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by Elliot
Tue Apr 09, 2019 8:52 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3201

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

Gerlach? Too late! I work Perimeter patrol, and at the end of the event we are constantly dragging trash out of Gate Road -- from general debris to large sections of infrastructure or art. Bags are inevitably torn open before we can get to them, and I pick that !@#$%^ up and re-bag it. Last year, so...
by Elliot
Tue Apr 09, 2019 12:53 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3201

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

... ...mitigations are for problems. So the most effective approach is "we can solve the problem associated with each event-ending-expensive mitigation this other way," Denying the problem that lead to the mitigation exists may not be effective, and arguing the mitigation is too expensive may not b...
by Elliot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

... Elliot: are you trying to talk yourself into, or, out of... Most perceptive of you. I am trying to talk myself out of -- or, more accurately, since I posted the idea here... hoping to be talked out of -- this huge time-pit and budget-burden. I know myself a little.... Two days after I start... ...
by Elliot
Sun Apr 07, 2019 12:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

. Well, I'm thinking... turn the eight sail-boards into 16 sail-boards by ripping them -- kind'a like resawing a wide wood board on a band saw. https://i.imgur.com/zyPwtVw.jpg And remove the foam. Then start fitting the 32 petals into a semblance of a flower, maybe 12 inches or so thick in the cente...
by Elliot
Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:28 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Ha, ha, now I have heard everything! You mean that if someone were to slice those eight sail-boards into 16, and scraped out the foam, and fiddled with them for a while, maybe glued in a few circles of old tooth-brushes and more junk, and tossed some paint at it... the result could become something ...
by Elliot
Sat Apr 06, 2019 4:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

:D In unrelated news.... (* enters Bar, looking dazed... looking emotionally overloaded *) Friends, I may need a bit of help today. I'm hearing voices. No, wait... one voice. Only one voice, but very persistent. It says... "Build me! Build me! Make me pretty! Install me on a green pole slightly S-sh...
by Elliot
Sat Apr 06, 2019 11:05 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Couple days ago, I saw an animated video clip of a proposed "collision air bag" system for motorcyclists. In the animation, the rider wore the device somewhat like a belt, and when the front wheel of the motorcycle struck a car... an intricate arrangement of air bags enveloped the rider before he hi...
by Elliot
Fri Apr 05, 2019 11:02 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 59
Views: 3201

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

For many years of my gainful employment... I drove 18-wheelers all over the US. Among the observations that impressed me most... was the enormous distances and vast open spaces I had to endure crossing, especially in the west. Surely... there must be numerous large parcels of uninhabited private lan...
by Elliot
Thu Mar 28, 2019 7:04 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Dr Helix wrote:
Thu Mar 28, 2019 4:28 pm

"Hey I gotta load of K rails out on my truck. Can anyone in here sign for them?"
Only ONE truck?

Oh.... The samples. Please take them to the Airport. That's where they are actually much needed. Around six miles of it.
by Elliot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 11:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

Thanks, Ygmir! Not sure if she is ready to see me in that outfit yet. LOL We are taking this very slowly and carefully, as if we were adults or something. No ass-over-applecart emotions this time, no thank you. She works in a local grocery store, and we have been eyeing each other a little bit acros...
by Elliot
Mon Mar 25, 2019 2:42 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join
Replies: 19
Views: 946

Re: Small Theme Camp looking for a Village to join

...anywhere from three to 400 people. ... I could lecture on the grammar of it, but.... No, wait... I gotta be me! :twisted: Numbers below ten or twelve (varies by who you ask) are spelled out as words -- one, two, three, etc., never higher than twelve. Numbers from 11 or 13 (depending on who you a...
by Elliot
Sun Mar 24, 2019 1:10 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

https://i.imgur.com/6KaGXE1.jpg https://i.imgur.com/S958HzX.png Hoot-honk-blow- toot…. Screeeeach…. Click. Tic-a-tic-a-tic-a-tic-a-tic…. (Teletype machine in the background.) Announcer: We interrupt the Flugelhorn Concerto in H Minor to bring you this Hecka Major News Bulletin. Please stand by for ...
by Elliot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 1:24 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

https://i.imgur.com/6ZBnGcc.gif Click buzzzz scratch hum…. Bar doors creak slowly open and reveal a befuddled-looking face… gently backlit by the struggling rays of mid-morning sunlight. He seems familiar in a distant sort’a way to the long-time regulars, but utterly alien and irrelevant to the you...
by Elliot
Sat Mar 23, 2019 4:02 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner from Las Vegas
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Virgin Burner from Las Vegas

Why, thank you. Thank yoo very mush. And… since somebody is SURE to say it, let’s get it out of the way: Hat – and everything else – off. There. Now the usual suspects will not need to say it. They were probably all rushing thru the dark and stormy night to say it first. So, we can now concentrate o...
by Elliot
Fri Mar 22, 2019 12:45 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin Burner from Las Vegas
Replies: 8
Views: 529

Re: Virgin Burner from Las Vegas

Two Master's Degrees and working in health care?! I like you already!
Congrats on the fine education, and welcome to e-Playa.

