September 16, 2015

"So you're burning 'The Man' ? "

Burning Man sues Quiznos over YouTube parody of the desert festival

It is called 'Out of the maze and into the playa' - another term for the desert basin where the festival takes place.

At the start of the clip, a man informs a group of young people who have just arrived at the festival: 'The world outside is hanging on by a very thin, non-GMO, cruelty-free, organic hemp thread.

'Beyond this tent flap lies the beginning of your new lives as Burners [the nickname for festival goers].'

At one point, the man asks one of the new 'Burners', called Thomas, what he knows about the festival.

Thomas says: 'I know you have to trade a back rub to be gifted a Quiznos sub.

While the group is walking around the playa, one member says: 'I just saw a Google exec fire-jousting with P. Diddy!'

Then Thomas says of the festival: 'They lied to us. They said it's an anti-establishment society based on radical self-expression. 'It's become a place for rich people to check off their bucket list.'

Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 16, 2015 9:06 AM
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"More Ironic Than Thou" - but for how long, O Lord?

Posted by: Rob De Witt at September 16, 2015 11:03 AM

Well, I sure don't have a dog in this stinkin' fight. Quiznos? WTF is a Quiznos?

Posted by: BillH at September 16, 2015 1:22 PM

Subway + Toasted Bread = Quiznos

Posted by: DrTedNelson at September 16, 2015 1:34 PM

Quiznos is the farthest thing from Subway, they put meat in their sammies.

Posted by: ck at September 16, 2015 3:31 PM

Bill: not knowing what Quiznos is speaks well of you.
Rob: yes irony but consistent. all the whining socialists, lefties, commies and touchy-feelies find something for their moral outrage and then demand that they do something about it.

In this case they're even burning an effigy of "The Man." I bet they call the cops "pigs" too.

Posted by: chasmatic at September 16, 2015 10:01 PM

The 'Burning Man'. Burn "the man".

Yea... I get it now.

Reminds me of the 1973 Movie called 'The Wicker Man' (At the end, they burn the 'wicker man' with a man to be burned alive within, the purpose of which to being a good harvest). I wonder if there is a connection.

Well... looks like they may get their wish on a variety of fronts: The Iranian Deal, Economic Collapse, Deconstruction of the Family, Dismantlement of the Military,... Pick one as each of them are fatal if taken to its extreme.

They may be able to 'burn the man' (Society that raised these jerks), but not... The Man.

(I just hope He is gentle, even then)
www . youtube . com/watch?v=k9IfHDi-2EA

Posted by: cond0011 at September 17, 2015 11:40 AM

"They may be able to 'burn the man' (Society that raised these jerks),..."

Adds another dimension to "Honor your father and mother."

Posted by: cond0011 at September 17, 2015 11:54 PM

This will be remembered as the point where Burning Man went corporate.

I never made it there. Now I dont need to bother.

Posted by: foodog at September 18, 2015 9:26 PM