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by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:12 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: Two first timers looking for an art camp x
Replies: 3
Views: 274

Re: Two first timers looking for an art camp x

Why Burning Man became cool in the first place was people used to say “We’re planning on coming to Burning Man to DO a creative art project”.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 12:10 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: 6th yr vets looking for 2020 camp home!
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: 6th yr vets looking for 2020 camp home!

By the time I or anyone I know had been to BM six times, this problem didn’t exist. If community is that important, how do you still not have any friends to camp with?? You’re far better off just camping and hanging with who you end up liking to hang with, not whoever said “yeah, for $xx we will giv...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 15, 2020 11:54 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: LOOKING FOR MUTANT VEHICLE OR ART CAR BUILDER
Replies: 5
Views: 295

Re: LOOKING FOR MUTANT VEHICLE OR ART CAR BUILDER

People with a buy-it-don’t-build-it mindset like yours are what’s wrong with Burning Man in recent times.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: 6th yr vets looking for 2020 camp home!
Replies: 6
Views: 582

Re: 6th yr vets looking for 2020 camp home!

I still don’t get why it’s even necessary to be in someone else’s camp.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 05, 2020 9:16 pm
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Need Legal Help
Replies: 12
Views: 716

Re: Need Legal Help

And this officially indicates the fun is over.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Dec 02, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: So long, and thanks for all the Fire
Replies: 19
Views: 1125

Re: So long, and thanks for all the Fire

Eric you’ve been one of the few I saw eye to eye with on here about almost everything. You’ll be missed, but I’m in the same position as you, pretty much moved on.
Except I won’t be missed much!
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Nov 29, 2019 12:42 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: 2019 Playa Conditions
Replies: 38
Views: 5775

Re: 2019 Playa Conditions

The playa conditions for 2019 are “Not Hawaiian Beach”.
That’s all the intel that is needed.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Nov 24, 2019 7:51 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$
Replies: 38
Views: 2680

Re: Burning Man Project wants more of your $$$

Since when do extra taxes actually get used for what they’re claimed? Tax tax and more tax, that’s the solution. Penalize the ones who work the most and try the hardest to make BRC, the ones bringing the MVs, big art, electricity, etc. How about a BREAK for the ones doing the heavy lifting, and we t...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 18, 2019 6:23 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: To illustrate: why you don't shower/play in the road watering truck spray
Replies: 8
Views: 839

Re: To illustrate: why you don't shower/play in the road watering truck spray

People doing that always reminded me of the ones with sunglasses on sitting on bleachers watching nuclear tests in the ‘50s.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 14, 2019 1:08 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: A request for automatically saved drafts or data loss due to navigation warnings
Replies: 4
Views: 695

Re: A request for automatically saved drafts or data loss due to navigation warnings

Certainly there are workarounds, I think the point was this forum is pretty antique and most people expect better... if it’s gonna remain relevant (or become relevant again is what I should say) it needs to be competitive.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Oct 21, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Prankster giving many painful electric shock without consent
Replies: 20
Views: 1573

Re: Prankster giving many painful electric shock without consent

Burning Man is a rough place. I’ve gotten in more confrontations and fights there than anywhere except when I was a repo man. I had someone zap me out there once, many years ago. It was supposed to be funny, then he climbed right aboard my MV like he was welcome to come riding along. He was invited ...
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Oct 17, 2019 6:16 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: School Bus 101, long technical post
Replies: 688
Views: 211060

Re: School Bus 101, long technical post

Just a couple quick things, busses aren’t all 40 feet long. There are short ones. Shuttle busses are vans with the rear body cut away and a bigger shell bolted on. They’re fine, but they’re a real bitch to work on. Most of the ones available for sale used have a ton of miles on them, and they don’t ...
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: 1286

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: 3685

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: 18
Views: 2178

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: 2070

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: 1926

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: 940

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: 34
Views: 3250

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: 24
Views: 2567

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: 2485

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: 13
Views: 1449

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: 13
Views: 1449

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: 13
Views: 1449

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: 11
Views: 1373

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: 12
Views: 2503

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: 12
Views: 2503

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: 9971

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: 4659
Views: 314786

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: 4659
Views: 314786

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.

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