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by Captain Goddammit
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Getting playa dust out of clothes
Replies: 8
Views: 652

Re: Getting playa dust out of clothes

One if the best ways to clear playa dust from clothes and all sorts of other things is compressed air. If you haven’t got an air compressor then find a friend who does, then use a blow gun to blast the dust away. It’ll take tons of playa dust out. I actually bring a compressor to the playa for this....
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Oct 10, 2019 5:14 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Sharing Large Generator
Replies: 27
Views: 2538

Re: Sharing Large Generator

Brute force and ignorance? I’m glad it worked for your applications and sounds pretty cool but people who use generators at Burning Man aren’t ignorant. They just want what works, and solar that actually matches generator output is prohibitively expensive, large and heavy. Your setup did not come re...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 07, 2019 3:58 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Volunteerism Decline Discussion
Replies: 17
Views: 1384

Re: Volunteerism Decline Discussion

I came to the realization it made no sense to work for free - actually less than free, at a loss in fact, during my vacation, at a commercial event the Org profits from. I gotta give them credit, it’s a fantastic business model, putting on a huge event with mostly unpaid labor that has been brainwas...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter
Replies: 16
Views: 1146

Re: Advice for what NOT to bring as a birgin tenter

I had to burn the sofa cushions you passed out on, on the Land Yacht. Goddammit.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 30, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Old Motorhome Issue - Any Idea What This Could Be?
Replies: 15
Views: 1167

Re: Old Motorhome Issue - Any Idea What This Could Be?

Oh can it you old grouch... my old motorhome... oh wait, it broke down and died in Oregon on the way to ‘08 and that was the last time I saw it..

Never mind.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 23, 2019 7:53 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: My son wants an ATV
Replies: 10
Views: 538

Re: My son wants an ATV

Hell no I wouldn’t buy a 7 year old an ATV!
Most 7 year olds have a bike.
I sure as hell wouldn’t of you aren’t an ATV rider yourself.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Sep 17, 2019 7:46 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?
Replies: 32
Views: 1717

Re: Does Radical Inclusion equal Racial Inclusion?

Isn’t everyone sick of these stupid racial equality at Burning Man stories? Talk about manufacturing an issue that doesn’t exist.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Sep 17, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Cost Preparation
Replies: 19
Views: 1083

Re: Cost Preparation

And these estimates are mostly for being a spectator. It gets more expensive if you’re gonna actually build and bring something that makes Black Rock City rather than just look at what the do-ers did. If everyone did that, there’d just be a bunch of people all standing around wondering why they came...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Sep 14, 2019 9:15 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: RV split - you get Thur-sun
Replies: 19
Views: 1505

Re: RV split - you get Thur-sun

That doesn’t alter my faith in humanity, it was a very unlikely outcome.
Sometimes you get lucky.
I’d still never do it.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Sep 12, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: The Perfect Ticket System

XPTom wrote:
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:49 pm
No scalpers, no scammers, and easy resale on the same wish list?..... hard to make that work...
It’s also a hell of a long post that I thought woujd at least contain an idea how to do any of that.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Sep 10, 2019 12:08 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: The Perfect Ticket System

The event needs to be made much MORE difficult to attend, to reduce the demand and weed out the spectators.
Then the tickets supply problem goes away.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 09, 2019 5:47 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: The Perfect Ticket System
Replies: 12
Views: 670

Re: The Perfect Ticket System

You’ve regurgitated this cut & paste across a few social media platforms.

The ideal post would be original content, and shorter.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 06, 2019 10:02 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Composting Toilets
Replies: 10
Views: 600

Re: Composting Toilets

Imagine... lots of today’s so-called burners leaving the playa carrying big bags of shit... what couid go wrong.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 06, 2019 7:34 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?

There’s an app for that
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by Captain Goddammit
Fri Sep 06, 2019 8:50 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?
Replies: 11
Views: 1186

Re: WHERE IS LOST & FOUND?

