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failblog
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Post by failblog » Tue Jan 26, 2010 11:10 am

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did anyone else notice the similarities? given the john law lawsuit (2007) to put burning man into the public domain (has since been settled) - do you think the structure under the man in 2008 was an ironic tribute to helco, or a sincere FU to john law, et al?

for those not familiar with the epic tale of helco, here is part of a fantastic video series that documents the night helco burned (1996): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=no7z9uSQE-U

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Post by Bob » Tue Jan 26, 2010 8:18 pm

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Amazing desert structures & stuff: http://sites.google.com/site/potatotrap/

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Post by Isotopia » Tue Jan 26, 2010 9:37 pm

do you think the structure under the man in 2008 was an ironic tribute to helco, or a sincere FU to john law, et al?
Sometimes a structure under the man is just a structure under the Man.

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Post by Ugly Dougly » Tue Jan 26, 2010 10:38 pm

Ya thimk there will be tall structures this year?

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Post by failblog » Wed Jan 27, 2010 3:54 am

yeah... it's probably just a coincidence.


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Post by Fire_Moose » Wed Jan 27, 2010 5:22 am

you can re-size anything to make it fit over the man base...

What about tower of babylon?

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think that had some connection to the twin towers?
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Post by failblog » Wed Jan 27, 2010 6:27 am

... the other is about context and symbolism.

the tower of babylon - a skyscraper, party zone, great views. cool, i get it.

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