September 2, 2023
This just in from New Mexico. . .
I just got word from Buckeye Blake that they burned Old Man Gloom in Santa Fe last night. An estimated crowd of 50,000 showed up at Fort Marcy Park to watch the 99th burning of Zozobra. It was the artist Will Shuster who created the original 50-foot tall burning man idea in 1924. Shuster claimed that Zozobra embodies all the gloom that builds up every year from all our ill will, bad habits and misdeeds and we need to burn them off and cleanse ourselves. So be it.
I'd like to propose the burning of Old Man Historic Ignorance, perhaps starting with this subject.
John Gilchriese vs. Odie Faulk
And, here's another similar squabble