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(Daily Mail)   Man burns at Burning Man. I thought that was the point   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 20
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2014-07-14 02:29:37 PM  
2 votes:

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 11:52:27 AM  
2 votes:

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 11:10:03 AM  
2 votes:

question_dj: cryinoutloud: 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 thought these things were all about expressing yourselves. What, it's not just an eternal party?

Essentially, yes, it's an eternal party.  They have parties to "decompress" from bigger parties, and parties to raise funds in order to pay to go to the next party.  So they'll have a decomp party to get over this and to prepare for BM in August.  Then another decomp party after that to prepare for the next regional event.  It is indeed and endless cycle.  There are plenty of folks in DFW that spend thousands of dollars and countless hours of their lives just to go "camping" is they like to call it.


As a guy who is repacking my tough boxes from Reclaimation to go to Transformus in a few days, I can attest to that.  For some, spending money on a car or boat is their thing.  For me, I spend money on sound, lights, new camping gear, and bar supplies.  I've received multiple art grants for fire art, and I'm working on a massive arcade machine with 4 foot tall joysticks and foot wide action buttons with a 40 foot screen that has fire effects for wins.
2014-07-14 08:57:51 AM  
2 votes:

Dahnkster: FTA:


Effigy: The theme for this years Element 11 is Where the Wild Thins Are"


Wild Thins?  WTH is 'wild thins'?? Wasn't that a Troggs song?

♪ ♫ Wild thins....
You make my heart singe. ♪ ♫


No, no, Wild Thins are Wheat Thins that are locally sourced and shipped directly to your grocer the day they're picked.
2014-07-14 06:41:05 PM  
1 votes:

fredbox: Drew: fredbox: So does Drew have the all-access pass to 10:00 segway feather camps yet, or does he get to watch the burn from Larry's platform?

I've never been

As someone who hates beer, bourbon and boobies, no doubt you'd find it dreadful.


[Fark Party] Black Rock City

/tax-deductible that way, right?
2014-07-14 02:54:38 PM  
1 votes:

CJHardin: mizchief: Lenny_da_Hog: CJHardin: You sound like a blast at a party.  Psshhhh, vodka is SOOOO main stream man.  People speak about hipsters and Farkers reply with how lame it is for others to do things.

Uh-huh.

You know the easiest way to be radically excluded at Burning Man? Turn down a drink and disclose that you don't use alcohol.

Would have assume that there are plenty of people there who prefer more delicious things than alcohol.

There are entire tours of the venue that are sans-alcohol.  We call it radical inclusion, or otherwise known as not being a dick to other people by prodding them to drink.


Yes. And as long as those tours keep to themselves -- or are alcoholics, because everyone understands an alcoholic not drinking -- they're fine. I have tested this principle many, many times.

Say you don't drink because you're an alcoholic, and you're welcome. Say you don't drink because you don't like to drink, and your playa name immediately becomes re-christened to "Leo."

Not drinking at Burning Man is cause for immediate suspicion.
2014-07-14 02:35:29 PM  
1 votes:

Rapmaster2000: 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.


You sound like a blast at a party.  Psshhhh, vodka is SOOOO main stream man.  People speak about hipsters and Farkers reply with how lame it is for others to do things.
2014-07-14 02:31:07 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:31:04 PM  
1 votes:
FREEBIRD! FREEBIRD!
2014-07-14 02:30:02 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:24:16 PM  
1 votes:

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 02:06:44 PM  
1 votes:
"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 01:18:50 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:33:39 PM  
1 votes:

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 12:13:43 PM  
1 votes:

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 11:59:02 AM  
1 votes:

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 11:52:02 AM  
1 votes:
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 10:38:37 AM  
1 votes:

Por que tan serioso: 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.

Ahhh. Yes. Regionals. It determines who enters the next round robin. Hence why Smokey had to mark it a 0.


Hehe, indeed.  I kind of wish it actually worked that way.  Participate at smaller regionals to get a ticket to The big burn.
2014-07-14 10:11:11 AM  
1 votes:
www.trickedbythelight.com
2014-07-14 08:54:51 AM  
1 votes:
FTA:

i.dailymail.co.uk
Effigy: The theme for this years Element 11 is Where the Wild Thins Are"


Wild Thins?  WTH is 'wild thins'?? Wasn't that a Troggs song?

♪ ♫ Wild thins....
You make my heart singe. ♪ ♫
 
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