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by Elliot
Thu Sep 26, 2019 7:58 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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(*saunters absentmindedly by; assorted psychology books under his arm*) Oh... hi, folks! Say... what might I want to do in Central or Southern California in around a couple weeks from now? Possibly picking up my brother in San Diego, so thinking of combining the trip with something else worthwhile. ...
by Elliot
Thu Aug 01, 2019 12:39 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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The Xanax has not kicked in yet, so here I go: A while back, an ePlaya friend taught me about something he called "doxing", for which lesson I am grateful. So, now, I would of course not DREAM of suggesting anyone might want to click on any link and scroll down to any long post which is of course no...
by Elliot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 3:55 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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Sham, that really is funny, because... they are vaguely aware of Burning Man and that I go there, and that I bring lots of Stuff and I repair bicycles and whatnot. And... a couple weeks ago, the woman asked if I needed help up there. She figured they could come with me and help out, and get a free t...
by Elliot
Fri Jun 21, 2019 11:06 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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That woman's reaction would be hilarious, if it were not so serious and sad. I forget what this phenomenon is called, but it is about women who are "addicted" to staying with their abuser. To her, being beaten by the lout is normal. Also, he is "the devil she knows" -- the next guy could be worse. A...
by Elliot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 11:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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No worries. I remembered to put this shirt on also.

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by Elliot
Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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(*staggers thru the door, dripping with sweat, one shoe half off, eyeballs spinning. stumbles around behind the bar until he finds the Jefferson’s Reserve Very Old Very Small Batch Bourbon and pours himself about half a shot*) Hark. Ahhhhhhhhh…. Say… may I move in and live here in The Bar for a whil...
by Elliot
Sat Jun 15, 2019 10:06 am
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11999

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

A couple suggestions for those who have not invested hours in this already.... The important Appendix E starts on page 275 and runs only nine pages. And you can scroll thru quite a bit of it before that. But do pay attention to what you are skimming thru. I'm no legal eagle, but it is my impression ...
by Elliot
Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:01 pm
Forum: Black Rock City Cultural Direction
Topic: 10 Yr Environmental Impact Statement (Includes Relating to Culture)
Replies: 117
Views: 11999

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

... ... ... 3. No physical barriers around the perimeter. However, the use of "trash fence" was changed to "perimeter." ... " PHS-3* BRC will be required to implement physical perimeter barriers and controls (e.g., Jersey barriers and K-rail fence) to reduce the risk of unauthorized entry to the Ev...
by Elliot
Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:21 pm
Forum: Rideshares & Resource Sharing
Topic: Some Russian first time burners;)
Replies: 6
Views: 904

Re: Some Russian first time burners;)

...and spend the extra money on a bunch of gifts :) Whoa there, Nellie... whooooaaaa.... That's it... easy, easy.... Somebody wants to spend money on a bunch of Stuff?! Lemm'e tell ya, Pardner, much of that Stuff would become MOOP and trash. A far better type of gift is the kind you give of yoursel...
by Elliot
Sat Jun 08, 2019 9:25 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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by Elliot
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:51 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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I wrote magazine articles for almost 20 years -- average of two articles each month, one of them with my own photos. And I charged far too little for at least the first ten years, maybe 15. When I finally wised up and started cranking up my invoices, they simply paid without comment. When at last I ...
by Elliot
Fri Jun 07, 2019 10:23 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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Quite so. Stretcher, sling, blanket, net, web, sedan chair... any such that will provide good hand-holds outside of the stone itself. (And of course, the obvious... like pallbearers.) In other news.... You heard it here first! El Pulpo Mecanico is returning to the Playa this year! Duane Flatmo, Jerr...
by Elliot
Thu Jun 06, 2019 5:40 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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Ever carry something awkward in a blanket? Four, five, six or more guys holding onto corners and edges of the blanket, and the item in the middle of the blanket. Could you use that principle and make a "blanket -- a cargo sling, I think it would be called -- with rope? Of course, you would have to r...
by Elliot
Tue Jun 04, 2019 6:03 pm
Forum: Art & Performance
Topic: Is this the end of the Naked Bike Ride & Pub Crawl?
Replies: 7
Views: 974

Re: Is this the end of the Naked Bike Ride & Pub Crawl?

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You rang, m'Lord?

I thank you for the nomination. But this year I must pay undivided attention to my theme camp. I'm not even working Perimeter shifts this year.
by Elliot
Tue Jun 04, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: Food & Drink
Topic: Decent box wine?
Replies: 106
Views: 34224

Re: Decent box wine?

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Being the original poster of this thread, I approve of continuing research. :D
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by Elliot
Tue May 28, 2019 9:06 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Showing a film on playa 2019
Replies: 7
Views: 823

Re: Showing a film on playa 2019

Pardon me while I eavesdrop for technical information. I tried screening a documentary in camp last year, but largely failed. DVD in a MacBook laptop, digital projector, white sheet stretched on the side of a bus, guitar amplifier (amp and speaker in one unit). I managed to get the film up on the sc...
by Elliot
Sun May 26, 2019 12:25 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2019 Edition...
Replies: 228
Views: 18597

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Three cheers and a tiger for Magic Marty!
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: 117
Views: 11999

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: 117
Views: 11999

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: 228
Views: 18597

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... 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: 228
Views: 18597

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. 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: 228
Views: 18597

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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: 228
Views: 18597

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: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: 228
Views: 18597

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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: 117
Views: 11999

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: 228
Views: 18597

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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: 228
Views: 18597

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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: 2179

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: 228
Views: 18597

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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: 228
Views: 18597

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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...

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