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W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:47am PT
Well, so much for the BS claims from the burners that their event leaves zero trace on the Playa. Satellite imagery from this year should be awesome for any interested parties trying to shut the thing down due to impact, I would bet. Of course, those going out for a huge $400 per head party in the desert DGAF about impact,,,brah
donini

Trad climber
Ouray, Colorado
Aug 26, 2014 - 09:59am PT
Yep....I simply cannot imagine a better event not to attend.
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:21am PT
Shut the thing down? Too much $$ makes its way to all involved.

You guys are funny. One of the great things about Burning Man is that if you don't want to go... you don't have to.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:30am PT
But also don't forget that one of the great things about making fun of things is f*#k you.
prrrdylady

climber
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:34am PT
But also don't forget that one of the great things about making fun of things is f*#k you.

Indeed.

Like with all things, this whole "don't be judgmental" has a limit.

You know, like free speech has a limit.

A boundary, if you will.

It falls on the edge of the rain-soaked desert.





In other words, if there is a hell, it's spanish for the beach.
caughtinside

Social climber
Oakland, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:45am PT
hah. Should have known better. I did enjoy the original troll though. Carry on.
skitch

climber
East of Heaven
Aug 26, 2014 - 11:45am PT
I'm cool with Burning Man, just wish they could all magically get there without driving their POS pollution machines down 395!!!

I wish all of those people could figure out a way to stay at burning man all year, forever!!! I'd even chip in to do air drops of ex, heroin, etc!!!

ANYTHING that will prevent me from ever hearing another person stutter:


"And this one time at bur. . . bur. . . bur. . . ahhh burning man I was soooooo high on "fill in the blank drug" and this really amazing per per per per ahh person like totally ugh like totally looked into my ughh. . . my soul and said the most beautiful thing. . . you know what burning man is??? (no wait for response) Burning man is like whatever you need it to be man. . ."
Flip Flop

Trad climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:39pm PT
What's with the visceral hate from the ignorant? I guess that I can understand indifference to art , creativity and fantastic engineering but why the knee-jerk hater response? If you haven't been then you don't know what it's about. It's pretty hard to f*#k up something as dead as the Playa. Hate on.
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:43pm PT
My knees are jerks. They dont like the whole procession of the burning man.

Seriously though, just drove back up from the bay monday morning, it was a constant trail of obvious burner flotsam and jetsam in the right lane of 80, just garbage everywhere from all the crap on trailers and so on...fur and sparklies and just...crap.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 26, 2014 - 10:50pm PT
From "the ignorant"? You, like, don't understand, maaaaaan. You never will! The attitude is so.... me at 18 yo, LOL!

For myself, I am pretty much over the hate thing. I do hate almost hitting burner luggage that was poorly secured and dropped off the top of dad's camper van, or whatnot here at speed on the 395, but hating Burning Man has jumped the shark as badly as the phrase jumped the shark itself. That doesn't make BM [snark!] cool by any means, and I'm pretty happy with my peripheral level of involvement treating burners at the hospital, seeing the cavalcade of RVs and hippy busses with what look like techno desert prostitutes pouring out of them at Walmart, aka lower middle class America. I could even go for free and enjoy the people watching, but I enjoy other things in life far more to dedicate my free time to that and am not yet at a place where I can rationalize feeding young chicks drugs so they'll screw me as "conscious living". Give me some more hair loss and a divorce, and maybe you'll see me there though, telling all the haters how they will just never get it and how that's sad. In the meantime, I will silently laugh.
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:35am PT
What's with the visceral hate from the ignorant? I guess that I can understand indifference to art , creativity and fantastic engineering but why the knee-jerk hater response? If you haven't been then you don't know what it's about. It's pretty hard to f*#k up something as dead as the Playa. Hate on.

Something as dead as the playa?

The only "ignorance" demonstrated here is that of the playa ecosystem. Perhaps when the burners apply for their rave in the desert tickets, compulsory playa education should be necessary.

