Culture: Celebration: Festival
They've destroyed the Burning Man   (+1, -3)  [vote for, against]
"Stop whining, they were going to burn it down anyway"

For the next Burning Man event amass a black-clad paramilitary team that rumbles out of the desert in black Hummers and armored transports. Set up camp and start building the Anti-Burning Man within sight of the Burning Man location. As the Anti-Burning Man is being constructed, your evil minions use water cannons to keep away revellers curious about the imposing dark figure rising up from the desert floor. At the moment the real Burning Man is complete and ready to be torched, activate the Anti-Burning Man. Motors and gears clank and groan as the evil statue transforms into a giant rocket launching platform. Launch a volley of missiles at the Burning Man and turn it into Millions of Flaming Pieces Falling from the Sky Man, as the horrified pagan partiers run for their lives.
-- wombat, Nov 24 2003

[po, Oct 17 2004]

Um, yes, but why?
-- DrCurry, Nov 24 2003

The burning question. If there is a reason for Burning Man, is there a reason for Anti-Burning Man?
-- wombat, Nov 24 2003

not ass burning man then?
-- po, Nov 24 2003

Ithink somebody's annoyed.
-- Eugene, Nov 24 2003

[Mr Burns] you should post Ant Burning Man under culture: superhero.
-- wombat, Nov 24 2003

This is awesome. It will make its own, anti-social point as a counterpart to the point of the burning man in the first place. It WILL be funny too. Especially if they pagans run naked into some town chased by the rocket launching man.
-- Madcat, Nov 24 2003

[Madcat] The image of them fleeing in burning art cars is priceless.
-- wombat, Nov 24 2003

They won't flee. They won't even care. They'd have to be sober enough to understand what was happening before you'd get a flight reaction out of them. Mostly they'd just keep spinning and say something like "wow, man that was cool."
-- oxen crossing, Nov 25 2003

Bah, why not use those water cannons to keep the unburned burning man well soaked
-- Rcomian, Nov 25 2003

I think that I must've missed out on something important somehow. Burning Man? Who he?
-- DrBob, Nov 25 2003

Some sort of US Trustafarian right of passage type festival whereby a large number of moneyed idiots fanny around in camper vans in the desert, getting mohawks and henna tattoos and battering on endlessly about having a "spiritual experience" when they'd be more likely to have a spiritual experience sniffing glue out of a brown paper bag in a multi-storey car park.
-- calum, Nov 25 2003

This actually happened one year when a stray bottle rocket ignited the fireworks packed inside the man prematurely. What you describe sounds just like one of the cool stunts the event organizers have been staging for years to start the fire burning. In 1995, the Burning Man was torched from a jet car drive-by with a flame thrower.

If you actually built the elaborate contraption and succesfully staged the grandious stunt you envision, you would be applauded by the citizens of Black Rock City. As an idea, it is just another overambitious fantasy project dreamed up by someone who has never attempted to realize a large-scale art installation in the desert.
-- Cube, Feb 03 2006

Well, three years on, I should think [wombat] really feels your disdain.
-- david_scothern, Feb 03 2006

The Burning Man should be paired with a Frozen Man, a balloon sculpture the same size and shape as the Burning Man that is dropped from an overflying cargo aircraft at a critical moment. The balloons are filled with liquid nitrogen.
-- sninctown, Dec 06 2013

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