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by XS
Thu Apr 27, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Why is Burning Man so homo sapien?
Replies: 22
Views: 6165

Homo what?

Hey now, I'm Homo. And quite often erectus. And I'm willing to share my 'good feelings'.... Anyone interested in "Basquing in the sunshine of my love?"
by XS
Tue Apr 18, 2006 10:19 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Favorite Tool
Replies: 46
Views: 8607

I love Tool, Can't wait for the new CD!

Yes. Absolutely... TOOL's my favorite band too. Can't wait for the new CD to drop, yo... But out on the Playa, I'm lovin' my leatherman. sort of a swiss army type of multi-tool... pliers, knife blade, can & bottle opener, all kinds of functionality. But who can live without a..... SLEDGEHAMMER!?! I ...
by XS
Fri Mar 31, 2006 8:28 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Burning man is dead... no longer worth the time...
Replies: 89
Views: 28692

Burningman or Burning Out?

I hear ya. Sometimes repetition of any experience simply leads to burn out. I grew up near Disneyland, and every year it seemed some 'other relatives' descended upon us for a visit cuz we were conveniently located to the 'happiest gift shop on earth.' Year after year, the excitement waned and eventu...
by XS
Tue Mar 28, 2006 10:04 am
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: other evidence that BM causes damage to the lake bed.
Replies: 58
Views: 14064

Don't worry Dyslexia is not communicable...

Ouch! I have a headache. "Two myna seplleing erryors... catn't thynkstrate....Owww!" Forget about the lake bed. The damage is in my head. I feel an excruciating need to grab the red pen and 'correct' the computer screen. Where there's smoke, there's flame. I blame the media, a failed education syste...
by XS
Tue Mar 21, 2006 10:35 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Celebrities @ BM
Replies: 51
Views: 12574

Celebrity Playa combo with chips

Yes, I'd like the ChickenFish sandwich, with a cup of Chowder, with a bag of chips and all that. Put it on my tab....

...Wow! What a beautiful starlit sky.
by XS
Fri Mar 17, 2006 8:54 am
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: GERMAN BURNERS 2006
Replies: 2
Views: 1096

Wilkommen Alle!

Grusstig, Wilkommen 'nach Heim', meinen Deutscher Burner Freunden! Ich Heisse 'XS', (Matt, Mathias oder so...) Ich bin Burner seit vier Jahre. Bin Ich auch ein "Greeter". 'S Freut mich alle kennenlernen. Hoffenlich Wir konnen uns treffen an der Playa diese Jahre. Ganz kalten Bieren Jemand? Also Gut....
by XS
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:52 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: SEX ON THE PLAYA
Replies: 44
Views: 16836

Yeah, ok.... so what's the problem?....

"these people were doing the nasty.... " Some people call it making love. I can understand your concern about exposing your child to adult situations. The burn is chock full of 'em. I'm not a parent, so I can't say from personal experience, but how well prepared we are upon arrival extends beyond ha...
by XS
Thu Mar 02, 2006 4:35 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Preparing To Be Nude
Replies: 289
Views: 119605

No need to worry

Each of us was issued the most beautiful 'suit' in the womb. It was until shame came upon us that we felt a need to cover up... or was it the ice age? Anyway, it's what makes us unique individuals, yet is common to all of us. Our inner beauty supercedes our external appearance. Although, I very much...
by XS
Wed Aug 10, 2005 6:45 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: D-cell battery charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

What's up Dallas?

Yeah Man.

We'll be camped at 4:00 and Hysteria. We'll be hosting an activity, Bald head Decorating Camp. Serving Chilled Champagne. Should be fun.

Let me know we're you'll be. We toast some ice cold ones brother!

XS
by XS
Wed Aug 10, 2005 1:16 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: D-cell battery charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Charge 'em up!

In some cases, true. Heat, humidity contribute. Actually I'm in the process of recharging everything, in cycles. Rech. batt's, my elec. art-car, cordless drill, I even have one of those solar panels and inverter storage. But you can plug that son'bitch in the wall to charge it before ya get all dust...
by XS
Tue Aug 09, 2005 11:04 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: D-cell battery charger?
Replies: 7
Views: 1555

Go for Nimh's!

