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by chiefdanfox
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: The Bar 2017 Edition
Replies: 812
Views: 83462

Re: The Bar 2017 Edition

I have a petty gripe. I flew in pre-event 2017 Friday to help with setup. Flew out Sunday. I drove back in on Wednesday of the event. The G&P guy made me cut all of the pre-event and flight bracelets. I handed them over to him, and he said I could keep them. I am guessing he just fucked with me, or ...
by chiefdanfox
Fri Nov 04, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: Art Theme
Topic: Theme suggestions go here...
Replies: 113
Views: 15653

Re: Theme suggestions go here...

Havapiper wrote:"Who Ruined Burning Man?"

These 12 types. You won't believe the 9th one!
by chiefdanfox
Tue Sep 13, 2016 5:11 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure
Replies: 201
Views: 17408

Re: Vandals Strike 2016 Sound Camp Infrastructure

I'd love to meet a Hollywood screenwriter for my Idea: a Messiah returning who will tell the truth (about climate-change, the Kennedy assassinations, 9-11, peak oil, etc.), 12, well-known disciples (an all-star cast) to back up "the truth", a new rational religion based on the uniqueness of this pl...
by chiefdanfox
Sun May 29, 2016 10:10 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Agreed on the mesh vs. tarp, but not my call initially, so we are stuck with a heavy duty, grommet-reinforced, 20 x 30 sail. As a side note, on Anubis, we found that if you twist the 10k lb. ratchet straps into something more resembling a rope than a strap, looking at it from 15' away, it will move ...
by chiefdanfox
Fri May 27, 2016 9:44 am
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

Good to know on the lags, Fig. Elgaz: No, the triple anchoring is reversed. The single guy wire comes down from the grommet to a triple anchoring, like a chicken leg and foot, using a figure eight or some other impressive display of nautical knotting skill. Earlier in this thread, the Zip line folks...
by chiefdanfox
Thu May 26, 2016 4:55 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Lag screws vs everything else...
Replies: 915
Views: 138537

Re: Lag screws vs everything else...

EBB&Glow camp has a 18' high twin tower set up (two 4x8 home depot type industrial storage racks, heavy iron) and a main 20' x 30' HD tarp that drapes over the whole thing. It sounds like few well-placed, three to an anchor point, three points along each 20' (each corner and 1 in the middle) and 2 a...
by chiefdanfox
Wed Feb 17, 2016 12:24 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Batteredwall
Replies: 19
Views: 1684

Re: Batteredwall

Yeah baby! Can't wait to climb this!
by chiefdanfox
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:29 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

Well, I can't come up with a design that I like. The TJ mechanism is super bulky if it is to carry any real weight / force. The proportions are all off. That's all folks.
by chiefdanfox
Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:25 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: Size Matters (Smaller Scale Art!)
Replies: 28
Views: 2185

Re: Size Matters (Smaller Scale Art!)

So yeah, god bless the small art and the people who bring it. And the small, spontaneous acts. God bless the AMATEURS, mostly. The people who create in their spare time with spare money. You sound like you would be surprised at how much of the big stuff is exactly that. They are just bolted togethe...
by chiefdanfox
Wed Nov 18, 2015 3:10 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: 11th Principle Suggestions
Replies: 28
Views: 2693

Re: 11th Principle Suggestions

maladroit wrote:Ten is a convenient number for counting, since we have ten fingers.
Only if you are doing it wrong.
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by chiefdanfox
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:19 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Wind on the playa?
Replies: 36
Views: 3613

Re: Wind on the playa?

Now for something completely different.

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by chiefdanfox
Wed Nov 18, 2015 2:02 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: MONEY - a tricky subjsct
Replies: 70
Views: 5657

Re: MONEY - a tricky subjsct

I also think that providing or facilitating access to liability insurance for art cars, projects and camps is definitely worth consideration in the context of large amounts of directed, donated funds within the BM community. The larger problem here is how to underwrite and assess the risks without ...
by chiefdanfox
Tue Nov 10, 2015 9:22 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

I missed the edit cutoff.
by chiefdanfox
Tue Nov 10, 2015 8:39 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

I just figured out the walking ratios and how to crowd move this. It is sort of Ben Hur ramming speed meets the Flinstones. Fuck! I'm stoked! I am sure DiVinci would shit all over my idea. PERFECT!
by chiefdanfox
Mon Nov 02, 2015 4:02 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture
Replies: 18
Views: 2231

Re: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture

Yoy need to design for wind - https://www.washoecounty.us/building/ConstructionDesign%20Requirements.php. Trojan Horse, Anubis and the Alien Siege Machine were all designed for at least 125 MPH winds, which is important for the playa, but also for transportation.With good pre-event planning (make c...
by chiefdanfox
Fri Oct 30, 2015 3:07 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture
Replies: 18
Views: 2231

