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   Undertoad  Tuesday Sep 11 09:19 AM

September 11, 2007: Burning man



Well this is something you don't see all that often, and it's always striking. This 20minutos.es image is accompanied by the following Babelfish-translated text:

Quote:
A man of Rumanian nationality burns after sprinkling itself with gasoline and setting fire to bonzo before the seat of the Subdelegation of the Government in Castellon to protest by the economic situation of his family in Spain.
He set fire to bonzo!

Well one wonders what better economic situation his family will be in now. No word on the outcome of whether he lived or died.


Kumbulu  Tuesday Sep 11 09:40 AM

Dontcha just love online translators LOL.

_______________________________
RIP for all those who died 9/11/2001



Sheldonrs  Tuesday Sep 11 09:55 AM

Flamers everywhere.



barefoot serpent  Tuesday Sep 11 10:26 AM

the whole sequence of images is here.



Coign  Tuesday Sep 11 11:30 AM

I don't know who is more of an idiot, the guy who set himself on fire or the person trying to put him out with a child in hand.




lumberjim  Tuesday Sep 11 11:48 AM

the lady in the white t shirt seems very concerned that he's dropped his sandal. she's just going to fetch that for him.



monster  Tuesday Sep 11 11:54 AM

Seriously, that's awful. That he should feel so desperate as to do that to himself.

and now back to your regular programming...

...it's bad enough to do that to yourself, but to involve innocent animals is unforgiveable. As I scrolled through the images in barefoot's link, I came across three pictures with these captions. I took the liberty of translating.

Dos guardias civíles se acercan al inmigrante, todavía con llamas en su cuerpo
Two pleasant zookeepers helped the immigrant with the llamas and the carp

Un poicía y dos guardias civiles tratan de apagar las llamas
The fish and the zookeepers politely fought to appear with the llamas

Dos guardias civiles levantan al hombre, con las llamas ya apagadas
The nice keepers levitated over the homo and the llamas applauded



Sundae  Tuesday Sep 11 12:09 PM

Bravo monster, but you missed this one:

Las llasmas consumen por completo la camiseta del inmigrante.
The llamas completed consuming the foreign camel



monster  Tuesday Sep 11 12:15 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sundae Girl View Post
Bravo monster, but you missed this one:

Las llasmas consumen por completo la camiseta del inmigrante.
The llamas completed consuming the foreign camel
well, that picture gave me the hump


Spexxvet  Tuesday Sep 11 12:16 PM

A - I expected to see a celebration in the desert.

2 - How inconsiderate of the guy. We, at the Cellar, will choose our own way of cooking our IotD!

Do you think he had hair when he started?

IV - Who's horny, baby? You want my pants off that bad?"




monster  Tuesday Sep 11 12:24 PM

Liar, liar, pants on fire....



glatt  Tuesday Sep 11 12:27 PM

It's interesting how our bodies will revolt against our "higher reasoning" when we are doing stupid shit. His well laid plans for setting himself on fire were halted by his body once it felt the pain. Then all his brain was able to comprehend was "Oh, sweet Jesus, that hurts. Make it stop."

A wiser person would have predicted this and either completely doused themselves from head to toe in gasoline before lighting themselves so the job would be finished even when they had second thoughts. Or else they would have admitted the inevitability of defeat and had a fire extinguisher and some heavy blankets sitting on the curb next to them.



Flint  Tuesday Sep 11 01:33 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Undertoad View Post
He set fire to bonzo!



BigV  Tuesday Sep 11 02:07 PM

You have to admit, that guy is kinda hot!



Cicero  Tuesday Sep 11 02:18 PM

We just experienced a huge burning man here....Zozobra!!! Largest marionette according to the Guiness Book.

http://video.google.com/videosearch?q=zozobra

I didn't go myself- after looking at video I wish I had.



smurfalicious  Tuesday Sep 11 02:20 PM


great balls o' fire!



Flint  Tuesday Sep 11 02:32 PM

Anyone interested in attending Burning Man might want to try a Rainbow Gathering.



cutephase  Tuesday Sep 11 04:21 PM

video of the burning romanian

i thought this all looked familiar:

VIDEO OF BURNING ROMANIAN



cutephase  Tuesday Sep 11 04:37 PM

looks like he lived - ouchies

VIDEO HERE



Gravdigr  Tuesday Sep 11 04:55 PM

(sniff sniff) I smell bacon...



BigV  Tuesday Sep 11 05:01 PM

Bacon? From long pig?



Flint  Tuesday Sep 11 05:03 PM

Four legs good, two legs better!



monster  Tuesday Sep 11 05:12 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Gravdigr View Post
(sniff sniff) I smell bacon...
but it tastes like chicken.


Cloud  Tuesday Sep 11 05:54 PM

I wish you had put a warning on this pic. I thought it was about Burning Man (the event). As a burn victim, trust me, the last thing I want to see is people on fire.



BigV  Tuesday Sep 11 06:08 PM

Sorry Cloud.



Cloud  Tuesday Sep 11 06:23 PM

ah well, no biggie really. I wish life came with a warning label.



morie  Tuesday Sep 11 11:38 PM

i dont get it: if he set himself on fire, why is he trying to extinguish it?

either his economic situation cant be that bad because he didnt care to finish the job, or he's doing a stunt for Jackass. can I get the burning t-shirt off in time?

and look how inconsiderate he is: shouldn't he at least have carried a sign saying "Kids, don't try this at home (unless you're a dumbass like me)" ?

sorry about the burns Cloud. i generally don't like to see people on fire but for people dumb enough to deliberately set themselves on fire, hey why not?



chrisinhouston  Thursday Sep 13 08:32 AM

Well, I guess he never learned "STOP, DROP, ROLL!"



Cloud  Thursday Sep 13 09:47 AM

. . . but make sure your children do, please.



Spexxvet  Thursday Sep 13 10:09 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Cloud View Post
. . . but make sure your children do, please.
Yes - think of the children!


TheMercenary  Thursday Sep 13 02:31 PM

At least the dude with the kid didn't try to use the kid to put out the man, that might have been ugly.



DanaC  Thursday Sep 13 02:54 PM

Quote:
either his economic situation cant be that bad because he didnt care to finish the job, or he's doing a stunt for Jackass. can I get the burning t-shirt off in time?
Or alternatively, he staged his protest in a state of desperation and it hurt a damn sight more than he could actually cope with. I would imagine unless you have subjected yourself to strenuous mental control exercises, natural survival instinct would take over.


HungLikeJesus  Thursday Sep 13 03:19 PM

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheMercenary View Post
At least the dude with the kid didn't try to use the kid to put out the man, that might have been ugly.
Daddy, daddy, I've really got to pee.

Oh, look, there's a man on fire.


DanaC  Thursday Sep 13 06:56 PM

lol that's cold, man.



TheMercenary  Saturday Sep 15 12:43 AM


Great place to visit.



Flint  Saturday Sep 15 02:49 AM

I there any participation in the actual symbolic significance of the wicker man ritual?



JuancoRocks  Saturday Sep 15 03:37 AM

Burning man

Burning Mangina?



TheMercenary  Friday Sep 21 10:43 AM

Quote:
Originally Posted by Flint View Post
I there any participation in the actual symbolic significance of the wicker man ritual?
I don't know.

For those of you who don't know about Burning Man:

http://www.burningman.com/


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