The average education level in Black Rock City is quite a bit higher than most folks would guess, so you will fit right in.
(Sorry I drag that average down so much. ;-) )
by Elliot
Sun Mar 03, 2019 12:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 104
Views: 4120

Re: The Bar 2019 Edition...

ygmir wrote: ... ...Elliot's hot tub... ...
You rang, M'Lord?

Ah, yes... the roof-top hot tub has also been refurbished.

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by Elliot
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:54 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?
Replies: 28
Views: 1614

Re: Service Camps: Heroes or Plight of BRC?

:D Excellent thought-provoking question, Token. I enjoy the great honor of managing a bicycle repair camp. I agree that from one perspective ... all Burners could perhaps be expected to provide everything they need for themselves, or at least in their own camp. Within reason, of course. On the other...
by Elliot
Wed Feb 27, 2019 11:13 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 376
Views: 38572

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

I will be at both of those.
(((AntiM)))
by Elliot
Tue Feb 26, 2019 6:55 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: brand new burner
Replies: 12
Views: 734

Re: brand new burner

Hmmmm.... I have done this 12 times (and counting), but I only knew about the goats. :wink:
by Elliot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 11:45 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rest In Peace
Replies: 3098
Views: 388891

Re: Rest In Peace

Soooooo sad to hear this horrible news, Unjon.
Please tell your son there are lots of Burners sharing his sorrow, and yours.
by Elliot
Fri Feb 22, 2019 1:22 pm
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE

I'm on my way out the door to an appointment, but quickly: There is some stuff going on here that I don't understand yet. At least one post has been quarantined by moderators while we sort it out. And, probably related to this... there is stuff that I need to explain, about fund-raising and Loaner b...
by Elliot
Thu Feb 21, 2019 2:12 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

Re: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE

Hey, What Time, Flint, and Charlotte! Thank you for the kind words! Yes, What Time, we have seen a steady deterioration in the quality of the cheap-cheap bicycles over the last four years, with ruined crank bearings now almost as common flat tires. We finally brought enough new bearings last year. I...
by Elliot
Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:28 am
Forum: Camps & Villages
Topic: ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE
Replies: 16
Views: 1408

ELLIOT'S NAKED BICYCLE SERVICE

Whoa. No camps listed here yet? Well, I have led the way before and can do it again. ;-) First… if you don’t recognize me… it is because I have largely retired from ePlaya. But in the years 2012, ’13, and ’14… most of our camp-members were from ePlaya, and I shall certainly not discard that connecti...
by Elliot
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:58 am
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin here, going solo...
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Virgin here, going solo...

Lina, please check your PMs.
by Elliot
Thu Feb 14, 2019 11:47 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2018 Edition
Replies: 376
Views: 38572

Re: The Bar 2018 Edition

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HAPPY ANNIVERSARY!

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by Elliot
Sun Feb 10, 2019 11:19 pm
Forum: Building Mutant Vehicles
Topic: Time for a new MV in 2019
Replies: 5
Views: 767

Re: Time for a new MV in 2019

:D
I'm Elliot The Naked Bike Guy, and I approve of this project.

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by Elliot
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:54 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Car Thread
Replies: 1187
Views: 51959

Re: The Car Thread

As Ygmir might say... sooo many possibilities -- where do I begin? ;-)
by Elliot
Wed Feb 06, 2019 8:51 am
Forum: Stories
Topic: Very late, but big photo report of BM 2018
Replies: 6
Views: 745

Re: Very late, but big photo report of BM 2018

Marc, thank you once again for sharing your fabulous art with us all! To take these excellent photos under such difficult lighting conditions is both an advanced skill and a fine art-form, and you are a master of both.
by Elliot
Tue Jan 29, 2019 11:02 am
Forum: Recommendations
Topic: Advice on a volunteer idea
Replies: 15
Views: 1075

Re: Advice on a volunteer idea

Methinks it is a great idea. Though, I would start with a fixed location -- for the reason Sham stated; so people can find you. Word of your address will spread fast. But roaming around... you are nowhere. Then add mobile service as a bonus feature -- making house-calls, one might say, when needed. ...
by Elliot
Thu Jan 24, 2019 9:00 pm
Forum: The Greeter's Station
Topic: Virgin here, going solo...
Replies: 18
Views: 1389

Re: Virgin here, going solo...

... ... My only hesitation is, being a virgin and all, my not being as helpful as I might need to be... Thou worryeth too much, M'Lady. This concern of yours shows that you really do want to contribute, and that makes all the difference. Exactly what you will do... happens by itself. ... ... I make...

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