Why Burning Man is not as great as people think.....

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Post by DVD Burner » Mon Sep 08, 2008 8:21 am

I just realized the OP is the idiot that hit a few people on bikes and ran over Badgers foot.
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Post by Taz » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:32 pm

First of all , I agree on most of your points. We should not depend on drugs ,alcohol to connect with others. I never do. I never do drugs or drink either. Certainly singles out my options. Should we check our egos? Certainly we should. That could be even more complicated when you're on drugs or alcohol.
You seem to place a lot of emphasis on finding people you connect to. Well don't force it! Either you do or you don't. If you don't(and it sounds like you haven't found a whole lot that you do) then move on. But you shouldn't be telling others that they don't connect with others. I go out with an open mind and maybe there will be a group that I connect with and maybe not. That's the process of finding yourself, finding who you are.
If you don't like booze or drugs, just tell them. They offered me a coconut drink. It's the act of offering that counts, not the material .
Yes, you are right. They are the same people you are interacting with every day just like at home. What did you think was going to happen? Change into an enlightened being after one week in the desert? But this is the one chance I get to see a different side of those people. When was it, in your default world , has a whole city of 40,000+ gotten together in a gift economy and cleaned up after themselves without a trace?
I'm sorry you didn't enjoy the experience but for me, Buerning Man will always be my home and I will return to it any chance I get.

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Post by Steven bradford » Mon Sep 15, 2008 10:55 pm

Should, Should, Should!

Should your bootie!
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Post by Badger » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:22 am

I did do yoga and some healing, but still in my monkey mind, find in challenging to focus on my own healing with all these hotties walking around in dental floss --
Hence your assholish behavior of driving your truck along the crowded Esplanade and yelling your sophomoric, fratboy bullshit towards the women who chose to go topless.
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Post by MozyBonz » Tue Sep 16, 2008 9:56 am

ASS HAT wrote:Don't get me wrong
all these expectations I had
bitching session
we should
we should
we should
find in challenging to focus
my greatest dream
If we

reason that long-time burners are decided more and more NOT to go.
IS BECOUSE OF ASS HATS LIKE YOU.


Fuck off Craiger13
All I read is the gifts you took and the more you want but nothing about what you gave back to the city.
Go find a rainbow gathering you fucking hippy.

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:04 am

hippy wrote:
I did do yoga
Nuff' said.


been out in the dust since 96', and not ONCE have i done yoga, intentionally.

if you ever see me doing yoga, or wearing sandals for that matter, please, please shoot me with your illegal (on the playa) weapon.
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Post by wedeliver » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:28 am

Simon of the Playa wrote:hippy wrote:
I did do yoda
Nuff' said.


been out in the dust since 96', and not ONCE have i done yoda, intentionally.

if you ever see me doing yoda, or wearing pants for that matter, please, please shoot me with your illegal (on the playa) weapon.
Would it be ok to drag you over to the horse skeleton and beat you with the anchored baseball bats.

And what does Yoda have to do with Burning Man anyway?
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Post by ygmir » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:40 am

wedeliver wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:hippy wrote:
I did do yoda
Nuff' said.


been out in the dust since 96', and not ONCE have i done yoda, intentionally.

if you ever see me doing yoda, or wearing pants for that matter, please, please shoot me with your illegal (on the playa) weapon.
Would it be ok to drag you over to the horse skeleton and beat you with the anchored baseball bats.

And what does Yoda have to do with Burning Man anyway?

Yoda can get you in touch with "the Farce"......

obviously, some of us have studied for years under the master........
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Hey fucking newbies!! Light'en up!

Post by Marscrumbs » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:41 am

I wish at least the newbies would wear lights at night as recommended in all the guides. I saw so many darkies out there (or didn't see, I can't tell) on the playa this time around to be very concerned. Of oourse my first year I didn't have enough illuminated and paid the price (Ouch!) And was handed a glow stick by some nice person who also cursing me out, appropriately I'll add.

Yoga is optional at BM. If you are extremely enlightend maybe can save on el-wire and glowsticks.

