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Re: Please!

Post by Bin Noddin » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:14 pm

artcrash wrote:flaming sock
We don't have any of those around here.
Three Hitler mentions on one page - wow! [oops, now its four]
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Re: Please!

Post by K-mom » Wed Aug 29, 2007 7:36 pm

artcrash wrote:...and you can focus on a flaming sock for all that it matters..

Then be sure to check out Jason Webley's annual Sunday Night pre-Temple Burn accordian concert; part of the ritual is a 'Molotov SockTail' burn! Usually found at Camp Wabi - but not being there this year I have no idea if that's teh plan.
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Re: Felonious Arson

Post by diane o'thirst » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:31 pm

jeffreybenner wrote:I feel the experience of Addis burning the man on Monday night WAS the experience.
Did Paul Addis and his buddies work on the Man at all? If he wanted to have a burn of his own on the eclipse, more power to him, he should have built something with that intention in mind instead of plotting all year, with his buddies, to place an illegitimate, arrogant and surreptitious claim on the Man and hijack it. How much money and sweat does it take to get together with two or three friends and say, "Let's climb up the Man and set it on fire during the eclipse while nobody's around and sit back and laugh while everyone goes nuts"?

People are saying "This is Burning Man." So is expressing one's own creativity. Plagiarism and sarcasm aren't creativity. And given that the eclipse was in Pisces, a creative sign, makes it even more ironic.

Thank the Gods nobody was hurt. Inasmuch as that, he deserves a tip of the hat, but otherwise he's an arrogant, lazy poseur. Go ahead and quote me on that. And bring on the flames, my Ignore list ain't half full.
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Re: Please!

Post by JediDale » Wed Aug 29, 2007 8:42 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:
artcrash wrote:flaming sock
We don't have any of those around here.
Three Hitler mentions on one page - wow! [oops, now its four]
Yeah, I noticed that too, Bin Noddin! I was going to see how many he would make before I depart for BRC. Hey! Where the heck are you right now? Enroute? See you at C.A. in T.C. send me a PM if you get the chance, BN!


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Method, Man

Post by HighwayCrossingFrog » Wed Aug 29, 2007 10:04 pm

I think we gots ourself a method actor who still hasn't turned off his character. Does anyone know the password to snap him out of it?

Truth be told, I sort of have that Frosted Shredded Wheat feeling. The adult in me dissaproves of the story cause Burning Man should be safe and nutritious, but the kid in me loves that sugary taste.

Now I know this is Burning Man and I should stick to the non-commercy angel/devil on my shoulder analogy. but, the point is I am prone to either side of the argument depending on my mood. This whole human consciousness in duality trip has got me well, trippin'...

I ultimately feel that I side with the likes of JediDale and Diane O' Thirst, This guy is a self absorbed a-hole. So as a result of suddenly transcending duality, I now offer my plan o' revenge.

Lets go to A-hole Adidas Fear and Loathing Play (sorry about more product placement), and... You know that scene where Dr. Gonzo wants Raul to take the toaster and throw it in the tub? Lets rig the toaster so its ready to toast, and at the last moment ambush the stage and throw Adidas in the tub w/toaster and watch him burn electrocution stylee. I think it'll bring a whole new meaning to being fried.

That ought to end his precious little one man play. I hope he has an understudy ;). If he wants to throw a monkey wrench into our event, perhaps we can return the favour. Who's with me?

And please don't loose touch with context, this is a joke. Unless we can really pull it off, in that case pm me :twisted:
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Re: Please!

Post by diane o'thirst » Wed Aug 29, 2007 11:13 pm

[quote="artcrash"]I am not sure what I feel about the premature burn..but it did bring back a sense of danger and anarchy to the event.....FINALLY

There's no dearth of anarchy at the festival, never has been. But anarchy and respect are not mutually exclusive.

As for danger...there's danger enough from the surrounding environment or did you forget about last year's cyclone already?
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Post by blyslv » Thu Aug 30, 2007 8:52 am

jeffreybenner wrote: So with that having been said, how long is it going to be before someone in this thread invokes Hitler? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Godwin's_Law
You already have. Twice. And you revealed what kind of discussant you would be; i.e., willing to go for the cheap shot.
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Post by K-mom » Thu Aug 30, 2007 3:49 pm

Wow - sorry if these have been posted already, but a couple of sites I just came across really angered me in regards to this situation:

http://freepauladdis.com/

and

http://www.10zenmonkeys.com/2007/08/28/ ... -thompson/
An interview with the guy, here's a quote:
Matt Taibbi. Matt Taibbi of Rolling Stone is the heir apparent to Hunter Thompson.
He is on the mission... I first noticed him about two years ago when he went to Burning Man and proclaimed it for what it is — toothless and wallowing in its own muck and irrelevant to anyone or anything...



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Ultimately, I have to agree that this seems like total disrespect, and whatever good intentions towards anarchy people might dream up, I don't think they were actually present (the intentions, I mean). Seems like self-promotion to me. I'll reserve further judgement until everyone's back and I can hear some first hand accounts...
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Post by diane o'thirst » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:01 pm

[Hackles back up] Image

HE CAN'T SPEAK FOR ANYONE BUT HIMSELF.

