How Dare Larry...

Caravansary - This year we will create a caravansary that occupies the crossroads of a dreamland: a bazaar of the bizarre wherein treasures of every sort, from every land and age, flow in and out to be flaunted, lost, exploited and discovered. This is not a tourist destination, but a home for travelers who come here bearing gifts. Amid the twisting and the turnings of its souk, participants will come upon an inexhaustible array of teeming goods and unexpected services. Anyone may pose as 'merchant' here, and anyone may play a 'customer', but nothing in this strange emporium shall have a purchase price — no quid, no pro, no quo — no trade at all will be allowed in this ambiguous arcade. According to a rule of desert hospitality, the only thing of value in this 'marketplace' will be one's interaction with a fellow human being.
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How Dare Larry...

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:40 pm

... part with tradition and not announce next year's theme already? How will I obsess for the next 6 months without that info?
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Sep 12, 2013 4:41 pm

(rolls eyes)
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by ygmir » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:01 pm

6 months?
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Post by AntiM » Thu Sep 12, 2013 5:45 pm

Ah, just like the good ole days.

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Sundial » Thu Sep 12, 2013 6:31 pm

Just click random article on wikipedia. That should do it.
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Post by Turtleburp » Thu Sep 12, 2013 9:37 pm

There is no theme it's cancelled
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Eric » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:11 pm

It will be some sort of incredible over-worded hippie prattle, attempting to disguise the Eternal Theme:
Burn Shit And Blow Shit Up.
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Lonesomebri » Thu Sep 12, 2013 10:57 pm

My hipster mook roommates let me know they are now thinking of attending in 2014, while I was rinsing their coffee grounds from the sink.
These are the type of people I don't want to see there, and would work to prevent attending, maybe the theme choice could help me with that duty.

A theme like- "Clean up after yourselves" or "Work for your supper." Or how about next year being acoustic? "Burning Man Unplugged". Or maybe competing facebook pages, with the theme picked by "likes", in honor of that great thumbsup playa art/ad this year. Build on this years spirit with the theme "Probable Cause." Or make the un-offical theme official, "It was Better Last Year."

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by maladroit » Thu Sep 12, 2013 11:11 pm

Fertility 2.1

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Post by 666isMONEY » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:22 am

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by graidawg » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:36 am

"make up your own damn theme"
FREE THE SHERPAS
Burners with torches is right and natural and just.-fishy.
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by graidawg » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:42 am

monkeys vs robots. with each block being assigned either monkeys or robots, with h outwards being observers or mercenarys. schwag will represent battle trophys at the man burn awards will be counted and the side with the most shwag getting to light up the man with the bodies of the fallen....
FREE THE SHERPAS
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by AntiM » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:45 am

Ninja Sparkle Robots vs. Glitter Monkey Pirates Underwater Rodeo. In Space.

Or Boobs and Dicks and fire and stuff.

BOOM!

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by mudpuppy000 » Fri Sep 13, 2013 6:55 am

[*]Police state
[*]All Thunderdome, ALL the time!
[*]Burn shit

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:23 am

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:25 am

shazam, motherfuckers.
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:28 am

graidawg wrote:monkeys vs robots. with each block being assigned either monkeys or robots, with h outwards being observers or mercenarys. schwag will represent battle trophys at the man burn awards will be counted and the side with the most shwag getting to light up the man with the bodies of the fallen....
The robots don't stand a chance. Unless of course they are robot monkeys.........
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:29 am

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by shroom » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:34 am

burn shit up sounds about right

you must pick up after yourself might keep some sparkle poines at home
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:36 am

i put a spell on you.
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by ygmir » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:38 am

they're gonna laughing gas us, then RFID us and set is free ranging.
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Sundial » Fri Sep 13, 2013 7:54 am

I kinda like the magic versus science idea. That could be fun.
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Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:27 am

Schtev wrote:I kinda like the magic versus science idea. That could be fun.
My head clicked around this too..

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:32 am

the lines between the two are being blurred as we type.


Scientists achieved the first remote human-to-human brain interface this week, when Rajesh Rao sent a brain signal over the Internet that moved the hand of colleague Andrea Stocco—even though Stocco was sitting all the way across the University of Washington's campus.


Using one human brain to direct another person's body via the Internet was an amazing breakthrough. But other feats of mind control are already realities, particularly in the realm of human machine interfaces (HMIs).
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 8:47 am

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Sep 13, 2013 9:34 am

Lonesomebri wrote:My hipster mook roommates let me know they are now thinking of attending in 2014, while I was rinsing their coffee grounds from the sink.
These are the type of people I don't want to see there, and would work to prevent attending, maybe the theme choice could help me with that duty.

A theme like- "Clean up after yourselves" or "Work for your supper." Or how about next year being acoustic? "Burning Man Unplugged". Or maybe competing facebook pages, with the theme picked by "likes", in honor of that great thumbsup playa art/ad this year. Build on this years spirit with the theme "Probable Cause." Or make the un-offical theme official, "It was Better Last Year."
If they don't come to the burn, how will they survive without your tender care for a week?

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Post by Dr Helix » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:19 am

Broadway Musicals.
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Sic Pup » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:33 am

Simon of the Playa wrote: Using one human brain to direct another person's body via the Internet was an amazing breakthrough.
I take it the author is not aware of porn cams (or so I've heard).
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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Lonesomebri » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:40 am

theCryptofishist wrote:If they don't come to the burn, how will they survive without your tender care for a week? Think of the Children!
Kinda funny that I got to play the part of John Frum for them leading up to this year's burn, magically appearing ketchup and shaving cream and toilet paper every time it runs out around here.

And all this whatever versus whatever, so divisive.... I like it.

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Re: How Dare Larry...

Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Sep 13, 2013 10:43 am

Roughly speaking, if you can mass-produce it, it's science, and if you can't, it's magic. As an example, suppose someone says she can transform lead into gold. If we can use her technique to build factories that turn lead into gold by the ton, then she's made an incredible scientific discovery. If on the other hand it's something that only she can do, and only under special conditions, then she's a magician. And I don't mean that she's a charlatan; she might actually be able to transform lead into gold. But scientific phenomena are reproducible by other investigators; they aren't dependent on a specific person.

Electricity might have seemed magical at one time in history, but it works for everyone; you don't need to have an innate talent or be descended from someone special for a light bulb to turn on which you flip a switch. It took the work of very smart people to get us to the point that we can all use electricity, but none of them were magicians, precisely because they were able to make their discovery work for everyone.

To go on at slightly greater length, the reason magic can't be mass-produced is that it usually relies on some subjective quality of the practitioner: her intense concentration, her spiritual purity, something that can't be substituted with another person or with a machine. Magic is, in a sense, evidence that the universe knows you're a person. When people say that the scientific worldview implies a cold, impersonal universe, this is what they're talking about. Magic is when the universe responds to you in a personal way.
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