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by Stryder
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:22 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: This theme is why I won't go next year
Replies: 129
Views: 25895

Like somebody posted somewhere else in the forum, Burning Man IS my American Dream.
See ya there!
by Stryder
Thu Nov 08, 2007 3:04 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Watch the Dems squirm
Replies: 26
Views: 5706

Exactly. My official party is "Decline To State", as it known in California. Means the same thing; INDEPENDENT.
The 2 party system is a bad joke that has gone on too long. I have no use for 'party-ism'.

skygod wrote:Both parties are working us.
I'm registering Independent .
by Stryder
Mon Oct 29, 2007 8:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: News Flash: another Addis arson arrest
Replies: 32
Views: 7167

Schadenfreude

It so damn funny to me when I think of all his rabid supporters on Tribe.
by Stryder
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: News Flash: another Addis arson arrest
Replies: 32
Views: 7167

Re: News Flash: another Addis arson arrest

His friends who helped post his bail the first time must be feeling pretty low right now... Paul Addis is back in custody with a half million dollar bond after being arrested in San Francisco's Grace Episcopal Cathedral with a backpack full of fireworks & an ammunition belt holding more explosives. ...
by Stryder
Mon Oct 29, 2007 2:05 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Addis Pool
Replies: 60
Views: 14235

Re: a clear ploy

I'd say that would pretty much be anybody who enjoys going to Burning Man, loves it, warts and all, and knows how to participate! I'm hoping that there will be a temple next year, and if there is, I'd like to pay attention to that! My second choice would be Spectabillis, but I'm not sure he is 'elec...
by Stryder
Thu Oct 25, 2007 12:39 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 61034

Re: deathguild/thunderdome medics

I wrote a fictional, joking story claiming to have been held hostage 15 rounds for booze in Thunderdome. It isn't true. People will believe anything, especially if it fits neatly into their negative stereotype of someone else. The Deathguild folks are some of the finest people I have ever met on the...
by Stryder
Tue Oct 09, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

Direction

Okay, but which PEOPLE are you referreing to? Or more specifically, how do I find out who the "LLC" is? "Direction" is a very vague description. What direction are you refering to? And how does one determine a 'significant number of people' not following the 'direction'? (I'm just curious how the sa...
by Stryder
Mon Oct 08, 2007 2:39 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

Two questions for you: Who do you mean by 'org', and what do 'they' want? (I am asking only to get another, possibly fuller perspective.) Tell me again...who exactly won, what? - those in the greatest position of authority and influence who will leverage it for their own purposes. despite the event ...
by Stryder
Mon Oct 08, 2007 12:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

Save the manatees!

Sorry, I'm reactionary at times, and I am prone to exaggerations and bad analogies. I'm also willing to admit that my tirades can be ridiculous. It was a weak moment. Forgive me. For the record, I have nothing against manatees, but some of them are pretty damn huge.... quote] omfg everyone is going ...
by Stryder
Mon Oct 08, 2007 11:55 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

Letting it go.

Okay, you're absolutely right. (Its good to get somebody elses perspective.) It just pisses me off that people regard the arsonist as some sort of BM folk hero, and I react. The less said, the better. Sorry for the diatribe. There, are we done yet? {this message was not intended in anyway to offend ...
by Stryder
Sun Oct 07, 2007 12:07 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

Re: I already punished him..

Exactly. Fucking the burn. Honestly, I don't need that kind of shithead behavior around me. I don't care if people like him burn down whatever they like, as long as it belongs to them. Now PA has given permission for every misanthropic firebug to burn shit 'just cause he FEELS like it'. Pathetic. An...
by Stryder
Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:56 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 61034

Satire

I was being satirical. I have a couple of really good friends that are part of Death Guild. I've hung out there a couple of evenings, and they are really great people, and extremely smart, polite, and generous with those they know. I have not met ALL of them, but the ones I did were outstanding indi...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 26, 2007 3:26 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

spectabillis wrote:no stryder, and it wasnt meant to be.
Okay.
by Stryder
Wed Sep 26, 2007 1:42 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

That's not even relevant... in my current state of insomnia i remember being mesmerized by an eagle fighting a snake on the side of a mountain road. a black cadillac escalade tears around the corner and tramples them both as it huffs against the hills climb, black feathers explode across a chrome gr...
by Stryder
Mon Sep 24, 2007 4:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

For SB. All others don't waste your time here...

It's an analogy. But I'll try and slow it down for you. Addis has a problem with BM. So rather than trying to come up with some clever, creative way of espousing HIS views about how things should be run, he destroys something. He destroys something that has meaning for people he has never met, but f...
by Stryder
Mon Sep 24, 2007 3:32 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

Re: Paranoia will destroy ya...

