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Re: Acceptance

Postby lucky420 » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:40 am

I don't understand the vitrol towards those who don't want to chase down a ticket. So what if they want to skip this year. Maybe the stress of not knowing for sure is not worth it to them. So What? Does this affect YOUR burn? We don't know them personally or their situation. Fuck, live and let live...

To those who have decided to throw in the towel this year, best wishes to you, have a great year and hope to see you in 2013.
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Re: Acceptance

Postby lemur » Fri Feb 24, 2012 7:48 am

i think it is easy to understand..

some of the folks registering their intent of going anymore also tend toward registering their complaints with the ticket system..

some of these complaints hearken back to the whole discussion we've already had, saying things that may be filled with 'wrong' (or that some feel is) stuff.. things that have been hashed out..

some of the people registering intent to not go give off a strong 'sour grapes' type vibe..


basically uhh, i think most people would be fine with someone saying 'yeah i just dont wanta go anymore'

but many people are saying things like 'i dont wanta go anymore because larry harvey thinks im not good enough'

'i dont want to go anymore becaused the LLC is punishing people like me' etc..etc...

they are mixing up their intent to not go with something that we know brings lotsa strife: the reasons for/why/against/for the lottery/step/etc..
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:00 am

"we are all naked under our clothes"

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Re: Acceptance

Postby NessaZee » Fri Feb 24, 2012 8:14 am

tamarakay wrote:Found it!

This is an Easter egg hunt game I play. Any guesses?



the sources of lemur's seemingly random thread topics?
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Re: Acceptance

Postby twister5voy » Fri Feb 24, 2012 10:33 am



To participate, you must have a bachelor's degree in math, engineering, biological or physical sciences or computer science.

Just to taste test food??? The things you need a college degree for now days.........

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Re: Acceptance

Postby knowmad » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:36 pm


Thanks Simon. I just might.
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Feb 24, 2012 1:50 pm

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Re: Acceptance

Postby VampireKitten » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:13 pm

Marscrumbs wrote:I like passive aggresive. I want virgins to look around and wonder why they spent hundreds of dollars to be in this f'ing dust bowl then stay home next year. But Borg think they have fixed that by getting big camp suckers to build rides for them in exchange for expensive tickets. I say let RV city do it's thing for 2012. Then we might come back.

By the way Dr. Seuss lived on my morning paper route, but I could never get him to subscribe so screw him too!


Gee.. that's nice of you considering I might just possibly be a virgin this year (if STEP works out), I wish some of you people could be a little bit more kind to newcomers. I understand your mad and just as frustrated as I am, but I would appreciate it if you didn't take it out on us.

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Marscrumbs wrote:I want virgins to look around and wonder why they spent hundreds of dollars to be in this f'ing dust bowl then stay home next year.


Really? I want virgins to see the sickest shit ever. I want them riding an airship sipping a mimosa wondering how the rest of the world is so behind the times.

Furthermore I really really want demand to quintuple next year. Force the issue.



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Re: Acceptance

Postby mullenc525 » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:29 pm

Wrath wrote:Really? I want virgins to see the sickest shit ever. I want them riding an airship sipping a mimosa wondering how the rest of the world is so behind the times.

Furthermore I really really want demand to quintuple next year. Force the issue.


^This. If it were the case the entire world would be burning man in 7-8 years. Yay 8)

But really it would start to spawn a whole lot more related events. There will probably be a little lag time but last years late sellout and this years early sellout should get things moving!

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Re: Acceptance

Postby VampireKitten » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:32 pm

I was thinking of attending Wasteland Weekend if Burning Man doesn't work out. http://wastelandweekend.com/

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Re: Acceptance

Postby Savannah » Fri Mar 02, 2012 4:56 pm

VampireKitten wrote:
Marscrumbs wrote:I like passive aggresive. I want virgins to look around and wonder why they spent hundreds of dollars to be in this f'ing dust bowl then stay home next year. But Borg think they have fixed that by getting big camp suckers to build rides for them in exchange for expensive tickets. I say let RV city do it's thing for 2012. Then we might come back.

By the way Dr. Seuss lived on my morning paper route, but I could never get him to subscribe so screw him too!


Gee.. that's nice of you considering I might just possibly be a virgin this year (if STEP works out), I wish some of you people could be a little bit more kind to newcomers. I understand your mad and just as frustrated as I am, but I would appreciate it if you didn't take it out on us.


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Re: Acceptance

Postby VampireKitten » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:07 pm

I understand that, but man... for being a possible virgin this year and this whole fiasco, you'd think people would come together rather than fall apart. Or maybe I'm just overly positive.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby EB » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:14 pm

VampireKitten wrote:Or maybe I'm just overly positive.


Couple of protons walk into a bar, first proton says to the other, hey, that's the hot electron I was telling you about. Second one says "are you sure?" First one says "I'm positive."
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Savannah » Fri Mar 02, 2012 5:20 pm

VampireKitten wrote:I understand that, but man... for being a possible virgin this year and this whole fiasco, you'd think people would come together rather than fall apart. Or maybe I'm just overly positive.


Some of them are coming together. (More eventually will). The regional events are blowing up right now. You're looking at a really small sample of humanity here. And we're jonesing for a fix of playa.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby socks » Fri Mar 02, 2012 9:20 pm

What do you want flowers. The tribe is fucking angry about this.A lot of people were fucked out of tickets by this lottery.A lot of people who have been going to burning man when you were in grade school did not get tickets.There is a lot of anger here so just wait a little before you ask about acceptance.For most were rejected.You will find what you seek
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Wrath » Fri Mar 02, 2012 10:14 pm

lucky420 wrote:I don't understand the vitrol towards those who don't want to chase down a ticket. So what if they want to skip this year. Maybe the stress of not knowing for sure is not worth it to them. So What? Does this affect YOUR burn? We don't know them personally or their situation. Fuck, live and let live...

