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by makoona
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:34 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Playa lung and who got sick after BM?
Replies: 97
Views: 35054

I will hitherto wear a respirator!!

I camped with my brother in a 10" travel trailer. He brought along a cold he got from his 6 y/o . I of course got it, I also, for the first time didn't wear any dust mask / hanky at all, all week long. I got over the cold with chinese herbs in 5 days, but i am still snotting out gobs of gunk an...
by makoona
Wed Sep 16, 2009 3:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Slide of death = burns!
Replies: 83
Views: 14185

There are things about burningman I'd like to see saved, but seem to slowly get eroded away. In a culture where we are almost grotesquely coddled by safety laws, self reliance is one of the most precious of these things, and it's what makes the event a right of passage for so many people. An opportu...
by makoona
Wed Sep 16, 2009 12:25 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burning Man - Party or Spiritual Journey?
Replies: 19
Views: 3775

Both. And a crap load more. To be honest, I've never been able to define it adequately, so I gave up seriously trying. It's one of the qualities of BM I love most. That my mind cannot grasp the entirety of what burning man is, and so my relationship with it includes elements of surrender and faith. ...
by makoona
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:59 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Ashes to Ashes, Dust to Dust
Replies: 72
Views: 18735

Hello. This is something very special. Will you be back there in 2010? I would like to visit.
by makoona
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:43 am
Forum: 2009 Art & Performance
Topic: Did you take a picture of our ferris wheel mutant vehicle?
Replies: 6
Views: 2480

This was one of the most amazing constructions I've ever seen on playa. Duane's World? Didn't this come all the way from Vermont? HFS! We found it just after a keyway in the axle went. I sure hope you make it out next year!!!! Do you need volunteers on your crew? I'll give you my pics as soon as I g...
by makoona
Mon Sep 14, 2009 10:05 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Slide of death = burns!
Replies: 83
Views: 14185

I heard that 14 people visited the med tent in one day following a ride on the slide, early in the week. 14 one day, I'm sure numbers went up as population and general absurdity rose. My favorite part of the Slide was the speed rail mounted at the top at mid thigh height. Amazingly nobody flipped ov...
by makoona
Sat Sep 12, 2009 4:05 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Police Can Have BRC
Replies: 195
Views: 38406

maybe we could start a program to decorate their vehicles... my biggest gripe is how ugly all those cruising suvs are, and there were a lot of them. yuk.
by makoona
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:49 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Burningmanish?!? WTF!
Replies: 41
Views: 4382

anyone see a billionaire out there? make for good people watching. I watched an assemblage of them walk into starfuckers. fascinating.
by makoona
Sat Sep 12, 2009 9:21 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: The Police Can Have BRC
Replies: 195
Views: 38406

You keep mentioning music, are you a live musician? Personally, I don't think any live musician should be issued any citation whatsoever. There are so few of you, you're a rare and valued resource. I wonder if the profiling code could be modified to select out live musicians. I saw more leo vehicles...
by makoona
Wed Aug 05, 2009 5:58 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: the Black Sabkha 2009
Replies: 237
Views: 61513

yummy! Hey, where's the Black Sabkha and it's starr dome going to be, I need to know where to put the projector! ;-)

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by makoona
Wed Feb 04, 2009 11:40 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Loose Dust Trends
Replies: 37
Views: 4674

I think BM moves the site between two locations, and they move it every two years, so they are only using two locations, not a different location every year. I think this process is explained on bm.com somewhere. My personal, unscientific opinion is that the event adds to the dune formation. Even wh...
by makoona
Tue Jan 13, 2009 4:26 pm
Forum: 2009 Theme Camps
Topic: the Black Sabkha 2009
Replies: 237
Views: 61513

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ok, keeping an eye on it
by makoona
Wed Sep 17, 2008 10:04 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Stupid Question RE: Hushville
Replies: 5
Views: 1024

Hushville: No generators, no amplified sound, leave no trace. I've camped there several times, great people. It's been right next to AEZ for several years, another great community. In 05 some city planner/comedian put Gigsville across from Hushville. :-) As a second year burner, I walked across the ...
by makoona
Tue Sep 16, 2008 12:47 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: A friend turned into a nightmare!
Replies: 81
Views: 13072

I love this, this is such a beautiful freuding slip. thank you. (no jest)

**burn** wrote: We says he won't will attend 2009, and I am trying to leave room for him to change his mind, but he says to slap him if he says he wants to go.

So 2009 will be my own burn. All mine.
by makoona
Mon Sep 15, 2008 11:09 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: RV's on the increase calls for some creative thinking...
Replies: 148
Views: 36559

Gotta say, rows and rows of identical giant RV's is pretty sucky, yet very apropos of the theme American Dream. As BM morphs from a small group of like minded pranksters, artsy fartsy's and cacophonists into a more mainstream microcosm of american culture, it seems to include the american nightmare ...
by makoona
Mon Sep 15, 2008 9:45 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Asshole passed out in my tent, sleeping in my bed!
Replies: 66
Views: 13364

I wonder if that's what those friendly goth people used on my right ass cheek in 07? I'm still looking for them to do my left ass cheek and finish the job.


