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Australian Journal Earns Burning Man Respect

Post by consumption » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:40 am

Victoria, Australia (CN) – Australia’s sole academic journal concerned with cultural issues and stuff, Meanjin, recently published an article about Burning Man that has breathed new life into the slowly dying desert event.

The author of the article makes several controversial claims about Burning Man such as:

“I worried about the penises…”
http://consumptionblog.com/2012/01/20/a ... ctability/

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jan 23, 2012 7:52 am

"slowly dying" :?: :shock:
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Post by trilobyte » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:00 am

Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...

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Post by Monkeypoo » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:09 am

consumption wrote:
“I worried about the penises…”

I worry they'll get sunburnt... Please use sunscreen. :wink:

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Post by Elderberry » Mon Jan 23, 2012 8:13 am

trilobyte wrote:Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...
Actually, I posted my first post before actually reading the original article.

It's a good read. Well written and pretty accurate. Not close to what the OP's quotes from "the article about the article" would lead one to believe.

I definitely recommend taking the time to read the original and see for yourself http://meanjin.com.au/articles/post/burning-man/
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Post by Bob » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:18 am

trilobyte wrote:Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...
It's just badly written satire on a badly written and inaccurate Burning Man travelogue, doesn't need to be highlighted by an overly officious moderator.
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Post by consumption » Mon Jan 23, 2012 9:46 am

trilobyte wrote:Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...
As a hobby I enjoy writing 'The Onion' style articles about an event I love that takes place north of Reno and sharing them with other Burners - some people like them, some don't, most don't care...I make and strive to continue to make $Zero for my efforts...

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Post by Bob » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:05 pm

Does it help that I typed "badly", rather than "poorly"?
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Post by knowmad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:33 pm

consumption wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...
As a hobby I enjoy writing 'The Onion' style articles about an event I love that takes place north of Reno and sharing them with other Burners - some people like them, some don't, most don't care...I make and strive to continue to make $Zero for my efforts...
well most people don't care. and that is not good.
Some people like them. And some people like Justin Bieber.
Some people Don't like them. Some people don't like the Smell of Bullshit.

it is a poor writer that has a hobby that emulates satire jounalisim. a bad writer would defend it as art.
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Post by lemur » Mon Jan 23, 2012 12:43 pm

good writing doesnt happen in a vacuum..

you have to start somewhere and be influenced by someone..
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Post by knowmad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:36 pm

lemur wrote:good writing doesnt happen in a vacuum..

you have to start somewhere and be influenced by someone..
The Best Writing does
Read Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet I'll try to see if they have it in a picture book format for you.
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Post by Bob » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:39 pm

Bilingual pictures please, for the rest of America.
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Post by knowmad » Mon Jan 23, 2012 2:47 pm

Bob wrote:Bilingual pictures please, for the rest of America.
I am trying to find one that has those thick slobber proof pages so all whe drool won't wreck it.
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Post by consumption » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:03 pm

Bob wrote:Does it help that I typed "badly", rather than "poorly"?
It helps a little :)

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Post by lemur » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:06 pm

knowmad wrote:I'll try to see if they have it in a picture book format for you.
you know me too well!!

i prefer picture books. in fact, i make them from time to time..

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anyways..im not so sure i agree that the best writing happens in a vacuum, some writing that is good may..

we were made to read some of that 'young poet' stuff in school.. some of it sure is neat! but it hardly has the longevity of William Shakesman.

i have been enamored with this little bit of a book of words for many years, about creating things in a vacuum:
Imagine attempting to engage with an alternative music scene having only listened to your grandparent’s country collection. This could be interesting in an oddball conceptual way, but your exchange will be a lot more richer if you have studied and are familiar with lots of music, both mainstream and obscure.
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Post by consumption » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:07 pm

knowmad wrote:
consumption wrote:
trilobyte wrote:Shill posts inflammatory comments in effort to drive page-views to blog post, film at eleven...
As a hobby I enjoy writing 'The Onion' style articles about an event I love that takes place north of Reno and sharing them with other Burners - some people like them, some don't, most don't care...I make and strive to continue to make $Zero for my efforts...
well most people don't care. and that is not good.
Some people like them. And some people like Justin Bieber.
Some people Don't like them. Some people don't like the Smell of Bullshit.

it is a poor writer that has a hobby that emulates satire jounalisim. a bad writer would defend it as art.
really?

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Post by lemur » Mon Jan 23, 2012 4:09 pm

no of course not really!

knowmad is just satirizing people with that opinion...
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Post by Box Burner » Thu Jan 26, 2012 2:54 am

knowmad wrote: The Best Writing does
Read Rilke's Letters to a Young Poet I'll try to see if they have it in a picture book format for you.

One of the best books I ever "read" had not a single word of text in it. It was actually a series of books by a Japanese author and each was about his travels on foot through a different country in Europe. Each page was illustrates with a road that went across it (and him walking on it) showing the different things that he saw, both great and small. wish I could remember the name of the author.
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Post by knowmad » Thu Jan 26, 2012 9:33 am

So where's all that respect that the "Journal" has "Won" from Burning Man?
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Post by Savannah » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:02 pm

knowmad wrote:So where's all that respect that the "Journal" has "Won" from Burning Man?
It's out by the trash fence.
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Post by ygmir » Thu Jan 26, 2012 12:05 pm

Savannah wrote:
knowmad wrote:So where's all that respect that the "Journal" has "Won" from Burning Man?
It's out by the trash fence.
they'll be earning it at sunrise.
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Post by Ugly Dougly » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:47 pm

Now we know why Ygmir needs a nap after perimeter duty.

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Post by Savannah » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:50 pm

:shock:

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Post by ygmir » Thu Jan 26, 2012 4:55 pm

Savannah wrote::shock:

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