Wings are dead. Long live wings!

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Wings are dead. Long live wings!

Postby jbelson » Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:34 pm

I'm officially saying that wings are now uncool.
Why?
Because they sell them in the supermarket.
"I gotta have more cowbell"
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Postby Alpha » Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:37 pm

Yes but wings trimmed out with el wire are still very cool!

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Postby jbelson » Thu Oct 16, 2003 12:58 pm

TRUE, TRUE
"I gotta have more cowbell"

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Postby Skyhawk » Thu Oct 16, 2003 1:29 pm

what about heavy, boned, dark and almost leathery wings that feel bloodwarm to the touch and flex on their own? I'd have to say that That would be pretty cool.. supermarket feather-sticks are of no importance..

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Postby Angry Butterfly » Thu Oct 16, 2003 2:47 pm

how bout big ass (8') welded aluminunum fire wings! Yeah! Reward for photographic evidence of the damn things.
I took the road less traveled, and now I would like to go back and find the paved one.

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Postby jbelson » Fri Oct 17, 2003 2:03 pm

Okay. Anything lighted or on fire is cool. As far as the leater ones, the jury is still out. Costume shops have something very similar unfortunately. But if they flap on their own and can make you fly, then their totally kool.
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Postby Kinetic II » Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:41 pm

The last time I checked the arbitrator of coolness position did not exist. Therefore since no one is available to determine what is cool or not, in 2004 I will wear my wings. My magnificent 5-6 foot wide el-wire lit, shimmering irridescent wings that can't be found in any halloween store.

I love my wings.

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Postby Alpha » Sat Oct 18, 2003 7:58 pm

Kinetic II wrote:My magnificent 5-6 foot wide el-wire lit, shimmering irridescent wings that can't be found in any halloween store.


Yep, those are cool. Carry on...

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Postby Alexiis » Mon Oct 20, 2003 7:42 pm

Thanks Alpha!
I think wings are cool too. I only wish I could get those boys & girls in Genitic Engineering camp to hurry up with the Hawk-human genome....I'd be first in line!
In the mean time, I'll keep wearing the same ol' tired elwire creations I love so well.
smooch!

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Postby Alpha » Mon Oct 20, 2003 8:46 pm

The funny thing, Alexiis, is that I didn't even know you had el wings until last night! Those are very cool. (though I noticed they appear to be difficult to get out of :-P )

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Postby Alexiis » Mon Oct 20, 2003 9:44 pm

Did'nt anticipate the hook-up of the power cord on my bitchin' Indian bangles!! Oh well, it is Burningman not Perfectman, right????

For what it's worth, Alpha, I challenge *you* to step right up and dance to the unexpected WRONG song, maintaining your composure and not strangling the DJ, all the while attempting to untangle a mass of bracelets from a wire wrapped around your arm AND still look interesting for a big-assed crowd. Then get back to me, ok?

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Postby Alpha » Mon Oct 20, 2003 10:01 pm

Heh you must be joking. If I tried to belly dance at all, my chiropractor would need a week to straighten me out. Especially with the casts on both legs after falling from the stage, cords wrapped around my knees right above the pants that would surely have fallen down.

Nope, I'll leave that to the professionals, or at least to the species' more graceful half.

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Postby Ivy » Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:12 am

the pants that would surely have fallen down.


I always consdier it a successful performance if I don't pants myself.

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Postby Alpha » Tue Oct 21, 2003 7:51 am

Ivy wrote:I always consdier it a successful performance if I don't pants myself.


I heard you mention that on Sunday, yet I think most of us would rather enjoy seeing you pants yourself. ;-)

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Postby Alexiis » Tue Oct 21, 2003 8:07 am

Tjere's always tomarrow...or in Ivy's case next Sunday night.... :wink:

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Postby Ivy » Tue Oct 21, 2003 4:52 pm

Yeah, it's pretty much a tradition.

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Postby christinaannlanders » Mon Nov 10, 2003 10:20 pm

Sure, at BurningMan and playa events wings are all played out. But try going to the bank or supermarket wearing your flight appendages and the entertainment will begin.

In fact, I encourage everyone to wear wings and other playa-wear at mundane default world locations at least once a week.