Well, we just disagree then, and that's fine. Does that mean I should come to your house and light your mailbox? - Did it go away? Or has it grown and changed with the influx of new people who want to experience BM on their own terms? Or should they adhere to the dogma of the 'original burners'. It'...
by Stryder
Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:22 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

Paranoia will destroy ya...

And how I'm feeling, is that nobody has the right, regardless of their nostalgia for the old BM days, to take away the joy of the event. People ENJOY the burn. There is NOTHING wrong with that. but what about the joy of the endless number of people who put their heart and soul into burningman, only...
by Stryder
Fri Sep 21, 2007 4:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

Sorry to drag this topic on, but whoever his friend is that is selling stuff on Ebay, also offered burned pieces of the man, both Mondays and Saturdays burn, signed by the arsonista. Fucking disgusting. It's so hypocritical how he gets to profit from pieces of the very 'man' he accuses of being a ca...
by Stryder
Fri Sep 21, 2007 2:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Support for Paul
Replies: 284
Views: 74891

energy vampire

And what was the arsonistas message anyway? I'm not clear on exactly the point he was trying to make. Oh, now I remember! He is planning on opening his 'one man show' in October, where he pretends to be Hunter S. Thompson, and needed publicity! Ha! The arsonista can't even invent himself a persona. ...
by Stryder
Fri Sep 21, 2007 1:06 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Will/has Paul torn us apart?
Replies: 118
Views: 19180

Reap what you sow.... [quote] Paul Addis is facing Felony charges for allegedly burning The Man early. All proceeds from this auction will go towards Paul Addis's plane ticket from Seattle to Reno for his court appearance on September 25th. He is facing Felony charges in Nevada for Arson. I am just ...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:27 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

No problem with staying away from the things you don't like, I'm just curious how many of the nay-sayers actually checked out the 'exhibits'. I found them to be FAR less intrusive than I imagined, and I don't recall seeing a 'single brand' name on anything. I did find the exhibit for the biodegradab...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 8:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Friends are obsessed, Burning Man spirituality crap.
Replies: 104
Views: 27120

I like your post, and pretty much agree with everything you pointed out. I find I don't like it when people look down their nose at me for being a 'burner'. BM has been an important part of my life for 8 years. For all it's faults and aggravations, there still is NOTHING else like it, and for me tha...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:23 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning Man is part of my "American Dream"
Replies: 19
Views: 4062

Re: Burning Man is part of my "American Dream"

Exactly. At first consideration, the theme seems repulsive. But with some thought, one can come up with 'alternative' dreams. I think that is what is really at the heart of this theme. We each have some sort of dream that defines our hopes for our country. I think that Burning Man is an excellent pa...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 6:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Help Prosecute Paul Addis
Replies: 270
Views: 54671

The Pavilion: Please keep in mind I am talking about the space under the man, not the Green exhibits that were around it. I experienced the pavilion under the man Monday night, before the arson. For me the space was absolutely awesome, and I went there as a skeptic. It was perfect. The feeling there...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Friends are obsessed, Burning Man spirituality crap.
Replies: 104
Views: 27120

I'm sorry that I have pissed you off by having a spiritual experience at Burning Man. Next time I will just sit around and watch. I also will stop talking to people about my experience, since I can't seem to do it to your satisfaction, or your way. I guess what happens at Burning man is supposed to ...
by Stryder
Wed Sep 12, 2007 4:48 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Don't come to the Thunderdome unless you are willing to pay
Replies: 359
Views: 61034

I went in and fought in the dome for the asking, but when the fight was over they wouldn't let me out of the harness. They said I had to barter something before they'd let me loose. I was by myself, so I started begging the spectators to bribe these people so they'd let me go. They just started scre...
by Stryder
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:31 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?
Replies: 198
Views: 37660

What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC?

What do you hate about the rave scene in BRC? People who bitch about it... Burning Man is still the land of do-as-you-please-just-clean-up-after-yourself-when-you're-done. Some people bitch about the sound art, or rave camps. I've had less trouble from them than I did from the thoughtless asshole wh...
by Stryder
Fri Jul 15, 2005 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Give me a word... just ONE word...
Replies: 5797
Views: 553381

FREEDOM!!!
by Stryder
Mon Oct 11, 2004 1:35 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Barbie Death Camp & Wine Bistro: Positive or negative?
Replies: 30
Views: 6909

Freedom of expression is a two edged sword. It cuts both ways.
(I found the Barbie Death camp gloriously shocking. It made me both uneasy and made me laugh. Well done!) :shock:
by Stryder
Sat Oct 02, 2004 4:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Heather Graham at BM this year...
Replies: 44
Views: 7667

Re: Heather Graham at BM this year...

Graham cracker is really doing us all a big favor by bad mouthing Burning Man on mainstream TV. We need MORE celebreties to talk shit about BM so the yahoos will stay home (or better yet go back to Mardi Gross..)
HAHA! Go Heather! Elsewhere that is...

Smooches! :shock:

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