Simon of the Playa wrote:this is why i carry a 950,000 volt Taser at all times.



i shit you not.
by makoona
Mon Aug 18, 2008 10:54 pm
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for a GAY camp to adopt me last minute...
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Hey Kitty, Thanks for the invitation. Mellow sounds nice. I've camped in Hushville before. And in hike-in camping. I'm happy reveling until near complete and total exhaustion, but appreciate a quieter comfy camp that can help restore the body. I'll send a PM. Oh, and that's me on the left as we're l...
by makoona
Sun Aug 17, 2008 5:58 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking for a GAY camp to adopt me last minute...
Replies: 4
Views: 2388

Looking for a GAY camp to adopt me last minute...

Been going to the playa since 04. This year most of my campmates and my partner are staying home. I'd really like to camp with a big or small gay group. I have: vw camper (sleeps 4), 2000 watt quiet honda generator, a/c for camper, digital projector/screen, ability to help with build/construction. S...
by makoona
Wed Jul 30, 2008 8:32 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: delivery service for Seattle area burners
Replies: 17
Views: 5067

If your name is Burngreen express, I'm just wondering what the added co2 output is to ship water from seattle to BM. Is there a way you could fill water tanks in Reno?
by makoona
Mon Jul 21, 2008 11:46 am
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: BRC Gay Pride Parade: 08/27/08 Wednesday 8am
Replies: 19
Views: 3887

How about a gay DREAM parade!

That's a parade I'd love to be in.

"pride" seems a little separatist for the playa.

Besides, gay parades have become big parties with TONS of marketing...

party good! marketing BAD!

GAY DREAM PARADE!
by makoona
Tue Feb 19, 2008 11:11 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Great Shade Structure Source!
Replies: 111
Views: 47275

[quote="phil"]"If it sounds too good ... ." I'd suggest another look at Capn Smashy's photo he posted on Wed Feb 06, 2008 4:52 am. Do you see a lot of shade under there? [/quote] We were camped next to mozy's star shade and actually, there was usually plenty of shade under there ...
by makoona
Sat Feb 16, 2008 8:53 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Great Shade Structure Source!
Replies: 111
Views: 47275

Hey! That's us. Your friendly, thirsty neighbors! (technically we were squatters, thanks again for your generosity). That mozy shade was amazing, and so sweet to look at. I'll never forget showing up one afternoon and seeing that beautiful white sculpture had sprouted up. Mozy, you thinking of bring...
by makoona
Wed Feb 06, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: 2008 Art & Performance
Topic: Forceful Random People Mixing Squad
Replies: 79
Views: 14037

Where do I volunteer to be abducted?
by makoona
Sun Oct 07, 2007 2:46 am
Forum: 2007 Art & Performance
Topic: "I'M NOT SENDING LARRY ANY MORE MONEY...
Replies: 17
Views: 6868

On several occasions I saw him driving a water truck.
by makoona
Mon Apr 30, 2007 2:40 pm
Forum: 2006 Art & Performance
Topic: Hi. I'm looking for the "script" of the signs on t
Replies: 6
Views: 4438

Hi. I'm looking for the "script" of the signs on t

I've searched hi and low and I can't find a written version of the poem told with signs on the way into Burning Man '06. I thought I'd be able to read and write it down on my way out, but by then most of the signs had been removed or taken. I'd much appreciate being shown where this might be, if som...
by makoona
Fri Apr 06, 2007 2:52 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Honda Scooter: How to deal with clutch at 5 MPH??
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

This is pretty much what it's got on it now, only the honda version, which might just be one of these with honda badging on it, it looks so similar.

http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v178/ ... utches.jpg

It's a comet torque a verter
by makoona
Fri Apr 06, 2007 9:54 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Honda Scooter: How to deal with clutch at 5 MPH??
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

I love this place! Such great ideas. It's a shaft drive, so new sprocket is out.. I like the idea of a torque converter, or converting to manual clutch..( although not sure that's possible, the clutch and variable ratio gearbox are all one unit, but i'll check) those would seem to leave the bike mos...
by makoona
Thu Apr 05, 2007 6:43 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Honda Scooter: How to deal with clutch at 5 MPH??
Replies: 7
Views: 1678

Honda Scooter: How to deal with clutch at 5 MPH??

My MV uses a 250cc Honda Scooter. Last year it was a snail pulling a small playa vessel (boat). The problem I have is that it uses a centrifugal clutch that's extreamly unhappy when asked to go slow since it has to slip the whole time. It fully engages at 11MPH, but that was often too fast. So, it w...
by makoona
Mon Apr 02, 2007 8:11 am
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Carding @ Burning Man for a New Bar in 2007
Replies: 103
Views: 26010

QUOTE: "Side A of this - Seriously, how hard is it to ask for an ID? Try it in the privacy of your own home - look into a mirror, say "Can I see your ID?" Takes all of about 2 seconds. With the consequences involved it seems like a whole 2 seconds well spent If you're an adult and leg...
by makoona
Sat Dec 23, 2006 12:29 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Fun House Maze Under the Man-a Permanent Feature?
Replies: 46
Views: 12761

Somehow, in 2006, I never made it to within 200 feet of the man. How the hell did that happen? Before I knew it, he was reduced to a pile of smoldering rubble. (then of course reincarnated to little rubble man). In 05 i spent about 15 min in the maze, and felt really good when I got out of there int...

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