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Post by wedeliver » Tue Sep 16, 2008 10:48 am

ygmir wrote:
wedeliver wrote:
Simon of the Playa wrote:hippy wrote:
Nuff' said.


been out in the dust since 96', and not ONCE have i done yoda, intentionally.

if you ever see me doing yoda, or wearing pants for that matter, please, please shoot me with your illegal (on the playa) weapon.
Would it be ok to drag you over to the horse skeleton and beat you with the anchored baseball bats.

And what does Yoda have to do with Burning Man anyway?

Yoda can get you in touch with "the Farce"......

obviously, some of us have studied for years under the master........
Oh I see, I thought that was a twitch or facial tick or something.
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Tue Sep 16, 2008 11:14 am

F.Y.I.


i stopped seeing yoda in 2004, after his wrinkly green ass showed up on a video that was circulating around the empire, of him and Bob Crane.



i mean, WTF?
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Post by jackmack » Thu Sep 18, 2008 10:21 am

I couldn't agree more with the poster's comments generally...


I think burning man is now a big "scene" like a big rave and it's only going to get worse.... despite the great things about it.

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Post by honeyfire » Thu Sep 18, 2008 11:50 am

You know, there's nothing wrong with yoga in and of itself.
It's like booze, it's not what it is, it's what you do with it. :nod
I'm just trying not to be liveMOOP...

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Post by Simon of the Playa » Sat Sep 20, 2008 6:16 am

JackMack, correct me if im wrong, but in a previous post you stated you didnt even attend this year, so, tell me, how the fuck do YOU know?

you whine about something you didnt even experience...


or is that what you're here for, to make disparaging comments about the man....most of your posts are pretty much the same...burningman sucks, the sound camps suck, the vibe sucks, whatever...

i smell a rat.

i think YOU suck. and i'm calling you out on it....

present credentials bitch, and then we'll decide if you have any right to make any "suggestions".
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Post by Karma » Sun Sep 21, 2008 5:44 am

I think Jackmack and Craiger13 are one in the same.
nuff said
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Post by gyre » Sun Sep 21, 2008 9:56 am

I went to a wedding yesterday and the bride was Karma.
And I don't live near california right now.


If you close the sound camps and the bars, the yahoos will dissolve like mist in the wind.
Just saying.


I told some people about it in Reno and all they heard was "booze".

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Post by Aiee! It burns! » Sun Sep 21, 2008 10:08 am

May your lives be not great catasrophes.

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Post by theCryptofishist » Sun Sep 21, 2008 4:55 pm

gyre wrote: If you close the sound camps and the bars, the yahoos will dissolve like mist in the wind.
*adds gyre's name to the booby bar enemies list*
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Post by Simon of the Playa » Mon Sep 22, 2008 6:13 pm

*shocked and dismayed as C-Fish*

i'm drunk most of the time, and i'm at the loudest fucking bassthumping electro dumping aural humping beat pumping sumpin sumpin on the playa.

damn, dude....


i bet you dance like a white guy.
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Post by dr.placebo » Mon Sep 22, 2008 9:32 pm

Why Burning Man is not as great as people think....
Sorry, pal, Burning Man is exactly as great as I think...

for me, anyway.

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Post by Captain Goddammit » Tue Sep 23, 2008 7:02 am

"Why Craiger13 Is Not As Great As People Think"
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Post by EtherNinja » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:00 am

MozyBonz wrote:
Fuck off Craiger13
All I read is the gifts you took and the more you want but nothing about what you gave back to the city.
Go find a rainbow gathering you fucking hippy.
That's exactly what I was thinking as I read the original post! I would think that having the right attitude is essential for one who is seeking healing. It takes a bit more existential effort you hippie POS!

After the ego has been dissolved, try reconstructing it as a piece of art. Use your ego as a tool for entertainment rather than viewing it as an evil slavemaster.

I bonded with so many wonderful people this year with the help of drugs, alcohol, food, toys, games, random conversation, dancing, finger painting, nipple sucking, costume design, camp reconstruction following dust storms, etc, etc........ DAMN! This shit gets better every year!!

Being surrounded by beautiful, scantly clad and/or nakid women adds so much to the overall awesomeness of the experience. Stop being so morally compulsive. Try shirtcocking down the Esplanade next year. It is a liberating and humbling experience that provides a special kind of healing that many are unable to find through yoga. It might even get you laid.

Burning Man sucks. Don't go.
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