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by MrHedgehog
Sun Jun 02, 2019 1:18 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 75
Views: 9555

Re: Old and Cynical

You advised a newbie a while back not to sign up to volunteer too much for the first time out there. This will be my first BM, and I wanted to get involved immediately, so I signed up right away to get placed on a team that I would like. I planned to sign up for a fair amount of volunteer time. Has...
by MrHedgehog
Sat Jun 01, 2019 8:25 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 75
Views: 9555

Re: Old and Cynical

How about Mr, Mr. So on the radio it would be Mr, Mr, Mr, Mr. Hold on ... wasn't that one of the gags on the classic "Police Squad (in color)"? Are you teasing me, young lady? :shock: :wink: Warthog is pure gold for a callsign. Hahaha ... Yep! :lol: But the chance that there hasn't been a "Ranger W...
by MrHedgehog
Fri May 31, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 75
Views: 9555

Re: Old and Cynical

Ratty wrote:
Thu May 30, 2019 11:56 pm
How about just 'hog'?
Yep, I agree, I expect that I'm going to have to come up with yet-another name to add to the confusion ... but gawd, I hope that I can find something better than "Hog"! :lol:
by MrHedgehog
Fri May 31, 2019 10:22 am
Forum: Tickets/Passes Wanted
Topic: Two tickets/1 parking pass needed
Replies: 7
Views: 514

Re: Two tickets/1 parking pass needed

That's an excellent intro ... good luck, and I hope that you get your wish and make it out to BRC this year!
by MrHedgehog
Thu May 30, 2019 8:50 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 75
Views: 9555

Re: Old and Cynical

You old whore you Thank you for recognizing my "talents"! :P Ron Jeremy. I would never claim to be "THE Hedgehog", I'm just a plain old common average Mr Hedgehog. Even then; I've just found out that there's already a Ranger Hedgehog, and that that could cause some confusion on the radio. Jeez ... ...
by MrHedgehog
Wed May 29, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Old and Cynical
Replies: 75
Views: 9555

Re: Old and Cynical

Wow ... how time files! :shock: I thought that I'd bump this old thread since I'm now even older, and possibly even more cynical, than before ... but I finally got a real playa-name, and so have just changed my username here as I get ready for my 4th TTITD. I'm also likely to start whoring for on-pl...
by MrHedgehog
Wed May 29, 2019 10:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2644
Views: 259583

Re: what are you listening to?



"The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) issued a solicitation on Tuesday, May 28 for comprehensive network services to support public safety efforts at the 2019 Burning Man Festival ... Among the services that BLM needs are cameras for monitoring the crowd"
by MrHedgehog
Tue May 14, 2019 10:28 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences
Replies: 15
Views: 826

Re: Tandem bike thoughts & experiences

@Token @LowePro @Sham ... Really gentlemen ... do you have absolutely no sense of Dusty Romance left in you??? ;-) Having a tandem bike on-playa has improved my experience at Burning Man to a great degree! :-) Added bonuses ... none of the drunks are going to steal it ... it's just too darned big, u...
by MrHedgehog
Fri May 10, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 51
Views: 2580

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

I've got to say that accidentally finding the Barbie Death Camp in my first year on playa was a really fun experience. :D Doc himself offering me a totally-unexpected glass of wine only made it (and the playa in general) a more treasured memory. Having said which ... while I'm still very much an ePl...
by MrHedgehog
Tue Apr 30, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Camp IDEATE applications open ***Seeking build leads***
Replies: 7
Views: 693

Re: Camp IDEATE applications open ***Seeking build leads***

Sorry OP, but you've got to admit that there's something absolutely hilarious about the idea of a camp chock-full of " purpose-driven entrepreneurs, creatives, and amazing humans ", who seek to inspire people how to make " the world work for 100% of humanity in the shortest possible time " ... actua...
by MrHedgehog
Tue Mar 19, 2019 3:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Fuel Question
Replies: 33
Views: 1710

Re: Fuel Question

Perhaps pappachuk could find something to do to be a part of Burning Man, that's more useful than just trying to build yet another plug-n-play hotel-camp for tourists. The ORG is currently looking for ... Position: DPW Fuel Department Administrative Assistant Location: Gerlach, NV JOB SUMMARY The DP...
by MrHedgehog
Sat Mar 16, 2019 4:27 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7197

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

It would be spectacular if the BLM Caps the thing at 50K right after the main Ticket sale. It would be absolutely hilarious, wouldn't it? :wink: But I suspect that the option is really in there to appease the folks that are opposed to Burning Man, and to provide a worst-case-scenario negotiating ta...
by MrHedgehog
Sat Mar 16, 2019 2:40 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 111
Views: 7197

Re: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)

The really *fun* stuff is in the Mitigation Measures in Appendix E of Volume 2 of the report. These proposals would apply whatever size the event is limted to. Draft Mitigation Measure : PHS-1 At all portals of entry into the Event, beginning 14 days before Labor Day, BRC will be required to contrac...
by MrHedgehog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 1:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4560
Views: 261487

Re: PAGE TWO

It'd be nice if the map were still available.

