UPDATE: PAUL ADDIS

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UPDATE: PAUL ADDIS

Post by DaBomb » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:49 am

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Paul Addis, the man convicted of felony arson for igniting the Burning Man effigy before its scheduled conflagration in 2007, was granted parole in a unanimous vote from ...

More about the story here: http://burncast.blogspot.com/2009/06/up ... addis.html
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Post by Sham » Fri Jun 19, 2009 3:17 am

Here is a link to a photo squence (by photographer Steve Fritz) of the early burn of the man. The sequence has an actual photo of Addis at the leg of the man setting it on fire. For those not there, this all took place on the Monday at the begining of the week. There was an amazing full moon that night that lit up the very sparse BRC. This preceeded a rare FULL LUNAR ECLIPSE in which there was near total darkness in the city at around 3:00am. It was at this time that the man was set on fire.

It was amazing to see the man on fire early, but sad because it was just like a small bon fire, not the spectacular burn we were all used to. Then to see fire hoses putting out the flames was also very surreal.

For those new to BM or if you missed the fire itself, check out this link to the sequence.

http://home.comcast.net/~playaitch/b7mana.htm

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 19, 2009 5:15 am

well, this year IS going to be fun after all.


welcome home paul, forgive, forget, and burn again.
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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:15 pm

I was disappointed that they burned the man again.
It didn't seem in the spirit of the thing.



Still counts as two burns.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:25 pm

in the past, various methods of lighting the man have been employed such as Mr. Clean, the dancing dude in the proximity suit, two people fucking under the hay bales and having a cigarette afterwards and many many others.


let's let Paul light the man...he's done his time...jail is no fun...

and He has contributed to the Burning Man project as much as any dedicated burner, and who are we to judge, before we are ready to be judged? I know all of the arguments pro and con....we've already beat that horse to death.

but i'm dead fucking serious...


i think it would be quite touching, and very very burny, to welcome home the prodigal son with open arms, and a shiny zippo.


think about it.
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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:40 pm

I wonder if his parole will allow him to attend?

Or handle fire?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Fri Jun 19, 2009 12:46 pm

with technology the way it is, could he not do it by remote?

i think that would get around any legal issues.
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Post by gyre » Fri Jun 19, 2009 1:01 pm

I'd like to see the report about that.



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Post by Isotopia » Fri Jun 19, 2009 7:38 pm

Why are we even throwing new logs on the smoldering embers of this narcissistic ass wipe?

Christ, this board is getting as bad as fucking People magazine.

Oh, and why the fuck is it even in the Politics and Philosophy thread?

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sun Jun 21, 2009 4:19 pm

the story has already been etched in the dust, it is part of the collective psyche, an event that will remain in the memories and archives and secret scrolls buried in wendover..(the nevada side, i mean have you SEEN wendover Utah?...oh shit, i just pulled a biden.)


anyway, it is strange that so many are willing to throw stony lumps of playa, when they themselves may have made mistakes they now regret, but may have not suffered any real consequences, save remorse, if that.


there, i'm done, i will put away the strap, and stop flogging La Manteca.
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Post by dj_john69 » Sat Jun 27, 2009 3:37 pm

Welcome back scumbag !! Did you enjoy your time away from BM ?? Did the other inmates treat you well ?? Hopefully, you didn't drop the soap too much.

See ya on the Playa Paul ??
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Post by Elderberry » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:17 pm

Those were a great series of pictures.

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Post by Badger » Sun Jun 28, 2009 10:23 pm

Hopefully, you didn't drop the soap too much.
Is rape funny? Ever?

Regardless of the circumstances/situation?

That's the implicit message I'm getting from this most lame of posts.
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Post by theCryptofishist » Mon Jun 29, 2009 11:22 am

Badger wrote:
Hopefully, you didn't drop the soap too much.
Is rape funny? Ever?

Regardless of the circumstances/situation?

That's the implicit message I'm getting from this most lame of posts.
Thank you, Badger, it got me too.
Furthermore, that is just about the first thing said when talking about prison time, pretty much in any company. I don't know what it means, but I think it speaks of a deep, collective, cruel streak; a willfull indifference to the suffering of another. I understand, and agree with the practice of putting the suffering of the victimized over the suffering of the criminal, but to revel in the suffering of others is just wrong. And cheap to boot.
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Post by Fire_Moose » Mon Jun 29, 2009 12:37 pm

All's fair in love and rape
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Post by dj_john69 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:00 pm

Badger wrote:
Hopefully, you didn't drop the soap too much.
Is rape funny? Ever?

Regardless of the circumstances/situation?

That's the implicit message I'm getting from this most lame of posts.
STFU...cry me a river old man. Did i hit a nerve or something ?? Maybe you need some therapy.
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Post by dj_john69 » Mon Jun 29, 2009 2:10 pm

FYI...i hope he did get raped in prison !!! He deserved it.
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Post by Apollonaris Zeus » Mon Jun 29, 2009 3:09 pm

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How the fuck did he climb up there?

