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by justfred
Thu Aug 25, 2016 10:33 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.
Replies: 54
Views: 3137

Re: Dear Abby: I think I’m camping with a Sparkle Pony.

Write your camp address on her arm in Sharpie. Set her loose.
by justfred
Fri Oct 12, 2012 8:41 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Mayonnaise Jar and the Two Beers
Replies: 28
Views: 1501

Re: The Mayonnaise Jar and the Two Beers

I'm reminded of a movie from a long time ago. I forget the name, but I believe it starred Virginia Madsen (or someone who looked like her). Down-and-out guy brings home beautiful girl to sparse warehouse apartment. He opens the fridge, as he says, "Can I offer you a beer...or some mayonnaise?&q...
by justfred
Tue Sep 25, 2012 9:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The Anti-Weekender
Replies: 37
Views: 6139

Re: The Anti-Weekender

I was one of those. I arrived for the CORE build on Wednesday before the event, and worked for three days to get it assembled. Rangered and partied five days till the CORE burn, but then I was done; went home Friday. Nine/ten days was plenty, and I don't really like the energy of the city on Saturda...
by justfred
Sat Sep 22, 2012 10:06 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Photo taking on the playa
Replies: 11
Views: 1880

Re: Photo taking on the playa

There's an expression in the gun world, that's probably appropriate here: "spray and pray". If you're not sure you'll get what you're shooting at, take a bunch of pictures, maybe one of them will come out okay. Still dislike that they took away the viewfinders on modern p&s's - but if ...
by justfred
Fri Sep 14, 2012 11:17 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you reading?
Replies: 571
Views: 41853

Re: What are you reading?

(The book about the murder is "The Man Burns Tonight".)

I'm reading "The Case for Mars" by Robert Zubrin. 'Cause Mars is, you know, pretty much exactly like Burning Man, except for the costumes and the thumpa-thumpa music.
by justfred
Fri Sep 07, 2012 7:40 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: car battery for power source?
Replies: 19
Views: 5316

Re: car battery for power source?

Batteries work well for LED lights. For cooking, why not use propane - much hotter and easier to use energy-wise.
by justfred
Thu Sep 06, 2012 3:31 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: sanskrit translation on early access bracelet
Replies: 28
Views: 5373

Re: sanskrit translation on early access bracelet

I'm pretty sure it said, "You can shove your namaste up your first chakra."
by justfred
Tue Sep 04, 2012 5:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Police raids on day 2
Replies: 17
Views: 2287

Re: Police raids on day 2

"I looked at the area and saw a flood of police lights."

That's not a raid - it's a LEO rave. They really trip on the blinky red and blue lights.
by justfred
Fri Aug 17, 2012 11:40 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Underwear
Replies: 114
Views: 27191

Re: Underwear

When you need big girl panties, Lane Bryant (Cacique) is a great choice. Don't buy anything there that isn't on sale, and when they ask "what size does your wife wear", tell them "hell if I know, these are for me!"
by justfred
Fri Aug 17, 2012 9:57 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Rebar Diameter
Replies: 11
Views: 1292

Re: Rebar Diameter

If all you're holding down is a tent, you don't need rebar. Use large tentstakes - I use military 12" v-stakes for a 12x12 large canvas tent, but 8" stakes would probably hold down a small tent just fine. Not the crappy aluminum stakes that came with the tent; not those ubiquitous sharp-ed...
by justfred
Mon Sep 27, 2010 7:17 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: what's your current opinion on RVs?
Replies: 169
Views: 15914

I really don't see it as a "haves vs. have-nots" thing, or that people who rent a crappy RV for the week are somehow rolling in dough. A beaten-up RV that can make it to the burn and back costs at least $2500 - plus gas - plus you've got to either sell it when you're done, or keep it some...
by justfred
Mon Sep 27, 2010 3:34 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: what's your current opinion on RVs?
Replies: 169
Views: 15914

The best thing about motorhomes, is it provides needed separation of the Haves (who can afford a them) from us Have-Nots (who can't). Like gated communities in the rest of the world, it allows them to live in their own perfect protected world, while the rest of us have to do what we can to survive. ...
by justfred
Thu Sep 23, 2010 9:20 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: What's your favorite Theme Camp name?
Replies: 32
Views: 5406

"Liquor in front, poker in the rear."

