Ok, this year's Burning Man is going to be great. First of all, there's going to be that 40-foot tall pink flamingo. Now I'm hearing that a 20-foot long, LED-lit mutant vehicle --based on Chris Torres' popular 2011 meme Nyan Cat-- will be roving around the desert. It's a project of the Astro Cats camp who plan to serve up "toaster pastries" (I guess they can't say "Pop-Tarts") and pump out "Nyan-Cat inspired dance music" as they drive the giant space-cat around the event.
The name of the vehicle? Nyan Car, of course.
The Astro Cats are currently crowdfunding Nyan Car on GoFundMe. One of the pledge rewards is for a "special 'toaster pastry'" that can only be redeemed on-playa.
Even if you're not a Burner, give their pitch video a watch, it's pretty spectacular.
I have a long history with Burning Man, both on playa and off, but I did not know until last year that Burner pilots offer free scenic flights over Black Rock City during the event. The catch? Well, first you need to go to Burning Man, which means getting a ticket. Then, once you’re out […]
A few weeks ago, Burning Man founder Larry Harvey suffered a massive stroke. Today I have learned that he has passed. He was 70 years old. Marian Goodell, Burning Man’s CEO, made the announcement: Our founder, friend, and original instigator, Larry Harvey has passed away. Larry suffered a massive stroke at his home on the […]
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