We have to keep them on their toes

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Postby Alexiis » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:44 am

christinaannlanders wrote: try going to the bank or supermarket wearing your flight appendages and the entertainment will begin.

In fact, I encourage everyone to wear wings and other playa-wear at mundane default world locations at least once a week.



Christinaannlanders is absolutely right...I was on my way home from the SF Decom, checking my stuff thru security and I had both hands full couldn't carry my wings. So I slipped em on as I went thru check in at the airport, waiting for my baggage and generally as long as possible. Felt fine I tell you. And the smiles they created with the muggles...worth any hassle the security people threw at me!

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Postby Flux » Tue Nov 11, 2003 10:51 am

Alexiis wrote:I was on my way home from the SF Decom, checking my stuff thru security and I had both hands full couldn't carry my wings. So I slipped em on as I went thru check in at the airport, waiting for my baggage and generally as long as possible. Felt fine I tell you. And the smiles they created with the muggles...worth any hassle the security people threw at me!

If they look at you funny, tell 'em the wings are a safety measure, and much lighter than a parachute.

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Postby Chai Guy » Tue Nov 11, 2003 12:53 pm

how bout big ass (8') welded aluminunum fire wings! Yeah! Reward for photographic evidence of the damn things.


Ok, I'm here to collect!

Image

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Postby Archantael » Tue Nov 11, 2003 3:08 pm

Chai Guy wrote:
how bout big ass (8') welded aluminunum fire wings! Yeah! Reward for photographic evidence of the damn things.


Ok, I'm here to collect!

Image

Chai, your image link doesn't work. Could you repost it so we can see them? You can also try tinyurl.com and link to it that way. I'm helping Kinetic make his new set of wings and would like to see different patterns.

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Wings

Postby actiongrl » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:40 pm

<img src="http://www.vh1.com/news/features/mccartney/img/leadpic1.jpg">

Well, not all of them, but man, that's not very nice!

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Postby Ivy » Tue Nov 11, 2003 4:46 pm

Oh, man, there's a reward? I didn't even realize!

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Re: Wings

Postby Alexiis » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:04 pm

actiongrl wrote:<img src="http://www.vh1.com/news/features/mccartney/img/leadpic1.jpg">

Well, not all of them, but man, that's not very nice!


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you are my new hero.
Sick....verrrrry sick...but that's why I like ya!

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Postby Badger » Tue Nov 11, 2003 5:48 pm

I love it.

Paul McCartney with his 'wife' Pol Pot.

Accuse me of being obsessive and I won't deny it.

It's true. Linda McCartney and Pol Pot were one in the same.

Both died on the same day.

Both were never seen in public together.

Ergo, Pol is Linda and not the walrus.
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Desert dogs drink deep.

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Postby Angry Butterfly » Tue Nov 11, 2003 6:58 pm

Ivy wrote:Oh, man, there's a reward? I didn't even realize!

Yes Ivy, there is a reward.
I took the road less traveled, and now I would like to go back and find the paved one.

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Postby Angry Butterfly » Tue Nov 11, 2003 7:06 pm

Ivy wrote:Oh, man, there's a reward? I didn't even realize!

Yes Ivy, there is a reward. Beyond my undying gratitude and the satisfaction of helping heal a fractured friendship, a material object of varing value or a service or favor (within reason and depending on location), will be bestowed upon anyone who can provide me with documentation, and you are halfway there.
I took the road less traveled, and now I would like to go back and find the paved one.

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Beneath this earnest exterior

Postby actiongrl » Tue Nov 11, 2003 11:22 pm

Secret's out, I'm a sick fuck, but really I'm just surprised nobody else cracked that one sooner. I was actually gleeful at googling the image so I could be the first.

Oh man. There's something really wrong with me, right?

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Postby Ivy » Wed Nov 12, 2003 5:33 am

Heh. I was just doing it out of the goodness of my own heart.

(But bottle of liqour always make nice gifts..hint hint :) )

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Postby Sobretta Franjipan » Mon Dec 29, 2003 8:07 am

When did the eplaya get so kissy huggy? Well I'm here to stop that.

Wings=tired

And my new one for this past year was "Playeds", yes that multi-colored acrylic stuff woven in your hair (rhymes with 'braids').


Well, it still ain't the Rainbow Gathering, family. (snicker)


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