The Lazy Man's* Guide to Caravansery

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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The Lazy Man's* Guide to Caravansery

Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 13, 2014 4:36 pm

Okay, lowest common denominator ideas for the theme. And some sort of pool on how many times you're going to have to hear "I Want to See You Belly Dance".

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Post by Lonesomebri » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:01 pm

I'm going to say "Abracadabra," really drawn out like, every time a hottie of any gender, race or species suddenly walks into view.
When offered a drink of any sort, my retort will be "Open Sesame, Baby!"

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Post by TT120 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Well, going with the whole Lawrence of Arabia thing,
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I was thinking a sheet wrapped around my head and one of these:

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:D :lol:
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 13, 2014 7:58 pm

Can we get a "Works in Progress" to follow the process of rebuilding the horse as a camel?

(Do you think it was O'Toole's death that pushed us over into this theme?)
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Post by TT120 » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:20 pm

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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jan 13, 2014 9:52 pm

That was quick. Lazy people like quick. Lazy people like quick and easy best of all.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:24 pm

I thought we did Arab Kitsch seven years ago.

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Post by BBadger » Tue Jan 14, 2014 5:38 pm

On Wednesday, everyone will need to crack the Hump Day GEICO commercial joke that TTG posted in the other thread. Buy a bullhorn or just yell loudly "WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY?!!!!" to passerbys and they blink and look confused, you tell them: "IT'S HUMP DAY ASSHOLE!" so they roll their eyes and get even more pissed when the next camp does it to them too. Do it all the way until midnight even if nobody is there. Maybe with a camp found across the street.

"Hey Boyd! WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY?!?!!"

"It's HUMP DAY!!!!"

"BAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!"

Another bit of quality everyone can bring to the event is setting up a boombox and play "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas on short loop. Maybe every toilet can have that being played with one of those vibrating audio players.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:55 pm

TT120 wrote:Well, going with the whole Lawrence of Arabia thing,
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I was thinking a sheet wrapped around my head...
Definitely flowered and fitted.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:56 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:I thought we did Arab Kitsch seven years ago.
Hope and Fear? Could be...
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Post by FIGJAM » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:13 pm

The only thing to sit on this year!

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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:18 pm

So, Armenian Genocide Camp--too soon?
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Post by FIGJAM » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:20 pm

Did the Ottomans kill the Armoires? :?
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:26 pm

I think the most accurate answer is, yes. They'd tie them together with rope, throw them in rivers and shoot one of them.

Yeah, I am a fun date.
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Post by TT120 » Tue Jan 14, 2014 8:49 pm

Armoires marching in the desert.......
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 14, 2014 9:03 pm

WWI was all about the furniture...
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Post by BBadger » Tue Jan 14, 2014 10:31 pm

Maybe we'll have a Silk Road Alchemy camp and invite all the narcs.
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Post by trilobyte » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:14 pm

One of the easiest/laziest aspects of the theme is that a lot of things that people already do every year, regardless of theme... is now in theme.

Belly dancing? Check
Tribal stuff? Check
Bedouin tents/clothes/whatever? Checkity check check

Does that make it any better or worse? Not really. How much of Burning Man is ever really dialed in to that year's theme in any given year? Some, but not a lot.

Could an argument be made for there being an upside for the theme being more accessible and adaptable to things that people were going to do anyways? Maybe. It gets people thinking, and riffing on ideas, and whether or not that's any good for humanity or not... I think it's a lot of fun.

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Post by VultureChow » Tue Jan 14, 2014 11:14 pm

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:01 am

BBadger wrote:On Wednesday, everyone will need to crack the Hump Day GEICO commercial joke that TTG posted in the other thread. Buy a bullhorn or just yell loudly "WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY?!!!!" to passerbys and they blink and look confused, you tell them: "IT'S HUMP DAY ASSHOLE!" so they roll their eyes and get even more pissed when the next camp does it to them too. Do it all the way until midnight even if nobody is there. Maybe with a camp found across the street.

"Hey Boyd! WHAT DAY IS IT TODAY?!?!!"

"It's HUMP DAY!!!!"

"BAHAHAHAAAAAA!!!!"

Another bit of quality everyone can bring to the event is setting up a boombox and play "My Humps" by the Black Eyed Peas on short loop. Maybe every toilet can have that being played with one of those vibrating audio players.
I'm on board for this..

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Post by unjonharley » Wed Jan 15, 2014 10:04 am

Next netflx coming is Lawrence of Arabia .

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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:18 pm

trilobyte wrote:Clearly, I'm going to need to get a fez.
And a very small art car.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Wed Jan 15, 2014 2:18 pm

Expect a lot of "Rock the Casbah".
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Post by FlyingMonkey » Wed Jan 15, 2014 5:23 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Clearly, I'm going to need to get a fez.
And a very small art car.
A Nash Metro should work.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Sat Jan 18, 2014 6:44 pm

How could we have forgotten this bit of cringe-worthy international cultural exchange. No wonder they hate our freedom...

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Post by Bin Noddin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 11:26 am

We could all walk like Egyptians
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:01 pm

Speak for yourself...
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Post by Bin Noddin » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:12 pm

Roll with it, Fishy
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Post by unjonharley » Tue Jan 21, 2014 12:17 pm

Bin Noddin wrote:We could all walk like Egyptians
Have to admit its cheap and lazy

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Post by Canoe » Tue Jan 21, 2014 2:23 pm

Ben-Hur
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