Favorite event name: "Wet Burqua Contest"
by justfred
Wed Sep 22, 2010 1:11 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Im sure I went to Mars but now am I an Earthling or Martian?
Replies: 5
Views: 686

In the mean time, why not attend a local event? Or better yet, start one!

http://regionals.burningman.com/au.html
by justfred
Thu Sep 16, 2010 10:12 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Why do LEO carry guns at BM?
Replies: 101
Views: 11405

Maybe they carry guns because their penises aren't long enough for shirtcocking?
by justfred
Thu Sep 09, 2010 10:35 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Safe Enough for Children is Too Safe
Replies: 62
Views: 5336

We can't (for various reasons) and don't want to (for other reasons) restrict children from the event. We are required by law enforcement as well as by general obligation to society to search for, and care for other people's lost children. As a community, we accept the responsibility. As individuals...
by justfred
Sun Aug 29, 2010 12:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Will there be a LIVE Webcam out there this year?
Replies: 62
Views: 8963

That's great, it seems to be the same audio stream as BMIR. I assume the location is about 1:00 on the center camp keyhole.
by justfred
Sat Aug 28, 2010 10:37 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Wind fucking shit up?
Replies: 30
Views: 6150

jagermonster wrote:carport shade structure from 2 years ago, didn't get rebar'd. here's my car afterwards.

chick was nice though, and paid for the windshield.


Same thing happened at our camp, plus a dent, but it was a guy with a rental car who'd bought insurance for just such a calamity.
by justfred
Thu Aug 26, 2010 7:20 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: San Diego virgin wants to know travel time??
Replies: 9
Views: 771

395 (assuming the landslide is cleared and your trailer can do 45 up the hills at Mammoth, Bridgeport, and Walker) about twelve hours, plus however long you stop. A little shorter if you don't go through Reno (direct from Bishop or Bridgeport to Fernley). A little longer if you do I5, but it seems l...
by justfred
Mon Aug 23, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: 2010 Art & Performance
Topic: Prophets of PsyTrance
Replies: 20
Views: 4047

Thanks, that's great. I'm here at work, wish I could turn it UP!
by justfred
Sat Aug 21, 2010 5:57 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Supplies flown out to the Playa
Replies: 77
Views: 13555

If on the off chance he's not a narc - I'm willing to give him the benefit of the doubt - this seems like a GREAT opportunity for the BLM to score an airplane - and for a pilot to lose his license for good.

Say, Daniel - what's your N-number?
by justfred
Thu Aug 19, 2010 10:00 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Poo, constipation, and all that crap.
Replies: 90
Views: 7178

I have a friend who still thanks me for a belly massage I gave her in 2006 when she was all clogged up. Slow, gentle, clockwise. Gives new meaning to "happy ending massage".
by justfred
Tue Aug 17, 2010 1:46 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Aug 16 report on playa conditions and temps
Replies: 20
Views: 2561

Token wrote:Cold and windy is a bitch on the Playa. Froze my jewels off more than once.


More than once? How did you reattach them in the mean time?
by justfred
Thu Aug 05, 2010 4:57 pm
Forum: 2010 Theme Camps
Topic: Off-Esplanade Sound Limits?
Replies: 45
Views: 5029

dragonfly Jafe wrote:2) destroy your sound system (this is illegal, but does happen, and offenders are rarely caught.)


It's easier, more effective, and a lot more expensive (i.e. more likely for the severely annoyed neighbor) to go after the generator.
by justfred
Wed Aug 04, 2010 10:15 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hey springbar ppl
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Military surplus stakes, 12" if you can find them, work well too. These work well: http://www.springbar.com/shop/proddetail.php?prod=4199-12 Martini Steve Sweet! Those are the ones I got it with =] Thanks Those are the ones I have a big gash on my foot from - nasty evil things with sharp edges...
by justfred
Tue Aug 03, 2010 4:16 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Large Corporate Donation. Can I Accept?????
Replies: 67
Views: 7070

I think you should create a pedal-powered white Ford Bronco, paint "Free OJ" on the sides, and drive through the city, with people dressed as police officers chasing you and handing it out. (I'm just trying to figure out how to work in "if the glove doesn't fit, you must acquit.")
by justfred
Tue Aug 03, 2010 11:04 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Hey springbar ppl
Replies: 12
Views: 1447

Military surplus stakes, 12" if you can find them, work well too.
by justfred
Thu Jul 29, 2010 11:22 am
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Arrive w/no water? well, kinda. Virgin question.
Replies: 15
Views: 2726

What if the motorhome breaks down, and gets there a day or two after you do? Of course your neighbors might help, but it's great to be radically self-reliant!
by justfred
Mon Jul 26, 2010 9:14 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Bringing remote control model planes / helicopters
Replies: 24
Views: 1672

Flying near the man or over the city is strongly discouraged.
by justfred
Fri Jul 23, 2010 8:58 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Absolute Musts For Newbies
Replies: 67
Views: 5214

Bring a camelback or other easily totable water container. Add electrolyte powder. And keep drinking it, no matter what else you're drinking, even at night.

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