Couldn't agree more.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby pink » Sat Mar 03, 2012 12:32 am

socks wrote:What do you want flowers. The tribe is fucking angry about this.A lot of people were fucked out of tickets by this lottery.A lot of people who have been going to burning man when you were in grade school did not get tickets.There is a lot of anger here so just wait a little before you ask about acceptance.For most were rejected.You will find what you seek


Exactly socks. Unfortunately you seem to be seeking acceptance for your anger & disapointment. I can accept you are angry. But continued vitriol won't get you a ticket. It just makes you miserable.
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Re: Acceptance

Postby ZaphodBurner » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:01 am

VampireKitten wrote:I understand that, but man... for being a possible virgin this year and this whole fiasco, you'd think people would come together rather than fall apart. Or maybe I'm just overly positive.


Eplaya is the yang. Everybody is panicking. DON'T PANIC.

Veterans who have been going every year and can't handle the idea of sitting one out are chronic. They're addicted. They're jonesing.

Since 2004 I've had to sit out 4 times, including last year. People spent years telling us it was better last year, that Burning Man had jumped the shark, and so now I get to hear everybody talk about how last year was perfect. Possibly the best ever. And how they're homesick because it's been a month since Burning Man. Pussies.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby b42575p » Sat Mar 03, 2012 11:34 am

No panic, no anger, no resentment, just an overwhelming feeling of want. I'll get our tickets somehow! :mrgreen:
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Steel Kitty » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:23 am

[quote="mullenc525"][quote="Wrath"]
Really? I want virgins to see the sickest shit ever. I want them riding an airship sipping a mimosa wondering how the rest of the world is so behind the times.

Furthermore I [i]really really[/i] want demand to quintuple next year. Force the issue.[/quote]

^This. If it were the case the entire world would be burning man in 7-8 years. Yay 8)

But really it would start to spawn a whole lot more related events. There will probably be a little lag time but last years late sellout and this years early sellout should get things moving![/quote]

And as awesome as that sounds, if you've ever taken a moment to read the Tipping Point, http://www.gladwell.com/tippingpoint/ or watched Freakanomics, understands that Burning Man, the culture, the idea, has reached that Tipping Point. It's become an epidemic, people WANT to understand the idea, what that means to be a Burner, and find out what this Burning Man thing is all about.. I step out of my loft and I see spirit hoods everywhere, hawked by every manner of vendor -- that was an epidemic. And Burning Man is no different. My parents and friends who didn't even know I went, started asking me about it.

I guess we have a choice at this moment.. to make it an epidemic (to quote Malcom) of positive change or have the whole thing blow over and devolve. As with all epidemics, everyone will be infected, but soon, there will be those who are inoculated and don't succumb to the illness. I started out a month ago being really upset about the ticketing.. but i'm learning that over time, the hoopala will die down and Burning Man will enter a new phase. It won't be as secretive as it was (before we brought TV and Cell towers to the playa) but it will eventually reach a balance point. who knows what that will look like?
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Re: Acceptance

Postby remi » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:11 am

Why would you want to skip this year? It's going to be the last year, and bassnectar and daft punk are going to put on a massive set right after they burn the man.
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Re: Acceptance

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:12 am

remi wrote:Why would you want to skip this year? It's going to be the last year, and bassnectar and daft punk are going to put on a massive set right after they burn the man.


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Re: Acceptance

Postby glitter-mouse » Mon Mar 05, 2012 7:52 am

i hope now most of you (ticketless) burners are beginning to see the control this event is having over your lives. not having a ticket is quite literally like withdrawal and you can clearly see your addiction/dependency in the negative emotions you're feeling. and for the lucky ones who will have their chain of addiction broken by not being able to go another year in a row - you'll see it for what it is: not that important/significant/spiritual/etc.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 8:01 am

Fuck spiritual.. it's all about the hookers and blow.
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Re: Acceptance

Postby Savannah » Mon Mar 05, 2012 11:56 am

All my hookers are hella spiritual.

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Re: Acceptance

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:05 pm

Savannah wrote:All my hookers are hella spiritual.


Why, thank you. I never considered myself as such.. but.. hey.. :wink:
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Re: Acceptance

Postby knowmad » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:25 pm

And brings us to one of my favourite topics.

Nuns, Sluts and Hookers.

I've seen stories of the Poor destitute whore that turns her life around and enters a convent. But where are the other stories of Nuns with bad habits??
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Re: Acceptance

Postby junglesmacks » Mon Mar 05, 2012 1:50 pm

Now THERE'S a dating service that needs to be created. Forget burner to burner..
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Re: Acceptance

Postby forty_eight » Mon Mar 05, 2012 5:12 pm

knowmad wrote:And brings us to one of my favourite topics.

Nuns, Sluts and Hookers.

I've seen stories of the Poor destitute whore that turns her life around and enters a convent. But where are the other stories of Nuns with bad habits??


Image

There WAS this Austrian tart!

Come to think of it, she made dresses out of curtains ... the original Burner? Who knew?

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Re: Acceptance

Postby theCryptofishist » Mon Mar 05, 2012 6:01 pm

48_love wrote:
knowmad wrote:And brings us to one of my favourite topics.

Nuns, Sluts and Hookers.

I've seen stories of the Poor destitute whore that turns her life around and enters a convent. But where are the other stories of Nuns with bad habits??


Image

There WAS this Austrian tart!

Come to think of it, she made dresses out of curtains ... the original Burner? Who knew?

She was beat to it by Scarlet O'Hara. Just sayin'.
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