Believe it or not, something can be alive even if the creatures inhaibiting it are not large mammals. Driving on wet playa, aside from having an awful visual impact, can also lead to harsh disruptions of the ecosystem. Further, even driving on dry playa can have a significant but not as severe impact.

Some reading material for Black Rock City Elementary School students...

http://www.blm.gov/pgdata/etc/medialib/blm/nv/field_offices/winnemucca_field_office/nca_pdfs.Par.30693.File.dat/Black%20Rock%20Playa%20DRI%20Report.pdf
sandstone conglomerate

climber
sharon conglomerate central
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:43am PT
Is it as stupid as a Rainbow Gathering?
BuddhaStalin

climber
Truckee, CA
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:47am PT
Stupider...as stupid as their 'radical self-reliance'....thats not self reliance, especially with a med tent on site and people being mobilized out to reno hospitals....etc, etc. Just cant wait for it to come and go, and for street vibrations to come and go to recover a bit of a peaceful period around here till ski madness starts (maybe)
Ron Anderson

Trad climber
Relic MilkEye and grandpoobah of HBRKRNH
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:54am PT
Like most good things, BM turned an ugly corner years back. They took things far too far. The commercialism/capitalism/organization of it all now goes directly against the very grain of the birth of BM. The waste, money and effort involved, the ticket scalping, the throngs of goers without tickets invading street corners with signs - so on and so forth. Wanna buy a ticket bub? 1600.00 !!!!!!!

60 thousand people. All "burning" gas, money, jet fuel, and time. Generators going till all hours, music competition between you and yur 300 close neighbors, and the occasional over dose flopping around on the playa like a fish out of water. Its all a far cry from the first visit to the playa by some 200 party goers.
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 27, 2014 - 08:58am PT
Personally, the Playa ecosystem/Burner environmental impacts argument is a bit too hypocritical a point for me to make in a locale that celebrates old gas guzzling cars and fat dudes eating ribs on a hog on their way to the air show in a State whose major economy besides gambling and gaudy entertainment is exploiting mineral wealth. It's a fun argument to make though, much like poking at Christians because by the standards of their own required reading they are hypocritical a holes.
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Aug 27, 2014 - 09:01am PT
Again, my main point is mostly to poke fun at the hypocrisy and ignorance of the BM folks that claim there is zero impact after their event and zero trace. False. Especially when they are driving on wet playa...the visual impact from that is not quickly repaired. But hell, it's all just desert out in Nevadastan....

Plus those 70,000 people out there, they're all REAL free thinkers...yep, definitely not the latest wave in bro'd out festivals. Definitely not one of the groups out there that tries way too hard while being "counter-culture." Much of their mentality seems to have not outgrown adolescence
Jebus H Bomz

climber
Peavine Basecamp
Aug 27, 2014 - 09:07am PT
I get it. Hypocrisy is fun to point out for sure. I just don't think it's a winner of an argument, more an exercise in selecting standards. But I really don't know what burners claim their impact is or care. My only beef is with anybody who has pretensions it's really anything more than partying. And that is more like a little beef nugglet of contention. Party on burners, I'm sure NV will continue to begrudgingly take your duckets.
drljefe

climber
El Presidio San Augustin del Tucson
Aug 27, 2014 - 09:10am PT
Man, I can get grumpy, curmudgeonly, and cynical...but jeez la f*#king weez.
W.L.

climber
Edge of the Electric Ocean Beneath Red Rock
Aug 27, 2014 - 09:12am PT
jefe, if you had to put up with these people for years...it is very easy to get crusty about. Notice that most of us who are particularly crusty have lived along the path from the Bay to Burning Man.
prrrdylady

climber
Aug 27, 2014 - 09:15am PT
Why can't you guys just argue about sport "climbing" and republicans like a normal person?

Leave these people with judgment so poor, the likes of it has never been witnessed by man nor beast, alone.
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