Re: Transporting a Giant Art sculpture

I've hauled a few things out there. If you are using a "normal" flatbed pulled by a tractor trailer, you are restricted to <8' wide by <8.5' tall. If you can find a low boy (hard) you can add two feet to that on the top. Keep in mind, 8' wide is the width ratchet to ratchet. Last project I did had p...
by chiefdanfox
Fri Oct 30, 2015 2:38 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(
Replies: 50
Views: 8617

Re: 2016 Theme announced!!!!!!!!!!!!!! )'(

Simon of the Playa wrote:"...spits fire
Farts fire, spits sparks. According to my friend Lisa Lisa, HB's have an eversible anal stench pouch. The choice was stench or fire. Stench isn't off the table.


edited: Thinking about it, I am pretty sure I was in a punk band called Eversible Anal Stench Pouch.
by chiefdanfox
Mon Oct 26, 2015 3:20 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: theme predictions for 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 18493

Re: theme predictions for 2016

Burning Man 2016: Unclogged.
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by chiefdanfox
Tue Sep 15, 2015 3:28 pm
Forum: 2016 Art Theme
Topic: theme predictions for 2016
Replies: 131
Views: 18493

Re: theme predictions for 2016

Achakralypse NOW!
or something involving Leonardo da Vinci or MC Escher's cycles. Birds into fish into bees into beer cans into doughnuts. Something like that.
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by chiefdanfox
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:29 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Regaining the lost spark?
Replies: 18
Views: 1737

Re: Regaining the lost spark?

I have exactly the project you need. Nothing but hardship, regret and blisters. You will gladly redeem the last two for the former. Burning Man started as a bonfire. It has turned into a forge. Some of us keep looking to the Man for reason and inspiration, some of us know the Man looks to us to add ...
by chiefdanfox
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:18 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

Re: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

Understood. Swain and I are already on it.
by chiefdanfox
Mon Sep 14, 2015 9:14 pm
Forum: 2016 Art & Performance
Topic: 2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger
Replies: 15
Views: 2142

2016: 20'tall walking Honey Badger

Mouth sparking, fire farting. Theo Jansen quadrped, pulled by participants. Possible upper platform. Dangerous. Hard to turn. Possible steam engine powered. Use bacon grease to fuel boiler. Bacon cooking, grease powered, walking, talking Honey Badger. It doesn't give a shit.
by chiefdanfox
Thu Aug 20, 2015 1:56 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Impact on the Environment
Replies: 37
Views: 3080

Re: Impact on the Environment

I sort of struggled with this on my first build, but someone remarked that it was overall less "impact" for a number of good reasons: ·Less driving overall for most of the 70k folks out there. A lot less. If one considers that a huge chunk of the population comes out of the Bay Area, and that none o...
by chiefdanfox
Mon Aug 10, 2015 4:17 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 33063

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

it is ImageEVERYWHERE!
by chiefdanfox
Fri Aug 07, 2015 1:28 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Ukulele Care on the playa?
Replies: 7
Views: 980

Re: Ukulele Care on the playa?

Jovankat wrote:... a stringed instrument fixer dude (or whatever the single word for that is) ...
Luthier.
by chiefdanfox
Fri Aug 07, 2015 12:57 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man
Replies: 148
Views: 33063

Re: Cultural Appropriation and Burning Man

Is it appropriation if a white dude wears a headdress, but does so because he is cosplaying Felipe Rose?
by chiefdanfox
Thu Jul 09, 2015 4:00 pm
Forum: 2015 Tickets Discussion
Topic: Tickets Shipping!
Replies: 206
Views: 14280

Re: Tickets Shipping!

Arrived!
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by chiefdanfox
Sat Mar 14, 2015 12:24 am
Forum: 2015 Camps, Art & Activities
Topic: The Temple Of Promise
Replies: 18
Views: 2181

Re: The Temple Of Promise

The Iron Crew will present and follow Tigan's lead. Jazz has the support of the crew who supported my vision, and it is in a word splendid. The Iron Crew is as resourceful as it is visionary. The Iron Crew does not disappoint. Godspeed to Mr. Tigan and his endeavor! Bravo!
by chiefdanfox
Tue Mar 03, 2015 12:53 am
Forum: 2014 Art & Performance
Topic: The Alien Siege Machine
Replies: 150
Views: 17967

Re: The Alien Siege Machine

My crew. This Iron Crew. On these broad shoulders I stand. Upon the principles of respect and dignity do I always bow to you, this Iron Crew. A letter I received today: Dan, I wanted to thank you, again and personally (six months later!!!) for hosting our XRT group at Alien Siege Machine last year a...
by chiefdanfox
Mon Jan 12, 2015 5:21 pm
Forum: 2015 Theme
Topic: 2015 Theme Announced
Replies: 69
Views: 10737

Re: 2015 Theme Announced

Clown and Cop yoga near Center Camp.
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