September 7, 2015

Man. Burns. Again. Again. Again.

Photos From Burning Man 2015
Every year, participants in the Burning Man Festival descend on the playa of Nevada's Black Rock Desert to form a temporary city—a self-reliant community populated by performers, artists, free spirits, and more. An estimated 70,000 people came to Burning Man 2015 "Carnival of Mirrors" from all over the world to dance, express themselves, and take in the spectacle.

During the time in the late 60s and early 70s when we invented this kind of thing, we at least had the good sense to do Woodstock only three or four times. These poor Shmoos are condemned to this sandbox year in and year out until the Burning Man burns in his walker.


Posted by gerardvanderleun at September 7, 2015 10:15 PM
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That was the genius of Al Capp creating the Shmoo and oh could we use them today.

Posted by: puyalluppete at September 8, 2015 8:18 AM


Imagine what Al Capp would have made of Susan Sarandon creating a "ceremony" for the ashes of Timothy Leary, in a desperate bid for relevance.

Posted by: Rob De Witt at September 8, 2015 8:24 AM

Is this still The Age of Aquarius? The music is wearing thin.
Walkers, oxygen, tie-died tee shirts, far out.

Wasting all that energy. The fuel from those fires could keep a family warm all winter.
The fuel from all those SUVs could do the same.

Posted by: chasmatic at September 8, 2015 11:27 AM

As an aggregate, I detest these people. Their phony paganism is becoming even less fun. Why, to my terrible disappointment, there was not one single, solitary pretty nekkid female picture, not even slathered in mud.

These pseudo-hedonists are actually finding a way to make "Burning Man" a stuffy affair.

I think the venue is still small enough that a single MOAB would wipe it out.

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at September 9, 2015 1:59 PM

Actually, Burning Man in toto is too big for one MOAB.

But if you hit dead center with one of those, you'd put the place out of commission, and get rid of much of Silicon Valley's aristocracy.

So, it's worth considering. Anyone got a C-130 handy?

Posted by: Don Rodrigo at September 9, 2015 2:11 PM