So you are saying that you have never attended a burn right?  Either that or you are the guy who was butthurt that you didn't get laid and showered with psychedelics upon getting there.
 
2014-07-14 02:27:59 PM  

Lenny_da_Hog: Rapmaster2000: If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.

If you spent some time on the playa, you wouldn't be trying to talk other people to spend some time on the playa.

Burning Man sucks. Don't go.


You wouldn't understand the feeling of radical inclusion you get when you're blowing lines of speed with the HR director of Yahoo.
 
2014-07-14 02:28:52 PM  
Seeing the hand reach up through the flames seems to have traumatized several people. Horrible thing.
 
2014-07-14 02:29:36 PM  

CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.

So you are saying that you have never attended a burn right?  Either that or you are the guy who was butthurt that you didn't get laid and showered with psychedelics upon getting there.


No, he's mocking the shiat out of something you hold in high regard
 
2014-07-14 02:29:37 PM  

Rapmaster2000: moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.


Actually, Burners don't really care if you understand what it's like or not. If you are interested, welcome. If not, do whatever it is you like.
 
2014-07-14 02:30:02 PM  

Rapmaster2000: Lenny_da_Hog: Rapmaster2000: If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.

If you spent some time on the playa, you wouldn't be trying to talk other people to spend some time on the playa.

Burning Man sucks. Don't go.

You wouldn't understand the feeling of radical inclusion you get when you're blowing lines of speed with the HR director of Yahoo.


It was the CFO of Google, and they can afford real coke.
 
2014-07-14 02:31:04 PM  
FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD!
 
2014-07-14 02:31:07 PM  

CJHardin: Rapmaster2000: moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.

So you are saying that you have never attended a burn right?  Either that or you are the guy who was butthurt that you didn't get laid and showered with psychedelics upon getting there.


I choose to decommodify that which seeks to commodify me by participating in the radical self-reliance of riding a bike with lights all over it.
 
2014-07-14 02:33:36 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I choose to decommodify that which seeks to commodify me by participating in the radical self-reliance of riding a bike with lights all over it.


That really falls into the "participate" category, as the flashy lights are highly entertaining for the people being showered with psychedelics.
 
2014-07-14 02:34:41 PM  

Zasteva: Rapmaster2000: moike: CJHardin: moike: Lenny_da_Hog:
You were there?  No snark, real question.

Here's a bunch of eyewitness accounts/reactions

From the accounts...

Burner Erik: This event was 18 and up only. The image of his hand reaching up will be with me for the rest of my life. Witnessing this will forever change how i view the frailty of life. The event paused for a hour or so after this occurred before slowly continuing on. I personally dedicated my entire 3 hour dj set to all of my fellow burners there and to the camp that is returning home with one less brother to call upon.

Statements like that are the reason I wouldn't cross the street to piss in the face of a 'burner' if they were on fire.

I'll say it this way, if you decide to get on a motorcycle and get in a wreck while racing, well, you had it coming.  If the event goes on after your crash, well, I wouldn't cross the street to piss on another racer's face if their vehicle was on fire.

[i.imgur.com image 400x306]

If you spent some time on the playa then you would understand the radical self-reliance practiced when we choose to decommodify that which seeks to control us through the lack of immediacy as when I say do or say as when I'm in the act of radical inclusion.

You'll never understand what it's like until you go to the playa.

Actually, Burners don't really care if you understand what it's like or not. If you are interested, welcome. If not, do whatever it is you like.


A True Burner will tell you that they don't care what you think about them because they want you to think about them as the kind of people who don't care what you think about them.

Think about that.
 
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