Is it over?

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Re: Is it over?

Post by ranger magnum » Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:07 pm

It’s done. The org pissed the BLM off too many times.

Marion and the rest mis managed funds enough to ensure it’s done.

And that’s ok. Me n Captain went this last week and it was 1991 all over again. No 700,000 watt sound camps, no 7 figure art car monstrosities, no plug n plays.

It. Was. Awesome.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Token » Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:40 am

ranger magnum wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:07 pm
It’s done. The org pissed the BLM off too many times.

Marion and the rest mis managed funds enough to ensure it’s done.

And that’s ok. Me n Captain went this last week and it was 1991 all over again. No 700,000 watt sound camps, no 7 figure art car monstrosities, no plug n plays.

It. Was. Awesome.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Bless » Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:52 am

Perpetual Burn wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:29 am
And society will stop pretending this virus is scary once we have vaccines.
What is wrong with you?
FUCK YOU, I'M A WIZARD. FUCK YOU, I'M A SHARK.

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Re: Is it over?

Post by unjonharley » Fri Sep 11, 2020 4:50 pm

Bless wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:52 am
Perpetual Burn wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:29 am
And society will stop pretending this virus is scary once we have vaccines.
What is wrong with you?
This year sounds good .. No sparkle ponys, except for the captian ..
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Re: Is it over?

Post by some seeing eye » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:00 pm

I like this idea! Small camps with no dues, just friends, spread out just enough, with blinky lights, music, fire, freeform MVs, and art, along the perimeter of the exclusion zone to torment the suckers inside the trash fence.

The filter is you have to come prepared to be 100% self-sufficient. No outside services, no portos.

It might even attract some GPE to hang out!

Certainly it is not going to be the problem inside the fence that BLM, Pershing, and the letter agencies have.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Perpetual Burn » Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:10 pm

Bless wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:52 am
Perpetual Burn wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:29 am
And society will stop pretending this virus is scary once we have vaccines.
What is wrong with you?
Lolz... what do you mean?

You're not really afraid of this fake ass flu are you?

Come on, have a little Faith... that you are indeed Bless(ed.)
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Canoe » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:33 am

Perpetual Burn wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 8:10 pm
... You're not really afraid of this fake ass flu are you? ...
Its surprising, or not, how often obituaries in the past ~six months are of people who previously said pretty much the same.
So you're still not bothering to go read any of the relevant peer-reviewed medical science papers...
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Ugly Dougly » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 pm

PB is gargling the Koolaid.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Canoe » Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:50 pm

Ugly Dougly wrote:
Sat Sep 12, 2020 7:01 pm
PB is gargling the Koolaid.
Pretty much. But we know how that worked out in Jones Town.

It amazes me how many people don't bother with an even cursory gather of facts or think for themselves, and instead choose to believe what someone says, just because they said it. And on top of that, even when that person has a blatantly obvious agenda (often one of simply making money off of the viewers/traffic they create) that should alert them along the lines of "maybe I should check this". And then they'll make decisions, even life decisions, based on what that person said. And in and around Covid-19, bad decisions based on those lies they failed to check, are costing some people their lives. If it was just their lives, I guess we could say "natural selection". But when they catch it, they're more likely than not to pass it on, extending or creating a chain, down which some people will die.
Ugly Dougly wrote: Location: เชียงใหม่
Really?
Between Covid-19 and the smoke, said to be a pretty empty place.
News is they're considering a T 90 day with double extensions. No word if on-arrival or pre, etc..
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Re: Is it over?

Post by lucky420 » Sun Sep 13, 2020 7:03 am

Bless wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 9:52 am
Perpetual Burn wrote:
Mon Aug 10, 2020 5:29 am
And society will stop pretending this virus is scary once we have vaccines.
What is wrong with you?
He’s the village idiot. I thought you knew that.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by ranger magnum » Tue Sep 15, 2020 2:31 pm

Token wrote:
Fri Sep 11, 2020 7:40 am
ranger magnum wrote:
Wed Sep 09, 2020 11:07 pm
It’s done. The org pissed the BLM off too many times.

Marion and the rest mis managed funds enough to ensure it’s done.

And that’s ok. Me n Captain went this last week and it was 1991 all over again. No 700,000 watt sound camps, no 7 figure art car monstrosities, no plug n plays.

It. Was. Awesome.
Welcome Home

Did y’all go to the usual spot in the middle or hug the hills near the springs?
Camped out in the middle, about a mile past where the trash fence would have been.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by lucky420 » Tue Sep 15, 2020 4:57 pm

I heard there’s another thing up there again

But I’m gullible so maybe not
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Re: Is it over?

Post by gaminwench » Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:45 pm

They are installing Medusa for a music video project on playa right meow.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by lucky420 » Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:44 am

gaminwench wrote:
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:45 pm
They are installing Medusa for a music video project on playa right meow.
Tank you. I think there’s another thing on Oct 3rd too
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Token » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:29 pm

https://donate.burningman.org/big-picture/

We need to raise $12 million to get us through the first quarter of 2021.
So they went from $2M per month, cut 51% of the budget, and ended up at $3M per month?!

