Thursday, August 30, 2007

'The Man Is Burnt'

The news from the playa is sad. Someone burned burning man before burning man was supposed to be burned. That burns.

But the reactions are pretty amusing:

"I am disturbed that the Man is burnt. As I looked at it, I was going, 'This can't be happening,' " said Bob Harms of South Lake Tahoe, a seven-time burner.

"Some people were chanting, 'Let him burn, let him burn!' and some were chanting, 'Save the Man, save the Man!' " said Kyle Marx of Eugene, Ore.

"Someone went to a great extent to interfere with everyone else's burn. I think, frankly, an attention whore has made a plea for attention," said a Burning Man volunteer who goes by the name Ranger Sasquatch. "In three days, we will have this rebuilt."
Like the temple? Wait, is this a Jesus thing? Crap, didn't Nostradamus say the end times would start with a dude from the desert? Is the burning man the second coming? Whoa, trippy.

Seriously, though - this year's theme is "The Green Man," so let's make sure we use more wood to rebuild and reburn the green burning man. An act which is not green.

As if trucking out to a desert was a green endeavor to start.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dude, frickin' amen to that. The amount of gasoline burned on that event every year is absurd. Gas to get there, gas to run all your silly generators to burn all of your silly lightbulbs strapped to the faux double-tusked mammoth made out of balsa wood and and leftover courdoroy that you used to recover your couch. , gas to light the damn thing on fire at the end along with "The Man", and then gas to come home.

How 'bout this -- stay at home, don't spread herpes for the weekend, send a check to the Sierra Club, and shut the F up.

I hate burning man.