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by Captain Goddammit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:35 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm basically a knowledge lamprey
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: I'm basically a knowledge lamprey

Haha that’s funny... seriously, don’t worry about those “Perimeter” people. They’re just volunteer Rangers who get exiled to outside the event because they weren’t any good at actual Rangering. They’re mostly tech-job geeks with a laminated badge and a golf cart. All you have to do is hop the fence....
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Feb 18, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Acoustic insulation for generators
Replies: 2
Views: 123

Re: Acoustic insulation for generators

The large scale industrial generators at Burning Man are always the MQ type (“Movie Quiet”, used on movie sets). The general favorite is the Honda EU super quiet series and the various equivalents. Generator boxes as you describe have been out there for decades. They don’t work very well. The standa...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Feb 17, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Tips on Traveling Light to Burning Man
Replies: 3
Views: 96

Re: Tips on Traveling Light to Burning Man

These are instructions for How To Be A Spectator At Burning Man.
Ride the bus. Bring nothing. Join a camp like it’s a hotel. If everyone did this you’d have no reason to go at all.
Someone has to bring it all. “Do-ocracy” and all that shit.
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy
Replies: 4
Views: 158

Re: Harbor Freight 10' x 20' Portable Car Canopy

You’re missing that it’s junk. They neglected to say on the box “This Is Junk”, so it’s usually too late when people find out. I’ve had friends buy those things. They’re always crap, the Costco really is the one you want. It shows up around spring, for some reason they consider it a summer item. Min...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Feb 17, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle
Replies: 1
Views: 153

Re: Help needed for second year mutant vehicle

Advice on building a mutant vehicle you can’t work on, located on another continent... I’ve built mutants since the late ‘90s and that one stumps me...
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Feb 10, 2018 7:01 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: I'm basically a knowledge lamprey
Replies: 7
Views: 315

Re: I'm basically a knowledge lamprey

The direct answer to how fast they sell out isn’t just “quickly”, it’s literally as fast as the servers can process the ticket orders.
It’s not something you have to get done pretty quick, it’s something you have to be on the very instant they go on sale.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Feb 08, 2018 5:44 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Set Alight
Replies: 14
Views: 527

Re: Set Alight

Diet, like pretty much everything else, is all up to you and what you’re willing to do to provide for yourself. For a lot of people part of the fun is living decadently in the middle of nowhere and eating great food. Some folks get by on MREs and peanut butter. I think you have a better time if you ...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Best thing you ever saw
Replies: 15
Views: 644

Re: Best thing you ever saw

Don’t I remember right that there used to be huge fire cannons around the man in about ‘00 or ‘01? I’m almost sure I remember that.
Best thing I ever saw was Unjonharley getting the hell off my boat.
Oh wait, I never did see that.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Feb 07, 2018 4:04 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in mystery
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: Wrapped in an enigma, shrouded in mystery

“by Earth time standards”?
Are we laying it on a little thick?
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:07 am
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance
Replies: 11
Views: 1008

Re: Mutant Vehicle - Insurance

Token wrote:
Me, I represent the “jaded old-time FKO” aspect of the ride. ;)


You’ve got company
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:06 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?

That’s what gears are for!!
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 31, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?
Replies: 11
Views: 447

Re: Adult Trikes: Any recommendations?

Trikes pretty much just work on the playa, I don’t think I’ve seen one that’s too crappy. The usual advice about bikes applies, if it’s a WalMart or other super-cheapie then pull it apart first to grease and adjust everything, don’t just run it as-is because they don’t take the time to do any of tha...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jan 30, 2018 4:37 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

Oh yeah! In the old days, there was no fucking “perimeter”.
They actually yelled on bullhorns “Get as close as you like, we don’t care if you die!”

Sure, things are bigger and “better” now, but it’s just not what it was.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 28, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?
Replies: 302
Views: 28988

Re: WHATS IN? WHATS OUT?

