WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby junglesmacks » Sat May 05, 2012 5:41 am

Canoe wrote:I'm hoping that a loose nose gets bogged down with playa dust and won't even make it to the fence, or not blow over the bottom edge if they do? Hoping... or should I be hoping for a pony too?


You're hoping/thinking that somehow a 1/8 gram foam rubber ball is going to get "bogged down" with playa dust and magically become so heavy that playa winds can't carry it?

What planet are you on?

sftex wrote:Every distribution point will have noses in 55 gallon (or smaller) plastic, heavy barrels, the tops of which will be covered by a sheet of latex that's been sealed around the top edge with a slit in the middle so people can reach in and grab a nose. Unless someone grabs too many at once, the Noses WON'T fly away at random, they are essentially sealed in place...


Yeah.. I mean.. let's just set a GIANT container full of tiny little foam balls all over the city among 57k people of which 2/3 of them at any given time are completely fucked up and partying. What could POSSIBLY go wrong?




The amount of fail in this thread is mindblowing.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Sat May 05, 2012 5:50 am

i will be on the Joe Franklin Show next week explaining my Playa project and sharing the Joys of Kool-aid to all that will listen.

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Canoe » Sat May 05, 2012 7:42 am

junglesmacks wrote:
Canoe wrote:I'm hoping that a loose nose gets bogged down with playa dust and won't even make it to the fence, or not blow over the bottom edge if they do? Hoping... or should I be hoping for a pony too?

You're hoping/thinking that somehow a 1/8 gram foam rubber ball is going to get "bogged down" with playa dust and magically become so heavy that playa winds can't carry it?
What planet are you on?
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One where I'm trying to find a shred of a positive outcome. One where there's some way this "project" won't end up contaminating/killing flora or fauna in the Black Rock Desert and costing BM its BLM license.
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Fuck.
Watch a whirlwind hit one of those barrels...
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Elliot » Sat May 05, 2012 8:50 am

A thought.... How about offering to paint red noses on people with body paint? Somewhere around here I have seen theatrical body paint by the gallon for a reasonable price.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Bob » Sat May 05, 2012 8:51 am

Wrong body part.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Nipple » Thu May 10, 2012 11:27 am

On the Playa, wind threatens to blow down poorly constructed shelters.

On the ePlaya, textual wind blows down poorly constructed ideas.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Simon of the Playa » Thu May 10, 2012 11:29 am

indeed.


but they both are for realzies.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Thu May 10, 2012 5:46 pm

...still for realzies, just catching up on these replies and my updates.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby delle » Thu May 10, 2012 6:43 pm

Elliot wrote:A thought.... How about offering to paint red noses on people with body paint? Somewhere around here I have seen theatrical body paint by the gallon for a reasonable price.



Huh. Could it BE that simple and noncontroversial?????
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby Canoe » Fri May 11, 2012 3:43 am

delle wrote:
Elliot wrote:A thought.... How about offering to paint red noses on people with body paint? Somewhere around here I have seen theatrical body paint by the gallon for a reasonable price.

Huh. Could it BE that simple and noncontroversial?????


Easily contained? And easily cleaned up moop if there's a spill.

Tons of opportunity for interaction for his "magic".
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby lemur » Sat May 12, 2012 5:13 pm

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Sat May 12, 2012 6:04 pm

Canoe wrote:
delle wrote:
Elliot wrote:A thought.... How about offering to paint red noses on people with body paint? Somewhere around here I have seen theatrical body paint by the gallon for a reasonable price.

Huh. Could it BE that simple and noncontroversial?????


Easily contained? And easily cleaned up moop if there's a spill.


Actually, that idea has merit :)

Also, this magic happened recently:

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Mon May 14, 2012 2:27 pm

So, time to start a new thread.
I've re-evaluated all this and I've come up with an idea that's been tempered by insight and wisdom from everyone...both from other sources and here.
I'll post it tomorrow and I really do appreciate all the help :D
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WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Playa!

Postby sftex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 10:50 am

Howdy!
Right upfront, I want to link the old thread here: http://eplaya.burningman.org/viewtopic.php?f=282&t=54759, wherein I thought it would be a great idea to gift clown Noses to everyone at Burning Man 2012 (should they accept the gift)
And if you don't know much about WhyTheNose, it's simple:

I wear a clown nose in public every day, everywhere, just to make people smile and perhaps, break through their shell and impart a bit of happiness and our ethos.
I've been doing this for over a year now and it's changed my life and the lives of many others :P
The site is [url]WhyTheNose.com[/url]

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My original idea was, indeed, problematic and last month I finally codified an idea which embraces Fertility 2.0 and potentially involves every pARTcipant on the Playa this year!

Here's my new mission and so far, everyone I've told loves it:

At Center Camp Cafe, I'll have WhyTheNose art and experiences on display, along with two barrels...one WITH thousands of Noses available and one that's empty.
You can grab a Nose or two or three and that's my gift to you, THANKS FOR SPREADING THE LOVE :D
You can ALSO grab a Nose and place it in the "empty" barrel, where there will be an iPad mounted above it.
You'll then type in your name and email. After Burning Man, I'll send you a mail, asking for YOUR STORY...what you'd like to impart to the person I send or give that Nose to, off-Playa.

