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by ronski
Fri Feb 11, 2005 4:49 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Social "Class" - Minority or Majority?
Replies: 64
Views: 15417

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Can we get a BORG ORG chart? Just cause I like how it sounds....
by ronski
Tue Jan 25, 2005 2:13 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lower Level Review
Replies: 280
Views: 38825

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Rian's butt: "the other white meat"
by ronski
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lower Level Review
Replies: 280
Views: 38825

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... the dried fruit stuff... On the wall and pedestal to the left of the bar. The dried fruit part of it looks like circular cross sections of grapefruit or pomegranate. I like this but find it all disturbing in some Freudian fashion. The artist seems to be using these veiled phallic and castration ...
by ronski
Tue Jan 25, 2005 12:10 pm
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Utilikiltarians- Anybody DYED one before?
Replies: 15
Views: 2931

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Oh, and a couple of other points: a) particularly on thick fabric like canvas it will take a good deal of time before all the excess dye leaches out, so wash and rinse the kilt separate from anything else until you're really really sure it's okay. b) the dye will get into that big boiling pot that y...
by ronski
Tue Jan 25, 2005 11:42 am
Forum: Clothing & Playawear
Topic: Utilikiltarians- Anybody DYED one before?
Replies: 15
Views: 2931

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Some good quick and dirty advice here, from a goth:

http://www.darkwave.org.uk/~bob/dye.html

I used the method described here to dye an ammo belt and fatigues once. And yep, it even dyed the plastic buttons.
by ronski
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:38 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1522
Views: 130511

Kate

lots of her stuff, actually... *sigh* she's dreamy... God, you're fast in replying. Yeah, I used to be a big Kate fan back in the '80's. By coincidence I had a big drunken discussion about The Dreaming on New Years Eve with a friend that was letting me crash at her apt (she happened to be playing i...
by ronski
Tue Jan 18, 2005 2:26 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are you listening to right now?
Replies: 1522
Views: 130511

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GuinivereElise wrote:Kate Bush.
Which one? The Dreaming?
by ronski
Fri Jan 14, 2005 4:11 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Moving to Portland, Oregan from Indianapolis
Replies: 56
Views: 8877

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we're going to drag you out there so i can meet you in person someday! This is kind of highjacking the thread. I'd really like to learn more about Portland. But... Rian, I keep thinking we're going to run into each other at the Lower Level. Where were you guys this Monday? I was there. Had a nice c...
by ronski
Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:46 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Moving to Portland, Oregan from Indianapolis
Replies: 56
Views: 8877

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Sandwichman wrote:[Beth's was the place
I feel your pain, Sandwichman. Those hashbrowns really... shall we say, 'lubricate the plumbing'.

Your sponsors did a fine job initiating you to the Seattle dive scene.

Does Beth's still have White Rabbit on the jukebox?
by ronski
Fri Jan 14, 2005 3:00 pm
Forum: Off-Playa Meetups
Topic: Moving to Portland, Oregan from Indianapolis
Replies: 56
Views: 8877

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Sandwichman wrote:I was then led in the morning to a place that clogged my arteries just looking at it. I was fed an amazing breakfast that stopped my heart a few times but I persevered.
Not Beth's Cafe, by any chance? The ten-egg omlette and greasy hash browns? A hangover tradition for 30 years...
by ronski
Wed Jan 12, 2005 12:52 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Weird Science
Replies: 20
Views: 3901

Re: Tahoma

I had tahoma bridge in mind. Nit picky response-- do you mean the Tacoma Narrows Bridge, old 'Galloping Gertie' that was destroyed in 1940? Darn Indian names. Sure, bridges can be destroyed by applied resonance factors, like groups of soldiers doing coordinated marching while crossing them. That's ...
by ronski
Wed Jan 05, 2005 7:31 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Pinky's return
Replies: 6
Views: 1887

Pink by any other name

If you mean what was the big Pinky's Pink Pirate camp back in 2003, it morphed into the Pink Mammoth in 2004. (I spent a lot of time at both.) It was a smaller venue last year, but still lots of fun. There was some kind of conflict over keeping the original "Pinky's" name within their group, or at l...
by ronski
Wed Dec 29, 2004 3:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: What are reading?
Replies: 194
Views: 37034

Reading

Earlier this month I finished "Operators and Things: The Inner Life of a Schizophrenic", by Barbara O'Brien (pseudonym). Published in 1957. I had read this originally about 15 years ago. Quite an amazing and beautiful little account. It's out of print now and very hard to find. Got it through an int...
by ronski
Wed Dec 08, 2004 12:35 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lower Level Review
Replies: 280
Views: 38825

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The Lower Level at CHAC is coming along VERY NICELY. My kudos to those involved. I popped by this Monday just for the hell of it, not realizing that its doing the bellydance thing the first Monday of each month. This is great! I'm an old belly dance groupie and think that this is a wonderful symbiot...
by ronski
Mon Dec 06, 2004 7:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Im Going to Seattle for a day!
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

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Being only one night and a Weds at that makes it dicey, but: Fremont is good suggestion. See the troll and the statue of Lenin (they were stringing lights on it last week). Hit the Triangle lounge for a drink and look at the beautiful neon PRESCRIPTIONS sign behind the bar. Maybe hit Broadway on Cap...
by ronski
Mon Dec 06, 2004 11:09 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Im Going to Seattle for a day!
Replies: 8
Views: 1916

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Seattle is a big place...

