2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Cargo Cult - Who is John Frum? He is known to us by many names, this Visitor from Elsewhere, dispenser of endless abundance and wielder of mysterious technologies: John Frum, Quetzalcoatl, Osiris, "Bob." His cargo is splendid, his generosity boundless, his motives beyond our understanding. But across the ages and around the world, the stories all agree: one day he will return, bearing great gifts. Our theme this year asks three related questions; who is John Frum, where is he really from, and where, on spaceship Earth, are we all going?
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Postby lemur » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:15 am

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larry makes fat wads of cash on themes because "burning man" wasnt enough of a product anymore!!!
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:33 am

shut up asshole, do you KNOW how much porta potties in space COST?

Huh?
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Mar 29, 2013 8:36 am

Roberto Dobbisano wrote:.


fixed the link... :twisted:
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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby theCryptofishist » Fri Apr 05, 2013 11:11 pm

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Totally sums up cargo cults...
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Postby forty_eight » Fri Apr 26, 2013 12:33 pm

Ethiopian kids hack OLPCs in 5 months with zero instruction

the OLPC Project decided to try something completely different: it delivered some boxes of tablets to two villages in Ethiopia, taped shut, with no instructions whatsoever.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Tue Apr 30, 2013 6:39 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Tue Apr 30, 2013 7:54 pm

...archaeologists have discovered hundreds of mysterious, once-metallic spheres buried deep beneath an ancient pyramid in Mexico City. And we have absolutely no idea what they’re for.

Let's be honest here, archeologists are making this up by the seat of their pants most of the time.
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Postby CornMan » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:05 pm

Just today some members of our camp were on our facebook page discussing the possibility of doing some kind of art project for Cargo Cunt.
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Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:12 pm

CornMan wrote:How many art installations featuring airplanes, airplane fuselages, or partially buried airplanes will be at Burning Man 2013?

(1) 50
(2) 500
(3) 1,000
(4) 5,000+



Out of the DMV meetings so far... 3 bamboo planes.
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Postby tattoogoddess » Tue Apr 30, 2013 9:13 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:Amazon facepalm:

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You know what this picture is from? It's a very sad story :(
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Postby Ratty » Wed May 01, 2013 9:02 am

How many coconut drinking glasses and bras? Tiki bars? Grass skirts? Pierced scrotums, OOPS I mean septums. It will be a very moopy year.
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Postby thisisthatwhichis » Wed May 01, 2013 10:59 pm

I happen to know this guy, (well he came from my loins) that has a message for all of you Cargo Cult Conspiracy Practitioners (CCCP)

I think it is soon to be the end of the known world as we know it, so let it be known.... or something to that effect.....



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Postby unjonharley » Sat May 25, 2013 12:19 pm

How much are you going with the theme??

So far I have: Shelter poles cut from the apple tree and bent to shape to dry.. A used paint tarp.. (used military would be better) Going with no grommets..Instead will use a stone tied in the tarp..(boy scout style).. Guess para-cord would work.. Like left over military stuff..

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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 26, 2013 9:35 pm

It's all about power, its loss...
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Postby theCryptofishist » Sun May 26, 2013 9:45 pm

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"The powerful are exploiting people, art and ideas, and this leads to us plebes debating how to best ration ice.
Man, no wonder they always win....." Lonesomebri

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 27, 2013 5:35 am

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Postby Ugly Dougly » Mon May 27, 2013 9:51 am

tattoogoddess wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Amazon facepalm:

You know what this picture is from? It's a very sad story :(


Yes, Belo Monte dam:
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John Frum doesn't know what the FUCK he is doing.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 27, 2013 10:00 am

Ugly Dougly wrote:
tattoogoddess wrote:
Ugly Dougly wrote:Amazon facepalm:

You know what this picture is from? It's a very sad story :(


Yes, Belo Monte dam:
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John Frum doesn't know what the FUCK he is doing
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trust me, thats a good thing.
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Postby H.G.Crosby » Mon May 27, 2013 10:07 am

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Mon May 27, 2013 10:34 am

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 07, 2013 4:53 pm

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Re: 2013 Theme - Cargo Cult - thoughts?

Postby PhoenixFemmeFatale » Fri Jul 12, 2013 11:04 am

Just watched 'The Great and Powerful OZ' and its theme is Cargo Cult all the way! The people of Emerald City believed the Great and powerful Oz would come from the sky and save them all from the evil witch. So.... Anyone looking for last minute twists on the theme - Wizard of OZ is a possibility (in my opinion).
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Fri Jul 12, 2013 5:21 pm

The Brookings Report:
Anthropological files contain many examples of societies, sure of their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they have had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different ideas and different life ways; others that survived such an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in values and attitudes and behavior... Continuing studies to determine emotional and intellectual understanding and attitudes -- and successive alterations of them if any -- regarding the possibility and consequences of discovering intelligent extraterrestrial life.

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Postby Simon of the Playa » Fri Jul 12, 2013 8:31 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:The Brookings Report:
Anthropological files contain many examples of societies, sure of their place in the universe, which have disintegrated when they have had to associate with previously unfamiliar societies espousing different ideas and different life ways; others that survived such an experience usually did so by paying the price of changes in values and attitudes and behavior... Continuing studies to determine emotional and intellectual understanding and attitudes -- and successive alterations of them if any -- regarding the possibility and consequences of discovering sexy, intelligent fun-loving extraterrestrial life.




there, fixed that for you.
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 13, 2013 10:27 am

Aliens, based on the few that I have seen, have very radically different looking sex organs. I am often not sure about what goes where.

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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Jul 19, 2013 9:14 am

I am often not sure about what goes where.



like that ever stopped you before....
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Postby Ugly Dougly » Sat Jul 20, 2013 6:47 pm

The green dancing girl from Gliese 47352cB didn't complain.

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