Does breaking your fingernail attaching LED lights to your bike count as radical self-reliance?
Why is it called Electronic Dance Music when no one can dance to it and it’s not really music? (I suspect the answer lies in the phrase “white people.")
Does radical inclusion mean ordering someone to drop to the ground to do a snow angel in the dust and then ring a bell and shout/say/whisper in abject mortification, “I’m a virgin.”?
Can you really burn 5000 calories an hour sitting in the passenger seat of an RV, cowering in terror and bathed in sweat because you’re sure you’re going to be sideswiped by or tip over onto every approaching vehicle? (And approach they do, since you’re driving 40 MPH.)
Is setting up a Burning Man campsite 10 times or 20 times more stressful on a relationship than renovating a house?
How do you and your spouse erect a shade structure using two entirely different principles of geometry?
What possible response is there to the following statement: “Everybody dies, you know.”?
Would your 7-year-old child have participated in the naked parade of bicyclists? Would you have let him wear underwear, as these parents did?
Why are there so many Kappa Alpha bros here?
Are all of these once-a-year iconoclasts hedge fund managers, or only half of them?
Last and important, I think: Is radical self-expression valuable if what you’re expressing is wholly uninteresting? For example, is expressing nakedness—physical or emotional—of use to others if what’s under there is simply the ordinary stuff you’d expect to see? Of course the answer is that there is merit in simple self-expression without regard to communal value. So I guess—Long Live Burning Man. Or maybe You Go, Burning Man. Or yeah, something like that.