CARAVANSARY

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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CARAVANSARY

Postby Patamon » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:27 pm

Looks like a cool theme for this year, I like it.

But from the description on the website... it looks like.... no man base? A year after the most awesome man base ever, we're gonna go all 90s style now? Confused.

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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:29 pm

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Postby trilobyte » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:41 pm

Cargo Cult 2: Electric Boogaloo :D

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Postby CptSparkles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:47 pm

I can't tell from the scale, but I can imagine it being pretty dang impressive if this structure is going to be as tall as the UFO + man combined was last year... Sounds like generally he's been 40-50ft tall and on 40-50 bases... I couldn't quickly find any data for 2013 though.

Maybe they realized they went too big with the fire tornados?
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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:50 pm

It appears to me that the man is going to be HUGE!
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Postby CptSparkles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:55 pm

Doing a quick google image search though suggests a lot of persian design possibilities...
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Postby maladroit » Wed Jan 08, 2014 6:56 pm

Yes, it looks huge...scaling something to twice the height means filling eight times the volume. I think it's definitely going to be impressive enough, and a worthy challenge for the Man team. It would be funny if they put a mini-Man on top of it. Hope it doesn't have a problem where it falls over rather than collapses while burning.

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Postby Lonesomebri » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:01 pm

Whenever I read the cutesy fanciful write up about what the theme means, I really truly feel like burning and blowing some shit the fuck up.
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Postby MyDearFriend » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:05 pm

Lonesomebri wrote:Whenever I read the cutesy fanciful write up about what the theme means, I really truly feel like burning and blowing some shit the fuck up.


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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:07 pm

i Love it! Great Theme !

full of vitamin c too!
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Postby Roberto Dobbisano » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:09 pm

how many caravaners does it take to screw in a light bulb?
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Postby VultureChow » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:13 pm

Appropriate given the new vehicle policy.

I like the man design.
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Postby Martiansky » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:15 pm

I loved the spaceship design last year. It was fun being able to climb up into and walk around in and then take a slide down.
Doesnt look like there will be interior access to this one. :(
Wonder how they will keep it stable in high winds?

I like the theme though.
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Postby CptSparkles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:18 pm

If it's going to be 'just' a big, scaled up man, I'll be impressed, but if that's 'all' it's going to be, there could have been an awesome opportunity to create a big open-air climbable/usable persian-style 'caravansary' as a platform from what I see in my google image search...
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Postby Elorrum » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:19 pm

ugh. o.k, looks tippy. I cant' fit anyone else in my car.
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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:21 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i Love it! Great Theme !

full of vitamin c too!


Like people don't play "Zombie" enough out there..I swear I heard "Zomombie, zomombie, yeah, yeah, oh, oh" at least three times a day everyday for multiple years, and here you are encouraging them!
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Postby CptSparkles » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:29 pm

Elliot wrote:.
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Heh, already multiple holds at my library for the ebook. Not many though.
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Postby ygmir » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:51 pm

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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:53 pm

Brace yourself. Sparklecamels are coming.
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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:55 pm

It is.
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Postby Bounce530 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:55 pm

(and yes, I just ran outside and took that pic just for you Yggy)
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Postby Simon of the Playa » Wed Jan 08, 2014 7:59 pm

i predict a huge uptick in MC Hammer Harem Pants on Playa.


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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:02 pm

I'm sure one or two participant will come across (in some thrift store or attic) Eldridge Cleaver codpiece pants, too, Simon.
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Postby Martiansky » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:04 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:Brace yourself. Sparklecamels are coming.




:lol:
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Postby theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:11 pm

I recommend breaking out all your Joe Camel gear. That's going to be heavy irony.
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Postby tamarakay » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:12 pm

Simon of the Playa wrote:i predict a huge uptick in MC Hammer Harem Pants on Playa.


just sayin.


Damn it. I've worn harem pants last three years (fat thighs, chafing) now I have to figure out something else
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Postby ozwald8804 » Wed Jan 08, 2014 8:13 pm

maladroit wrote:Yes, it looks huge...scaling something to twice the height means filling eight times the volume. I think it's definitely going to be impressive enough, and a worthy challenge for the Man team. It would be funny if they put a mini-Man on top of it. Hope it doesn't have a problem where it falls over rather than collapses while burning.


It would be great if they put a mini man on top of the Man, and then a mini mini man on top of that, etc. then we have "Man all the way up" compared to "turtles all the way down"
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