I guess it’s inflation ...

What a fucking bunch of scam artists.

I’m glad it’s over and can now revert to renegade and regionals while the Glitterati have to get real jobs.

p.s. - And the fuckers even turned off comments on their journal post ... I suppose they see what’s coming.

https://journal.burningman.org/2020/09/ ... rock-city/

Edited to add the post script.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Jackass » Fri Sep 18, 2020 12:32 pm

It's them corporate maths
Sooner or later, it will get real strange...

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Re: Is it over?

Post by mickle » Fri Sep 18, 2020 11:14 pm

[quote="Captain Goddammit" post_id=1202632 time=1595098793 user_id=1142]
So, who thinks Burning Man will never recover? I think the ship is taking on water and going down.
[/quote]

It's over for BMORG, but Burning Man will continue without it, and probably be better.

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Re: Is it over?

Post by lucky420 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 7:39 am

I for sure thought Capt G was foolin when he said he was going. Dammit!! Coulda shoulda woulda, dammit lol.

I’m glad those who went had a good time and I’m looking forward to being there next year. :coffee:

I really liked the ticket structure this year and the ease of finding a place to camp.. :mrgreen:
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Re: Is it over?

Post by M F Bonz » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:03 am

They have ranch payments.
*Snickers~
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Re: Is it over?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:15 am

Well you know I’ve been bitching for years about how modern Burning Man sucks.
Hell I wouldn’t have missed the chance to go with the whole thing bombed back to the Stone Age!
I got everything I always wanted. Zero services or pay camps. No gate or fence. Only very self-reliant and prepared people. Plus, all the FB burner groups are so pissed off at us infidels who disrespected the org’s directions to stay off the playa that it’s full burner civil war.
And that’s funny.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by M F Bonz » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:25 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:15 am
I’m a crusty old burner type who has been bitching for years about how modern Burning Man sucks.
Hell I wouldn’t have missed the chance to go with the whole thing bombed back to the Stone Age!
I got everything I always wanted. Zero services or pay camps. No gate or fence. Only very self-reliant and prepared people. Plus, all the FB burner groups are so pissed off at us infidels who disrespected the org’s directions to stay off the playa that it’s full burner civil war.
And that’s funny.
Fuck~ I wish I could have made it.
I was packed ready to go.
Just Fishing.

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Re: Is it over?

Post by lucky420 » Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:41 am

Captain Goddammit wrote:
Sat Sep 19, 2020 11:15 am
Well you know I’ve been bitching for years about how modern Burning Man sucks.
Hell I wouldn’t have missed the chance to go with the whole thing bombed back to the Stone Age!
I got everything I always wanted. Zero services or pay camps. No gate or fence. Only very self-reliant and prepared people. Plus, all the FB burner groups are so pissed off at us infidels who disrespected the org’s directions to stay off the playa that it’s full burner civil war.
And that’s funny.
Yes I’ve been enjoying popcorn over at FB. :coffee:
Oh my god, it's HUGE!

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Re: Is it over?

Post by JohnEBGud » Sun Sep 20, 2020 9:15 am

There was a guy on FB bitching about BMORG and how they've ruined Burning Man. He said he hadn't been back to the Playa since 2002. Gloating about the current situation he echoed the common opinion that the fact a couple thousand showed up on the Playa this year without the Org's involvement was proof of its uselessness.

So my question is if Burning Man has sucked for the past 18 years why is he still posting in the Burning Man group? Take the hint that it's moved in a different direction and not turning back. If the good old days were so much better, important, and easy to accomplish, get off your ass and create an alternative. Should be a piece of cake, right?

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Re: Is it over?

Post by Captain Goddammit » Sun Sep 20, 2020 2:14 pm

Hey Einstein, what do you think we just did?
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Re: Is it over?

Post by JohnEBGud » Mon Sep 21, 2020 10:43 am

Well, Captain, everything isn't about you, and my comment certainly wasn't.
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Re: Is it over?

Post by M F Bonz » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:04 pm

I find it interesting that a business model based only on the popularity of an event that happens only one time a year. Didn’t have the forethought or insight to prepare for the loss of that popularity or the loss of the ability to hold the event itself. it’s a head in the sand type management.
Just Fishing.

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Re: Is it over?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:10 pm

sit down, shut up, and pay for the goddamn kool-aid.


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Re: Is it over?

Post by M F Bonz » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:18 pm

Snickers* no.
I just found it interesting.
I really don’t want them to fail
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Just Fishing.

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Re: Is it over?

Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:23 pm

“ I really don’t want them to fail.”

me neither..

i have a lot of pent up drug use i need to do.






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Re: Is it over?

Post by M F Bonz » Mon Sep 21, 2020 2:28 pm

I know my friend.
Just Fishing.

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