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by Finneganistan
Fri Jul 05, 2013 3:07 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Dogon
Replies: 26
Views: 5502

Re: Dogon

I may have erred, throwing in my lot with the cats..
by Finneganistan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Dogon
Replies: 26
Views: 5502

Re: Dogon

Even at 3200BCE (or just before), that's thousands of years after the Sumerians (who predate the Egyptians and Babylonians too). [edited to add] Don't get me wrong, the Dogon people and their culture and history are both fascinating and remarkable. It's just not the earliest case of what appears to...
by Finneganistan
Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:10 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Breaking News 2013 Man design stolen from Australian $5 note
Replies: 14
Views: 1606

Re: Breaking News 2013 Man design stolen from Australian $5

graidawg wrote:That explains all the aussies coming over this year. THEY PLAN TO TAKE OVER! TO ARMS TO ARMS - REPEL THE (NOT QUITE ENGLISH) INVADERS
We conquered the kiwis. I'm sure we can handle a few Aussies.
by Finneganistan
Thu Jun 27, 2013 4:37 pm
Forum: 2013 Art & Performance
Topic: Burning wooden art?
Replies: 24
Views: 3864

Re: Burning wooden art?

Question answered. :P "There is no designated area for random burns. We do have burn platforms for folks to burn wood - and of course after Saturday - the Man embers become a burn platform." thx to installations@burningman.com "The Man embers become a burn platform." This is what I was looking for....
by Finneganistan
Thu Jun 27, 2013 10:48 am
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Dogon
Replies: 26
Views: 5502

Re: Dogon

From what I can gather, they didn't pick up writing until sometime between the 13th and 15th centuries AD. Ancient Sumerian culture has its roots going back as far as 7000 BCE, but it's all pretty muddy until the 5th millenia BCE. Then they picked up the first written version of a spoken language, ...
by Finneganistan
Wed Jun 26, 2013 5:44 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Dogon
Replies: 26
Views: 5502

Re: Dogon

trilobyte wrote:Original? It happened in ancient Sumer thousands of years earlier...
I'd love to see a timeline comparing the two!
by Finneganistan
Mon Jun 17, 2013 4:41 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: Dogon
Replies: 26
Views: 5502

Re: Dogon

The original cargo cult. The Dogon believed that fish people came down from the sky and lived near them, in a lake. They believed that these Nommos gave them the gift of writing and culture.
by Finneganistan
Fri Dec 28, 2012 3:26 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?
Replies: 78
Views: 8346

Re: I just turned 21, which playa bars are the best?

A couple of my personal recommendations are: Dusty Swan for a relaxed bar. Great place to duck into during a big blow. Suck 'n Fuck for some of the stiffest drinks you've ever had. Red Rooster for some great conversation. Frogma for a partying happy hour. Kantina Apok for...well hell I can't rememb...
by Finneganistan
Fri Dec 28, 2012 2:09 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme Camps
Topic: NOWAR assassinations looking for help
Replies: 7
Views: 1195

Re: NOWAR assassinations looking for help

this is based on a game called killer which was popular in the late '80s early '90's a friend of mine played it at university, actually anything could be a weapon i was told when it was played in new york a banana was the favored weapon because it looked vaguely gun like, but not enough to get you ...
by Finneganistan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 3:55 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?
Replies: 627
Views: 68099

Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

The theme is racist already? Excellent! Best time so far!
by Finneganistan
Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:18 pm
Forum: 2013 Theme
Topic: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?
Replies: 627
Views: 68099

Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Best theme in ever years! This doesn't have The Hat's hands all over it.
by Finneganistan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Playa Impulse Buys
Replies: 24
Views: 3925

Re: Playa Impulse Buys

Weird. Every time I try to impulse buy something on the playa, people just look at me funny. "Nice coat! How about ten bucks?"

crickets
by Finneganistan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 5:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs
Replies: 118
Views: 23043

Re: Disagreement With Pershing County Could Raise 2013 Costs

In my opinion, the Black Rock Desert is integral to Burning Man. Many of the features of the event originated organically in response to the playa's features. Easy (most years) biking is crucial. Just the concept of a literal blank slate is important. Burning Man could move, but the event would cha...
by Finneganistan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 4:24 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: A point of clarification to you hippies and newbies
Replies: 80
Views: 7320

Re: A point of clarification to you hippies and newbies

Bob wrote:Image
Ah, this is what Burning Man has been missing! A cliff to fall off of! Brilliant!

Oh, and Newbs? We love you. We really do! Because we get to re-live our first year in your amazed eyes and your jaw on the floor. Bring it!
by Finneganistan
Sat Aug 25, 2012 3:33 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man Destroyed My Life
Replies: 57
Views: 11549

Re: Burning Man Destroyed My Life

Thanks for this! I'm in a lull in between packing and freaking out. Typical for this time of year!

So ready!
by Finneganistan
Tue Jul 24, 2012 4:46 pm
Forum: 2012 Theme Camps
Topic: APOKILIPTIKA 2012
Replies: 470
Views: 57411

Re: APOKILIPTIKA 2012

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