A couple of big refrigerated shipping containers sure could store a lot of caviar and lobsters.
by MrHedgehog
Tue Mar 05, 2019 11:07 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

Do you have a link? I'm sure it's very appropriate... Help pull off the mask of bullshit, won't you? It was in their 2nd post ... https://campxx.com/ You can get to Facebook and Instagram from their "Contacts" page on that site. It's interesting that there's a prominent page in Russian, and a bunch...
by MrHedgehog
Mon Mar 04, 2019 6:09 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__
Replies: 36
Views: 2679

Re: __CAMP XX__ GOA Culture__

The camp has a Facebook page, named "BurningmanXX", and an Instagram page (full of generic pretty-people photos that they've taken from other sites) named "burningmanrus". From what I can see, it sure seems to look pretty much like the stuff that Marion was drawing attention to in her "Cultural Cour...
by MrHedgehog
Wed Feb 06, 2019 11:04 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: Fresh Spam Accounts
Replies: 26
Views: 1597

Re: Fresh Spam Accounts

I have heard that there are phpBB plug-ins to target spam. Beyond that, there would be machine learning tools. Especially easy, because the spammers are simplistic. It would relieve mod time. Even maybe just a simple question at the end of the sign-up screen that they have to answer, like "name one...
by MrHedgehog
Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:15 am
Forum: Articles
Topic: Culture - Camps - Placement
Replies: 36
Views: 5929

Re: Culture - Camps - Placement

Not a bad read for all us crusty old timers with more opinions than ... A rare BM survey that did not suck! And y’all know how much I hate BM surveys! Eye-of-the-beholder, I guess. The vocal crusty old-timers in my camp thought that it sucked big-time, including dredging up a bunch of stuff that wa...
by MrHedgehog
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man
Replies: 261
Views: 25548

Re: Biggest MOOP in the history of Burning Man

FWIW, the guy from DISTRIKT that was out there helping them move the plane posted this on FB yesterday ...
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by MrHedgehog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 6:12 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)
Replies: 49
Views: 7543

Re: Eplaya Meet & Greet 2018 (6pm Wed, 9:30 & E)

ya it was all messed up on location , but seen some eplayans I know and met DrLove :) The last-minute completely-unannounced location switch to the Hookers & Makers camp seemed to catch everyone off guard ... including the folks at Hookers & Makers! But it was really nice to meet a few of the folks...
by MrHedgehog
Wed Sep 05, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: BMIR off-Playa?
Replies: 21
Views: 2562

Re: BMIR off-Playa?

Congratulations! :)
by MrHedgehog
Sun Aug 12, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Radio Electra (89.9FM) 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Re: Radio Electra (89.9FM) 2018

Cheers and have a good time, Thanks! We're also going to be broadcasting some episodes of the excellent Accuracy Third podcast out to the city for those people that haven't heard it. It's well worth listening to for an oral history of BRC. I'll try and post a DJ schedule here, if I can get my hands...
by MrHedgehog
Sun Aug 12, 2018 10:48 am
Forum: Theme Camps & Villages
Topic: Radio Electra (89.9FM) 2018
Replies: 3
Views: 524

Radio Electra (89.9FM) 2018

Radio Electra will be back and broadcasting on the playa for its 18th year. Tune your radio to 89.9FM for a 24/7 EDM-free mix of snark, rock, alternative, or whatever else our DJs feel like playing (except Stairway to Heaven!). Listen during the Man Burn for our yearly special report between the DJ ...
by MrHedgehog
Tue Aug 07, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

I usually try to be nice here. But I'll be direct. Thank you, I appreciate your directness. 8) For about the last year I've been trying hard to obscure commercial references when I post on ePlaya. I apologize for offending both you and any other folks that thought that those hyperlinks to news site...
by MrHedgehog
Wed Aug 01, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

Gaminwench/JohnnyA, I completely believe that there were stylists, costumers, and photographers involved... but that doesn't mean Burning Man knew of or approved of anything. Absolutely, that's one perfectly-possible explanation. But, I think that we agree that it seems like it was a planned and st...
by MrHedgehog
Thu Jul 26, 2018 11:01 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Decommodification Starts With You
Replies: 22
Views: 2595

Re: Decommodification Starts With You

Charlie Dolman is the Operations Director for Burning Man. He writes: Has this ever happened to you? You’ve just arrived home from BRC, you’re scrolling through Instagram, only to see people promoting their brands and clothing lines with pictures from the playa? Don't be like this fool. Doesn’t tha...
by MrHedgehog
Tue May 15, 2018 1:27 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Set and forget design with minimal work. Awwww ... cr*p! I'm a sucker for massively over-engineering solutions. :oops: It looks like I can get 1 3/8 OD sch 40 aluminum pipe for approx 3x the cost of using 1 3/8 OD fence top rail from HD ... which sounds like a potentially decent tradeoff of costs o...
by MrHedgehog
Sat May 12, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

Schedule 40 metal pipe is load bearing and is even more expensive. I use 1 1/4 “ (actual OD is 1.66”, 0.41” wall thickness) aluminum Sch40 pipe with Holleander speed-rail fitting. Way stronger than any conduit and even then I never go longer than 10’. Well that doesn't exactly sound like you're ful...
by MrHedgehog
Fri May 11, 2018 12:38 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?
Replies: 55
Views: 12382

Re: Flat Top Shade Structure Guidance + Am I Missing Anything?

I'm thinking of a 14'x14' and wondering if I can get by with only 4 corner posts (?). If you *really* want 14' spans, then you might want to consider researching the use of 1 3/8" Fence Top Rail instead of 1" EMT. You can get that in 20' lengths (as a special order) at one of the big box stores, an...
by MrHedgehog
Sun Apr 15, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018
Replies: 23
Views: 2903

Re: Volunteering for Burning Man Departments in 2018

FYI ... "Fire Perimeter Support" is actually called the "Burn Perimeter Support Group". :mrgreen:

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