What's up Dallas? I'd stay away from NiCad, (NickelCadmium) and go for NiMh's (Nickel Metal Hydride) They hold a charge longer. and have greater potential to recharge many more times than NiCad's. There is a difference in their basic chemistry, so no matter what, the charger should match the batteri...
by XS
Wed Jul 20, 2005 10:04 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Good Nasal Health Suggestion - Not for Naturopaths!
Replies: 4
Views: 2087

Nasal Saline

Nasal Saline Baby! We rinse the dust off our bodies, why not out of the Schnoz?! I got hip to this the first year, and yes EDB, is does help keep down the Evil (Playa) Dust Boogers. Not that we don't love ya, EDB! Just don't want ya livin' up my nose, fool. ;)
by XS
Mon Jul 11, 2005 9:23 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Night Photography Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Oh my God Phil, those are beautiful. The second shot listed reveals a prolonged exposure, but the others don't seem to have that, 'aperture open for a long time blurred action. Inspiring..... Ah.... I guess I could carry the tripod in my art car, the Pimp Rocket..... hmmmm....... Thanks man.[/list]
by XS
Mon Jul 11, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Night Photography Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

All U/W photog's coming out of the closet

Hey Lens People. The whole u/w photo and Nikonos thing intrigues me. I'm an u/w photo boy and used to own a nikonos years ago. I guess it was my use of the term 'backscatter' which comes from u/w photo experience and I could only think of the playa night spots in relative terms. I would never consid...
by XS
Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:55 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Ditty Bags
Replies: 20
Views: 4531

Do the Ditty!

Well done Chai Guy, once again. Truly excellent ideas. Great follow up Diane O.T. For my two cents, condoms and lube. You never know if.... etc... etc...
by XS
Mon Jul 11, 2005 12:35 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Night Photography Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Thanks Lens-people. I'm an U/W photographer also. It just seems easier to shoot pix at 6o feet in a current, than to get any successful pix at night on the playa. ;) I thought about the strobe/lens proximity, and slaved strobe ideas. Perhaps a bit more practical that lugging a tripod around. I'll le...
by XS
Mon Jul 11, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: Night Photography Question
Replies: 13
Views: 2496

Night Photography Question

I never seem to have trouble taking cool shots during the day. Plenty of sunshine. Good exposure. No problem with airborn dust causing backscatter, bluriness. At night however, the airborn dust catches the flash from my camera blasting the dust with light causing the backscatter blur. Do I need a se...
by XS
Fri Jul 08, 2005 9:09 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Safety and other helpful tips!
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Safe and Sane... Within Reason....

My Dear Dallas, I would never presume to dictate anyone's behaviour. I certainly respect one's choice for sobriety... if that's their choice. As for me, the super cool drunk cyclist stabalizers... are a self-preservationist's must have... I've cruised the playa... let's say... 'happily distracted'.....
by XS
Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:46 am
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Trash Talk
Replies: 17
Views: 3341

Save a little space for packing out trash.

Well done, Chai Guy. Good Thread, ol'boy. Just a note: When I go on a 'regular' vacation I always allow a little extra space in my baggage to accomodate souvenirs and such. Hint.... Hint.... When I go to the playa, I always allow alot of extra space for packing out trash. Seems it's not just my tras...
by XS
Wed Jul 06, 2005 12:01 am
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Safety and other helpful tips!
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Adult training wheels

Robotland wrote "trying to make extendable "training wheels" for those long, lazy and possibly somewhat drunken Playa Excursions...." I got your training wheels... uh.... drunk cyclist stabalizers.... right here pal... www.fatwheels.com I just put 'em on my little playa girlie bike. I'll post a pic ...
by XS
Thu Jun 30, 2005 11:50 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Burn Countdown vs. YOUR Countdown?
Replies: 15
Views: 2466

Burn Countdown vs. YOUR Countdown?