I'LL GIFT A NOSE TO SOMEONE ELSE AROUND THE WORLD, COURTESY OF YOU AND YOUR ARE THEN CONNECTED TO THAT RANDOM PERSON!
What would you tell them? What would you like to let them know about you and your life and your experience at Burning Man this year? What wisdom or tomfoolery can you inspire them with?
This is your chance to give a little bit of joy to someone else and let them know about Burning Man from YOUR PERSPECTIVE :D :D :D

PROCREATE FERTILITY 2.0, spreading our ethos FROM the Playa OUTWARD to THOUSANDS, one Nose at a time!
I'm working on sending them out from the Black Rock City Post Office too :lol:

Here's the video to explain it again :)


I KNOW THERE ARE QUESTIONS:

* What will keep the Noses from becoming MOOP at Center Camp Cafe?
- There will be a sheet of heavy latex attached to the top of each barrel with a slit in it, large enough for hands. No Noses should escape either barrel!

* How will you contact us for our story?
- After the Burn, I'll collect all the entries in the iPad, email everyone and ask for your submissions. If you choose to allow me, I'll post them on the [url]WhyTheNose.com[/url] site and archive this massive outreach. Maybe I'll even make a short form documentary!

* How will you mail a clown nose?
- I'm working on small envelopes and other ways to effectively mail Noses everywhere. The cost in the USA is around .50 cents for postage and supplies (less Noses costs)

* Will the Noses you send actually be from the Playa?
- YEP! They'll probably have a bit of dust on them, but not much and I'll give them a good airing-out! Still, it's YOUR story going with the Nose, FROM the Playa to a stranger with YOUR story attached.

If this interest you, I need help.
1. Help in getting out the word about the fundraising site:

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Facebook Page here:
https://www.facebook.com/events/341073772612487/

2. Drop by Center Camp Cafe and pARTicipate!
3. If you'd like to grab Noses and make ART with people, PLEASE DO!

Thanks and please contact me here or help@whythenose.com

I've already started the project and donations are coming in on the first day :)
Thanks Burning Man and our communities for making this dream possible, every.single.day!

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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

Postby Eric » Wed Jul 25, 2012 12:10 pm

May I make one suggestion? Put a large pad of paper with a pen chained to it above the "send" barrel. An ipad left alone in Center Camp will not be there (or functional) at the end of the week unless you have it locked down extremely well and completely sealed from the dust (which might cause overheating issues)
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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

Postby sftex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 1:05 pm

Thanks Eric!
Actually, I'll take that into consideration. I've got a few friends who've engineered iPad mounts for the Playa before and I think it's sexy :)
However, pen and paper works too and it's far less to deal with!

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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

Postby Rice » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:37 pm

sftex wrote:Thanks Eric!
Actually, I'll take that into consideration. I've got a few friends who've engineered iPad mounts for the Playa before and I think it's sexy :)
However, pen and paper works too and it's far less to deal with!

Tex

Paper is really cool. It doesn't crash, never gets low on batteries and rarely fails.
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Postby Nipple » Wed Jul 25, 2012 3:51 pm

"In Russia, we use pencil."
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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

Postby sftex » Wed Jul 25, 2012 5:22 pm

In Russia, pencil uses YOU!
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Re: WhyTheNose is sending Noses around the world from the Pl

Postby trilobyte » Thu Jul 26, 2012 2:12 am

Merging the threads - you get one for the project, especially if there's a fundraiser involved.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Thu Jul 26, 2012 8:57 am

Thanks Trilobyte!
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby PlayaPatrol » Tue Aug 07, 2012 12:50 pm

Tex, don't feed the trolls (most who post on Eplaya every day). Hand out whatever you want, just like everyone else. No one can blame you for littering.
Anyone taking offence at anything in my posts - tough. It's only an internet forum. Stop being overly sensitive. you are shallow and banal. Eplayans who spend hours a day posting need to make in person friends and mentally masturbate less.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:14 pm

PlayaPatrol wrote:Tex, don't feed the trolls (most who post on Eplaya every day). Hand out whatever you want, just like everyone else. No one can blame you for littering.


Thanks, it's gonna be a dusty awesome mess out there :)
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby sftex » Tue Aug 07, 2012 1:16 pm

PS, Noses will be available at Center Camp Cafe AND at Eggs Bar, 12:30 and Inner Ring Road, next to Playa Info! :D :D :D
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new playa gift rules

Postby PlayaPatrol » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:02 pm

ATTN: Now hear this citizens: From now on all playa gift givers must have their gifts pre approved by the Eplaya judgement board. The board is solely comprised of those that have over 1000 eplaya posts and the most negative and judgemental Eplaya members. People that contribute nothing to burning man will also be on the board. Their arbitrary decision is final. There is no appeal. You must listen to the playa nazis and bow to their will.
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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby BoyScoutGirl » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:08 pm

Judgment and judgmental are spelled with one E apiece.

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Postby lemur » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:08 pm

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Re: WhyTheNose is bringing 55,000 clown noses to the Playa!

Postby nilasnake » Tue Aug 07, 2012 3:14 pm

and elliot, you have that 50 gallon can of ketchup you've been wanting to get rid of. perhaps a little ketchup dot on everybody's nose?
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