So the Lost & Found is lost... man you people lost everything.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Sep 05, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!
Replies: 101
Views: 8057

Re: eplaya Meet & Greet 2019!

I know I’m a leading proponent of the “screw this” movement, but I think I a whole lot of the old eplaya crowd has just had enough. I’ve only got a small handful of friends who still go. The old eplayans kinda need to start a new, underground thing that totally sucks because it’s in a horrible place...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 02, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4636
Views: 292459

Re: PAGE TWO

If you lost your phone while carrying it around at Burning Man, that’s just God’s way of telling you You’re Doing It Wrong.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Sep 02, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4636
Views: 292459

Re: PAGE TWO

Event isn’t over and the first iPhone has gone missing...
get ready for the wave as everyone lost every phone and ID and camel-pack and priceless family heirloom necklace they brought to BRC.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:48 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: 2019 Arrival / Traffic & stories
Replies: 104
Views: 4377

Re: 2019 Arrival / Traffic & stories

Yeah... that’s why they’re out there...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 31, 2019 1:34 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18542

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Well, a 1400 square foot two bed/two bath oceanfront condo isn’t exactly a “hut”. And I do this for less money than BM always cost me. And you can do all sorts of stuff free if you play the timeshare sales game. Give them between 1/2 and 2 hours to try to convince you it’s a great idea to give them ...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Aug 30, 2019 9:20 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18542

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Here’s me, in the little town of Kapa’a, Kauai, HI, reading some stuff about BM but just not seeing how that dirty desert would be better...
Maybe next year. In addition to, definitely not instead of.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Aug 29, 2019 11:31 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary
Replies: 2
Views: 567

Re: Eplayapedia: Lingo Dictionary

Your “No Trace” is actually “Leave No Trace”

Camp name abbreviations should be left out, there are a zillion camps and this list will become unreadable and boring if you try to include all those.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Aug 28, 2019 4:03 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Speeding in BRC on the playa?
Replies: 11
Views: 974

Re: Speeding in BRC on the playa?

In general I’ve always found there to be little enforcement of rules. I’ve seen mutant vehicles that were denied approval cruising the playa anyway more than once. What I have seen more of is enforcement of absolute BS. I’ve been stopped and ordered off the Esplanade where no driving is alllowed by ...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: A suggestion for decommodifing tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: A suggestion for decommodification

So you’re suggesting “infrastructure” be provided instead of the radical self reliance that was part of the whole reason the event is what it is? You’re saying we should be paying burning man to accommodate us, and that’s decommodifying the event? Read up about why your lottery ticket idea was the w...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Aug 26, 2019 12:06 pm
Forum: Tickets Discussion
Topic: A suggestion for decommodifing tickets
Replies: 6
Views: 601

Re: A suggestion for decommodifing tickets

The lottery idea has been tried and was the biggest disaster in BM ticketing history. There are very good reasons it’s a terrible idea that fucks things all up, rather than repeat them here you could look it up yourself. What do you mean “paying for infrastructure”? Do you not understand “radical se...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 25, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: PAGE TWO
Replies: 4636
Views: 292459

Re: PAGE TWO

All these several-year burners posting at the last minute for RV spaces, rides etc...
Jesus, how can you not even have figured out how you’re getting there and how you’ll camp, until the last minute or too late, after going more than once?!
It would do the event more good to NOT help these clowns.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Aug 24, 2019 11:21 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Fuel storage - in the RV?
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Fuel storage - in the RV?

I always used to put a tarp OVER my fuel containers, so the clipboard-carriers couldn’t see them. That was very effective, even when they came back several times excessively hassling a campmate.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Aug 23, 2019 1:45 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Fuel storage - in the RV?
Replies: 8
Views: 864

Re: Fuel storage - in the RV?

I love the BM org reference to a “fuel resistant tarp”... has anyone ever found such a unicorn?
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Aug 18, 2019 9:28 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: DPW Dump
Replies: 6
Views: 457

Re: DPW Dump

It’s not a garbage dump, you’ll be fine. It’s just one of their areas to keep and do shit.

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