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Rockefeller Rocked By Nose Bombs

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A new video from Tex Allen and Mark Day. These clowns took 5000 Noses to NBC’s Red Nose Day 2015 and gave them away for free over a 48 hour period.

Tex says: “in the name of oldskool cacophony, we managed to get escorted out of their Rockefeller Center Store AND the Today Show external set…but not before making sure their opening shots on TV were covered in Burner love :)”

Tex Allen says this type of love bombing is the duty of members of his #onejoy love cult:

Good morning America!

With great humility and honor and JOY!, may I present Project #LoveBomb NYC?

Wherein myself, Mark Day and Andy Devlin (with help via Stefanie Clouse) and the extended-family love and support of Judy Preston Hirsch and Steve Hirsch dropped 5000 WhyTheNose? Noses on New York City during NBC’s Red Nose Day…

This is also a #lovegift to the single source of my unending devotion, the #lovesource that I wake up to daily and the reason I’ve learned to open my heart to the magical NOW, Ms. Cat DuBois heart emoticon

PS: I strongly suggest that you put on some headphones and/or turn this up for maximum butt-shakin’ YEAH!

PLEASE SHARE THIS TO THE WORLD!
…it’s your duty as a #onejoy cult member

Where is the love? Right here, it seems.

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Why The Nose is going to be on the Playa in full strength this year, handing out clown noses to go with the Carnival theme. They really help when it’s Portapotty time!

 

Mike Judge on Burning Man, Tech Culture

This segment from CNN Money is worth the 3 minutes or so of your time.

Mike Judge created the satirical show Silicon Valley, as well as Beavis and Butthead and Idiocracy. He says that people in Silicon Valley don’t quite know how to enjoy themselves…hmmmm. He hadn’t been to Burning Man when he launched his new show. Billionaire Burner Elon Musk invited him, saying at the after party “it’s like the best party in LA times a thousand”:

"How Much is Elon Musk Like Iron Man?", asked Modern Luxury

“How Much is Elon Like Iron Man?” (Modern Luxury)

“I really feel like Mike Judge has never been to Burning Man, which is Silicon Valley. If you haven’t been, you just don’t get it. You could take the craziest L.A. party and multiply it by a thousand, and it doesn’t even get fucking close to what’s in Silicon Valley. The show didn’t have any of that.”

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Larry Harvey shared his opinion with Techcrunch:

“You can make a lot of money and do good with it. Elon Musk has made a lot of money.”

Later episodes in Silicon Valley’s first season showed a Burning Man poster in the coder house where the main characters live and work.

Anybody know if Mike Judge made it out to Burning Man in 2014?

Blazed and Confused: the Simpsons Aftermath

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The Simpsons broke burningman.com, just from its East Coast showing. It’s been down for at least 3 hours now: kind of surprising that BMOrg didn’t have someone working Sunday night in anticipation that something like this might happen.

The Simpsons has been rating very well this season, their recent Family Guy crossover was the #1 non-sports program on TV with 4.5% of households watching it.

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The event is presented as a viable alternative for family camping on Labor Day weekend, and relatively easy to get to. $200 is mentioned as a ticket price for next year.

I think it’s fair to expect a massive increase in ticket demand for 2015, and a massive increase in the number of safari tourists who want to take selfies at Burning Man and cross it off their bucket list. “Oh you went to that thing on the Simpsons?”

I predict a ticket price increase, perhaps to $500 or more. The vehicle tax will stay, and may also be increased.

I don’t think it’s realistic to expect that the 40%+ Virgins who will be encouraged by this mainstream advertising will all learn our values and read the 20-page Survival Guide before they show up. It’s time to consider some changes to the event, such as more recycling stations and paid clean-up crews. Otherwise, the DPW Restoration volunteer team are just going to get saddled with the MOOP, like they were this year from Caravancicle/Lost Hotel, Gypsy Flower Power, and other camps.

Another consideration would be selling blinky lights at Center Camp. This is a safety issue. Let’s forget about this “all commerce is banned” charade, there were 45 licensed vendors this year. Everything from gasoline to energy drinks is for sale – not to mention AirBnB rooms and merchandise. Let’s banish darkwads, if we can.

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We’ve heard a rumor – currently unconfirmed – that next year’s theme will be Circus-related. The last rumor we heard was that 2013 would be aliens, we were asked not to repeat that and we respected our source’s request. It turned out to be true when the Cargo Cult Man base was a giant UFO.

Circus seems appropriate, because Burning Man will now be full of ASSclowns, party animals, and frat boy monkeys.

Without giving away too many spoilers, those who feel that there’s more to Burning Man than drugs and nudity will be disappointed with the way Burning Man Blazing Guy was portrayed in the episode. Conservative Marge is initially hesitant about the free-spirited event, until she is unwittingly dosed with magic tea and starts tripping balls – then she loves it all. The aging baby boomers who fondly remember dropping acid in the Sixties will probably be driven to make Burning Man their next family camping destination. It’s surprising to see The Simpsons glorifying drug use in this way; it will only serve to reinforce the negative associations with Burning Man held by many in Defaultia. Disappointingly, there was nothing about any of the Principles. There were no sound camps, and absolutely no untz untz (EDM).

Pranking, shooting guns, tents flying away, dust storms, art cars, funky bicycles, costumes, giant sculptures, a long road trip through the desert to get there, drum circles, even fake Facebook accounts are all referenced.

I found the episode amusing, but not as funny as the earlier Malcolm in the Middle and South Park ones. I give it a 7/10, or three and a half stars.

Good luck getting tickets next year, Burners. I expect a brisk trade for the Commodification Camps and Donation tickets.

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