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Tales of the San Francisco Cacophony Society

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This book will prove to be a template for pranksters, artists, adventurers and anyone interested in rampant creativity, for years to come. Tales Of The San Francisco Cacophony Society is a retelling in period images and words of the history of the most influential underground cabal that you have never heard of. Rising from the ashes of the mysterious and legendary Suicide ...more
Hardcover, 293 pages
Published May 15th 2013 by Last Gasp (first published November 1st 2012)
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Amar Pai
Apr 15, 2013 rated it liked it


A 12-step Program for Aspiring Cacophonists - Stuart Mangrum

1. Make the city your playground
2. Take a Zone Trip
3. Cultivate odd friends
4. Cacophonize your closet
5. Make something
6. Burn something
7. Read more, watch less
8. Become a niche expert
9. Make a spectacle of yourself
10. Pull an epic prank
11. Expand your comfort zone
12. Leave the world a weirder place
Robert
May 10, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: owned
Full disclosure - I was a very small part of some of the events mentioned in this book, and am a contributor, so I'm obviously a bit biased...

... that said, this tome fills in some of the cultural cracks that have appeared over the last 20 years or so - Cacophony turns out to be the secret glue between Burning Man, FIGHT CLUB, flash mobs, media pranks, EXTREME sports, and probably many, many more cultural niches. Until now, Cacophony has been an open secret; not completely unknown, but a part of
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Bruce
Aug 21, 2013 rated it it was amazing
Founders of burning man with all their other crazy pranks/ stunts etc. -- like dressing up like salmon and running the opposite direction of all the joggers in a big race!
Inspirational!
Fresno Bob
Jun 09, 2014 rated it liked it
Not as interesting as I was expecting, more on events and groups outside of SF than within, Car Hunt and BLF stuff were the highlights, and Chicken John was a little bitch in Detroit
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