Paul Addis is NOT <i>my</i> President.

[taking a drink of water]
That's better.

The thought that came to mind early on was "Napoleonic complex." Short guy who wants everyone to prove something to everyone.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Aug 30, 2007 4:34 pm

Anna Nicole Smith
Paul Addis

I don't know anyone less deserving of fame and publicity.

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Paul Addis

Post by sonoma9249 » Thu Aug 30, 2007 10:50 pm

I live in N. Calif. and have lived here for most of my life, I've been to 3 Burns in the last 6 years, but I was born in Lovelock, Nev and I certainly hope The D.A. of Pershing County Absolutely THROWS the PROVERBIAL BOOK at this jerk that could have had alot more negative effects if someone had been hurt or worse maybe even killed. Yeah sure its Burning Man and all that but the fact remains this guy violated the law rather flagrantly and he should be dealt with the same way the LEO's deal with many lesser infractions,ie. pot, nudity, I would have been there except I just started a new job that would simply not allow me to take the time off, but I'll be there in spirit. For those that out there on the playa right now, have a safe and fullifilling Burn.....Aloha
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Hmmmm

Post by Kiba » Fri Aug 31, 2007 9:13 pm

Hmmm. There are a lot of good points on either side, and I particularly like the 'frosted mini-wheats' analogy.

First off, people have been talking about burning the man prematurely for years. Last year there was that whole mob of law enforcement surrounding the man. That someone decided to pull it off doesn't surprise me, and "why" he decided to do so is kind of irrelevant at this point.

Is the guy an attention-whoring arse, or is he an enthusiastic anarchist? Does it make the man any LESS torched? Is missing the 'traditional' burning of the man going to detract from the event for all the new and old burners? In my own experience, yes the burn was visually spectacular, but had little to do with what I define as the 'Burning Man Experience'. For me it is the people, the events, and the interaction that makes the event special. I'm pretty sure that those people are STILL out there.

Don't mistake me for saying that this type of thing should be encouraged. I wholly agree with the assertion that if he wanted to burn something, he should've built his own freakin' art display, and these circumstances will likely result in further regulations. Burning Man, on the whole, will evolve from this event. Besides, years from now we'll all be laughing about this.

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ne?

Post by Kiba » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:22 pm

And the man burns as I speak, and yet no one has bothered to comment. I would venture to say that things, as they are, went off without a hitch.

Ish.

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Post by Digital-Dragonfly » Sat Sep 01, 2007 10:31 pm

seems like he does not want to "give in" :shock:


spoke to soon... :D

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Post by diane o'thirst » Sat Sep 01, 2007 11:01 pm

No comments because we were all watching it...except you...

Did they really plan it to go on that long? Or does time telescope on the Playa and it usually does take about 45 minutes for the Man to fall?

When we passed the 25 minute mark, I thought to Paul Addis, "Ha, ha! Our Burn went longer!"

To be honest, I enjoyed this Burn better than the other seven. I watched the Man burn with my own soundtrack (Handel's <i>Royal Fireworks Music</i>) and the cat in my lap. And yes...water jug at my side and taking pulls off it every five minutes or so. [taking a swallow]

And because it's a tradition, here's my Burn Night dinner:

Honey-balsamic chicken with roasted garlic baguette and volcano apple.
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Post by Digital-Dragonfly » Sun Sep 02, 2007 7:39 am

nope... was watching. posting on the laptop & watching on the networks "big" screen 8)

background intenet feed of celtic music.
with burn "narration" panned to the radio traffic side...

the cats were busy on patrol- dinner was internet ordered: pizza (thank you al gore)

could not go this year... schedule issues at work :x
already have the time off & chiseled in stone for 2008 :wink:

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what a douche

Post by Remark » Sun Sep 02, 2007 8:35 am

Who the fuck does this dude think he is to tell me burning man is invalid. So a Hunter S. play should be my new Mecca? Careful if I watch the play more than four times, if it becomes "toothless" I might burn something.

Not really, I'ld just stop going!! What a great idea.

Putting holes in RV tanks is Okay if YOU feel they burn to much gas... bullshit!

Burning other peoples stuff rocks if YOU feel like it doesn't matter... bullshit!

Has anyone out there every had your stuff destroyed and then later thanked the person for "opening your eyes?"

what a douche

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Post by Bob » Sun Sep 02, 2007 10:37 am

Don't let the terrorists win!
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Post by palladdi5 » Mon Sep 03, 2007 12:48 am

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Post by Steven bradford » Mon Sep 03, 2007 6:08 pm

Yes, the burn went much longer, because of the construction of the platform. The platforms of the past ten years have all been of hay bale or 2x4/6 frame construction which burns fast and bright. But this year it was actual logs, which take quite a while to burn through before they'll actually collapse.
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Post by Bob » Mon Sep 03, 2007 7:49 pm

Straw bales, stacked around a wooden platform staked to the ground built by the same carpenters who built the Man.

Sometimes the straw they got was rotten, and smoldered more than it burned.

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