In: spectating.
Out: me.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Jan 23, 2018 12:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accept me for who I am
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

Re: Accept me for who I am

On the other hand, you gotta look carefully at disrupting your whole life and marriage for this goddam party you might not even be able to get tickets for.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The person below me
Replies: 12490
Views: 474869

Re: The person below me

Well that’s not far off the mark. I was just going through old weapons trying to assess whether to sell or keep. One is a 1910-ish Colt Frontier revolver with papers reporting it was once owned by Pancho Villa. Not his personal weapon but one he gave a woman as a gift. Also some 1800s rifles with no...
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Accept me for who I am
Replies: 25
Views: 1208

Re: Accept me for who I am

Oh man... there’s a lot of trouble brewing there.
I think the only piece of advice, from decades of experience with things like that, is don’t make babies with that person. You’re on the ocean with stormy weather my friend, don’t take on more cargo.
by Captain Goddammit
Sun Jan 21, 2018 9:19 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?
Replies: 17
Views: 1024

Re: OK so what the hell did I miss (the good old days)?

I go back to when the man was on the ground with hay bales to get him lit. There wasn’t really an overwhelming sense of camaraderie everywhere, there was also a good amount of fuck you. But it was good, self reliance was real then. That’s my biggest beef with The New Burners, they think it’s all abo...
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Jan 19, 2018 5:30 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: It all started in the year?
Replies: 3
Views: 280

Re: It all started in the year?

That’s a typo. But there’s really a lot more to it. Super briefly: Harvey burning his now-iconic wooden stick figure wasn’t originally the “Burning Man” you know at all. The whole event out in the desert thing wasn’t his idea, it was the San Francisco Cacophony Society. They held what they called a ...
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 17, 2018 12:50 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian
Replies: 11
Views: 750

Re: No Spectators:The Art of Burning Man at the Smithsonian

Of course, nowadays that exhibit name is a misleading joke.
by Captain Goddammit
Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm so old I remember when...
Replies: 463
Views: 19346

Re: I'm so old I remember when...

... car commercials said anything at all about the goddamm car!! I mean anything!
by Captain Goddammit
Sat Jan 06, 2018 8:59 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Ready to come home. Finally.
Replies: 11
Views: 650

Re: Ready to come home. Finally.

You’re nowhere near as atypical as you think.
by Captain Goddammit
Fri Dec 22, 2017 10:50 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Emergency food
Replies: 10
Views: 774

Re: Emergency food

One of the awesome things at Burning Man is eating like a king.
Man, emergency rations... that’s eating like a dog. An abused dog.

Bring real food, especially for a camp of several people!!
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Dec 07, 2017 6:26 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

Your setup won’t be free because there are still expensive parts between the car and some solar panels and being able to run an air conditioner. I bring a 5000btu A/C as an emergency spare. I’ve tried it on playa, in a relatively small RV (truck camper) and it’s inadequate when it’s really hot. That...
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 2:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: what are you listening to?
Replies: 2271
Views: 196335

Re: what are you listening to?

Old solid fucking gold, the new dweeb singers should listen, too.
You know how to tell great rock from dweeb singer music? The rock sounds better the louder you play it, instead of worse.
by Captain Goddammit
Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:40 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

Oh what the hell its Burning Man. It’s called dangerous art. That’s a good thing, right?
Bust out the 16-gauge and the wire nuts.
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Dec 04, 2017 7:55 am
Forum: 2017 Lost On-Playa
Topic: Lost: Stainless Steel stock pot lid
Replies: 7
Views: 651

Re: Lost: Stainless Steel stock pot lid

Do you not feel that ridiculous stuff like this only bogs down the volunteer Lost & Found people?
It’s a pot lid. Get another. Or swipe a hubcap off Ygmir’s car.
by Captain Goddammit
Thu Nov 30, 2017 9:39 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa
Replies: 23
Views: 1844

Re: Using EV (car) batteries to store power on playa

A Honda generator works GREAT and is a hell of a lot smaller and lighter. What you’re proposing is gonna be a lot more expensive and a lot less practical. An inverter large enough to run an A/C will draw hundreds of amps at 12Vdc. You can’t run it straight off the car’s battery. And it’ll weigh a wh...
by Captain Goddammit
Mon Nov 27, 2017 4:19 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws
Replies: 67
Views: 7053

Re: Compact Drill vs. Impact Driver for Lag Screws

I’m a car builder guy, I’ve got four full roll-aways, my garage has a lathe, welders, all that stuff. I even bring a compressor and air tools to the playa. I’ve always used air impact “wrenches”, we’ve always called them “impact guns”. I haven’t gone to the cordless stuff, I refuse to buy into the g...

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