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Post by Badger » Mon Jun 29, 2009 10:46 pm

STFU...cry me a river old man. Did i hit a nerve or something ?? Maybe you need some therapy.
You silly pea-brained, knuckle-dragging mouth breather. It takes more than few off the mark grunts from a Neanderthal-in-waiting to work my nerves.

Still, I - and I suspect others - can appreciate your post as it serves as an apt reminder of why the mothers of some animals eat their young.

And please, spare us any further rantings. Seriously, save your breath man... you'll no doubt need it to blow up your next date.

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Post by BAS » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:22 am

Ah yes, rape and murder, the two most hilarious topics in the world... :roll: I suppose the fact that Damien Echols (sp?), one of the West Memphis 3, who, as far as I can tell is innocent by any objective analysis, has been repeatedly raped in prison is consider okay just because he is in prison, and is also a good topic for jokes. :roll:

I am not even certain why this thread even exists since it really isn't up to any of us to decide if Paul Addis is allowed to attend Burning Man again-- that is pretty much up to the legal system and the Burning Man organization. So he set the Man on fire. So what? The Man is pretty much just an arbitrary symbol of the event. From what I have heard no one was even seriously injured, Burning Man went on, the Man got rebuilt, and in the early days of Burning Man people might have even cheered Paul Addis on in the spirit of anarchy. How much "fame" Paul Addis gets out of his stunt is directly pro-proportional to how much attention you wish to lavish on him-- whether the attention is positive or negative. He could always have gone about attention seeking in the manner of the Peter Gabriel song "A Family Snapshot"-- where the person(s) in the song are calculating out a political assassination for peak viewing hours. If people are given the attention that they crave for bad behavior, they will perform the bad behavior. It is a part of child psychology-- an angry reaction is better than being ignored. It doesn't actually change when the child becomes an adult.

Now, please return to talking about what you will do to Paul Addis if he shows up at Burning Man, and make certain everyone knows that if they set the Man on fire early, they will be talked about for years on eplaya and elsewhere.... :twisted:
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Post by dj_john69 » Tue Jun 30, 2009 12:58 pm

Badger wrote:
STFU...cry me a river old man. Did i hit a nerve or something ?? Maybe you need some therapy.
You silly pea-brained, knuckle-dragging mouth breather. It takes more than few off the mark grunts from a Neanderthal-in-waiting to work my nerves.

Still, I - and I suspect others - can appreciate your post as it serves as an apt reminder of why the mothers of some animals eat their young.

And please, spare us any further rantings. Seriously, save your breath man... you'll no doubt need it to blow up your next date.

Ta,
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Post by theCryptofishist » Tue Jun 30, 2009 7:29 pm

LMAO
Recusive.
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Post by brcprincess » Wed Jul 01, 2009 3:43 am

He was only 5' 3"?

That's pretty short for a dude.

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Post by ygmir » Wed Jul 01, 2009 6:28 am

brcprincess wrote:He was only 5' 3"?

That's pretty short for a dude.
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Post by ecsyle » Thu Jul 02, 2009 12:56 am

:lol: I thought it was funny. Some people are just way too uptight

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Post by gyre » Thu Jul 02, 2009 1:45 am

theCryptofishist wrote:
LMAO
Recusive.

My snotty search engine wants to know if you meant "recursive"?

I'm confused, either way.

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Post by mdmf007 » Thu Jul 02, 2009 2:20 am

Isotopia wrote:Why are we even throwing new logs on the smoldering embers of this narcissistic ass wipe?

Christ, this board is getting as bad as fucking People magazine.

Oh, and why the fuck is it even in the Politics and Philosophy thread?
And yet you still grace us with your presence. Your thread is right where youleft it as well. Mine on the other hand is so trashed it makes me sick to look at.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Thu Jul 02, 2009 4:16 pm

gyre wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:
LMAO
Recusive.

My snotty search engine wants to know if you meant "recursive"?

I'm confused, either way.

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And how can an ass laugh itself off? I didn't want to say that directly, because it would be occassion for another round of "Oh, you are such a hater" from Mr. I-Think-Rape-Is-Funny Neaderthal. Which is something that I hoped to avoid, but now will have to endure.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Thu Jul 02, 2009 5:06 pm

yes, and the exile appears to have returned as a sock.
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Post by dj_john69 » Fri Jul 03, 2009 2:22 pm

theCryptofishist wrote:
gyre wrote:
theCryptofishist wrote:Recusive.

My snotty search engine wants to know if you meant "recursive"?

I'm confused, either way.

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Recursion

See "Recursion".
Tell your snotty search engine that it's right, but not to let it go to it's head.
And how can an ass laugh itself off? I didn't want to say that directly, because it would be occassion for another round of "Oh, you are such a hater" from Mr. I-Think-Rape-Is-Funny Neaderthal. Which is something that I hoped to avoid, but now will have to endure.
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