Ok, by now we're familiar with the phrase "The Man burns in ?#? days." But what's your personal countdown? IE: The man burns in 60 days, I depart for the burn in 52! I have several non-burner friends who know I'm 'counting down', and they try to bust me on it almost everyday now... "Ok what's the co...
by XS
Mon Jun 27, 2005 11:41 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Playa Condition
Replies: 40
Views: 8912

Wet Playa in '05?

Whatching the weather patterns recently, I'm begining to maintain some angst regarding the possiblity of a Wet-Burn. I heard stories about the last time it was really wet on the playa. Anum 2000? Vets. Please chime in. Is there such a thing as a Burn Almanac? Wear your rubbers kids!
by XS
Mon Jun 20, 2005 3:37 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Parade Of Domes 2005
Replies: 59
Views: 11393

Parade of Domes

We'll be targeting 4:00 and Hysteria, if the land grab goes well on Monday.

Isn't it interesting most of the parade of domes camps are located somewhere around 4, 4:30, 5:00. Yo! The Eastside of the clock rocks!

Look for Camp Double Dome. Two 20' PVC/Parachute domes.

Are we there yet?
by XS
Mon Jun 13, 2005 4:30 pm
Forum: Building Camps & Villages
Topic: Parade Of Domes 2005
Replies: 59
Views: 11393

Playa Arch-i-tectural Conservancy

I'm totally down with the Playa Arch-i-tectural Conservancy! As principal Arch-itect of our camp, I would love to share designs and participate in any playa dome tour. This year i'm planning a design with double domes and an extended half pipe shade area that will resemble cock'n'balls from above, b...
by XS
Thu Jun 09, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Safety and other helpful tips!
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Man-i-skirt instead of a Sarong

I'm making mini skirts for men for the playa this year. I call 'em Man-i-skirts. While the UTILIKILTS are totally awesome, and I love and wear sarongs on the playa and at home, I'm digging the Man-i-skirts. They won't fall off, get tangled in your bike gears, and the fabrics are lighter, breezier, s...
by XS
Wed Jun 08, 2005 10:44 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Toilette Paper- Single Ply baby!
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

PLAYA TP

Thanks for your input Robbidobbs. I 'sit corrected'.

IT'S SINGLE-PLY TP ONLY KIDS! Cuz shit happens.

Thanks again Robbidobbs.
by XS
Wed Jun 08, 2005 9:35 pm
Forum: Leave No Trace
Topic: Playa Toilette Paper- Single Ply baby!
Replies: 11
Views: 2563

Playa Toilette Paper- Single Ply baby!

One of the first things greeters will tell upon arrival is about the Porta potties. "If it didn't come from your body, don't throw it in the Porta pottie!" The reason behind this sage advice, is that the Johnny on the Spot maintenence crews pump that shit out.... right on the spot. If there's anythi...
by XS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 4:04 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Bike Safety and other helpful tips!
Replies: 59
Views: 9953

Bike Safety and other helpful tips!

The playa tire thread got me started on some bike safety tips. Muy Importante!!! Then Chai Guy contributed some golden nuggets on safety as well. Thanks Chai Guy. Well done mate. I'll try to reiterate some key points made. Please add your own suggestions, pesonal experiences, or tips we may have mis...
by XS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:20 pm
Forum: Bikes & Transportation
Topic: Building a wheeled cart: casters on the playa?
Replies: 12
Views: 2557

safety first unless at thunderdome...

Here Here chai guy. double what Chai said, regarding speed, and BLINKIES! New moon burn, no moon. DARK DARK DARK. Where you're blinkies! Go for the battery operated kind. EL WIRE investment's worth every penny. Glow sticks are cool in a pinch, but their illumination dies down quickly. The connectors...
by XS
Tue Jun 07, 2005 3:14 pm
Forum: Power & Electronics
Topic: XM Radio on the Playa?
Replies: 24
Views: 6249

Duh!...

Ok I feel exceedingly stupid now. Just visited the XM site. Educated my own damn self. Looks pretty cool. No commercials to and from the playa. Worth every penny I'm gonna spend.

Thanks anyway kids.

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