Kinda late this year?

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Kinda late this year?

Post by Patamon » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:20 pm

last year the theme was announced on Nov 30th, previous years, typically between Decom and Thanksgiving, we're pushing into 2014. Is something amiss?

My guess is it must be related to that nutbag judge trying to put a kibosh on the Pershing County deal, what's your theory?

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Sham » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:51 pm

Patience Prudence, patience.

I think once the holidays pass, all will be coming together.

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 26, 2013 3:56 pm

My theory is that people invent explanations when things don't conform to their wishes or memory, because understanding, or the illusion of understanding, relieves the stress. It's kind of like superstition...
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:03 pm

I've been a burner well over a decade and have yet to ever give a shit what the theme is.
I can't even tell you what the theme was about half the times I went.
Maybe Larrry doesn't give a shit either.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:14 pm

there's no "i" in Theme.


i just thought i would mention that.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:24 pm

Captain Goddammit wrote:Maybe Larrry doesn't give a shit either.
Oh, Larry cares. Larry cares because it's a platform for his forced prose. Maybe he doesn't give a shit about the theme itself, but he always treats it like an essay question.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Patamon » Thu Dec 26, 2013 4:54 pm

While the theme isn't as important as the event itself, I still think its important. For me it gives a little book mark in my brain to a particular year.

I'm going to be doing the same thing on the playa I have since 2009, running an 80s night club... but... the theme is a great memory device and keeps the years from all blending together IMO. For example last years man base was friggin awesome, the best I've seen in 15 years, and the temple in 2011 was also a standout. So ya, I like the theme because it gives a bit of meaning to every individual year beyond: dust, boobies, art cars and dancing.

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Thu Dec 26, 2013 5:07 pm

Patamon wrote: So ya, I like the theme because it gives a bit of meaning to every individual year beyond: dust, boobies, art cars and dancing.
or vice versa
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by ranger magnum » Thu Dec 26, 2013 8:43 pm

Its not about boobies and that other stuff you said?

Anyway, the theme isnt important to me either. Like Capn said, I can hardly remember themes from years past...
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Eric » Fri Dec 27, 2013 12:43 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:there's no "i" in Theme.


i just thought i would mention that.
There's no "fire" or "explosions" in Theme either, but that doesn't stop them from happening.

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by unjonharley » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:04 am

Larry is waiting (as in the past) for the 1000 monkeys with a 1000 typewriters..

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Post by Roberto Dobbisano » Fri Dec 27, 2013 9:29 am

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by theCryptofishist » Fri Dec 27, 2013 10:28 am

Yes, it is awful warm for this time of year. Will winter never come?
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Re: Kinda late this month?

Post by H.G.Crosby » Fri Dec 27, 2013 2:53 pm

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by tamarakay » Fri Dec 27, 2013 7:25 pm

I think it would be awfully frustrating for those artists who do try to be theme specific.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Dec 28, 2013 6:06 pm

Well, now we know, don't we?
It's interesting to look back at all our speculation after the fact. I always enjoy that.

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by tamarakay » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:17 pm

Ok, what did I miss?
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Dec 28, 2013 7:33 pm

I don't see anything on the main page...
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by fernley1 » Sat Dec 28, 2013 9:32 pm

What you talking about Willis!

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by FossaFerox » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:18 pm

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by trilobyte » Sat Dec 28, 2013 11:49 pm

In 2012, the theme wasn't officially announced until the end of January, after registration for tickets had taken place. And going back before 2006, it was common to not get the art theme until after the beginning of the year.

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by homo ardentum » Sun Dec 29, 2013 8:39 pm

Sounds like a POTLATCH to me....

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Post by Tiahaar » Sun Dec 29, 2013 11:37 pm

Regardless, the Wikipedia article on 'potlatch' is an enlightening read, highly recommended: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Potlatch

I could see Mr. Harvey masterfully developing the theme along those lines :wink:

The information on how governments sought to ban the practice is especially revealing...
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by forty_eight » Thu Jan 02, 2014 3:20 pm

it's late, huh

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by BBadger » Thu Jan 02, 2014 8:23 pm

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Capn_Joe » Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:00 pm

One thing for sure Larry will get a theme! Gotta have it on the tickets. At least it always has been there before?
Could be, Give Me The Money Again 2014! :wink:

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by BoyScoutGirl » Fri Jan 03, 2014 6:15 pm

Welcome to aboard, cap'n.

And no, there wasn't a yearly theme until 1995/1996; I don't know if there were tickets back then to put the theme onto.

Of course, you could count the perennial "burn shit and blow shit up" theme.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by Lonesomebri » Sun Jan 05, 2014 1:59 am

Could be, like a waiter watching individual dumbfucks look at a menu, waiting for them to put it down to take the order, holding up everyone at the table, we are all waiting on the theme choice for until after the last of the 2013 Lost Items have been posted by the slowtards.
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Re: Kinda late this year?

Post by asr9754 » Tue Jan 07, 2014 3:24 pm

Rumor mill in southern Calif is that ticket info and theme will be released tomorrow (Weds Jan 8) mornin.

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