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by Mr_Understanding
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:44 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: Miss UnAmerican Pageant
Replies: 9
Views: 3237

Is this different than the Miss Black Rock City pageant?
by Mr_Understanding
Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:42 am
Forum: 2008 Theme Camps
Topic: looking for a hotel on the playa
Replies: 22
Views: 6428

I have to say...

Having recently attended a regional burn overseas (NOWHERE ROCKS, btw -- don't tell anyone) I now appreciate a little better just how hard it is to haul yourself over an ocean and then hope to have your shit together in full style the way you see so many people on the Playa operating. I was adopted ...
by Mr_Understanding
Thu Sep 06, 2007 7:55 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations on first timers.
Replies: 91
Views: 31265

Chad - I'm sorry you didn't have much fun, and that they man you were with didn't help you adjust much, but I did want to make a comment. In my experience, "getting smashed" doesn't help other people open up to us, it helps us open up to other people. One time on a trip to Molokai, my ex and I went ...
by Mr_Understanding
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:59 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 17828

I have to agree that reducing the numbers of RVs would add a certain hardcore flavor to the event that a lot of pampered people would shy away from. Having had a van last year to camp in, and having to do it in a tent through the dust storms this year, I certainly ached for the happy, metal enclosur...
by Mr_Understanding
Thu Sep 06, 2007 5:01 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Suggestions from 2007 for 2008
Replies: 81
Views: 17828

The idea of having an entry deadline sounds good from the tourist aspect, but the reality is that some people just get screwed on vacation time and can't come spend the week. My friend Anna camped with us this year. She was a 4-time burner and couldn't get up there any earlier than Friday morning. S...
by Mr_Understanding
Thu Sep 06, 2007 4:04 pm
Forum: Stories
Topic: Observations on first timers.
Replies: 91
Views: 31265

I really felt that a lot of people walking around this year weren't just tourists in the BRC sense, but in every sense. Sometimes it felt more like being at the Cable Car turnaround on Powell and Market than being at Burning Man. For me, the most appealing part of BM is in the giving and friendly at...
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 21, 2007 9:34 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Weekend Entry in exchange for set-up help Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 5705

P.S. If it makes a difference, and you're traveling in a pair, I've actually got two passes...
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 21, 2007 7:03 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Weekend Entry in exchange for set-up help Sunday
Replies: 3
Views: 5705

Weekend Entry in exchange for set-up help Sunday

The two of us could probably pull this off ourselves, but all things considered, I'd really prefer to have a little more help, and had planned for it. The almost-magnificent-but-certainly-pretty power duo of Mr. Understanding and Ezra will be setting up Camp Understanding on the 7:30 Plaza Sunday, t...
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Aug 20, 2007 7:30 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Looking to borrow a generator on THURSDAY night.
Replies: 2
Views: 1354

I think you'd do best to score one by proximity -- where are you camping?
by Mr_Understanding
Sat Aug 18, 2007 7:50 am
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Free RV for Burning Man!
Replies: 3
Views: 2041

For real -- Last year it was just me and a friend, and we camped out next to random people in the middle of random space who were also singles and pairs and the occasional small group and it was a completely great experience. On the playa, everyone bonds very, very quickly. Don't sweat it. You will ...
by Mr_Understanding
Thu Aug 16, 2007 3:47 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Current Conditions on Playa
Replies: 108
Views: 62029

I suppose you're right in a sense -- temperature experience is always relative -- and since the high and the low usually spans 45ish degrees, the relativity factor is:

You're going to fuckin' freeze.

