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Burning Man Defies Katrina? (Mark Morford Alert!)
SF Gate ^ | September 7, 2005 | Mark Morford

Posted on 09/07/2005 6:17:35 AM PDT by Loyalist

Sometimes there is just no way to know. Sometimes you are just handed a slab of raw perspective, a shocking dose of irony, and you have to do with it what you can.

Some readers wrote me e-mails when I was out scorching my nether parts in the remote Nevada desert at Burning Man 2005, half naked and beglittered and intensely hung over and posting daily blog entries that read more like postcards from my moaning id than rational semicoherent slivers of BM reality.

(Excerpt) Read more at sfgate.com ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: beglittered; burningman; degenerate; freak; gaymardigras; glitteredrumpranger; katrina; markmorford; morford; morfordite; nomorekeywordfun; pervert
Even in the face of disaster, Mark Morford never changes.
1 posted on 09/07/2005 6:17:36 AM PDT by Loyalist
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To: Loyalist
...half naked and beglittered ...

Oh, for crying out loud.
No blinking BARF ALERT for this?

I just ate breakfast!

2 posted on 09/07/2005 6:20:22 AM PDT by Malacoda (*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~* ! *~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*~*)
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To: Loyalist

How old is this infant?


3 posted on 09/07/2005 6:21:20 AM PDT by dighton
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To: dighton

Actually "burning Man" is an interesting experience. :-)

(or at least it used to be) Much more commercialized now


4 posted on 09/07/2005 6:25:25 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: Loyalist

Oh Lord, it's that Morford chick again.

}:-)4


5 posted on 09/07/2005 6:27:18 AM PDT by Moose4 (Richmond, Virginia, where our motto is "Will Riot For Cheap Laptops")
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To: Loyalist
I don't think I wanna know what he means by "BM reality" :shudder.

-Eric

6 posted on 09/07/2005 6:30:02 AM PDT by E Rocc (Anyone who thinks Bush-bashing is banned from FR has never read a Middle East thread.)
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To: Loyalist

Fortunately homosexuals cannot reproduce.


7 posted on 09/07/2005 6:31:58 AM PDT by hang 'em (Half the human race is either crazy or stupid.)
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To: Loyalist
BM

No more need be said.

8 posted on 09/07/2005 6:33:03 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Loyalist

9 posted on 09/07/2005 6:33:54 AM PDT by johnb838 (Pray for New Orleans.)
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To: freedomson

BM = Burning Man.

This is not about the gay lifestyle ok?


10 posted on 09/07/2005 6:34:54 AM PDT by RadioAstronomer (Senior member of Darwin Central)
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To: Loyalist
*sigh*

It must be Morford's time of the month again.
11 posted on 09/07/2005 6:35:58 AM PDT by reagan_fanatic (Proud member of the 21st century Christian Crusaders)
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To: Loyalist
"...when the worst natural disaster in recent U.S. history just hammered Louisiana like a Republican hammers welfare?"

If only the Republicans actually were what their enemies fear they are, we might get somewhere. ;)

12 posted on 09/07/2005 6:39:38 AM PDT by Mr. Jeeves ("Violence never settles anything." Genghis Khan, 1162-1227)
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To: RadioAstronomer
Again,

BM

It's all you need to know.

13 posted on 09/07/2005 6:43:56 AM PDT by freedomson (Tagline comment removed by moderator)
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To: Loyalist
And of course my reply is, well, hell yes, of course Burning Man is utterly gratuitous, and excessive, and more than a little ridiculous, especially in the wake of Katrina -- just as, say, NFL football has become suddenly pointless, and also the auto industry, and celebrity, and organic dog food and ornithology and Destiny's Child or the fact that the ultraviolent cheese of "Transporter II" took in $20 mil over this past tragedy-thick weekend, enough to repair at least a few schools and roadways in Biloxi. You have a point?

The section in bold is a great demonstration of this person's utter lack of any grasp of how the economy works. How the world works for that matter.

Comparing a large section of this nation's economy to Destiny's Child makes total sense. I shall inform the autoworkers of their value. /s

14 posted on 09/07/2005 6:48:39 AM PDT by FarmerW
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To: Loyalist
intensely hung over and posting daily blog entries that read more like postcards from my moaning id than rational semicoherent slivers of BM reality...

So it was just like any other day in your life...

15 posted on 09/07/2005 7:09:42 AM PDT by wizardoz
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To: FarmerW
And of course my reply is, well, hell yes, of course Burning Man is utterly gratuitous, and excessive, and more than a little ridiculous, especially in the wake of Katrina -- just as, say, NFL football has become suddenly pointless, and also the auto industry, and celebrity, and organic dog food and ornithology and Destiny's Child or the fact that the ultraviolent cheese of "Transporter II" took in $20 mil over this past tragedy-thick weekend, enough to repair at least a few schools and roadways in Biloxi. You have a point?

FarmerW.

The section in bold is a great demonstration of this person's utter lack of any grasp of how the economy works. How the world works for that matter.

Comparing a large section of this nation's economy to Destiny's Child makes total sense. I shall inform the autoworkers of their value. /s


Apparent asinine association probably passes as Olds Media intellectualism/poetry. Your post teased me into skimming more of Mark's prose to discover even more usenet-alt-group-worthy phrases and "logic":

And holy Christ on a glow stick,

And what's more, we do it all when there is absolutely zero shortage of earthbound terrors right at our front door

Reading Mark's prose/poetry kills brain cells. Thank G-d for New Media.
16 posted on 09/07/2005 7:16:26 AM PDT by Milhous
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To: Milhous

He's jumped the shark and become an unwitting self-parody.


17 posted on 09/07/2005 7:29:57 AM PDT by George Smiley (This tagline deliberately targeted journalists.)
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To: Malacoda
No blinking BARF ALERT for this?

Morford - from the Anglo-Saxon "Mo" meaning attention or warning and "Rford" originally "rrrfoooordg" from the result of drinking too much cheap mead.

"Morford" signs can still be seen at the entrances of some British alehouses warning patrons that the floor might be slippery.

18 posted on 09/07/2005 7:58:01 AM PDT by KarlInOhio (We need a strict constructionist - not someone who plays shadow puppet theatre with the Constitution)
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To: Loyalist

19 posted on 09/07/2005 9:02:33 AM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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To: RightWingAtheist
When your run their ad against a spell checker it reads ABSOLUTE LAMER.
20 posted on 09/07/2005 9:24:37 AM PDT by Milhous
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To: Loyalist
Fellow Freepers:

At the suggestion of writer Michelle Malkin last Friday, I have cobbled together a blogsite called Texas Clearinghouse for Katrina Aid to serve as a clearinghouse for refugee efforts in Texas.

Texas is getting more refugees than any other state -- that's fine, we'll take them all -- but we need help providing them with food, clothing, and shelter.

If you are a refugee, you can information that will help you find relief. If you want to donate or volunteer, you can find someone who needs you.

Right now the site mostly covers Houston, Dallas, and San Antonio but I will add various churches, schools, and other charities in Ft. Worth and Lubbock tonight. My wife spent yesterday at Reunion Arena in Dallas handing out care packages and otherwise ministering to the refugees as a representative of her employer.

There are a lot of churches and other organizations in Texas that need help in dealing with the problem and I would greatly appreciate it if you would get the word out.

Many thanks,

Michael McCullough

Stingray blogsite

21 posted on 09/07/2005 11:47:04 AM PDT by DallasMike
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To: Milhous

Either one is appropriate when discussing Morford :)


22 posted on 09/07/2005 2:34:27 PM PDT by RightWingAtheist (Creationism is not conservative!)
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