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What the hell dos that mean?
It was obsequious pontificating newbie cultish moonie freak
Ivy wrote:It was obsequious pontificating newbie cultish moonie freak
No, it appeared again later as "obseqious something fuckwit." I assume it's been deleted now, since I searched and couldn't find it, but I distinctly remember reading it, but between the convoluted organization of this forum and my short attention span, i can't remember what it was udner.
PJ wrote:The skeletal condition of much of the major infrastructure well into the week--the Man's base and the big entryway thingie at the south end of the Promenade, for example--contributed to this sensation. I'm told by an .org staffer that the late start on major art projects was intentional, as part of the financial decision to reduce head count prior to the event. But for me this merely lent vague a feeling of "disorganization at the top" to the city.
hipechk wrote:What is happening to burning man? Is reality catching up to it?
Last year it was the most positive experience of my life, and I bragged about how I didn't hear even one voice raised in anger, let alone witness a fight. It renewed my faith in mankind that (for at least a week) people could be kind, and patient, and understanding and create a community of peace.
This was not even close to my experience this year. I heard many voices raised in anger. The event was thick with frat boy mentality. The night of the temple burn, usually a night of reverence, was especially disturbing. Three men in front of me (one dressed in a silver sequined dress) mocked and sang (horribly) over the opera singer the entire time in the largest display of disrespect I could have imagined. Meanwhile, a young woman with a megaphone stood behind me showering the crowd with a barrage of magnified "F@ck Off!" variances.
Are these newbies that don't understand the philosophy of Burning Man? Is the event getting so big that it's drawing in too many lookie loos? And most importantly, what can be done to bring the event back to its philosophical roots?
These negative observations are not mine alone. Several of my campmates had similar experiences - which is making us question whether we'll return next year. It would be sad if this bad karma drives off exactly the type of people that embrace the spirit of Burning Man.
JezebelinHell wrote:While we're on the subject of big words used as insults:
A guy at my work did something particularly stupid last night, and I called him a fuckhead. He took offense. I told him I was gonna call him a myopic fuckwit, but I was afraid he'd need a dictionary. The look on his face, combined with lack of retort, proved that I was indeed correct. Thanks elplaya for one of my favorite degrading terms for close minded idiots.
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