Make sure to bring warm clothes. It's cold, wet and miserable right now.
by ronski
Wed Nov 24, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Lower Level Review
Replies: 280
Views: 38825

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do you know of any good places to go dancing tonight? He wants to go dancing somewhere... FYI, the Vogue is around the corner from the CHAC, 11th & Pine www.vogueseattle.com It's not a burner place per se, but fairly burner-friendly. There's some nice neon artwork in there (the angel-devil heads an...
by ronski
Fri Nov 19, 2004 4:46 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: We Have a Dream Petition
Replies: 168
Views: 46996

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how about BMorg approach some of the more progressive, institutional, deep-pocketed, art grant organizations for co-funding of playa art? I know that this was sincerely meant as a constructive, positive suggestion but... GOD NO!!!!!!!!!! I don't even consider myself much of an artist but this strik...
by ronski
Mon Nov 15, 2004 1:21 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Would you bring MP3 player to club that mixed it in?
Replies: 6
Views: 1799

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A fun idea. We actually did this at my little camp-- a neighbor tied in his Ipod and transmitted his tunes from next door to my crappy little Value Village circa 1990 sound system. All we had to do was scrounge a piece of coathanger wire for an antenna. I was quite amused by the bastard joining of o...
by ronski
Mon Nov 08, 2004 10:21 am
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: About the Neon Man
Replies: 27
Views: 5225

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theCryptofishist wrote:So people can navagate at night. (Dang I missed the lasers this year.)
Anyway, it's darnpretty and rumor has it that John Law was the originator.
According to Doherty's book, John Law worked (and maybe still does) at a neon-sign company.

And I missed the lasers this year too.
by ronski
Fri Nov 05, 2004 12:16 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: I'm BACK!! and I have good news!!
Replies: 85
Views: 10330

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Badger is a Protest Warrior Troll?????
I'm DYING here. The coffee is running out of nose, I'm laughing so hard.
This is the Bizarro World, right?
by ronski
Tue Oct 26, 2004 4:14 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: The decline of BurningMan
Replies: 248
Views: 104418

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... but then again, every camp might not WANT to be on the Esplanade either. This year I spent a good deal of dance time at The Pink Mammoth, aka Pinkys, at around 7:30 and Mars. (Real nice crowd, music and vibe.) Had a great conversation with one of the main guys who said they had been specificall...
by ronski
Sun Oct 24, 2004 7:02 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Books on Burning Man
Replies: 62
Views: 13171

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I'm about halfway through it-- actually got it from the public library. Pretty great work in my opinion. Mostly the history of how everything came to be, the influences of people like John Law and Chris Radcliffe, and the threads of connection with orgs like the Cacophony societies, Suicide Club, Ch...
by ronski
Wed Sep 29, 2004 1:30 pm
Forum: Q & A Tips and Tricks
Topic: Celebrity knocks Burning Man on Jay Leno
Replies: 108
Views: 21610

Re: burningman sucks - don't go

BURNINGMAN SUCKS - DON'T GO!!!!!!!! (It's just like us Pacific NorthWesterners saying "It rains ALL the time here" to the Californians so they won't want to move here and we can have all this beautiful country to ourselves - ha!) I'm makin' T-shirts! "Rains all the time" - ha!. Right you are dear. ...
by ronski
Tue Aug 17, 2004 1:36 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: A Burner Do-Gooder In Iraq
Replies: 22
Views: 5652

Like a bad penny....

I don’t fucking believe this… While Caleb was from Michigan, he spent a long time here in Seattle. He was a perpetual student for years at the UW. During this time he did photography and wrote gonzo articles for the student newspaper, The Daily. I particularly liked the one he wrote about needing a ...
by ronski
Mon May 24, 2004 3:19 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Politics and Burning Man don't mix
Replies: 110
Views: 29163

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For the record, I agree with Ancient's sentiments about 1000%. I'll bet there's lots of others that do, too. Thanks, you are very brave. Sadly, this thread has very quickly become an example of exactly what you were talking about, right? Technopatra: you mention that there are "only" about 8 threads...
by ronski
Fri May 21, 2004 1:12 pm
Forum: Philosophical Center
Topic: Big plans, big money, big debate?
Replies: 52
Views: 17250

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Interesting discussion, and fairly civil. I do get the impression that the organizer of this camp is sincere and is trying to "play by the rules"-- whatever they are-- for what is a grandiose endevor. Another example like the Ectasiavilla comes to mind: http://www.greentortoise.com/burning.man.festi...
by ronski
Thu May 20, 2004 1:22 pm
Forum: ePlaya Feedback
Topic: new folder organization
Replies: 17
Views: 14778

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I don't have much of an opinion about the new folder organization per se, but note: an interesting side effect has been that it has revitalized a number of old threads. i.e. ones that hadn't been active in months have now popped back to the surface and have new responses. Whatever the cards are labe...
by ronski
Mon May 17, 2004 2:11 pm
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Eplaya Movie Review Thread...
Replies: 239
Views: 44172

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-------------------------------------- Ash Taking On Freddy And Jason? Bruce Campbell, who played Ash in the Evil Dead horror films, told SCI FI Wire that there is "some validity" to the rampant rumors about the possibility of a movie that would pit his character against Freddy of A Nightmare on Elm...
by ronski
Mon May 17, 2004 10:31 am
Forum: Open Discussion
Topic: Rapture
Replies: 34
Views: 7477

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Nice writing, Tofu.

Not to yank any chains, but doesn't this scenario have way too much in common with the whole Left Behind mythos?

Scary.

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