Unless you're rolling.
And wearing fur.
While dancing.
Around several fires.
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:50 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Calling all Poets
Replies: 10
Views: 2870

I have some sexy translations of Archilochus, Ibycus, and Anacreon I did last semester. I didn't write it originally, but I did do the translation. Would you want to include something like that? Once more, Eros casts hid boundless net of Love by looking at me tenderly with eyes under dark lashes. Tr...
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 14, 2007 4:31 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Did you register an Art Car that you aren't building now?
Replies: 36
Views: 8801

I have to say, this is one of the more interesting threads I've ever read on eplaya. It speaks to a great number of issues: 1) Org structure 2) Fee structure 3) Human Nature 4) and just what in the hell are we doing up there anyway? I'm hearing both sides. I mean, I managed to get my theme camp appl...
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:46 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Current Conditions on Playa
Replies: 108
Views: 62029

Be sure to stop by Camp Understanding on the 7:30 Plaza. You can say "fuck" on my radio station all you want. :)
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Aug 14, 2007 12:18 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Current Conditions on Playa
Replies: 108
Views: 62029

beautiful picture...

It's clear -- now. :) I had a predictive dream that it was really, really clear the day I loaded in... but you know... it was a dream. I've been charting temps, though. It hasn't been higher than 90 degrees in a couple weeks, and currently the 10-day forecast doesn't expect it to be. Last year it di...
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:45 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Attention correspondents and lovers of their own voice!
Replies: 0
Views: 898

Attention correspondents and lovers of their own voice!

Public Radio Understanding needs you to report BRC news! With the local papers printing the news ahead of time (just how they do that, I'm not sure...), the citizens of Black Rock are in need of reliable (or at least interesting) news as things are happening. Stop by Camp Understanding's broadcast b...
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Aug 13, 2007 3:23 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme Camps
Topic: Is anyone hosting Karaoke?
Replies: 12
Views: 3237

Yay...

Mr. Understanding on the the 7:30 plaza is a major karaoke fiend when tipsy and will be happy to walk up the street to his neighbor and help make merriment. (I can sing, too -- I promise...) There were rumours last year of a karaoke art car, but I never found it. Could you imagine the romance of it,...
by Mr_Understanding
Tue Jul 17, 2007 9:01 pm
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: Quiet generator
Replies: 16
Views: 3288

Well,...

I'm currently shopping for a generator to purchase, so this caught my eye... Inverter technology is well suited for the radio transmitter equipment I'm bringing up. (And the DC charger will work well with the UPS I've rigged with a car battery so I can run the station at night without having to run ...
by Mr_Understanding
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:19 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: satellite phones?
Replies: 6
Views: 2150

You can always just check your e-mail at Center Camp.
by Mr_Understanding
Wed Jun 27, 2007 10:17 am
Forum: 2011 Share Resources
Topic: USPS mail at Burning Man
Replies: 25
Views: 19225

For Real?

I can see wanting to drop a card out to someone, but do you really need to get your cell phone bill up there that week?
by Mr_Understanding
Tue May 08, 2007 4:47 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Mixed Drinks..please share your recipes!
Replies: 52
Views: 34472

Hello -- it's the Roller Disco

I really think that if you're going to keep in the Roller Disco Theme, you need to concentrate on something that's throw back...

Hence, my ex's own creation, the [b]Hello Kitty[/b]:

Vodka
Triple Sec

and the key to it all: TAB


I ask you, what's more Roller Disco than having TAB on the playa?[/i]
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Apr 02, 2007 6:25 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Barbershop Quartet singers?
Replies: 16
Views: 10492

Cool...

I figured we'd just do some simple stuff out of the SPEBQSA song book.

We just need another tenor and a bass -- know anyone else who might work?
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Feb 12, 2007 9:00 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Barbershop Quartet singers?
Replies: 16
Views: 10492

I would expect anyone who knows Latin to notice. :)
by Mr_Understanding
Mon Feb 12, 2007 5:28 pm
Forum: 2007 Theme
Topic: Barbershop Quartet singers?
Replies: 16
Views: 10492

Barbershop Quartet singers?

Yeah -- ok, it's random -- but BM is all about harmony, right? Camp Understanding will be running a radio station this year for the citizens of BRC, but most of that work will be done on the front end, so we're looking to put our musical chops to work. Years and years ago, when the world was new, I ...

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