I Actually Like the New Theme!

About where does "Evolution" exist on your list of past and present bm themes?

Poll ended at Wed Jul 01, 2009 12:04 pm

Abosolutely on top
38
30%
High, but not champion
66
52%
Fair to middlen'
15
12%
Below the middle, but not rock bottom
8
6%
At the bottom of the barrell with the drek.
0
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I Actually Like the New Theme!

Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:04 pm

Although the prose about it is par.

Somethings to work with.

Wallace (I've forgotten his first name.) He actually discovered Evolution by Natural Selection independantly of Darwin. (Notice that no one independantly wrote the christian bible.) Also a spiritualist.

Gary Larson. I'd be pretty pleased to see a herd of holstein art cars. or something echoing this:
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Dinosaurs. And or pleistocine mega-fauna. Trilobytes. Ah trilobytes. Just about the coolest extinct almost horseshoe crab animal there was.

They already have a double helix in the man base, but those are neat.

Can't think of any more at right this moment. Too much Nina Hagen ear-worming me.
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YAY New theme...

Postby jcoffy » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:27 pm

Like you said....Something to work with. There are a lot of ideas that can come out of this. I am super excited already about the new theme....I can't wait to see what happens...and we got more than 300 days to go. ha!

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Postby dr.placebo » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:32 pm

Evolution beats the shit out of Intelligent Design.

And that's true whether it is applied to life on this planet or to the Burning Man event itself.

And, for the curious:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/History_of_evolutionary_thought

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Postby Dato » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:43 pm

It's most definitely a breath of fresh air after the last two years! I don't think it's the top, but it is definitely great starting point for some great art and ideas!

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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:56 pm

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Postby mars » Thu Sep 04, 2008 12:57 pm

I like it too! I'm so relieved it isn't: World Domination. (Although, now that I think about, perhaps that's what they meant!)
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Postby Clar-i-ty » Thu Sep 04, 2008 5:12 pm

You want to talk about world domination? You should listen to the conversations the 10 year olds have on the trampolines in Kidsville! If there is a plot for world domination, surely it will take place there!
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Postby theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 04, 2008 8:25 pm

I forgot. "Jocko Homo" will be one of the anthems.
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Postby Funky Monkey Mech » Thu Sep 04, 2008 10:38 pm

well lest see first burn was the green man.... seconed american dream.... third Evolution i can only immagion some off the way crazy MV and Bikes and costuems and art people will make with this the possabilties are endless..... dont get me wrong there was some amazing stuff at green man and american dream but this should be mega amazing.... can't wait!!!!
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Postby AntiM » Fri Sep 05, 2008 9:30 am

I miss the ambiguity of The Floating World.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 05, 2008 10:13 am

Floating World had a lot of fish--definitely a good thing. But I was that little bit put off by having a euphamism for protitution (as I understand the meaning of the Japenese) being the theme title. I'm just so damn sick of male defined visons of female sexuality littering the social landscape. YMMV
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Re: YAY New theme...

Postby Jmeier » Sun Sep 07, 2008 5:32 pm

[quote="jcoffy"]Like you said....Something to work with. There are a lot of ideas that can come out of this. I am super excited already about the new theme....I can't wait to see what happens...and we got more than 300 days to go. ha![/quote]

I agree 100%. I saw this theme and my mind started to fill with ideas :D

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Postby LeChatNoir » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:06 pm

Maybe next year people in caveman outfits can push the Contraption when it breaks down.
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Postby CLARKcon » Sun Sep 07, 2008 8:15 pm

I dig the Theme, as progression=evolution. My favorite theme was probably "The Floating World" (02'). My first year, but to see the boat art cars was s i c k :D Plus, I'm an astrological Cancer, so the idea of an ocean in the desert (Like SpongeBob) was great.
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I like it too - it is perfect if you ask me

Postby PandaKiss » Mon Sep 08, 2008 1:02 pm

If you ask me it's perfect, consider this definition (yes, i looked in the Dictionary)

"a process of gradual, peaceful, progressive change or development, as in social or economic structure or institutions. "

Isnt this one of the things that BM is all about?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 08, 2008 2:22 pm

I just wonder who's going to have a social darwinism camp. That is so wrong, it's right.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 08, 2008 3:49 pm

More cowbell.
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 08, 2008 5:23 pm

I can't wait to see your Evolution of Cowbell piece at the Home for Wayward Art.
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Postby AntiM » Mon Sep 08, 2008 7:10 pm

I doom myself, don't I?
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Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:52 pm

As a member of Terminal Village, I have to say: You are so fucking doomed. Have a nice day.
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Postby Discosybil » Mon Sep 08, 2008 9:07 pm

I think this is the greatest theme since 2002. On a funnier note

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=faRlFsYmkeY

The art will be amazing, I'm already excited thinking of ideas for artwork on the playa!!!!!!

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Postby visualist » Tue Sep 09, 2008 11:08 am

I really liked the "psyche" theme... but this one has the potential to surpass it!

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Postby Eric » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:05 pm

I kinda like "evolution"- it's pretty damn open for one of Larry's themes. You can go pretty much anywhere with it (evolution of self/ planet/ environment/ alcohol/ not caring about themes......)
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Postby Dusza Beben » Tue Sep 09, 2008 4:40 pm

For my steampunk brethren all I can say is that you have almost a year to evolve your facial hair. :wink:
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Postby Shady Backflash » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:12 pm

after the American Dream i was braced for the worst... i heaved a massive sigh of relief with Evolution...

much to my pleasure, most people ignored the American Dream, reminding me that BRC is still BRC no matter what "theme" Larry picks.

Evolution should both stimulate fun responses *AND* be very easy to ignore...

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Postby Marscrumbs » Wed Sep 10, 2008 3:53 pm

AntiM wrote:I miss the ambiguity of The Floating World.


I missed that year, but isn't that a very specific reference to Japanese Geisha culture.

I might make my art project about the Cambrian explosion if I don't go extinct next year.

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Postby Boijoy » Wed Sep 10, 2008 4:23 pm

Cowbell Art !! wuu huu.. oh oh !! and a Cow Bell Band !! YEAH!!.. ew ew.. and drinks from Cow Bells !! And men Wearing Cow Bell Balls !! oh oh... please someone stop me.. :-) and EVERYONE should hang a cow bell from their tent.. so in a wind storm,, we can piss off Gerlach !! ba hahahahaha < snort >
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Postby wedeliver » Wed Sep 10, 2008 5:34 pm

Evolution does sound like a great idea that I can rock and roll with, but I ask you, YOU, what does "A Tangled Bank" mean. The birds in the bushes and various insects kind of sounds like my place (and those that have been here can vouch for that). We even got the worms! So my question is, as I contemplate a tangled bank and my head starts to throb.... whaaat? Charlie was so cool, but I never could read anything he wrote.. zoom over my head.. Perhaps what I am missing is the connection between the bee and the Pine tree. The Burner and the Desert. The food and the shit.. wait it's starting to make sense..
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:01 pm

I just wonder who's going to have a social darwinism camp. That is so wrong, it's right.



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Postby Plastic G'zus » Wed Sep 10, 2008 6:49 pm

We were due for a good one. So far all of my ideas have to do with "enhanced natural selection."
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