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Re: Burning Man

Postby tronagirl » Sun Sep 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Temple of Whollyness Burningman 2013
Nice to visit, but I wouldn't want to stay for more than a few hours...
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Re: Burning Man

Postby MojaveMike » Sat Aug 22, 2015 12:44 pm

Burning Man’s makeshift city has a big bug problem: ‘They’re everywhere’
I'm not sure if these are the same bugs people are complaining about in Trona and Ridgecrest, but whatever they are they may potentially interfere with the festivities scheduled to take place in the Black Rock Desert up by Reno beginning around the end of this month.
Burning Man doesn't begin for at least a week, but already Nevada's desert city has its share of happy campers — an infestation of bugs. Swarms of tiny, stinky bugs are hassling construction crews at Black Rock City, taking over what will be the event’s commissary tent and depot. State entomologist Jeff Knight believes Burning Man’s towering lights are to blame for attracting what appears to be large populations of false blister beetles, false chinch bugs and stink bugs.

LINK: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/burning-man-big-bug-problem-article-1.2332076
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Re: Burning Man

Postby James Sel » Sat Aug 22, 2015 2:10 pm

Last year rain this year bugs. Gotta love mother nature
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Re: Burning Man

Postby BoraxBill » Sun Aug 23, 2015 6:32 am

What is Burning Man? :shrug:
Basically it's like a Boy Scout Jamboree only instead of pushing quasi-military values, it's more of an counter-cultural artsy-fartsy affair.
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Re: Burning Man

Postby CrustyOldFart » Tue Aug 25, 2015 6:37 am

BoraxBill: That's about the way I look at it too except most of the people going there are affluent hipster types. Very few tents and a bunch of RVs instead. You know, the kind of people who got plenty of money and leisure time, but want to associate with the artsy-fartsy crowd.
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Re: Burning Man

Postby CactusHugger » Thu Aug 27, 2015 7:28 pm

Is Burning Man Being Taken Over By Police?
Looks like the cops are out to make some money by giving out as many tickets as possible.
Burning Man may be taken over by police this year as Nevada Sheriff Jerry Allen promised a crackdown on nonviolent “crime” at the music and arts festival next week. Allen is partnering with festival organizers to patrol the event and said that officers are determined to write as many tickets and make as many arrests as they possibly can. Is the Nevada Sheriff’s Department turning Burning Man into a police state?

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Re: Burning Man

Postby sandman » Sun Aug 30, 2015 6:34 am

Burning Man is incredibly dusty and windy
In case you don't already know:
Burning Man is a week-long annual event that began in San Francisco's Baker Beach in 1986 and migrated to the Black Rock Desert in northern Nevada, in the United States.

WHEN:Aug 30 - Sep 7, 2015
WHERE: Black Rock Desert
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Re: Burning Man

Postby mrgreen » Wed Sep 02, 2015 7:36 pm

FBI investigates Burning Man festival
Actually it's less of an investigation and more of a training situation, but...
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Re: Burning Man

Postby tronagirl » Mon Sep 07, 2015 11:20 am

Burning Man: A reporter's final thoughts
It's all over until next year. I can't make up my mind whether the positives outweigh the negatives or vice versa.
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Re: Burning Man

Postby mrfish » Mon Sep 14, 2015 4:55 pm

Burn Trials- Out of the Maze and onto the Playa
Apparently Burning Man is threatening a lawsuit against Quiznos for this rather funny parody.
But the latest move by Burning Man is really crazy. Just as this year's festival was ending last week, the sandwich chain Quizno's (long known for their amusing internet-ready commercials), released a pretty funny commercial mocking the commercialization of Burning Man in a way that pokes almost as much fun at Quizno's itself as it does at Burning Man. It does, certainly, mock the event for becoming pretty commercialized and "a place for rich people to check off their bucket list."

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